Login | Register
SearchMy Stuff
My ProfileMy PreferencesMy Mates RSS Feed
Reply to Topic
Author Discussion

mej023

Original Poster:

134 posts

98 months

[news] 
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
If you've built this kit, or looked at it, you'll probably know it's not a great kit. It doesn't even have inner wheel arches or a proper interior tub. Or suspension, brakes and other things cars usually have. I suspect it's one of Fujimi's oldest kits that you can still buy. At least it's cheap, it was around £7.

However, I took it as an opportunity to see just how good I could try and make it, and so this one is certainly not OOB.

Parts changed: Axles, wheels, steering wheel, door mirrors, rear view mirror, number plates, number plate decals
Parts added: Brakes, rear seatbelts, buckles + retainers. Front seatbelt retainers, side windows

Paint is Tamiya Champagne gold with Tamyia TS-13 clear coat, applied by the method suggest by M1CRO, which works very
well. This is my shiniest model, just the weather is too dull in October to see it in the photographs. Interior is cream flocking
from Hiroboy. Wheels are Modulo. Time to build on and off, about 2 months. Time from buying kit to beginning kit: 2 years, 8 months.







dr_gn

8,621 posts

68 months

[news] 
Tuesday 2nd October 2012 quote quote all
One to be proud of - excellent finish. It goes to show that the skill of the builder can make an average kit into a gem.

I'm looking for a Fujimi Prelude, and I know their kits aren't up to Tamiya standard by any means.

Squirrelofwoe

1,089 posts

60 months

[news] 
Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
That is a fantastic piece of work, cheers for posting thumbup

I've been keeping my eyes open for a scale Starion model for flippin' ages.

Also, I notice your 1/24 one doesn't seem to be suffering from rust in the way that my 1/1 does! hehe
Reply to Topic