Here is the current kit I'm working on. I've had it for quite a while and finally got started on it. IMHO it is one of the prettier paint schemes around. The decal sheet looks like it will do the real car justice. The instructions are laid out in 21 steps. There is a seperate decal placement sheet. There is one each, black, white, satin chrome and clear trees
Here is the finishid drive train. This took up the first eight steps of the instructions. Unfortunately, when the bulkhead is added it will completely cover the front of the engine.
Here is a pic of the tires and wheels. I love Tamiya's quality! The wheels are all "chrome" and the centers are hand painted.
Great start John. Is the exhaust chrome or did you paint it?
Thanks Bobby. The "chrome" in this kit is more of a satin finish than chrome. The exhaust and turbo pieces are kit "chrome" pieces. Tamiya does a nice job with this. I think the satin finish looks better than the too shiny chrome.
Post by willysurvive on Apr 12, 2009 22:56:22 GMT -5
Looks awesome so far John. This makes me wanna start one of my Tamiya kits but thye're so intimdating to me. Maybe I'll do my Calsonic Skyline first. BTW you oughtta display this in one of them "exploded" views that motor is too pretty to cover up.
Will Ryan NCWVSM Member On The Bench: Mazda RX7 Drift Car 1967 Sunoco Camaro Scratchbuilt Zamboni Drift Car Diorama Base
WooHoo...........it's starting to look like a race car ;D AND all four wheels touch the ground (at the same time ). On a serious note, yea right, I have paid close attention to SpeedTV's coverage of races like the ALMS. I have absolutely, positively seen brand new race tires - slicks, with a small seam down the middle of them. I debated on sanding the model tires but decided to leave them after seeing the real thing. This probably falls in the same category as "do NASCAR decals get clear coated" but that is a topic for another day!
Last Edit: Apr 14, 2009 21:07:39 GMT -5 by Nacho Z
Now that the days are shorter and the weather is not so nice I decided to get back to the bench! Did a little work on this one. Seat and dash are done and installed. This is a box stock build. No aftermarket goodies. Sorry about the less than stellar pics