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Holdiay Build #1 - Miura ** DONE **


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So  you've seen that my BIG car project for the New Year is a Revell C5-R, but alongside that I'm doing two quick & fun builds over the holidays just because I can !!. First one is the still excellent Hasegawa Lamborghini Miura.... to mis-quote Jeremy Clarkson: 

"...possibly the most beautiful looking car... in the world"



Straight-off I sanded & polished the seam lines away, then hit it with two coats of Tamiya fine white primer to calm-down that shouty red plastic in comes in.




Hopefully at the end of the project it will look a LOT like this beauty:




Stay tuned:




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The Miura has always been what I felt as one of the most beautiful cars ever built. The first Miura I ever saw was owned by the owner of San Bernardino Racing in San Bernardino Ca. This was around 1969 or 1970. His was painted Black as was all of his vehicles were at that time. I watched him drive away from the store one time listening to the sound of the engine as he went thru the gears. Every time you would think it was time to upshift he would go a couple of thousand RPM higher before shifting. The engine sound at that point was like a high pitched scream, it would make the hair on the back of your neck stand up. I remember the experience even today. Anyone who has not had a chance to hear this car Driven in Anger has missed something special. Enough of that I look forward to watching your build.

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Thanks for the great response folks.... Tom, I still have mine too !!


Sort of a 'non update':  Mixed-up a pale blue using good old Humbrol enamels and sprayed a couple of thin coats, then left it aside for a couple of days to dry/cure in the summer sunshine in an old plastic lunch box. Checked on it yesterday morning and the amount of dust, even though it was covered that had got on to the finish in the very short time that it wasn't covered was simply unbelievable.




Not just unbelievable but unacceptable, so I've stripped it back to the plastic and will start again.

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On the positive side, the interior is done and I'm very happy with it - again my own mix of colours, but Tamiya acrylics this time. The chassis and block details are about 70% done and again look fine. REALLY pleased with the wheels. I stripped the chrome plating, undercoated them with Rustoleum dark grey primer then shot them with AK Xtreme Metals 'Polished Aluminium' followed by a very light wash with Tamiya enamel panel-line wash. They look great, IMHO.








More Soon.






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Thanks all. Sprayed the bodyshell last night with Rustoleum dark grey primer. Going to leave it until at least tomorrow before sanding the primer coat and shooting the blue again. The rolling chassis is finished now and if I get a chance, I'll post some pics later today.




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Progress folks....



This mornings' start point - Three light coats of enamel 'baby blue', mixed by eye and sealed-in under a brushed coat of Johnsons Klear/Future as we can't get 2K clear here in NZ.



...and this evening it looks like this:



AK Xtreme Metal 'Polished Aluminium' for the lower panel done, and the final assembly of the bodyshell has just started. Won't get much done tomorrow (Sunday) because of work, but that's fine as everything will settle & dry. Have to admit I'm VERY worried about attaching the built-up chassis into the bodyshell, I foresee a lot of swearing and temper tantrums !.



Last view of the rolling chassis before most of it disappears never to be seen again:






Happy 2018 folks from the Land of the Long White Cloud, see y'all in the New Year.


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