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  1. Wonderful kit, and yes it did start-out in glossy black plastic !! - Please feel free to criticise, comment and question. Thanks for taking the time to look.



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  2. On 5/27/2018 at 9:51 AM, jchrisf said:

    I hope you enjoyed your stay and got to watch a rocket launch...

    We did, saw the (Thursday) launch from the I4 heading back to Ormond Beach. Got a few laps at Daytona too !!





  3. On 5/21/2018 at 10:40 AM, jchrisf said:

    Looks great.. I just ordered this one.. is this the one you are getting ready to start?


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    Yep, Chris same kit, and yes it was all black plastic when it came out of the box !! - Space Coast, eh ??, I was there three weeks ago !!




  4. On 5/18/2018 at 11:30 PM, Jantrix said:

    Well done. Your first photo is a great example of how to detail paint molded in chassis parts.

    Interesting you say that, Rob, I love that part of the process, contrary to a lot of folks who do the barest minimum, I find it very therapeutic.

    Thanks for the comments, guys. Stand-by for a 911 GT2, coming to this forum very soon. 



  5. Been a while since I posted a car build here, that's almost certainly because I haven't finished one in a while, however...

    So, as usual for a Tamiya car kit, it’s perfectly engineered with fit so finely tuned that it almost doesn’t require glue for some of the larger pieces. Build took almost no time at all, painting the insides however… that was another story !! – I knew precisely how I wanted it to look before I even bought the kit, and just for once, I’ve built exactly what was in my minds’ eye.

    Talking of the paint, I’ve used my ‘default setting’ and gone with two Tamiya rattle-cans – Metallic Grey and Chrome Yellow, simply polished with and off-the-shelf ‘cutting agent’, no clear coat as we can’t get ‘Gravity’ or ‘Zero’ brands here and I simply don’t trust anything else.

    As ever please feel free to shout abuse, ask a question or make a comment. Have a great weekend all.



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  6. It's like looking at my own shelf, except only a couple of mine have been built and none to this standard !! - Wonderful stuff,  simply superb.



  7. 13 hours ago, espo said:

    Your few changes really make a big difference in the appearance. You mention changing the wheels and tires, do you have any way to get Pegasus products ??


    Only from eBay, David. There may be one or two outlets here in NZ, but TBH I've not found any in six years !! - I know Pegasus AM products and they are very good however Aoshima & Fujimi extras are quite easy to get here, there's a few guys importing and selling on-line at good/competitive prices (not as cheap as Europe or the US, but not trying to rip-off the modeller like some do !!).



  8. Twenty year old Revell kit, and not a bad one too.



    Wanted a contemporary look without changing the 'structure' too much, so de-chromed throughout, faired-in and cut down bumpers front & rear, steering wheel from a Tamiya R34, the rest is just paint. Tamiya Gunmetal, polished & buffed, not clear coated, a dark red interior which I carried through to the outside accents and finall a little carbon-fibre decalling on the valence.

    Ta Daaaa !!














    Wheels & tyres are 18" SA-70s from Aoshima and just don't look right. I'll replace them with 16" when I can, also need to source some brake discs, there's a set in the R34 spares but I'll need to perform a fair bit of surgery to get them to fit the Revell axles.

    Hope you like it, AFN



  9. Cheers, Pat (et al) - the swap only works one way, unfortunately, but that's fine as the other reason I did this was that I got my paws on an AM sheet for the GT2 !! - you'll see that one very soon.



  10. ...and done.



    Yep a 'What If' / Fantasy Scheme build.  Sprayed & masked the red first using the Tamiya 911 GT2 as a 'guide', the rest was easy. Hope you take it in the spirit that it's meant... FUN !!

    More pics in 'Under Glass;.




  11. Second of my quick'n fun holiday builds.  Take one (cheap) Tamiya 'Tom's Supra' kit; build it straight from the box; swap out the kit decals for the ones' that come with their 911 GT2 kit and, Ta daaaa....











    Not everyones cup-of-tea, I know, but I had a shed-load of fun doing it over the last ten days or so, and isn't that really the point of the hobby ?. Feel free to ask any questions or post any outrage, it's all fine with me. Thanks for taking the time to look and/or comment. 




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  12. On 1/5/2018 at 4:51 AM, Modlbldr said:

     So , is the AK Xtreme metals a spray like Testors metalizers?


    No they aren't. They are airbrush ready, enamel lacquers. In my opinion far better/easier to work with than Alclad as you can spray them directly on to the plastic (like I have here) and get phenomenal results; also they don't lift-off or scuff like Alclads' do under handling. I've been using these for about 18 months  now and they are easily the best NMF product I have found. Very durable, they take weathering powders & washes without lifting, etc, etc, etc. 

    This is Phil Flory's review on You Tube - he's a very respected British modeller, and completely independent (not sponsored at all):



    Try them out, you'll be surprised (in a good way).




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