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On 6/18/2020 at 8:02 AM, lghtngyello03 said:

Love the quality of this build so far.  Interior color is great, and the paint job looks great on the body.

Thank you. Hopefully the colors won't clash too much when assembled.

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On 6/18/2020 at 1:19 AM, Italianhorses said:

 

Thanks. I use anti-static brush and brush the pieces before taking pictures. Works great.

 

Thanks.. I just ordered the Tamiya anti-static brush.

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Time to finish up this one as well.

Most tedious work was to paint the taillights - Tamiya gives very vague outline of the lights and it was nightmare of masking, color separation, and making sure the colors don't bleed over each other. Turned out ok in the end, but what a cluster..k!

50051923106_623785bd31_b.jpgIMG_8712 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

Painted reflectors with chrome marker:

50051923166_dd3c95a798_b.jpgIMG_2092 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

Tail end all assembled:

50052169657_696739808c_b.jpgDSC_0139 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

Windows, wipers, wing:

50051923211_2ef2cb6198_b.jpgDSC_0144 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

Chassis glued to the body:

50051923331_546cab419a_b.jpgDSC_0141 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

Done!

50051923451_e61456ea53_b.jpgDSC_0126 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

50052169862_f9bdc705a6_b.jpgDSC_0124 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

50051349858_9a41a0afcd_b.jpgDSC_0133 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

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Alex,

That blue really looks good on the Mazda, and the extra work on the taillights was worth it, they have great depth. 

So what's next on the bench?

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Really impressive build, as always - and I LOVE that color!  Stunning, especially with the red interior!

Great tip on the anti-static brush too, I didn’t know that was a thing!  Thanks for that!

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Gorgeous, as always. Great work.

I would love to see your modeling shelf some time. It must be packed!

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On 6/27/2020 at 6:35 PM, Sam I Am said:

Alex,

That blue really looks good on the Mazda, and the extra work on the taillights was worth it, they have great depth. 

So what's next on the bench?

Thanks! Will try to work on my 330 GT, and little Honda Today project!

On 6/27/2020 at 8:04 PM, CabDriver said:

Really impressive build, as always - and I LOVE that color!  Stunning, especially with the red interior!

Great tip on the anti-static brush too, I didn’t know that was a thing!  Thanks for that!

Thanks, I didn't know too until somebody told me!

On 6/28/2020 at 12:32 AM, Spottedlaurel said:

That's come together very nicely.

Agreed!

On 6/28/2020 at 1:54 PM, kelson said:

Beautiful!,inside and out!.

thank you!

On 6/28/2020 at 8:18 PM, tmathew1us said:

Gorgeous, as always. Great work.

I would love to see your modeling shelf some time. It must be packed!

I have not built for 10 years prior to this. They are not packed at all :)

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That looks amazing in that color combo! I also love this body style of RX-7. I have one I've finished and promptly bought another. I have thought of getting this issue before but haven't yet. I may have to now.

Later-

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7 hours ago, Modlbldr said:

That looks amazing in that color combo! I also love this body style of RX-7. I have one I've finished and promptly bought another. I have thought of getting this issue before but haven't yet. I may have to now.

Later-

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That looks great in yellow! I might do one in similar color later. It is a great kit, very typical Tamiya!

Thanks!

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