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Peter B

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I have been painting all of mine with a brush and then sprayed a clear gloss enamel over the top to smooth out the brush lines. It may help but not sure in your case but worth a thought. Either way you have one fantastic car.
Essess

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Thanks, I may try that...I don't like the brush lines in the finish. What about repainting the whole thing with enamel?
Peter B

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I think to repaint at this stage would take away the effort that you have done so far. If you plan on building another then maybe approach the painting from a diiferent angle of enamel. I paint with craft shop acrylic paint and because it doesn't shine, i then spray the clear gloss over it. But with all painting it can be trial and error or can be a hit straight off but also can be a personal satisfaction as it sounds like you are where it almost hits the mark but its not quite there. Hope i didn't rattle on to much
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I will gladly take any tips I can get.........especially about painting. The only thing I would have to do is tape off the windshield, everything else wouldn't be much of an issue.
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Essess,

Looks good my friend. I may have missed it but did you had shape the car (like sanding? ) or use something like a Dremel tool ? Just curious as I bet this took a good long while to sculpt out the design.

As far as painting, if you have not checked out the hints and tips section I believe there are several painting tips. One that comes to mind is the late "Ken Martain" he had a several step process to get to the finished product. If you look at some of his posts with finished toy's you will see the great paint job he achieved.

Anyway thanks for sharing and keep the toy's coming  LOL

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Essess

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Thanks much!! I used a Dremel with a sanding drum, a small rasp I have modified, and sandpaper to do all the shaping. It actually works fairly fast....keeping things proportional is the challenge for me.
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Wow that turned out to be a good looking car. It does look like a cobra.
Good job.

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машина супер!!!
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A little more progress on the paint.

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Looking good!
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Had to put my sunglasses on. Looking very sharp [cool]

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