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Post by checkmate on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 9:39 pm

Hey guys been awhile between drinks but here's what I've been working on lately. It's last years NNL Cup Mustang which I didn't get finished in time for the NSW NNL Titles.
Decided to go for a retired race car approach......
Here's some pics.

Made the tarp out of a tissue, first attempt and it came out alright I think.





Making a base for it too....





Made a fence out of balsa wood, ink washed and sat in place.





Added some base material and sat the fence up...





Added some more ground cover and this is where Im up to.



Cheers Rob

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Post by DeeCee on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 9:50 pm

Thats looking pretty cool, like the tarp idea, will be a nice tidy little dio when done. greatwork
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Post by Paul on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 9:54 pm

........I was hoping you'd post it up here Very Happy

It looks very realistic with the tarp mate, and the base is coming up a treat.... Magnifico
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Post by Shoey on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 10:18 pm

Sweet as Dude! You can't get any more real than that tarp.
Should be a looker when it's finished.
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Post by checkmate on Mon 21 Nov 2011, 10:21 pm

Thanks guys, Shoey's persistant badgering has me posting it up here!! Very Happy
Tarp came up better than I thought, it was just an experiment.
The base was very wet still in the bottom pic and is looking better as it dries.
Along way to go, but it's progressing quick. Wink
Cheers Rob

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Post by zenrat on Tue 22 Nov 2011, 7:52 am

Sweet. Did you paint the back of the car?

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Post by allan on Tue 22 Nov 2011, 8:53 am

great job on it.
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Post by sports850 on Tue 22 Nov 2011, 8:56 am

Nice job ib that Rob , the tarp looks so realistic , just needs some young tyre kicker picking up one corner to look closer at it (or a sign "not for sale , don't bother asking" on it ) .
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Post by checkmate on Tue 22 Nov 2011, 9:18 am

zenrat wrote:Sweet. Did you paint the back of the car?
Sadly yes. I painted it to be a nice racer than destroyed the finish weathering it. But it was an experiment to try new things and learn some new techniques.
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Post by mgy125 on Tue 22 Nov 2011, 3:39 pm

Looks good...I always like these types models.
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Post by Carps on Tue 22 Nov 2011, 5:32 pm

Great work, so how you do the Ttarp, with wet tissue then painted it?
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Post by Bryce on Tue 22 Nov 2011, 6:46 pm

Looks real cool Rob. And a great idea for hiding a model with a blemish. You gonna share your tarp making secrets with us then or what?
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Post by checkmate on Tue 22 Nov 2011, 8:13 pm

Hey guys the tarp was made out of a tissue, originally I wanted paper towel but every brand has either pictures printed on it or patterns indented into it.

Here's how I did it:
1. Grab a tissue, preferably one that hasn't been used and check it closely as the tissues I used also had i line down one side. (Cut off line if required.)
2. Wrap the car tightly with Glad Wrap, make sure all the details show through and the whole car is covered.
3. Grab a shallow container, I used a lid off a margarine container. And fill with a mix of water and white glue.
4. Slowly pull the tissue through the mix allowing it to soak it all the way through, You have to be slow and steady or it rips!
5. Once the tissue is completely soaked, lay it over your model in whatever fashion suits, I added some creases by pinching it with tweezers.
6. Allow to dry, I made the mistake of not putting plastic on the board I sat it on than had to try and get a blade under to cut it off!. Rolling Eyes
7. Once it's dry it will pull off the car in one solid piece, unwrap the car and recheck it's fit.
8. I than painted the tarp seperately with Humbrol paint, once it was dry I glued the tarp onto the car, you could just sit it on if you wanted to remove at a later date. Wink
9. After it had dried, I ink washed it with a black wash and than a light brown ink wash over it and the car to finish it off.

I was surprised how easy it was, I ripped the first tissue before I got it out of the glue!!! But the second time I was a bit steadier and the tarp on the car is the second tissue and the first attempt on the car.
Also useful if you've used the good wheels, diff, interior or engine out of a model and your in the mood to be creative with the shell and left overs, once the tarps on, you cant see what lurks beneath!!!
I'm going to try this again soon as it was a simply project and I thought the results came out ok.
Cheers Rob
(Thanks for the comments guys!)

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Post by checkmate on Tue 22 Nov 2011, 9:58 pm

Checked the base tonight when I got home from work, it's dryer now so doesn't look like dirt floating in milk so much!
Still got a long way to go, but sat the fence on and got some quick snaps.




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Post by doorslammerfan on Wed 23 Nov 2011, 9:50 am

nice job on both mate
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Post by tezza43 on Wed 23 Nov 2011, 10:28 am

Great work Rob and thanks for sharing your tarp secrets with us. The whole concept is brilliant and the finished model looks so real. Have I said this before? I love this forum for its camaraderie and inspirational builds. Thanks mate!

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Post by checkmate on Wed 23 Nov 2011, 10:44 am

tezza43 wrote:Great work Rob and thanks for sharing your tarp secrets with us. aus

No worries Tezza, more than happy to try and help and thanks for the comments. I've still got a heap to do before this one's finished but I'm plodding along at it and other projects so she'll get there soon. Certainly by April!!! Laughing
Cheers Rob

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Post by aussie muscle on Fri 25 Nov 2011, 12:59 pm

very nice car and good dio

although a car like that will always be hidden away in a barn, not out where people can see it. you could imagine being asked about it every weekend.
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Post by mgy125 on Fri 25 Nov 2011, 1:45 pm

aussie muscle wrote:very nice car and good dio

although a car like that will always be hidden away in a barn, not out where people can see it. you could imagine being asked about it every weekend.

Not necessarily. When my son and I were travelling through Wisconsin a few years back we stopped at a farm because we could see the exposed front of one of the old Transam Mustangs. The gentleman had bought it awhile back and was thinking of doing some historic racing with it, but hadn't got around to working on it yet so it sat outside under a tarpaulin next to his barn.

Then there is the story on the internet with pictures of the Cheetah that was buried in a barn...now that one was hidden.
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Post by ToranaDan on Fri 25 Nov 2011, 3:56 pm

WOW !!!! thats the best attempt at a tarp I've even seen, it looks real. Love how it shows through all the detail and body lines, Well done !!!! Good to see you back mate, you have a P.M Very Happy
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Post by checkmate on Tue 29 Nov 2011, 8:22 pm

aussie muscle wrote:very nice car and good dio

although a car like that will always be hidden away in a barn, not out where people can see it. you could imagine being asked about it every weekend.

Check out:
http://www.carsinbarns.com/
they aren't all hidden away in shed's like you'd think they'd be, remember in the states it's a mass produced common car.......

Made some small progress but been a bit slack, went to a vanners reunion on the weekend I organised so that's my excuse. Laughing
Added some weeds and tuffs of grass.
Cheers Rob



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Post by Shoey on Wed 30 Nov 2011, 6:40 pm

Awesome! Just what it needed!
Looks like Elmo's biting the fence.
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Post by big bad kustom on Sat 03 Dec 2011, 10:48 pm

At least yours is more finished than mine----- I lost my way with my NNL Mustang. The tarp detail came up tops, nice job.
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Post by Adam Clark on Sun 04 Dec 2011, 1:36 pm

ELMOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Very Happy
Nice job mate, great effort on the tarp twothumbsup
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Post by allan on Sun 04 Dec 2011, 3:23 pm

looking good so far,another bit of help put a few large rocks or bricks or long bit of wood around the edge of the trap like its holding down so the wind does not blow it off,even a old tyre on top to help hold it down,you can sand the tread off to make it look like a bald one even lean one or two on the side of the car.
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