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  1. Are there any photos from this years show? I wasn't able to attend.
  2. Tamiya Ferrari SF70H

    Thanks! Nope, this is curbside. The teams are so secretive these days that there's no point, plus the power units are extraordinarily compact and are normally covered with heat shielding and panels so it wouldn't really look like an engine.
  3. Tamiya Ferrari SF70H

    Thanks all!
  4. Tamiya Ferrari SF70H

    I finished this a few weeks ago but recently took pics with my DSLR. Painted with Gravity Colors Rosso SF70H and cleared with Splash Paints 2K clear. I also used the Studio 27 carbon fiber decals. Overall this was a very enjoyable build.
  5. Tamiya Fair 2018

    Not sure if the poster who hinted at the NSU TT was being sarcastic or not, but that is indeed a very obscure and random car. I think something that will cater to their Japanese base is more likely, like the TS050 or Supra, or even a new Ferrari kit.
  6. Completed: Revell Corvette C7.R #3

    Recently completed this for a client. Revell Corvette C7.R with the addition of custom printed decals specific to the #3 car as per the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona. Painted with Gravity Colors Corvette Yellow and Splash Paints 2K clear. Also added Scale Motorsport carbon fiber decals on the air intakes inside the engine bay. Enjoy!
  7. What do you do with your built kits?

    For me, space is limited for displaying built models. I am usually working on commission builds so those will be shipped/delivered to clients, or I will list some of my builds on eBay. I do keep some builds for myself, specifically cars that I am passionate about and invest a lot of time in. I have three Tamiya F1 cars in a Tamiya 1/12 display case, and one F1 car displayed on my desk in a Pioneer stackable 1/18 display case.
  8. Beemax Audi Quattro

    Very well said! Yes this car was boxy and not aesthetically pleasing, but it was definitely a monster. Also, the inline 5 cylinder turbo sounds amazing.
  9. Revell Corvette C7.R #3

    Thank you! I'll give that a try.
  10. Revell Corvette C7.R #3

    Thanks! Oh yeah, I had to use a lot of CA glue to get my last body to fit properly over the chassis. Would it help if I cut the windows in to separate pieces so there is more clearance for the roll cage? I'm considering doing that.
  11. Revell Corvette C7.R #3

    The decals have been applied. I'm missing the driver name decals as well as the #3 decal that goes under the right rear tail light. I also hand painted the brake vents. The A pillars and bottom of the windshield (Not sure what that part is called...) will be masked off and sprayed semi gloss black after the final coat of clear. I hope to have the missing decals applied so I can apply the final coat of clear! The chassis was pretty basic and straight forward, but it's complete. Everything is molded in white so lots of semi gloss black was used! Everything here is box stock. The window glass on the model is tinted so not a lot will be seen, but I ended up detailing the dash just a little. The most prominent feature in the engine bay are the air intakes, which unfortunately cover the engine itself. I wanted to detail this as much as possible, so I made own carbon fiber templates with masking tape and Scale Motorsport carbon fiber decals. I sprayed a layer of clear over them, then masked off the section that appears to be rubber hose and sprayed with Testors dullcoat. They were then topped off with bare metal foil. I also detailed the rear fan and components that appear at the rear of the car.
  12. Revell Corvette C7.R #3

    Currently working on the Revell Corvette C7.R for a client. I had already built the #4 car for him and he recently expressed interested in having me build the #3 car. I was able to find a decal vendor to print up the #3 decals, driver name decals, and white windscreen banner that are unique to the #3 car. All other markings are identical. I've already made a lot of progress, but rather than overwhelm readers I'll post my progress in parts. I started by sanding down the body, followed by a coat of Tamiya fine surface primer. That was sanded down, and then sprayed with Gravity Colors Corvette Racing Yellow, masked, then sprayed with Tamiya X18. I then applied a coat of 2K clear to give the decals a smooth surface to adhere to. Next post will show the decals, as well as the chassis/engine progress.
  13. Tamiya 1/20 Williams FW27 w/Acu-Station detail set

    Looks good so far! I've been trying to find this kit but it's become incredibly rare these days. Looking forward to seeing additional progress.
  14. Completed: 2017 Kevin Harvick Mobil 1 Ford Fusion.

  15. Completed: 2017 Kevin Harvick Mobil 1 Ford Fusion.

    Thanks! I used my phone which isn't that great, but I edited the exposure a little bit.