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    Jake H.

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  1. Love the paint, definitely a big fan of wagons!
  2. Hey all, I was pretty surprised when my girlfriend was interested in my niche hobby, but even more surprised when she did a frankly amazing job at completing a VW Transporter body. Here’s what it looks like now, I’ll be sure to show more pictures when it’s finished! She’s pretty good at painting, and did a way better job at the two-tone than I could do. She’s already starting on a BMW Isetta too, so I’ll be sure to show everyone that as well.
  3. Love unique builds like this, I wish they made a kit for the Plymouth Gran Fury/Dodge Diplomat of the 80s.
  4. Looks so perfect, amazing work. The color is an awesome choice for this car, 300ZXs are so nice.
  5. I love it, I'm a fan of unique models. And this is a unique car in a unique style.
  6. Love these 80s era turbo sports cars, good work. Good to see these types of cars get some attention.
  7. Amazing how a little weathering can make a basic kit look great.
  8. Thanks for the feedback, everyone. I'll try that next time I do a car with a big chrome grille, thanks. Yeah, I'm striving to make my models more detailed now. I'm starting to look at pictures of real versions of a car I'm building to give me an idea of what small details to include. I know I need to add more detail to the interiors especially.
  9. This model was completed relatively recently, it's probably the cleanest model I've created. It helps that there was no paint job on the body to screw up, since the white plastic it came in was the color I wanted. It could've used some small details like the black inside the grille and more interior detail. But at least I was able to paint the brake calipers red like a true Japanese car enthusiast (which aren't very easy to see, unfortunately). The worst part about this build is the reverse lights, which are very difficult to make neat if you're not great at painting, like I am. And like a lot of these Japanese kits, the hood isn't removable and there's not a complete engine, which is a shame. And yes, I put the Autech decal on the back even though I used the standard body kit, I didn't realize at the time what that sticker meant. Anyway, thanks for looking and tell me what you think.
  10. This is probably the first model I created that I'm happy with the end result. With that said, it's far from perfect. Being that I'm still learning, there's plenty of imperfections like the misaligned front passenger side wheel, sub-par body paint job, and the overzealous amount of glue on the rear tires. There's also plenty of small details that I simply couldn't add in due to my lack of experience (although, I was able to paint all the Chevy logos gold, both on the grille and hubcaps). But I'm mostly happy with how it turned out, it's definitely unique, and I'm a fan of emergency vehicles. The model also came with a stretcher and some other emergency equipment, which I glued to the stretcher and kept separate. This thing is also difficult to handle, as it has many delicate details like the mirrors and siren that will fall off at the slightest touch. Anyway, thanks for looking and tell me what you think. I've got a Honda Odyssey lined up for one of my next builds, so hopefully that van can at least turn out as good as this one. Also, I found this old, crappy photo I got back when the van was still being built. As you can see, I didn't mask the rear floor completely, but I wasn't too worried since you cant see it very well. This vehicle does have a complete engine, but its mostly covered up and there's no hood to remove. Even if you could, the engine is mostly under the engine cover in between the seats.
  11. I absolutely love the color scheme for both cars, they fit them extremely well. Kei cars can be so great, I built a Honda City kit a few months ago, but it wasn't anything spectacular, especially since the I didn't do the red pinstriping and did a rubbish job on the decals. I am wondering though, what method did you use to lower the Honda Beat?
  12. I love the look, most people don't do this style of area in HO. I'd like to see a picture of the full thing to get a sense of scale.
  13. That's incredible, I can't imagine how you did half the techniques required to give the truck a realistic, burned look. I'd like to see more, maybe a few cars.
  14. .Regal


    I have a particular love for models made to look aged and worn out, I'd like to make mine as good as this someday.
  15. That's something I have heard about, never tried it though. If I can produce results as good as that Grand National, then I'd be more than happy with that.
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