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Dexter Models
05-28-2015, 01:08 PM
Hi,

Like many other craftsmen, I think it's better to create a topic dedicated for speak about my work.

After great news from kbx about Rudge wheels and luggage for Tamiya's 300SL (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=1142044 ), I'm working on "plaid decals" for seats.

Above, this is a first work, not definitive.
Sheet on the top contains usual colours (but not official ) seen on some restored cars.
The second sheet contains the three official colours available on 300SL catalogue.
I hope start the print session soon.

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/Com/300SL%20Plaid%20decal-01.jpg

Moparbuilder
05-28-2015, 05:48 PM
Put me down for 1 set :smooch:

tonioseven
05-29-2015, 12:39 AM
I'm interested.

Seamus McRae
05-29-2015, 08:18 AM
Count me in for a set please Bob. My kit is on its way from HLJ - can't wait

Shaun

kbx
05-30-2015, 01:25 AM
Both of them are awesome, I need to get one! :)

Dexter Models
05-30-2015, 04:23 AM
Thanks for your interest !

Like said on kbx's topic by Crater Cruncher, some decals for dashboard and hubcaps would be helpful.

Here, the first design of the dashboard, ready to check size on Tamiya part.
Choice of colours is not easy...

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/Com/300SL%20Dashboard-01.jpg

BVC500
05-30-2015, 09:21 AM
Thanks for your interest !

Like said on kbx's topic by Crater Cruncher, some decals for dashboard and hubcaps would be helpful.

Here, the first design of the dashboard, ready to check size on Tamiya part.
Choice of colours is not easy...

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/Com/300SL%20Dashboard-01.jpg

You said you'd be doing a clear part or vinyl decal for masking?

Dexter Models
05-30-2015, 09:49 AM
To BVC500 :

Dashboard is too small and intricate to apply masks.
For the moment I work to do the drawings as precise as possible. Final products will be only decals.

Like said on kbx's topic, special colours are a trap, because they are very difficult to match with paint used by the builder on the main body.
So, I think to put on the sheet only basic colours like silver, white, black and red.

For special colours (metallics, ivory,...), I study the option to use clear or white decals as bases for custom paint.
If idea is interesting, I must check if decals could resist to several layers of paint and varnish.
Will they be usable after all this paint job ?...I don't know.

Dexter Models
06-01-2015, 07:29 AM
Decals for hubcaps are ok. Here, a quick test with laser printed decals:

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/Com/300SL%20Hubcap-01.jpg


Same thing with seats just for fun, because colours are not definitive and result is ugly on the grey plastic:

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/Com/300SL%20Plaid%20decal-02.jpg

And the choice of colours for dashboard & hubcaps.
Little and cheap sheets for silver, black and red decals.
Pink is varnish of the decal.

And a separate sheet for custom painting decals.
For them, I study a solution to make a white decal without varnish ( a kind of white varnish in fact).
First tests of painting decals works good with TS Paint.
It's not easy to do and requires some skills...Recommended to experienced modelers !
Soon I will do some test with Zero paint.

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/Com/300SL%20Dashboard-02.jpg

dpbeetle
06-01-2015, 07:59 AM
Dear Bob,

when I saw your article I just had to remember for a pic which Ive done inside the Mercedes Museum in Stuttgart.

Inside a Glas Cabinet I saw a pattern card for the interior trim and upholstery of the MB 190 SL and the MB 300 SL......

Have a look...
http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/25/1228925/3465326364373739.jpg

Dexter Models
06-01-2015, 12:09 PM
I know this picture, but thanks a lot for posting it here !

Other interesting links :
The production of the car, with standard and special colours codes. -> http://300sl.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/farben_w198_coupe.pdf

And here lot of DB colors, with samples and composition. ->http://www.190slgroup.com/tech/colors/glasso.html

MidMazar
06-01-2015, 07:48 PM
Excellent news, and any chance on older reissues? Like the ducati wheels and decals?

Dexter Models
06-02-2015, 08:34 AM
To MidMazar :

Marchesini 5 spoke wheels will not be reissued.
The main reason is because masters of wheels were accidentally destroyed by the resin caster...:frown:
So, if I have time to redo masters, it will be more interesting to make a complete 916 SBK T/kit. (I love this bike !)
For the moment, other projects are in progress.

Dexter Models
06-11-2015, 05:05 PM
Decals for Tamiya 300SL are still in progress.

During this time, some decals have been delivered for Blue-Stuff range and are available.
12-003 DUCATI 1199 Panigale S Senna for Tamiya 1/12 Kit (re-release)
12-006 HONDA NSR500 SEED RACING Team - S. ITOH Suzuka GP 89' for Hasagawa 1/12 kit

http://www.blue-stuff.com/images/nsr500-seed-6000.jpg
http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/12/12-006-02.jpg

Dexter Models
06-29-2015, 08:44 AM
HONDA NSR500 Elf 1989 will be available soon as a full T/kit for Hasegawa 1/12 Kit.

Masters of parts are still in progress (PVM wheels, seat cushion, spacers for calipers, front mud guard,...)
But it's already possible to buy only decals at a smooth price.

All informations and pictures here -> http://www.dextermodels.com/dm-sd-range-gb.html

http://www.dextermodels.com/images/sd-03-profile-6000.jpg

Dexter Models
12-26-2015, 07:54 AM
Plaid decals for Tamiya 300SL seats are available !

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/24/24-008-02.jpg

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/24/24-009-02.jpg

But also some decals for dashboards & Hubcaps :

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/24/24-010-02.jpg

For replacing Tamiya transfers or for other uses, lot of "Michelin" tyre markings :

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/24/24-011-02.jpg

A full list is provided to use the right decal at the right place :iceslolan

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/24/24-011-04.jpg

The "Puma" livery seen on a Ferrari 599GTB :

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/24/24-012-01.jpg

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/24/24-012-02.jpg

For 1/12 Bike, "Michelin" tyre markings for 500 of era 90

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/12/12-007-02.jpg

And same thing for MOTO GP Tamiya bikes

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/12/12-008-02.jpg

Like for cars, a full list is provided to use the right decal at the right place.

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/12/12-008-04.jpg

Dexter Models
06-10-2016, 06:42 AM
Long time without updates !

New product from Blue Stuff
12-009 RC213V Dani Pedrosa (GP Brno 14')
Decals and parts for Tamiya kit #14130

http://blue-stuff.com/BlueStuff/Com/12-009-Com.jpg

All informations on Blue Stuff (http://blue-stuff.com/bs-index-gb.html)

Dexter Models
06-07-2017, 11:14 AM
One more time, too long time without updates...

New products from Blue-Stuff, 100% motorbike :biggrin:

12-010 HONDA RC213V TEST 2014/2015 - Marquez/Stoner
Decals and resin parts for Tamiya kit #14130

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/Com/12-010%20Full.jpg

12-011 DUCATI 916 SENNA 95' / 97' /98'
Decals, Photo-etching and resin parts for Tamiya kit #14068

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/Com/12-011%20Full.jpg

12-012 HONDA NSR500 MORIWAKI S. Yatsushiro 1986
Decals for Tamiya kit #14099

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/Com/12-012.jpg

12-013 MOTO GP Tires & Wheels markings
Decals

http://www.dextermodels.com/BlueStuff/Com/12-013.jpg

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