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  1. First off if you look closely the head lamp lens isn’t missing it’s there and can be clearly seen. Secondly, what bothers you with the seatbelts, well they are actually harnesses not seatbelts. So where else would you suggest I put them. If you look at a lot of cars fitted with “harnesses” this is where they put them.
  2. Cheers Bill, yep your right it is assigned to a car, it also belongs to the new owner of this car. The owners car isn’t a 350Z it’s a 370Z Nismo. Hopefully we are gonna get a photo of the two cars together pretty soon.
  3. Hi there folks, I’ve havent been on, on a while as I’ve been building this for a former workmate. This build is almost an OOB build other than the addition of Tamiya’s PE Upgrade Kit. The car was painted in Zero Paints Nissan Ivory Pearl and clear coated using Zero Paints 2K Diamond Finish Clear Coat. overall it’s was an easy is build, and I’m pleased with the finish. I hope you all like it as well. Cheers.
  4. Cheers folks you comments are very much appreciated. This by far is my favourite build I’ve done so far. Glad you all like it.
  5. Cheers Keith. The Reji decals I used in my opinion were probably the best decals I’ve used. They are very thin though.
  6. Hi there folks this is my latest build. Its Tamiya’s 1/24 Subaru Impreza WRC converted from the 555 spec to the car driven by Bruno Theiry on the 1997 Rally Du Condroz in the Winfield Tobacco Livery. The spec of the build are as follows. 1. Tamiya Subaru Impreza WRC Kit No. 24218 2. Reji Models Winfield Tobacco Livery and Resin Wheels 3. Hobby Design Photo Etch and Resin kit 4. Hobby Design Tyre Valves 5. Main body painted in Zero Paints Winfield Red, & clear coated using Zero Paints 2K Diamond Finish. 6. Remainder of the car was painted using various Tamiya and Vallejo Acrylic Paints. Anyway hope you all like it. Cheers David
  7. Cheers folks, yeh Bill that was deliberate, just another part that’s been altered
  8. Hi there folks I haven’t posted anything for a while, but I’ve been busy building a few projects. This is my latest finished build which is a Birthday present for my nephew. Here are the details. Kit:- 1/24 Hasegawa VW T2 23 Window Bus. Paint:- Zero Paints VW Turkis Green and VW Pearl White, clear coated using Zero Paints Diamond Finish Clear Coat. Additions:- Highlight Model Studio Front Safari Windows and rear number plate surround. Bare Metal Foil on the front and rear bumpers. Modifications:- The Bus has been lowered all the way round, by simply modifying the kit suspension. Anyway that’s it, thanks for popping by and having a look.
  9. Hi there I know the kit only came with a V8. I honestly didn’t know Audi did a real R8 GT road car, thus this was never intended to be a copy of a real Audi R8 GT. If it was going by images I’ve looked at on the net, the body shape, side blades, interior seats,rear wing, wheels, front splitter etc etc all wrong. Like most custom models, it’s my interpretation of how I’d like a R8 GT to look like, so as I have said it was never ever intended to be a reproduction of the R8 GT V10.
  10. It was mixed by Steve at Hiroboy on demand. I asked him to mix it up for me.
  11. Cheers for all the comments folks, it’s very much appreciated. Lawes87, the carbon decal on the roof is Scale Motorsport’s Hi Def weave in 1/20 Scale. The rest of the carbon is from Tamiya’s own carbon decal kit for the LaFerrari.
  12. Cheers Matt, that’s great, I’m still a bit off from that stage. If you are on Facebook have a look at my site DH Modelworx and you’ll see pics of my build. I’ve still to add build pics on here.
  13. Hi there this is another build I’ve finished recently, Revell’s 1/24 Audi R8. This one was a lengthy build, because due to house renovations I didn’t do any building between July and November. I started this car in June 2017 and finished it in Jan 2018.This kit isn’t Revell’s greatest offerings and required a fair bit of work, I could go on and on about the repairs I had to do to the shell.Anyway I hope you all like it. CheersKit :- 1/24 Revell Audi R8Paint Exterior:- Zero Paints Lamborghini Blu Caelum, Zero Paints 2K Diamond Finish Clear Coat.Paint Interior:- Tamiya and Vallejo AcrylicsUpgrades and Alterations:- Both side blades extended. Suspension lowered. Homemade front spitter. Various items covered in Scale Motorsport Carbon Fibre Decals. Aoshima Advan GT Wheels and Tyres. Hobby Design rear spoiler and real metal decals.
  14. Hi there folks this is the 2nd of 3 Tamiya Ferrari LaFerrari’s I’ve built to date.This car was originally going to be painted in Ferrari Giallo Modena (yellow), but a late change of minds from myself and my nephew saw it painted in Audi Nardo Grey. The car now belongs to my nephew.I know this colour will most certainly devide opinion, but myself and my nephew like it as it’s certainly different.Anyway thanks for looking cheers.Kit :- 1/24 Tamiya Ferrari LaFerrari Paint Exterior:- Zero Paints Audi Nardo Grey, with Ferrari Giallo Modena Pin Stripe. Zero Paints 2K Diamond Finish Clear Coat.Paint Interior:- Tamiya and Vallejo AcrylicsUpgrades:- Tamiya Carbon Kit, Carbon Decals from Scale Motorsport, Wheel Valves from Hobby Design
  15. Very nice build mate. I’m in the process of building the 2016 version. Quick question mate. Did you build the roll cage separately and place it in, or did you build it in the car.
  16. Hi there mate, I have recently bought this kit with a view to doing my first truck kit. Before I read your reply on the decals, I had quizzed a mate of mine who does some fabulous truck models, on the best way to do the decals for this kit. They way he suggested is almost like for like the way you have suggested. Like you he suggested taping the cab together on the inside, then laying down the decals, and then slicing through them to create the individual parts. After this has been done, he suggested them taking all the pieces apart and clear coating them before building the cab back up. Anyway good luck with the kit, it’s looking great so far
  17. Crackin build mate, another one that's in the stash waiting to get built
  18. Hi there folks that's the BMW M3 DTM finally finished. Like most Revell kits they are quite decent but let down in a few areas which hopefully I corrected. At the start of the build it was going to be a nice clean example, but I thought it didn't look quite right so I added a bit of weathering to it. It's the first time I've done any type of weathering, hopefully it's worked. Anyway here are the details of the build. Kit - 1/24 Revell BMW M3 DTM Driven by Martin Tomczyk during the 2012 DTM Season Paint Exterior - Zero Paints Alpine White 300, Zero Paints 2K Diamond Finish Clear Coat, weathered using Tamiya Smoke airbrushed at varying pressures and at varying distances from the car. Extras - Racing Decals 43 Carbon Decal Kit, supplemented with carbon decals from Scale Motorsport. Hobby Design Wheel and Brake kit. Hobby Design PE kit. So that's it, it was an enjoyable kit to built which wasn't to difficult as long as you plan well ahead with the panel fit. Again I'd like to say a big thank you to everybody who commented during the build thread, it's was very much appreciated. I hope you all like the photos of the finished car.
  19. Well folks it's finally finished. As you can see I've added a bit of weathering to the car, probably a bit much, but it's my first time doing this as I normally only do shiney stuff. Anyway I'll post up final reveal photos tomorrow. So again thanks folks and I hope you like it.
  20. Cheers folks, I feel like I'm on the final straight with the M3. Next up was all the glass work. Firstly I masked up all the glass for the black edges to be painted. I masked up all the centres and sprayed the glass Tamiya X-18 Semi Gloss Black. I then fitted them to the car using Microscale Krystal Kleer. As there is a decal to go on the top of the windscreen, I scuffed it with a blue soft Flory Sander. I then applied the sun-strip decals to the tops of the front and rear screens, and the rear side windows. I then fitted the front and rear wheels, the brakes and centre bolt.
  21. That is looking superb mate. Looking forward to seeing the rest coming along
  22. Next up on the R8 was painting the black areas and adding some carbon fibre detailing. So first up was masking up all the areas that are to be black and areas that are to be carbon fibred. I then painted the areas with Tamiya X-18 Semi Gloss Black. This is one of the side blades pre applying the carbon fibre decaling. I then made a masking tape template, cut this out on a sheet of carbon decal from Scale Motorsport No. 1020. I then applied this to the car, using Microset and Microsol. I did the same with the other side. I also carbon decaled the roof, with the pattern meeting down the centre of the roof. I also applied the carbon decal to the rear spoiler uprights. Next up I used real metal decals from Hobby Design. These decals in my opinion adds a real touch of realism. On the photo the front one looks lopsided, but I've measured it with a micrometer and it's fine. And that's it for the moment. Hopefully if SWMBO is out the house I'll get some final coats of clear coat on the body. So thanks for popping past and looking at the build. Many thanks.
  23. Nxt up was the engine. Not much to it but still better detailed than some engines I've built recently. All the bits and pieces of the main engine And built up And painted using various shades of Vallejo Metal Colors.
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