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Another Tamiya Aston Build

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Another Tamiya Aston Build
Posted by Combat-Wombat on Sunday, March 19, 2017 5:40 AM

Hi All,I've been lurking on these forums for a little while now, after having built aircraft models as a kid I've been slowly getting back into the hobby this year.  

My 7th so far is to be a gift for my wife, and I thought I would document the build here.  

The top 4

 

 

 

My top 4 so far, the RX-8 was the second attempt at polishing

The paint for the Aston, My first time using Auto Paint, any advice on this appreciated, seems to go ok with a Tamiya Primer underneath, but havent tried sanding it yet. Using the roof from the F-50 as a guinea Pig.

removing seams from the model

More seam work

 

Engine Prep

Brakepads

 

 

 

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    March, 2017
Posted by Combat-Wombat on Thursday, March 23, 2017 4:48 PM

Not the most productive of week, I'm currently painting outside and between the rain and the shortening days its becoming a little challenging, but after a little more sanding the body is primed.  

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    March, 2017
Posted by Combat-Wombat on Sunday, March 26, 2017 4:41 AM

Amazing how quickly things come together once the paintings done:

 

I got the hobby design detail kit, which turned out to be for a vantage, but a number of the parts still work.

my first attempt at flocking, really really happy with the result 

The engine detail is awesome

completed interior shot.  

and the color.  Now waiting a week to sand as per the instructions on the can.  The test piece came up great.

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Posted by Combat-Wombat on Sunday, March 26, 2017 5:11 AM

 

I realised when I uploaded the weekends progress that I neglected a shot of under the car, this came up quite nice.  

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Sunday, March 26, 2017 9:35 AM

That looks like a great kit, and the build is coming along very nicely. I like the colour, too.

The paint appears to be a metallic, so keep in mind that you will have to clear coat before sanding and polishng.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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    March, 2017
Posted by Combat-Wombat on Sunday, March 26, 2017 4:28 PM
Yeah the test piece cleaned up fairly well, but the paint itself has a clearcoat that's recommended, and it certainly isnt going to buff to a high shine finish on its own so I was planning to finish with a clearcoat once I had shined it up.

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