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Project City part 2- The Dashboard

Just a quick one for this stage of the build, the dash didn’t need as much detailing as the door panels. I added a stereo system, and the newly designed vent mounting coffee cup holder. All the Spinneyworld shop items used in this build can be found at https://spinneyworld.com/collections/honda-city-build

The Microace Honda City is available from Hobbylink Japan (affiliate link).


Project City- bringing the door panels to life

Time for a new car project.

The Microace Honda City is a simple kit, so I want to add some extra details. The first parts to get this are the door panels, with 3D printed parts replacing the flat moulded in features.

You can buy the parts used in this build at Spinneyworld.

The door handles, winders and armrests used in this part of the build were designed by Denilsonvm model cars, and can be found on Cults3D.

The Microace Honda City is available from Hobbylink Japan (affiliate link).


Unboxing 1:32 Scale R32 Nissan Skylines

What’s better than one Nissan Skyline? Four Nissan Skylines, of course.

I thought I’d compare two new models of the R32 Skyline- one by Mono, and one by Aoshima- with two older models from Microace. You may be surprised by the results.

I got all four kits from Hobbylink Japan. As the new kits are available in different finishes, I’ve created a link to every 1:32 Skyline model by the three companies, which includes older and newer generations, as well as the R32s (affiliate link).


New Mag for Auto Modellers – Model Car Truck and Motorcycle World First Look

A new model magazine has hit the shelves, dedicated to one of the subjects I’m interested in. I don’t remember there ever being a British model car magazine, so I hope it does well. Let’s have a look inside the first issue.

The magazine, and others, is available from Guideline Publications.


When is Airfix Not Airfix?

Unboxing two Airfix kits from the early eighties. But they’re not Airfix kits. Sort of…..

All will be explained in the video.

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Unboxing vintage hot rod kits

Some models I found whilst searching through the stash. These three hotrod/vintage Fords were a mystery to me at first. I definitely can’t remember where I got them from (it was probably Ebay ;-P), but I’ve got a better idea what they are now. Look out for one or more of them becoming builds in the next few months.

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Sorting a Model Car Scrapyard Car Boot Sale Find

Having bought a small job lot of model cars at the car boot, I sat down and sorted them, separating them into the ones I was interested in, and a few for Ebay.

Music: Avant Jazz – Disco Ultralounge by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 licence.

Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100319

Artist: http://incompetech.com/


On the Workbench 2020 – the CR-X and My First Gundam

The hope for this year is to build more stuff, learning and re-learning skills along the way. I’m also going to utilise products from the shop as often as possible, showcasing how they can be used.

First project of the year is the Honda CR-X kanjo-style racer. The Fujimi kit has gone together well so far, apart from needing to clamp the front subframe as the glue set. I have now reached the point where the chassis is complete, and so is the interior. But it’s being put aside for a while, until I get my hands on the colour shifting paint I want to use on it.


Honda CR-X Street racer - interior

Not the best image of the interior. I shall try to get a better one. This build, as well as utilising a wing and steering wheel from parts sets, has been detailed with bits from the Spinneyworld JDM Interior Parts set, and the Street/Track Racer set, and will sport the JDM Style Door Mirrors when complete.

The CR-X album is here, with more photos, and some commentary.

Whilst the CR-X awaits its paint, I’ve moved on to project 2 of the year- My First Gundam!

This is not the giant battle suit I had originally bought to be my first Gundam, because I got another one cheap on eBay, and decided to have a practice on that one first. I should have some of the scribing tools and detailing parts from the store by the time I start on the second build, so I’ll be able to see how they change the experience.

After watching *a lot* of Gundam build videos on YouTube, I have some ideas of what I’m going to do. First off, I’m welding all the seams, then cleaning them up. Then I’m going to look at improving the existing panel lines and maybe scribing some new ones. But I’ll still head off on my own tangents quite often.

One such tangent happened when I had a look at the shield, the back of which was far too flat and empty. I dipped into my tubs of old kit bits and ‘greeblies’, and added a ring and other pieces, to give it some depth. Few other parts will get this level of added texture, but I had fun adding all of this.


Gundam Mercurius Build - shieldGundam Mercurius Build- detailed shield