, I am basically "out of work" on this build. All parts are painted safe for the windows frames. The only thing holding me back it's the slow speed of enamels drying.
Intrigued to see you starting yet another ambitious projects. Following it up.D.
, clean start up. Yes, that blade will be a very useful thing here in Caribbean because doesn't rust. The carbon steel ones are turning black in two days and fully rusty in one week. Stainless steel ones are hard to find and three times as expensive as the carbon steel ones, and far less strong.UPDATE
The front end finished. The "strange" colours you see there are live testing my candies. Alclad candies.
The assembly was a little fiddly - three hands required - but the result is pleasing and looks sophisticated.
Underside view. Convincing enough rendition of suspension / steering mechanisms
The dash board was another fiddly bit. The kit doesn't offer decals and I sourced them in my spares box. The rimes were picked up with Vallejo Air Aluminum:
I had no intention to do heat metal effects in this build, but some younger modeller requested a demo and here we go:
Finally the enamel paint was dry enough to tolerate sanding, and I eliminated all pimples and orange peel I could find:
I found an weak paint spot and I sand it back to the primer:
The only remaining things to do are installing the rear suspension and the drive shaft, as well as finishing the body. Tomorrow a second coat of orange coat will follow.