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Mazda Miata MX-5 Roadster RF


Rich Chernosky
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Like to start the new year off right and finish a project. This years canidate is Tamiya's 1/24 Mazda MX5 Roadster RF. This is a continuation of the Miata line.  A relatively new kit and Tamiyua did a superb job. Color is MR Color  #109 Character Yellow. Thgis was clear coated with Tamiya TS65 Pearl clear and then finished with Tamiya TS-13 clear. Red accent color is Mr Color ##108 Character Red.  Interior was done with a custom mix grey/brown and Character yellow (with some red added ) for the accent. This is a curbside kit so no engine but Tamiya sure made up for it with body, chassis and interior details. More info in the captions. Thanks for looking and comments welcome.

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Chassis details abound and it was a joy to paint and put together.

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Interior had just as much detail, steering wheel is four colors alone.

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Really liked the seats. Red piping is vinyl tape cut down thin.

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Finished car on its wheels.  I built this as the top down model.

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Rear veiw and lots of details here. Tail lights were several pieces and required some patience to get right. Press on metal emblems were a plus in the kit.

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Side view. Wheels are done in Alclad Pale burnt metal. BBS stickers in the wheel centers were incredibly small.

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Top  in  the up position. This is a hard top and retracts on the real car. 

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9 hours ago, asfastasu said:

Congratulations on a job well done. I really like the interior. Tamiya kits are usually a joy to put together.

Thank you Aaron....know the joy, about 35% of my collection is Tamiya...some 150-200 kits. 

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On 1/2/2022 at 11:53 AM, espo said:

Beautiful looking paint job. Cleanly done chassis and the interior looks great. 

Thank you for the kind words. I had to touch up the red fog on the right side. That is what kept me from finishing it for a long time

On 1/2/2022 at 4:38 PM, ChrisR said:

Very nice!

Thank you

 

21 hours ago, slusher said:

Beautifully done, sir!

Thank you for the very nice compliment Carl.

 

1 hour ago, ewetwo said:

Really nice. 

Thank you, my pleasure.

 

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2 hours ago, Dann Tier said:

NICE!!...looks like its on fire!!!

Thank you Dann.....I see you are back..missed ya...that's not the only thing on fire...I retired Aug 20 and have been building like crazy. Feels good to finally get at years of accumulation. 

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42 minutes ago, Rich Chernosky said:

Thank you Dann.....I see you are back..missed ya...that's not the only thing on fire...I retired Aug 20 and have been building like crazy. Feels good to finally get at years of accumulation. 

Thanks!, missed you as well, and Congrats on your retirement!!

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