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Finally I can call this one finished!  I’m super pleased with the results of this build, and the 3 month process was totally worth it. Nothing was overly complicated and it all went together like any Tamiya kit ever made.

Lots of detail went into this build. Many, many, countless hours of self made carbon fiber decals on the interior, exterior, and underbody were completed to make the details possible. 

This was a kit that I had in my stash for many years and was kind of afraid of messing it up and not building it the way it should be built. 

The body was primed in Tamiya White primer, then sprayed with Zero Paints Pennzoil Skyline Pearl Yellow, with Splash Paints Beluga Black on the bottom, and finally topped off with Splash Paints 2k Clear coat after all decals were laid down. The decals were a new production from Shunko and are awesome to work with and take the 2k clear very well. 

The chassis/interior was sprayed with decanted Tamiya Bare Metal Silver, and all other parts are various Tamiya Acrylics. The carbon fiber decals used are Tamiya Fine Weave Carbon Fiber, and Scale Motorsports Carbon Kevlar Basketweave. All of the interior wiring/plumbing was self made with various colors of wires. The racing harness is a Eduard PhotoEtch piece and adds lots of detail to a build, and not that complicated to put together. 

The wheels were sprayed with Splash Paints Beluga Black, decaled, then topped with Splash Paints 2k Clear as well. The tires were weathered using a drill and some 800 grit sandpaper. 

Thanks for looking. Now, on to the next build!























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4 hours ago, Shelby 427 1965 said:

Looks fantastic, there's an insane amount of work in this. I'm glad it came out as good as it did B)


I think I saw it on a Facebook group too, the Aoshima/Tamiya/etc one... 


Keep building, you've got some serious skills :D

Thank you very much Tomo.  Yes sir I have it on a couple of pages on Facebook as well.  Thanks again!

2 hours ago, afx said:

Turned out great Scott.

Thanks JC

17 minutes ago, Cool Hand said:

The amount detail work and how clean everything is assembled is showcase of some serious skills.

Amazing build on so many levels that you should be very proud of the end result.

Thank you Luke, I am very glad I took the time to do all of the little details.  They definitely add up.

14 minutes ago, Tommy124 said:

Excellent build all around! Love the underfloor details too!

Thank you Thomas

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2 hours ago, Lizard Racing said:

excellent build of a little-known model!


43 minutes ago, Ahajmano said:

Great job! I believe this kit is becoming somewhat rare now. Absolutely amazing detail work. 

Thank you both. You guys are right. This is a little known model, as well as now a rare kit. If you can find one on eBay the prices are ridiculously high. Was super nervous about something happening on this kit that would ruin it. 

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1 hour ago, FabbricaP said:

Awesome build. Looks amazing


1 hour ago, Belugawrx said:

Really nice job on that Scott??


21 minutes ago, Erik Smith said:

Excellent work. Great looking model. 

Thank you guys! 

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10 minutes ago, Dragonhawk1066 said:

Outstanding!! Details and Carbon Fiber decals look fantastic! One of these days I'm going to have to treat myself to a Tamiya kit!

Thank you sir. You won’t regret it when you do. You’ll wonder why you haven’t yet, lol. Very little to no flash and all the details are super crisp 

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35 minutes ago, Nacho Z said:

You knocked this one out of the park, Scott! Everything looks so good; paint, decals, interior, chassis, etc. Just a fantastic model!

Thank you very much!  I learn more and more on each build I do.  Lots of help and good people/info here on the forums!

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