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Finished this little roadster couple of days ago. Built box-stock (except for some seatbelts), airbrushed decanted TS-9 British Racing Green, 2K clear, custom mix of Tamiya acrylics for the interior. Not the best Tamiya kit, but can be made to look good on the shelf.

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Came out perfect, which I expect from you now.  😁  Very nice photography too.

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Just wow!  The build and the photography are exceptional!

You work for Tamiya? :)

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Really clean build.  Beautiful paint and beautiful photos.

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Fantastic work Alex. Good looking model, and exceptional photography. 

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Very nice and awesome paint job!

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Its a great little kit, and you certainly turned it into a great model. Color and interior choiice are great. Like it a lot. 

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Beautiful! Box stock perfection!

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12 hours ago, PappyD340 said:

Beautiful model!!

 

11 hours ago, kelson said:

Outstanding!!

 

11 hours ago, 89AKurt said:

Came out perfect, which I expect from you now.  😁  Very nice photography too.

Thanks, I'll try to live up to the expectations!

10 hours ago, Jonathan said:

Just wow!  The build and the photography are exceptional!

You work for Tamiya? :)

Haha, would be cool to work for a company like this, I suppose. Thanks!

9 hours ago, Roger U said:

Really clean build.  Beautiful paint and beautiful photos.

 

6 hours ago, grodudulle77 said:

Awesome paint job !!😀👍

 

5 hours ago, beeRS said:

Fantastic work Alex. Good looking model, and exceptional photography. 

 

1 hour ago, ChrisR said:

Very nice and awesome paint job!

 

1 hour ago, Rich Chernosky said:

Its a great little kit, and you certainly turned it into a great model. Color and interior choiice are great. Like it a lot. 

 

18 minutes ago, peekay said:

Beautiful! Box stock perfection!

Thank you all!

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It's like 1 kit finished every day! Really sharp looking mod, how do you keep duat out of your gloss coat? Do you shoot outside, or on doors?

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12 hours ago, Funkychiken said:

It's like 1 kit finished every day! Really sharp looking mod, how do you keep duat out of your gloss coat? Do you shoot outside, or on doors?

Ha, not every day, but I've been on a one per week or so pace for a couple of months now! Which is awesome.

Not sure what you mean about the dust - if I get some in the clear, I wet sand it, then polish the clear. I spray only outside.

11 hours ago, Dragonhawk1066 said:

Nice! Love the color combo. Looks really good "with the top down".

Yup, I also prefer the top down look. Thanks!

11 hours ago, unclescott58 said:

It looks pretty good to me. 

Thank you!

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Posted (edited)

Beautiful! Looks like it belongs in a Tamiya catalog. BRG works great on this car. BTW, will you start updating your website with your new builds?

Edited by FabbricaP

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I agree with all of the above...outstanding model.  

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On 5/19/2020 at 1:22 PM, FabbricaP said:

Beautiful! Looks like it belongs in a Tamiya catalog. BRG works great on this car. BTW, will you start updating your website with your new builds?

Appreciate it. 

As far as the website goes - I don't think it can be updated at this point. That website was created in the early 2000's and the way it is written, coded, and setup is simply not easy to update anymore. It needs a complete re-write, and I don't have the expertise to do it myself, or the means to pay a professional to do it - I'm paying server costs to keep it alive as a legacy site already! 

On 5/20/2020 at 8:56 AM, Slimguy said:

I agree with all of the above...outstanding model.  

Thank you!

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8 hours ago, slusher said:

Beautiful model!

Turned out better than I thought it would! Thank you!

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Posted (edited)

I followed the build up and now the finished product.  Absolutely beautiful model of my favorite car in one of my favorite colors.  Thanks for sharing this with us.

Wait...did I read a model per week pace? I can barely do one per year! One a week, especially of this caliber is stunning. 

Edited by Eric Macleod
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Wow. As always, stunning paintwork.

 

Are the knife and the paint brush specifically for photos? lolz. Mine were only ever that clean once. :)

 

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Great work.. super clean and brilliant paint work 

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2 hours ago, Eric Macleod said:

I followed the build up and now the finished product.  Absolutely beautiful model of my favorite car in one of my favorite colors.  Thanks for sharing this with us.

Wait...did I read a model per week pace? I can barely do one per year! One a week, especially of this caliber is stunning. 

Thank you, really appreciate it. 

I have just finished number 6 since starting on April 1st. So not quite one per week pace, but I guess close to it. its fun and quick when you build these puppies box-stock and don't have to worry much about adding detail and researching color options - its all in the box/instruction sheet. Especially with Tamiya kits and quick drying paints. Clean, paint, assemble. 

1 hour ago, iamsuperdan said:

Wow. As always, stunning paintwork.

Are the knife and the paint brush specifically for photos? lolz. Mine were only ever that clean once. :)

 

Lol, the brush is new. Xacto is sort of new-ish...I had to clean it with thinner to get all the crud off. :) Thanks!

1 hour ago, Scalper said:

Great work.. super clean and brilliant paint work 

Thank you!

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