Post by mrversatile on Dec 1, 2018 10:56:29 GMT -5
Wow, just went through all your builds for the year, Leon, and while working and remodeling the home, I know what that is all about. I have to disagree with you though about armor vs cars. With the exception of the parts count of course, I think getting car models to look like their real 1:1 counterparts is much more challenging. Armor is way ahead of car models in detail and fit out of the box, and keeping that well applied paint finish neat and tidy during building is way tougher. If you screw up in armor you can just apply more dirt or chipping, and with today's tried and true weathering steps anyone with the patience and an open wallet can make an armor model realistic. Just my 2 cents though.
Autos are so much easier to build than armor. (Leon)
I have to disagree with you though about armor vs cars. With the exception of the parts count of course, I think getting car models to look like their real 1:1 counterparts is much more challenging. (mrversatile)
I think you're both right. Building an accurate scale model of a car is difficult but the result can be worth the effort, as Gil proved recently with that Charger. But building a car while accepting some shortcomings in the kit (which is often also the case in armour builds) can be quick and easy, especially in the case of kerbside stuff (which used to be the norm in 1:32nd scale, and still is with a lot of Japanese car kits).
And if it's not kerbside to start with, you can always glue the lid at the front shut...
Last Edit: Dec 2, 2018 19:19:42 GMT -5 by moramarth
Well done Leon!! You're not going to miss that in a hurry are you with that paint job???!!!??
Now where are my shades???
Ah, there they are!!!! 😁🤣
Seriously though a nice job!! I might be coming your way for some advice shortly. I was given an a 1/32 Airfix Aston Martin DBR9 for Christmas. I've not made anything that big or indeed a car in nearly 40 years!!😲
I see they are supposed to be all shiny and clean which is completely contrary to what I'm used to in both the model world and real life! 🤣😁
All the best to you and your loved ones for 2019!!
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Hello, and Happy New Year! A good time to try something different?
The 1/32 Airfix Aston Martin DBR9 has a Blue-and-Orange Gulf scheme (I think it may be the 2008 Le Mans Class Winner), and I'd be inclined to give it a go as an OOB build. If you got it as a starter set go with the included paint, but if you need to buy paint I believe there is a specific "Gulf Blue" (http://modelerssocialclub.proboards.com/thread/12719/finished-mcclaren-long-lemans-livery). But the Jaguar XKR GT3 which came out about the same time (they were available as a pair) had the original APEX Racing colour scheme but was later released in a "Fantasy" scheme (licensing issues?), so there's nothing to stop you throwing caution to the winds and doing your own thing! However, several of the 16 DBR9s built had more than one owner if you wish to find other authentic alternative scheme (I haven't checked for after-market decal sets). Finally, if your build goes south and things start to look rough, the "Mad Max" MFP could always use another Interceptor, or you could do it in post-apoc survival vehicle mode (Mad Max 2 style) which would solve the clean-and-shiney problem...
At the risk of encouraging further desertions, it's probably worth popping over to custom-model-society.boards.net/ and saying hello, you'll find a lot of familiar faces over there, - they're friendly and much more knowledgeable than I am.
Last Edit: Jan 2, 2019 3:45:09 GMT -5 by moramarth: Edited due to the original post being senile drivel (so not much improvement there, then)... M