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#1 OFFLINE   ROBSMC

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:01 AM

Today I started a new model build, ALPHA Models was kind enough to send me their new 1/18 scale Bugatti Chiron Sport resin model kit, so the build begins. I first layed out all the parts to work out what is what and what pieces will be certain colors.
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I am going to paint the interior all in one color, so I started assembly by glueing the 2 part door trims together and also the seat bases and backs
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I then glued the seat backs to the seat bases as I will paint these as a single piece
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More to come. Cheers

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:09 AM

I just saw your post on Facebook of this. Can't wait to see how this build unfolds!
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Posted 01 December 2019 - 02:57 AM

As a Bugatti fan I'll be glued to this one more than usual, lol :drool5:
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Posted 01 December 2019 - 04:21 AM

View Postmcaf123, on 01 December 2019 - 02:09 AM, said:

I just saw your post on Facebook of this. Can't wait to see how this build unfolds!
Thanks Chaim, still tossing up between 2 different color combo's. Want to do something wild with this one.

View PostT1000, on 01 December 2019 - 02:57 AM, said:

As a Bugatti fan I'll be glued to this one more than usual, lol :drool5:
Thanks T, I will make this one stand out for sure.

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Posted 01 December 2019 - 01:40 PM

Good luck on this build Rob, This should be interesting how this one turns out.

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 09:26 AM

Rob more than anyone appreciates why models from BBR & MR cost so much! Some hours will go into this!

Any hint on the colour scheme being followed?

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Posted 02 December 2019 - 08:44 PM

View PostGuiddy, on 02 December 2019 - 09:26 AM, said:

Rob more than anyone appreciates why models from BBR & MR cost so much! Some hours will go into this!

Any hint on the colour scheme being followed?
Ah, you will have to wait and see on the color combo, but I am not doing the usual red/black or blue/black combo.

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 01:04 AM

UPDATE 3/12/2019

Had a chance after work today to clean the interior of the body and the interior parts in some wax and grease remover and sprayed them all in white Tamiya surfacer (primer) I was actually going to go with a full white interior, but at the last minute found a color in my paint collection that I am going to go for instead. A color I have never done an interior in before. Something a bit left field, but on a Bugatti, anything goes! More to come.
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Posted 03 December 2019 - 10:36 AM

Maybe a Bugatti Vision GT China Edition theme or something like it ? :twocents:

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Posted 03 December 2019 - 12:02 PM

This is going to be interesting.
For the spec and color maybe Manny Koshbin´s latest purchase, the Hermes Bugatti Chiron?

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Posted 27 December 2019 - 11:50 PM

UPDATE 28/12/2019

Well after working 60+ hours a week all through December for work and no time at all for model building, I am now on end of year holidays and can get back into this build. I had painted the interior in its final color back a month ago but didn't have time to post. So here is the interior color, it is a mint green which is actually the base coat color to go underneath Lamborghini Artemis green! So the entire interior is going to be this bright popping color.
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Quite a lot of details in these seats
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Back into today's progress, I applied the Bugatti and Chiron decals to the seats, center console and brake calipers
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I then sprayed all the interior parts in Tamiya Flat clear to knock off the gloss of the green base coat color. This also traps the decals under the clear and they are not glossy either this way.
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I then sprayed all these parts with Tamiya grey surfacer as I am going to paint all these parts with Molotow Chrome refill paint. I saw a video on YouTube that a guy actually sprayed Molotow refill straight through the airbrush for near chrome finish, so I am going to give that a go. So wheels will be chrome, and all the little trim pieces for the interior will be chrome to for added detail on the mint green color. This is a color combo I have never done before, but if there is any car you can do this too, it's a Bugatti Chiron
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Lots of detail again in these wheels of this Chiron model made by Alpha Models
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Center console glued onto the interior pan
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So much more parts to add to all the interior pieces before final assembly of the whole interior, but this is the idea of this mono tone interior, pretty wild I think, but I like it a lot
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More to come very soon. Cheers

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 03:28 AM

Wow this will be eye popping and trying something you have never done before ,well i take my hat off to you lets hope it all goes to plan. Another enjoyful update,looking forward to more. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :occasion14: :yahoo:

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 06:23 AM

View Postdrivinghermad, on 28 December 2019 - 03:28 AM, said:

Wow this will be eye popping and trying something you have never done before ,well i take my hat off to you lets hope it all goes to plan. Another enjoyful update,looking forward to more. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :occasion14: :yahoo:
Cheers Darren, someone once told me 'you have nothing to fear, but fear itself' so why not go for it. I am loving this color combo so far. Should look epic with all the chrome trim.

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Posted 28 December 2019 - 11:27 PM

UPDATE 29/12/2019

Today I sprayed the interior trim pieces and wheels in Molotow chrome paint from a 30ml refil bottle that I bought. It requires a heavy quick coating to get a super chrome look. To slow an application will leave some areas dull, so a quick heavy coat will give the best results. I have to let this dry for at least 3-5 days, then I will attempt to clear coat it. The main problem with these chrome finishes is when you clear coat them, they go dull and lose the chrome effect, so a little more trail and error needed to get the best results, but I will post the results in a few days
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Wheels came out awesome, not sure weather I will leave these full chrome or paint the inside edges black and go for a diamond finish look. More to come. Cheers
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Posted 29 December 2019 - 01:51 AM

It came out stunning, may I ask you why do you think it needs clearcoating? Does this paint requires it, or is it your preference? I never use clear on my metal-like finishes, but never used this paint either so I'm just curious... Thanks and good luck to the build!

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 02:07 AM

View Postjanositamas, on 29 December 2019 - 01:51 AM, said:

It came out stunning, may I ask you why do you think it needs clearcoating? Does this paint requires it, or is it your preference? I never use clear on my metal-like finishes, but never used this paint either so I'm just curious... Thanks and good luck to the build!
Thanks Tamas, from everything I watched of others using Molotow, when handled it will dull off and not be as shiny. Clear coating it will allow the parts to be handled without and effect on the chrome finish. This is important as I still have to assemble all these parts on the model.

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Posted 29 December 2019 - 06:52 AM

Looks great so far, Rob!! :drool5: :drool5: :drool5:
I'll keep my fingers crossed that you will succeed to preserve this chrome look with the clear coating...

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 01:20 AM

Cheers Vulpex

UPDATE 30/12/2019

I started assembly today of the interior with the foot rest and accelerator and brake pedal fitted to the interior tub
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Next I painted the door trim vent holes black, then glued in the photo etch grilles
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I then painted the dash air con vents black, then when dry, glued on the photo etch face plates
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Dash pod painted black, then gauge decals applied, then the photo etch trim and speedo ring glued on
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Strangely, my Molotow chrome painted trim pieces I painted yesterday were completely dry and seem not to mark, maybe because I painted the Molotow over a Tamiya grey surfacer, I really don't know. So I could keep assembling all the interior with all these chrome pieces, starting with the door handle assemblies on the door trims
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Also inserted the seat trim rings into the seats
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Chrome dash vents were painted matt black in the center grilles leaving the outside edge chrome
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Fitted the seats back into the interior pan
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Dash pod, steering column and center chrome trim were added. Then I applied all the little decals on the center chrome trim
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I then made the seat belts and fitted those along with the seat belt buckets
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I then finished the steering wheel and a couple of other bits and the interior is finished. I think it looks pretty cool
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Next I masked up the mint green engine covers so I could paint the center part semi gloss black
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Once painted matt black, the masking was removed
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I then painted the letters and stripes matt black on the photo etch pieces, and wiped off the excess paint with a thinners wet que tip and fitted them to the engine piece
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That's it for today, might get some more done tomorrow, cheers.

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Posted 30 December 2019 - 02:48 AM

Coming along quite nicely. The color reminds me a lot of the Divo blue, but a bit more pale. It looks quite good :drool5:
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Posted 30 December 2019 - 10:53 AM

Thatís interesting about the Molotow marker drying out quicker over painted surfaces. Mine always takes ages and I still canít touch it. Iíll try that. Model looks good!
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Posted 30 December 2019 - 10:43 PM

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 03:41 AM

@"Thanks Tamas, from everything I watched of others using Molotow, when handled it will dull off and not be as shiny. Clear coating it will allow the parts to be handled without and effect on the chrome finish. This is important as I still have to assemble all these parts on the model."

Thanks Rob, I didn't know that, good luck for the build!

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 08:26 AM

For the same Alpha Model Chiron I came across this full built step by step by the Scalemodeling channel (Youtube): https://www.youtube....h?v=qU7uNXmnj2s

The carbon decal application is pretty impressive (at least for me). Makes you realize how much work, material and skills goes into building these models.
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Posted 03 January 2020 - 05:24 PM

View Postjanositamas, on 03 January 2020 - 03:41 AM, said:

@"Thanks Tamas, from everything I watched of others using Molotow, when handled it will dull off and not be as shiny. Clear coating it will allow the parts to be handled without and effect on the chrome finish. This is important as I still have to assemble all these parts on the model."

Thanks Rob, I didn't know that, good luck for the build!
Thanks Tamas

View PostArnage, on 03 January 2020 - 08:26 AM, said:

For the same Alpha Model Chiron I came across this full built step by step by the Scalemodeling channel (Youtube): https://www.youtube....h?v=qU7uNXmnj2s

The carbon decal application is pretty impressive (at least for me). Makes you realize how much work, material and skills goes into building these models.
Cheers, I have actually been subscribed to Tom's channel for over a year. Although he builds 1/24 scale models, he is a very talented builder for sure

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 10:04 PM

UPDATE 4/01/2020

Yesterday I primed all the body and associated pieces just in Tamiya grey surfacer/primer as I am trying something different with the painting on this Chiron
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This dries very quick here this time of year, so after an hour, I sanded down all the primer with a microfine 3M sanding sponge. This got the surface nice and smooth ready to paint. This time I decided to paint this model with Tamiya spraycans, as I have quite a few of these and wanted to use some of them up. So first I sprayed the body in Tamiya semi gloss black, then followed that with some Tamiya gloss clear, then a few coats of Tamiya Pearl gloss clear. I did however still paint this model in my spraybooth, so I was in a dust free enviroment, even though this Tamiya spraypaint is a synthetic acrylic and dries quite quick. Unfortunately, the Tamiya clear gloss just doesn't give enough real shine or depth to it, so today I sprayed 2 light coats of 2K clear in my spraygun straight over the top of the Tamiya spraycan gloss. Yes you can do this and there is no negative reaction over the acrylic.
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As you can see there is a lot of clear pearl over the black. I have called this color starlight black. This body color is a good contrast to the mint green interior color that I chose
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This pic you can actually see the gold and blue pearl flecks in the Tamiya pearl clear, quite stunning
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Even though the body is not fully dry, I had to have a look at the body with the interior sitting in there, loving this color combo
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Put the tyres on the rims now that the chrome is fully dry. Not clearing over these as I don't think I need to now, as long as I keep handling to a minimum. Still have to paint the inside barrel of each rim in matt black. Oh and add the center cap decals.
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Quick look with the wheels under the body too.
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Painted the floor panels to in Tamiya satin black, with the spraycans too. More to come
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