ddavidv UltimaDork
11/29/22 6:37 a.m.

Yeah, I know, Christmas and all of it's time sucking crap is also approaching. But, shouldn't we at least be planning our next great builder's contest? I'm already a quarter of the way through my first build of the season.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
11/29/22 9:28 a.m.

Cool and eager to see some more builds. 

Javelin MegaDork
11/29/22 2:22 p.m.

Good call! We should do that. 

BenB HalfDork
11/29/22 3:54 p.m.


ddavidv UltimaDork
11/29/22 6:38 p.m.

We'll need a theme. And probably shouldn't launch the official start until the new year.

vwcorvette (Forum Supporter)
vwcorvette (Forum Supporter) UberDork
11/29/22 9:35 p.m.

This I started Nov 1st. Slooooooow progress. It's a mashup of a beetle and the Porsche Indy car. Inspired by the Hammerhead VW posted (I think) in the hotlink thread.

Noddaz PowerDork
11/30/22 7:04 a.m.

Dang it!

I need to get to work.

BenB HalfDork
11/30/22 8:43 a.m.

My Tamiya FD RX-7 was going great until I smurfed up the paint. Alcohol usually does a good job removing paint, but not this time. Transferring to brake fluid tomorrow.

Claff HalfDork
11/30/22 11:21 p.m.

Whatever is decided on, I'm in. Haven't touched anything model-related since February.

ddavidv UltimaDork
12/1/22 7:49 a.m.

I'm currently working on this. 

Old Monogram kit, nice easy build to get me back into the swing. 

Blitzen6 New Reader
12/9/22 12:20 a.m.

I've got a few kits lying around, begging me to start on them. I haven't built a model kit since I was a kid, but I think it may be time to change that up.

TurnerX19 UberDork
12/9/22 11:28 p.m.

Well timed thread this. After a summer and fall entertained by a certain 1/1 scale X1/9, I just did a quick little build of a 1/35th scale Land Rover for slot track scenery. It will be at the pump filling dump cans. It still needs to be a little scruffier. Also took a chance on a damaged box kit at deep discount. A subject I have wanted to build since they were new cars. See photo of box damage. Kit is perfect. Body already primed. Increadibally complex molding on the body shell and inner structure parts. More photos of that as it progresses.

BenB HalfDork
12/10/22 10:50 a.m.

I've got the Gulf version of that McLaren kit. I haven't built it, yet, but if it's anything like the Aoshima Murcielago GT1 kit I recently built, it should go together really well.

ddavidv UltimaDork
12/12/22 7:06 a.m.

What is it with Revell decals? Either they are too thin and tear when you try to install them or they are too thick to lay flat, even with judicious application of Solvaset. 

Kudos to Round2 for actually supplying decals that work.

TurnerX19 UberDork
12/15/22 11:39 a.m.

I am building the McLaren as the all orange completely unadorned car that was at the 2006 Gooodwood Festival, I believe owned then by Ralph Lauren. Pure sculpture. Paint is Tamiya brilliant Orange over red primer. The color photographs odd under much of my home lighting. The pic of the parts tree against the black background shows it best. Lots of body parts here, wonderfully well molded. Two tiny sink marks next to the nose opening and a slight seam across the rear fenders that needed only a little sanding and on to color. Not a whole lot of "body" on the main molding!


ddavidv UltimaDork
12/21/22 7:27 a.m.

1980 called. Monogram wants their molds back. 

Turned out okay despite decal struggles. A very easy kit to build except when it wasn't.  Full review on my YouTube channel.

BenB HalfDork
12/29/22 7:09 a.m.

Last two for the year. Tamiya FD RX-7 and NSX. Not real happy with the way they turned out. I had a lot of self-inflicted wounds with the paint and ended up stripping and repainting both, with so-so results.

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