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Tamiya SARD Supra GT

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  • Member since
    October, 2017
Tamiya SARD Supra GT
Posted by JeroenM3 on Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:22 AM

Since its not really build after the race car specs, i thought id put it under the tuner section.

Started this build roughly 4 years ago, did the first 2 steps but got bored of it. Started it 2 weeks ago again, and made a few pictures along the way (sadly not as many as id hoped, but i didnt know forums on these even existed yet, since then i made more pix for other builds im working on...)

Here some pictures of the build coming along:

Practically how i found it in the box after 4 years (little assembly done and paint before taking the picture):

Any tips for glueing windows in? i use Revell Contacta Clear (with a brush connected to its lid), as this is just hideous

First sticker i ever placed... I absolutely hate this part of every build (can anyone tell my why these stickers rip so easyand how to prevent it? i placed them for roughly 10-15 seconds in warm water as written in the instructions)

2nd sticker went little better, but overal, all stickers on this car were still hideous (i made this car a practice project direct after the windscreen sticker)

Then i made a "booboo" when gluing the spoiler on...

Decided to change things up a little, and made the seat black with red, and a golden rollcage

After the mistake with glueing the spoiler on i decided to sand the whole car down, after pulling the decals off (any one know if you can get them on again? i managed to pull a few off completely withour ripping it or anything), primed the car for paint, and decided to go for TS-52 (Tamiya candy lime green spray can), this is the first coat on:

2nd layer:

3rd and final layer:

It was only after a friend of mine who passed by said: "where is the spoiler?" that i realised i forgot to glue the spoiler on before paint... mmhmm do i risk another mistake or leave it spoilerless.. havent decided yet

sadly i found 2 small mistakes in the paint i missed with sanding (also after priming the car) :

So far im quite happy as this is the first model build im actually taking my time for (2nd model in total and actually enjoy building, not like the street supra i once made) The car is now sitting as is, and ready to get its layer of clear coat. Ill keep you all updated

  • Member since
    December, 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Thursday, October 26, 2017 6:33 PM

The paint turned out very nice. Looking good so far. Unfortunately I can only see the last photo.

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

Trevor

  • Member since
    October, 2017
Posted by JeroenM3 on Friday, October 27, 2017 3:17 AM

Bainford
The paint turned out very nice. Looking good so far. Unfortunately I can only see the last photo.

I just noticed... hoped photobucket would work, guess not, however they work for me now...

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