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Tamiya 1/12 Ducati Panigale S - Tricolore Ed.
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Posted: Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:28 AM UTC
Well, that was simply awesome Gabriel!
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 10:01 AM UTC
Thanks, Russell

I had my suspicions isn't going to work properly.

Meanwhile the reveal it's available on my YT channel, and here we are:



Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 09:35 AM UTC

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Thanks, Russell!
You deserve my humble recognition

Experimentally trying to embed a video.



Please let me know what do you think.

Gabriel



hmmm, I couldn't get the video to work
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Posted: Saturday, July 14, 2018 - 01:18 AM UTC

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Fantastic looking Panigale! Very well done.

Jim



Thank you, Jim! Yes, it was a nice modeling experience and Staff Jim blessed me with a superb Tamiya kit as base for my exploits. I'm quite happy (and surprised) with the way this model turned out.

Gabriel
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Posted: Friday, July 13, 2018 - 05:01 AM UTC
Fantastic looking Panigale! Very well done.

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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 04:25 AM UTC

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Gabriel
The video worked fine. I loved it.
Joel



Thanks for feed-back, Joel !
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 04:15 AM UTC
Gabriel
The video worked fine. I loved it.
Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 03:53 AM UTC
Thanks, Russell!
You deserve my humble recognition

Experimentally trying to embed a video.



Please let me know what do you think.

Gabriel
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Posted: Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 10:23 PM UTC

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Russell, my friend, you really stick with this build all along and I am very grateful for that. The reason I delayed this last update was because I wanted you to see the Victoria cover. Please check the update down below and Thanks!



Thank you Gabriel, I'm really honored!

And yes, that's a great shot of Victoria by night. Looking across the Yarra river to Melbourne's CBD!

Keeping an eye out for the feature article
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Posted: Monday, July 09, 2018 - 02:26 PM UTC

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Great build Gabriel and great finish.
It was fun to follow along and I have seen and learnt a fair bit from the build.

cheers
Michael



Michael thank you for following my trip from beginning to the end. It was fun (well, most of the time ). And the one to learn the most from this adventure it was me. As stated earlier it's my first motorcycle ever and my first 1/12 ever. I'm even more glad to find that my build helped someone else. Cheers!


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Gabriel My Friend,
OMG !! you've reached the level where your finished replica (it's way more then a plastic model at this point) looks as real as the real deal!! Your model and finish is that good. Anyone looking at your finished pictures couldn't possibly tell the difference.

You've actually given me the final push I needed to start building race cars from years past that have meaning to me as I've been a racing enthusiast since I was 13 years old. And having this forum on KitMaker Network makes alternating my builds so much easier, and I'm still with my online modeling friends.

So what's your next build going to be?

Joel


Joel my good adviser and friend: thank you sir for the continuous support since you joined the thread to the end! Your advice it's always highly appreciated (since I was struggling with my Chow Hound some three years aback) and I am genuinely happy you turned back to the hobby after the break.
If you found my build inspirational it is for my astonishment: a month ago I had not the slightest idea how this build was to end.
I feel myself dragged into auto modelling more and more...
...and yes, I use Automodeler for alternative builds as well.

My close future plans: finish the MPC Mack DM600 which I started for Big Rigs campaign, right here on Automodeler. Next I'm going to cross the border into your Kingdom - a Stuka with Italian markings for MTO campaign. Finally, I cannot wait for the Porsche Campaign in September. I just received for review a batch of paints from Tru-Color and among them it's a pearl coal that I cannot wait to try it out You know already I like trouble, don't you Then I have a few promises to fulfill for my YT channel crowd... and the heaviest it's a Russian T-44 with over thousand parts... so much I can anticipate right now...


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Spectacular!


Thanks, David I know you were watching silently the build. Thank you for the positive feed-back!


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Gabriel, what a great build, its been great to follow along and see your trials and tribulations but finally get to the end with a beautifully finished example of a Ducati.

Bravo.


Luciano Thank you so much! I'm really glad you have enjoyed the build!
Cheers!


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Superb REVEAL Gabriel!

Congratulations on your finish!

It's been a great ride (pun intended) and I'm looking forward to seeing the publication shots!

Thanks for sharing your build, have a few well deserved and we look forward to seeing what you've got in store for us next


Russell, my friend, you really stick with this build all along and I am very grateful for that. The reason I delayed this last update was because I wanted you to see the Victoria cover. Please check the update down below and Thanks!

LAST UPDATE
I re-glued today the mirror that I knocked down yesterday and resumed my picture taking because one side of the motorcycle was virtually missing (fairings on)






PHOTOSHOP TIME
My idea of riding a motorcycle is completely tied with night time: chill air in a nice summer night, empty streets, fresher air and dubious loyalty girls. Since I've seen that Tamiya offers the option for night mode display, my plan was set. I chose Victoria, Australia for Russell. I usually add "Easter eggs" in my builds / features in recognition for my friends. The Camaro Baldwin I published last as review, for instance, has the Danish flag for license plate, as recognition for Jesper's help along that build.

I will send for publishing the full feature as soon time allows me to write it down. I hope on July 17th the pilot episode on the video series dedicated to this build will be also published on my YT channel. Until then, here she comes...



Thanks again, guys, for your interest in this build and see you around! Joel, your Porsche Martini it's under close scrutiny

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Monday, July 09, 2018 - 09:26 AM UTC
Superb REVEAL Gabriel!

Congratulations on your finish!

It's been a great ride (pun intended) and I'm looking forward to seeing the publication shots!

Thanks for sharing your build, have a few well deserved and we look forward to seeing what you've got in store for us next
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Posted: Monday, July 09, 2018 - 08:00 AM UTC
Gabriel, what a great build, its been great to follow along and see your trials and tribulations but finally get to the end with a beautifully finished example of a Ducati.

Bravo.
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Posted: Monday, July 09, 2018 - 01:43 AM UTC
Spectacular!
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Posted: Monday, July 09, 2018 - 01:39 AM UTC
Gabriel My Friend,
OMG !! you've reached the level where your finished replica (it's way more then a plastic model at this point) looks as real as the real deal!! Your model and finish is that good. Anyone looking at your finished pictures couldn't possibly tell the difference.

You've actually given me the final push I needed to start building race cars from years past that have meaning to me as I've been a racing enthusiast since I was 13 years old. And having this forum on KitMaker Network makes alternating my builds so much easier, and I'm still with my online modeling friends.

So what's your next build going to be?

Joel
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 09:14 PM UTC
Great build Gabriel and great finish.
It was fun to follow along and I have seen and learnt a fair bit from the build.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 07:56 PM UTC

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Gabriel
Now that's impressive. What a great save. I can't tell the difference from your paint to the decal itself.

There are several excellent Vids out on the 2K process. One by our Will Paterson. Honestly, Zero & Gravity (which I have to go to Spain for), charges $22.50 for it. I might down the road try it, but for now I'm working with just Lacquers.

Joel



I know Will's videos and a couple of YT "greats" are using regularly 2K Diamond but not necessarily what works for them works for me. The best example is Tamiya acrylics. I just cannot go along with and I had better results with craft acrylics - and much better with Liquitex for that matter. And, finally, in all honesty I have to say that the culprit wasn't Klear Kote but myself. It took me four fails to understand I have the wrong needle setup. As soon I changed .2mm with .4mm all went smooth like butter. I have serious reasons to question myself if my IQ it's even a positive number

Russel Thank you for being so supportive along my trip down this build! I guess you'll be able to easily identify the place, since it's a wallpaper

And now the REVEAL

Before anything else, thanks to everyone who got involved in my build with his support and advice.

The following pictures are not all the pictures - I broke a mirror during the shooting and I decided that I am too tired (and too pissed off in that moment) and it's better if I wait for tomorrow to do a proper job

Please enjoy!























More pictures and a full feature follows! Stay close!

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 02:17 PM UTC

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I think I sanded too much the previous clear coat until I reach the decals and the new clear was too "hot" and made the decals run



Oh no!! This is not good Gabriel!

But! it looks like you shall overcome this obstacle with skill and dexterity! Good luck with these fractious clear coats. For something that is hard to see, they sure give a lot of problems don't they?


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Thank you so much, mate! You know the background of the cover photo of this feature it's going to be Victoria at night, don't you?



Ah, I shall have to see if I can figure out where the photo was taken
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Posted: Sunday, July 08, 2018 - 06:19 AM UTC
Gabriel
Now that's impressive. What a great save. I can't tell the difference from your paint to the decal itself.

There are several excellent Vids out on the 2K process. One by our Will Paterson. Honestly, Zero & Gravity (which I have to go to Spain for), charges $22.50 for it. I might down the road try it, but for now I'm working with just Lacquers.

Joel
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Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 01:30 PM UTC

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Very nice recovery. I could not have done that and it probably would have flown.



Thanks, David! I am surprised myself how easy it was! Honestly, the most difficult part was to match the green tint!

Thanks for stopping by!
Gabriel
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Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 09:47 AM UTC
Very nice recovery. I could not have done that and it probably would have flown.
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Posted: Saturday, July 07, 2018 - 09:06 AM UTC
Hi, guys!

UPDATE

My plan worked for once:


Now I feel free to deal with the couple of details remaining: the rear-view mirrors, feet supports, license plate. And I started sanding already the seams on the tires. The front wheel is done.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 04:09 PM UTC

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Gabriel,
So sorry to see that decal issue pop up its ugly head. I've heard and seen issues like these in several auto builds I've been studying. All 3 of the major model auto paint companies: Gravity, Zero, & MCW use real auto lacquers including their clearcoats. All three say to use mist coats to build up a barrier as they will attack the sealers on decals, and then the inks as well.



Hi, Joel, thanks for advice. It would be unfair to blame on Alclad. I think I was the one to "attack" the decals wit reckless sanding. I thought I've seen a little red coming off and I stopped immediately, but I took it as being from my own applied Krylon. And I did apply a "tack coat" first which went on good. But then I thought will be "better" if I mix some thinner in Klear Kote for saturation coat. And that thinner made the clear darn hot! After the second coat, the decals start running in slow motion. I must have resembled to a toddler seeing a green clad Santa!


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Two of the 3 have come out with a 2 part Urethane clear that solves this problem, but they're super expensive, and are really toxic! So a good spray booth and top quality respirator is mandatory.



There is some time I'm waiting for my supplier to bring 2K in stock. I can find it here in auto shops, but the can set quart size sells for US$80.00. Which I find a little to salty before I know if I even can work with! And yes, I have all the apparatus: 3M gas filtration mask with active carbon cartridges and spray booth. Unfortunately I have the tendency to skip their use for "quick jobs". I have to work more on my self-discipline

UPDATE
I needed a day off from modelling after my disaster which I spent editing my YT modeling videos... I didn't reach too far as you can see But all this time the decal problem was bugging me and I couldn't wait for this evening to deal with. The most difficult problem was to find the right green and of course I don't have it readily mixed I tweaked some Liquitex acrylic with red and black until I got it "right". I chose acrylics just in case another disaster strikes - they'll make cleaning the mess easier.

Here's the first line restored, after I sanded the decal completely off on the affected area and tapered the edges to avoid a "step":


And here are the two sides for comparison:


Now I'll wait for green to dry, apply a clear coat (oh, not again!) to protect it and then mask and patch the red stripe and then clear coat again... I hope it works

Gabriel
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Posted: Friday, July 06, 2018 - 01:56 AM UTC
Gabriel,
So sorry to see that decal issue pop up its ugly head. I've heard and seen issues like these in several auto builds I've been studying. All 3 of the major model auto paint companies: Gravity, Zero, & MCW use real auto lacquers including their clearcoats. All three say to use mist coats to build up a barrier as they will attack the sealers on decals, and then the inks as well.

Two of the 3 have come out with a 2 part Urethane clear that solves this problem, but they're super expensive, and are really toxic! So a good spray booth and top quality respirator is mandatory.

What I'm using for clear coating paint and decals is Mr. Hobby Super Clear. The product is fantastic, made for models, and won't attack paint nor decals. It also rubs and polished out beautifully as it's an Acrylic lacquer.

I've got complete confidence in you to mix up the perfect Green color. Looking forward to your next update with the fix completed.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2018 - 10:46 PM UTC
Thanks, Michael!

At the worst, I can make it Panigale alone, without Tricolore markings... (all red) but it worth a try. I need to finish it before July 15, so it cannot wait that long. I took a "day off" from modeling, but tonight after work I'll attack the problem

Gariel
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Posted: Thursday, July 05, 2018 - 07:38 PM UTC
Ouch! That can be pretty demoralising after all that great effort. I'm sure your remedy may work. You always also try and get another decal set from Tamiya? I don't know how modeller friendly they are but it would mean waiting a while for a replacement.

Michael