Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:44 AM
Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:49 AM
Fantastic to see this finished! Brilliant work, and will be a great inspiration when I get around to completing mine
Posted 03 May 2013 - 02:05 AM
Looks great! I loved the workbench thread for this one,I have been casually doing the same thing to the monogram reissue of the Aston Martin DB4.Where did you get the wire wheels from?
Edited by Austin T, 03 May 2013 - 02:06 AM.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:33 AM
I saw your build thread for this model. What a great result. Research and patience paid huge dividends
Posted 03 May 2013 - 03:36 AM
Beautiful work, Matt. I've been following the progress of this build and the results definitely justify the work you've put in! I like the idea of doing a nice box-stock "palate cleanser" build after a tough one like this... any ideas yet?
Posted 03 May 2013 - 04:29 AM
Bravo. I've been doing research on the 1:1 and looking at built models for a few years now, and I have never seen a model of this car that is so authentic, so detailed and so well executed. Worth every minute of the effort.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 05:45 AM
Wow I followed your build thread on this car. It came out great !!!
Posted 03 May 2013 - 07:15 AM
Brilliant build Matt, you put a lot of work into this build and the results show, well done ....
Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:39 AM
I've always liked the real car, so I was delighted to see that Matt was going to be building this kit. I'd built one in '78 and have a few waiting on the shelves, so I figured it'd be worth my while to follow this project to see what could be done to improve it. If you've been reading Matt's WIP thread, you've seen how that he raised the bar significantly with diligent research and skillful scratchbuilding abilities.
It's probably the understatement of the year to say that this turned out exceptionally nicely. Well done, Matt! Sweating the details pays off again.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:30 AM
Excellent job. I had the original as a kid and I screwed it up so bad, my dad threw it away.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:00 PM
Not a real easy kit to build , you have made a beautiful model , great detail work.
Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:05 PM
As you can see, there's a fair bit of work to fine-tune the kit into a more accurate representation of the original classic, which is a truly beautiful, and very purposeful looking GT car. The windscreen is still not right -- it should be more upright, and the base is much more semi-circular, not the large rectangular cut-out Aurora gave us. Personally, I think all the shape issues in this area come from placing the firewall to make room for the operating door hinges, which mean that it's too far forward.
Btw, before you corrected the top, the whole front screen is a dead ringer for that on a Facel Vega II. When I took my Volvo Amazon to my restoration guru for a few things before the MOT last month, there was a Facel II next to it in his workshop - it took me a while to realise where it was that I'd seen that screen shape recently.
Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:45 AM