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StanGlover

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    Zack Hayden

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  1. Fun coincidence: I received this kit as a gift 15-16 years ago when I was a teenager. I was too intimidated then by the two tone paint job so I never even opened the kit. Shortly after I completely gave up modeling, until last year. Last night I was bored and finally opened the wrapper and took a look at it. And here you’ve finished the very kit a week and a half ago. I’m still intimidated by it haha! I’ll build it eventually once I get a couple two-tones under my belt. Yours looks great!
  2. Here’s my build of the recently released AMT ‘78 VW GTI. Since this kit is molded in three colors (and since it’s too cold out to safely spray paint) I decided to see how far I could take it with just some Future and hand detail paint. It came out ok, definitely not an award winner 😂. The yellow plastic is thin and slightly translucent so the color isn’t consistent. If I did it again I’d try some yellow craft paint inside the body shell first. Part fit and detail isn’t great but considering the age of the mold it’s acceptable. It’s WAY better than AMT’s ‘77 Pinto. I don’t think anyone in their right mind would have stuck fake wood on a 1:1 GTI, even in the ‘70s, but it’s a fun look for a model! Anyways this was an enjoyable quick build overall.
  3. Here’s my McLaren 570S from Revell Germany. This kit was more of a challenge than I expected with tons of tiny parts and decals. The fit was pretty good but final assembly was very finicky to get it all to line up correctly. As I read from other builders here, the carbon fiber decals did not want to cooperate so I left them off after the roof decal tore. Also, my kit was missing a headlight lense despite it being a new, sealed kit so I left the other off. RofG is sending me a free replacement part but it will take weeks; I’ll add them on when I get it. Body is the bare molded-in-color plastic with two coats of Future, with Tamiya XF-56 metallic gray as the accent and wheel color. Brake calipers and valve covers are X-12 gold leaf. Interior is flat black Krylon with the bare gray plastic for the seats. Despite the challenges it was a fun build and I’m happy with my results!
  4. Nice! I did mine as the pizza delivery car.
  5. Thanks! The top finish is simply Tamiya XF flat acrylic airbrushed on, over a light coat of Tamiya fine gray primer.
  6. Thank you! Yes the up-top came with the kit. It also came with the parade boot if you want to display it top-down.
  7. Thanks! For the “cheese graters,” I painted them body color first, and then I used a silver gel pen in each of the slots. Once that dried, I went back over the red sections with a red gel pen.
  8. Here are my two builds from the beginning and end of the long running third generation Mustang Fox Body. MPC’s 1979 Mustang Turbo Hatchback and Monogram’s 1992 Mustang GT Convertible. Enjoy!
  9. Here’s my first for 2021, a ‘79 Mustang Turbo Hatch. It’s from MPC’s first issue of the Fox Body, the Mustang Turbo Cobra kit. It took several attempts to score this kit from eBay... and I spent way too much for it ? but I am ecstatic to have an early Fox Body in my collection! The fit and detail on this kit is really nice, with only some minor trimming to get the body to mate the chassis properly. Unfortunately, the original Cobra decals were in poor condition so I just built it as the regular Turbo trim. It’s painted Tamiya X-7 red with XF-55 deck tan for the interior, and two coats of Future on the body. I’m very pleased with this one, hopefully I did this rare kit some justice!
  10. Sir, this website is for model cars, not real ones. ? Stunning work!
  11. Oh and the paint is Tamiya X-8 Lemon yellow. I primered the red plastic in black first, followed by grey primer, and then the yellow.
  12. Here’s my Monogram Ferrari 308! It was an early release, sealed, bagged no-box kit from eBay, molded in red. It’s a curbside kit but it goes together great and has some decent detail. This was my first attempt at the Bare-Metal-Foil-before-you-paint-it technique for the emblems, and it didn’t come out great for the deck lid Ferrari script or the side Pininfarina badges. I think I’m still laying my paint on way too thick, so there wasn’t much of a raised script left to strip the paint back off. Anyways, I think it turned out well enough for my shelf, and lessons learned for the next one!
  13. Sorry just now saw your question. It's Tamiya XF8 Flat Blue. It looks different depending on your lighting but it's a standard medium blue. On the real car, the top is more of a navy blue and the interior is a lighter medium blue.
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