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Honda CRX (Update 9-18-06)


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#1 Wildrice

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 03:49 PM

I started this one on vacation. Would have had it all done but the body if it hadn't been for the kit exhaust. Wasn't happy with the way it fit so I fabbed my own from plastic tube.

Starting point
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Chassis with some of the brake lines run.
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My custom exhaust
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Posted 06 September 2006 - 02:36 PM

Got the body painted today. Have add a lil detail painting before I clear it. Picked up some XS Tuning wheels.

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Posted 10 September 2006 - 04:22 PM

Here is an update on the CRX.

Chassis is complete except brakes and wheels.
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Got the two tone paint on & black trim around window.
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Don't laugh at the next pics. First real attempt at BMF. Did the backdrop for tail lights and parking lights. BMF'd the emblems and colored the raised area with a red sharpie. Not the best but it's all new to me.
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Posted 11 September 2006 - 12:05 PM

Thanks for the reply Ken. I will have to give that glue a try. I did try a silver sharpie but it was just a silver blob. With a lil practice I think I might get the hang of it.

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 04:41 PM

Nice work, Bobby. I've built a couple of those CRX's over the years, and it's one of my favorite kits.

Don't beat yourself up too badly over the foil either; Rest assured I've seen much worse 'first tries'(including my own). The first time I tried BMF, I was very discouraged....I didn't even attempt to use it again for several years. All I can say is: practice, practice, practice. 8)

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Posted 11 September 2006 - 05:43 PM

Bobby,

That is an interesting model. The colors look good on that car. That car was very very popular here back in the day. Unfortunately, many of them ended up underneath trucks or wrapping poles :cry:

Here is another suggestion: Instead of painting the raised areas of the foil, try an acrylic paint wash. Acrylic because it is simple to clean up and try again. Basically, you apply the BMF and trim as close as possible. Then you put a small dab of paint (as close to the body color as possible) and then with the brush, you put a drop of water. What you are doing to making the paint very very thin, and it will flow to the recessed area and leave the raised areas chrome. Let it dry overnight and repeat if needed. You can also carefully wipe the raised area with a cotton swab to make the foil shiny.
This is simpler that it sounds and the advantage of acrylics is that you can do it a gazillion times if necessary. I hope this helps.

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Posted 12 September 2006 - 01:20 AM

Thanks for the tips guys. It helps me a bunch in that this is all new to me. I will have to give them a try on the next few models I do.

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Posted 15 September 2006 - 11:54 AM

Hey nice , color choice looks good , as do the XS's

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Posted 16 September 2006 - 06:02 PM

Update on CRX.

Interior shot (no flocking. its felt with sticky backing)
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Tailight & Dash
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Posted 18 September 2006 - 03:21 PM

The CRX is just about finished. Only a few minor things and put everything in place.

Interior
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Chassis
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Body
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