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Honda CRX 1st Gen – Tamiya

When I visit other cities, I always try to visit a local hobby shop. While in Vancouver, I found a fun little shop and while I was there, I found this CRX. I wanted to add to my Honda Civic/CRX collection and I didn’t have one of this generation. Naturally,…

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MKI VW Golf Racecar – Tamiya – WIP

I always like earlier Golf’s and this kit being a race car version influenced me to build it. The four tone color scheme will be very challenging however I will do my best! Interestingly, other than the body, the color call-outs in the instructions are very simplified. The entire chassis…

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Subaru WRX STi – Tamiya

I’m hoping to tear through this kit quickly.  It is a simple curb side kit with the only real challenge being the detail work necessary to finish the chassis.  My plan is to sit down with this kit, come up with a plan of attack and focus on getting it…

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Ferrari F40 – Tamiya

This project is currently on hold. The F40 was Enzo Ferrari’s final effort before he passed away.  This is my favorite Ferrari.  I want this one to be nearly perfect.  I’m in no rush to finish this project.  I’d like to wait a few years as I work through other…

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NATCC Honda Accord – Tamiya

With my other kits nearing completion, at the time, it was time to crack open a few new kits. Many years ago, I bought two of these NATCC Accords.  I really don’t remember what I was trying to accomplish but I gave one of them away and kept this one. …

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Toyota MKIV Supra Turbo – Tamiya

Normally, I shave the wing off of kits because they look smoother without them, however it didn’t seem right to leave it off.  I decided to use the wing on this kit.  It was built mostly box stock other than the removal of some very ugly door handles and other…

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Honda S2000 #2 – Tamiya

I honestly couldn’t tell you why I bought a second S2000 kit when I did, but it worked out that I could give my mom one as a gift and then build one for myself. Other than some minor detail shaving, the kit is box stock.  The car is painted…

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1966 VW Beetle – Rework – Tamiya

Fundamentally, there was nothing wrong with this kit.  It turned out really well.  As with most restoration and rebuild projects, I will find a way to make it even better.  My original intention with this kit was to detail paint the wheels.  Since the wheels were glued in place, I…

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Honda S2000 – Tamiya

Originally, this kit was built in 2001.  I reworked it slightly to give it to my mom as a gift.  Her 1:1 S2000 has a black interior so I painted an all back one for her model.  I finished another S2000 for myself where I used the original interior I…

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Mazda FD3S RX7 – Tamiya

Pretty standard build.  I shaved the side turn signals.  They were too hard to detail properly so I shaved them.  I didn’t use the wing either.  The color is the same tinted Pactra silver that I used on the ’66 GTO. I was very happy with how well this kit…

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1966 VW Beetle – Tamiya

This kit is very shaved.  I shaved just about everything other than the head lights and tail lights!  All of this work created a very smooth bug.  The other big change was the wheels from a Toyota Corolla kit (the hatchi roku drift car) and the major suspension slam.  Looks…

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Cooper Mini – Tamiya

My friend Greg started this model and I ended up finishing it for him along with his Lincoln project.  The mini was almost completely shaved.  In real life, it would be hard to do the same, but it looks great on the model.  Finished in British Racing green. Completed: May…

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Honda S800 – Tamiya

This car is really tiny. At the time of the build, I wasn’t very confident in my sanding and polishing skills and given it’s size, I was worried about causing problems.  I would almost like to build another considering my current skill set.  It was a fun build and it turned…

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Mazda Miata 1st Gen (NA)

This model was built for my dad for father’s day.  Over the years, I’ve added more and more detail.  The most recent addition is the side markers and 3rd brake light.  I used Bare Metal foil for the backing and Tamiya clears for the lenses.  Completed: 1998

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Z31 Nissan 300ZX Turbo – Tamiya

This was built this for a friend of mine.  We did the best that we could to match the colors to his real version of the car.  This kit was also the first one where I used Parafilm for masking.  I’ve been hooked ever since!  Overall, the kit turned out really…

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