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Old 10-06-2009, 07:50 PM   #1186
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Holy cow Brad that looks awesome!

Here's where I'm at with my Renault.
Thanks dude, your car is looking sweet as well.
Whens it hittin the track?
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I dont know if this has been asked already, but will f103 tires/wheels fit on the f104? if so, what have been the results?
What about vice-versa?
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:00 PM   #1188
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Thanks dude, your car is looking sweet as well.
Whens it hittin the track?
I still have to put in the electronics...so...ummm...yeah...no rush I'll probably run it sometime when the Buzzin Hornet car hits the track
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Nice pics.

I dont know whether its watching the current races or what, but I really like the F104 shell style.... cant wait for the F60... Cant wait to do mine, once i get all the bits and some space to do the work...lol...
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Old 10-06-2009, 08:02 PM   #1190
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there will always be a need to use the "inferior" imperial spec parts. Even the Corally now uses imperial front end parts, because they are proven to work best.
My reference was to the system itself not the quality of the components, Metric is an improvement over Imperial because its a logical system, It has no bearing on the quality of the components. An axle isn't going to be of any different quality if its measured in 8ths of an inch or mm's. One system is just simpler and more logical then the other.

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Old 10-06-2009, 08:08 PM   #1191
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I still have to put in the electronics...so...ummm...yeah...no rush I'll probably run it sometime when the Buzzin Hornet car hits the track
Mine has the servo mounted , and the other stuff will go in tomorrow with a shakedown scheduled for Thursday if I can get an allowance from the FIA to lift the testing ban
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Are there decals for that dog of a car Honda 07 08 earthdreams.
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My reference was to the system itself not the quality of the components, Metric is an improvement over Imperial because its a logical system, It has no bearing on the quality of the components. An axle isn't going to be of any different quality if its measured in 8ths of an inch or mm's. One system is just simpler and more logical then the other.

Metric FTW
I guess it is all relative to your perspective. We have it easy having learned the inch and foot and yard and mile system. Oh yea, we can measure in wholes, halves, quarters, eigths, six-teenths, thirty-seconds, sixty-fourths and so on as well as tenths, hundreths, thousandths, tenthousandths, etc...
To me the Imperial system is superior because when we use it and talk about it, it confuses the teams from over there...

The metric system is so easy after that it takes nothing to understand.

"Hey Mom, I can measure in two systems...."
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I have had mixed results with the D-Drive decals too. A little chipping here and there, and difficult to work around contours. I bought the "helmet decals" - not so good. I could not get them to bend properly without dozens of pie cuts.
Even good old heat gun didn't work to get the decals on properly?
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I guess it is all relative to your perspective. We have it easy having learned the inch and foot and yard and mile system. Oh yea, we can measure in wholes, halves, quarters, eigths, six-teenths, thirty-seconds, sixty-fourths and so on as well as tenths, hundreths, thousandths, tenthousandths, etc...
To me the Imperial system is superior because when we use it and talk about it, it confuses the teams from over there...

The metric system is so easy after that it takes nothing to understand.

"Hey Mom, I can measure in two systems...."
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Even good old heat gun didn't work to get the decals on properly?
I didn't try the heat gun - will try that next time for sure. Seemed like the ink was really brittle so I lost my nerve after a while.
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I didn't try the heat gun - will try that next time for sure. Seemed like the ink was really brittle so I lost my nerve after a while.
Another trick you can also try is using Testors gloss cote spray after painting and applying the decals on the helmet. For the driver suit, use Testors dull cote spray. The decals will blend in on the suit and will look more realistic.
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Old 10-07-2009, 01:42 AM   #1198
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ok...that's just sick. And what might this painting method be?

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Here is another car that I just finished for a customer in California, once again masterfully captured in digital by Dish!
I need to also thank rtypec for giving me a different way of going about painting these things, much faster and cleaner , thanks again Rod
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ok...that's just sick. And what might this painting method be?
Its just the order in which you paint the different colors. And also how you treat the paint edges to get crisp lines. Up till this point I was more worried about what color was getting painted first instead of looking at how the masking got applied.
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