JeroenS Posted June 8, 2022 Share Posted June 8, 2022 Hi all, this is a build I've kept off the books so to speak, working on it every now and then over the past couple of months. The kit was a birthday gift from my kids who went to the model shop together (well, they're adults, so that in itself wasn't an achievement) and looked around until something caught their eye. And they did very well indeed, giving me this: And I must say, this is a really nice little kit. Nicely moulded, excellent fit, just really good. So the build was a fun one. I knew right away that I, for once, wanted to do my best to make a nice shiny vehicle. I think you know by now that it's normally not really my cup of tea! But I went for it. And gained more respect for everyone of you who gets these great looking results every time. To make matters worse for me I decided I wanted this one to be black with chrome trim. Because when we at Van Dordt go out riding, we ride in style! I only made a few pics during the building phase, but maybe it will give you an idea of what this kit has in stock. These are all the major components, not that many parts and they all go together well. I noted moulded on seat belts, on proper supports. You could sand the belts off and make real ones easily. Also, there's a headliner provided which I think is very nice! The interior detail, which I pretty much left alone, I just painted it a nice colour to match the black. The engine is good, way better than the T1 kit's anyway. There are hinges provided for both bonnets but I glued everything shut. Plenty of room for detailing though. I didn't have much to do in terms of cleanup, the body is well moulded. Just some slight sink marks around the head lights on the front fenders. So this was paint. Tamiya Gloss Black over Mr Surfacer Black, all thinned with levelling thinners of course. Tamiya X22 clearcoat. I was actually pretty pleased with how this came out, I was very careful not to get dust on it and it worked out fine. But... it's kind of nerve wracking! I don't normally care that much. Polished with the Tamiya compounds which I bought for this build because I wanted to try them out. They're a keeper for me, although they'll probably last a good while Pretty good for a truck builder if I say so myself However, this may well be the last time I do this, especially in black! The photographing was horrendous! It all looks fine, take a picture, open it on the laptop: dust everywhere! I really struggled to get some decent shots. Wiping, blowing, brushing.... The above photo may well be the cleanest one! Anyway, that's probably enough waffling, let's have those pics then. Please excuse the specks I couldn't seem to get off. I printed my own plates using the Silhouette cutter to make the stencils. All chrome is Greenstuffworld Chrome, either sprayed (wheels and bumpers) or brushed (the rest). The strip on the doors is BMF, my first time and I really struggled, redoing some parts until I was happy. It's a really small strip. I learned not to put it down too tight right away, but just lightly. Then cut, then trim if needed and rub down properly. The chrome on the wheels is better than on the bumpers, I sprayed a little too thick there but I kept it like this, because it doesn't look odd on a bumper. I think those wheels have a nice realistic shine on them. I like this chrome, it dries fast and you can handle it all you want, it won't come off. All windows go on from the outside which I like a lot. It really is shiny. Bonus shot I really enjoyed this one, and I learned a few things along the way too, so that's a win-win. I hope you like it. Thanks for watching! 37 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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