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  1. I've also built this kit. My god I wanted to throw it against the wall but it was for a friend so I couldn't. At least with it being your car you have reference material right there.
  2. I've decided on a colour - Hayabusa copper. I wanted something a bit different for this build. Added carbon to the appropriate areas.
  3. Various techniques. But it's usually finding the best compromise.
  4. Great build. Loved seeing Norick on the 500 with all his hair out the back.
  5. It all depends on the subject. When it comes to motorcycles it unusual to have choice of manufacturer for any make or model. That said Tamiya has the best bike kits.
  6. Casting is an easy way to copy it. You can get clear epoxy resin. This is the silicone I use and clear epoxy resin. I'm sure you can find something similar where you live. Resin casting is a skill that's really handy for model building. I would cut and mould everything inside the box.
  7. Great detailing. It's really coming together nicely.
  8. Just received mine. There's a lot of plastic in the box. The likeness to Ripley is a bit iffy though.
  9. I learned from building Aoshima kits that you need to make your own tabs and deviate from the instructions where appropriate. The rear axle fittings really are wobbly and vague so I used Lego to help line things up. The front steering assembly fits well but this area really needs a lot of strength. I used a lot of glue here to make sure of that. A couple of shallow and minuscule bumps mark where the engine should go. Again applied lots of glue to make sure things don't move. Lots of glue, drop the cabin in, jiggle it around to make sure its seated correctly. I thought I could build it so I could switch between open and closed. Test fitting the body panels made me realise that it was one or the other. I'll build this open so I don't have to worry about fit. I have another kit to build closed up and I already have ideas to make it fit properly.
  10. Gorgeous build. They don't make cars like this any more.
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