Then it was time to do the same on the outside. I first had to set it up on another piece of styrofoam, just to better reach lower areas of the body.
Jag fick dessvärre lite väl blöt färg på ena sidan.
I got a little too much paint on the door which created runnings. Barely visible on the pic, but still there and needs to be sorted somehow. Possibly by sanding/polishing after it has cured properly. I hope I can make it look good and also give it a clear cote without messing up.
I also painted the inner rims, including the one I got printed for me.
The printed one doesn’t look very nice, but with the brake plates on, it looks ok.
I think it will look ok and it will not be very visible once I got it on the shelf!
According to the instructions, some parts are supposed to be painted silver, but after looking at some pics it seems like most of them have a polished steel or chrome look. So I decided to try my chrome colour in the airbrush for the first time.
It turned out looking a lot better than I had expected. I need to paint some of them on the other side as well, and I might give the tank a few more layers. Actually not very much colour used to achieve this look.
More painting! This time aluminum.
Engine and transmission sits together in one pice, and I just have to work with that.
I started assemble the engine parts just to notice that I hadn’t got paint everywhere it was needed, so I had to sort that before I could continue.
The oil filter needs a decal that I’ll put the when the gloss blue have cured.
Speaking of decals, the interior have quite a few.
Getting the decal on the stick was quite fiddly!
The body frame needed some more paint and I also masked and painted parts of the exhaust system with chrome.
The exhaust system was touched up some and the tape removed.
I decided to add ignition cables so I’ve drilled holes for them, but I need to figure where the other end should go. According to the pics I’ve seen it seems like they go somewhere under the black boxes on the valve covers.
I’ll also continue assembling the chassie once everything else is in place.
I bought this kit some time ago, just because it looked cool and had Shelby in the name. I wasn’t aware that Shelby had constructed a car of his own, but evidently he had. Anyway, I thought it was cool, and put it on my planned build list.
I order to do this kit justice, I decided to have something to practice on, and that’s why I started the BMW 507 Cabrio. That build have partly come to a halt, due to missing pieces. I will still try out the metal paint on the body, and hopefully I’ll manage to get it good enough to try it on this one as well.
As usual it start by preparing parts, and on this I started with both engine and interior parts.
Some parts needed a mix of black and gold.
It’s only about 5% gold, so it’s barely visible except maybe that it has a slightly different hue.
Then it was time for some aluminum.
Then some steel/iron.
On some parts the instructions called for silver, but after looking at the pics on the box, it looked more like chrome or polished metal. So I decided to try my chrome colour in the airbrush for the first time.
It turned out better than I had expected, but I think some parts need another cote to look real good, and also some parts needs to be painted on the other side.
It might not fully look like chrome, but good enough to look like polished metal.
The instrument panel and the panel for the gear shift was masked and painted dark grey.
Seats and side panels was painted.
After some detail painting the interior parts looked like this.
Some decals needs to be added to complete the interior.
I’ve started assembling the engine and painting parts needed for it. Also some other parts will be sorted and painted before assembly. Many parts will be painted in aluminum.
I bought this kit 2nd hand quite a few years ago, and the main reason for building it, is to test some kind of silver metallic as body colour.
This is what it looked like when I started.
The engine got some more parts.
To be able to test colours, the hood got some primer.
I decided to have a black leather/vinyl interior.
Then I masked parts of the interior and painted the engine room with steel.
Perhaps not very visible in the pic, but the ejection pin marks, I thought I had scraped away, was still visible. Time to sort that!
Time for some more primer.
I should have masked the interior better, so now I had to redo it, after painting over the red with flat black.
It turned out the body had some mold line and other flaws to take care of, and the hood and underside of the chassie got some steel paint.
Then the engine room was painted again.
After sorting the flaws, the body got some more primer.
I wasn’t happy with the steel colour, partly because I had problems painting it good enough on the topside. I’ve also had problems with Vallejos primer. Anyway I decided to use Vallejos new metal colours. I tried aluminum on the hood.
I changed to medium grey and gave the body a cote.
The outer rims was painted aluminum.
The exhaust pipes was painted with brass.
Some parts was painted black and the mufflers was painted with gun metal.
I’ve also assembled engine, transmission and exhaust system.
Two problems have arised during this build. 2 parts are missing and I should have checked better, but as my my intention was to test body colour, my check wasn’t as thorough as it should have been.
I’ve asked for help, and possibly a friend of my son can print the parts on his 3D printer. I’ll see how that goes. Possibly I can make one of them myself if I can get the plastic material needed.
I’ll build and paint as much as I can, and hopefully the parts will be sorted so I can continue.
After getting the cockpit and the exhaust addition in place, things went pretty fast, and the fuselage, wings, stabilizers and fin was assembled.
Not entirely without problems as there are some things to sort.
I had to cut a little to make the prolonged exhaust fit with the locator tabs on the inside.
Just to check, I fit the outer part of the exhaust to the body.
I think that turned out looking pretty good, and I’ll only need to touch up a little.
Next will be to sort out all the seams and also sort some panel lines to connect the upper and lower body panels. Then it’s time to start sorting the landing gears and some other stuff that will be needed later.