Post by David Mitcham on Feb 14, 2016 4:24:53 GMT -5
You've done a superb job on the Honda and the 'pipes. It would seem the tooling board has worked well. I really look forward to seeing the casting. I think George Turner may have suitable wheel inserts, also I think RS have them.
I still cannot leave it untouched...last night and tonight I worked on the rear side indents.
Now I have a question. I am turning my attention to some detail on the nose and sides. Should I add rivets now or is that something to leave for the prospective builder? I have the Archer decals but also some brass ones on the way. Any thoughts appreciated.
Post by scratchbuilder on Feb 16, 2016 6:10:15 GMT -5
John, those side "gills" are still not upright. As for rivets, use the Archers when you are really finished with the shaping, detailing and finish. They are always the last thing to go on. If you can put your last coat of primer on very thinly, over the rivet decals. It's what I did on the Hondola and BRM.
Post by Andrew Rowland on Feb 24, 2016 2:35:32 GMT -5
That rivet detail does look very convincing. Now I see how they are best used. I've seen them applied after and I can always see the edge of the decal sheet, which as a rivet counter does upset me.....
Lovely job. I do feel the friendly business of showing each other what you are doing is pushing the quality of mould production on this forum.