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Hi All,

The other week, i was overseas for work, and went to a toy shop near by to get some presents for my nieces and nephews. The store also had a small hobby section, so i couldn't leave without getting myself a present too :) I bought the Revell AMG GT kit along with the Revell Mk1 Golf GTI, which i will build sometime in the future. Normally i dont like revell kits, but i heard that they have gotten better. (we'll see)

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first up i sanded back a few mould/part lines on the body and prepped it for painting. My plan for this build was to do a matte or semi gloss colour to do something different. Tamiya have recently come out with a new colour for their GT3 version of this car which is a semi gloss light gunmetal. My LHS didnt have this colour in stock, so i got the Gloss version of the colour (TS42) and will do a Semi gloss clear coat over the top. 

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This kit does have some engine detail, but like most new cars, it as a large intake manifold / engine cover which doesn't allow you to see much of it. This kind of explains the limited detail revell have added to the kit. Its decent, but not great. Because of this i didn't spend a great amount of time on it, as you wont be able to see it once the kit is complete with the engine cover piece. Another strange detail is the rear diff and exhaust. Both parts have a decent amount of detail, but these wont be seen at all once the kit is complete as the chassis covers it all.20180304_130641_HDR.thumb.jpg.995ed40337048e45bcaccfba63b27d2b.jpg

Next part was painting the chassis. This is one big piece with moulded in exhaust and transmission. The chassis was painted in semi gloss black, then masked off and then sprayed with bare metal silver. I plan to add a few extra colours to weather the exhaust, but haven't done that yet.20180304_130712.thumb.jpg.2e7a54f0dade3e8306621d63a9e17fe2.jpg

Thanks

Nathan

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1 minute ago, Bennyg said:

Very nice. Spray can or airbrush? Looks like the paint went on well.

Ben

Thanks, this was done with a tamiya spray can. I really like their paints, best cans I've used 

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Hi All,

I got a lot more done on this kit today.

First up I flat clear coated the body. I'm relatively happy with how it came up. It was an experiment doing this type of finish, but probably not something I will do again. I do think it suits this particular car though. (i forgot to take a photo of this step)

 

While the body was drying, I started on the interior. The last few models I have done ,have had black and dark grey materials. I wanted to do something different for this build, so i had a look online to see what colours the car comes in, and I found one with brown & black leather. I really liked the look of this.

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So I went to the LHS and got some tamiya TS-1 Red brown. I think It came up quite nice20180310_163102.thumb.jpg.d05e85d3b8d0a0119efaa4bb643eb62b.jpg20180310_174011.thumb.jpg.f5bb610b63b5e3be0d94e97f31104c98.jpg

Certain parts of the interior are really nicely detailed. I was particularly impressed with the detail of the decals. They give the interior a really good finish.

During the assembly of the interior, I masked off the dry body and gloss clear coated the carbon fibre parts of the car (roof and the front & rear bumpers) The contrast of gloss and matte finishes looks really nice, and will look even better once I polish those sections

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The final part that i did today was the engine cover and part of  the engine bay. 

The engine cover is meant to have a small carbon fibre accent on it, but no decal is provided with he kit, so I made a template and made one using some scale productions carbon fibre decals.

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Cool body color! I think that looks really good with the flat finish. 

About that engine cover, the throttle bodies would really pop with a little bit of black wash. 

Keep up the good work! 

Mike 

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6 hours ago, mecklm said:

Cool body color! I think that looks really good with the flat finish. 

About that engine cover, the throttle bodies would really pop with a little bit of black wash. 

Keep up the good work! 

Mike 

Thanks, yes that was the plan. I usually leave that til the end once it's all complete.

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On 3/11/2018 at 4:43 PM, kelson said:

fantastic job on the interior!,is the Tamiya color out of a spray can or bottle?.

Thanks, yes its just straight out of the can. Its just the right level of gloss to still look like leather. Its more of a semi gloss finish.

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  • 4 weeks later...

Hi all,

Its been a while since my last update. I'm in the process of final assembly. A few things in this kit haven't gone to plan. Fitting the body shell to the interior and chassis was very difficult, and it doesn't quite fit together. everything is too tight. im getting sick of this kit and want to finish it already. Below are some photos of where i'm up to.

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Just a few more things to add and then this build is finished.

Thanks

Nathan

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Got there in the end, it turned out OK, but glad for it to be finished. It definitely has a good side and a bad side for viewing. The final parts to put on were the wheels and tires. The wheels that come with this kit are terrible. The tires side wall profile is too big, and the wheels are pretty boring. I bought some aftermarket wheels from BNA Model world. The wheels are iForged Milano wheels, made by Factory eighty one.

1/24 19"(Front) 20"(Rear) iForged Milano Rim Set (4 Wheels with Tyres)

These wheels came with tires too, but i didn't like the look of them, so i salvaged some tires off an old model i did many years ago. 

The last bits to put on the kit were the side mirrors and a few decals.

Below is the completed build.

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Thanks for looking

Nathan

 

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5 minutes ago, sjordan2 said:

What’s up with the right-hand drive? Does the kit also offer LHD?

The kit has LHD and RHD parts.   The builder in this thread is in Australia, so it would make sense they would go with RHD...

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13 hours ago, bluenote said:

I noticed you have tamiya enamels on your workbench.  How do you like them?  I'm in Canada and I recently bought a few from eBay and I really like them!  They are my new go to brush paint now. 

Yeah, I mostly use the enamels, as that is what my Dad used when he got me into the hobby some 15years ago. I also use some of the tamiya acrylic paints too, but only use them for window trims or little detail bits, as i can just wash them off with some water and a Q tip if i mess it up.

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13 hours ago, sjordan2 said:

What’s up with the right-hand drive? Does the kit also offer LHD?

13 hours ago, Rob Hall said:

The kit has LHD and RHD parts.   The builder in this thread is in Australia, so it would make sense they would go with RHD...

Yep exactly right. The kit does offer both options though

 

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