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Sopwith Camel Clerget Project
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, April 20, 2018 - 08:52 AM UTC

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Damian,
Looking forward to your results, as heat effects have always been something I've struggled with.

BTW, finally, my next build will be my 1st car model in nearly 10 years.

Joel



I always enjoy following your builds Joel, having one of your build log threads over on AutoModeler will be great!

F1 build?

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 09:50 PM UTC

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Damian,
Looking forward to your results, as heat effects have always been something I've struggled with.

BTW, finally, my next build will be my 1st car model in nearly 10 years.

Joel



I always enjoy following your builds Joel, having one of your build log threads over on AutoModeler will be great!

F1 build?

Cheers, D



Damian,
While F1 isn't my favorite series these days, it's Indy Car as I've followed it from its Champ to Cart, to Indy Cars. That's a lot of years. I'm also getting back into IMSA/FIA endurance racing as there are 4 events here: 24 hrs of Daytona, 12 hrs of Sebring, 6 hrs at Watkins Glen, and 2 hr 40 at LimeRock park. I'm going to the LimeRock race in July.

As for F1, my interest and heart is still with the cars from 1965 through the mid 80s. once all the ground effects came in, the racing just wasn't the same.

Not sure which of 4 kits I'll be building:
Ebbro 1970 Lotus 72C of Rob Walker, Ebbro Lotus 72E, or the Tamiya Lotus 79. I also have the Ebbro Lotus 49 C of Clark's.

Joel
AussieReg
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Posted: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:58 PM UTC
Hi folks.

As always for me it's been a while between drinks, but a sneaky little airbrush session got some heat staining on the cylinders





And, much as I hated the thought of dulling down that finish, I needed to Dullcote it to protect it for oil paint rendering and washes


As always, comments and critique welcomed.

Cheers, D
Joel_W
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 01:38 AM UTC
D,
the Clerget engine looks are real as plastic can get. Just a great job.


Joel
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 07:47 AM UTC
Great to see this project again D and I second Joel's comment it looks like it could almost start!
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 12:20 PM UTC
Subtle work Damian and nicely blended in.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 04:42 PM UTC
Thanks guys, the feedback is much appreciated. A couple more firsts here for me, this project has been a steep learning curve.

I picked up a cheap double-action airbrush to try out for the first time (Hseng HS-80), and used it to apply the AK Xtreme metal on the cylinders. It worked well and felt good so I will be doing a few tests on the paint mules with other paints and mix ratios.

Next up will be my first try at using oil paints with odourless thinner for pin washes and streaking/staining. I picked up some 502 oils and AK rust goodies to play with.



Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, September 28, 2018 - 12:14 AM UTC
good to see you still chipping away on this one Damian!

I too have just invested in the 502 oil washes and odourless thinner. Impressed so far!
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Posted: Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 01:04 AM UTC
D'
I love the Tamiya recessed panel line washes as they're oil based too, and to my way of thinking, oil based washes just flows the best. Just be careful that the base of the surface isn't enamel. That's why I love clear lacquers, nothing effects them.

Nice find with the generic air brush. I saw a vid on how to tune up these generic ABs. It looks pretty easy, and the results were simply amazing. For some reason I saved the link.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkqCwc5-tbA

Joel