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Tamiya Laferrari Build: Part 1 (New Youtube build channel)

16 March 2015 - 01:54 PM

Hey guys I started making videos for my builds, I think they would be more interesting then looking at pictures and reading how something is done. Now theres actual visual so please check out, and as always there will be tons and tons of more builds!!!


Im debating weather i should talk in the videos or just build. Lemme know what you guys think. 






Exotic Scaled Cars



Simple model car display base. (1/24 or 1/25th scale) HOW TO

15 August 2014 - 12:09 PM

Hey guys just wanted to do a small how to as well as show the process of my show base.

This can be made as a diorama base or a nice stained wood base.

1 2'x2' of 5/8" or 1/2" plywood, birch, mahagony, pine, anything good for staining.

2. Stain and pre conditioning stain ( optional)

3. Router and bits (optional)

4. Obviously a saw or something to cut your wood with.

5. Masking tape, (optional see later)

6. Diorama materials (optional)

7. Double sided tape or nails and wood filler if you choose.

8. If you don't want to stain the trim then you can paint it, if so you will need primer and color of choice.

9. Sandpaper 100 grit & 220 grit.

Step 1
The base here is 20cm by 30cm.

Start out by cutting to your desired size. If you have a square handy, it's always a good idea to double check and make sure everything is nice an squared. I agreed with this size because I can easily put it on a shelf if I choose or if you do model car shows, it's a decent but affective size to display your model car. Or if you have something that's not a car you can make it to size for that as well. But this how to is for cars specifically 1/24 & 1/25th scale.

Step 2

Once you get your board to the desired size, go ahead and rough sand it with 100 grit sandpaper. Along the cut marks, so there's no sharp points or splinter pieces.

Using doubled sided tape or nails (which is what I used). Secure the board to a work bench or another piece of wood. Using the double sided tape or nails, secure it down. So it won't move around while your routing.

One thing to note if use nails and you plan to have this base as a plain wood base. You may want to use only double sided tape, so the fill marks can't be seen through the paint or stain, that you'll be applying later.

Once that's done, grab your router and rout the edges using the desired bevel that you prefer, and make sure it's a bearing bit. And run it along the sides of the board until your happy with the rout/ shape. After that's done sand everything down with100 grit, followed up with 220 grit sand paper. I corned the edges off on mine.

This is what you should have by now.

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Step 3

Now it's time to determine if you want to spray paint, or stain the trim or the entire base. If you prefer to just have a wood base by itself. If you want to add a diorama into the base then only paint or stain the trim.

I chose to stain mine. So I cleaned the base with some naphtha to remove any oil, dust or dirt. (You could use a lightly damped rag for this as well)

Then proceed to apply your pre condition stain, to help aid in blotchiness of the stain.
Follow the directions on the can of stain.

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Here's where we are now.

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Alright stay tuned for the other steps and thanks for looking

Cheers & Happy modeling,

Revell 69' Charger R/T (General Lee)

31 July 2014 - 05:42 AM

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Here we go another muscle car build. I've never been the best at them but after my latest build, I feel as if I have more confidence to build them.
Everyones always loved the General Lee right? :lol: So thats what I chose to build, plus I've always wanted to do a General, thats more accurate then the actual movie kits.
Now with this build I know theres a lot of controversy on whats accurate and I will say before I even build this, I don't want a huge debate on whats right or wrong.
Yes there were multiple charges used for the tv series, the movie, and even the auto trader commercial. 
The General Lee official year is a 69' however they used 68', 69' 70's for the cars. Most of the time there were coated over factory paint, and painted orange. And we all know those colors right? :lol: 
The official interior color is tan. However a lot of the survivor cars are tan and black. 
So as I say again I'm not looking to have a huge debate over right, wrong, and accurate, Im just giving a small description of the car. 
Hopefully you guys enjoy seeing this build as much as I will enjoy building it. 
I was even more inspired after seeing the new auto trader commercial and I heard there were talks that the duke boys may be coming back to TV, although I've read some of the actors feel as if it won't have that great of an impact as it did then, I think it will IMO
I will be basing this car off the auto trader commercial. Meaning the dukes were in it so it makes it OFFICIAL!! :lol:
Lets begin.  YEEEE HAAAWWW
The kit is a newer Revell 69' Charger R/T.

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With this kit I had to sand out the roof texture but there were no side markers. I also sanded the wheel well trim smooth. As you can see in these pics, the last ones show the roof sanded and the wheel well trim removed.

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Here's the car after having it's panel lines scribed, roof sanded to become a hardtop, and it's whelk well trim smoothed out. Also applied a black was to the panel lines.

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Revell 69 Nova **COMPLETE**

30 July 2014 - 05:45 AM

Here's my newest build, on my new diorama, and next to some older builds.

Yes the back bumper isn't on I dropped the model before pics. But it's back on now.


This kit went together pretty well, thanks for looking.


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Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec II (R34) by TAMIYA No.258

17 July 2014 - 07:02 AM

Here is my best build to date. 



•Rims were painted with Tamiya X-18 • /Semi Gloss Black/

•Body was painted with Tamiya TS-50  /Mica Blue/

• Whole car was assembled with Tamiya Extra Thin Cement


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