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Old 10-21-2010, 03:50 PM
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Finished (well nearly) my Disco.

Heres a pic - not a patch on yours, but I think if it was as nice as yours then I wouldnt want to play with it!



Good luck with the rest of your awesome build.
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Old 10-21-2010, 04:22 PM
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Nevets...This is one hell of a Disco! That roof rack looks like the real thing! Awesome!
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Old 10-22-2010, 05:15 PM
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This is one awesome Disco

First scale build?? You got the skills from the beginning
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Old 10-25-2010, 07:43 AM
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Thanks everyone for the compliments. I have not been able to do ANY work on this for about 2 weeks now it seems. I have done 3 coats of primer and 3 coats of top coat black all with 1200 grit wet sanding in between. I will do the final black top coat this week and then get ready for the stripes.

I have been getting everything in order for my local Rover club's annual big event that we had this past weekend (Oct. 22-24).

I have not finished clean up on the front bumper to take to powder coater either... I'm such a slacker.

James, I'm considering getting another body to have as my "beater" body.

Thanks again everyone, and I should be back to some regular progress.

Cheers,
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Old 10-25-2010, 08:14 AM
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So are you going to have the skeleton hanging off your jack on the 1/10 version too. This is incredible!
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Old 10-25-2010, 11:40 AM
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I think I've seen your 1:1 somewhere. Can't forget the paint.

Awesome work so far. Digging those bumpers.
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:29 PM
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I think I've seen your 1:1 somewhere. Can't forget the paint.

Awesome work so far. Digging those bumpers.
You definitely cannot miss me coming. I do get to North Georgia a few times a year to hang out with the guys from the Southern Land Rover Society.

Thanks for the compliment. They are replicas of my Safari Gard bumpers.
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Old 10-31-2010, 07:34 PM
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Well, after almost 3 weeks of painting the body, it's nearly complete. I'll get pics up shortly, but here is a teaser:



I'll get the progress shots up soon. I'm currently masking the areas for flat black that includes the window gaskets, hood blackout and trim molding.


Stay tuned!

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Oh, forgot to mention, the front and rear bumpers and sliders are at the powder coaters. Dropped off last Friday. Will not be until probably Wednesday or Thursday before I can get them back due to the schedule they are on for using satin black. Can't wait to see how they turn out!
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As promised, here are the body shots. I have 3 coats of primer - sanded between each coat, 5 coats of top color - sanded between each coat, 2 coats of stripe white, 3 coats of clear, 2 coats of flat, 2 coats of flat clear top coat.

All-in-all, a heck of a lot of paint.

The following photos are after 5 coats of black. Each coat is sanded with 1200 grit sanding pads. The photos show the haze of final sanding. That disappears when clear coat is applied.







The next photos are the masking job for the zebra stripes. I was not sure if I was going to tape or liquid mask. The stripes are about 95% accurate to my 1:1.







These photos are after the second coat of white was applied.





The following photos are the result of 3 heavy clear coats. I did not spray too much onto the hood as I knew it would be getting flat paint. Pictures bring out the imperfections, but in person it feels like glass.







Now it is time to spray the hood, grill, trim and window gaskets flat black.





This is 2 coats of flat and 2 coats of matte clear.



Finally... Here is the result of several weeks and hours of paint. It is kinda dirty with fingerprints. After a couple more days, I will be comfortable cleaning without risk of damaging the paint:









The masking was way more tedious than I anticipated. The stripes took me about 4 hours. They could have taken less if I didn't try to replicate the stripes on my actual truck. The flat black masking took about 1.5 hours.

I still have to draw my body lines over the white paint. Not sure if I'll use a sharpie or paint. Like the idea of the ease of a sharpie, but acrylic paint is a little more forgiving if I make a mistake.

Cheers!
-Steven
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Absolutly AWESOME
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lot of time but WHAT A RESULT!
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Old 11-01-2010, 03:45 AM
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Awesome paint job!! I like the Matte on the bonnet
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That is EPIC. This is my favourite non hard-body build
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Old 11-01-2010, 05:57 AM
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**** HELP NEEDED ****

I am not having the greatest luck in sourcing mirrors for the doors and windshield wipers.

I found this place:

http://www.genkidoridori.com/index.p...products_id=33

I was not sure if there were some other suggestions.

All help is appreciated!

Thanks,
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