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  1. Fujimi Toyota TE27 Levin

    Test fitting the interior, there are some decals to fit for the dials on the dash.
  2. Fujimi Toyota TE27 Levin

    Tried a small test piece of the black chrome for the window edging.
  3. Fujimi Toyota TE27 Levin

    Yes Erik the flares are molded in which makes life easier, it wasn't easy fitting the ones on the Countach I have on the bench. So finished up sanding back the Corolla and colouring the panel lines ready for primer again. I will go over the panel lines again once primed. I just got some black chrome bare metal foil. Might try using it for the window edging, front and rear but I have deepened the panel lines enough that I can brush paint if I am careful.
  4. MINE`s R34 Skyline GT-R-Aoshima

    Thanks for the tips I will get some of those pens.
  5. MINE`s R34 Skyline GT-R-Aoshima

    I have not heard of using nail polish remover before. What effect does it have. Jereon that is good advice I will try the hair dryer next time between coats. What do you guys do to try and get neat window edging, I really struggle with the detail painting.
  6. MINE`s R34 Skyline GT-R-Aoshima

    Kemszi, do you sand back after the primer. I use 1000 grit to even the paint and get rid of orange peel effect or dust that settles in the paint. Then spray the topcoat. I learnt a lot from The Scalemodelling Channel on youtube, really talented guy from Holland.
  7. Subaru Impreza WRX `1993 RAC Rally`

    Nice Kemszi, can you chop the ride height at all by cutting the shock absorbers down a little.
  8. Fujimi Toyota TE27 Levin

    Ricky no left hand drive option on this kit. The dashboard appears to be symmetrical so if you have the talent to reproduce the insert with the dials and glove box you could swap it to left hand drive. I don't have that kind of talent for scratch building. Anybody got any tips on window edging. I have tried paintbrush, paint pens, deeper panel lines seems to be the only way I can put in a separation to neaten it. Only problem is that I the panel lines end up looking rough. I use a scriber or scalpel turned upside down to deepen and widen the lines. I did look at the foil but I struggled to cut it neatly.
  9. Fujimi Toyota TE27 Levin

    Those kits look very good Kemszi
  10. Fujimi Toyota TE27 Levin

    Thanks for the input guys. So tonight I masked around the windows and put on the black. When I peeled off the masking tape the paint had bled. So I now have to sand the paint on the body back and respray. I have deepened the panel lines and will use the diluted tamiya panel line paint to fill these before spraying again.
  11. Fujimi Toyota TE27 Levin

    Which wheels? I am kind of thinking the steels which came with the kit suit it better. Might have to order some aftermarket 14 inch wheels for this
  12. Mitsubishi Lancer EVOIII-Fujimi

    Yes they definitely suit that car, especially that colour.
  13. Fujimi Toyota TE27 Levin

    Needed a break from the Countach build and this turned up in the post. A nice simple set, good quality as always from Fujimi. Deepened the panel lines and sanded the body with 1000 grit ready for primer. Halfords filler primer Halfords Ford Sunburst Red rattle can for the topcoat. Managed to get a mild day to spray outside. Just needs some fine sanding to even out the paint and then onto clearcoat next week. Bit of detail painting, the front grill silver was a challenge Choice of wheels, left ones come with the kit, the right are the same size off a Mitsubishi EVO 5. Started a bit of detailing on the underside
  14. Test fit, very impressed with this kit so far, shame they don't make them anymore.
  15. First polishing session done on the body. I decided not to clearcoat this one and have a go at the black paint with the polishing compounds as I know black can be a real pain in 1:1 cars. I used zero paints, coarse, medium and fine, similar to Tamiyas. Not an easy body to work on and I was extra careful with those A pillars Tom, they are fragile. Rest of the body parts are drying so hopefully tomorrow I can polish them. Unfortunately due to the temperature I am having to spray in the garage and I have already noticed some dust getting into the wet paint, roll on spring for spraying outdoors.