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  1. Wow, that is one hell of a great Porsche. Very neat and clean, very well executed… Really great model..
  2. Thank you Jeroen, the kit is really excellent and I can highly recommend it. The wheels come with the kit, they are not aftermarket but I guess there are sagged aftermarket wheels for this kit.
  3. I hope the images are visible now...
  4. Great kit from zvezda with excellent fit and engineering...
  5. Amazing model, rellay very well executed and suberpy photographed. Congratulations Maybe the bottom part of the bike needs a little more dust and dirth for more realism...
  6. Very nice model of a great bike. I have built the same kit a couple of years ago, really a pleasure to build. Apart from the burnt metal effect, you could have also opened the exaust outlets...
  7. This is a great model, looks very realistic. Maybe you can paint door window edges with a transparent green for a more glass like look...
  8. Wow great attention to detail, especially the dashboard and the engine looks very nice and realistic. Very nice work!!
  9. Hello all, I have recently finished Tamiya's Honda S600. It is a tiny car, probably 2/3rd of a normal size car. The fit of the kit is ok, probably a little more problematic than recent Tamiya standards. Chromed everything with Alclad. Used tamiya spray white mixed with some tamiya acrylic earth to get a classic car color from 60's. Used automotive gloss as the top coat and applied alclad for the trims over it. Thanks for your comments... salih
  10. Thanks for kind and encouraging words.. The black base is decanted from Tamiya's spray can and shot with an airbrush at 13-15 psi (I guess). Tamiya spray paints are amazing with very good coverage and very short curing durations. For the gloss final coat, I used Standox 2k clear varnish, which is actually a 1:1 size car gloss varnish used in automotive body paint shops. The gloss is mixed with its own hardener and tiner. I shot the mixture in one session in my home-build paint booth and as quickly as possible because the gloss coat catches lint and dust very easily. I left it for a day or two to fully cure. Corrected a few spots with 2500-3000-4000 grit sanding papers and applied a polish compound, which was again produced for 1:1 car polishing.
  11. Why did you choose a less shiny surface? The clear coat will, in any case, make it shiny in the end?
  12. Instead of tamiya x-1 as the black base, I would recommend tamiya rattle can gloss black, which is more shiny and durable base for metalic colors...
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