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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:37 pm

COLEMAN ROTHMANS METRO-DONEGAL 1986 USING OTTO METRO AS BASE. MODEL WILL BE FOR SALE WHEN COMPLETED






















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Post  mcm motorsport on Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:38 pm

you'll have no bother selling that!!!

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Post  Simon6R4 on Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:03 pm

Looking forward to seeing this one completed Very Happy
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Post  Cowley on Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:10 pm

Coming on very nicely Rory. Shocked I agree with paul, I doubt you'll have any problems selling that mate!

I cannot tell from the photo but is that just the primer coat?
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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:22 pm

Cowley wrote:Coming on very nicely Rory. Shocked I agree with paul, I doubt you'll have any problems selling that mate!

I cannot tell from the photo but is that just the primer coat?


No primer coat. Paint has been dulled using Scotch Bright. lightly sanded and then cleaned with panel wipe then simply sprayed Halfords appliance gloss white. I would suggest a primer is used as the yellow and red underneath does show through a bit and I have three coats on it so far. If it does not improve I will have to strip the shell completely with caustic soda or Simple Green
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Post  bmd on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:15 pm

hats off to you rory, many of us otto fans will watch this with interest, i'm sure you'll do the model proud anyway.....and as the lads say she'l sell easy......... king
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Post  Cowley on Wed Nov 07, 2012 9:42 pm

RORY O CONNOR wrote:No primer coat. Paint has been dulled using Scotch Bright. lightly sanded and then cleaned with panel wipe then simply sprayed Halfords appliance gloss white. I would suggest a primer is used as the yellow and red underneath does show through a bit and I have three coats on it so far. If it does not improve I will have to strip the shell completely with caustic soda or Simple Green
Thank Rory - most helpful. Wink
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Post  Joe Leslie on Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:02 pm

taken shape rory.. looking froward to seeing this one
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Post  rustysrally on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:00 am

mr o,c what you trying to do to us with these 1/18 master pieces , keep up the work lad cant wait to see finished model then will wait for the ones for sale to pop up Laughing

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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:33 am

rustysrally wrote:mr o,c what you trying to do to us with these 1/18 master pieces , keep up the work lad cant wait to see finished model then will wait for the ones for sale to pop up Laughing

The decals are trickier than I though there were going to be-it may be blue paint rather than blue decals.
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Post  Speedy on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:46 am

Gonna be a mighty transformation.




Now to go OT, what's the story with the Sunbeam??
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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Thu Nov 08, 2012 12:57 am

Speedy wrote:Gonna be a mighty transformation.




Now to go OT, what's the story with the Sunbeam??

Orange paint tomorrow-HFH!
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Post  Speedy on Thu Nov 08, 2012 1:24 am

Ah I was hoping you were going to say John Coyne
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Post  omer yetis on Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:01 am

nice one Rory!
looking forward to more WIP Wink
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Post  GMR..Models on Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:12 am

Very Brave project Rory..why dont you wait on the sunstar Rothmans and convert..(bit late for that says you ) lol
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Post  mconboy on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:10 am

Great project Rory. Your a brave man.
How many times did you look at model and wonder before you started?
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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:28 am

mconboy wrote:Great project Rory. Your a brave man.
How many times did you look at model and wonder before you started?

I've taken a Sunbeam and an M3 apart so once you have done one and learnt how they are put together it comes apart reasonable easily. The are a lot of small parts to remove like the front wing indicators and grills in the side pods. The lights and windows come off easily. The front and rear spoilers are plastic. The car is already RHD so it makes it a bit easier.
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Post  mcm motorsport on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:55 am

RORY O CONNOR wrote:
mconboy wrote:Great project Rory. Your a brave man.
How many times did you look at model and wonder before you started?

I've taken a Sunbeam and an M3 apart so once you have done one and learnt how they are put together it comes apart reasonable easily. The are a lot of small parts to remove like the front wing indicators and grills in the side pods. The lights and windows come off easily. The front and rear spoilers are plastic. The car is already RHD so it makes it a bit easier.


very nice of them to make it in RHD for our wee conversions! Very Happy

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Post  Cowley on Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:05 am

RORY O CONNOR wrote:I've taken a Sunbeam and an M3 apart so once you have done one and learnt how they are put together it comes apart reasonable easily. The are a lot of small parts to remove like the front wing indicators and grills in the side pods. The lights and windows come off easily. The front and rear spoilers are plastic. The car is already RHD so it makes it a bit easier.
The 1986 Shell Donegal Rally winner then? Wink
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Post  Cazzo on Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:57 pm

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Jinkers!! Rory you've bigger balls than a bar fly lol!

Looks to be coming along well and you'll have no bother selling this model,
If I had of known you were going to repaint this Otto 6R4 I'd have told you to paint it black first, sorry I'm only telling you this now,
The idea of painting it black first is to seal in the red/yellow paint, the black kills the strong colours and acts like a barrier Wink

Looking forward to seeing this and the Sunbeam Cool


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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:01 pm

Cazzo wrote:.

Jinkers!! Rory you've bigger balls than a bar fly lol!

Looks to be coming along well and you'll have no bother selling this model,
If I had of known you were going to repaint this Otto 6R4 I'd have told you to paint it black first, sorry I'm only telling you this now,
The idea of painting it black first is to seal in the red/yellow paint, the black kills the strong colours and acts like a barrier Wink

Looking forward to seeing this and the Sunbeam Cool


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It seems to be working OK-there is a hint of red at the panel gaps but the blue will take care of that. Have also come up with a solution for doing the blue paint on the rear windows and wing too that will over come the tricky masking problem.
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Post  Cowley on Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:03 pm

How about spraying directly onto some white decal paper Rory?
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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:25 pm

That's the plan.
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Post  Cowley on Thu Nov 08, 2012 7:26 pm

Great minds think alike eh? cheers
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