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niteowl7710

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Tamiya Honda S600

06 April 2015 - 04:48 AM

Just breaking this morning is the announcement from Tamiya that they will be doing a 1/24 Honda S600. Enough of that Mercedes Benz 300SL nonsense, on to the next project!!

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Japanese retail price is 3,000¥ with a tenative release date of Late May. At this stage there's little information as to whether this is an entirely new tool patterned after their existing S800 kit, or just a new body and model specific parts mixed into the S800 kit.

The S600 is a historically significant vehicle in Japan as it was Honda's first mass produced automobile. There was an earlier S500, but only a handful more than 1,000 of those were ever made.

Boutsen Ginion Racing - McLaren 12C GT3 #16 - 2014 Monza

23 March 2015 - 08:48 AM

Hey guys (and gals?) I think this is my first actual posting of a completed build here despite my roaming the halls here for five years.  This is my first completed build for 2015 as well.

 

This is the Fujimi 2013 McLaren MP4-12C GT3 kit (although the car is just known as the 12C GT3 now) built straight OOB with about 15 hours of decal work done to it.  I think it might have in the end taken me longer to decal it than it did to actually build what is a 65ish part curbside.  The decals are twofold, both from Studio 27, they are the Carbon Fiber Detail Set, and obviously the BGR #16 livery set. 

 

I can not stress how much (if your into racing vehicles) you need to look into experiencing Studio 27 decals.  They are "pricey" - there's about $36 worth of decals on that 12C, but worth every penny. The livery decals are a dream to work with, fit everything without trimming, and with the exception of extreme compound curves don't need any type of setting solution.  The Carbon Fiber decals are thicker and usually require quite a bit of hand to decal MicroSet and MicroSol combat to get them to settle, but they're pre-cut and it's a heck of a lot easier than trying to cut them out of a big sheet of C.F. yourself, or even use that other company's template sets - and at about half the cost.

 

This car represents one of Boutsen Ginion Racing's (from Belgium) Pro-Am entries into the Blancpain Endurance Series race at Monza in 2014.  This car finished 23rd Overall, and 5th in the Pro-Am Class.

 

16906947772_95e7baae1c_b.jpgDSC02011 by niteowl7710, on Flickr

 

16288203813_30bbe770ea_b.jpgDSC02015 by niteowl7710, on Flickr

 

16882313446_763c57356c_b.jpgDSC02010 by niteowl7710, on Flickr