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#22 Supertest V8

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So, thanks to my lovely wife, I've finally joined the Slotworx crew.

She bought me a 1/24 kit for my birthday / our anniversary.

 

Now, it didn't come without a few rules.

1. It had to be a Holden...

2. She had to choose the livery.

3. I had to paint it.

 

 

So, Cathy decided to pick the #22 SuperTest 2015 livery of James Courtney / HRT.

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After much searching, and confirming that Patto's had the decals (no small feat to those unaccustomed to his site), I placed an order, and am still patiently waiting for them to arrive...

 

 

I have however started the build.

With this for inspiration, I have tackled the interior, which, in my opinion is harder than the body anyway.

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Now, my skills are no where near good enough to produce a perfect piece, but I am VERY happy with how it's come out.

 

I used cotton bud sticks for the roll cage, glued together with contact adhesive as super glue would not stick.

The black 'sponge' is the outer sheath from a USB cable.

The blue hoses are just the blue wire from inside a network cable with the copper removed.

And I used a straw for the fire extinguisher, with the end 'melted' to close it up, and a piece of black wire for the nozzle.

 

All up, without final trimming, it weighs in at a 'mere' 6.4g

 

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Oh, and even though it doesn't really look like it, there are 4x blacks, 3x silver, and 5x other colours...

So, yes, lots of waiting for paint to dry.

 

It's a hard choice, but I think that my favourite part, is just how well the Monster logo's came out.

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Wow, if that's the interior done, I think you're going to end up with a top notch car.


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It's amazing how much a nice interior sets these cars off. That livery will look awesome as well.

 

Looking great.


Hoo Roo

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Thanks guys for your kind words.

It means a lot to me.

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Well, my stickers have arrived, and are mostly fitted...

The window ones can't be fitted till after the painting, and I will need to make some window masks.

 

Also, if you are ordering 'reverse stickers' from Patto's like me, and you have a Commodore shell, you will need to specify that the rear wing and wing supports should be printed in the normal direction...

Oh well, I will live and learn...

 

Now, when it comes to the painting, here's hoping I can restrain my heavy hand...

 

 

Anyway, here are some gratuitous pics, cause I'm proud of how it's currently looking...

 

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Oh, and the chassis have been built too...

And yes, even though the camera doesn't pick it up too well, I did polish every part of it...

Apparently I had too much time on my hands that day...

 

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The window masks come with the SlotWorx kit.

 

And reverse decal for rear wing can be used, just not the wing supports.

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Great work so far mate looking great . Brett is correct with window mask . They are easy to use and the best part is it leaves the black window surround behind when you peel of the mask . Also be carefull with your wheel arche for decals before cutting out . If you follow Cam's instruction guide he says to mark the shell over the completed chassis so the cuts and decals will be incorrect place . Not a nice ending when you put all the effort into a great paint job only to cut all the decals out when you do the wheel arche cuts . If in doubt follow the how to by Cam its gold . I have painted at lest 20 of these and they are awesome fun . Well done on your interior and job so far can't wait to see it finished . If you back track and see the decals are in the way of cuts for wheels you can get away with lifting and reapplying , that's the advantage of peel n stick . May be worth while to apply some of the clear Matisse to seal them though if you do re adjust so that you don't get any paint bleed . Also in one of the earlier how to paint guides in a thread on Auslots.

 

Cheers Pagey

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Thanks again guys..

 

Window frames / paint masks will be applied possibly tonight.

Paint has arrived, and assuming that it's not 'wet' on Saturday, it should be finished by the weekend...

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Paint is on

All decals are now on

Wheel arches are mostly trimmed (just need to enlarge them to suit racing)

Interior is trimmed and fitted

Rear aero is painted and fitted

Wing is painted and assembled

Inserts are painted

 

Still need to glue in the wing in, fit the inserts, and mount the body...

 

 

Anyway, enough blabbing, here is how it's currently looking...

And no, the camera does not do it justice, and the colour is not black, but not gun metal grey either...

 

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Thanks John.

It's definitely starting to come together now.

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Looking great mate . Awesome well done , spray can or airbrush with metallic paint ? Best part is yet to come , when you drive these great cars .

 

Cheers Pagey

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Thanks guys for the high praise.

 

Colour is pearl metallic black mixed with metallic silver and pearl white.

Paint is airbrushed on.

And yes, I've driven a few of these, and they go well.

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We ran a very fun 'stop / start' enduro last night with these...

Timer was set to 2 hours total, we each had our own cars, and if someone came off, we all stopped (with the timer still running) whilst they ran to fix their own car.

There was only a 'little' bit of cheating here and there with cars creeping left, right and centre.

 

But, the best part was...

My car won it's maiden event.

 

The racing was so fun and light hearted, that it looks like we will be starting up a new night's worth of racing to fit them into the rotation...

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Thanks Cam.

 

 

So, the inserts have been painted up, and for a brake disk/caliper, I just photocopied a ScaleAuto one, re-painted the caliper with clear red (was silver), cut them out, and stuck them to the rim.

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And this is how she looks all race prepped...

And yes, I really should take a better photo of it...

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Nice job Rusty.

 

Will the brakes work if the calipers are spinning :blink:


Cheers,

 

Garry J

 

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Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill

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Thanks Garry.

 

 

FYI: ScaleAuto seem to think so...

lol.

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