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It has been a long time between builds, and this one shows that as its a little rough around the edges. It was a fun build of something different to the subjects I usually choose.

 

Built from this kit oob, but I built it my way.

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Paint on the body is Tamiya TS-9 British Green,

 

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Well it IS something I would build, just not as well as you have ! !

Great job Luke, your usual still wet looking paintjob is perfect, great looking skyline mate ! !

 

Now get back to the Lowriders...:P

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That is a BEAUTIFUL build! 

I like the pictures where the car is reflected in water.  How did you do that?

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SO CLEAN!!!!!  -You couldnt drive that here in Michigan.....you wouldnt have any undercarriage left, lmao.....On our BEST roads, you better have 4WD with big tyres, or the pot-holes will rip your wheels off, or swallow you up whole!

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So this is what you call "Rough around the edges". Looks to me to be something far beyond that. This is about as realistic looking as you can get. Not many 1:1 show cars turn out this nice, and the photography is also. The fit and finish on this model is exceptional.

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Very cool. Great looking model. Great photos. Great work.  I like the stereo systems Aoshima includes with these kits. 

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Appreciate all the reply's and comments. Thankyou very much.

On 2/6/2018 at 11:10 PM, Steamboat said:

That is a BEAUTIFUL build! 

I like the pictures where the car is reflected in water.  How did you do that?

I do have a pic that shows how I achieve the water shots, just having trouble finding at the moment. When I do il post it up.

 

On 2/7/2018 at 1:53 PM, Erik Smith said:

Very cool. Great looking model. Great photos. Great work.  I like the stereo systems Aoshima includes with these kits. 

Thanks, personally I think these are great kits and are fun to build. A mate said they remind him of the old AMT and Revell  2n1 and 3n1 because of all the optional parts.

Im starting to become big fan of Aoshima kits.

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Hope this answers your question Bill.

I had answered the same question in an old under glass build, but rather than link il just show it here. 

To achieve the water shots, I use this location in my back yard. It has changed a bit since pics below were taken, a new tank base also provided a new background as seen in pics above of the Skyline.

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Basically just hose down the entire area and find a spot were a shallow puddle has formed, place model car and camera down and move both around until you find that perfect shot that gives a full reflection of the car. The undercarriage can and will get wet. So if thats an issue, I dont recommend trying to get reflective water shots.

The car and camera set up in position.

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Pic from above after taken and cropped.

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Outstanding!

I've often wondered how these kits look, built. They should pay you to do their box art. Seriously. Put those photos in a catalogue and on the box and they'd sell millions of 'em!

I'm blown away by that paint. Looks 1:1. 

Off the scale and outta the ball park.

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1 minute ago, Modelbuilder Mark said:

Well, if this build is rough around the edges,  I can only imagine how clean your non-rough builds are.

Totally agree! Plus I really like the photography, nice technique.

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That's a mad looking little beast Luke. Great clean looking build with some killer photos too. Well done.

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Super nice build and excellent photography. I did not even know such a kit existed.

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Great lookin Skyline Luke!  I lived in Japan for 11 year and had the pleasure of owning and driving several Skylines, they great cars.  Your model represents  a typical Japanese hot rod perfectly!

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