This was supposed to be a simple project that went a little bit further that it should have. (story of my life, lol)
I just wanted to try a new masking method for flame jobs. Then I decided to brake up the hood, so machined my own aluminum air cleaner hats. The suspension is modified Aluma Coupe and the wheels are from the Smoothster kit. The front tires came from the Aluma Coupe and the rear ones are from a Tamiya F40, but they have been narrowed.
The paint is some blue nailpolish. The flames are all painted and for them were used two different whites, two different yellows, bright orange and two different reds - all decanted from Tamiya spray cans. Everything was covered in 2k clear. I showed the model at Overland Park this year, so I thought it was cool to make a Kanzas registration plate with Heartland in it.
Not only my hobby shop is about 100 miles from me, but they….well……not very happy...
Anyway, I have great trouble getting magazines where I live. There are a million and one magazines about mountain living or how to paint my kitchen around, but nothing about models. However, I have somehow managed to collect all the Contest Annuals from both model magazines for the last 10 years or so. Now I am having really hard time locating the 2014 issue of the Model Cars contest annual.