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#1 OFFLINE   D N'D-Land

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 04:05 PM

DONE! Three R129 rear light borders..😯 whew :yahoo:I shared this over the weekend in two FB groups..Norev left off teh borders around the rear lights. I was glad that a few suggested on how to remove the rear lights in order to paint those borders.

I used that little black tool that comes with premium Chinese DE models to insert & pry gently behind the lights to pop them off. I was surprised that it was as easy. It was nerve racking, but still worth it. :occasion14:
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Posted 29 June 2020 - 04:43 PM

looks pretty good. did you use an paint brush or permanent markers?

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 06:31 PM

neat trick David! Where did you make the insertion with the door opening tool? And the tip of the black marker on your pic looks very familiar. Is that happens to be a Copic brand marker pen with two ends?

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 07:30 PM

View PostAlex SZ1996, on 29 June 2020 - 04:43 PM, said:

looks pretty good. did you use an paint brush or permanent markers?
I actually used one of my black Copic Markers and a steady hand (WHEW!) :giggle:  ..It was too risky to use something super juicy as Tamiya paint and the Sharpie is just not wet enough.

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 07:36 PM

View Postjazzy426, on 29 June 2020 - 06:31 PM, said:

neat trick David! Where did you make the insertion with the door opening tool? And the tip of the black marker on your pic looks very familiar. Is that happens to be a Copic brand marker pen with two ends?
Hi Simon! I literally used an X-Acto initially after opening the trunk(boot) to access the light from that area on the first car. However, on the other two models, I did the same with the door opening tool in the same area very gently. I was nervous every time TBH, but it worked.
Yes, I used one of my Copic Markers in black :nice:  Good Eye! :occasion14:

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Posted 29 June 2020 - 07:51 PM

I happen to have an exact same marker that's why I was able to spot it. I've been using that for minor detailing such as the tail light detailing you just did. I used Sharpie before switching over to this incredible marker. :nice:

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 12:55 PM

View Postjazzy426, on 29 June 2020 - 07:51 PM, said:

I happen to have an exact same marker that's why I was able to spot it. I've been using that for minor detailing such as the tail light detailing you just did. I used Sharpie before switching over to this incredible marker. :nice:
I use mine usually for rendering my sketches, but now, I figured out that I can use my Copics for models too :occasion14:

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Posted 30 June 2020 - 03:51 PM

These are the markers I use, and have done for decades.
When using them. I keep a cotton bud with a tiny amount of white spirit on hand to deal with slippages.
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Posted 30 June 2020 - 09:19 PM

Are Copic markers permanent and do they take time to dry compared to other permanent markers?
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Posted 30 June 2020 - 10:45 PM

View Postwinstoncds, on 30 June 2020 - 09:19 PM, said:

Are Copic markers permanent and do they take time to dry compared to other permanent markers?

Yea they do.. take about the same time as other permanent markers to dry. From my own experience, Sharpie tends to have a bit of purple hue if you shine light on them. Copic marker one not so much but I do find the finishing can be a little too glossy for me.

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 12:12 AM

Thanks jazzy. You are right about the tinge with black permanent markers. I use Steadtler fine tips but the tinge will not go away. Will give Copic a try.
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Posted 01 July 2020 - 11:23 AM

Well done, David - congrats to this successful surgery!! :occasion14:
Improves the appearance of the model a lot!!

I can imagine how you felt when doing this! :omg:
Had a similar experience when I needed to cut and destroy the wheels of my W123 as first step of a wheel swap.
But no risk no fun... :nice:

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Posted 04 July 2020 - 12:11 PM

This mod is on the cards for my SL, too. I’m gonna try with a very fine paint brush, some Tamiya Matt black paint and - I hope! - a very steady hand :-)

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Posted 06 July 2020 - 03:16 PM

View Postvulpex, on 01 July 2020 - 11:23 AM, said:

Well done, David - congrats to this successful surgery!! :occasion14:
Improves the appearance of the model a lot!!

I can imagine how you felt when doing this! :omg:
Had a similar experience when I needed to cut and destroy the wheels of my W123 as first step of a wheel swap.
But no risk no fun... :nice:
Thanks Dirk! :nice:  
It wasn't as daring as your W123 wheel transformation, but it does make a visual difference. :yahoo:
Dirk, are you also adding an R129 to you collection? :occasion14:

View PostScuddy, on 04 July 2020 - 12:11 PM, said:

This mod is on the cards for my SL, too. I’m gonna try with a very fine paint brush, some Tamiya Matt black paint and - I hope! - a very steady hand :-)
Yeah, I looked at my Tamiya paint and then looked at the lens :giggle: ....and then decided to save myself some time and stress with my Copic Markers. :yahoo:

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Posted 07 July 2020 - 11:49 AM

View PostD N, on 06 July 2020 - 03:16 PM, said:

Dirk, are you also adding an R129 to you collection? :occasion14:
Well - I admit it would be very tempting for sure!!
But I have sooo limited storage space that I literally have to think twice or thrice what I am gonna add and what I should let go. And some time later most probably will regret not having bought... :giggle:
This year I have already sold 5 models and have another 5 currently for sale - just in order to get room for some new.
But to limit oneself also has one good aspect and this is concerning the wallet... :twocents:

Currently I eyeing more in the direction of some older classics like the Ferrari 250 GT Lusso I recently bought...



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