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Old 05-08-2020, 03:45 PM   #1
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Tamiya 1/24 MAZDA MX-5 Miata NA BRG Edition

For the longest time I wanted to do a NA Miata, but couldn't find the time - not seems like as good of a time as ever!



The kit is good old Tamiya*24085* - pretty old kit as Tamiya made it right after the car release in 1989 - this will be a JDM version, so RHD.



Curbside, but good detail.



Plan is to build mostly box stock, but maybe will add a few bits here and there.



This will represent a BRG edition car, with saddle interior - similar to this:

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Old 05-09-2020, 07:07 AM   #2
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Such a cool kit and I'm sure you will do it justice.
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Re: Tamiya 1/24 Mazda MX-5 Miata NA BRG Edition

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Such a cool kit and I'm sure you will do it justice.
I'll try to do my best!

I have a small update - body was cleaned up and everything primered.

IMG_1424 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

I also re-scribed all panel lines, and for such a small car there was a lot!

IMG_1426 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

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Painted with Tamiya TS-9 decanted and sprayed with an airbrush. Cleared with 2K.

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Also painted the hardtop.

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Old 05-11-2020, 08:09 PM   #4
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Paint is looking great!
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Old 05-12-2020, 09:04 AM   #5
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Paint is looking great!
Thanks man!

I have a small update - the body was masked off and moldings were painted satin black:

IMG_1540 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

Since it was all masked, painted inside the shell as well:

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Did the panel lines, polished the paint - now it shines properly!

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Painted small chassis and suspension bits in their base colors:

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Then detail-painted and washed everything:

IMG_1546 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

Assembled front and rear suspensions:

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And the chassis is ready:

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Assembled the wheels to mock-up and check the stance:

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Looking good!
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Re: Tamiya 1/24 Mazda MX-5 Miata NA BRG Edition

Had to mix interior color to match the photo from the following colors:

IMG_1459 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

Don't know the exact proportions, but I'd say something like*10:3:1

IMG_1460 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

Color turned out to be spot on, very pleased with it:

IMG_1538 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

Detail painted all interior bits:

IMG_1551 by Italian Horses, on Flickr

Dashboard completed:

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And finished interior. Added some seatbelts since this is a convertible and interior will be easily seen.

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Stunning!
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Thank you!

The model is complete. I have finished all glass pieces, taillights, headlights, mirrors, decals:





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Couple of finished pix with the hardtop:




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Very nice.
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Re: Tamiya 1/24 Mazda MX-5 Miata NA BRG Edition

Wow, that body is like green chrome. Interior is top notch, super clean and perfect.
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Wow, that body is like green chrome. Interior is top notch, super clean and perfect.
Thank you guys! Green chrome, never heard that!
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