sauber C30- 04

I don't have any pirelli lettering stencil so I used the fujimi decals. They were easy to apply but do not have the quality of the tamiya ones.
I followed the usual steps I do when I apply tyre decals. Two layers of TS-13 to prevent silvering on the side of the tyres,the decals and finally one layer of TS-13 and two layers of flat clear (this is the first time I used tamiya's TS-80 instead of mr.hobby flat topcoat).
I also started the decalling job on the body of the sauber. I really love that job... The decals are easy to apply but I needed some attention to the red lines over the grey zones. I don't know if they are really accurate (it's difficult to see in the instructions sheet and also in the reference pictures I have) but I like the result.
I wanted to build Checo Pérez' car but I had a trouble with the decal on the right side of the air intake......
So finally I will have to build kobayaschi's one! I peeled the yellow decals on the camera, the 17th number and the driver's name and I applied the new ones.


sauber C30- 03

I just finished working with seatbelts. First I glued the photoetched pieces and used a piece of guitar string as a pin. Once glued, I sanded the excess with my dremmel tool. Finally I trimmed some strips of medical tape, painted them with tamiya's Park Green and used them as seatbelt clothes.
I have already painted three coats of clear TS-13 on the body parts and I hope to start the decalling job soon.
Meanwhile I began the tedious job of applying decals of carbon fiber on the cameras, steering wheel and suspension arms.


sauber C30- 02

Hi again!
a new little update! I've been working in so many parts at the same time but it's difficult to show the progress...
Once the body and wing parts were primed, I painted three layers of white (from zero paints). When the body was dried I used the masks that can be found in the box (they are really great and a big help - I'm sorry I haven't got any pictures of the body with the masks) and painted the dark grey using three layers of tamiya's x-10 gun metal. Fujimi indicates to paint these zones black but looking at some pictures it seems more dark metallic grey than black to me. So gun metal color seemed a good option.
Now I'm waiting to have good weather here (today is raining) to paint some layers of clear to prevent silvering before apply the decals.
I also painted all back parts of the wings with semigloss black.
I started working on the seat belts. As I don't have any green clothes, I will use medical tape to simulate the belt material. I will cut some stripes (3-4mm width) and I will paint them with Tamiya's Park Green TS-36.
I now have a dilemma..... to CF all the black parts or not.....  maybe I will only CF the suspension arms and the inner face of the back wing plates. I will think about it....
Next update soon!  thanks to all!!!!


sauber C30 -01

Hi to all!

First of all I would like to apologize that I took the time to update the blog.
Five months ago my second son was born and it did not have much free time ...
I did not know what model to start with and then I chose the sauber C30 
As I will not detail the car, the first thing I did was glue the body parts as this will help me when painting it.

Once the parts were glued, I started polishing the excess putty.
The parts are ready to be painted.
I hope to upload news soon!


lotus 79 rebaque -08

and the lotus 79 "rebaque" is finished too!

I would like to thank Edgar Miró for his invaluable help (I'm still wanting to see your absolutely fantastic F-2007 finished...) and everyone who encouraged me during the building of this nice car!

thanks to all!

and next will be the fujimi's sauber C30! (I wanted to start the mp4/27 or the RB6 but I'm still thinking wich kind of paints I will use, so the sauber won the pole!)

best regards to all!

lotus 79 martini -08

Finally the lotus 79 "martini" it's finished!
It has been a long time since I started this car and had some problems using the 2K clear coat for first time but I'm quite happy with the result achieved!


lotus 79 martini -07

I also glued the body parts on the martini's lotus! only need to add the side plates on the front wing, the rear wing and the wheels. Then the car will be finished! Hope to do it this week!!!

lotus 79 rebaque -07

after all painting problems and the building of the porsche 911, finally I could work on the lotus again. I hope I will finish it this week!

new kits!

christmas is always a good time to have nice presents!!!!!
this year I received three new kits, the fujimi's sauber C30 and mclaren mp4/27 and tamiya's red bull RB6!
I'm really happy with them and hope to start the work on the sauber soon! 

porsche 911 turbo '88

This is one of the reasons I couldn't finish the two lotus before.....
A very good friend celebrated his 40th birthday and I built a porsche 911 turbo as a present for him.
Is the first time I built a non-formula one model and it was quite difficult to achieve a good result. The kit is very basic (it has no engine detail) but, as always in tamiya kits, the fitting is perfect. I also used a homemade decals (the same he has in the original car) and they worked well.
let's go to finish the two lotus!