Lancer Evolution VI

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To have some fun at the work bench I let a friend pick out a kit and take over most of the creative direction of the build. The original deal was I had no say in it, I just follow her direction. But there are a few techniques I want to try so I will use this build as a guinea pig.

I rolled my eyes when she picked out the color but as it's coming together the Sublime Green is growing on me!

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For the most part I'm just going by the instruction's painting suggestions.

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Going with a mild street tuner look so I made a larger tail pipe.

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Starting to work on the interior. The color scheme of the interior in these cars is really neat and is going to be interesting to replicate!

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Cant go wrong with Sublime Green, looking good

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A lot more creative than having ANOTHER Red Evo lol. Good start so far keep it up

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NICE!! :D

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Got to ride along, in a blue one, as an instructor at a drivers school last Friday. Impressive acceleration.

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Evo!!!!! Color suits it well. Chassis looks great. Excited to see this played out. Is it a Tamiya kit?

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Your friend has great taste! Not only in models but also the color.

The car looks great so far!!

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Think I just answered my own question. Shows how well I pay attention. lol

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Alrighty! where were we?

Getting back to this one and making good progress.

Going with dark wheels. here they are test fitted with the completed chassis.

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I used an old sheet of foil to mask around the widow trim and hood. I like this method but it'd get pretty spendy buying foil just to throw away,

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After the trim and hood were painted I taped over all the trim.

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I cut ribbon then sprayed it with a little adhesive. I cut it into two pieces at an angle to simulate a cabon weave design.

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I laid two sided tape along the sides and front of the hood and put a piece under the vents and along the back of the hood to help hold down the ribbon. Then tucked it along the contours. the adhesive held just enough!

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After a light coat of a dark metallic grey I had a nice carbon fiber like pattern. The pattern didn't show up as great in some areas but I think the process yielded a convincing carbon fiber hood.

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On to clear coat and polishing. should be finishing the EVO soon!

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The color looks great on that and the hood looks even better. Great work!

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Good job on the hood! Looks cool!

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The hood looks good!

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Thanks, I'm learning a few new techniques on the few projects I have on my bench right now.

The first coat of clear gave the hood much more contrast and helped show off the carbon fiber pattern.

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I'm getting all the clear parts and body accessories ready to go on this kit and hopefully wrap it up soon.

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Very nice work. Love the carbine fibre effect.

Ben

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Cool project, nice paint.

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I like that idea for the carbon fiber. Somtimes the decals are a pain when you have contours or hood scoops. This is coming along nicely. Very cool.

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This looks pretty sick so far nice job doing the carbon fiber. Ive used scale motors carbon decal and its a pain to apply. This is my favorite car so don't screw it up :lol:

Jk your doing an awesome job and the green looks sweet! (Also my favorite color) haha

Cheers,

Byron

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great build, and nice idea on the cf pattern!

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She's close to finished!

Attached the lights and grill screen.

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Got to use my new tool I found at the hobby shop. I really like it, simple but effective!

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The window just falls into place! All I had to do was run a small bead of glue around the edges.

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Assembled the wing and glued that into place, as well as the tail lights. Finally a little more color to this model!

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This is my favorite part so far, the hood screen with the engine vents underneath. such a cool detail!

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Next photos should be in the "Under Glass" section!

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Nice work on the hood. The color is pretty in your face,fits this type of car well.

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