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:
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.
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.
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 .
...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 hot & sunny Taranaki see y'all in the New Year.
If only I could build kits at the pace I buy kits!
Thank you received: 94
Nice work Ian...and even nicer to have holiday time to build! All my spare time seems to disappear in a puff of smoke...probably my fault for falling for the "game" of golf!
Was the baby-blue car the one Rod Stewart owned? I seem to recall that from one of those "car search" shows on Sky. Certainly a different colour.
My bench is currently covered in tiny bits of cf decal and photo etch. Bloody 1/43!!
Happy New Year!