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  1. Hi there mate, don't use sprue it won't work that well, there is various reasons for it. Use plasticard for it and it will work. Also what kind of Tamiya Extra Thin are you using, again I've found that the quick setting stuff is pretty useless for it.
  2. On with the front electric engine thingy, now wait for it you'll be blown over by the complexity of this part..... All the parts pre paint...... And after they were glued together, it's was painted in Vallejo Metal Color Aluminium. I'll add the drive shafts later, as no doubt I'll break them off. It was then glued into the chassis, there's a few other bits and pieces to be added so hopefully it would look so lonely in there, mind you it will never be seen again, as there is no front engine cover. And the chassis as it stands at the moment. Next up I decided to tackle the main body work, which unlike the engine, suspension etc, is quite detailed. The front bumper section in all its glory. This was then attached to the main shell. It attached at the front fine enough, but where it attaches at the front of the arch on the sides, this required a bit of persuasion as both sides bowed out a fair bit. It required a bit of heat and some instant CA Glue. In the end, the result was alright. I then primered the body in Zero Paints Grey Primer. I also primered all the exterior body panels, I'll post pics of these tomorrow. Using this primer was third time lucky. On my two previous times when I've used it, the results have been horrible. However for this time, I asked for some advice, to see what I was doing wrong. This time I increased my air pressure to about 30-34 and laid it down in numerous thin coats leaving about 5mins between each coat. What a difference and it will require minimum sanding. Anyway that's it for the moment. Cheers and thanks for taking the time to look at my build.
  3. I honestly think that Revell car kits are only put on this earth to frustrate the living day lights out of you. Companies like Tamiya, and Aoshima can get it so right but Revell.......right sorry rant over. (Well for a wee while). Next up was the remainder of the simplistic rear suspension. This was then painted up using Tamiya Semi Gloss Black and for the bright work I used Vallejo Metal Color Aluminium Next up was the brake discs and caliper which come as one part For this part I used the brake disc covers from the PE set These were then glued onto the kit part using CA glue. To take the shine of the PE part I just gave it a quick rub with some sanding sticks. This was to aid paint adhesion as well. I then painted these up with Tamiya Semi Gloss Black, before painting the disc faces in Vallejo Metal Color Dark Aluminium. I then gave it a coat of Pledge Kleer, and applied the caliper decals from the kit. There's only the pic of 3 of the finished discs, as I glued on one, then realised like usual I had forgotten to take any photos of the finished discs. Here one in situ with all the suspension and wheel arch in place. Here's some more pics of the completed rear suspension area. I attached the unpainted Plamoz wheels to see what they looked like. Next up the front electric engine/generator/whatever it's called.
  4. Cheers guys. The TET mixture, is a bottle of half used Tamiya Extra Thin, to which I've added small pieces of plasticard. Once all mixed in to a nice thickness, it is a great filler.
  5. Hi folks next up was finishing off and fitting the rear petrol engine. For the painting of the engine I could only find a few reference photos which bore almost no resemblance to Revell's paint call out. So first I painted the engine and all it's ancillaries with black primer then Tamiya Semi Gloss Black. Then all the parts I wanted to remain black were then masked off. The engine block was then painted up using Vallejo Metal Color Aluminium and Dark Aluminium. All the ancillary bits and bobs were again masked off the parts with the parts I wanted to remain black. The rest of the parts were then painted Vallejo Metal Color Aluminium and Steel. All the parts were then clear coated using the new USA Pledge formula. The chassis was then painted up using black primer, then Tamiya Semi Gloss Black. The swing arms were painted Vallejo Model Air Aluminium. All the parts were then joined together. The tiny exhaust outlet was also painted up using Vallejo Metal Color Aluminium and added to the chassis. Again thanks for looking.
  6. Its started already on the very first instruction, yep forgot to take photos of my progress, good start eh. Anyways this is the first part where the base engine is built up. And built up, not that impressed with the fit. So out came the TET mixture. This will be left to dry for a while. Next up is all the parts which make up the engine. The engine is lacking in detail, but its almost completely hidden so it's gonna be left as is once it's all built up.....I think. Next up are the horrid chrome parts which looked like this. And after 5 mins in Co-oP Bleach they looked like this. Much better. The only part I needed at this time is the exhaust outlet, which exits under the rear of the car. As you can see though the exhaust has no holes and just looks wrong. So out came the mini drill with a 1.2mm drill bit and it looks much better. Now my mechanical knowledge is basic to say the least, so when I saw that it has another outlet on the opposite side I haven't a clue what it's for. However like the exhaust the pipe isn't hollow so out came the mini drill to open it up.
  7. First up on my to do list is prepping the shell for painting. This will be done when everybody is out the house. The shell compared to other cars I've done recently was remarkably free from mould lines in the most awkward of places. There was a few on the edges of panels but other than that it was looking good. One area that needed fixing was a sink mark just at the bottom of the passenger A pillar. Out came my TET mixture. I then left it a hour or so and sanded it smooth. I've watched a build of this car on YouTube and this sink mark was present on that build as well so it seems a common problem. That's it for the moment, next up is the very basic engine and front electric motor. Again thanks for looking.
  8. Hi there folks this is my 4th car kit, and the second one for my son. It's Revell's 1/24 kit of the BMW i8. The car will be built up with a few additions from the Hobby Design i8 kit, and the wheels will be upgraded with ones from Plamoz. The car's outside panels will be painted in Zero Paints Ionic Silver. I've heard mixed reviews of this kit so I'm hoping it all comes together ok. Anyway here is the box pic. I dislike the word hate, but I can honestly say I hate the way Revell used to make their boxes (I haven't seen any of their new design boxes yet). So to make it easier to get access to the kit, I've taped up both ends up and cut the top of the box open. Now on with the instructions. And the kit sprues The horrible chrome sprue. This sprue will be bleach dipped. The decals The 20" BMW Turbine wheels from Plamoz, seen here with the kit tyres. The exterior colour paint from Zero Paints The Hobby Design PE kit. I don't know how much of this kit I'll use, but I'll as the kit progresses. Anyway that's all the kit details, more to follow and cheers for looking
  9. Now that would be a challenge. We will see how I get on with it, but by looking at the instructions, it's gonna take a lot of carbon work. As the kits for my sons birthday, I'll open the sprue bags up then, but looking at the chrome parts, they have got to be the best I've seen in a kit as they have been given a dull darken chrome finish. Only the door mirrors which are on a separate sprue have that horrible fake chrome finish. Also going by the instructions the car goes together very much like the Tamiya LaFerrari.
  10. I've got a couple of builds to do before this one, but looking at the kit, really impressed with it. It comes with two sets of body panels, one clear and one white. I'm a bit sadistic and really like doing stuff with the carbon decals
  11. I've been looking forward to this kit coming out for a while now. It's for my son's birthday in a couple of weeks. Thanks to Steve at Hiroboy it arrived today, the new Aoshima Pagani Huayra. Really gonna enjoy doing the carbon fibre on this one.
  12. Hi there, I'm also looking for a new spray booth, and I've been looking at the Graphicair A300S can you tell me the dimensions of the unit without the hood fitted. I'm short for space at my work area, so I'm looking to find out the depth of it, and how far it will sit out from the wall without the hood fitted. cheers
  13. Lovely work mate. Well done.
  14. Cheers again folks your comments are very much appreciated. Anthony I've just checked the pics I took of an A350 and your right, they should be round the other way. Typically with Revell though they have it wrong in the instructions. I do know better than to trust them. Its an easy fix as they are just PVA'd in.
  15. I've already notice some defects with it, the fitment of the wings to the body will need some attention. I agree the decals do look good