1/24 Audi R8

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Pete

Sorry to hear of the domestic woes.

Car is coming on nicely despite all the issues.

ATB.

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Hi Pete..........Very late at looking in on this one ..........Wow, certainly a lot of work into this so far but seems to me that you will pull it off in the end. Love the black wheels as it will be a real "meat eater" when you put the final touches on it. Looking forward to the next update. Rick H. :thumb2:
 

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Trying to remember the last time I built a model car. I think it was around 1969!
This is a Revell kit repackaged for Marks & Spencer, so it's not just any Audi R8, it's an M & S Audi.
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Another charity shop bargain of course. One day I really must buy a kit from a model shop. You'll notice it says it includes paints, glue and a brush. Well, the paints and glue are there, but the brush looks a bit bald:
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The box was sealed when I bought it, and there are no brush hairs in the box so it must have been packed like that.
Sprues were nicely packed in plastic bags, one for each colour so 3 or less in each bag.
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8 sprues, plus the body, and separate vinyl tyres. I haven't noticed any flash yet. I'll have to get that 'chrome' sprue in a bath of bleach. What's the best finish for these polished alloy wheels?
There's also a nice decal sheet, and a small piece of plastic mesh.
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The thing that's been putting me off building cars is painting the body. I've never had much success with rattle cans, and when I've tried to decant paint from them I've just made a mess.
At the moment I'm thinking I might paint the body in Tamiya X13 metallic blue, as a change for the 'silver' that R8s often are, and I have an unopened jar here. Whether I can get a decent gloss finish is another matter though!
All suggestions welcome.
Hope to make a start tomorrow.
Pete
If your gloss is still an issue, in halfords they do a spray can made by simoniz of acrylic gloss, you can build up light coats and settles into the smoothest finish I've ever seen from a can(like glass!)and a very high gloss finish,won't need polishing,takes a little while to dry properly. I used on my 64 impala, used 12000 grit polishing pads on it (no polish) just to get rid of the few bits of dirt I got in the paint.
 

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If your gloss is still an issue, in halfords they do a spray can made by simoniz of acrylic gloss, you can build up light coats and settles into the smoothest finish I've ever seen from a can(like glass!)and a very high gloss finish,won't need polishing,takes a little while to dry properly. I used on my 64 impala, used 12000 grit polishing pads on it (no polish) just to get rid of the few bits of dirt I got in the paint.
Thanks, I'll remember that when I get closer to completion.
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Well, it's hard to believe I've done no modelling since June! Still struggling with plumbers and painters but I need to get this moving again. Dashboard is now finished, and the interior tub is complete.
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That is close to being installed on the floorpan, but that can wait until tomorrow.
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The next stages involve the various windows, which all have a frosted band around the outside, which needs to be painted black. That'll have to wait until my hands are not so shaky.P1160902.JPG
That'll do for now, hopefully the next update will be a bit sooner!
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Stalled again! I've had several tries at brush painting the black surround on the windows but none of them looked good enough. I could probably mask the front windscreen, but the rear and side windows are tricky shapes. The frosted areas don't show up very well on a scan, so I couldn't make my own masks, and the only ready-made masks I can find are in Hong Kong, and the seller states that delivery is usually 1 - 2 months but could be longer due to Covid!
I'll have another try at masking using Tamiya tape for curves. :disappointed2:
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Well, I've been over-thinking this. Time to man up and get on with it!
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Had to resize that one!
Then put some paint through the airbrush for the first time in months:
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I'll let that cure overnight. Might actually be able to do some building tomorrow.
Pete
 
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