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    Alex Kustov

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  1. I'm on a home stretch with this one, which is no surprise given the number of parts! Interior parts were painted in their base colors, then detail painted and assembled. IMG_2187 by Italian Horses, on Flickr IMG_2188 by Italian Horses, on Flickr IMG_2189 by Italian Horses, on Flickr Completed interior: IMG_2196 by Italian Horses, on Flickr IMG_2201 by Italian Horses, on Flickr IMG_2203 by Italian Horses, on Flickr Married it with the chassis: IMG_2205 by Italian Horses, on Flickr IMG_2207 by Italian Horses, on Flickr Glued in the glass and joined the chassis with the body. Little stuff like lights, mirrors, and wipers left. DSC_0185 by Italian Horses, on Flickr DSC_0190 by Italian Horses, on Flickr DSC_0188 by Italian Horses, on Flickr
  2. Completed pictures are now up in Under the Glass section.
  3. that is pretty unbelievable, if you ask me. I don't think I've seen a car for less than $300 stateside. And those are usually non-driving, dilapidated piles of junk.
  4. Yup. Road and racing versions in fact.
  5. Meanwhile, I have an update. Assembled the engine, lol: IMG_2130 by Italian Horses, on Flickr Put together.. erm...suspension: IMG_2129 by Italian Horses, on Flickr Painted and assembled tiny wheels: IMG_2131 by Italian Horses, on Flickr Completed chassis: IMG_2133 by Italian Horses, on Flickr Painted the window frits - what a pain in such a small piece with so many of them! DSC_0176 by Italian Horses, on Flickr DSC_0174 by Italian Horses, on Flickr Masked and painted all the black elements and trim on the body: IMG_2117 by Italian Horses, on Flickr IMG_2116 by Italian Horses, on Flickr Took of the masks, painted headlight buckets chrome: DSC_0181 by Italian Horses, on Flickr VERY carefully transferred old, brittle decal stripes. Was quite a job, but turned out great in the end. DSC_0179 by Italian Horses, on Flickr DSC_0177 by Italian Horses, on Flickr Interior next!
  6. Finished this one recently. Box-stock, painted Zero paints Innocent Blue Mica, Advantage HD 2K clear, Tamiya acrylics on the interior/rest. This is one of the JDM versions of the car (Efini RX-7) with no engine detail. Glued the hood shut to make panel lines nice and even. Terrific Tamiya kit.
  7. Nice job! Wait, you bought a real car for 25 quid?
  8. That looks awesome! In fact, I think you just gave me an idea of what to build next!
  9. That looks great in yellow! I might do one in similar color later. It is a great kit, very typical Tamiya! Thanks!
  10. Yes, I really like that shade of yellow! Thank you. 2K - its a love and hate relationship. If you mix it right, it is self leveling, never goes on lumpy, and has a lot of shine and brilliance to it when it dries. Mix it wrong - and its a disaster. And next to impossible to strip off plastic. So, yeah... Thanks, yes - its hilarious! Cheers! True that! Yup, those are awesome. Thanks, I think I like the steelies! Yeah, this is one of those obscure Tamiya kits they made primarily for domestic market. There is really not much to modify there! The reason I decanted the paint cause I had it already sitting in my stash. Why buy something when you already have it Some 15 years ago when I was really into building I have accumulated quite a collection of paint, which I STILL use to this day. Except for primer and some staples like blacks and metallics, I have not bought any paint in years! Thanks!
  11. Yup, not a lot of people build these outside of Japan I'd imagine. Motorized kits are not very fast. This one has one battery, so will be even slower. Haha, yep. Like I said, they are not, enough to make it interesting for the kids, I guess. Most parts (like there a lot, lol) were cleaned up, painted in base colors: IMG_2106 by Italian Horses, on Flickr Body was cleaned, sanded, panel lines re-scribed, then 2 goats of grey and white primer: IMG_2102 by Italian Horses, on Flickr IMG_2100 by Italian Horses, on Flickr Then Honda Sunny Yellow (Tamiya Lemon Yellow de-canted and sprayed through airbrush) and 2 coats of 2K clear: IMG_2113 by Italian Horses, on Flickr IMG_2110 by Italian Horses, on Flickr IMG_2109 by Italian Horses, on Flickr
  12. Thanks! Will try to work on my 330 GT, and little Honda Today project! Thanks, I didn't know too until somebody told me! Agreed! thank you! I have not built for 10 years prior to this. They are not packed at all
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