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Matt Bacon

BMW 507, Revell, 1/24

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I haven't seen many positive write-ups of this kit -- and I'm not sure why not. It's an early 90s kit, and not up to Tamiya's latest standards, but it IS very well detailed and fits together pretty well. It needs some work to get the bonnet to close properly (and in mine there's some tin can on the underside of the bonnet lid and a strong magnet atop the firewall), but that's about it. There's a fair bit of flash to be cleaned off (sometimes on delicate parts), and a lot of the chrome parts needed stripping, cleaning up and re-doing, but nothing a sharp knife and ten minutes couldn't fix. I'd also recommend stripping the chrome off the windscreen frame, mirror and sun visor frames, gluing them together into a single sturdy assembly, and then rechroming them. I think the under bonnet and underside detailing is excellent (and taught me some new things about different types of car suspension) and, with the cockpit, it all responds very well to simple detail painting.
..and now with the hard top:
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If I'm honest, I'm not really happy with the hard top. I just don't have the scratching skills to do the windows and glazing justice. My advice is that if you want a hardtop version, find an issue of the kit which has one included -- and if anyone's got one that they're NOT going to use, I'd happily take it of their hands to have another go!
bestest,
M.

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And a few with the next car Albrecht Goertz designed...
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The lineage that got me started on this latest "two-fer" build:
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bestest,
M.

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That is just spectacular, Matt! Hard to discern it as a model.

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You build fantastic models! I have to admit that I'm really not a BMW fan, but this car looks pretty good - and your model makes it a justice. Nicely painted and detailed all over. The top isn't that bad, I think it's actually very good and much better than I could do. This is yet another car that looks better with the top on, IMO. Great work all over! B)

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Very well done, I agree, the ragtop is much prettier. I gotta get one of these kits.

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Beautiful build!!! I've never seen this kit before but after seeing how nice yours turned out I'll be looking for one!!!

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Wow, you did a great job on this build. Love it.

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Thanks, guys...
If anyone is wondering about the registration plate -- unlike most of my models, this one has a real plate rather than a "MATT B" variant -- this model represents John Surtees' BMW 507, given to him by the team manager of Agusta as a thank you for winning his World Titles...
You can see shots of the real thing here:
bestest,
M.

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Looks Great Matt!

Real Nice Work... B)

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Looks great, nice detail throughout, specially the interior.

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Very pretty 507. The cover behind the seats looks like fabric/alcantara,not sure but very realistic.

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You made a good job on it! I like it. specially the semigloss Paintjob.

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That is super clean, the interior shot actually looks real, straight out of a dealership pamphlet. Great work.

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Thanks so much for the kind comments, guys...

Jeremy K -- yep, the 2000GT is the Hasegawa curb side kit. It's painted in Tamiya "Racing White" which I think is a pretty good match for the really pale creamy yellow of the 1:1.

bestest,

M.

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