about time I put some posts up on some models I've now finished.
I purchased the Thunderslot McLaren Elva of Elvis Presley, Bruce McLaren, Graham Hill some time back - and fell in love with it.
I ordered two white kits and decided I'd start playing with pearl paints from SMS.. first time for me.
I was able to reference the finished factory model for reference - and decided I'd follow the trim lines for both my models.
I have found that building two of anything at the same time produces a "poor relation" and one which enjoys the benefit of practice... I have done this with scratch building locomotives and rolling stock.
The kit went together really well and I am very impressed .. but, it needed some argy bargy to get some of the parts to fit... with a bit of scraping/cajoling/sanding until they all sat down and played nicely together..
The first one, I bought some SMS "pearl grape" some time back.. and it went without thought to use it on one of these two... I chose "inca gold" for the trim colour....
The second one, I found a lovely pearl light blue called "ice blue"... I could not find anything close to what I wanted for the darker colour.. so, mixed up one of my own using SMS again... I used ice blue, black and some VR blue to get the darker pearl colour I wanted.. and am so happy with it, I will use it again when opportunity arises.. I really like the combination of bringing these two "ice blue" base colours together.. see what you think...
I have the order back to front ..
This was my first of the two builds.... "purple grape" with "inca gold" ... and note the longer ram tubes.
With both models, I used the trim colour for the driver's helmet and wheel inserts.
I used clear green for the driver's goggles with "purple".. and kept with the blue theme for clear blue for those of "blue"...
Here's purple - so far, only one vote for "purple".. "blue" seems to be winning this almost outright... your thoughts?
I'll have a few more posts to put up... I have been a bit slack in posting up my work..
I have completed a white kit "Mr Slotcar" F1 GTR McLaren in a "colour shift" SMS called "Black hole".. very impressed.
Also, there has been a Thunderslot white kit of a Lola T70 mk 3.
I have six new NSR models and six Revo slot ones... only one of these 12 has been a white kit - a Porsche 911 GT-2 (for my daughter)... we are making up a colour scheme for that using SMS paints... based on "spearmint green" pearl and "clear aqua".. I have thrown some "teal" into that to get the contrasting darker colour... report and pix as I work through this one.
Further, I do not like my models "sitting" on their tyres. Every one I have (nearly 70, maybe more) - I have made platforms for them to sit on.. with the tyres clear.
The Revo cars have gone one further, and I am making up wooden floors for the boxes - I do not like the factory supplied cardboard base...
My wooden floors are made from 7 mm ply and routed out where tyres/motor and guide foul.... the floor is elevated by some 5 mm Tasmanian Oak quad..
Might do a report on this as well .... some time, if anyone is interested..
Ok... just thought it time to put these up... they were completed a couple of weeks back... none of my new cars have seen a track yet.. maybe in just under two weeks - our usual annual set up here for Bathurst (late this year).