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Tamiya Toyota Supra 1/24 Toms Supra

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#1 BMX Addicts

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:17 AM

Project # 7 (and #8)... The usual box stock  

 

Fresh out of a frustrated Audi A4 DTM build, decided to fall back into something more in accordance with my skill level but this time around it will be a double build (See if I can finally deliver the model I've been promising to a good friend of mine).

 

Originally wanted to build a NSX Raybrig, but endend up selecting a Tamiya Tom's Supra model that I already built back in February (That one was my second build ever), decided to build it again mainly because it was made using custom colors and decals that didn't come out at all as expected, also because I'm aware of all the mistakes already made and will have the ability to correct them and lastly... because I truly like this particular car!!!.

 

1995 Castrol Tom's Toyota Supra GT, some photos for reference: 

 

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I have been working on these for about a week now so I will post a few more photos during the course of the day.

 

Thank you for reading.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 05:27 AM

The kits...

 

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Cutout and sanded

 

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Cleansed and glued

 

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Primed, sanded and polished...

 

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They will be painted this afternoon...   B)



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 07:49 AM

Are you polishing the primer?



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:04 AM

Of course not  :lol: ,  I polished them before the primer, and I will again after the paint...

 

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:07 AM

Never heard of that. I only polish the paint or clear coat, not the bare kit plastic. Unless you are not painting the body and are just going to clear over it.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:14 AM

I learned from Donn Yost to polish the sanded plastic to remove any small scratches from the sanding...  The Tamiya primer is extremely fine and even the smallest detail will show.

 

I use the # 2 for the bare plastic and then # 2 and # 1 for the paint...  I also use the # 1 again after the clear.

 

Would recommend to anyone that would like to improve on their finishing skills to make the extra investment and get these DVD's...  They have sure helped me "A LOT"!!! 



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:17 AM

Never thought to do that, i just sand out scratches in stages all the way to 3500 grit then paint. Ill have to try this on the next build.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:21 AM

You should try James, I always do the initial sanding with 400 (For the mold lines and stuff), then I move to 2000 and work all the way up 12000; still polish after...   I bet you'll get a much better finish.


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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:31 AM

Now here's one I'm looking forward to, Castrol decals always seem to have a bad reputation so hopefully this goes well :)



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 08:35 AM

I'm loving it. This is a very cool car. I have the other Tamiya release to built the Le Mans version I got special decals years ago for. An American Driver, Jeff Krosnof (SP) drove the car.



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 09:20 AM

You are right about the decals Tomo...  It is the exact reason why I didn't do it in Castrol livery the first time around.

 

Jim which of the Le Mans versions do you have the Denso Zard in White/Red or the Denso Black/Red...  Or the PlayStation in Silver/Yellow? 



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 10:30 AM

There is not such a thing as a "Piece of cake"!!!...   Already failed twice on the left roof decal; can't even begin to imagine how tough is going to be to get the hood decals right  :P

 

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The decal setter mede it even worse!!!



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:14 AM

I have been wanting build this kit, just keep putting off getting one, what happen with the setting solution ?



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:39 AM

This kit is really nice Jonathan, is pretty straight forward and very clean out of the box...

 

The problem with the decals is that they are extremely thin AND long, plus the body has lines and crevices "everywhere" which makes the decals nearly impossible to set straight...   The advice from a guy that finished this build perfectly was to use the Micro Set / Micro Sol decal setter, which in reality helps a lot, but since it softens the decal, it makes it basically untouchable.  

 

I just watched a YouTube tutorial on this particular product (Which is the very first time I use), the guy was talking about letting the decal seat for 15 to 20 minutes before even trying to fix any imperfections.

 

Had a total of 4 decal sets, but one set was incomplete from my previous build...  So now, after failing three times, will have to get additional sets  :unsure:

 

Right this second I'm loving Revell for making such nice and easy to apply decals  :lol:



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 11:41 AM

vary nice  cars nice work so far



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:38 PM

O.K. Juan, we must be brothers from another mother! ;)  We definitely have the same taste in models.  I am not going to hijack your thread but this model was going to be one of the next of my completed models that I was going to post.  I did this kit as my second 24 hour build.  I did in fact just polish out the plastic and applied the decals.  This is the model that created "The Brolin Rule" for all 24 hour builds, (you must paint you model, but that is another story for another time).

 

If you would like, I can proved a link to pics of mine and I will be happy to answer any questions, (if I can remember the answer...lol).

 

Good luck on the build!



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:42 PM

Sure thing "Brother"  :D

 

Right now every piece of advice seems like a million bucks!!!, Please shot that link over.

 

GT power baby!!!



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:07 PM

Have to agree with your taste, I'd totally be sharing the same tastes, I love all the cars you've been building. I'd build them myself if I could be arsed! A REAL car (my first!) is taking priority now on the money saving front, so Im enjoying watching you build the kits I wanna build :)

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:39 PM

You'll be back building models in no time Tomo...  But you are right, first things first...  Maybe my adventures will serve as a motivation :P 

 

I tried again with the 4 pieces for the right side of the roof...   F A I L ! ! !

 

It seems this is the common issue    , gonna have to find some decal guru to teach me how to deal with these suckers  :wacko:



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Posted 10 May 2013 - 01:48 PM

Myself, Juan, John, Tomo , all have the same taste in car's,  I have been debating about starting a race car community build thread,  but I was not sure if there was going to be a lot of interest, but I think I am going to get that started now