Jay added a topic in All the RestOptimus Prime from Dark of the MoonI've been working on this for the past 5-6 months and finished a few weeks ago. This a Takara Tomy kit only sold in Japan. I scored one off eBay around a year ago. The kit depicts Optimus from The Dark of the Moon movie. This thing is insanely engineered!! everything moves, turns, twists... it's 100% posable in almost every way. The fit/finish is incredible too! I built him out of the box, but painted everything I could. The decals were really the only thing that sucked about this kit. it's 1/35th scale, so, it's a little on the tall side. I hope you enjoy looking at the pics!
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Jay added a topic in Under GlassRevell's new Corvette Racing C7RI got the OK from Ed from Revell to show this at the NNL East. So, I went to work and got it done just in time! I corrected the body and brought it up to 2016 aero specs and added 24 hours worth of track wear. There were two of these at the NNL East, mine and Dave Thibodeau's. His was at the Revell table and the one that Revell used for the box art. I believe Ed said these would be out around the end of the summer or early Fall,
On to the build. I was going to detail the chassis more, but it's so simplified, I just added a few little things that can be seen peeking into the windows. **If anyone can get the pics to show up in the thread, be my guest... they will not upload from the URL.**
The chassis before I glued the body down:
The completed model:
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Jay added a topic in Under GlassKurt Busch's City Chevrolet Nationwide CamaroMy Atlanta build is finally complete. This is a moderately detailed shelfer of Kurt's Nationwide Camaro run at Daytona. This is Powerslide's Camaro resin body and various decals to make the current City Chevrolet scheme. A friend provided some extras like the numbers and contingencies. The paint is that Aztek pre-thinned stuff topped with 2 part urethane. I had an issue with the resin gassing out under the clear making little bubbles, but I finished it anyway, it will look nice on my shelf and no one else will have one!. A little race damage and weathering hid a bit of the issues too. I still need to make a base, but this baby is ready to run!
Here's some of the detail that went into the build...
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Jay added a topic in Under GlassBad Brad's 2012 #2 Miller Lite ChargerBuilt from the AMT Impala kit with the updated resin nose… I turned the Chevy into a Dodge. The paint is a custom mix of Tamiya Mica blue over a silver base. I then applied a candy blue layer and then cleared it. The decals are from Powerslide.
I did a slightly raced look on this build. I like how the yellow wheels look with brake dust build up… especially on the front wheels.
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Jay added a topic in Under Glass#46 Superflo Lumina from Days of ThunderWith this finished, I have a few days rest before we head down to Atlanta. This is a POS AMT kit… reworked into a respectable model. Major roll cage bashing went into this to get the body down nice. I also cut the fuel cell off an old Monogram chassis and added it. AMT molded theirs flush under the car. The paint is Rustoleum neon pink topped with U Pol clear and the decals are Powerslide. Up next, the City Chevrolet Lumina on the Revell kit!
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Jay added a topic in Under Glass2014 Corvette Stingray ConvertibleI made this from the pre-decorated Maisto kit available since Revell has no plans on doing the C7 Corvette. I added brake rotors from an old Jada kit and the interior was painted using pics I found on the Chevy website. I also added a few PE goodies here and there. This simple kit builds up nicely!
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Jay added a topic in Under Glass2011 Compuware Corvette C6.R Le Mans WinnerBuilt for Dan Binks, the crew chief on the #3/#73 Corvette that won Le Mans in 2011. I mastered the body and had it cast by Celtic Works. The wheels were designed by Mike Lawrence and printed by Shapeways. The build utilizes the Revell Corvette ZR1 and Scale Motorsports Trans kit. The paint is Velocity Yellow topped with 2 part urethane. The decals are from Patto's and other misc. sheets I had lying around.
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