Used to do this when I was younger, but I didnt have the concentration or
ability to do it right. Model kit cars.
Basically you get a bunch of unpainted plastics and go at putting shit together.
Today I bought my first one getting back into it. Its a 1983 Rothmans LeMans Porsche 956
The only sad thing is its apparently pretty rare so it will probbably be a long-ish (few months) build for me since I want it all perfect. Here are pix of another fully finished with some extras.
Guess I will update as I build, but its going to take a long time considering I have to prep and paint everything and then be very careful not to use too much glue and have it sloppy. Anyone else build any of these? I know a few guys on my other forum do.
Cool. I think we had a thread awhile back about model cars. I'm working on a 69 Daytona right now.
Good stuff. I think Chris-Knows started it or something, not sure. Got any tips for me, its been a while. Special glues to use, specific kinds of paint, etc. My old ones were slopy in the sense that I had excess glue everywhere, I want to be more careful this time around.
My buddy just bought me an apparently rather rare Supra model from
Ive never been big into them Id rather work on a real car
Working on a real car is more fun. but it's expensive, very time consuming,
and space consuming. Building a model car costs $20-$30 for regular
models, and instead of displaying those pre-built die-casts you get to take
pride in your work.
As far as paints, regular old testors and a brush is fine for anything that doesn't need to be perfect. For things like the body Testors makes some spraypaint that works quite well, and you don't need an airbrush. Decent airbrushes are a waste for most people, and are a decent amount of work if you're like me and only do 1/2 hr at a time since they have to be cleaned out thoroughly every time. For a really nice shine you can pick up a spray can of Testors Lacquer. Some people go nuts over painting and wash, sand, and prime surfaces first, seems crazy to me.
For glues I use Testors just because it's easy to find. Unfortunately it also acts as paint thinner which can be a mess. For things like windows and other places where you really don't want to see glue I use Micro Kristal Klear.
I got a Corvette around early 2007, and made some good progress, I got to
painting the body and messed it up, so I gave up. It's sitting in my
I just don't have the patience for it.
Cell phone pics (The car's kinda dusty, I haven't touched it in almost a year:
Here's where I really messed up. Apparently, you're not supposed to leave it to dry on newspaper lol
I used Testor's spray paint too, but I obviously did it wrong. It gives a good shine though.
I found 2 more I might grab, she wants 40 combined shipped for them. A
friend of mine will buy them cause he likes em and I will just build them
http://cgi.ebay.com/Toyota-CASTROL-Supra-Plastic-model-kit-by-Tamiya_W0QQit emZ190236825913QQihZ009QQcategoryZ145974QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewIt em
I think Im gonna try and do a highly detailed one.
Still trying to decide on what I want to do, Im thinking R8, maybe 360CS.
Any ideas and no run of the mill stuff like Enzos, Vettes, and 69 Camaros everybody does those. Oh and no race cars either please.
How about a Camaro and get vette wheels do the stripes and all...make it like your car...if I find an NB miata thats what I will do for sure.
Everybody does the cars they have and Ive alreayd build a REAL camaro I
just dont hink I could get into doing a nice model camaro.
I want to do a 355 and a NA miata and a NA1 NSX Oh and a 2000GT
lol those are all...non american cars...what happened man?!
Im not driving them. Just building a fake version.
I think they are all great looking cars, thats about the extent of it and the miata I just miss my old one.
Tamiya makes a kit for the NA miata
http://cgi.ebay.com/Tamiya-24082-Mazda-Miata-MX-5-1-24-1-24_W0QQitemZ150260 043559QQihZ005QQcategoryZ145974QQrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQcmdZViewItemQQ_trks idZp1638Q2em118Q2el1247
I tried these...wasn't very good at it, I go for the pre-built ones
just to note - tamiya also makes EXCELLENT paints. WAAAAY better then testors.
Mario that ferrari looks EXCELENT
yeah i was going to say the same, looks nice.
i used to make heaps of models when i was younger, unfortunatly i just dont get the time anymore.... :(
You guys do know that I didn't build those right?
haha i used to love to do that