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Post  omer yetis on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:29 am

reeft1 wrote:Ive used Gundam markers in the past. A bit free flowing but having picked up this recommendation from either this site or the predecessor site (cant remember which) i cant complain. Better than humbrol paints and a super fine brush is my only referenence point.

thanks for the recommendation. I will try Gundam's as well.

Mal wrote:Omer, there are two Tamiya silvers, great for doing window chrome stuff, and the black one is a Testors. First time with it and a poor substitute to the Tamiya ones. Don't think I will waste my money on them again. I also have Gundam markers and they seem ok.

thanks Mal for the info... so I am not the only suffering with Tamiya's Smile

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In that first photo I posted, I was not showing the actual work in progress area. Here is what was there. Started life as a 1/18 Aa '98 Portugal Sainz car. Decals were totally stuffed so needed to do something with it. Only kept the side and bonnet 'Castrol's, the rest is new. Since Aa did not do the Catalunya car, that is what it ended up being. Some decals are a little oversize but I am still happy with it.

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this is a great result in here! congratulations. I am guessing those were Studio27 decals that were re-sized?
amazing work and result...
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Post  bmd on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:41 am

mal, lovely corolla m8!
aa do so many variations of them its nice to see something different! Smile
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Post  Mal on Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:09 am

omer yetis wrote:
this is a great result in here! congratulations. I am guessing those were Studio27 decals that were re-sized?
amazing work and result...

Omer, I am not sure where they were copied from. Bought them from Pattosplace who looks to copy a lot of stuff. He normally does stuff in 1/32, 1/43 & HO for slotcars. He has just released a new ink and I thought I would give it a try.

Link to homepage

http://members.optusnet.com.au/pattosplace/home.html

The Corolla is under T. Open that area and scroll down. Prices are AUD. I seem to remember a similar site based in the US. Almost appeared they were sharing stuff.

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Post  omer yetis on Sat Jan 05, 2013 9:40 pm

cheers for sharing this info Mal!
how did you like the quality of their printing and decals? it looks good on your model...
did you see any other rally 1/18? I already have the catalunya corolla in my collection...
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Post  Mal on Thu Jan 10, 2013 12:58 pm

A bit of a teaser but DrT will wet his pants. Hopefully it won't cut the back of the photo off.

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Post  Dr Tumbo on Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:07 pm

oh oh oh I KNOW WHAT THIS IS Very Happy!
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Post  Mal on Thu Jan 10, 2013 8:45 pm

lol, I knew you would be a little excited. Same problem as with the McRae makeover, I ended up doing a full respray. Paint on the doors was shocking.

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Post  omer yetis on Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:40 am

nice one coming alone...
me excited to see as well Wink
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Post  Mal on Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:48 pm

A bit more progress.

Remember it originally looked like this.

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Here we are now.

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Now to start doing the event stuff.

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Post  omer yetis on Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:21 pm

nice stuff Mal! love the idea...
are those fluorescent yellow decals custom made or ready made? I need some logos done for my own rally car project in them color...
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Post  Zeus on Wed Jan 16, 2013 5:26 pm

Nice Cool , what event are you doing?
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Post  reeft1 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:08 pm

McRae + Scooby = v nice
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Post  newt5550 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:09 pm

Coming on nicely.
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Post  mcm motorsport on Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:11 pm

reeft1 wrote:McRae + Scooby = v nice

agreed! the pair always went well together!

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Post  Mal on Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:49 pm

omer yetis wrote:nice stuff Mal! love the idea...
are those fluorescent yellow decals custom made or ready made? I need some logos done for my own rally car project in them color...

Custom made. To get the bright colour they are double layered.

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Post  Mal on Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:52 pm

Zeus wrote:Nice Cool , what event are you doing?

That is the surprise. I even caught out Dr T when I showed him my plans. This is actually for him and then I will do one for me.

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Post  Dr Tumbo on Wed Jan 16, 2013 11:08 pm

I thought I had all the swrt knowledge but I was very glad to. E wrong in this instance easily one of my favourite cars and drives of all time looking class mal!!! And with the new model room/study nearly done a space will be in the cabinet Very Happy
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Post  omer yetis on Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:30 am

Mal wrote:
omer yetis wrote:nice stuff Mal! love the idea...
are those fluorescent yellow decals custom made or ready made? I need some logos done for my own rally car project in them color...

Custom made. To get the bright colour they are double layered.

cheers Mal.
any chance to do my logos as well?
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Post  Mal on Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:35 am

Well here is the Subaru, garbage photos sorry. I actually had it 99% done when I realised the research assistant got something wrong. Embarassed

So, an accurate representation of the car. Plus a tribute to how it appeared on the podium. A question for the knowledgeable UK/Irish guys, why did the car have to wear the front number plate on some stages and others it was the normal decal on the top of the bumper? (have to work out why the photos are cropping themselves on here, don't do it elsewhere but then the who post box on the left is smaller on other sites).

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Post  Dr Tumbo on Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:01 am

Mal that is just........well........ This here is the car that got me interested in rallying and that photo of the podium finish well!!!!!!!! I have a blank spot in the cabinet and well u sir are a champ!!!!!!
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Post  Mal on Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:28 am

Glad you like it. Must admit when I first worked out from the photos I could do it, I was surprised as well. Anyway, back to the modelling table.

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Post  Dr Tumbo on Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:29 am

^drool^ this will leave the Irish stuff for dead!!!
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Post  Mal on Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:33 am

That is because it is a English car with a Scottish driver. bom

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Post  omer yetis on Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:23 pm

amazing job Mal
love it, would love to have a duplicate of this my self Smile

if possible can you also share the original car photos please?
was '97 network Q a tarmac or gravel rally or both?

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Post  newt5550 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:30 pm

Lovely build.
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