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TheNobleWizard

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Following my first post on the 'Welcome' forum where I said I was building an Audi R8, I thought I would post a couple of pictures for comment and as a practice for when I start the GB diary for the Eduard Phantom I have on order.

So here are a couple of snaps:-

Engine block & exhausts.  Block is Alclad aluminium and exhausts are Revell silver, the difference is subtle but visible.



Here is the dashboard, camera is making it look a little darker than it is in reality and the perspective is making the screen look slanted.  It is on straight but really struggled to get the phone to focus when looking at it head on!



The interior is almost complete now but got held up last night by getting solvent weld on my fingers whilst fitting the handbrake. Every day a school day!  Handbrake now sanded down and repainted so will re-fit when dry.

Will provide more pics as build progresses.

Chris

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This is a great start. I can tell you are not going to disappoint the Audi fans. [smile]
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That's looking amazing ! Can't wait to see more

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Nice and clean Paint work!!![thumb][thumb][cool]
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chris,
looking really sharp right out of the gate. this will be great to follow--your pictures are fine. really really nice detail and paint work!

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That's looking great looking forward to more pics.
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TheNobleWizard

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Thanks for all your kind comments.  Here are a few more pics:-







I have started on the Phantom for the GB so progress will be a little slow with the R8.  I will post some more shots when I have made progress.

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The interior looks excellent Chris ! This is another thread that shows Revell make some really nicely detailed kits these days

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TheNobleWizard

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Thanks Pete.  One thing I have noticed, now that my vast experience encompasses two kits is that the styrene on the Revell kit is softer than that on the Eduard.  This makes it more amenable to trimming with a knife when removed from the sprue to the point where you can in effect plane away any of the surplus plastic. 
It would also be fair to say that the fit is very good so far, the final test being when I put the interior tub in to the body shell and then try to mate shell and chassis together.  I will comment on this later.
Some of the accuracy of the kit is a little questionable when compared to the real thing though!  The door mouldings are not per prototype, the center console could do with a carbon fibre decal as could the doors and the chroming on the wheels is not to spec.
Not the end of the world but wouldn't satisfy the rivet counting community [smile]

More pics to follow when I need a break from bombs and missiles.

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Thanks Pete.  One thing I have noticed, now that my vast experience encompasses two kits is that the styrene on the Revell kit is softer than that on the Eduard.  This makes it more amenable to trimming with a knife when removed from the sprue to the point where you can in effect plane away any of the surplus plastic. 
It would also be fair to say that the fit is very good so far, the final test being when I put the interior tub in to the body shell and then try to mate shell and chassis together.  I will comment on this later.
Some of the accuracy of the kit is a little questionable when compared to the real thing though!  The door mouldings are not per prototype, the center console could do with a carbon fibre decal as could the doors and the chroming on the wheels is not to spec.
Not the end of the world but wouldn't satisfy the rivet counting community [smile]

More pics to follow when I need a break from bombs and missiles.

Regards

Chris


I noticed the same thing about the plastic on the spitfire I'm building, it is very soft I had to be careful when I was removing seams from the small parts that I didn't shave them away to nothing lol !

I hope the fit is ok, I'm looking forward to seeing the next update

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latest pictures once again showing your sharp, crisp work. great build to watch--thanks!
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Nice start Chris I built the coupe version for a local Audi dealer a few years ago 1 word of caution leave the rear bumper/fender unit off until last otherwise you will pretty well destroy everything trying to mate the chassis to the body, II will dig out some photos of my build if you think it would be of any help.
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