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I'm just waiting for some Tamiya matt black to arrive to do the running boards on the 32, so have time to start on this one:

 

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The decals in the kit are somewhat yellowed and I should have had them in a south window ages ago.......... but I forgot!!!!!!! 

 

The UK suppliers of Tamiya don't have any and it would take a month for them to arrive from Japan, so I have bought these ones instead:

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Construction starts with the engine which is quite nicely detailed but since the kit dates to 1984, the fit is not up to modern standards........... plus almost all of it is boring old black. Still at least it can all be assembled before painting.!! LOL

 

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Still some cleanup to do on the engine. (I hate working with black styrene!!!!!)


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Tamiya calls for the engine to be done in satin black and matt black, so naturally I did it all satin black as most of it will be difficult to see anyway.

I did do the head bolts with a 1mm Molotow Chrome Pen and swapped the Tamiya black HT leads, for some red ones, to jazz it up a little.

The carbs were way to shiney so I gave them a wash to tone them down some.



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ome progress. 

Got the engine installed and most of the rear end done. I routed the two upper HT leads down to the dizzie and just tucked them in. (instead of doing it Tamiya's crazy way). Needn't have worried though. It's all but impossible to see them anyway.

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The upper manifolds to silencers were originally black and the colour call out was for Chrome Silver but I did them with a Molotow Chrome Pen instead.

I have assembled the bodywork but it needs some work to be acceptable:

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Wow If it weren't for the paint tin I would have guessed real!
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Thanks but you are too kind!! LOL
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Paint on:

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