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Im close to making another Grafil order. That means most of the first order has sold. I have not seen any pics yet. I would like to see some painted and mounted. So please post your Grafil XB-G and XBE-G photos here. I know some of them have sold to RRF members.
 
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Really??? None painted yet? Surely some of the first batch of bodies had to belong to forum members.
 

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Been too busy around my place to even look at the body, but I promise when I get to it I will post some pictures. Also I would pay extra for a pre-cut body, or at least one with some sort of line to follow with the scissors. Freestyle cutting scares the crap out of me........ :eek:
 
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The bodies don't come precut. If anyone needs I can add cut lines to help out.

Its not tough you can stick the stock body inside to get a starting line.
 

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If anyone needs I can add cut lines to help out.Its not tough you can stick the stock body inside to get a starting line.
That would help a lot actually, although a bit late for me since the XBE-G is already sitting on my work table:). If you get the chance could you let me see a couple pictures of the stock body sitting beside the Grafil?
 
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I did not realize it was a problem for some. I've cut out many bodies in my time, but I can remember feeling a bit apprehensive my first few times. I will start adding a cut line to all bodies that go out from now on.

I appreciate the comment. I want it to be easy for all!

Here are some shots. If you need any more feel free to ask.

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For starters, good job!!

On the nose piece drill the hole in the nose piece a little larger than the base of the body post. I drilled a hole in the body post under the base and added a body pin to support the nose piece. This seemed like the easiest at the time. Sorry the pics are not the best.

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rookie101 said:
Ahh that makes perfect sense. Next stage paint! But likely be a couple of weeks, still not quite sure what I'm going to do for paint yet.
Yeah that's the hardest for me every time I do a new body, comming up with a design. I hate to copy what's already been done.
 
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Shredder XB-G

I guess I'll try to give you guys some inspiration to get those bodies painted.

I also wanted to show the shredder owners that the Grafil body can be trimmed to fit the shredders also.

This only took about 2 hours. I slapped some liquid mask on it last night before I went to bed. I only needed the mask for the windshield. I did the marble trick using metallic orange then silver and backed with white. A couple light coats of black to tint the window. Graphics are just decals. Simple and quick but looks

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Here are a couple more shots. Don't laugh at my cheesy studio setup. I just painted it now and it's dark. To get some pics I grabbed a scrap piece of synthetic turf and through it on the kitchen counter. I got the big WTF out of the wife. Lol

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I did use my heat gun after every coat so I didn't have to wait for dry time.
 

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