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  • From: Spring, Tx
2016 Corvette Stingray
Posted by modelcarjr on Sunday, April 01, 2018 6:58 PM

Bought this one the other day for a significant discount. It was marked down to $6.75 so I couldn't pass it up! There is a color for this year called Blue My Mind which is a light blue metallic it looks like. So I am going to use the rest of the Tamiya Light Blue Metallic left over from the Bronco I just finished. First I removed the flash and there was a mold line in the front fender (left side) that wouldn't sand out so I had to putty it and sand it out. Hopefully, now I am ready for primer and base coat tomorrow! Thanks for looking! Cool

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Posted by crown r n 7 on Monday, April 02, 2018 9:10 AM

this is interesting

Nick.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, April 02, 2018 5:32 PM

Thanks, Nick! I appreciate your comment!

You might find this interesting as well. I primered, painted a base coat of aluminum and then used the rest of the can of Tamiya Light Blue Metallic (2 coats) then 3 coats of clear. But while it was gasing out I noticed a dark spot at the rear of the top. I don't know if it was bad plastic or I didn't get the body clean enough or it it was just a problem with the paint. But it was noticeable and the can of light blue metallic was dead empty!

Since its Tamiya I have to mail order it or drive 35 miles to a hobby shop in Downtown Houston around the Medical Center. I might have done that in my younger days but having driven into Houston everyday for 15 years, in traffic, I seldom drive downtown anymore - maybe for an Astros game but that's about it.

So I took the can of Mopar B-5 blue that I have here and used it to repaint the top. Color matches pretty well and the only difference I see is that the B-5 Blue is a pearl while the Tamiya paint is a metallic. So I guess I have a two-tone of sorts! The top is a little more opaque than the rest of the body but its really not distracting in my opinion and the spot is gone! See what you think and thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by crown r n 7 on Monday, April 02, 2018 8:05 PM

nice recovery. looks spot on those colors change with lighting anyway a clear coat any away you go!

Nick.

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Posted by midnightprowler on Tuesday, April 03, 2018 6:23 PM

Great color for it.

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Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, April 05, 2018 9:44 PM

Thanks, Nick and Prowler! I appreciate your comments!

I had a little set-back. I taped off the body to paint the black on the back (I should have remembered to paint that first) and had a tape error and pulled some black paint and blue paint off the body. So I ordered another can of Tamiya light blue metallic and then sanded out the right rear corner of the body. While I was at it I also filled a small sink mark in the body. So I have the corner worked out and will await the paint to see if I can match and blend the paint on right rear corner.

In the meantime, I'll work on the interior, chassis and engine.

The interior is painted with gunmetal and dullcote and then foiled a bit. Just need to add decals and it will be done. Thanks for looking! Cool

  

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 07, 2018 8:43 AM

Oh man!  That happened to me with my Cobra. I pulled off some paint with the tape. Coulda cried. I hope your fix goes better than mine. I have a question for you: I will be using a can of Testors pearl white lacquer on my ferrari. Whats a good color to spray under it as a base?  Gold, silver, blue even as it seems to have a hint of blue in it?  

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Posted by dimaxion on Saturday, April 07, 2018 12:24 PM

May I suggest either Drafting tape or Freezer tape . Both hav less "Sticky and will remain in place without generally lifting clearcoats .. Thanx  

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Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, April 07, 2018 4:26 PM

Thanks, Mike and Dimaxion! I appreciate your comments! Dimaxion, I don't think it was the tape, it was the taper!

Mike, I always go by the old rules; white under pearl ( I used to use WalMart flat white but they don't carry it anymore so I use Bright Touch from O'Reillys. Tamiya white Fine Surface Primer hasn't worked well for me lately-too slick.) silver under dark metallics, and gold under bright metallics, like red and orange.

Finished the chassis, interior and engine and have them all assembled with wheels and tires. Just a few more details I can do until my paint arrives. everything fits well and it looks good from the left side so I hope I can save the right corner. Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by crown r n 7 on Saturday, April 07, 2018 6:27 PM

Looking good that color wow 

Nick.

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  • From: East Bethel, Mn
Posted by midnightprowler on Sunday, April 08, 2018 8:19 AM

Looks great. Good luck blending. May be easier to strip and repaint.

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1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, April 08, 2018 6:41 PM

Oh ha ha modelcar. It couldn't have been the workman! I'm blaming the tools!  Actually, it was the parafilm I used to mask the bronze to do the ivory on the roof. Dummy me used a clothespeg to hold the roof and the pressure was obviously too much. Lesson learned; next time I put a piece of cloth in between the clothespeg and the masking agent.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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Posted by lacquer-lover on Sunday, April 08, 2018 11:06 PM

Nice work!

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Posted by modelcarjr on Monday, April 09, 2018 10:04 AM

Thanks, All! I appreciate the comments! Seems like I will be waiting on weather as well as paint. If the blending doesn't work out, I can still strip it and have almost a full can of paint to repaint. But I think I hope I can blend it as that will be a lot easier! Thanks for looking! Cool

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Saturday, April 14, 2018 11:51 AM

I re-painted the right rear corner, blended it in and then gave the entire body another coat of clear and rubbed it out this past week. I am into final assembly and will be finished soon. I cut the headlights and lenses from their mounting as it made for a tighter fit. I white-glued the headlights from the bottom and the lenses from the bottom after detailing them a bit with aluminum paint and a black sharpie.

I had an issue with the glass fitment. The one-piece window unit that is already trimmed in black should just snap in place. Unfortunately, the quarter windows both cracked as I tried to get them in place properly. So a quick fix was to cut some black decal and simply black out the quarter window. You can also see that the rear quarter matches pretty well. Thanks for looking! Cool

 

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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Posted by justmike on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 6:32 PM

I think you ended up with a better look due to the cracked to black quarter windows. The vette looks good.

Feelings are like scents: The more they are analyzed, the worse they smell.
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  • From: Spring, Tx
Posted by modelcarjr on Thursday, April 19, 2018 8:04 AM

Thanks, Mike! I appreciate your comment! Did I mention that I like blue? Here are my last 4 builds - the two to the left are Mopar B5 Surf Blue Pearl and the two to the right are Tamiya Light Blue Metallic. Pretty close in color and just a but different in finish. I better fix that oil leak on the Challenger! Laugh Thanks for looking! Cool

 

If you cannot have a good time, what kinda time can you have? JR

Next on the bench:  Another 1970 Hemi 'Cuda, 1958 Chevy Impala, 1987 Buick GNX, 1950 Chevy Pick-up, Indy Reynard, 1965 Corvette, probably not in this order.

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