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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:44 am

The seat was given a slightly darker grey to give some contrast but you can hardly tell in the photos. after the clear coat (semi-gloss) was dry the decals were added. The decals are easy to apply and strong but in my opinion were a little too long so I chopped a square off one end before adding them.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby Mark » Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:14 am

You didn’t fancy hand painting the cheque pattern then ? :laughing-rolling:

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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby number1 » Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:29 pm

Mark wrote:You didn’t fancy hand painting the cheque pattern then ? :laughing-rolling:

Looking good


:laughing-rolling: nice one.
Agreed looks very good, must not be tempted :whistle:
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby royjess » Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:40 pm

Coming along Casper, you doing a really great job :clap:
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:01 am

Thanks Roy :) had a busy week so not much done on the Bubble car just the gear shifter and foot peddles. The molotow chrome from the 3mm ball marker flows very well through an airbrush and you don't need a lot for small parts, even though it says chrome on the bottle its not the liquid chrome you get from the 1mm, 2mm and 3mm markers :think: its more of a dull chrome. Hopefully you can see this from the following photos. I had a quick go last night to extract some colour from the 1mm marker but was unsuccessful, I will try again later with a paperclip to push down the pump under the replaceable nibs/tips.
After the dull chrome was dry on the smaller parts I added the liquid chrome using the 1mm marker, great for small areas and as number1 said touching up after detachment from the sprue. With Molotow it needs a good overall coating to get the paint to pool and give the best results but bear in mind that if overdone can hide some detail so a light coat to start with and hopefully one light wet coat. You want to try to get it done in two to three passes, it dries very quickly to the touch but best left to cure over a couple of days save getting finger print marks everywhere. And you can clear coat without loosing the chrome affect unlike Alclad :)
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:04 am

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Mark wrote:You didn’t fancy hand painting the cheque pattern then ? :laughing-rolling:

Looking good


:laughing-rolling: nice one.
Agreed looks very good, must not be tempted :whistle:

:laughing-rolling: I was so relieved when I saw the decals, i did think of leather for the seat but the stuff I have isn't suitable.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu Apr 25, 2019 11:06 am

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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby steve131 » Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:38 pm

Enjoying this very much , is this the same colour as the one in your story?
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby Morris » Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:30 pm

Decals worked a treat - watching this
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:06 pm

steve131 wrote:Enjoying this very much , is this the same colour as the one in your story?

Thanks steve :) the car the Mrs wrecked was a Peugeot 309 1.9 gti 16v se, lovely car and very fast in first gear :laughing-rolling: :auto-layrubber:
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:10 pm

Morris wrote:Decals worked a treat - watching this

Thanks Morris :) the decals were thicker than most I have used and easy to use and with a little micro sol you get the textured seat showing through so pleased with how they look. Shame the BMW Isetta badge wasn't etched.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby steve131 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:40 pm

casper wrote:
steve131 wrote:Enjoying this very much , is this the same colour as the one in your story?

Thanks steve :) the car the Mrs wrecked was a Peugeot 309 1.9 gti 16v se, lovely car and very fast in first gear :laughing-rolling: :auto-layrubber:

:oops: :oops: Read the story wrong ,always moaning at daughter for not properly reading story .Thought Wife crashed BMW ,309 GTI good car in its day did think it strange bomber pilot nipping about in a bubble car :lol:
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu May 02, 2019 3:40 pm

Just the door to polish and the door insert to paint light grey to match the interior. The rack for the storage area behind the driver to paint and fit :think: Chrome parts are drying and the steering column and wheel are ready to fit.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu May 09, 2019 8:31 pm

Luggage rack comes in two parts and best glued in situ. When dry was painted and fixed in place.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu May 09, 2019 8:36 pm

I didn't do a very good job on the door inside and missed areas so instead of breaking out the airbrush I used a piece of sponge then when dry used clear coat on another sponge.
The door insert is painted in light grey around the edge and a darker grey for the lining.
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu May 09, 2019 8:40 pm

The left wheel arch has a nice scratch :think: not sure how that happened
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No sanding just a little polish and a clean lint free cloth and its back to a nice shine :D
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu May 09, 2019 8:42 pm

While I had the polish out I gave the body and door a quick going over
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu May 09, 2019 8:45 pm

Time to test fit the door :D
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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

Postby casper » Thu May 09, 2019 8:46 pm

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Re: Revell BMW Isetta 250 1/16 scale

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