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DiscoRover007

Tamiya Toyota Supra: UPDATE 6/15/17

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Hey guys so here's one I've been working on for a while. In recently repainted the body because of some errors I was unhappy with on the roof. But everything else was painted about a year and a half ago. 

The supra is one of my favorite cars ever. My realistic dream car so to speak. I am wanting to make a trio of Blue, Red, and Silver. This one here is painted with TS-53 Racing Blue and TS-13 clear.IMG_20161006_201858027.thumb.jpg.25863b1IMG_20161006_201906735.thumb.jpg.07dfadd

The interior is painted with Vallejo air Tan and Black. Flocked with model master sand and black as well. I use the spray adhesive method and then use the white glue method to patch up any mistakes. The seat belt catches were scratch built from clear plastic.  The gauge panel was handpainted flat black for contrast like the real car.

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The engine block was painted with XF-16 flat aluminum and then I hand painted the flat block on the block but that is not visible. The upper intake and accessories were painted with model master aluminum metalizer non buffing. The gunmetal detail took quite some time to mask and get right. That was done with MM gunmetal metalizer as well. The details were picked out with strictly Vallejo paints. 

I am currently trying to devise a way to create ignition wiring and a few other details for this one. I do have the model mieser turbo kit but I may save that for the red supra I have planned. I may keep this one stock.

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Quick mock up shot. More to come and I'll try to get some better pictures soon!

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Some better shots for you. I forgot to add that I detailed the dashboard primarily with a mix of future clear and semi gloss Vallejo clear. I find that depending on the dashboard sometimes simpler details look better and cleaner than trying to pick out everything. The gauges were decaled and sealed with future too.  I should also add that I did use a wash on the seats. A mix of black and brown oil paints I believe.

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I like where this one is heading.  Love supras too.  Got a 80's Fujimi one in my stash. 

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I like where this one is heading.  Love supras too.  Got a 80's Fujimi one in my stash.

Likewise!  I have 4-5 MPC/Fujimi/Tamiya CelicaXX/Supra kits in my collection:D

@ James - nice color and great subject!

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So here are some photos underneath the car. Sprayed in ts-51 and lightly clear coated. The black hand brushed with Vallejo flat black. The exhaust was painted with alclad chrome, base coated with testors enamel gloss black thinned with lacquer thinner. Heat staining was done with Tamiya acrylic clears, yellow, blue, orange. As well as Tamiya acrylic bronze and metallic blue and heat staining powders.

If you look carefully I applied cigarette foil as heat shielding for the transmission

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Nice build. Awesome kit as well, check out my build, and underglass on mine that I did a couple of months ago.

 

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Nice build. Awesome kit as well, check out my build, and underglass on mine that I did a couple of months ago.

 

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Hey man I remember checking your build frequently. Looks great. You did some tasteful mods there.

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So here's a small update for today. I made two throttle cables and attached them based on reference photos. I used detail master and metal wire from hobby lobby to make the cables. I coiled the wiring over some K&S metal tubing and cut them to fit.

It's simple but I think it does enhance the engine quite a bit. Unfortunately there isn't much out there in terms of modern throttle body parts in photo etch. So I stuck with tubing and coiled wire.

 

 

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The throttle cables look awesome! did you take the wire out of the detail master black wire casing and use the metal wire from hobby lobby in place of it?

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The throttle cables look awesome! did you take the wire out of the detail master black wire casing and use the metal wire from hobby lobby in place of it?

Yep sure did. Not completely though. Just enough to securely place the metal wire inside. The cable on the left was glued but the one right isnt so it can be slightly adjusted. Made it easier to install. I actua made another one since this post. The new cable looks a little more straight.

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Another small update for today. Started making progress on the headlights. Painted Vallejo air black. Then I installed the zoom on model headlight upgrade. They include 3 sets if parts and 2 metal transfer rings to replicate the supra headlights more accurately. 

Of the few faults this model has, the headlights are the most glaring one. Probably due to the technology of kit making at the time. But ZoomOn did a great job with these. 

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Getting closer to a rolling chassis. Brakes painted model master aluminum plate, buffed, and I did not seal them to keep them as shiny as possible. The calipers are painted Vallejo black. Decals needed a lot of Microsol to conform. 

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Without further ado I finally have a rolling chassis. I decided to keep this car looking very clean and stock. I stripped the chrome off the wheels and sprayed them model master aluminum. Then I sanded the tread off of the tires with 320 grit and then I actually used real wetlook automotive tire shine on the walls.

I debated sending off the wheels to chrome tech but I ultimately thought the aluminum look would give a better in scale effect. I have another set of wheels I may try for that down the road.

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Still need to get the spoiler painted and finish the body trim and window glass. But she is coming together. The engine compartment is almost done but properly detail painting the turbos is frustrating at the moment. trying my best to do a clean job.

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Today was a beautiful day and wanted to get some better daylight mock up shots for you guys. Finished the window rubbers. Next will be badging IMG_20161026_163841.thumb.jpg.b120f48736IMG_20161026_163819.thumb.jpg.70c1b52103IMG_20161026_163954.thumb.jpg.15f2a2365eIMG_20161025_175241.thumb.jpg.723e31bd63

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Thanks guys. It's close to being finished but I just want to make sure it all looks clean. The painting the window glass is going to be hardest part from here on out. All of the available window masks online are very poor.  It's one thing I haven't mastered yet. I may ask someone on here to paint it for me haha.

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Question for you guys. Have any of you clear coated clear plastic with lacquer clear? I know that's probably taboo but will it craze the plastic? I'm trying to keep the headlights crystal clear. I used future but it's easy to fog it up again with handling.

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Question for you guys. Have any of you clear coated clear plastic with lacquer clear? I know that's probably taboo but will it craze the plastic? I'm trying to keep the headlights crystal clear. I used future but it's easy to fog it up again with handling.

I tried it once -NOT good, Maybe airbrush gloss clear acrylic? I brush painted some  Model Master clear gloss acrylic on a clear piece, and appart from very slight brush marks, it didn't mess up the clear part at all. I've also heard that Turtle Wax's brand of auto headlamp reconditioner works very well too.

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