As Clearly Scale's US dist, I'm eager to see the company grow. There's a ridonkulous amount of cool stuff on the horizon . Jeremy is both a straightforward businessman and an extremely-skilled, oldschool craftsman who doesn't need modern technology to make truly-accurate engines and complete models from scratch. He has the rare gift of being able to execute his dreams straight away, which means our "what-ifs" become eye-popping prototypes in no time. When packaging this stuff for customers, I'm always struck by how carefully it's molded and finished. Believe me when I say there isn't a single component that hasn't been scrutinized before packaging. Nick
A friend of mine, Jeremy (aka Clearly Scale, the guy who did the Vector on another forum) is working on a redo of this, with better-fitting parts, and provisions for interchangeability of an 8v, 16v, and VR6 (all of which he's working on, in some state of progress). It should be here sometime this year. He's at:
What sort of body kit do you want to build? The most difficult part by far is the rear valance. Everything can be made with a combination of sheet styrene and putty though. Buy some 0.10 thickness styrene sheet and some Tamiya 2-part putty. Milliput will work too. You want 2-part putty because single part putty will shrink.
Same here. It's really "hot" paint but its fast-drying properties are really forgiving when it comes to wetcoats. It's great stuff, and the only stuff I use. Spray your first mist coat of clear into the last wetcoat of color, before it sets up, and you can easily finish the whole paintjob in a day.
This happens to me too. I get totally wrapped up in what I'm doing and can't get to bed or to sleep. A lot of times I'll lay there thinking about what has to happen next, or I'll wake up thinking about it and have to jot down what I need to do. I also have dreams about finding "holy grail" kits.
Here's the interior so far, minus pedals, door-panel shelf, and window cranks:
Homemade instrument cluster made from styrene, using clear plastic gauges from Model Car Garage. Head unit and steering wheel are Aoshima pieces. Badge is MSM creation. Harnesses are F1 pieces made by Scale Motorsport. Shifter is a straight pin with a craft bead impaled on the top. Signal indicator is another straight pin, stabbed straight into the steering column
Anyway, I love the combination of shapes. I've never seen anything like this, and would love to watch it turn into a porn star hauler lol. This is the kind of vehicle for which oversized metalflake was made. Paint it like a bass boat