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      Board Status   07/20/2018

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    Huddersfield, UK
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    Chris Ward
  1. Studio27 1/20 Williams FW24

    Here is the first update on the Studio 27 model I'm working on. Got the body masked off and the blue part of the two tone colour scheme done. Now it just needs a bit of work sanding down before the clear coat is applied. I've also painted the front wing pieces in the blue so that will be ready to clear at the same time. Now I just need to finished the very time consuming job of carbon decaling all the suspension pieces, I've done one so far!!!! Next update I should be able to show all the parts finished and ready for final assembly. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  2. Studio27 1/20 Williams FW24

    Hello Everyone, here is my new project thread on a Studio 27 Williams FW24 resin kit. Ive already made a start on the body, adding the metal pieces, drilled all the holes for the suspension (which will be done in carbon) primed and painted the first coat of white. Although these kits go together pretty quickly this is a personal build so updates might not be very often as client builds take priority but i'll keep you updated as often as I can. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  3. Tamiya 1/20 Williams FW27 w/Acu-Station detail set

    Hi everyone, well here is the final set of photos on the Williams FW24, all in all I'm pretty happy with the model even with all the fitting problems that I have had. Turned out well in the end. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  4. Tamiya 1/20 Williams FW27 w/Acu-Station detail set

    Another update on the Williams, Clear coating all done so I started to put the body together and added the side pods and front suspension. I have also started with some wiring detailing. Getting close to where I can put the engine together to the chassis and then into the floor. Hopefully my next update will be of the finished model. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  5. Tamiya 1/20 Williams FW27 w/Acu-Station detail set

    Thats awesome, I wouldnt build it either!!!
  6. Tamiya 1/20 Williams FW27 w/Acu-Station detail set

    Here is an update on the Williams, going along pretty well now. Engine is complete and I have painted the body just need to add the clear coat. The Acu-cation detail set is very good in the detail it adds over the standard parts however there has been several fitting issues with the parts. The new shocks dont allow the bodywork to fit correctly so some cutting out needed to be done. The brake discs are very nice however the centre hole they give you isn't big enough for the axle to fit through, why they didn't make it a little large I have no idea, the metal they have used is so tough too, very difficult drilling all the six pieces per wheel, but got there in the end. If your considering using this detail kit just be prepared for a lot of messing around. So the next update should include the bodywork together after clear coating and hopefully the front suspension all mounted. Then it's just a case of all the little bits!!!
  7. Tamiya 1/20 Williams FW27 w/Acu-Station detail set

    FW24 not FW27...lol
  8. Started a new project this week, it's a Williams FW27. I'm using a Acu-Station high detail set which replaces many of the kit parts, getting them to fit correctly is were the fun begins. I'm adding as much carbon decal as I can from Studio 27, carbon decal A size medium. I have the body pieces primed and the white coat done, need to mask off now and add the blue areas, i'm using Zero Paints. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  9. Building a Tamiya 1/24 Austin Mini Cooper

    Here are a few photos of the finished Mini, Not my best work but I'm ok with it. Just a little BMF around the windows let it down a little. But i'm happy with everything else, decided to do a little weathering on the interior to make it look a little tatty. Well now that's finished it's time to move on to the next project. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  10. Building a Tamiya 1/24 Austin Mini Cooper

    Here is another update on the little mini i'm putting together. Interior almost finished, need to finish up steering wheel and handbrake. Rear seats in and carpet flocking done. Body is finished and I've made a start on the bare metal foil work around the windows although I'm not too happy with the results. My BMF was a little old and very brittle (as I don't use it very often on my builds) think I'll purchase a new batch and redo. Other than that no major problems and everything is fitting together nicely. Hopefully should have it finished in the next few days. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  11. Building a Tamiya 1/24 Austin Mini Cooper

    Mini update, body painted and clear coated, will give it a few days before I start rubbing down and polishing. Engine going together well with a little detailing. Started on some interior painting too. All in all a nice kit to work with. I was worried over nothing with the grill, Im using alclad chrome and even with a prime and gloss black coat still visible grille lines. There is a fair bit of chrome on this motor!!!!!
  12. Building a Tamiya 1/24 Austin Mini Cooper

    Yeah seems like I good kit, dont think Ive ever built this one before. A little sentimental feeling towards it too as this was my first car. Although mine was black and this is going to be red!! Got the body prepared and primed this evening, engine block put together and primed. Think the engine is going to be green which I believe was standard on minis from this time. Stripped the chrome plate off the grill, as I want to paint all the chrome myself for a better finish, bit concerned about the grill as the fins are very narrow so might clog when painted, luckily the kit came with two incase it goes wrong!!! Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  13. Starting a new build today, 1/24 Tamiya Austin Mini Cooper, should be a simple build, using Zero paints, bare metal foil for the chrome work and maybe a little detail work on the engine. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  14. Tamiya Sauber C9

    This is some of the reference material that I was copying from.
  15. Tamiya Sauber C9