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triumphfan

1966 Chaparral 2D - Fujimi 1/24

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Going to try for another completed model in this GB.

Fujimi Chaparral 2D. I have started fiddling with this one a few months ago but only glued the gearbox together so it should not break the rules.

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Steve.

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Great choice Steve, I love the Chaparral cars, I'll follow your build closely.

Colin

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Build of the Chaparral is moving along. I have been looking at some areas for improvement, there is a small moulded distributor at the back of the engine so I cut it off and replaced it with a pre-wired aluminium dizzy from Scale Dreams.

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The headlamps are white metal buckets with clear lenses and I thought they looked a bit crude. I tried scribing the detail on the lenses but gave up and will use some lenses with chrome backing rings from the after market.

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The air box has moulded in intake trumpets and is produced in clear plastic. I had some aluminium trumpets so drilled out the kit part and will replace the front and rear part of the box with clear sheet. This will then need setting to the correct height (with blu-tak) and the trumpets glued in place.

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Body has some moulded on body clips (Dzus fasteners) I marked the positions by drilling a small hole. Then sanded them off as they will be replaced with P/E fasteners.

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Wheels and tyres are almost done. Just need some air valvas making out of wire and the tyre decals applying, the tyres will then have a darkened acrylic matt varnish added to tone down the tyre lettering.

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Steve.

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Ooooh, nice choice!

I need to get my 936 project going again. Work's been too heavy, lately...

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To be honest, the best thing about this model kit is probably the box art!

Now got paint and decals on and clear coated. Done a test fit to make sure it will all come together. I am astounded at the excellent fit of the window parts. Now have the tricky job of painting the frames on them.

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There is a set of seat belts fitted and I am pleased with my modification of the intake trumpets. The chassis is very simplified with virtually no suspension detail to speak of. I'll paint the inside of the body matt black to make it dark as possible and try to concentrate on getting the outside as neat as I can.

After I took these pics, the exhaust got painted matt black, when dry it will get a flick of white pastel powder to give it the 'burnt paint' look.

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Still quite a lot to do but the back of it is broken so maybe I will get to finish two for the GB.

Steve.

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I love the shape of this car, what an absolute corker. I hope this one makes it to the finish line Steve.

Odd.

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Lovely work Steve... you have set a high standard and I hope mine is half as good. Just have to solve a few airbrush problems so I can clear the desk and start.

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Calling this one done, although I will have to do a minor touch up on the nose vents, just to make them a little bit sharper.

Pretty much OOB apart from P/E wiper from a generic set, seat belts and the intake trumpets (which are difficult to see!)

I am pleased with the finished result and I have a 2C and a 2E which will complete a very nice trio..... One day lol. 001-11_zpscfe920c9.jpg

Pics in the gallery......

All the best,

Steve.

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Looks great.

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It's the first time I see this kit finished, and you did great work on it. And in such a short time. Well done indeed.

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Thanks guys.

Jorgen, it is a simple kit but makes an effective shelf model with careful building. I really need to build some more full detail models as most of my recent stuff has been 'curb-sides'.

Regards,

Steve.

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