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Jhedir6

13th Annual 24hr of Daytona Build, Tamiya's Ford GT

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Here are some shots of my completed 2019 Daytona build (13th annual build, my fourth in a row).

Total time was around 19hrs. I finished with about 2hrs to go and had a 3hr nap in the wee hours of the morning when the rain brought out the extended yellow followed by the first red flag.

Tamiya Ford GT ( wonderful curbside kit, I'd call it a curbside plus kit as the engine is just the top of the block and some other parts you can see through the back window but has wonderful suspension parts.) Paint is from Gravity Colors, I got the 2018 Ford Liquid Blue/Red and Frozen white for one of my Revell GTLM builds but they're the same colours used on the production cars from last year. For this build I went with Liquid Red. It's a tri coat colour. The body was shot with Gravity's 2K white primer, the Liquid Red gold base, then the Red toppped off with ProForm's 2K automotive clear. And I darkened the panel lines with a bit of Tamiya's black panel line accent. I have a few imperfections to clean up.

The kit went together well, no real issues other than I was rushing to get it done it time so I have some imperfections. I did not rub out the clear or wax it as it was not 100% hardened. Another guy melted his body trying to speed up the drying process so I got scared off of using my dehydrator....probably would have been fine but I got the paint done early so letting it dry over night was ok. 

Again, sorry for the crappy pics, I really need to teach myself how to use my digital camera one of these days.

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Thanks for looking in on my first finished build for 2019.

 

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That car looks great!  I love the color. 

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Looks very nice!

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Great job on your 24 hour build!

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Very nice, like the color. Still waiting for my kit to come from my vendor. Should be here next week.

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Nice!  I always admire those who can pull a 24hr build.   For the life of me I can't even do a prepainted slammer in 24hrs. :)

 

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Nice GT, that red really shines and is a great match for a sportscar like that.

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