Tamiya 1/24 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VII WRC

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Hi guys,

I just finished up a 80's rally car and decided I wanted to improve my skills, so bought this as it was cheap at less than £20.

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So far I've just cleaned up the running gear, chassis and body shell, and got it in primer.

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look forward to this

can i ask what red paint you are going to use
 

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Paul, I'm going to use Tamiya LP50 (lacquer) Bright Red.
 

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Nice start Bob.

Out of interest did the booth lights come with it or are they all add on?

ATB.

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I have to say I find them really useful. I have plenty of light at my bench, but the extra in the booth helps to see where the paint has gone (for example when I was painting white primer on the white chassis) and also when doing wet coats of clear.
 

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I have to say I find them really useful. I have plenty of light at my bench, but the extra in the booth helps to see where the paint has gone (for example when I was painting white primer on the white chassis) and also when doing wet coats of clear.
Thanks Bob. I have done bright Lights doing through the cover and an LED strip across the top but it's still not perfect.

Thanks again.

Andrew
 

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Paul, I'm going to use Tamiya LP50 (lacquer) Bright Red.
cheers

i have a different Tamiya Evo kit and have been researching the paint to use..............cos i dont like Tamiya paint........ive found an equivalent Mr Hobby
 

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Morning guys,

Small update, I've spent the last week painting the body, chassis and running gear. This took a little while and involved some serious masking. I can now move on to the internal parts.

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Hi Bob
A lot of work done already. Looking great. The Tamiya lacquer looks to be good stuff.
Jim
 

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Cheers Jim. :smiling3:

Yes, I'm really liking their LP range, it sprays well, dries quickly and is very durable. Only downside is the lacquer thinner smell.
 

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A lot of great work going on there, well done you.

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Coming along very nicely ......What paint are you using for the bare metals under the car Bob?
 

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Cheers Si. :smiling3:

The metals on this so far have all been Tamiya lacquers, other than the bronze which is a Tamiya acrylic. They don't seem to do that colour in a lacquer yet. The red and blue were sprayed over silver which gives quite a nice anodised appearance.
 
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