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    Rico Radenz

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  1. Thank you guys for the suggestions. Found out that I can use Autodesk Fusion too.
  2. Hey everybody, i was wondering how and with which software you cut the bodies into two halfes. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance, Rico
  3. Me too. Thanks. And it goes on... Here it is in color now. Used silver-bronce from a near craft store as basecoat over the primer followed by Tamiya transparent red. After some days of drying I clearcoated it with automotive clear acrylic laquer right out of a rattle can. Couldn´t resist a quick mock up with the corrected wheelbase. Here under normal light... ... and with flash. Then I did the brakes and fabricated some exhaust pipe ends out of styrene. Then how crazy must I be. I thought "Why have you done the sidemarker bezels and didn´t the taillight bezels?" So this was the next step. Each side is made out of 17 single styrene parts, glued together and spray painted. Then came the difficult part, opening the body to make the bezels fit but I´m pleased with how it turned out. All areas on the next pics missing the color are already recolored. Next update soon. Rico
  4. This is a really nice and clean build. 👍
  5. Thank you guys. This means a lot to me.
  6. Yeah, that´s it. And the build goes on... Next was to find some suitable wheels. Found some 19inch Fujimi Sportec Mono 10. As I said this kit has lots of room for improvement so I decided to make the front wheels steerable with a rotating steering wheel. A simple mechanism like usually used at toy cars did the job. Meanwhile the dash was painted and detailed too. Next was cutting the sidemarker lights out of the body and building a simple antenna. New sidemarker bezels were made out of evergreen U-profile closed with 0.01" stripes. Added a small piece of 0.025" round as the lightbulb. Front... Rear... Sidemarker lenses were made ot of production flags (clear red and orange) from an Aoshima Skyline kit. Here still hidden by tape... For a long time I wasn´t sure about the color scheme. After hours of thinking about it I decided to go with white rims. They are only coated with Tamiya white primer. Then the color scheme was in my head. This one will get a nearly standard look. It will become red metallic (with a candy look) and a black top. Because I wanted something special I designed stripes on my own. The front stripe includes the japanese characters which mean ACURA and the stripe on the top got a red point to simulate the japanese flag. Here´s the design printed on paper and hold in place by masking tape to get a feel for the look. Any comments and critism welcome as always. Next update will come soon. Rico
  7. Sorry guys, I have to quit my entry for this year because of missing spare time and wanting myself to much detail for this build. Hope that I can take part next year again. I appreciate all the good modelers who build a model here and definitely will vote for my favorite. Thanks you all for your inspiring work. Model on, Rico
  8. Thanks. It´s the original Chevrolet Bright Yellow out of a rattle can.
  9. Hello fellow modellers, started this one some weeks ago but hadn´t the time to start the build thread. But here it goes. Will post more progress pictures soon. It´s the "good" old Revell Snapkit once declared as 1/24 scale in the US once as 1/25 scale in Germany. After I did some measuring I can say it´s 1/24 scale. A really nice kit with lots of room for improvement. Initial situation... A lot of seams that have to go and a clear part with side windows made out of armored glass😁 After some hours of sanding down the seams and graving the panel lines it got the first coat of grey tamiya primer. Side windows were cut out. That´s it for today. Rico
  10. Hey guys, would like to share my Bumblebee inspired Camaro Concept with you. Built this one during my summer holidays. It´s a really nice kit although it´s a snaptite. There´s always some potential for improvement so I did the 3rd brake light included in the rear window and added mirror foil behind the tail lights. The rest of this one is build right out of the box excepting the coloring. Front grille decal is still missing but will come. Here the pics... Hope you´ll like it. Feel free to leave a comment or critism. Happy modelling to everyone. Rico
  11. Also wrote them. I can´t await a rerelease.
  12. Hey fellow members, I´m looking for one of these kits or at least the clear parts. Already started one but the clear parts are broken. Every help would be much appreciated. Here´s a link to scalemates to show what kit I´m looking for... https://www.scalemates.com/de/kits/revell-6268-acura-nsx--144243 Thank all of you in advance, Rico
  13. To me the angle of the engine looks quite good. That's why I think rotating the lower half of the intake should solve the problem mostly..
  14. Great build, Kurt... Just a thought. But maybe you only have to cut the intake headers in the middle and rotate the lower half for 180 degrees so the mounts to the engine become the same angle. Maybe this requires adding some material to the center section of the headers but I think that´s an easy fix. As I said only a thought. Rico
  15. You did an amazing job again. Hope you can help me with mine once I have the time to start with it.
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