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#1 Mr. Can Am Garage

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 12:20 PM

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Revell's kit painted (IIRC) Testors German Silver Metallic.

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 04:05 PM

That looks great - nice work!

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 04:12 PM

Nice Beemer. How was the kit to build?

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Posted 27 May 2006 - 04:23 PM

Pretty nice, John.

#5 Mr. Can Am Garage

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 02:47 AM

Nice Beemer. How was the kit to build?


The only "problem" and it's not really a problem was getting the finished chassis/interior into the body as the body has lots of "tumblehome". In other words, it really curves under. It's fiddly work more than anything else.

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 02:48 AM

Thanks guys! It was a fun 8 day build.

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 03:41 AM

Nice finish John! Looks just right.

Exact color scheme I want to build mine, the trademark colors for the Z8. Looks like you took the time to sand/smooth all the roughness from the body; the kit has some severe mold lines and sink marks to deal with. Someone told me that you can do some cutting on the chassis to make it fit a bit easier in final assembly, but looks like that really isn't necessary.

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 06:50 AM

Nice finish John! Looks just right.

Exact color scheme I want to build mine, the trademark colors for the Z8. Looks like you took the time to sand/smooth all the roughness from the body; the kit has some severe mold lines and sink marks to deal with. Someone told me that you can do some cutting on the chassis to make it fit a bit easier in final assembly, but looks like that really isn't necessary.


Thanks Bob! It means alot coming from you.

If I were to do another (not gonna happen BTW), I think I'd go for black like the one I found for reference on eBay Motors.

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The dark body colour really makes the interior, chrome and aluminium "pop".

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Posted 28 May 2006 - 11:50 AM

You really nailed down that interior , nice..

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Posted 29 May 2006 - 04:23 PM

John, good potential 2nd choice as IMHO the black w/black/red interior is the second-best color combo on a Z8. They're really sharp cars.