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#1 mitchell

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 04:46 AM

while the site was down, had a chance to finish up a few cars. This is an Aston Martin from Tamiya. Great kit but the pity is that it only has a half engine and it miss a few detail under the hood. Still manage to add some wires and pipes to make it more realistic. This car was a mistake from before. painted it metallic black and the paint was ruined by a mistake. So stripped it and painted it metallic red. This is a well proportion model. Looks stunning. Thanks for watching.



#2 o-man

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:23 AM

That's hot!  half an engine or not its a great looking build.



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:20 AM

That's hot!  half an engine or not its a great looking build.

 

I agree that looks great, real nice job!



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 06:41 AM

:D Extremely NICE job!!



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:44 AM

Beautiful job under the hood Mitchell. Looks like a full engine to me.

Also, looks like a lot of time was spent on the interior. Very nice attention to detail. :D



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:45 AM

I have this kit on my shelf for a rainy day build. Engine details set aside, some of the best injection molding I have ever seen. even the chrome is great.
Love your choice of color.

BTW: Saw the 1:1 of this car on the street once. It made my jaw drop.

Dale

Edited by ScaleDale, 17 July 2013 - 07:46 AM.


#7 ChrisR

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 07:46 AM

Looks great!



#8 slusher

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:35 PM

Sharp, build...



#9 Harry P.

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:58 PM

How did you do the stitching detail in the interior?



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Posted 17 July 2013 - 12:59 PM

Cool



#11 Helix

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 01:13 PM

How did you do the stitching detail in the interior?

 

X2!

 

Nice build!



#12 mitchell

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:13 AM

the stitching is done by white paint with a needle. it turn out decent enough but painting with a needle is a pain in the butt. Also the details on the dial is also done the same way. Going to try another way next time in doing stitching and piping next time. I base this build on this reference picture.



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 09:11 PM

Well one - looks great!



#14 Jim Whalen

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 01:46 AM

Hi,

 

Nice job on the Aston!  I've built one of these as well and found some of it a bit tricky for a Tamyia kit - did you have trouble getting the decals to stay on?



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Posted 20 July 2013 - 02:39 AM

Jim, the decals are extremely hard on this aston. Need several application of the decal softener to make it lay flat. But once it's flat, i also painted it with clear. The effect of that is really good, it brightened it up by a few notch. Other than that, I find this kit extremely well executed. Everything fitted well but the body repair on the rear wing is a bit of a pain the butt. Other than that, compare to older kits, everything fits perfectly especially the clear pieces. I did change the tires out to a lower profile tires to make it look a bit lowered.


Edited by mitchell, 20 July 2013 - 02:41 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:56 AM

beautiful paint and detail work



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Posted 21 July 2013 - 05:04 AM

went outdoor and took some picture of this car. This one is how I treated the carbon brake disc. I did not want to use a PE brake disc because it fits a cast iron disc better. With some metallic grey paint and and soot smeared on it, it look more like a real carbon disc under use. Not shown on the picture, but i did drill the vents on the middle of the disc. 


Edited by mitchell, 21 July 2013 - 05:05 AM.


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Posted 21 July 2013 - 09:43 AM

Very nice!



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Posted 26 July 2013 - 03:36 PM

had a chance to borrow a professional photo studio and took some pictures with a good camera, it turn out pretty good and like to share it with the forum.

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 01:54 AM

Beautiful work Mitchell! Love all the little details you added. I've also built this kit & had the same dramas as everyone who's built this kit had... The decaling & those **** metal transfers! :-(
I have another 2 of these kits, 1 regular & 1 with the Aber PE detail kit. Luckily I got true 1:1 colours for them before Hiroboy/Zero Paints stopped being able to ship Internationally ;-)
Astons have to be my most favourite "exotic " cars ever! Looks like there's going to be some serious AMs in the future as they've just announced a partnership with Mercs AMG division.... Now if we could only hope/pray for them in kit form.... :-)
Once again... Great build mate!

Cliff