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Revell V.W Golf GTi MK1


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I started this one last year, but work and a move to London took over my life, (Hopefully we'll get back down there very soon) I got as far as getting the body and body parts ready for primer and ordering the paint from Zero paints, most version of this model I've seen built up have all been the most common colours the GTi came in, Black, Mars red or silver, I decided to go with a totally different colour called Inari silver, which looks more of a metallic light green that a silver, so with the country pretty much on lockdown and all my photography work put on hold, I decided yo make a start on this one, the body was primed using my go to primer, grey plastic primer from Hycote, once it had dried out for a few days, it was lightly sanded and the basecoat applied, this is only second time I have used basecoat paints, the first being the Revell Land Rover i'm also building atm.

 

 

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This is an ace kit. I built one a year ago. No fit issues and great instruction sheet. Keep going mate!

here's my version, with aftermarket wheels and a bit of extra detail 

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Still too cold in the painting room to get any clearcoat applied, so decided to get the wheels painted for the Golf GTi, VW L091 is the correct colour for VW wheels until 1993, the actual year i stopped working for Volkswagen

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Looks great! I'm very fond of the early watercooled VWs. So cool that you're actually getting the right paint codes for things. I might have to pick up one of these kits... being a member of this site is going to get expensive...

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7 hours ago, markbt73 said:

Looks great! I'm very fond of the early watercooled VWs. So cool that you're actually getting the right paint codes for things. I might have to pick up one of these kits... being a member of this site is going to get expensive...

I'd really like to get hold of the Revell Golf Rabbit kit that wasn't available this side of the pond, when i was working at VW, we had a MK1 Rabbit in this colour, much nicer interior with a padded dashboard and air conditioning, I borrowed that car as much as I could.

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I like this color also, with this different shade I can see how it would stand out. The kit looks like it's very well done.  This Rabbit has me thinking I would like to try one. 

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4 hours ago, GeeBee said:

I'd really like to get hold of the Revell Golf Rabbit kit that wasn't available this side of the pond, when i was working at VW, we had a MK1 Rabbit in this colour, much nicer interior with a padded dashboard and air conditioning, I borrowed that car as much as I could.

They were great little cars! My first car was a Mk1 Scirocco, and my second was a hand-me-down Mk2 Golf from my dad. And a good friend in college had a 4 door Rabbit.

I have an old AMT Scirocco kit that I'll build eventually. They did a Rabbit too, and I think they've both been re-released.

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A little more airbrushing done on the Golf GTi, side panels clearcoated where they are body colour, they can be masked once it's dry to paint the door cards black, interior parts painted in Revell Tank grey #78, thinned with lacquer thinners.

 

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I really wasn't happy with the paint finish on the Revell Golf GTi, so it's been sitting in the stripper, the door panel lines have been re-scribed, and now it's back in primer, hopefully round 2 with the basecoat will get done next week.

 

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5 hours ago, stitchdup said:

Looking sweet mate, the colour is just right imo

I'm still  getting used to this basecoat paint from Zero, it's the first time I've used their paints, I usually airbrush using cellulose lacquer, or 1K acrylic lacquer and just wet sand and polish, using basecoat and clearcoat  is all new to me, this time i used my Paasche VL airbrush instead of the Badger 200, as I'm sure it gives a much better finer spray pattern.

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