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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





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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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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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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


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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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Posted by Combat-Wombat on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 5:29 AM

Running out of things to do while waiting for the paint on the body to gas out

seatbelts going in

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Posted by Combat-Wombat on Thursday, April 06, 2017 6:45 AM

 I ended up doing another coat of paint, so waiting another week for the paint to cure before clear coating. Running out of things to do, but most of the body detail I can do before the clearcoat is now done

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Posted by Combat-Wombat on Friday, April 21, 2017 6:11 AM

So we're finished! Sanding for the top coat went well and it passed the mirror test, being as reflective as the RX-8.  The metallic paint makes getting good photos hard with the flecks appearing a lot bigger in photos then they look in reality.  

All the parts went on well with the exception of the headlights which were terrible to fit in.  There are some parts for my next project, an Aventador for my daughter in the background in some of these shots.  I forgot to get an engine shot, which looks exceptional when assembled.

I splashed out on a display case from aliexpress for the model, its shown here on the base with some checkerboard wrapping paper underneath

The Sign included with the kit is great with a little stand made out of scrap


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Posted by Combat-Wombat on Friday, April 21, 2017 6:27 AM

Changed the lighting and added an engine shot, I love the way the Engine in this model builds as the layers are added. All in all this is a great model whether you have additonal metal parts or not.  Everything fit together great, and even the parts that were difficult were a good fit when you finally got them seated.  The duplicolor paint was safe to use without a primer and sprays on fine, though does need a clearcoat, so highly recommend it if you are starting out.  You also get a larger amount for the same price in Australia


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