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Cooper645

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  1. Was only going to strip it in order to respray another colour instead. I’ll see If I can accept it when I next open the box to finish it off. On hold currently with another competition build taking precedence. then this is back on the table, followed by finishing a DBR9
  2. @Bandsaw Steve thanks for the update. Consider the need satisfied. .... for now I look forward to more when ever it may be
  3. The pen can be covered with a JDM style vinyl . and I thought black to go with the window trims. Probably do the sills black as well
  4. Ok, so whilst the next Comp build is on hold for dating I took some time out to polish the Subaru. I knocked polished a couple of the door handles a bit much, so will need to figure a way to sort that out, but in natural light and polished it doesn't look too bad. I even bought some IPA in preparation to soak the shell and start again. (Still might....maybe redo it tango orange with black roof and accents) The two spots on the rear right quarter are marker pen that never covered at all. The more I look at it, the more I want to strip it. Thought I would keep you posted on this one. The competition piece will find its way into the RFI section when the comp is finished. Incidentally the taxi I did took first place in the last comp. Coops
  5. Estimated shipping date - 29th June 2020 2 versions available Option 1 Option 2
  6. Does she read this forum? There are members who need to see progress. It’s for the greater good! merely a reminder of a time that I’m sure many of us went through, drifting away from modelling as life gets in the way. Many of us have since returned. i have to say that more people are video calling friends and family more than they normally would, which is great as many us don’t take the time when life is too busy. looking forward to some more progress along with the rest of the baying, frothy mouthed crowd. maybe this weekend
  7. Household bleach will strip chrome too
  8. Best of luck, what a nice fellow to return it rather than send it on to its demise.
  9. I currently have 3 WIPs, with another build to start today. But.....1 is on hold until post lockdown, 1 is nearly finished 1 is looking like it won’t take much longer and the one that’s starting today has a 1 month deadline. So the bluebird could find its way to the bench around June
  10. I used Vallejo Mecha Black primer, with Mr Colour Gold and Mr Clear Orange. The Lacquer was the usual Halfords own that was fine when i used it over the same combo with clear red on the taxi. I'm hoping a polish wil help tidy it a bit. Its not unbearably awful just not what i had in my head
  11. So an update, The body shell was all going well, unitl i put the clear coat on, it seems to have reacted oddly to the clear orange over gold that i was going for. I will let it harden off and polish it up any how, and mark it up to a lesson learned, to spoon test all paint combinations ona spoon before the car shell. The interior is finished and the underside providing a rolling chassis. Still need to do the odd few details and windows before the final build, no major rush as the body shell still needs a couple of weeks to harden off. Cheers for looking, Coops
  12. @JeroenS I happen to like the wagon look myself, too many people think about the WRC Imprezas. This is not that. I may even get a roof box for it. I may drop it a little, I considered going widebody but the rims I wanted to use were too wide, it looked ridiculous. May have other rims in the spares box, I’ll have a dig about. @Spiny . This is not going to be blue, for 2 reasons, everyone seems to do Imprezas solely in blue and I am not following the crowd, secondly, I have too many other blue models currently on the shelf. (Black primer) dodgy lighting @Schwarz-Brot I’ll do my best for quirky, I had even considered hydro dipping this one......and still might No progress tonight, I walked the dog in search of a good sunset photo, managed a couple of OK ones, not great but just a bit meh. Coops
  13. So, seeing as the lockdown and social isolation continues, i thought i would grab another box down off the shelf to occupy my evenings. As the titla and tags suggest it is the Subaru Impreza Sports Wagon WRX in 1/24 from Hasegawa. A nice little curbside kit that should go together well. The mouldings lok crisp with minimal cleanup looking to be required. There are a few parts in the box not required as it looks like some Impreza sprues with the Wagon stuff added on top, so the kit bash spares box continues to grow. Included are some window masks for the clear parts which is a welcome touch. This should be another fairly quick build i hope sue to the time avaialble, but i'm still undecided on colours. Any suggestions are welcomed of course. The carpet is likely to be getting flocked in a charcoal/anthracite, but the rest is currently up for the vote. Maybe even some homemade decals are an option (Possibly) Here is the box art and the first load of parts enjoying a coat of primer. Thanks for looking, Coops
  14. I can confirm there is nothing simple about it Best if luck
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