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Offline MSgtUSAFRet

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Re: Ghostbusters ECTO-1
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2018, 03:46:04 pm »
I dunno, Scott. It does seem to be a masking nightmare. Even with masking in place, the airbrush would get everywhere.

Some thoughts

 - cut out the "bathtub" sides. This may give you access to seats and have less mask bleeding than with them on. I can't really see the detail on the sides of the bathtub - are there door handles or sumpthin?

 - handpaint. Then you could get fancy, if viewable, with the trim that surrounds the two different textures on the seat. Just thinking; aren't the seats red? Two-toned maybe?

Dunno. This is a headscratcher.

Whaddayouthink?

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Re: Ghostbusters ECTO-1
« Reply #16 on: May 31, 2018, 06:44:15 pm »
this is an example of why I say most American model manufacturers are lazy.  I'm relatively sure that separate seats would not have been that much trouble, nor would separate components within the car.  Just lazy.

Steve, I think I'm going with hand painting for most of the items.  Some things will be masked and airbrushed, but most will be by hand.  Most of the windows will be painted transparent black, so there won't be much to see past the front seats anyway.  After all, that is where the board is going...
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Re: Ghostbusters ECTO-1
« Reply #17 on: June 02, 2018, 04:07:50 pm »
As far as the makers being lazy...yeah, I agree. I wonder, sometimes, if the model companies still think young boys and girls are buying these things; kids who don't care about the details. Not a bunch of "more mature" people who love to build and love the beautiful engineering that should go into these things! sigh

Ah, gotcha! Still, I'd love to see what you are going to do with the interior and how you do it so keep us informed!

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Re: Ghostbusters ECTO-1
« Reply #18 on: June 03, 2018, 05:31:43 pm »
Cut out the sides?  Holy missing panels Batman!  That's a bit more work than I am up for.

Equipment package coming together, just a little more work to do.  The car interior is coming along, with a few extras.  I've added in armrests, and will add window rollers, and then light up the keyboard and the CRT in the back.  Up next will be painting the body (to include the silver parts around the windows), painting the front and rear bumpers, and figuring out how to wire it up!

also, the blue hoses that are supposed to connect on the driver's side are too short if you leave off the GBII signs...meaning I'll need to make my own.  Stay tuned!
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Re: Ghostbusters ECTO-1
« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2018, 09:52:09 pm »
Looking good Scott! I had a lot of fun building this model. I hope you do too.

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Re: Ghostbusters ECTO-1
« Reply #20 on: June 08, 2018, 06:22:32 am »
The equipment pack is looking suhweet, Scott!

Cut out the sides?  Holy missing panels Batman!  That's a bit more work than I am up for.

Aw, com'on!  It'll be fun! It'll be fun! It'll be fun!  ;D

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Re: Ghostbusters ECTO-1
« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2018, 08:51:38 pm »
@Macupar, I just realized your avatar was the ECTO!  Not sure my headlights will be so awesome!

@Steve, nooooop.  not doing the panels. 

My new job is really taking a ton of time and updates are slow.  I've been working parts of the kit however, and should have some updates this weekend.  I might even start taking my kit on work trips.
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Re: Ghostbusters ECTO-1
« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2018, 09:34:25 pm »
@Macupar, I just realized your avatar was the ECTO!  Not sure my headlights will be so awesome!


I cut out the lights and replaced them with 1/25 scale sports car lights.
This is not the one I used but it will give you a good example. I only used the clear part.

https://www.ebay.com/i/273235016399?rt=nc&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIM.MBE%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20160908110712%26meid%3D8f23cf92ad9f47cf93152928f8989701%26pid%3D100677%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D6%26sd%3D192013291103%26itm%3D273235016399
« Last Edit: June 13, 2018, 09:39:53 pm by Macupar »

 




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