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ch_petrolhead

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Aug 20, 2016
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Hi all,

Hope I post this in the right place, otherwise please move the thread.

As you all know, we must now spend most of our time at home... Just sharing with you what I did on my side with the hours I had :ROFLMAO:

So just got a white 1:18 Ford GT, and made it carbon :cool: It's not the exact replica of the liquid carbon car presented at the Chicago auto show, as I preferred to have some color. Enjoy !

Still have to do the mirrors, but they won't change the overall result that much ;)

The base:


My crime (excuse the mess...):


Create patterns:


Decals preparation:


Application:



Result (no mirrors yet):
 

Apollo

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That is incredible, nice work!
 

KJD

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Strong work, thanks for posting!!
 
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soroush

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very cool
 

Indy GT

Yea, I got one...too
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I like a little color too. The Chicago display of the all carbon was a bit of a black hole.
Very NICE job on the model!!
Still working on the rear view mirrors? Even full size my clear bra installer struggled.
 
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Ed Sims

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Very cool!

Ed
 
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Gary

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Now that's neat.
 
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roketman

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Ditto here
 

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ch_petrolhead

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I like a little color too. The Chicago display of the all carbon was a bit of a black hole.
Very NICE job on the model!!
Still working on the rear view mirrors? Even full size my clear bra installer struggled.
Thanks a lot for you comment. Yes, I think that some color makes it nicer :)

For the mirrors, I haven't started them now. I think I will do them with 3 carbon decal section (top, inner side, bottom) to avoid wrinkles. Won't be super easy as they are small, but I think it won't be harder than the buttress area ;)

I will do a picture once they are done and mounted.

Ditto here
Really nice work ! And your paint booth must be helpful :)
 

mmlcobra

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Great work!
Mark
 
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Specracer

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Yup been there done that.... These suckers are NOT made to come apart. I started with silver, as it was the 1st I came across with black wheels. Didnt take apart the butresses, carefully masked off the intercooler grills, and mirror arms Much easier with out stripes. LOTS of light coats. Lots of clear. All "rattle can", no cheating with having it done in a booth (ha).



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Ed Sims

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Good color match Specracer!

Ed
 

ch_petrolhead

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Yup been there done that.... These suckers are NOT made to come apart. I started with silver, as it was the 1st I came across with black wheels. Didnt take apart the butresses, carefully masked off the intercooler grills, and mirror arms Much easier with out stripes. LOTS of light coats. Lots of clear. All "rattle can", no cheating with having it done in a booth (ha).
Yes, really need practice to not break parts when removing them ;) I would also have keep the buttress on the model for a regular repaint. But for the carbon foil, I really needed to have them removed.

Nice model you have done here, good work :)
 

Specracer

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Oh totally, to get in there with the carbon, no other way.

Looking at the picture, I just realized I should have gone further, with blue seat bolsters, and calipers.....

Yes, really need practice to not break parts when removing them ;) I would also have keep the buttress on the model for a regular repaint. But for the carbon foil, I really needed to have them removed.

Yeah worked out well, also allows you to also do this I cant stand the amber. The red in the back is fine as it matches the tail lights:

Was far trickier that I expected, as if you look at the top, there are LED's in there.

Good color match Specracer!
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Apollo

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I have been working on my PPF installation technique for when you guys are ready! :p

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ch_petrolhead

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Swiss Mountains
@Apollo when can I ship to you my model for the wrap ? I need a skilled installer like you ;)

Otherwise, as promised, here the pictures of the completed GT (click on the picture to zoom):





 
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canibl

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WOW you guys have skill