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9 hours ago, iamsuperdan said:

Looking awesome so far!

 

thanks!

11 hours ago, DiscoRover007 said:

Once again Alex you are putting on a clinic. It's looking flawless. Curious as to what black you used for the trim and engine bay? 

Also, have you used Vallejo acrylics since you've been modelling again? There brush paints flow quite well and don't usually leave brush strokes. Their model air paints are also pretty amazing. BTW I'm just throwing it out there but I'd love to see you take a stab at one of Aoshima's kits in their Lamborghini series. I think you'd find their Countach quite enjoyable. 

Used Tamiya XF-1 for the trim and engine bay. I have used Vallejo before, but I prefer Tamiya. I almost never brush to be honest, just a few small details here and there. As far as Aoshima Lamborghini kits - I'm no a big fan of new Lamborghinis in general.

9 hours ago, Justin Porter said:

I'm always psyched to see one of your builds, Alex, but admittedly this time I'm following primarily because this is one of those "just what DOES that one look like built up?" kits. I always vaguely recall it being in the Tamiya catalog but I never saw it on a shop shelf or saw pictures of build-ups like some sort of mirage. 

Yes, you don't see this kit built very often. I think part of the reason is that it is rather old, and getting a bit pricey for such an obscure subject.

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15 hours ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

Very clean work, beautiful paint. And your detail painting/wash of the underside greasy bits is very convincing, completely overcomes the toy-look with a highly realistic effect.

Most inspiring.

Its mostly dry brush with some MM metalizers.

15 hours ago, Scalper said:

Wow great paint so far

Thank you!

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All right, I have finished the interior. First, I had to clean up front seats that had a lot of imperfections and took couple of hours of work to get into the shape I wanted:

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Interior color had to be something not boring for a body paint like this – I picked a combination of black and gognac. Base color was mixed from these 3 colors:

49793905492_9a0b7deb42_b.jpgIMG_1159 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

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Then everything was masked off and painted black:

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Tamiya includes some plastic mesh for the front grille in the kit, and I used it to make the speaker grilles look a bit more interesting:

49793598601_09bc41227a_b.jpgIMG_1172 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

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Painted and detailed the dash:

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Interior ready for assembly:

49793598406_d7f0b24960_b.jpgIMG_1175 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

And a few pictures of the completed:

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49793902572_5a42dba5d2_b.jpgIMG_1201 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

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IMG_1190 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

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Painted window trim:

49793598901_43c1cf40b2_b.jpgIMG_1167 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

Washed and assembled the wheels:

49793599121_1d6ba0d911_b.jpgIMG_1160 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

Assembled and detail painted front bumper:

49793902082_f3a4668e46_b.jpgIMG_1206 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

And finally a mock up of everything together:

49794073732_8e2638552a_b.jpgDSC_0474 by Italian Horses, on Flick

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49794074047_01111ed868_b.jpgDSC_0470 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

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49793223163_a343b947f2_b.jpgDSC_0467 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

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20 hours ago, jaymcminn said:

Great color combination, Alex. That interior is incredible!

Thanks Jason.

The model is completed:

49798272572_4b4fa243f2_b.jpgDSC_0507 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

49797416343_3129ce15de_b.jpgDSC_0501 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

49797416283_f0272cc675_b.jpgDSC_0503 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

49798272462_c9e67544cf_b.jpgDSC_0509 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

49797963841_8cecbdb9fe_b.jpgDSC_0477 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

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49797416473_7a35e6d71a_b.jpgDSC_0489 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

49797963656_a37b0e1bd1_b.jpgDSC_0484 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

49798273047_1310e173b2_b.jpgDSC_0480 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

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