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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  sbuckley on Fri Oct 02, 2015 3:24 pm

It is amazing how different the same car can look in diferent photos.

http://www.autotraderclassics.com/images/a/cms/75353/75353.jpg

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/9lT_FjlwYKE/hqdefault.jpg

http://www.total911.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Rothmans-Porsche-911-SC-RS.jpg

Was the BMW a little darker blue than the Porsche? My recollection is that is was but, maybe, that was just persception as the striping was much thinner and there just seemed to be a lot more of the blue - just not as dark as the OTTO model. That is almost black!
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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  brian on Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:14 pm

143models.com wrote:Brian Hiroboy do a rothmans blue

Thanks for the link. I dont have an airbrush though so that narrows me down to rattle can spray paints only

sbuckley wrote:It is amazing how different the same car can look in diferent photos.

http://www.autotraderclassics.com/images/a/cms/75353/75353.jpg

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/9lT_FjlwYKE/hqdefault.jpg

http://www.total911.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/Rothmans-Porsche-911-SC-RS.jpg

Was the BMW a little darker blue than the Porsche? My recollection is that is was but, maybe, that was just persception as the striping was much thinner and there just seemed to be a lot more of the blue - just not as dark as the OTTO model. That is almost black!

Its a tough on alright, it seems to change with the lighting conditions. Ive made some test sprays of all the blues I have. Can imediately discount the first two. The third is the same as the first test Holts Blue 3, 4th is Atlantis Blue, the last is tamiya ts15. Even this picture doesnt photograph the colours well.


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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  RORY O CONNOR on Fri Oct 02, 2015 4:22 pm

TS15
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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  brian on Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:27 pm

RORY O CONNOR wrote:TS15

Thanks Rory.

Went ahead with spraying it today and its looking like a good match. Too late to go back now Very Happy

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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:44 pm

Are you spraying all new blue or just blue over the red bits?
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Post  brian on Wed Oct 07, 2015 3:55 pm

All new blue Rory. The Rothmans M3s have a small scribe line where they have sprayed the blue (not on the Fina car), so its a simple mask up and use that line to trim up the masking tape.

May as well paint the while lot as Im a bit OCD, Id never be able to look at the model with 2 colour blues and say I was happy with it. Im already thinking about re-doing the Cronin car as they will now be different colours. The only thing stopping me is that they will be in seperate display cases so it may not be as noticable

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Post  RORY O CONNOR on Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:06 pm

I've ordered a set of 1/24 decals on ebay which have the whole blue decal set out. Ant the roof lines too. The bonnet stripe needs to be made bigger on the blue area otherwise its all the same. I'm hoping to scan the sheet, blow it up to 1/18 and using photo modifying software I hope to darken the blue decals on the scan with a view to printing up a matching blue decal which will simply go onto the red of the boot lid and rear spoiler. If I can can get this to work I should be able to produce conversion decals to make it into the Coleman car. I can print up the roof and bonnet gold and red stripes on the Alps.

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Post  brian on Wed Oct 07, 2015 4:27 pm

I had thought about using decals, but for 1/18, I find it easier to mask up and spray. I think trying to design decals would take longer than just spraying it. Although Im not planning on selling any of these so I dont have to take the re-production in account. In which case decals would be better.

What Ill do for the gold is use bare metal foil, like I used on the Cronin car. Then print the red stripes. I will need to get the white printed up as I cant do that. What I have done is remove the original white decals I need to reproduce by using sellotape, stuck that tape and decals onto cardboard, scanned the cardboard and will use that scan to make my new decals. Will be basically a 2 minute job of sizing the artwork over the scan and this will give me perfect scaling and spacing, as if Otto had done it themselves.

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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  brian on Sun May 08, 2016 2:34 pm

About time I updated this thread.

Anyone at the millstreet show would have seen the Coleman M3 that was still wearing home made decals and windows stuck on with cellotape if you looked closely. Finally got time to get the proper decals on it and get the whole thing back together. Glad to say its now finished.






And here are all three finished to date. The case itself gained as much attention at the show as the models. Luckily I have another one of these cases for the other 3 models to be made. Once all are done, I plan to use the space in between each model for a small write up on each drivers time in the car eg event/wins etc. Not too sure what M3 to do next as the guy who prints my decals has fallen off the face of the earth. Need a new guy, or better yet, my own printer for printing white




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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  sbuckley on Sun May 08, 2016 3:28 pm

What a set! Class. Well done Brian
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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  jimb on Sun May 08, 2016 3:49 pm

Superb set Brian, well done cheers
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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  reeft1 on Sun May 08, 2016 4:14 pm

Absolutely first class. Well done sir.
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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  newt5550 on Sun May 08, 2016 4:25 pm

They look great. Brilliant builds Brian.
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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  Juha on Sun May 08, 2016 4:59 pm

A nice looking set there Brian.
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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  mconboy on Sun May 08, 2016 5:40 pm

Beautiful Brian. Great display case.
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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  brian on Sun May 08, 2016 5:56 pm

Thanks lads. Should make for a pretty good display when the other case is done as well.

Still long road ahead and ive left 2 until last for a reason to see if more pictures pop up in the meantime. Im not sure which events to go with for the Nesbitt and Meeghan cars. While I have pictures of both cars, I dont know if Nesbitt ever won in the car in the National championship and I doubt Meeghan ever won anything in the car. Id like to do events they won or at least had a good drive on, something with a story behind it but I dont have any info on the mid 90s events

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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  RORY O CONNOR on Sun May 08, 2016 6:56 pm

+1 Very Happy
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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  David Napier on Sun May 08, 2016 8:12 pm

Cracking looking trio Brian, great work.

I think Nesbitt won Monaghan or Cavan in the M3?

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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  brian on Sun May 08, 2016 8:25 pm

Thanks David, will look into it and see if I can find more info

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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  bmd on Mon May 09, 2016 7:45 am

absolutely superb brian, credit to you m8!! you should be well chuffed with your work on these!! cheers


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Post  Niallod on Mon May 09, 2016 9:34 pm

3 models are looking brilliant together now Brian. Great work and patience to do them to that incredible standard. Well done and I am looking forward to seeing them in the flesh.

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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  Mark Lowe on Mon May 09, 2016 10:06 pm

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Post  Niallod on Tue May 10, 2016 5:26 am

Andrew won Cavan in 1993 in the M3 Brian.

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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  newt5550 on Tue May 10, 2016 3:46 pm

I know they are 1/43 but any help to you Brian?

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Re: My GXI 9427 Collection

Post  reeft1 on Tue May 10, 2016 3:52 pm

Great find!
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