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  • What's On The Bench...?

    Here I have the body from a MBSlot BBRSL000 White Kit of a Ferrari F430 Challenge car. I picked this up pretty cheap from a member on one of the forums (perhaps this one?) and thought it would make a good build. Plus it'll give me reason to purchase an airbrush and get to painting some bodies. The chassis from the kit wasn't included so I purchased a Slot.it HRS2 ready to run. This is the first time I'm using a Slot.it HRS2 chassis, and it runs great after the usual tune-up and soft rubber tires. It's sitting on 17x10mm rears and smaller fronts which don't look the part so I'm going to pick up and install 18mm wheels all around. If the 18mm fronts are too big, I'll use the 17's. I have all the other body parts to complete it, including the interior. I'm planning on putting lights in it, which means modifying the rear some and the front more to let more light out. I like the look of this car and it fits well with some other cars I have, can't wait to get an airbrush and start that learning process!

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  • #2
    I'll look forward to seeing this one! How's the body weight?

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    • #3
      I received my metals paints from Alclad, and the Ferrari Red color for this car! This is an exciting journey! I'll weigh the car and its parts and let you know.
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      I have about 20 Wicked Detail colors that should arrive tomorrow, and some other bits...

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      • #4
        Okay, here's the weight of the car as is in the first picture above - a running chassis with bare body.
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        And here's the weight including all the body parts.
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        And here's all my colors and bits that arrived. Can't wait to order the compressor next!!
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        • #5
          Over the past week I received the compressor and spray booth - I'm all geared up now and ready to start priming!
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          • #6
            That's a great looking paint setup

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 32lbKING View Post
              That's a great looking paint setup
              Thanks! Now I need to organize a little cleaning station, or area, for when I change colors. I also need some kind of storage for all the airbrushing paints/thinners/panel line/decal solvents/liquid mask, etc. I'm thinking a makeup artists box would work?

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              • #8
                First coat with my new airbrush - Procon Boy PS-290 - this thing is awesome!!

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                with some detail parts

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                • #9
                  Nice job - on the paint booth AND the car. What to your reckon, a couple more coats?

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                  • #10
                    Thanks! The second coat looks great. Coverage with this PS-290 is amazing, to say the least!
                    Now I have to research if I can wet sand it with 5000 to remove the little dust particles before applying the decals and clear. Does anyone know?

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                    • #11
                      Update... All decals are on the body and it's ready for Klear Kote!
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                      • #12
                        Well, since seeing how "naked" the car was once those decals in the previous post were done, I decided to add some more I picked up from Indycals. Here's the body with all its glorious decals and 2 coats of Alclad 2 Klear Kote. I still have to wet sand with 2000 and then 5000 and then buff. Then I can put all the parts together to complete it.

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                        • #13
                          That looks so nice - are you sure you're gonna want to race it?

                          (Also, what does that body weigh, including glass and interior or anything else that isn't part of the chassis?)

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                          • #14
                            Appreciate the compliment! I run all my cars, even some of the "collectibles". What's the point of having cars that you love to see, kept in a box and not going around the track... I'm guessing the weight won't be far off from the previous 3.25 oz. Tomorrow I'll sand and polish and start putting it together. Once it's complete I'll weigh it again.

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                            • #15
                              Update: All that's left is the correct wheels and tires, and lights
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                              Total weight is 2oz

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