Hasegawa 1/24 Lamborghini Miura P400 SV

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Thanks Mick. I was up early this morning to get some engine parts painted, it's getting addictive!
 

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I was up early too but that's because my boss would have kicked off if I hadn't, bloody work
 

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I've taken some time off to fit a kitchen for my mum. Getting my modelling fix in early before running around to CEF & Screwfix picking up supplies for today's messy job of chasing out the walls to fit new circuits for cooker, hob and extra sockets.

(Fear not H&S fans, this will all be checked & terminated by a qualified sparky / mate :smiling3:)
 

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Always handy to have professional mates:smiling2:. Once rewired all three floors of a 100+ year old carriage house house reno with six guys from the plant team. Cost me lunch & a case of beer + materials. The 250 amp service replacing the two 25 amp buss fuses was permitted and checked out by a certified electrician though. PaulE
 

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Yes Paul, the wife is a manager at an electrical inspection & safety company so has loads of sparkys she can call on. The main currency there is beer too, must be an electrician thing :smiling5:
 

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Evening Andy,

Late to the build as usual and I have missed a bit. I must say that the interior work is fine as wine and looks tighter than a duck's butt!!! You just have a natural knack for these things….

In my honest opinion, I love the color of the primer coat and think it would be great for the end color. You see a lot of cars today that are finished in matt colors and they do look good. It's your baby sir and (pardon the pun) Drive On!!!!

Prost
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Thanks Allen, glad you like it.

Very little progress in the past few days as I'm under time pressure with the DIY thing. I've been delayed waiting for tradesmen to fix some nasties I uncovered along the way so my schedule has gone to pot. Two more days would have seen a fully working but undecorated kitchen, which was my aim, but I'm back to work tomorrow so it'll have to wait.

I've painted a few matt cars and whilst they look nice they really are a bind to work on. Any slight imperfections like dust spots can't be sanded and polished out (or you'd have a shiny spot) so it has to be perfect first time, or it's back into the booth for another go. Peugeot and Citroen even do a matt textured finish on some of their cars. That really is a laugh as you have to match the colour, texture, and gloss level, which varies from the factory and between panels on the same car!
 

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I saw this in Germany - for cleaning the matt finish:P1100160.JPG
IIRC it was 195 euros!
Here's the car to use it on:
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(it's not a hover-Lambo, it's on a single post lift with the engine out).

But I think this one is rather nice too:
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I suppose if you can afford the car then the dedicated cleaning products are pocket change.

Always loved the LM, it just shouts excess.
 

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Progress is slow what with everything else I have going on, but still moving forward :smiling3:

Partial engine has been painted, washed & fitted

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Then all these bits needed putting on. Thankfully the instructions are very clear and give an assembly order. If only they had made painting those springs easier! I ended up kind of dry brushing them, which as you can imagine with red over black, took a lot of coats.

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And the end result. Air filters need a bit more work on the black seam/rubber seal and they have some decals to be added, but after 2 G&T's my hands weren't getting any steadier :smiling5:

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