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  1. IJ001

    911 GT2

    Three coats of Tamiya TS-26 over primer. Sharpie fine point for the window surrounds. Ian.
  2. IJ001

    911 GT2

    Wonderful kit, and yes it did start-out in glossy black plastic !! - Please feel free to criticise, comment and question. Thanks for taking the time to look. Ian.
  3. We did, saw the (Thursday) launch from the I4 heading back to Ormond Beach. Got a few laps at Daytona too !! Ian.
  4. Yep, Chris same kit, and yes it was all black plastic when it came out of the box !! - Space Coast, eh ??, I was there three weeks ago !! Ian.
  5. Interesting you say that, Rob, I love that part of the process, contrary to a lot of folks who do the barest minimum, I find it very therapeutic. Thanks for the comments, guys. Stand-by for a 911 GT2, coming to this forum very soon. Ian.
  6. I used Tamiya's 'Orange' straight from the rattle-can on Ricky's 2002 Taurus that I finished last year. Ian.
  7. Been a while since I posted a car build here, that's almost certainly because I haven't finished one in a while, however... So, as usual for a Tamiya car kit, it’s perfectly engineered with fit so finely tuned that it almost doesn’t require glue for some of the larger pieces. Build took almost no time at all, painting the insides however… that was another story !! – I knew precisely how I wanted it to look before I even bought the kit, and just for once, I’ve built exactly what was in my minds’ eye. Talking of the paint, I’ve used my ‘default setting’ and gone with two Tamiya rattle-cans – Metallic Grey and Chrome Yellow, simply polished with and off-the-shelf ‘cutting agent’, no clear coat as we can’t get ‘Gravity’ or ‘Zero’ brands here and I simply don’t trust anything else. As ever please feel free to shout abuse, ask a question or make a comment. Have a great weekend all. Ian.
  8. Love this, the stance (not to mention the 'presence') is simply fantastic. Ian.
  9. IJ001

    my models

    It's like looking at my own shelf, except only a couple of mine have been built and none to this standard !! - Wonderful stuff, simply superb. Ian.
  10. All kinds of Awesome !! Ian.
  11. Sprechenloss !! - museum quality modelling. Ian.
  12. Only from eBay, David. There may be one or two outlets here in NZ, but TBH I've not found any in six years !! - I know Pegasus AM products and they are very good however Aoshima & Fujimi extras are quite easy to get here, there's a few guys importing and selling on-line at good/competitive prices (not as cheap as Europe or the US, but not trying to rip-off the modeller like some do !!). Ian.
  13. Twenty year old Revell kit, and not a bad one too. Wanted a contemporary look without changing the 'structure' too much, so de-chromed throughout, faired-in and cut down bumpers front & rear, steering wheel from a Tamiya R34, the rest is just paint. Tamiya Gunmetal, polished & buffed, not clear coated, a dark red interior which I carried through to the outside accents and finall a little carbon-fibre decalling on the valence. Ta Daaaa !! Wheels & tyres are 18" SA-70s from Aoshima and just don't look right. I'll replace them with 16" when I can, also need to source some brake discs, there's a set in the R34 spares but I'll need to perform a fair bit of surgery to get them to fit the Revell axles. Hope you like it, AFN Ian.
  14. One of my 'Grail Schemes' - would love to do this one... Great to see this in the flesh, John. Ian.
  15. Nicely done, Matt. Always enjoy your builds. Still cannot decide what colour to do mine aswell... Black with a tan interior is looking very 'do-able' at the moment. Ian.
  16. All kinds of 'Kool'... Great build & finish, really like this. Ian.
  17. Great looking model, love that scheme, but then I'm British so I think it's compulsory !!. Never heard of TABU DECALS before now, Steve so off to see if I they'll post-out to Middle Earth. Ian.
  18. Sorry I'm fashionably late to this gig... Very nice build, Michael, on my to-do pile for early this year aswell. Ian.
  19. Museum quality finish. Simply outstanding. Ian.
  20. IJ001

    Supra GT

    Cheers, Pat (et al) - the swap only works one way, unfortunately, but that's fine as the other reason I did this was that I got my paws on an AM sheet for the GT2 !! - you'll see that one very soon. Ian.
  21. ...and done. Yep a 'What If' / Fantasy Scheme build. Sprayed & masked the red first using the Tamiya 911 GT2 as a 'guide', the rest was easy. Hope you take it in the spirit that it's meant... FUN !! More pics in 'Under Glass;. AFN Ian.
  22. IJ001

    Supra GT

    Second of my quick'n fun holiday builds. Take one (cheap) Tamiya 'Tom's Supra' kit; build it straight from the box; swap out the kit decals for the ones' that come with their 911 GT2 kit and, Ta daaaa.... Not everyones cup-of-tea, I know, but I had a shed-load of fun doing it over the last ten days or so, and isn't that really the point of the hobby ?. Feel free to ask any questions or post any outrage, it's all fine with me. Thanks for taking the time to look and/or comment. AFN Ian.
  23. Two-and-a-half hour uninterrupted session this afternoon (it's Sunday here). All straight from the box including the (decal) seat harness, no 'detail-up' set here ! Next, decals !! Ian.
  24. Great colour, that would look 'right' on GT-R... Hmmmm ! Ian.
  25. No they aren't. They are airbrush ready, enamel lacquers. In my opinion far better/easier to work with than Alclad as you can spray them directly on to the plastic (like I have here) and get phenomenal results; also they don't lift-off or scuff like Alclads' do under handling. I've been using these for about 18 months now and they are easily the best NMF product I have found. Very durable, they take weathering powders & washes without lifting, etc, etc, etc. This is Phil Flory's review on You Tube - he's a very respected British modeller, and completely independent (not sponsored at all): Try them out, you'll be surprised (in a good way). Ian.
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