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Old 07-02-2004, 09:45 AM   #1
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Lamborghini Silhouette

I snatched this Lamborghini Silhouette made by Crown as soon as I saw it.
The box art is really disappointing. Even I can do better than that.


Mold lines are everywhere as well as excess bits around parts.
This is what you get from the factory.


This is how it looks like after spending an afternoon removing mold lines, filling up the deep scratches and primer.


The body will be painted in a color similar to Tamiya's Telefonica blue or mica Blue.
Not sure about the color of the wheels yet. Chrome? BBS gold?
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Old 07-02-2004, 09:47 AM   #2
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Re: Lamborghini Silhouette

Awesome kit!! Paint them TS Gloss Aluminum?!
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Old 07-02-2004, 10:16 AM   #3
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Re: Lamborghini Silhouette

Either blue will be hot on this car.

Cool choice of subject..

I look forward to watching this progress.
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Old 07-02-2004, 11:12 AM   #4
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Re: Lamborghini Silhouette

That looks very promising. Great subject. Never seen it before.
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Old 07-02-2004, 02:22 PM   #5
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Re: Lamborghini Silhouette

Do you know if this is a re-pop of the Gunze kit? The Jalpa and Silhouette are my favorite Lambos and except for the Gunze kits, I didnt think anyone else made them in 1/24.
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Old 07-02-2004, 08:02 PM   #6
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LS, Otaki, Testors & USAirfix also made them in 1/24 besides Gunze and Crown. Now the problem is finding them.

I am not sure if this is a re-pop of the Gunze kit, but from the info shown at www.lamborghiniregistry.com, I would say it is a re-pop of the LS kit since they are motorized.

The above site is a goldmine for Lamborghini lovers so take some time to check it out.
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Old 07-03-2004, 06:50 AM   #7
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Re: Lamborghini Silhouette

looking FULLY SIK! im iwht tonio, gloss aluminium for the wheels. matched with the either blue will look s**t hot man.
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One unique project you got there. I really like the shape of this car!!! Just a suggestion... How about painting the body pearl white. A thought.

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Re: Lamborghini Silhouette

I think it would look really nice with a bright white or red with matte aluminum (to look like magnesium) or gold wheels. It would look nice if you drilled out the holes in the wheels to be more realistic, as well.
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Re: Lamborghini Silhouette

Cool!
Yeah I'm with the others, some sort of grey/silver finish for the wheels....That is if you use them - personally I'd get onto HLJ and order some of the Fujimi Lambo rims, I reckon they would be a bit more realistic looking....
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This is after 3 light coats of seaside blue. It will get darker as more coats are applied.
Can't continue painting because the airbrush spit paint on the body. I guess it is because of the high humidity. I had the AC and dehumidifier on but still...

7th_skyline. I will paint the wheels with Alclad II 105 Polished Aluminium and see how it looks. If it is bad then I will get some new wheels.
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Re: Lamborghini Silhouette

Cool!
Great Kit, i love lambos...
good colour choice! good paintjob as well, keep it up
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Finally got the color that I want with 2 more heavy coats of paint. In real life it looks a bit darker than in the picture.


I think the wheels look fine after some Alclad II 105 Polished Aluminium and blackwashing. What do you think? Should I replace them?


Also made new exhaust tips and you can see why.
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Thats very nice!! Paint looks awesome!!
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Re: Lamborghini Silhouette


wich scale is that model?
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