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1/12th Lamborghini Countach

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I've pulled my old, kit out of storage, I built it decades ago and rather poorly at that, but it is a great kit with excellent details, that I can improve on now. So has anyone else built, or rebuilt this old kit?  Any suggestions, pictures, tips???

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Wow, 1/12, I remember seeing these years ago and wishing I could afford one, I'd forgotten about them.

Can't help with anything but I look forward to seeing it being revived.

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Hi.I built this kit many years ago, I think the  kit is great ! Plenty of room for detailing. If I built it today , I probably added much more stuff :-)

Thomas

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Thanks for all the pictures, looks great!

I've got mine mostly apart and staring the restoration with wheels, tires and that gorgeous V12!

Progress pictures soon, cheers!

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Okay, here's where I am so far on the engine re-build. Started to wire the alternator and starter but just started. Used a couple of 1/24th decals just for interest, they are nowhere near accurate, but they do look pretty cool. It's more work re-building a glue bomb than starting a new kit, but it sure is fun in 1/12th scale!

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Here's the wheels and tires, I got some 1/12th valve stems, and used 3D stickers for the wheel centers, then put chrome rings around them, also peel and stick, then I used the Molotov chrome fine tip pen for the lug nuts followed by Tamiya black panel line wash. The rims themselves are sprayed with Metalizer Aluminum plate. Tires, because they are used, were soaked in dish detergent, then scrubbed with a toothbrush. I think they came out pretty good!

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Got a bit more done to the engine, having so much fun  with this one! Slow going though, but that's okay.

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Dennis that Lambo engine is beautiful! :wub:

With all this talk of Lambo Countachs, I wonder if my next build should be that Fujimi EM kit! :D

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Lookin real good Dino..Not into this genra but it sure looks like the real deal..Add oil and crank her up..

 

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The "glass" in my kit is clear blue, not clear, but I think I can make replacements for most of it, the headlights though, well I found that the 1/24th rallye lens from the Subaru kit that I bought for $2 as a parts donor has come to the rescue!

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Did a bit more work on the engine rebuild, well I rebuilt the carbs, yes they were glued with the old tube glue and not sparingly. Plus they were brush painted with Testors bottle enamel! I broke many pieces but that was expected, as I planned to make my own replacement parts, which I've done to the linkages and fuel lines, so far. There's a lot more to go, and that's all to be scratch built, using broken kit parts and internet photos for patterns and references. All of this so far is really only the base since once in that engine bay, only the stuff that isn't made yet will really show, this is all for fun so far and it sure is fun!! Cheers!

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I had to make my own decals as this kit didn't provide any, and I searched and searched the internet, there's no decals for it, so I made my own. Something that I've always wanted to do but was a bit leery, however, it's quite simple so now I will be making more! If ANYONE ELSE is building this kit, I've made extras of those air box decals.

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Looks good so far. Have one I built years ago. Was never happy with the paint. When I get a little more work space I would like to rebuild it. Will be watching your build.

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The engine looks good (I especially like the air filter decals - nice touch), but there is one thing that bugs me: the line where the bell housing halves meet. On the real car that area is smooth.

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Peteski, that will all be under the interior tub, so I didn't bother with smoothing it, maybe I should've, and I still can!.

 

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I've managed to install the engine, after getting the suspension put together, still a long way to go, but that only means a lot more fun ahead! Next up, wire the fan motors, add the oil pump and lines, detail up, or scratch build the coils and wiring:

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Peteski, that will all be under the interior tub, so I didn't bother with smoothing it, maybe I should've, and I still can!.

 

You have a point there.

But I hope that you smoothed out that seem on the bottom of the housing. :)

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Interested to hear about making your decals and what you used.

I tried some Testors Inkjet Decal paper and it was a nightmare or runs and tares...and tears

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The decal paper is called Experts Choice, by Bare-Metal Foil Co. it's on clear and for laser. I also brushed some Microscale liquid decal film over them before I used them, they worked great and I got real fine resolution for tiny print!

 

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The decal paper is called Experts Choice, by Bare-Metal Foil Co. it's on clear and for laser. I also brushed some Microscale liquid decal film over them before I used them, they worked great and I got real fine resolution for tiny print!

 

Awesome. Thanks I wil have a look for that one at the LHS

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Did the coils, wired the fan motors, made some fittings and hydraulic hoses for the oil pump and mounted all that. Made a dipstick and tube, that's on, so the only things left on the engine are the "dryer hoses" from the air boxes and the throttle cable to the gas pedal. Those are being made but can't be installed until the body is on. That won't be for some time, a long time! For now though, here's the engine!

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