Yeah kinda sorta takin a break.Moms going downhill and between watching her and the kid 5 days a week now isnt leaving a lotta time for the car. I need a welder to make the vents for the hood sides and finish up the spoiler, my works just not good enuf. Begged one of the guys from the shop(all 3 actually) and one came and will help make the vents and help w the spoiler. he said finish it up and we will make em after. So I wrapped up the doors, hood, and a cupla spots on the trunk
Had a tiny wound on my finger that turned green, a little squeeze and
Thats been there awhile lol
Heres how the spoilers turning out, a little ways into the figuring out what the hell im doing stage
Figured it out, getting help!
So the LM version doesnt have the side vents and the f40 logo on it, but I like em. The hood vents I need to fill the gap, looks chitty in side. Chitty chitty bang bang. For the logo I experimented printing out a keychain I got offa thingiverse till I got the size that I liked. Dug in deep w the flap disc, smoothed it out w the front of the belt sander, Hvac taped that sob in there, poured and hoped for the best.
Tape moved and the sob got covered up, broke it out w the belt sander
Came out pretty good, till I took off too much w the belt sander, and forgot to take pics like a big ol dummy lol. Its coming out pretty good, trying to find the balance between logo depth and not making the wing stand have a weird belly. Gonna wrap these things up, shoot and clear it for clear coat. Very soon hopefully
Picked up a 91 650sx cheap to flip. Getting back into polishing small turds at home. You can see my efforts at the hood vents in the background on the floor.
damn now I wanna keep it but my lower backs saying hell no
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Car is ready for primer. Will shoot sunday and if all goes well, lotsa red and clear too! All parts are pulled. and almost done w the 120/320 sanding. Turned out I didnt like the angle on the dangle on the f40 inlay
Rosso corsa it is sir! Luv the rotisserie wowsers! Been picking at it lil by lil, got some primer shot. Guess who hates sanding?! Cupla bugs to fix and the subatomic pinholes that need fillin. Found a few cracks, fixed em. Doing the 320grit run now, outta paper. May shoot it this weekend, hafta work saturday. Filled up the upper section of the wingstands w some fb and 1x4, and used a forstener bit to make the holes to attach the spoiler. Wrapped a pencil in some sandpaper to sand the inner holes. Coming out good
Thats pretty sweet andrew, but im too far into this to make those changes now lol! Been poking at it here and there. As usual, found a few cracks and spots to work on. Wet sanded a few times now. Car is crazy smooth. Laid down some paint yesterday, again. As usual, came out good but a few lil subatomic pinholes and a few tiny spots I missed sanding. Paint is laying down crazy smooth, has a matte sheen to it. Almost there. Gonna do more today, hopefully get all the boogers taken care of, finish the red, shoot the black stripe, and clear next weekend.
As usual, picked up lotsa new toys(used cheap junk) 3 mountain bikes and 1 super nice aluminum hybrid, got em all working! Got a razor mx500 I gutted and put in my ryobi 40v battery and a 36v esc. Things crazy fun and has some nuts for a tiny bike. And the thing that takes all my time(aside from watching mom and the kid) My xk x450 I did up in a macross theme, prolly fly this thing 3-4 times a day. Almost exact to a jjrc m02 no joke you gotta get one of these! Im not even into rc stuff but this is bad friggen arse laddies! Easy to fly! Just stay outta airplane mode https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztOlh-R3KOk
That and the whole thing looks crooked. I think I read that you changed it to that because I didn’t look right to you.
Doesn't look crooked to me. It is higher than the original which sits just above the rear fender line, and probably a little bigger too, but he is replicating a wing that didnt originally have the logo, so its up to him where it goes. I think it looks great!
Andrew good call on the keychain hook lmao. The way the logo sits flows w the wedge top shape of the car. I tried it a buncha ways, and every other way looked like poop. Anything pointing higher went over the roof and looked lame. Had a few people over who dont know the car, and loved it. Said it looks perfect. Theres so many other angles around it. Anywho did a final round o fillin lil smidgens, shota buncha red, and did the black stripe and the window frames. Some primer bleed thru to get a a lil more red and its getting cleared. I think this weekend if the weather holds out.
Looks so damn good w the black stripe! Made an emergency run to the froo froo store(closest thing to the hood lol) to get some cupcake cups for the youngster, and saw a weird colored package and glanced at it and WTF?!
Shem it’s looking good , is the colour you used the actual Rosso Corsa ? And what year did you use as the colour actually changes over the years. Just checking as I’m doing mine in the same colour and gives me a preview. The second shot in the drive way the car looks great the body line definitely sets it off. Keep at it you’ll get it finished.
Bjc-- Im right there with ya, thats some weird chit. Pk thanks for the update, but im no fan of custard either. Gonna hafta pass on that one . A friend of a friend got that in vegas, went to a lot of bachelor parties there. Used to love that "what happens in vegas, stays in vegas" commercial. Poor guy, no one told him herpes comes back with you. Anywho, Dobie thats the ford gt red, the paint shop didnt have the ferarri book, and the black is a toyota! yay!
Said fudge it today and painted the car in the driveway. The usual sand and fill a few booglies, shot some white primer on several spots. Then followed up with a boatload of red, 36oz laid on fat. Painting outside was nice cuz I could see how much paint was going down. Red has a very nice gloss now, much better than before. Shot smore black on the stripe and was going to clear it. The suns already going down its barely 4pm and starting to cool off. Cupla red and black spots to git to, and its getting lotsa clear tomorrow. Looking forward to it being done. Pics tomorrow.
Sourmash Im going sparingly w the polish, learning as I go. Too much rotational speed makes everything go down the drain. Pk- daves the same dummy that couldnt figure out how to change the front brake pads on his escort(ford lol), and then thought it was a good idea to beat the hell outta every panel on his car w the jack handle. Coulda just called for help. Now hes set for life.
Patched n painted a cupla things and shot the clear. Shot it fat and in the garage where I cant see chit. Got 4-5 drips dag-nabit! Weird, the paint and primer laid down flat and smooth as butter. The clear just pulled dust outta the air and shot it onto the flat surfaces. Or it settled there after. Gotta get super close and in the sheen to see it. Car looks stupid silly good holy friggin chit meng! So crazy glossy, I cant put into words. Love the color now. Hella people came by to check it out today and hung around jaws on the ground. Pics dont look so good but the color looks like you could dive into it. Just wow. I do need a real booth to shoot it in but wow this came out good.
not many waves, things pretty damn flat everywhere
Whats next? I dunno but ill figure something out soon