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  1. This is the Toyota Toms 84c model by Tamiya. Thanks to IndyCals and Shunko, I used the Warpzone livery. Fun build of an older, classic Tamiya kit.
  2. Hi Perry. I should say I have a special technique to do that - but the REAL truth is the hood medallion is a decal, and so is the wood!!!! Both are included in the kit!
  3. Thanks all for the comments. Dave, thanks for bringing up Mike Hawthorn. He certainly had an interesting story in racing and in life.
  4. Hi. This is Tamiya's kit. Instead of building the racing version, I found a 1:1 example, slightly modified and tried to replicate it.
  5. Thanks. Looks great. I'll reach out before the next Torino build!
  6. Thanks. I know. I cut the front spindle as much as possible. Might be a frame and body fit issue.
  7. Hi. This is MPC's version of Bobby Issac's Ford Torino. Very tough to get the track and the stance where I wanted it. I must have trimmed, cut 5 times until I couldn't anymore. So, it sits higher than I wanted. Easy kit if you just count the number of parts. Tough kit if you are interested in a proper fit. I took a couple of pick before decals and after
  8. Thanks for the comments. I applied a wash of Tamiya panel line accent to the grill, but I can see that solid black is more accurate. Your build looks great. I am always looking for something out of the ordinary like this kit. Very hard to find "walk around" photos of the real car, though. I also bought a couple of additional decal sheets because the kit decals were a little yellowed. So I bought from Tailormade (in Germany, by the way) and another from someone on ebay. Thanks again for the comments
  9. Well, this was an interesting case. This is the Tamiya kit, pretty well detailed out of the box. I wondered about the dark green exterior and the blue interior and chassis - but reference photos seemed to indicate it was just that. The kit had some clear parts for the undercarriage. I would normally just paint them, but I decided to leave the clear for a change. The biggest challenge was the decals. The kit decals were yellowed, so I sourced out a sheet from Tailormade - and they were pretty good. Whiter than the yellowed kit decals. I also bought a sheet from "some guy on eBay". Between the 3 I felt like I had something to fall back on. Neat Mercedes hood ornament in the kit too. Anyway, a fun and unusual build.
  10. Thanks for the nice comments. Car is done, you can see all the photos here
  11. This is Tamiya's Peugeot 205. I used some resin pieces ad decals from Renaissance, seatbelts from Spot Model. Very finicky to build. Still have some minor details like mudflaps to add, but it's pretty close to "under glass" at this point.
  12. Here's a photo of what I'm trying to build. I have the aero pieces put together. Ready to detail the body, slap on some decals. Stay tuned!
  13. Here's the WIP. It will have a nice big wing on the back, and some aero bits in the front when it is done
  14. To start 2021, I wanted to do something simple. So here is the box stock, Subaru Brat, basic engine.
  15. If you are like me, modeling helped keep some sense of sanity and normalcy. Happy New Year everyone, and here's to a better 2021. The bar was certainly set low in 2020.
  16. This AMT kit also has a Go Kart, which I'll try and finish this weekend. The model itself is inspired by a 1:1 I saw online. Same color combination. The decal for the seat I got from Hiroboy. They also have some Indian blanket pattern decals which I'll use in other models. Minor engine detailing, and some photo etched parts. It seem like it took a long time to finish this. I keep looking for a quick build, but seem to make it more difficult. I have a question for the community here. What is the BEST tape to use for painting and masking? The line looks pretty good here - but in all transparency, I found some white decal lines to make it look cleaner. I'd rather just find tape that does a better job masking - I used Tamiya. What else have you used? Happy New Year. 2020, don't let the door hit you on the way out!!
  17. Very nice. I'm just finishing mine. What kind of tape did you use while painting? The separation between black and white colors is very good!
  18. Hey Rich, thanks for the comments. If you end up building the same model I did, the trick is that you really have to put all the hood and side decals on in one sitting. The decals for the hood overlap - of course they don't tell you HOW they overlap, you just have to figure it out. Then the side decals have to line up. So block off the time, and breath deep. (But don't hyperventilate). In my kit, there was one red decal that wasn't called out in the instructions, and I used it as a doner to patch the blocks of red color if they tore during the setting process. Lucky break there. Attached are a couple of shots of the fenders. I went as far as I could without risking having them tear. Where did you get the decals you are using for your version of the Alfa?
  19. Thanks for all the notes. Almost done, some minor detailing left, some gaps left to close, then it's on to the next project!
  20. I didnt know that. I have a Lancia Delta to build with an engine bay from Ukraine Models. Did you check out the 1/12 Lancia Delta coming from Italeri ?
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