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I'm working on the fairings now. Four colors and a lot of masking. I'm a bit nervous... I hope I don't ruin it.
Decals and 1st coat of clear on. 25 year old decals hard to work with!
they look good!
Finished! I chipped the corner of the upper fairing off, so I glued it back on. Then I broke the other corner off, and before I could fix it I broke the first one again. So I decided they could stay broken!
still looks great 🙂
Thanks 🙂 I'm happy with it.
April 6, 2021
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Tail lights a little bright but still awesome 🙂 TINY prewired LEDs from ebay
A simple kit, but difficult to get a good result. I did an awful job of one of these 20 years ago, thankfully tamiya was nice enough to re-pop it so I could try again 🙂
Very clean built - great paintjob! I like the popup light.
superclean result! the wheels looking perfect, the working popup headlights are awesome!
amazing - lights are doing great job!
Hehe "switch" is a bit generous. It's 2 tiny wires hidden under the rear bumper. A bit of fiddling with tweezers to turn on!
it looks great
I'm happy with it 🙂 I might try some smaller wheels. I lowered it 2mm, but it still sits a bit high. I think the rims are (scale) 20".
March 30, 2021
March 28, 2021
Today I found that MEK (methyl ethyl ketone, Butanone) works well to clean the black melted tire goop off the kit parts. It comes off real quick, but I wouldn't want to leave parts in the solvent for longer than needed. MEK is evil stuff. Do not use indoors, the fumes are so much worse than acetone or thinners.
So are you going to try and build it?
Yeah, I want to. It's an awful kit though. The body on mine is distorted, roof all out of shape. Hopefully it will straighten up ok. The steering wheel and a couple of other small bits are ruined from sitting in the tire goop. One wheel is swollen and out of shape. I might try and get a set of "the parts box" wheels.
I've never tried weathering a kit before. I think this one might come up ok if I try to give it the outback look.
I just scored an aoshima kit from ebay, so I'm very excited about building that one 🙂
Which Aoshima kit did you get?
I have the same one
I'm jealous. I want one of these
March 26, 2021
March 19, 2021
Model of my daily driver, with 3D printed replica wheels and rear wing
did you design and print it yourself?
I did. Drawn in solidworks, and printed on formlabs resin printer.
i really need to get into learning that and get a printer 🙂
I tell everyone I know to learn Solidworks or fusion360. Very useful skills!
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