Honda STEPWGN Custom - Fujimi 1/24


Macio4ever
06-14-2010, 04:53 PM
This is my new "freestyle" project. I decided to experiment and do some scratchbuilding to convert boring Honda in more eye catching car.
I also plan to test some new paints and techniques.
The models is Fujimi kit - Honda STEPWGN in 1/24 scale.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/00.jpg

Simple and not particulary attractive car has been put into hands of japaneese tuner...

The plan
- New, bigger rims (Enkei GTC-01)
- Big (racing NSX) brake discs
- tinted glasess
- aero kit
- prismatic paint (Alclad saphire)
- sport double exhaust - similar to Honda Accord TypeR

Original wheels

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/01.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/02.jpg
Body sanded
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/03.jpg
Unmodified chasis
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/04.jpg
Silencer and exhaust removed. I will build new one when I fit in suspension and aero parts.
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/05.jpg
New wheels
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/06.jpg

Front suspension (Fujimi) modified using discs (Tamiya) and wheels (Aoshima)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/07.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/08.jpg
All done
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/09.jpg
New wheels
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/10.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/11.jpg

I have started building new aero kit. I will make fenders wider to fit new wheels and I will try to create something sporty.
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/12.jpg

Before any putty work I will build construction of bare plastic which I belive make the whole process easier.
When basic shape will be ready I will do some check outs with the wheels and will see what else can be done.


http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/13.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/14.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/15.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/16.jpg
I am pretty happy with the current outcome.
Front bumper is not finished yet - only lowered. I think I will modify whole front, make air intake wider (a bit like Evo X).

ravan17
06-14-2010, 05:58 PM
it looks great

potsie
06-14-2010, 11:08 PM
Great start. These people mover kits are crying out for the "tuner" treatment.

91p10nizmo
06-15-2010, 05:10 AM
Even what you have so far has transformed it heaps and it looks alot better all ready.

Drift F.C
06-15-2010, 05:26 AM
Even what you have so far has transformed it heaps and it looks alot better all ready.
:iagree: - Couldn't have said it better myself!

luchoteam
06-15-2010, 10:43 AM
Strange model you pick! But i like it....its getting a great look!

Keep posting news

Macio4ever
06-15-2010, 12:30 PM
Strange model you pick! But i like it....its getting a great look!

Keep posting news

I'm hardcore Honda fanatic :) that's why I am not afraid even of ugly ones.

Thanks for comments I will post some news soon.

Macio4ever
06-19-2010, 12:53 PM
Short update. Filler fun begins...

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/17.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/19.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/18.jpg

Wolf95
06-19-2010, 04:30 PM
Go honda heads!!! nice creation so far.

willimo
06-19-2010, 11:45 PM
Cool! You don't see these that often. Great work so far, the fenders and bumpers are coming along well. Can't wait to see more!

Macio4ever
06-20-2010, 03:31 PM
How do you think which bumper's air intake looks better - left or right?

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/20.jpg

ales
06-20-2010, 03:39 PM
Right

Wishieftrottle
06-20-2010, 04:05 PM
right

Drift F.C
06-21-2010, 03:09 AM
Right also!

Simas17
06-21-2010, 06:28 AM
Right !

luchoteam
06-21-2010, 10:12 PM
Another vote for the "right" version :iceslolan

Macio4ever
06-22-2010, 02:13 AM
All right :)

Thank you for the responses - it seems that build must go right! ;)

countach79
06-22-2010, 05:28 AM
just for good measure, i will throw in a " right " aswell!

opelix
06-22-2010, 11:13 AM
Right one's better. I think that the spoiler is missing some intakes also.

Macio4ever
06-27-2010, 06:42 AM
There is still a lot of sanding... but the basic shape is done. I think that I will install additional fog lights in the front bumper.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/21.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/22.jpg

luchoteam
06-27-2010, 11:43 AM
I like it...but i guess that with the fog light it will look a lot better, also you can put 3mm white leds inside the fogs and you will have real lights.


Keep posting, and good luck!

Macio4ever
07-18-2010, 10:22 AM
Some progress... Still a lot of sanding is ahead of me. Putty work it's not that easy as I thought :)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/23.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/24.jpg

Rear tire not in line - it is only dry fitted not glued.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/25.jpg

HA2003
07-18-2010, 11:05 AM
cool stuff man :loser:

Macio4ever
07-25-2010, 02:58 PM
New exhaust system for better performance :)

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/26.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/27.jpg

Tompidom
07-25-2010, 06:26 PM
Nice exhaust man. I would say go bigger but if you like it keepm.

Macio4ever
09-05-2010, 07:28 AM
Some painting progress pictures. I have to figure out how to take pics of Alclad Prismatic to show color change.
Bonnet looks strange - paint has very little (in scale) particles but it reflects light so strong that looks bad.

Next pics will be better...

Started with Tamiya Dark Mica Blue

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/28.jpg

Painted with Alclad and 2k clear

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/30.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/29.jpg

Simas17
09-05-2010, 09:32 AM
Thats really great color :)

hirg
09-05-2010, 11:16 AM
The paint is AWE SO ME!!!!

luchoteam
09-05-2010, 05:17 PM
wow! crazy color! i love it

Macio4ever
09-19-2010, 06:28 AM
Interior is done - simply OOB. I have added Honda logo on steering wheel. Panited with Tamiya Semi Gloss Black thinned with Gunze Leveling Thinner.
Seats - mix of grey and medium blue.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/31.jpg

hirg
09-19-2010, 08:46 AM
Good, good, GOOOOOD!!!

Macio4ever
09-19-2010, 02:31 PM
Half an hour of masking and 2 minutes of painting... Anyway - chroming is done.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/32.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/33.jpg

luchoteam
09-19-2010, 04:45 PM
Great details!

Macio4ever
09-26-2010, 07:55 AM
Another small update. I am not happy with tinted winodws (Tamiya smoke) and I will try foil for "big cars" next time.

H emblem and Mugen Power from Crazy Modeler set.

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/34.jpg

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/35.jpg

Macio4ever
10-03-2010, 11:41 AM
So close to the end. Spazstix tint has eaten Fujimi plastic and that's why rear side windows are so dark (I have darken them to reduce problem with Spazstix).

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/36.jpg

Macio4ever
10-03-2010, 05:26 PM
Wheels are on!

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b22/Macio4ever/Honda%20STEPWGN/37.jpg

Tompidom
10-04-2010, 09:54 AM
I like the small mods youve made to the body! Verry wel done!

youngkia1
10-04-2010, 10:46 AM
Cool. You have a nice work. I like the wheels dude. You did a great job.

Macio4ever
10-09-2010, 01:19 PM
Thanks for nice comments and watching :)

Gallery added: http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=6813167#post6813167

Khier
12-02-2010, 06:58 AM
I have this kit in my stash. I bought it only because it was so cheap. But now you turned it into a little piece of art. Now my question: what did actually eaten the windows? A tint foil or a paint?

Macio4ever
12-02-2010, 07:01 AM
I have this kit in my stash. I bought it only because it was so cheap. But now you turned it into a little piece of art. Now my question: what did actually eaten the windows? A tint foil or a paint?

Spazstix tint paint did it...

pharr7226
12-02-2010, 09:50 PM
Nice work on the van. I love the ground effects.

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