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Garage Queens campaign thread
GaryKato
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California, United States
Joined: December 06, 2004
KitMaker: 3,172 posts
Auto Modeler: 17 posts
Posted: Saturday, January 06, 2018 - 08:43 PM GMT+7
There is currently no campaign page to enlist, but I am starting this thread anyway. I'm sure it will be there eventually.

I will be working on the Tamiya 1/20 Brabham BT46. I bought this in the 80s back when I bought a 1:1 Alfa Romeo Spider and started following Formula 1.




This is the current state. I was wondering if I should re=paint the engine as a small note that I missed says to add some Gold Leaf paint to the Aluminum paint. It doesn't say how much though. So I looked for images of the Alfa Flat-12 and then wished I hadn't found them.

The actual engine block is plain Aluminum but the cylinder heads, camshaft covers, and throttle plates are gold tint, as are some other pieces. Now I am wondering if I should re-paint these or just move on.

Oh, and the distributor cap should look like a normal distributor cap rather than the spider-like thing Tamiya gives you. Again, fix or move on?
MAGSCH
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Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: January 07, 2018
KitMaker: 4 posts
Auto Modeler: 4 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 02:07 AM GMT+7
I'm joining. I have two kits that have to be finished this year:

AMT 2016 Camaro Snap Kit
AMT 1977 Mustang II
KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
Joined: March 05, 2004
KitMaker: 3,503 posts
Auto Modeler: 706 posts
Posted: Sunday, January 07, 2018 - 04:55 AM GMT+7

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GaryKato -

This is the current state. I was wondering if I should re=paint the engine as a small note that I missed says to add some Gold Leaf paint to the Aluminum paint. It doesn't say how much though. So I looked for images of the Alfa Flat-12 and then wished I hadn't found them.

The actual engine block is plain Aluminum but the cylinder heads, camshaft covers, and throttle plates are gold tint, as are some other pieces. Now I am wondering if I should re-paint these or just move on.

Oh, and the distributor cap should look like a normal distributor cap rather than the spider-like thing Tamiya gives you. Again, fix or move on?



If it's still out of the model like that then painting them might add a few detail touches that may make the final build pop.







GaryKato
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California, United States
Joined: December 06, 2004
KitMaker: 3,172 posts
Auto Modeler: 17 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 07:26 AM GMT+7
Enlist here.
AussieReg
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Victoria, Australia
Joined: June 09, 2009
KitMaker: 5,381 posts
Auto Modeler: 744 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 07:53 AM GMT+7
Enlisted. Now, which of the many do I choose?

53 Corvette
59 Caddilac El Dorado Biarritz
67 GTO
67 Charger
71 Hemi Cuda

I think I will drag them all out and stare at them for a while and see if inspiration strikes
md72
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Washington, United States
Joined: November 05, 2005
KitMaker: 3,819 posts
Auto Modeler: 199 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 08:38 AM GMT+7
I'm in! Probably try to finish my 69 Camaro from the Chevy vs. Dodge build a few years back. Need to patch up some parts that fell off and then master a shiny paint job. I've failed at least 3 times so far.......
jimb
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New York, United States
Joined: August 25, 2006
KitMaker: 1,975 posts
Auto Modeler: 961 posts
Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 08:41 AM GMT+7
I'm in! Possible finish up the 1974 Kenworth K100 or the 1974 Kenworth W900. We'll just have to see.

Jim
MAGSCH
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Stockholm, Sweden
Joined: January 07, 2018
KitMaker: 4 posts
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 11:19 AM GMT+7
Ok, now that it is formally on, I'll go with the Mustang II.

Lots of pieces left, botched paint job etc.

I will post pics next week when I am back from my holiday.
KoSprueOne
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Myanmar
Joined: March 05, 2004
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 02:07 PM GMT+7
I have a '55 Pick Up that needs completion but if I don't finish it again by this deadline, then what?







GaryKato
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California, United States
Joined: December 06, 2004
KitMaker: 3,172 posts
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Posted: Thursday, January 11, 2018 - 02:19 PM GMT+7
Like all the other campaigns for unfinished kits, I hope this will be an annual thing.
GaryKato
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California, United States
Joined: December 06, 2004
KitMaker: 3,172 posts
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 08:50 AM GMT+7
I will try to mix up the right shade to re-paint those engine parts. I looked into adding clear fuel lines, but I don't think I will. The throttle plates have little nubs on them where the lines connect, but the problem is there are no connectors at the fuel pump (I assume that's what it is).

The distributer is all glued so I will probably leave that as well. I don't know if I'll fashion the spark plug connector. I am tempted as they would add more color to the engine.

md72
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Washington, United States
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Posted: Monday, January 15, 2018 - 06:49 PM GMT+7
Well, here's my Garage Queen, I it's a Revellogram 1969 Chevy Camaro Z-28 R/S. Pretty much all built up, just need to figure how to get a glossy paint job on it (unlike the original Chevy paint) and then I can start finishing it up.


Maybe when I replace the steering wheel, it will be high enough to get some 1/25 scale legs under it.