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Aston Martin DBS "Carbon Edition" - 1/24 Tamiya


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#1 Matt Bacon

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:43 AM

Done... and what a cracking kit!

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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...

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 11:55 AM

WOW... Amazing job on this build. I also have this kit but I'm still not sure what color to paint it.
Your's came out looking awesome. Love the interior color as well... what color paint did you use?

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 12:49 PM

Fantastic job! I might have to try this kit out!

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:09 PM

That's top quality there, great job. looks like a great kit to build, excellent

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 03:24 PM

You did a great job, I love it, how did you do the rear plate?, I made custom UK plates for mine, but its not in the shape like yours is

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:14 PM

Great work, Matt. That's incredibly sharp. I'll bet that plate would probably cost nearly what the car does!

#7 AceofBass

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 04:20 PM

Cool!! Now you just have to build a model of it!! :lol:

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:49 PM

Great model!

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Posted 07 May 2012 - 09:52 PM

Fabulous!


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Posted 07 May 2012 - 10:04 PM

That is really sweet. Very nice clean work. The interior is a bit "loud" for me, but it all looks good.

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:58 PM

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 04:56 PM

I have been watching this from the start and the finished product is just beautiful!!!!

#13 Brudda

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:15 PM

Nice build. Astons Rule. The kit makers just need to make more of them. I love this car! Great job.

#14 Matt Bacon

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:00 AM

Thanks for the positive feedback, guys. It's much appreciated! +1 on the "More Aston kits" plea! Although the current crop of mainstream cars are a bit "same-y", no more so than Mercedes', I reckon, and the One-77 is a standout supercar to compare with an SLS, Aventador or 599 GTO, all of which already exist in 1/24. And it's not as if Aston Martin is some obscure car maker - as a brand it's been recognised as Britain's Coolest for two years now, pipping Apple. I'm sure that has something to do with 007... There's more to the back catalogue than the DB5/6 as well... having seem them racing hell for leather at the weekend, surely someone could do a state of the art DB4 in 1/24 that could be released Italeri/Protar style as a DB4, DB convertible, DB4GT and DB4GT Zagato just by changing the body shell!

The plate is from Demon Plates:
http://www.demonplat...latebuilder.php

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

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:52 AM

I''ve been wanting to do this kit.beautiful work.I know want I'm getting for Fathers Day

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:37 AM

I'm seriously tempted to get another kit and do THIS one:

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with a largely black interior.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 06:31 AM

The FG wheels are ace. They are resin, though you'd be hard pressed to tell looking at pictures -- they come on a "runner" that looks for all the world like it's been injection moulded . Mine were just primed with Tamiya fine surface primer, sprayed with gloss black acrylic, and then the "chrome" was applied. No filling, no sanding, clean up at all. The hub rears and locating pin are separate, so you can paint the centre disc and bolts chrome separately before gluing the hub in place.

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:

http://www.mediamixh...rands/fg-model/

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+)

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Edited by Matt Bacon, 09 May 2012 - 06:42 AM.


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Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:40 AM

Stunning!