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  1. Here are a few photos of the 1/12 Revell F2002 commission build that I have recently finished, there is a thread to the build in the WIP section also. I thought these photos came out pretty well so I thought Id share them on here. They were sent to me by the customer. Thanks Chris http://www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  2. Hi all, here are a few more photos on the Lotus 79 project. I have now finished off the rear suspension. Went together pretty well, although as with all these kits there was a little adjusting required. I've been playing with the cockpit for a while now and have all the pieces fitting well. So next step will be to finish off the dash and seat, and take the plunge by fixing the engine and gearbox permanently to the chassis. Back to the bench.... Chris http://www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  3. Hi all, the F2002 was finished a few weeks ago, here are some photos of the finished model. Everything went together well in the final part of the build. The decals are probably the best part of the kit!!! All in all turned out pretty well considering the poor quality of the standard kit. Thanks Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  4. Hello all, its been a little while since I last updated this post of the Lotus 79 so here is a progress report on what I've done to this point. There was a delay in finishing up the cockpit as there isn't enough rivets included in the kit so we had to purchase more which took a little time to arrive. Having said that the cockpit panels are now finished, all riveted and ready for the dash and seat to be added. I have also added the front brake cylinders, and added some pipes from those to the front callipers. The battery is also in place and the wiring that lead
  5. Hi John, well it just wasn't up to a very good standard, plus with all the modifications I have made to the engine cover it was really the only option.
  6. Hello all, something a little different from me here, I have been commissioned to build the five figures from the silly surfers range. This is the first in the installment, Hodad, making a scene with a six pack. Having not had any previous experience with these kits I was pleasantly surprised, they are quite simple to put together, it did need a little filler here and there but nothing too dramatic. Painting is left to the modeler's choice, my customer just requested bright, loud colours. The logos on the shirt and the bud light logos were sourced on google and printed on a inkjet
  7. Here is an update on the troublesome Revell Ferrari F2002. I have now hopefully got most of the fitment issues with this kit sorted and have been able to move forward, painting the front chassis in zero paints F2002 red and joining that to the floor section and at the same time positioning the fuel tank and engine. The seat fits without any issues and the wheel and decals provided are of a good standard and level of detail. I also added a water pipe and electrical cable. The front suspension also went together without any major issues, with the detail set par
  8. This is my current commission build of the Ferrari F2002 with the Brian Fawcett detail set. The model will have some additional detailing such as electrical wiring and carbon fibre decal work. Anybody that has attempted this kit will know that the model has a lot of fitment issues, I didn't realize how bad it was going to be until I got into the build. I started by removing the paint from the pre painted red body parts. The front end of the chassis does fit rather well, a little tweaking needed, the main issue was getting the engine cover to line up with the floor and f
  9. Here is an update on the progress on the Lotus 79. This thread is a little behind actually progress of the build so I will try and update it in the coming days. I have now completed all the rivet work on the main chassis section, which has also been painted and lacquered half in black body colour. If you build this kit it is good to keep in mind that not enough rivets are supplied so more will need to be purchased. In the photo you can also see the inner parts of the front chassis have been added as well as the pedals. And, finally the front suspension, wheel
  10. Here are some photos of a recent commission build of a Spitfire by Revell in 1:32 scale. Its a straight out of the box build using Tamiya paints. Very nice kit, well detailed and relatively simple to build. Thanks Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  11. Been a little while since I updated this thread so here is a progress report on the Lotus 79. More engine work now completed, wiring starting to go together, Lots of very small pieces that take a lot of time to both get prepared and then applied. Well worth the effort though as its turning into a very well detailed piece. Also I have just about done all the rivets in the three main chassis pieces. All of which need to be drilled and placed individually. These pieces are all to be rubbed down and polished except for the side section on the front area of th
  12. Here are some photos of the commissioned M23 now fully completed and ready to send out. Everything went together pretty well in the final part of the build, I added some extra wiring behind the dash. The seat, steering wheel and gear level have been left loose as per customer request, i'm assuming he will be added a driver figure. Thanks Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  13. Here are some photos of a commission build I have just finished. It is a 1/8 DeAgostini (model-space) Porsche 911 converted to a RSR with aftermarket parts such as the wheel arches, wheels and mirrors. Its is painted in Kawasaki racing green. Original kit. Reworked model. Thanks Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  14. Hello all, something a little different, well for me anyway. Not something I would normally do but I was commission and turned out to be a nice change of pace. Indycar road version converted to a speedway version, modified front and rear wings, and body work changes around the side intakes. Decals made from images I was able to find online. Started life as, Finished as, This second one was much simpler, no body work changes just a strip and repaint, again making the decals from logos I was able to find online. On to the next project, Chr
  15. Here are some further progress photos on the commission M23 build. Gearbox, engine and chassis all together now, with some detailing started. Further detailing to be done, and general tidying up, still WIP but getting there. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
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