Jump to content
Model Cars Magazine Forum
randyc

Academy Hyundai Santa Fe

Recommended Posts

So here it is for the 3 or less people that might be interested.  Lol.  The interior is done.  Detail paint on other parts.  I sanded the ribs of the roof and scribed in lines for the moon roof.  This will be as close as possible to my wife's 2020 limited.  Model represents a 2019, from the interior pattern.  Ours is blue with the espresso interior.  Which in cheapskate terms means Testors Arctic blue with two toned Testors rubber.  And rubber mixed with white.  

IMG_20200328_125859966.jpg

IMG_20200328_122226428.jpg

IMG_20200328_121524593.jpg

IMG_20200328_123812921.jpg

IMG_20200328_125854322.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I like it! HAve been mulling over grabbing one of these kits. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

 

:)

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well since I'm laid off for a couple weeks, it will likely be finished soon.  It's a nice kit.  Everything goes together nicely.  Almost snap fit.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My wife drives a 2020 Santa Fe, been thinking about buying this kit and building it for her.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looks like a good kit.  How are the panel lines?  I built their Hyundai Azera and the panel lines were almost non-existent.  My wife owns a 2016 Sport (I-4, FWD), it is her second one the first was a  2003 V-6 AWD.  Would like to find one of these.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 hours ago, TarheelRick said:

Looks like a good kit.  How are the panel lines?  I built their Hyundai Azera and the panel lines were almost non-existent.  My wife owns a 2016 Sport (I-4, FWD), it is her second one the first was a  2003 V-6 AWD.  Would like to find one of these.

Panel lines are great in my opinion.  That said, I did run over then a couple times.  I almost always do.  Hope to get paint on today or tomorrow.  I'm very impatient so it may be today if possible. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Paint is on.  It can or a little light, but in the house lighting, I think it will look ok and not look black.  I have a lot of light in my shop. 

IMG_20200329_112557567.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very nice looking build of the average SUV. We can't always build the muscle cars and top end vehicles. Got to mix it up on occassion.

Later-

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Add my name to those interested (number 3?).  Haven't started my kit yet.  I'm going to photograph the interior and exterior details for accuracy.  I'm still looking for the right shade of red for the exterior.

2019 Limited.

Your work looks good. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
19 minutes ago, Lizard Racing said:

Add my name to those interested (number 3?).  Haven't started my kit yet.  I'm going to photograph the interior and exterior details for accuracy.  I'm still looking for the right shade of red for the exterior.

2019 Limited.

Your work looks good. 

What interior color?  I have a bunch of ours, if it's the espresso version.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just mocked up.  It's too light, but will be ok inside.  For me anyway.  Needs to dry for several days now. I did my wheels to resemble color of the ones on the 1:1 in the driveway.  The body will fit better when completed15855144948327270067021527974075.jpg.6ae3ac96c1d3cb103303b049e22f35f8.jpg

15855145413572159339867976427225.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

While it  is unlikely I'll buy one of these, I'm interested in it and in your build, and I'm glad that the model of this type of vehicle was produced by a model company

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, peteski said:

While it  is unlikely I'll buy one of these, I'm interested in it and in your build, and I'm glad that the model of this type of vehicle was produced by a model company

If we didn't own one, I would likely pass this one by myself.  But it's fun to replicate the car in the driveway.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Very interesting build, Randy. It’s neat to see a model kit of a new car like this. Can’t wait to see it Under Glass.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/29/2020 at 2:41 PM, randyc said:

What interior color?  I have a bunch of ours, if it's the espresso version.  

Ours is black and tan.  Don't know what they call it.  Pictures to follow.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just a quick update.  The Santa Fe is complete.   It is curing and as soon as I can add a little pooish to clean it up, it will be under glass.   Came out pretty nice.  I have things that bug me, but might not bother others.  And a few things that I really like in the way they tooled the kit.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I had issues fitting the body to the chassis.  Ended up grinding the fron mounting tabs and massaging the rear slightly for fit.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, crazyjim said:

I had issues fitting the body to the chassis.  Ended up grinding the fron mounting tabs and massaging the rear slightly for fit.

Yep.  And that didn't really come up til I tried to fit it all together.   The interior and windows may have the interference?  Mine still have a tiny gap but have to see from just the right angle.  Hopefully anyone building will read this and be ready to deal with it.   I did put a strip of plastic on the back of the lower doors on the chassis and a little CA on that.  Then when I put the body on, I held it all in place as tight as I could to keep the gap minimal.  

It's nowhere near as bad as the photos above.   The body was just put in place to show color.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 4/6/2020 at 9:25 AM, crazyjim said:

I had issues fitting the body to the chassis.  Ended up grinding the fron mounting tabs and massaging the rear slightly for fit.

Planning on getting one of these for something a little different. Thanks for the warning, Jim.

Looks good, Randy.

Charlie Larkin

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The kit has wonderful interior details.  The chassis/suspension is about nothing and there's no engine.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking good, I was looking to get one of these myself, something you don't see on the model tables, but the parking lots are full of them (or similar SUVs) Might as well build one, looks like a nice kit anyway. So am I "interested person number 4"?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...