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73' BMW 2002 TII with BBS Motorsport E76 wheels [1/24 Hasegawa]

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Hi all,

This is my second completed project for 2021 - Hasegawa BMW 2002 tii. 2002 or any BMWs from 70-80s are my favorites and 2002tii is the car that I’d happy trade my e30 for. It’s a Hasegawa’s new curbside kit from 2017, featuring realistic suspension assembly and very detailed grille and trim pieces. For this build, I wanted to simulate my favorite color combo for 2002:  Agave Green with Saddle Brown. 

The build summary:

Tamiya grey surfacer
2000 grit sandpaper
2 layers of TS-9 British Green (This is one of last few kits that I painted with spray cans before getting my airbrush setup)
2 layers of TS-13 Clear
TS-1 brown for interior
3000 grit sponge
Tamiya three stage compound
Masked then painted with TS gloss aluminum
BBS Motorsport E76 magnesium wheels with period correct pirellis from USCP and painted with aluminum & gold centre

Apart from having some difficulties making the chrome molding stick  (I used Elmer’s white glue so  that I can polish away any smudges if something goes wrong, but I realized it’s not the best tool for this kind of job) and putting on front & rear windshield molding decals, it was an amazing kit to build and I already want to make multiple of these.


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Beautiful! Excellent finish and great work on the trims.

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You lay down such slick and mirrorlike paint on your models. That inspires me to keep getting better with my finishing process. 

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Excellent build and very realistic, the photos are superb....

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Awesome workmanship, and photography.  I like those tire treads.  I have the Turbo, along with detail sets from USP (engine, interior) and photo-etch, so always like to see how others have done on this great kit.

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Outstanding paint finish and the trim is all very clean looking. Some of the pictures it's hard to tell if they're BMW publicity  pictures or the model. 

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Stunning work Chang! Surely your best yet? Great photos too.

I remember a few '02s from my youth and this kit does appeal to me

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Such a cute little Beamer! Finished to such a high standard & in a classy colour. That's A LOT of great looking chrome. I use cans & tend to avoid models with chrome because of it. Did you say it's a combination of pre-finished mouldings & decals?

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That's terrific! The stance in particular is just right, with that trademark negative camber at the rear.  

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One of my favorite BMW's and all of your work produced an excellent looking model. Thanks for sharing. I would never attempt to tackle this project so will just enjoy your pictures instead.

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Very nice., Funny how it can look black in some pictures.   

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Simply marvelous build. Gorgeous color and finish. So clean.

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On 1/24/2021 at 10:02 AM, mustang1989 said:

First class build with matched first class photography. Beautiful car.

Thank you! It's a wonderful kit  to build. I can't wait to build more of these.

On 1/24/2021 at 10:06 AM, MarcoTJ said:

Beautiful! Excellent finish and great work on the trims.

Thank you! Hasegawa really nailed trim parts - they're delicate but well worth the trouble!

On 1/24/2021 at 10:09 AM, AMT68 said:

You lay down such slick and mirrorlike paint on your models. That inspires me to keep getting better with my finishing process. 

Thank you! I think the prepwork between each coats are the key - I also try to keep the pain layer thin so that it looks realistic.

On 1/24/2021 at 10:38 AM, GeeBee said:

Excellent build and very realistic, the photos are superb....

Thank you! Using tripod certainly helped me to get better angles.

On 1/24/2021 at 11:10 AM, 89AKurt said:

Awesome workmanship, and photography.  I like those tire treads.  I have the Turbo, along with detail sets from USP (engine, interior) and photo-etch, so always like to see how others have done on this great kit.

Thank you! I also want to build the turbo with detail sets from USCP in the future. Looking forward to seeing yours!

On 1/24/2021 at 11:43 AM, waiby said:

another beauty!

Appreciate it!

On 1/24/2021 at 12:19 PM, espo said:

Outstanding paint finish and the trim is all very clean looking. Some of the pictures it's hard to tell if they're BMW publicity  pictures or the model. 

Thank you! The trims were hard to align but they're also hard to get them right in real 2002s! 

On 1/24/2021 at 12:26 PM, TransAmMike said:

Stunning.......the model, the pictures, just beautiful.?

Thank you Mike!

On 1/24/2021 at 12:32 PM, Spottedlaurel said:

Stunning work Chang! Surely your best yet? Great photos too.

I remember a few '02s from my youth and this kit does appeal to me

It's not the cleanest build of mine but the kit and color make it look better! 

23 hours ago, ChrisR said:

Looks great!

Thank you Chris!

18 hours ago, PappyD340 said:

Beautifully done!

Appreciate it!

15 hours ago, BVC500 said:

Great job and really nice photos!

Thanks a lot! 

7 hours ago, grodudulle77 said:

Very nice work !! ??

It was fun! 

6 hours ago, Pete75 said:

Such a cute little Beamer! Finished to such a high standard & in a classy colour. That's A LOT of great looking chrome. I use cans & tend to avoid models with chrome because of it. Did you say it's a combination of pre-finished mouldings & decals?

I masked and spray painted the side window chrome, chrome going around the car are all chrome parts, and front & back windows being decal. I had a good success with tamiya curved masking tape which are much less prone to leak than regular masking tape even when applied with spray can.

3 hours ago, DonW said:

That's terrific! The stance in particular is just right, with that trademark negative camber at the rear.  

Thank you! I needed to add the negative camber - just like all the other BMWs in that era!  

3 hours ago, TonyK said:

One of my favorite BMW's and all of your work produced an excellent looking model. Thanks for sharing. I would never attempt to tackle this project so will just enjoy your pictures instead.

Appreciate it! It's a great kit to make it box stock - just gotta be careful with the delicate trim pieces! I ended up breaking the front bumper rubber mold and substituted with electric tape.

3 hours ago, Scalper said:

Wow super clean and shiny. great work .Love the BBS's 

Thank you! There are so many great wheel choices for 2002.. both in real life and scale model.

3 hours ago, drodg said:

Very nice., Funny how it can look black in some pictures.   

The camera can't capture the green for some reason!  It has lot more green real life. 

2 hours ago, BeakDoc said:

Simply marvelous build. Gorgeous color and finish. So clean.

Thank you! I was seriously contemplating between Malaga red, Riviera blue and Agave green. 

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17 minutes ago, e30lover said:

I masked and spray painted the side window chrome, chrome going around the car are all chrome parts, and front & back windows being decal. I had a good success with tamiya curved masking tape which are much less prone to leak than regular masking tape even when applied with spray can.

Wow. So what chrome paint did you use? I need to get some!!

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21 hours ago, Pete75 said:

Wow. So what chrome paint did you use? I need to get some!!

It's just tamiya ts gloss aluminum! 

20 hours ago, Phildaupho said:

Extremely realistic

Thank you Phil! 

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