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Good evening,

I built Revell Germany's version of C7.R which differs mainly in the decals from the USA version. It was primed with Tamiya Fine Surface Grey and paint with Tamiya TS-16 Yellow then cleared with TS-13. I opened up the 2 air intakes in front of the rear wheels and side exhaust pipes. Also removed a section of plastic between the wiper and body.

I'm 80% satisfied with this build - would have liked a smoother paint job and the silver decals behind the front wheels were placed a bit off on both sides along with the unwanted texture from the setting solution (see below).

 

What I learned from this build:

1. The decals didn't like Tamiya's Mark Fit Strong solution as it added a bumpy texture and made the colour bleed a touch - in particular to the one on the hood. I switched to Micro Set & Sol which seemed to play nicer. I think I will keep the Tamiya product for Japanese kits.

2. I should have lightly sanded the colour and/or cleared the body before applying the decals.

3. Used Bob Smith's Insta-Set for the first time. Cool stuff! Needed it to speed-set the body to the chassis on both sides of the engine hood.

4. Used Scale Motorsport's carbon fibre decals for the first time on a couple engine parts. Nice product!

 

Thanks for looking 🙂

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Great job! And a beautiful build! Did you have any fitment issues with the dash when installing the body to the chassi? Read an other members build of the us kit and he had allot of problems with that area.

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This sure looks realistic to me. With a photoshopped background it would be imposable to tell from the real car. All of the finishes and the fine details look real. 

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1 hour ago, Mattilacken said:

Did you have any fitment issues with the dash when installing the body to the chassi? Read an other members build of the us kit and he had allot of problems with that area.

Thanks @Mattilacken. Yes. I thought it was something I did at first. Most of the glass in this kit gets pushed and snapped into place and holds very well including the rear and side windows. Where I had a problem was the two sides and windshield (even though all the glass is one piece) - they didn't want to fit tight against the body. This is where the Insta-Set I mentioned above came in handy. I had to push the side windows upward with a fair bit of pressure while applying the Insta-Set. I did this one side at a time and they held fast. <- I probably should have mentioned this in #3 of my original post. I can't say for sure that the dash played a part in the fitment issues. If you look closely at the the photos you can see that the engine hood does not sit perfectly flush all around, this might be due to the strain/torque I placed on the kit while speed glueing. 😐

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