Sunday, April 29, 2012

BAR 006 7

Started putting decals on. Finding reference photo of BAR 006 is a problem.

In the background is a Ferrari 641 French GP. Got the body all cleaned up and polished. But it is not the next project. The next project will not be a F1 car. Bought a FDS Vaillant-Porsche 935 K2 Turbo from eBay. When I was small, I put together a 1/20 Martini Porsche 935 and my brother put together a Vaillant one. Of course, those 2 models were long gone. I will build the 1/43 version for my brother. Hopefully, I'll be able to finish it before his birthday in November.

Friday, April 20, 2012

BAR 006 6

Blemishes fixed, primer dried and lightly polished, then a coat of gloss white. Now, time to let it dry.

In the time being, 2 very important things arrived. F1 Modeling vol.23 and the polishing compound that I ordered. Nowadays, there aren't a lot of hobby stores left. Kids now only play video games and do not build models like we used to.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

BAR 006 5

Finally started painting.

Sprayed the body with white primer. Need to polish the body before spraying gloss white.

Update 4/20/2012: Fixed some blemishes and re-sprayed another coat of white primer. Will need to wait for it to dry, again

Sunday, April 8, 2012

BAR 006 4

Got an email from PMI that my PMP exam eligibility will expire by the end of June. Ooops, so I quickly registered to take the test in the end of May. That means I only have about 1.5 months to prepare for it. So, instead of building models, I'll be spending my free time studying. Anyways I have to wait for the 2 copies of F1 Modeling that I bought from eBay to arrive before I really can continue. I need those reference pictures to know where the black parts are painted or naked carbon fiber.

Starting to mount the pieces on tooth picks to get ready for primer. That's all I did this weekend. Not going to spray at least till I come back on Thursday.

My order finally came in. I stopped by Marty's store on Saturday to pick up 2 1990 Ferrari 641, 1976 McLaren M23 and 1976 Ferrari 312T2. I ordered the M23. But at my current pace, I have no clue when I will be able to touch them.

Weather has been nice in Chicago lately. And Holland Bulbs are blooming along Michigan Avenue. Very pretty.