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  1. That came out great!! I also have this kit in the stash, and its my first 1/12th as well. This seems like the kind of kit that one could get bogged down in for a considerable amount of time, depending on how detailed one wants to get. Congrats on finishing it, came out great!!
  2. looking great! I spent a lot for an Iwata, and then got a knock-off generic airbrush from Amazon for about 1/10 of the cost, and I have to say, I am very impressed by the quality of the knockoff. https://www.amazon.com/GotHobby-0-3mm-Gravity-Dual-Action-Airbrush/dp/B005H3FMBW Also, in the future, make sure to do all your masking and and darker color spraying before putting any decals down, even if under a clear coat. Ask me how I know this!!
  3. These cars required a tremendous amount of work and attention to detail. Great job!! This is the kind of undertaking that could easily get bogged down and never completed. Thanks so much for the history, I love reading about how these cars came to be, and their racing and road history. I would suspect if the road car went up for sale now, it would bring a substantial amount over $1 million. Of course, when adjusted for inflation, that car would cost about $1.6 million today. I always wondered why Nissan chose the red and black livery for the R390 over their traditional red white and blue seen on most of their other racing cars.
  4. Gorgeous! Excellent detail, wonderful photography, all around great! As stated above, some of the photos look so realistic, just as you might see this very typical truck anywhere in North America!
  5. Just as a heads up, sometimes the tires can sag a bit due to the weight of the model they must support. One trick is to pack the tires with cotton to help support and keep their shape over time. Coming along nicely!
  6. Incredible work!! Did you use two kits to get the extra set of wheels?
  7. Thanks for posting. So this looks like basically a rebox of the Trumpeter kit from 2009, but they didn't want to pay royalty fees to Ford. I have read mixed reviews on this kit, but seems like the price came down without the licensing. I think the Trumpeter kit had an MSRP of $259 back then, somewhat cheaper from the hobby houses. I have seen the Magnifier kit listed at ~$125, give or take. I think I will pull the trigger on this kit, before production gets halted again!
  8. I would think airbrushing a model this size would be a very long, tedious process. Arcadian blue is a bit lighter blue than Gulf blue. I had been looking at these Trumpeter kits over the years, and was involved in some ebay bidding wars that I thankfully lost. As most of us probably know, this is a kit of the "official" (if not "real") winner of the 1966 24 hours of Le Mans. I wonder if they rushed a re-release to try to catch on to the excitement of the "Ford vs Ferrari" movie? A little late, but at least the kit is out. Does anyone know when this Magnifier version of the kit came out? Any pictures/unboxing of the kit?
  9. I just found a straight-on photo of the headlights and shrunk it down and printed it. That website has to the definitive 905 1/24 scale database on the internet! Wow! That is a lot of research. I suspect there were cooling issues from the plastic coming out of the molds (something Tamiya never seems to have a problem with). Did you ever complete the kit?
  10. Very cool! I wish Tamiya would have kitted this as well or instead of their Porsche GT 1 (which is a better looking car, but not a Le Mans winner). Great work on a rare model.
  11. I would be pretty stingy with what you trade to him. See my "what's in the box" post to know what you are getting.
  12. Thank you Dann! It is much more sparkly IRL, that paint would have looked better on a lowrider or Italian exotic.
  13. First of all, thanks to everyone for the kind comments! I appreciate it! Heller kits are indeed I did the Bentley Blower kit, but this may have been a re-box of the Airfix? It was a wonderful kit. Thank you!. I have several Le Mans winners in various stages, hope to post more soon. Yes, such an interesting subject that does not get the attention of the other marques! Visiting Le Mans is definitely on my bucket list!
  14. Curbside kit, comes with very nice BBS wheels (which I used on a different project). These wheels from my parts box. Paint came out a little blingy. Comments and suggestions are welcome.
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