Is that the glass from the Mac?
Yes, that was the windshield from Mack.
Is that the glass from the Mac?
Gabriel my friend, between this build and Joel's Porsche, you two are really showing what can be achieved with skills and patience. Too often I have seen potentially great builds ending up looking very average because the modeler just wanted to get it finished and on the shelf, and took the "that will do" attitude. Both of you have identified and rectified any issues without fuss, and this truly shows in the quality of what you are showing us.
The 2K clear on this build has come up beautifully and it give the body the look of a concourse level classic.
Keep up the great work, and keep the updates coming.
Your undercarriage turned out beautiful man! Agree the rad core support is too thick, not much can be done about it tho, it's a structural part. And I've always wondered who the demented genius was who thought of pledge for Windows and canopies. All those hours wasted polishing out the slightest scratch......
The gloss finish is truly outstanding. Well done my friend.
So much going on here Gabriel, but all in all good progress!
I'm so glad to see, you've managed to fix the clear coat without having to start all over. Awesome job my friend.
Hi Gabriel - quite an interesting read catching up on your progress - the body looks show room ready! It looks great - as does the rest of the build - I’m sure your client will love this!
Those chrome strips under my rough handling would have most certainly be long gone by now.
I completely forgot to post my comment on the hood as I was to busy on my soapbox.
I'm looking at the hood, and I'm a little confused as to the white area which I'm assuming is the bubble and just photographed that way, as there still is the base color coat, or have you sanded through it?
And yes, you're 100% correct that given the choice I'd go through the full rubbing out and polishing coats, followed by a application of wax.
In a sense, I'm glade that the 2K issue was caused by contamination and not a unknown reason for air bubbles. Although I didn't realize that 2K Urethane was that sensitive. One thing I've done for years on end is NOT use the traditional paint bush for mixing paints or clear coats. Looking forward to seeing how the paint body re-work came out.
The only 3 (expensive to say the least) brushes I have for dedicated use since the 1070s is for decaling. And then the only decaling solutions they're used with are the Micro system and Walther's Solvaset. Mr.Mark Setter & Sol have their own included brushes. But the brushes aren't for only one solution, they're 3 different sizes for different size decals. I just wash of the brushes in the decal water and move on. Never had a single in all the years I've decaled this way.
For mixing paints and clears for air brushing I add the thinning agent 1st, then the product 2nd. I mix it with a stainless steel rod, then I cover the tip and use the back flow method to mix what's ever still at the base of the bowl. The SS rod cleans up 1-2-3 in LC. Works perfectly every time.
I've tried cleaning brushes that I had previously cleaned with LC and more times then not, I do get some residue material on the paper towel. So until I ever find the perfect cleaning method, I segregate my brushes by tasks.
Your hub caps really turned out perfectly in scale. Well worth your time and effort. They're all the same and perfectly even.
The Chassis and tub really looks exceptional now joined together. Your weathering and variation of tones really plays out quite well. Still, I love the effect you achieved on the exhaust system most of all.
The engine compartment looks pretty realistic to me, as you did an excellent job replicating it. The rubber hose that missing if I can remember that far back is for the PCV valve.
Love the overall interior that you achieved with those washes.
The radio did bring back some fond memories. Back in the mid 60s when we started to drive and cruise, all the radios were just AM, no FM as yet. Here in the NY Metro area, we only used the 1st 3 buttons: 660, 770,& 1010 as they were the only 3 Rock n Roll stations we had back then. Sorry guys for the flash back
As for your windshield experiment, what I see is a thinner, tinted glass. So I'd say you achieved your goal in spades.
Wow Gabriel, what a mixed bag in the latest update! Very sorry to see the contamination in the 2K, hopefully it cleans up quickly and easily for you.
The floor pan and chassis assembly looks amazing! As Jesper said, the use of several shades and gloss levels of black really paid off there, and the metallics work beautifully against the black base.
The interior has come up very nicely as well, I love the detail on the upholstery. The stitching and panel inserts are really well done. What colour did you use for the wash? It sets off the details nicely.
Looking forward to the next instalment.
Bummer about the contaminated paint.
Killer job on the undercarriage. Your choice of various black tones really paid of.