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My Xmas 2021 build: M-05 NSU Prinz 1000 (from NSU TT Jagermeister) 2 weeks 1 day ago #70104

Really nice !
 
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My Xmas 2021 build: M-05 NSU Prinz 1000 (from NSU TT Jagermeister) 1 week 6 days ago #70130

Waiting on p407 bits, plus i didn't feel up to doing anything involving much skill or thought, so tackled the 2CV yesterday. No step by step photos but it's the same chassis :)

I've used Scorcher front tyres all round, not very grippy but a more scale look IMO. There's just about enough space to really slam the bodywork if I wanted to, but I'd rather have the wheelnuts visible under the closed rear arches. Body posts are from the kit. It made more sense to be to rotate the rear ones 90 degrees, though the conventional antenna holder placement suffers a little :whistle: 

All posts are cut down to just above the last hole, meaning I could use the magnetic body mounts without modification.

Wheels need a bit turning of, ideally :)







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My Xmas 2021 build: M-05 NSU Prinz 1000 (from NSU TT Jagermeister) 5 days 5 hours ago #70229

I thought the 2CV was just two colours, but no, the bumpers have to be "silver". Modelsport showed the Pro-Line "Aluminum" as out of stock, and the last eBay seller I bought this brand of paint from took an extra week to send for no apparent reason so I was a bit reluctant to use them again. However they were cheaper than the other sellers, who had a lot of negative feedback for being slow _and_ unreliable.   

I couldn't find any any reference to it not being a normal metallic paint - but in use it appears to have only metal flake in it, and no pigment whatsoever. Even after 6 coats at various dilution rates from 0 to 20%, various pressures through different sorts of airbrushes, it was still pretty much transparent. Once backed with my dark grey (8ml 6325-00 White, 2ml 6325-01 Black, 2ml 6324-00 Reducer) it looks pretty good :)

Spraying the grey was problematic - I used a different brand of optical wipes & there's evidently something undesirable in there.  Reasoning that it wouldn't be much more of a pain to take off a slightly thicker layer of paint if I had to strip it all off & start again, I switched to a SA gravity fed airbrush. After 4 coats the colour looks ok, though it may be a bit speckly due to starting with a DA, external mix airbrush.     

Pale grey & Matte Clear on the outside of the roof to follow.


Aluminum looks ok from the top ...




... but is almost translucent up to the light.




Note spangly, not painted, kraft paper masking:




Masked up for the dark grey:




Shunning of the paint:





Rescued:



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My Xmas 2021 build: M-05 NSU Prinz 1000 (from NSU TT Jagermeister) 5 days 3 hours ago #70230

My grand mother had a 2cv6 1974 with square front lights. And the bumper weren't metalic. They were really flat light grey. But the charleston has chromed bumperd with a middle rubber band.
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My Xmas 2021 build: M-05 NSU Prinz 1000 (from NSU TT Jagermeister) 4 days 11 hours ago #70233

My grand mother had a 2cv6 1974 with square front lights. And the bumper weren't metalic. They were really flat light grey. But the charleston has chromed bumperd with a middle rubber band.



I was following the Tamiya Charleston instructions on this point, but TBH I haven't painted it correctly for any 2CV model I'm aware of :D

 
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My Xmas 2021 build: M-05 NSU Prinz 1000 (from NSU TT Jagermeister) 4 days 11 hours ago #70234

Scuffed up the points where the steel part of the magnetic body mounts will be bonded on:






Jumping way ahead here, it's already had 6 (I think) coats of my paler grey (8ml 6325-00 White, 8 drops 6325-01 Black, 2ml 6324-00 Reducer), the window masks peeled, the protective outer film removed from the roof area, and the rear window masked on the outside, in preparation for dulling the roof down (small squirt 6324-00 Reducer, bigger squirt 6324-02 Matte Clear, mixed right in the airbrush cup):




I had the bright idea of doing a final "wet" coat to even out the result, it dried pretty much gloss :whistle: Even pulling way back with another coat has left it more satin than I would have liked, more of a cheap vinyl look than a woven roof.






 
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My Xmas 2021 build: M-05 NSU Prinz 1000 (from NSU TT Jagermeister) 4 days 10 hours ago #70235

Tbh, the vinyle roof was very flat but my reminds are from 80's and early 90's . IMO , the roof is really flat and has a white patina from the sun
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My Xmas 2021 build: M-05 NSU Prinz 1000 (from NSU TT Jagermeister) 1 day 6 hours ago #70272

IDK how obvious it is, but the light grey & dark grey colours I mixed from Pro-Line paints have separated into 4 if not 5 layers ... I'm not saying it's a problem, just weird.
The "Aluminum" appears to be 95+% carrier.
 



Scanned & cut out all the decals, there's quite a lot of unwanted Charleston edition left over ...






Magnets bonded on with "5 minute" :whistle: epoxy, I will attempt to soften the front & stiffen the rear a little :) 



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My Xmas 2021 build: M-05 NSU Prinz 1000 (from NSU TT Jagermeister) 1 day 2 hours ago #70276

She looks nice
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