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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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.
  4. Now I have got both the upper and lower hulls finished in terms of adding all the parts, I have now begun to paint them both. Once this in complete I will be able to install all the wiring for the light set into the lower hull ready for them to go together. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  5. Yes there is a ridge cast into the body, but only runs down halfway of the roof. Here are all the pieces off the body that are now painted in the Candy Purple. Still needs the clear coat to be added after a light sand. Hopefully will have the main body section fully sprayed in the next few days. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  6. The body has now been painted with zero paints fine metallic silver which is the base coat for the candy Purple which will follow next. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  7. Here is another customer build project, this is the Roland Ratzenberger Simtek S941 from 1994. Standard build straight out of the box, using Zero Paints Simtek purple and Black. Just the seatbelts are a add ons. Thanks Chris http://www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  8. Here is the body now primed and ready for the first base coat of fine metallic silver. Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  9. Body pieces have now dismantled so they are easier to work with and stripped of the original paint. Other than a couple of little marks the metal body is in good condition so I can now move on to primer. Chris http://www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  10. Here is an update on the Falcon build I am currently working on. I now have most of the top hul section complete, work has now moved on to the lower hull section. I have also now started to work out the lighting kit set up and have installed the flat head blue engine LEDs. I will now get onto painting the upper hull sections. Thanks Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  11. Here is my next project, I have been asked to strip and repaint a 1/8 scale Ford mustang diecast shell. It will be repainted in zero paints Candy Purple over a fine metallic silver, and will be finished with the stripes redone in silver. Thanks Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  12. Something a little different from me, I was asked to build this B9 robot from Lost in Space by Moebius Models, so I thought why not. Here it is, quite a simple build, nice kit everything goes together well. Only real issue was the join lines that are in the centre of the bottom section which needed filling and sanding. The model would look very good with a lighting option and would not be hard to install during the build, this was not a requirement for my customer on this model though. Thanks Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  13. Here is the final update on the 1/8 Porsche RSR that I have finally got finished. Once the front end detailing was done the model came together pretty quickly, with just the windows and external details that remained. Its been quite a challenging build, I think fitment wise was the worst problem either due to the quality of the kit or the age of it. There was definitely a fair bit of warping of the body and especially the doors, The rear boot lid also gave me some issues. All in all I think its turned out pretty well for a stock build other than a bit of wiring detailing that I added, its definitely a kit that you could really enhance if a full replica was required, but I think built straight out of the box it still is a good quality model. I also made the changes to the seat belts to proper scale after the client agreed this was the way to go, thanks to Wim at bestbalsakits for offering the options to me that he had available in stock. Hope everyone has enjoyed the build, now it's time to move onto the next one, Thanks Chris wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com http://www.wardsmodelbuilder.com
  14. I've included a few more photos as the chassis section is now almost complete. I've added a little detailing around the front under the hood section, and the roll cage is now complete. This did not fit correctly out of the box and need a little manipulating to line up with the holes in the body section. I've also been able to get the engine installed, which I was expecting to be tricky, but was surprising quite easy as everything lined up correctly. Just waiting now for the body sections to fully cure before I can sand and polish them, the body needed a lot of adjustments made to the fitting brackets as the were very far off. Its not a kit that just goes together, needs a lot of tweaking both on the inside of the body shell and the top side of the chassis. But with a little trial and error and a lot of patience Ive got it to where i'm happy with it. Same goes for the rear spoiler, at the moment it doesn't fit the body opening and will need quite a lot of adjustment to make it fit correctly. Hopefully in the next update I will have the body finished, windows installed and finally positioned on the chassis. Thanks Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
  15. Here is the first update on the Falcon build, started work on the photo etched cockpit, fitted the parts of the kit of the main cockpit section. I have painted those areas of the model, along with the dish. I'm happy with the method of painting I have chosen as a base, and later when the build is fully complete I will add the weathering. Moved on to building up the upper part of the main hull with the many pieces of this kit that need to be added. and the centre cannon section which fits into the upper hull centre section. I have also built up one of the landing gear, using the photo etched pieces. The photo etched kit is going to add a lot of good extra detail to this model, and will be a very nice touch. Thanks Chris www.wardsmodelbuilder.com wardsmodelbuilder@outlook.com
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