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Hello guys,
today I want to show you my last job, which isn't a rally car as usual, but a track car, the queen of the track cars: a BMW M3 in M livery with Castrol sponsorship.

The real car has raced and won the 500 miles of Wellington in 1992, driven by the Italian Emanuele Pirro and the German Joachim Winkelhock. My customer have bought this model as a DTM liveried car, but the stripes were damaged and so he decided and asked me to make a completely new livery.



Here is the model at the beginning:



so I started to strip down all the logos, until the model came back as a plain body:



In the meantime the research for the biggest possible number of pictures was already started to draw the new livery and logos in the best way.
After a couple of weeks and a couple of tests all was right and I decaled the model with this final result:















Hope you like it!!!
 

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Quite a transformation
In plain white it also looks quite awesome


What did you use to remove the decals?
 

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Looks great, well done.


much like your Stratos work. The stripped decal version of the m3 looks absolutely hot. Now this makes me wonder, no one has ever produced E30 (M or not) in white before?
Quite a few plain white E30 M3s have been made in 1/18: Wedge, Otto and also AutoArt themselves.
 

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Minichamps did a plain White car too.

- nice job on it!! I wish I'd have bought a plain White AUTOart one when they came out as they sold out really quickly (no doubt for conversions as above)
 

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Wow guess i havent been paying closer attention to those E30s LOL Been thinking about getting a black m3 from Solido but would go for a white one if there is one.

Minichamps did a plain White car too.
Are those plain white one road version or track with rollcage etc?
 

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LOL, that must have taken a lot of time and several nails
 

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LOL, that must have taken a lot of time and several nails
Neither of both fortunately, nails are needed just to start the decal peeling, then I pulled them off (not all but the majority)
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Did you need to prep the surface any way before affixing the new decals?
 

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LOL, that must have taken a lot of time and several nails
Neither of both fortunately, nails are needed just to start the decal peeling, then I pulled them off (not all but the majority)
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Did you need to prep the surface any way before affixing the new decals?
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Nope, nothing to do...
 

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Another epic transformation mate, You need a big pat on the back for being very modest, I know that decals are extremely delicate and very tricky to apply.

Awesome stuff
 

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I had Francesco print a set of these decals for me - and they look great.
However, I am having trouble removing the decals the model came with.
I decided to try an old trick I had learned many years ago, and had forgotten.
I sat my M3 in a tub of cold water (nothing else) and let the model sit in it for at least a week.
Now the decals have dried out (!) and become brittle.
A blunt old flat head screwdriver is used to gently scrape the decals off - and it is working - slowly!
Images of the stripped car when finished.....
 

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Wow John, Even i would not of thought of doing something like that, I'll have to remember that trick lol.
 
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