Sunday, December 7, 2008, 10:04 AM - MG 1/12 F1-2000Got some progress last couple weeks. I put on 2 wet coats of Tamiya bright red. Then polished them with 2400 grits polishing cloth.
Put on all decals on main body parts yesterday.
Ok, will wait for decal to completely dry for a week, then wash entire body with detergents.. After that it is clearcoat time.
It is time to take a break before I move on again.
Sunday, November 23, 2008, 06:06 PM - MG 1/12 F1-2000Ok, finally got some time to do some modeling..
I sprayed 2 wet layers of Tamiya white primers on all main body parts and undertray this morning. Then I used 1200 grits sandpaper to smooth out the dried primer. Now they are ready for bright red paint next week (hopefully.)
1. 2 layers of white primers are on.
2. Another angle.. This is one huge car.
3. Wet sand with 1200 grits sand paper and I am letting it air-drying in the bathroom.
Thera are few more parts that require the red paint too. They are small winglets on both sides of the airbox, mirrors and barge board. They are relatively small, I will do them in next batch.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 08:38 PM - MG 1/12 F1-2000Recent bad economy time really killed my modeling mood... I think I am in a little depressed or anxiety mode after hearing bad economy or layoff news every day for last 2 months. Anyway...
Finally got some chance to update my building blog... After a long struggle on the fixing up the rough surface.. all main body parts are ready to receive white primer.
After 1st layer of gray primer, I patched tons of Tamiya polyester putty on.
Re-primed, then heavy sanding.
Re-primed again, then final touch up.
OK, ready for white primer... The whole process took me a month on and off....
Next... need to tackle the rough undertray..
Sunday, July 20, 2008, 12:57 AM - MG 1/12 F1-2000Now it's time to prep the monster monocoque. This is one huge piece of resin and casting is very bad... and resin stinks too.. When I do the filing on the resin, I always submerge them into water to avoid toxin resin dust flying around..
Before I start, I drilled all holes for suspension arms and test fit ted them. Fitting is lousy as expected and a lot of bend and twists are needed.
I used 30 min epoxy glue to put together the monocoque piece, then put on Tamiya epoxy quick type putty to fill the huge gaps.
After heavy sanding, it looks like this.. I expect a lot of filling and sanding will follow...
Guys, MG stuff is really tough to build and their parts are pretty bad... I would recommend to avoid MG kit..
Tuesday, July 8, 2008, 07:07 PM - Modeling RelatedSOLD
I am thinning out my Studio 27 collections.
Studio 27 1/20 Williams Renault FW19. Asking $155. Championship machine piloted by Jacgues Villeneuve in 1997. This is original release that has been out of production for 10+ years and tobacco decals is included. The re-release version does not include tobacco decal and you need to pay extra for that. Kit is in mint condition. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.
More pic at For Sale Section