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Stylo Mk2.

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So as some of you may remember, a while back I made a Camaro based of the Gorillaz music video, Stylo.

Here is my other one, so you get the feel for the build...

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=79229&hl=stylo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nhPaWIeULKk

Well, having a bout of inspiration, I decided to tackle my first "big build". I've never finished a big scale before, even though I have the Shelby GT500 from revell and the Tamiya 240Z in the stockpile. I'll finish them eventually! But for now - the 1/12 Foose Camaro, done in the Style of Stylo. Here's what I've done so far..

Grille badges, broken headlight, damaged front bumper:

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Z/28 badges removed - Stylo is an SS, not a Z/28. Unfortunately there's no SS decals for this model, I've have to see what I can do...

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Engine bay is (mostly) finished...

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Chrome trim made for the vinyl roof, which I didn't do on the small scale.. Didn't have the supplies!

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Now for the comparisons...

The size is quite daunting.

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Mirror...

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The custom gearstick, with the "boost" button...

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Broken glass...

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One thing that has really, really annoyed me about this kit is the tyres. They're all out of shape. What can I do? :(

Thanks for looking, hope you like!

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Put them in hot water, should make them round. or you can find a stiff tube and put it inside the tires to make them round, but make sure the rim still fits.

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Or just go Pro/Street. The tires from a Muscle Machines diecast 1/18 car are just right for 1/12. Nice and fat.

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Put them in hot water, should make them round. or you can find a stiff tube and put it inside the tires to make them round, but make sure the rim still fits.

Thanks for this, I'll try the water technique. Do i need to shape it in the water at all or...?

And I won't be going prostreet hahah, want it to be as true to the original as I can..

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So this is mostly done, I need to get the whole body in primer so I can get it painted...

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I tried the techniques on the tyres to get them round again but no dice. Is there anywhere I can get a replacement set? :(

Cheers, all comments are appreciated!

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Thanks for this, I'll try the water technique. Do i need to shape it in the water at all or...?

No, if you want to you can put a 1/4 inch diameter tube in the tires, that should fit right in the tires, and leave room for the rims.

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That looks pretty cool. nice vid too, Bruce Willis is a B@D@$$

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