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JuanjoDominguez

Aston Martin DBR9 Airfix 1/32

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I Agree with you Dave. Wil be nice to have more cars at this scale. To me, 1/72 air-modeler, 1/32 is BIG enough. 1/24 it's perhaps a bit too big... Although I'm planing a 1/24 for the next one :D

Juanjo

If 1/24 is too big don't look at any of the 1/8 builds lol they are massive

Shaun

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If 1/24 is too big don't look at any of the 1/8 builds lol they are massive

Shaun

If you need to sit inside the model to make touch ups with the airbrush you're not modeling, you're tunning cars :D

Just kidding, of course! No one take offence on this, please.

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No offence taken, it's great to see that there are some really stunning models in all scales. The 1/8 cars are really great but too big for me to display but the 1/43 to 1/32 are perfect to have lots in a small space and as you have shown with this build you can add proper realism to any scale

Shaun

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Now you mention 1/43... What a shocking surprise is the price tag of these scale kits!!!

I admit I'm a complete newbie when talking about car modeling but there must be a really small market when they need to ask such kind of prices for those tiny kits... Isnt it?

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One step beyond (Madness dixit)… :)

Finished optics... Its quite a bit of work to mask those thin black lines they have at the front ones...

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I added some metallic paper backing the rear lights to make them more reflective

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One pic showing the wheel/disk brake I forgot to include previously

And a couple more showing the general look right now... It includes some conic aluminum rivets that really improve the model.

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Hope you enjoy the pics :)

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Almost ready to go! I wake up early this morning as I cant sleep thinking about finishing the model...

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I've finished the main clear parts. I must admit I hate clear parts... When I was modelling aircrafts there were some minor clear parts but this is, with no doubt, the proverbial hell for clear parts haters :D

They were way too distorted so needed to sand them down to 3000 grit, then polishing with compound (two grades), then they need a Future bath, then they need a black frame inside.... Then you need to smoke tint a band on to the front windshied... And, if you still need a bit more, you need to put some decals on (this time colorado decals were undersized :( ) and paint the borders with a Tamiya enamel pencil to hide a bit the plastic thickness once in place... Lots of chances to screw it up and make you to start it over (again and again, Keane dixit)... Oh well :) This is modelling so a bit of pain is a must :D

I only need to glue every part in place... The last time I was in this stage was in 2008! So I'm a bit nervous... Still there is margin for dissasters so hope everything go as they must and allow me to call this a finished one (fingers crossed)

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I'm happy today.... seven years after my previous finished work (Sh60B 1/72) I can call another one a finished one.... Very happy indeed...

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There are things that could be improved, of course, but i'm very happy with the results... Mostly having in count that is my first civil vehicle and my first 1/32 model...

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Thanks a lot for all your kind words that really boosted me. This model is dedicated to all of you that participated in this thread. Thanks a lot ;)

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Absolutely stunning, what an incredible piece of modelling. :goodjob:

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STUNNING piece of workmanship!

Roger

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One thing I forgot to talk about was the fake air intake over the right rear wheel

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I replicated it by cutting a piece of paper with the shape of the intake and airbrushing it flat black. Then put it on a piece of thin plastic, as backing paper, and covered with Scotch invisible tape. I cut the whole sandwich leaving a thin stripe of Scotch tape.

Now you only need to remove the backing plastic and adhere in place...

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In the general pics of the model it seems there is an air intake just like in the real thing :)

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