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BMW 507 Coupe and Cabrio Dual Build
Szmann
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 03:33 AM UTC
Both of them beautiful! Well done!

Gabriel
2002hummer
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 06:47 AM UTC
Great colours, keep up the build.
Dixon66
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 07:19 AM UTC
Looking great D.

I was going to order some SMS Black from USA Gundam this morning to try them out, but they are out of stock on the Premium Black and the Jet Black as well. Hopefully that shipment you mentioned gets there soon.
Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 09:35 AM UTC
D,
Now three's two really nice base jobs for sure.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 04:08 PM UTC
Yes to all above of the above. Two great paint jobs Damian!
RussellE
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Posted: Friday, September 11, 2020 - 09:30 PM UTC
normally I'm a "Red" kinda guy but in this case I think the silver just takes the prize
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 05:11 PM UTC
Great choice of colors D. Looks beautiful.
Stickframe
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020 - 07:40 AM UTC
Hi Damian,

I still can't get over how you get such high quality work, while working on two builds simultaneously! You are clearly more disciplined than me! One body at a time is enough! lol -

Keep up the good work

Cheers
Nick
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020 - 08:38 AM UTC
Thanks for the support and feedback guys!

Nick, these two bodies together would be smaller than the blade assembly on your dozer!

Cheers, D
2002hummer
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020 - 09:21 AM UTC
I want one of each, the real ones of course. This build has got me interested in the cars again.
AussieReg
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020 - 09:26 AM UTC

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I want one of each, the real ones of course. This build has got me interested in the cars again.



My work here is done!

I'm glad you are enjoying the build thread here Darrell, these are definitely a departure from my typical big Chevy addiction, but still in the 50's era and such a beautiful body.

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020 - 09:47 AM UTC
Nick
I've got the same focus problems when I've tried two kits at once. The only thing I do for the next build is research and get all the needed supplies and AM ready to go.

Darrel],
I'm sure that D will buy you one of the real cars if you ask him nicely

D,
Darrell's post really made my day too, and lately my days could really use some brightening up big time.

Your reply to his post just goes to prove how far our list has come with you being the driving force that keeps it going in the right direction.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:02 AM UTC

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Looking great D.

I was going to order some SMS Black from USA Gundam this morning to try them out, but they are out of stock on the Premium Black and the Jet Black as well. Hopefully that shipment you mentioned gets there soon.



David, I checked in with Scott (the owner of SMS) regarding the shipment to USA-Gundam, and he said that there have been some COVID-related delays so it is unlikely to get there until very late this year at best. I will try to keep you updated.

Joel, I keep saying, I'm a very small cog in a very big machine. My time here on AutoModeler is a real bright spot in my day, and I'm really glad that we've got such a positive little community going here.

Cheers, D
Dixon66
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Posted: Monday, September 14, 2020 - 10:26 AM UTC

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Looking great D.

I was going to order some SMS Black from USA Gundam this morning to try them out, but they are out of stock on the Premium Black and the Jet Black as well. Hopefully that shipment you mentioned gets there soon.



David, I checked in with Scott (the owner of SMS) regarding the shipment to USA-Gundam, and he said that there have been some COVID-related delays so it is unlikely to get there until very late this year at best. I will try to keep you updated.

Joel, I keep saying, I'm a very small cog in a very big machine. My time here on AutoModeler is a real bright spot in my day, and I'm really glad that we've got such a positive little community going here.

Cheers, D



Thanks for the update D. Always nice to have an insider.
AussieReg
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 01:31 AM UTC
I managed some time to get SMS Super Clear gloss on both bodies over the last couple of days.

I'm happy with the Coupe. It's had a fine wet sand and come up nicely, and now ready to start adding the underside parts while I tinker with the engine wiring.


Test fit of the floor pan is very neat and the engine bay and inner guards look good.


The Red Cabrio body is another story. I wasn't happy with the finish in a few places and hit it with some coarser grades of sanding sponge, and burnt through to the primer in a couple of spots. It is nice and smooth now so I will re-shoot a light layer of red and then another clear gloss coat, hopefully over the coming weekend.

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 05:22 AM UTC
D,
The Coupe body really looks quite shiny. Very nicely done. As for the Cabrio body, isn't that always how it seems to go. One perfect, and the other almost, but not quite.

BTW, the BMF work on the shield frame looks simply outstanding.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:08 AM UTC
That coupe is stunning!

I hope the "red" makes a quick recovery.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 12:48 PM UTC
Thanks guys!


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D, The Coupe body really looks quite shiny. Very nicely done. As for the Cabrio body, isn't that always how it seems to go. One perfect, and the other almost, but not quite.



Definitely not perfect Joel, but I'm improving my finish with each build so things are good!


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BTW, the BMF work on the shield frame looks simply outstanding.



I'm not quite that good with the BMF yet Joel, that is the kit chrome windscreen frame. I just kept it masked up tight during the painting.

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 01:54 AM UTC
D,
Boy did you really fool me on that one.

Honestly, I've always found working with BMF to be an extremely difficult technique to master.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 12:15 PM UTC
Now we're talkin'!



And the Dynamic Duo together.



I'm trying to keep these builds parallel and move on to each stage together.

Cheers, D
Dixon66
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Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 01:48 PM UTC
Killer combo, the red looks great!
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Friday, September 18, 2020 - 08:22 PM UTC
That looks seriously good.
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 01:20 AM UTC
D,
Wow !!! Talk about a brilliant shine. Now that's Red for sure.

Joel
Stickframe
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Posted: Saturday, September 19, 2020 - 06:27 AM UTC
You've got that right! the red really jumps! you're building up a great pair!

Cheers
Nick
Szmann
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Posted: Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 02:59 AM UTC
Yup, fantastic pair, D.
Keep it up!

Gabriel