Tom wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:18 pm
Hard to show colours well in photographs, this looks to be a nice combo though the colours appear as a neutral light grey and silver on my tablet screen. I know what you mean about nobody caring, I have very few friends who are interested in my collection. In this case I'm glad, because otherwise we wouldn't have been able to follow your progress.
It seems that the genre of car model building has declined over many years... Think of the huge Danhausen model car books in the 1980s, where are the books - and where are all the manufacturers? In Berlin we have a well-known large toy and hobby store which celebrated its 40th anniversary a couple of weeks ago. In an interview the owner (resp. his son) was asked how business changed in the last forty years, and he said that "model building" is hardly any subject in today's business, the customers mainly want to "plug and play", not building anything over a long time... *sniff*
Jager wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:02 pm
I think we're all a bunch of nerds here. At least in my city we have a club of like minded collectors with around 50 who meet once a month to discuss diecast over a coffee. Maybe there is something similar in Berlin.....I would start by checking with CK Models at Classic Remise Berlin
Thanks for the hint! You know, native-born Berliners are recognizable by the point that foreigners have to explain and to show their own city to them - really true
! (the reason is that "Berlin" in fact consists of around a dozen old villages and cities which were united in 1920 to "Great Berlin", and so every district has its own center which is preferred by the local habitants). Indeed I visited the Classic Remise some years ago, but meanwhile I'm in touch with some other smaller model shops. I'll report about any news...
The licence plates are scratched through and dunked into black-burnish for nickle silver:
Et voilà, black figures on yellow ground:
The black-painted profile rings are glued onto the white wheels (which will be masked and painted black again):
Painting the body was difficult - like every time
! The matte-black by Humbrol is not really black, but has a brownish hue. So I took the deep black from Revell, mixed with original Revell Enamel thinner. The result was: sticky! I had this effect already with some other Revell paints, so it is necessary to make tests with Revell paints generally before using them on the model! At least the paint could be washed off easily with some white spirit and I continued with deep black from a rattle can - easy and with a perfect result! Here's the body, already with full chrome trim:
The surface of the semi-matte paint is smoother than it looks on the photos, tomorrow it will be gloss-coated.