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Lamborghini Countach Anniversary (1/24 scale by Italeri)

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Hi folks,

I would like to show you this one which I finished around 1 year ago.

12 hours ago, Dann Tier said:

Tommy, i'm patiently waiting to see what you did to make your 25th Anniversary Countach look so good!....especially considering that Italeri isn't the usual "go-to" when you build one.

So right about that, Dann! The reason why I chose the Italeri over the Fujimi is... I don't know! :D In fact, I like the body shape of the Italeri a bit more, it's a bit wider in the front area, maybe more massive. The Fujimi probably is more true to scale, but I don't know. Anyways, I had bought the Italeri second-hand (some of the body parts were glued but that was all) so it was available. I have the Fujimi Anniversary Countach kit too, but only the non-EM kit without the engine. As I wanted to do one with an engine, this was the one to go for.

As with most Italeri kits, the rims and tyres are a complete no-go. Even though the design of the rims itself is not that bad, they are all the same size and imho you just cannot do that on a Countach. As a result of my search on the internet I bought a set of Fujimi aftermarket rims + tyres with MUCH to wide rear tyres. Fortunately those were just right for Marcel_T4's massive Turbo Countach build, so he got them from me...

As for my Anniversary Countach, I finally decided to use the rims from my Fujimi kit but as ALL Fujimi Countach tyres are too small in width, I had to add some wider ones from my spare parts box.

Another modification that has been made is that I used the the "pointed" rear wing from the Aoshima QV 5000 kit. There are 2 wings included in that kit, the pointed one and the straight one. Back in the day, I always liked the Anniversary Countach without the rear wing but nowadays I think all Countach's except for the LP 400 HAVE to have one... :rolleyes:

The body color is ZP Lamborghini Blu Caelum, a very beautiful metallic blue which has been sealed with ZP 2k clear. Rims have been painted using AK Interactive's Gun Metal.

Enough said, here come the images, hope you like them:

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I remember the big talk in grade school as far as cars were concerned was this beast right here. I don't get into many exotics but you just can't go wrong with one of these! She's a beauty Thomas!

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Here is another beautiful build from your workbench, Thomas!  You really do build some sweet models!

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Absolutely STUNNING!!!!  it does look like a really nice kit!! ..perfect kolors!!, there is only one thing I would have done, and that's to thin-out the walls of the exhaust tips, with a blade, You are a great artist, bud!!...look forward to seeing more!!!

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Slick looking build, really nice engine detail. Good choice of wheels/tire's. 

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Thanks folks, for the kind words. Appreciate it!

 

14 hours ago, Nacho Z said:

Here is another beautiful build from your workbench, Thomas!  You really do build some sweet models!

Thanks, John! I'll try to live up to that... ;)

13 hours ago, Dann Tier said:

Absolutely STUNNING!!!!  it does look like a really nice kit!! ..perfect kolors!!, there is only one thing I would have done, and that's to thin-out the walls of the exhaust tips, with a blade, You are a great artist, bud!!...look forward to seeing more!!!

Thanks, Dann! You're absolutely right about the exhaust tips, they look a bit thickish, especially on those rear view photos. Too kind about the compliment! One thing's for certain, I am learning a lot here, not least from you!

10 hours ago, Rider said:

Slick looking build, really nice engine detail. Good choice of wheels/tire's. 

Thanks, Lloyd. As I mentioned above, finding the right wheels and tyres was one of the great tasks about this kit. As I said I have eventually taken the rims from a Fujimi kit because they look nice. But as far as tires are concerned, there is not one single of them many, many Fujiimi Countach kits that has tire sizes somewhere near the way they should be.

10 hours ago, iamsuperdan said:

That looks great. Especially considering that's an Italeri kit!

Thanks to you too, Dan! I think Italeri is really underrated. They do good kits with nice bodies and details, but as we all know, they can't do wheels and tires. So you need to make sure you got the right wheels in your spare parts box before you can properly complete an Italeri kit. That's a bit stupid, right? Then again I like the fact that Italeri reach a good level of detailing with significantly less parts than Fujimi EM kits.

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11 hours ago, Tommy124 said:

Thanks folks, for the kind words. Appreciate it!

 

Thanks, John! I'll try to live up to that... ;)

Thanks, Dann! You're absolutely right about the exhaust tips, they look a bit thickish, especially on those rear view photos. Too kind about the compliment! One thing's for certain, I am learning a lot here, not least from you!

Thanks, Lloyd. As I mentioned above, finding the right wheels and tyres was one of the great tasks about this kit. As I said I have eventually taken the rims from a Fujimi kit because they look nice. But as far as tires are concerned, there is not one single of them many, many Fujiimi Countach kits that has tire sizes somewhere near the way they should be.

Thanks to you too, Dan! I think Italeri is really underrated. They do good kits with nice bodies and details, but as we all know, they can't do wheels and tires. So you need to make sure you got the right wheels in your spare parts box before you can properly complete an Italeri kit. That's a bit stupid, right? Then again I like the fact that Italeri reach a good level of detailing with significantly less parts than Fujimi EM kits.

I'm glad i'm helping!

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