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  1. Here are a few photos of the finished model. Everything went together quite easily but I did have some issue with the windows that, to be truthful just aren't very good in this kit. Other than the windows, all the other parts fitted together very well, and the additional detail pieces such as the side number lights and windscreen clips are a nice touch (included in the kit). Turned out pretty well, for a stock build, which is all the customer wanted for this one. Thanks Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  2. This is my latest commission project, I have been asked if I could convert this 1/12 diecast model into what is known as the "bullet" bus that was used as target practise as it sat abandoned out in the desert. I will be trying to recreate the model to a similar condition as the photo below, with the rust and old paintwork and of course all the bullet holes. I have made a start breaking the model down into smaller pieces, which have then been stripped of their original paint. The customer also wants the roof windows cut out, so I will now make a start on those and start drilling the holes prior to priming everything ready for paint. Chris http://www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  3. It will have a hi gloss when finished. That photo was prior to clearing, which I don't usually do over decals. Here is what will probably be the last update before this one is finished. The body has now been clear coated and the decals have held up very well with no damage. It has been drying for over a week so should be ready for sanding out the imperfections now. The customer decided he wanted something added to busy up the interior a little, so I have added a little wiring and plumbing bits. I think this will add a nice finish to the model, which has turned out to be a very enjoyable build. The kit isn't as polished as a Studio 27 kit however it still makes a very solid model. Once the bodywork is sanded and polished I will finish up by adding the exterior fittings, and bringing the two halves together. Chris http://www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  4. An update on the progress, After a lot of sanding and priming I was finally happy with the quality of the bodywork. The body panels on this kit were not either smooth of level but once that was sorted the red went on very well, and makes the effort worth it. Once that was fully dried I was able to mask off for the lower half black sections. and paint them black, I have now added all the bodywork decals as the lacquer on this build is going over them. So far, so good. I have also been working on the interior which I will cover in the next update whilst the clear on the body is drying. Thanks Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  5. Here is my latest commission project, this one is a 1/18 scale Tron Ferrari 512 BB 1978 LeMans resin kit. It is going to be built straight out of the box as the customer doesn't want any extra detail work adding. With it being a curbside body there isn't much that could be added anyway other then maybe some extra work around the dash and seats. The resin mould is pretty good, i've seen better but after a little bit of tidying up its just about ready for paint. As is pretty standard with my builds I will be using the Zero paints brand on this build. Everything else is pretty standard for a multimedia kit, parts have a good level of detail on them and after some cleaning up should produce a nice model. Thanks Chris http://www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  6. Here is the progress so far on the little Beetle. Nothing major wrong with the body out of the box, just a couple of mould lines which were easily removed. Primed, painted and a little bare metal foil added to the side features and then cleared in 2k. I will now start to work on the chassis and engine. Thanks Chris http://www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  7. I finally have a little time from commission work to start a little side project. After searching my stash I decided to go for this Beetle, which should be quick and simple. Its going to be painted with zero paints and cleared in 2k, with a beige interior. Might be a strange combination but its just paints I have lying around and I think the chrome on the body panels will look good against a dark blue. Its going to be a completely box stock build. Not looking for anything complicated. I have made a start on the body, sanding the seam lines out and given it a first coat of primer. to be continued..... Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  8. Here's a couple of photos of two diecast models I have recently stripped and repainted to match the customers original race cars. Chris http://www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  9. a couple of photos of the finished paint. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  10. Here are a few photos of a recent project. Its a repaint on a 1/8 McLaren MP4-12C. I was asked to respray it as there was some damage on the front wing which after repair was going to be unable to colour match just the wing. The paint is zero paints graphite grey which is very similar to the colour the car started in. On top of that I used zero paints 2k diamond pack. Now I just need to figure out how it all goes back together!!!! I will post some photo when complete. Chris http://www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  11. A little progress on the 1/8 DeAgostini Porsche 911 conversion. I have now epoxy glued the resin wheel arches onto the metal body. and started the process of blending them into the body shape which filler and sanding. More to follow soon. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  12. Here are some photos of the finished paint on the Mustang. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  13. Here are some photos of the finished model, apologies for skipping ahead in the build I have just been so busy to update my threads. all in all i'm very happy with the finished model, as I said at the beginning this is quite a different build for me but it worked out well. I would highly recommend this kit and detail set up to anyone considering this model. Thanks Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  14. My next commision build is going to be a 1/8 DeAgostini Porsche 911 conversion to a RSR wide wheel arches by m-tec, painted in zero paints Gulf Orange. There will be a couple of other modifications during the build, such as cutting out the number plate in the front bumper but I will come to those later in the build. This is going to be a complete build not just paint work as in my Mustang thread. I have already stripped the original paint off the body work, a little clean up still to be done. Next step is the add the resin wheel arches and then prime everything. Thanks Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  15. The body has now been painted in the Zero Paints Candy Purple, just need to add the stripes that will be silver, then a final clear coat and it will be finished. Thanks Chris http://www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com Hi Nick, I used Dials varnish and paint remover from B&Q, very simple brings the paint straight off.
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