Tuesday, June 24, 2008, 09:00 PM - GeneralTrying out slide.com stuff. Seems interesting.
Slide show of my Minardi
A skinned TV with youtube content
Sunday, June 1, 2008, 08:55 AM - MG 1/12 F1-2000I spent the last long weekend to clearcoat and polish the wing parts. I put 3 layers of Gunze super clear II CL 184 and polished them with Tamiya compound and wax. So far the result looks pretty good. Originally I planned to spray 2 layers of clearcoat only, however, I oversprayed the 1st layer and it wrinkled the decal. Therefore I needed to put 1 more coat so that clearcoat can level out the wrinkle texture...
I put together the rear wing last night with 30 min epoxy glue. The fit of lower wing element is bad.. but as long as the gap on both sides are symmetrical, I will just let it go.
Thursday, May 29, 2008, 09:59 PM - Minardi M193Minardi M193 building diary is now published on Modelersite.com
Friday, May 23, 2008, 01:15 PM - MG 1/12 F1-2000Just decaled the front and rear wing elements. Decal quality is not bad, but the sponsor logo size seems a bit too big. I will let them dry for few days and then apply clearcoat.
Long weekend coming.. need to go outside to have some fun....
Saturday, May 10, 2008, 02:28 PM - MG 1/12 F1-2000Ok, make some progress on the front and rear wing. I start painting the front and rear wing elements.
Heavy masking with Tamiya masking tape.
2 wet coats of Tamiya TS49 bright red straight out of spray can. Since this is 1/12 big scale, it is faster to use spray can directly.
Rear wing end plate. The 1st layer went wrong because the paint was almost used up in the can and not enough pressure. As a result, heavy orange peel formed. I sand them down with 2000 grits sandpaper and you can see the difference in this pic. After that, 2nd layer of wet coat goes on and it is ready for decal and clearcoat.
Ok, I leave all parts in the box for drying for a week. I don't use dehydrator to speed up the drying on this one because the resin tends to wrap, even at around 120F.