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Tamiya Aston Martin DBS

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This build stalled out for a while, but I've resurrected it, and for the most part I'm pretty happy with it.  I ha ve a tendency to break hood hinges, and this build was no exception.  The repair isn't perfect, but it turned out decent enough.IMG-4048.thumb.JPG.0f192527b1491aed12b5bffe109120bc.JPG

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I was a bit worried about being able to build up this corner without it breaking, but after a push from a couple of members here, I tacked the project, and it was much easier than expected.  As long as you give the cement enough time to dry it'll hold very well!

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Here is the final product for the hood repair, not perfect, but satisfactory for this build. 

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The paint was a bit of a problem on this build, I found a rattle can of Rustoleum Enamel that was a color I liked, and I figured I'd decant and spray it from my airbrush.  The paint would work well at first, then start to splatter the longer I sprayed.  I had a lot of trouble getting the right air pressure, and paint consistency right, needless to say, I wouldn't recommend using this stuff.  I was able to polish it out fairly well, but it wasn't worth the trouble.  

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Here is the chassis, it needs some minor touch ups, but it came together pretty well.  The heat shield under the exhaust is cigarette foil saved from my smoking days. 

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Looks sweet! I wish they didn’t discontinue this kit 

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Looks great so far.

I've had the paint splatter before too, in my experience, it was due to build up on the needle point that I didn't regularly wipe away, and it v only happens with 'rough paint, where the pigment isn't finely ground.

I wonder how you have a knack of breaking hood hinges! There's got to be a back story to that... I'm intrigued!

Coming together well!

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14 hours ago, Funkychiken said:

Looks great so far.

I've had the paint splatter before too, in my experience, it was due to build up on the needle point that I didn't regularly wipe away, and it v only happens with 'rough paint, where the pigment isn't finely ground.

I wonder how you have a knack of breaking hood hinges! There's got to be a back story to that... I'm intrigued!

Coming together well!

Thanks, I don't plan on using the rustoleum stuff again, at least not through the airbrush for bodies, lesson learned. 

I tend to handle the pieces a lot more than most people.  I scrub with toothpaste, and wash with dish soap several times throughout the paint process, the extra handling leads to broken hinges.  I get a bit obsessive about inspecting my work, so after ever coat I tend to remove the bodies from my stand and give them a thorough inspections, and I rewash after ever time I handle.  I'll be posting some photos of my MKII Jaguar in black, paint jobs like this make the extra handling worth it (I broke a hood hinge on that one too, haha).  

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I love this kit, here's my chassis, a bit simplified but it still looks good, some details picked out with paint and Sharpies:

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Really like your body color choice keep it comin!

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Nice, Dino!  I like the effect you got on the exhaust.

I'll post up some more soon, I can't seem to find the interior photos, and that was probably my favorite part of this build.  

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I really like the underfloor detailing, well done! 

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