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Finished this one recently. Box-stock, painted Zero paints Innocent Blue Mica, Advantage HD 2K clear, Tamiya acrylics on the interior/rest. This is one of the JDM versions of the car (Efini RX-7) with no engine detail. Glued the hood shut to make panel lines nice and even. Terrific Tamiya kit.

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That is a really good looking shade of blue on that car Alex. This car looks life like.

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Beautiful looking build. I agree on the color and finish and it does look very realistic. 

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Great build and paint job in accordance with your own high standards. 

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6 hours ago, mustang1989 said:

That is a really good looking shade of blue on that car Alex. This car looks life like.

 

6 hours ago, smellyfatdude said:

Wow! 

 

5 hours ago, espo said:

Beautiful looking build. I agree on the color and finish and it does look very realistic. 

 

5 hours ago, Tommy124 said:

Great build and paint job in accordance with your own high standards. 

 

5 hours ago, grodudulle77 said:

Very nice paint work , clean and neat build !!!😀👍

 

1 hour ago, Sam I Am said:

WoW !  That blue really pops!

Thank you Gentlemen! I do really like that blue!

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15 hours ago, Classicgas said:

Wow!, That is gorgeous. 

 

14 hours ago, Dragonhawk1066 said:

Looks great and that's a nice glossy paint job! Well done!

thank you!

11 hours ago, #1 model citizen said:

I can't help but wonder what guilty blue looks like! 😁 

Haha, that is a good one! Thanks!

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While I've come to expect nothing less from you, still stunning.

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As I've come to expect from you, an amazing looking build. 

I think something that you do better than most is your photography. The lighting is excellent. Care to post up a pic of your "photobooth?"

 

:)

 

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On 7/2/2020 at 11:57 AM, Dave42 said:

While I've come to expect nothing less from you, still stunning.

 

On 7/2/2020 at 2:11 PM, jchrisf said:

Perfection again!  Beautiful!

 

On 7/2/2020 at 8:30 PM, tkzwolf said:

Very sharp.  Great paint.

 

On 7/2/2020 at 9:05 PM, PappyD340 said:

Beautiful Mazda, love that color!

Thank you guys!

On 7/3/2020 at 9:02 AM, iamsuperdan said:

As I've come to expect from you, an amazing looking build. 

I think something that you do better than most is your photography. The lighting is excellent. Care to post up a pic of your "photobooth?"

 

:)

 

Thanks! I don't really have a booth - just a sheet of poster paper, and a $30 6K LED panel from Home Depot.

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That's a cool setup.. I learned something there... thanks for sharing!

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Alex...your panel lines look PERFECT.  Would love to know your technique.  I paint with rattle cans and no matter how careful I prep or paint it seems like the panel lines flood with paint.  Your model is gorgeous.

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On 7/4/2020 at 11:33 AM, jchrisf said:

That's a cool setup.. I learned something there... thanks for sharing!

You bet!

19 hours ago, Slimguy said:

Alex...your panel lines look PERFECT.  Would love to know your technique.  I paint with rattle cans and no matter how careful I prep or paint it seems like the panel lines flood with paint.  Your model is gorgeous.

Thank you! I re-scribe ALL panel lines before painting, so they are much deeper than what kit makes make them. That is the only trick really. 

Here is the link to WIP thread for this model - you can see couple of shot there with primer on and panel lines re-scribed:

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/152843-tamiya-124-mazda-rx-7-fd-3s/

 

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On 7/4/2020 at 9:15 AM, Italianhorses said:

 

 

 

Thank you guys!

Thanks! I don't really have a booth - just a sheet of poster paper, and a $30 6K LED panel from Home Depot.

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Using standard settings on the camera? Made any tweaks there?

 

 

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5 hours ago, iamsuperdan said:

Using standard settings on the camera? Made any tweaks there?

 

 

Umm, no, I shoot in manual - settings depend on the light and the object being photographed.

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Another masterpiece Alex, that blue really jumps. I have only  recently discovered 2K clear.  It really makes a finish. 

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