Thanks for the nice comments much appreciated, the body was made by " C&R Racing HO slot cars and decals " and they're designed for AF/X Super G + chassis. The resin cast was not the best I had to do
quite a bit of sanding and putty work to smooth out some of the rough spots. I attached a photo of the decals each body comes with it's own custom sheet.
Racer9, looks to be a pretty good effort. I agree that is a nice body style; should look great once you finish with decals and detail work. Glad you didn't give up after an initial effort you didn't like; stripping and starting over is always an option to work you aren't happy with. I agree with Nico on the body manufacturer; the one who you bought the body from I believe did not produce, but distributes........
I started to put some decals on not following the exact details I had some trouble at first a few more decals to go and next is to detail the driver. The part I had the hardest time
with was the white paint, not so steady hand little rough on the edges but I'm learning.
This is fun stuff
Racer9, looking good! Err, the car that is. The detail work really lifts it.
Hand painting is difficult to get right and it's all a question of what level of finish you are satisfied with. If you are happy with the cockpit white area lines that's all that matters.
If you'd like to take it a step further on another car you might try some masking. Using your 650 as an example, you could paint the white cockpit area first, going slightly wider than required. Once cured you then mask the cockpit area and spray the body. The general rule of thumb for hard bodies is spray lightest colour first, progressing to darkest as this reduces the chance of sub coats showing through. Additionally, in this example it means less masking. 3M Fineline auto masking is my preferred choice but there are many good products available.
Look forward to seeing more.
Last edited by Jisp; 09-07-2012 at 05:06 AM.