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WIP: Indy Cars

Postby dgwoodward2 » Thu May 21, 2020 12:10 pm

So I have been out of the hobby for a number of years and the "lockdown" (and kids getting older) prompted me to jump back in.

During the lockdown I completed the following:
1. Built a workbench in the garage for the spray booth I built along with an appropriate venting to the outside (having dedicated place to have things makes a big difference).
2. Purchased a new HVLP Iwata Mini-Spray Gun (requires a bit of practice).
3. Invested in new supplies (thanks to Coast Airbrush, Scalefinishes.com, Gravity Paints Spain, USA Gundam Store, and a bunch of Amazon & e-bay sellers).
4. Really spent time planning out the building of the kit(s) I am working on.
5. Developed a higher level of patience (still a works in progress with that one).

So first up in my return are 2 IndyCars. One I have had for some time and the other is one I picked up last year.

1. Formula Models (RIP Colin Fraser) 1/43 Target Reynard of Alex Zanardi. Used Scale Finishes Target Red over gray & white Badger Stylynz primer. Next step is to 2K clearcoat.

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2. Brickyard Models (kit was for the Alonso or Sato Indycar from 2017) 1/43 Steak n Shake car of Graham Rahal. Used Scale Finishes RAL 3028 Red over gray Badger primer with Indycals decals. Mounting on BBR case (leaving space for a plate to hopefully have Rahal sign someday. Continuing with decals, then a round of 2K clear, then some flat black along with more decals and then some semi-gloss clear.

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Well, that's it for now. Also playing with an Ampersand March 84C for Rick Mears.

Take care and stay safe.
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Re: WIP: Indy Cars

Postby feelgood » Thu May 21, 2020 1:29 pm

Wow!!! Those look fantastic, well done!
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Re: WIP: Indy Cars

Postby Formulamike » Thu May 21, 2020 3:07 pm

Very good Kits, good start
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Re: WIP: Indy Cars

Postby Belugawrx » Thu May 21, 2020 3:21 pm

Great stress relievers aren't they..?
Keep posting, lookin good so far
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Re: WIP: Indy Cars

Postby Indy1977TX » Thu May 21, 2020 3:57 pm

Love the Reynard and the Dallara looks really good, too. I think one the front nose wicker, the teams tend to split the decals so the logo looks correct from the front. Not sure about that on yours but just a heads up to check it before clear. Great job, keep it up, and do not forget the pics - especially the Mears 1984 winner!!

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Re: WIP: Indy Cars

Postby dgwoodward2 » Thu May 21, 2020 7:04 pm

Indy1977TX wrote:Love the Reynard and the Dallara looks really good, too. I think one the front nose wicker, the teams tend to split the decals so the logo looks correct from the front. Not sure about that on yours but just a heads up to check it before clear. Great job, keep it up, and do not forget the pics - especially the Mears 1984 winner!!

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Thanks Jordan. That one got by me. I just pulled the decal of and will replace it. Also noticed that the wicker is black in this car. Luckily I have a spare set of decals.
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Re: WIP: Indy Cars

Postby steveracer » Sat May 23, 2020 10:07 am

Nice little cars....perfect project for the Month of May.

Going to be ready to race tomorrow? ...uh, cancel that, you have more prep time. LOL
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