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Old 07-31-2019, 12:54 PM   #1
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Tron 1/18 Ferrari 512 BB

Here is my latest commission project, this one is a 1/18 scale Tron Ferrari 512 BB 1978 LeMans resin kit.



It is going to be built straight out of the box as the customer doesn't want any extra detail work adding. With it being a curbside body there isn't much that could be added anyway other then maybe some extra work around the dash and seats.



The resin mould is pretty good, i've seen better but after a little bit of tidying up its just about ready for paint. As is pretty standard with my builds I will be using the Zero paints brand on this build.



Everything else is pretty standard for a multimedia kit, parts have a good level of detail on them and after some cleaning up should produce a nice model.

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Re: Tron 1/18 Ferrari 512 BB

Looks huge! Good luck with the project Chris.
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Re: Tron 1/18 Ferrari 512 BB

An update on the progress,

After a lot of sanding and priming I was finally happy with the quality of the bodywork. The body panels on this kit were not either smooth of level but once that was sorted the red went on very well, and makes the effort worth it.



Once that was fully dried I was able to mask off for the lower half black sections.



and paint them black,



I have now added all the bodywork decals as the lacquer on this build is going over them.



So far, so good. I have also been working on the interior which I will cover in the next update whilst the clear on the body is drying.

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Paint/decals look great!
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Re: Tron 1/18 Ferrari 512 BB

Here is what will probably be the last update before this one is finished. The body has now been clear coated and the decals have held up very well with no damage. It has been drying for over a week so should be ready for sanding out the imperfections now.



The customer decided he wanted something added to busy up the interior a little, so I have added a little wiring and plumbing bits.




I think this will add a nice finish to the model, which has turned out to be a very enjoyable build. The kit isn't as polished as a Studio 27 kit however it still makes a very solid model.

Once the bodywork is sanded and polished I will finish up by adding the exterior fittings, and bringing the two halves together.

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Wow very nice update!
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Here are a few photos of the finished model.



Everything went together quite easily but I did have some issue with the windows that, to be truthful just aren't very good in this kit.





Other than the windows, all the other parts fitted together very well, and the additional detail pieces such as the side number lights and windscreen clips are a nice touch (included in the kit).





Turned out pretty well, for a stock build, which is all the customer wanted for this one.

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Re: Tron 1/18 Ferrari 512 BB

Such a cool looking car. I have this in 1/24th scale - hopefully will get to it one day!
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