Post by David Lawson on Mar 18, 2014 2:25:20 GMT -5
A lot of progress shown there in those pictures with all the groundwork now done and just the painting/detailing and setting up to do.
It's your choice about the exhausts but in my opinion this 312 is one of Charlie Fitzpatrick's nicest carvings and his cast detailing of the exhausts responds extremely well to careful painting and looks very realistic.
Thanks for the encouragement, gentlemen. I think I will first attempt to detail paint the existing engine-exhaust-gearbox as David has suggested. Only if that is an abject failure will I start bending styrene rod into bundles of snakes, for that path will lead to madness, I'm sure
No, not dead. Last minute, under the gun blitz to complete ahead of summer hols. Will post under-construction pics later, but here is where I'm at as I head out the door to the coast of Maine. Will decal, clearcoat and mail from there,
Hello from The lobstering harbour of Corea in Downeast Maine. At long last the build of my Ferrari is completed and it will be posted later today. I do hope the lobster boat is quick enough to reach Newcastle before the deadline! Here are some final photos before it went into the box. They were taken with my iPad, enabling me to upload them to Photobucket while on vacation 1000 kms from my computer, so please excuse any photographic shortfalls.
I'm looking forward to this series very much and am honoured to be included on the grid with so many very talented builders.
Why do I get the impression that this will be a front running car. This looks really quick. Very nice work, especially the rear end. Inboard brakes - really nicely done. And the rear uprights have a great shape - how did you make those?
Thank you gentlemen for your kind praise. All I can say is that it better be quick 'cause it's not going to win anything on Concours points when compared to a lot of the other fantastic examples of modeling art and craft on evidence in this proxy race. I am completely blown away at the quality of work on display here.