Sunday, April 27, 2014


Got impatient and it paid off. Finished putting all the decals on the body. Wait for it to set, then clear coat.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Murphy's law

Started on doing the decals. But unfortunately, I ran into some issue with Micro Sol. May be I was a bit too generous in using the softening solution. I thought Micro Sol is safe on paint, but I guess I was wrong. I notice a dark circle around a drop of Micro Sol on top of both sidepods. On the right side, I was able to buff it out. But on the left side I was a bit too aggressive and it went through the paint to the primer. So, I masked off the decals and spray the turquoise to fix it. Now, I will have to wait for the paint to cure. I have no choice but to let it sit for 2 days.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tighten the belt

Installed the harness. Should have started putting the decals on the body, just couldn't get the motivation. It is like hitting the wall, the mind is willing but the flesh is weak.

I recently read a quote from William James Durant: "Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it."

I guess, that is exactly what I need to follow.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Restraint, Superhero and Reading Material

I was planning to spend more time working on the CG901 over the weekend, but all I managed to finish was the harness.

After putting one together for the Ferrari F1-90,  I am getting better at doing this kind of harness. The frustrating part is not putting them together. they are so small that when it flew away and I ended up crawling on the floor trying to recover them.

Besides all the Easter religious activities, I went to watch Captain America with a bunch of friends. Although I do not follow the Marvel comic books, the movie was quite entertaining and loaded with action. Being able to take my mind off my problems and relaxed for an hour or two, that is definitely a good thing. Thank you Captain.

And a friend who recently returned from Japan brought me the latest copy of Model Graphix, as a return of favor since I loaned her my Fukuoka Guide Book.

Main feature of this issue are classic rally cars. Although the builds are all 1/24 scale, it may be useful in the future.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


Building models is an important part of my life. But there are other things in life that are more important, so the CG901 project was on hold for the past 2 months.

Things in my life are still far from normal, but as I have said before, building is my therapy and it keeps me from going insane with all the craziness around me.

Kind of put the rear suspension together. For the car body, when I was a bit careless when I was polishing it over the weekend and went too far. So, I resprayed the body and have been just waiting for the paint to fully cure before I can polish it again and put the decals on. Good thing about these mid field or back markers, they usually do not have a lot of sponsors. That means not a lot of decals to put on!

Next item on my list is the cockpit. Surprisingly, this old kit did not even have the photo-etched seat belt that usually comes with Tameo Kits. So, I will be using Z Models' belt kit. Haven't looked at the steering wheel and the dash yet. Not sure what I will do. But I will definitely use the turned aluminum shift lever rather that the flat photo-etched one.