This is my second completed project for 2021 - Hasegawa BMW 2002 tii. 2002 or any BMWs from 70-80s are my favorites and 2002tii is the car that I’d happy trade my e30 for. It’s a Hasegawa’s new curbside kit from 2017, featuring realistic suspension assembly and very detailed grille and trim pieces. For this build, I wanted to simulate my favorite color combo for 2002: Agave Green with Saddle Brown.
The build summary:
Tamiya grey surfacer
2000 grit sandpaper
2 layers of TS-9 British Green (This is one of last few kits that I painted with spray cans before getting my airbrush setup)
2 layers of TS-13 Clear
TS-1 brown for interior
3000 grit sponge
Tamiya three stage compound
Masked then painted with TS gloss aluminum
BBS Motorsport E76 magnesium wheels with period correct pirellis from USCP and painted with aluminum & gold centre
Apart from having some difficulties making the chrome molding stick (I used Elmer’s white glue so that I can polish away any smudges if something goes wrong, but I realized it’s not the best tool for this kind of job) and putting on front & rear windshield molding decals, it was an amazing kit to build and I already want to make multiple of these.