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1/24 1970 MGB GT [Aoshima MGB + C1 Models GT Transkit]


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Hi folks,

My good friend has 70’ MGB GT  and I’ve wanted to make a replica of his car in 1/24 scale (early grille with damask red and black rostyle wheels)

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Luckily C1 Models recently release GT transkit for Aoshima MGB kit, and I got the project going.

Build details:

  • Prepped body with 600 and 1500 sandpaper and removed sink mark on the roof
  • Applied Tamiya grey surfacer then wet sanded with 1500 grit
  • Airbrushed base coat with Mr Color’s chrome silver
  • Applied two coats of Mr Color’s GX102 deep clear red 
  • Added 3 coats of Mr Color’s super clear III with wet sanding before the final coat
  • Let the paint cure for 1 month (most of lacquers feel cured after a few days, but they develop very small orange peel as the paint continues to cure beneath the surface) 
  • Wet sanded with 3000 grit and polished with Tamiya compounds
  • Double masked the front window to get the rubber gasket effect
  • Cut up the rear bumper to make split bumper look
  • Flocked the trunk and floor and added three spoke steering wheel
     

Here are the photos - thank you! 

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On 6/12/2021 at 10:07 PM, Hard_2_Handle_454 said:

Excellent

Thank you!

On 6/13/2021 at 1:05 AM, kruleworld said:

very nicely built model and looks quite accurate to the source. well done

Thank you! It was fun matching all the details to my friend's car.

On 6/13/2021 at 4:11 AM, 1959scudetto said:

Superb model and outstanding photography !!!

Thank you! 

On 6/13/2021 at 4:33 AM, Matt Bacon said:

Absolutely beautiful… a really lovely job. Great work matching your friends car, and your photography really does it justice.

best,

M.

The new macro lens really helped. Thank you!

On 6/13/2021 at 5:56 AM, PappyD340 said:

Super nice build, beautiful paint, well done!

Thank you! 

On 6/13/2021 at 6:38 AM, Dodge Driver said:

Simply stunning! The workmanship is impeccable. 

There are still bunch of details that I could've done better.. maybe next time :)

On 6/13/2021 at 9:18 AM, NOBLNG said:

That is one beautiful paint job! Very nice all round.👍

Thank you! 

On 6/13/2021 at 10:07 AM, cobraman said:

Very well done ! You nailed the look.

Thanks! I'm very happy with Mr Color's clear metallic lacquers. 

22 hours ago, Kah puts said:

Absolutely fantastic job. That GT looks just like the one I sold to a fellow in Toronto about 3 or 4 years ago, very interesting. 

He bought it about 2-3 years ago, so it could be the same car? 

8 hours ago, Bainford said:

Stellar! Nice looking paint. All round great build, and a very nice replica of the 1:1. Well done.

Thank you! 

7 hours ago, grodudulle77 said:

Your paint work is absolutely amazing  !!! 👍👍👍

This time I added another layer of clear (added much more thinner) and increased the drying time. I'm pretty happy with the improvements! 

4 hours ago, spencer1984 said:

Very clean work, that looks great!

Thank you!

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On 6/15/2021 at 3:35 PM, ddk said:

Magnifique 👍

 

Thank you!

On 6/15/2021 at 3:51 PM, Snake45 said:

Very, VERY nice! You really nailed it. Well done and model on! B)

Appreciate it!

On 6/17/2021 at 2:36 AM, Dave B said:

That is a great build Baek, I love the chrome bumper B GT and you have nailed it.

Dave B

Thank you!!

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