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#1 Matt Bacon

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 08:09 AM

Just the body painted so far:
 
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and a couple in the sun:
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When I did my Moebius Iron Man, I was struck by how good the TS-39 Mica Red over TS-84 Metallic Gold looked, and I thought it was a pretty good match for the "electric red" of the SA Aperta. So I promoted this Modelzone bargain (£12.99) up the build list...
 
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#2 Tompidom

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 09:48 AM

Looks good! really like the color. But i would redo the silver or touch it up on th driver side door(left). Other than that keep it going Matt!



#3 cobraman

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Posted 27 July 2013 - 10:50 AM

Looks good. I can't seem to see a bad spot.



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Posted 27 July 2013 - 11:32 PM

Looking good as always Matt :-) Any mods' on this Stallion mate or straight outta the box??
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Posted 28 July 2013 - 12:51 AM

Color is really Nice,

keep up the good work

 

 

 

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 05:31 AM



Looks good. I can't seem to see a bad spot.

Its not thet big, Just a litte over spray

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#7 Matt Bacon

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 06:45 AM

It's gone, now, anyway! ;-P

 

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Posted 28 July 2013 - 03:22 PM

NICE, the color rocks!!



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:15 AM

Things have been rather quiet on this one lately... holidays, plus a couple of 1/72 wingy-things to build. However, now I'm back to the bench seriously:

 

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Humbrol Tank Grey, Tamiya NATO black, Citadel Chaos Black, Citadel Charadon Granite, and some Klear for the "Piano Black" shiny bits. The back of the seats even have carbon effects, though you'll never know!

 

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A few mockups, just to see how it all looks. I think the effort required to do the body-colour strip on the dash was worth it. Apparently these cars are all intended to be spec'd up exactly as the owners want, so that no two are the same. My guy likes how piano black rather than carbon fibre looks, and i aiming for tasteful rather than bad-ass. He also thinks that if he has GTO power under the go-faster pedal, he'd better have GTO brakes under the go-slower pedal (the real thing doesn't have the same disk set-up as the GTO, but Revell have given us the same parts as in the other kit...)

 

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:07 PM

Looking good Matt!  piping on leather looks great!

 

What's that on the top of the dash pod? smudge?


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:08 PM

Back on the bench, and how! Looks fantastic!!!!

#12 Matt Bacon

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 11:29 AM

Thanks, guys! Smudge? What smudge? ;-P
 
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Cockpit is almost finished -- just the pedals and kick plate to add, which turned out to be chromed, so are going to be stripped and repainted. The red pinstripes are decals supplied in the kit. I thought that they would be a nightmare, but they turned out to be tough, the right shape, and to respond well to Micro Set and Sol. A light overlay of matt varnish blends them in.
 
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The wheel colour scheme is copied from the ones that the rather tasteful blue SA Aperta in Harry Metcalfe's Evo video blog is sporting (worth a Google if you like the look of the car...). Chrome silver callipers and the silver Cavallino wheel centres are rather restrained again. And as far as I can see, SA Aperta wheels are MEANT to be painted, rather than polished metal...
 
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Posted 03 September 2013 - 12:30 PM

looks good so far!!!!!!



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 04:04 AM

Cockpit is finally finished, with belts, pedals etc:
 
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...and I tried a mock-up inside the car:
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I need to have a look at how that glass works in real life. It certainly looks here as though it'll need a black marker run along the edges or something to tone it down...
 
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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:46 AM

Looks great!

Nice work on the piping in the seats.

Are they molded Original to the kit?



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 07:55 AM

Matt, this is absolutely lovely!

 

(When I speak of a beautiful Ferrari, I think of it as a sexy woman.) ;)



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Posted 06 September 2013 - 08:32 AM

Looking really sharp so far!,love the piping on the seats,the only letdown is the tires for me.



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Posted 07 September 2013 - 11:49 AM

Thanks, guys...got the chassis built today:

 
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Everything fits together very nicely, especially since after doing the GTO, I know how the radiator fits, tilted backwards.
 
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Thought I'd try a test fit. Contrary to common belief, the wheel/tire sizes scale out very well, and the stance looks OK to me (the wheels need to be centred in the cut-outs).
 
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... now it looks like an Ariel Atom...
 
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Compare with the pic in the previous post. New window from acetate looks more in scale. I wish I understood how this glass works -- in the Harry Metcalfe Evo blog, the glass only comes half way up between the "roll hoops", but many photos on the web (notably the Geneva launch pics) show it all the way up, as in the kit. Does it retract as a whole? Do different cars have different profiles?
 
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Grille de-chromed, painted black, silvered on the front edge and backed with mesh from the kit.
 
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...it shouldn't be too long before these two assemblies come together... fingers crossed. ;-P
 
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Posted 08 September 2013 - 08:16 AM

Very nice build Matt.

 

I have recently discovered Tamiya Mica red as well. I always thought it would be more of a metallic paint.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:15 AM

Matt, This is a beautiful build!  I really like the color.