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1992 Mazda FD RX-7 with Volks TE37 [1/24 Tamiya]

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Hi all,

This time I built the popular Tamiya FD RX-7. It’s a JDM Enfini version which lacks the engine parts.

With this kit I wanted to make it with aftermarket color and wheels (Aoshima Volks TE37) - kind of replicating a mild track build you’d see at time attack events for production class with stock aero and fenders. 

The details are:

Tamiya grey primer > 2000 grit
2 layers of TS-4 German Grey
3 layers of TS-13 Clear (reducing orange peel with 2000 grit in between every coat)
Polished with 3000 grit > Tamiya coarse > fine > finish compounds
Mixed gold and black to make bronze TE37

Hope you guys enjoy! 
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Beautiful looking paint  I like how the surroundings reflect on the paint finish. 

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I DO enjoy! Lovely paintwork indeed and thanks for informing us on how you achieved it.

I like the subject a lot!

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19 hours ago, Beamerman said:

Fantastic! Awesome paint job!

Thank you!

19 hours ago, waiby said:

love it!

Appreciate it!

19 hours ago, shoopdog said:

Very nice!

Thanks!

19 hours ago, Jonathan said:

Beautiful build!

Thanks Jonathan!

19 hours ago, Spottedlaurel said:

Another great build Chang.

Appreciate it as always!

17 hours ago, espo said:

Beautiful looking paint  I like how the surroundings reflect on the paint finish. 

Thanks! Slightly cloudy weather really helped.

16 hours ago, cobraman said:

Nicely done, good looking paint.

Thank you! I had to put another coat of clear because matte paint tends to absorb the clear.

14 hours ago, PappyD340 said:

Beautiful build!

Thank you!

8 hours ago, grodudulle77 said:

Your paint work is outstanding !! 😀👍

3000 grit sponge really is a gamechanger! 

7 hours ago, matthijsgrit said:

I DO enjoy! Lovely paintwork indeed and thanks for informing us on how you achieved it.

I like the subject a lot!

Thanks a lot!  My next build is domestic and I'm hoping to share more progress on WIP board.

5 hours ago, VanSpence said:

nice and clean. love it. 

Thank you!

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On 2/11/2021 at 11:21 PM, Plastic_Passion said:

Flawless!!!!!!

Thank you!

On 2/12/2021 at 1:10 AM, Mattilacken said:

Beautiful!

Appreciate it!

On 2/12/2021 at 1:45 AM, ChrisR said:

Looks great!

Thank you as always!

On 2/12/2021 at 5:24 AM, kruleworld said:

Sharp looking RX7

Where did you source the Volks?

It's an Aoshima aftermarket wheel set - didn't like the tires so ended up using the kit tires!  

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