Aston Martin DBS "Carbon Edition" - 1/24 Tamiya
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:43 AM
I can't recommend this kit highly enough... superbly detailed and engineered, and a real pleasure to build. The only issue is those darn metal transfers, which I (finally) figured out that I should apply to some of the "spare" bits of decal, like the number plates, and then waterslide them into place. Colour is "homebrew" Carbon Black - Zero Paints black with some graphite powder - with a "Madagascar Orange" interior. The "Carbon Edition" has more visible carbon fibre interior and exterior (splitter plates and diffuser) and crackle-black coated exhausts. For those not in the UK, that's a genuine, legal UK number plate, BTW...
Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:55 AM
Your's came out looking awesome. Love the interior color as well... what color paint did you use?
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:00 AM
The plate is from Demon Plates:
You get lots of choices for plate fonts, style, badges etc (all legal and usable)
If you go into the "Plate Size" tab, there's a section for "Model Specific Plates" which includes the DB9/DBS (and a lot of Jags and Range Rovers)
Their configurator image is a little too "rendered" for my taste, so I messed with it in Photoshop until it looked "flatter"
If you look REALLY HARD, the CAR80N is in carbon-weave style lettering, and underneath it, in teeny-tiny letters, it says "Matt Bacon Miniature Motors" ;-P
Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:52 AM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:37 AM
with a largely black interior.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:31 AM
I got mine from Media Mix Hobby in Singapore. They were delivered to me in the UK six days after I ordered them! They are currently listed at AUS $13.87:
Now I've got to go check out that Ultimate Edition...
(I shall be very interested to see how Aston responds with the Vantage or its replacement when Jaguar's F-Type -- now there's a car that Tamiya should be tooling up -- becomes available in 2013: the F-Type will be state-of-the-art and £60K when the Vantage is a little tired and £100K+)
Edited by Matt Bacon, 09 May 2012 - 06:42 AM.