Peter Hardy Thanks Chris. Only ever done one car before so pretty steep learning curve with the flocking and getting rid of the orange peel. Didn't get any at all on the grey paint but the clear coat ended up like a golf ball. 3 hours and 3 grades of polish later I was happy.
21. October 2019, 11:26
Martin Oostrom That's three hours well spent. She is as shiny as she can be. Great job Mate
21. October 2019, 12:30
Nathan Dempsey Nice work Peter. I agree the polishing time was worth it
Greg Baker Geez... you really are getting good. At first glance I thought "why did someone post a pic of them parking their car at a modelling show...?"
literally fooled me for a couple of seconds. Wow.
21. October 2019, 23:04
Greg Baker Of course... how high a compliment that is really depends on how easy you think it is to fool me...
21. October 2019, 23:04
Peter Hardy Not going there Greg! Thanks for the wrap though! The dust here is obvious and you can understand what you need to contend with when painting a model. When Kez came to visit he couldn't believe the dust. I might take better pics in the spray booth later in the week.
21. October 2019, 23:18
Kerry COX This is what I call a sweet result Peter.
Once again, your attention to detail takes my breath away. !
Nothing to complain about for sure. Even down to the blue dot lights.
Very well done my friend................again. !!!
22. October 2019, 13:15
Tim Heimer Not bad Peter, looks good! The tires are to clean for my liking but still looks good. Oh ...and you put the bloody steering wheel on the wrong side!
Peter Hardy Following two requests I have uploaded a few more pics.
14. November 2019, 22:56
Chris Greathouse Man that's a shiny rig! Love the extra pics and thanks for the buffing tips.... lets hope I don't run through the ridges
14. November 2019, 23:11
Kerry COX I take it that the windshield water squirters work too. ?
Just bloody amazing Peter. I love your work.
Top Shelf. !
The surface finish, from what you have allowed us to see is blemish free, devoid of any of that dreaded 'orange peel effect', making it a real stunner.
15. November 2019, 00:20
Alec K Great build Peter. This vehicle was sold in the US as the "Pathfinder", and was the first SUV I owned. Remains one of my favorites, just a great body style IMHO. Great to see it in model form
15. November 2019, 02:05
Peter Hardy Thank you Chris, James and Kerry. Got another car to do next, either a Lamborghini or an ancient Porsche.
Alec K, it was sold here as a Pathfinder as well but not with a Navara diesel. Mine was a grey import, literally a Pathfinder with a Navara Diesel engine. For what it was it went very well and convinced me not to join the Toyota bandwagon but to buy a Nissan Patrol which I still have 15 years later. So happy I did.
15. November 2019, 04:18
Martin Oostrom You could do some KC-light teaching Peter. Very well done!
15. November 2019, 08:52
Alec K Got it, thanks for the info. Diesel for where I live is an iffy proposition during winter, so maybe that's why I never saw one. My suv after this one was another Pathfinder. Then I went to Toyota
Looking forward to your next build
15. November 2019, 14:31
Peter Hardy You won't have to wait long Alec. It will be another car.
15. November 2019, 21:37
Tim Heimer Glad to hear our Australian hemorrhoid is doing better!!
15. November 2019, 22:41
Peter Hardy Thanks Tim. You always know how to make me feel better!