Dude that's awesome! Loving the engine bay progress and the paint work!
I remember reading somewhere that the Bugatti has CF that imitates that.... but they match all the lines of carbon to and from each panel so it looks flowy...
Thanks guys. I don't have too much experience, but this first attempt came out nice I just got myself a paint gun for Christmas to go with my new air compressor and so I may do a few test runs on some spare parts like hoods and tail lights just to get a feel and see what I can pull off.
This also gave me an idea to do my tail lights. I'll only leave the sections where the lights show through and the rest will be carbon paint.
Side note: Got the water temp gauge in and all the clamps are now in place. Haven't done much work as I'm waiting on a few parts to keep moving forward and I've been "renovating" my "workshop" a little bit.
EDIT - pics of the "workshop"
The entrance and hallway
As soon as I come in I have a rack where I put my cans of paint and a few electric tools. Got my jacks on the floor.
A few feet further there's another rack where I set up my radio (controls workshop, detailing studio and basement audio), air tools and a few small RX-7 parts. Also got me a sink to cool off metal, wash my hands and other things.
Seeing that this is a small place, I didn't go nuts to make a work bench. Just big enough to work on. I set up a vise. Underneath is the MIG welder and a few bins with more car parts.
The workshop is home to the buildings electric panels and hot water tanks, so that explains that. lol. This is the new air compressor I got just before Christmas.
And this is the space I have to actually work in. I'll be setting up a folding table or 2 Sawhorses so I can rest parts like bumpers and hoods.
I'll be getting better/more lighting in there soon.
I know it's not much and it's nothing fancy, but considering I'm in a town house in Canada's equivalent of Los Angeles, and the rent I pay, I'd say it's a pretty decent start.
I also figured I'd show you guys where I'm going to be building a few parts that may or may not end up floating around in the hands of fellow MX-6 members.
Here is a teaser of one of the parts I'm working on:
New M-Edition style design. It still has all red plastic, but I drew some inspiration from the later model Ford Probe GT tails with a darkened outline. I airbrush in a dark tint all the way around the light.
Please note that the one in the image is a beta test and I was testing out a specific clear coat, which is why it made that weird bubbling in the one corner.