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Corsair
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:18 pm    Post subject: 1/48 Resin Spinner Reply with quote

Hello all,

I always wanted to do a 'spinner' but finding a model spinner has proven difficult. This one is a resin model from Japan. I am not sure of its lineage and it certainly is not a dead on replica of the spinner in the movie.

However, it looks like a spinner and that is all that is important. Perhaps it is a different year or model or it has different options. Yeah - that will be the explanation.

The resin did not come out of its mold perfectly so I have had to repair a few imperfections around the front of the model. But that is almost complete. While the putty and surfacer has been drying, I have been painting the interior. It was difficult to get an authority for how the interior is supposed to look so I improvised.

I think I did ok except for the seats, they look a little too dirty. I might try to fix them before I close it up.



The canopy is a vaccuform thing so I will take my time in cutting and fitting. Vaccuform intimidates me a little!

Thanks for looking and comments welcome!
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks like the 'Invisible Studios' Kit. Cool kit and I think they tried to retain much of the Syd Mead concept styling in it, not as much as the TVC-15 kits though. A lot of good pictures of the actual film used models and interiors can be found at BladeZone.com.

I can't wait to see what you do with it. I haven't started mine yet so I will be watching progress intently.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait to see how this turns out either.
Great job so far Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small model to work with, but good effort so far.
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This has been a learning process...

The canopy took a long time but I think I got it initially but its dip in future left something to be desired. I am thinking of stripping it or redipping it.

The paint went on well. I tried Vallejo this time and after some initial problems, it went on. Unfortunately, you cannot see the pre-shading anymore but I might do some post shading to get some of the effect back. I am not 100% if the paint is accurate or not. I have seen spinners in many shades of blue.

It still needs considerable touch-ups though. I am now working on the complicated lights that are supposed to be installed on the top of the spinner.



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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not bad...To make sure the white parts are crisp, you could experiment with white tape; easy to cut (on the model itself) and the result is top notch (my two cents Wink ).
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2009 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its looking really good so far, once its all done I'm sure it'll be a real eye catcher. The canopy on yours looks to have been cast much better than mine, I can't seem to get a clean fit no matter what I've tried.

I used reflective tape on mine, its easy to cut to shape and apply plus catches the light well. Although I did hand paint the white marks on the ertl spinner.

reflective tape:


hand painted:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A little more work - I touched up the paint problems and then I glossed. I had a feeling these decals would suck and wow, do they ever. They are not in register and they are pretty badly done. I tried to cut as close to the decal as I could. They seem to laugh at setting solutions too....

Right now I am working on the lights that are supposed to go on the roof rack. I hope they turn out well.

Here are some pictures:




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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's looking pretty damn good to me. What decals did you use?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

On small models it's better to use an airbrush to apply the paint rather than a spray-can...the final coat (either clear, or gloss) will have a better, smoother look since the "drops" of paint produced by the airbrush are more "in scale" with the model. With 1/6 scale you can start using a spray-can but make sure the noozle is adapted for a fine mist (just tricks of the trade ).
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Final shots



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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow that really came out beautifully.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shame that some of the lettering is not in scale with the model, but all in all it was a good effort.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

outstanding work Corsair! that matte finish really did the trick. well done mate!
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2009 10:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is awesome, I love the work done on the lightbar, one small change for me, the red lights would be amber.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Corsair, I have the same kit (some more clean I guess) and this process will be very useful to paint mine when I decide to take a pencil... Thank you for sharing!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:28 pm    Post subject: 1/48 DECALS and CANOPY? Reply with quote

hi Everyone

I am doing another 2 of these models for a friend but they did not come with decals and the canopies were in really bad shape.

Anyone know of a place where I could get 1 or 2 sets of decals and 2 canopies?

THANKS!!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not in the right scale, but maybe Phil can help you out...

http://props.steinschneider.com/blade_runner/spinner_decals.htm

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