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4 NEWS DESK
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28 FORZA FERRARI PT.2


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FULL-BUILD: MOTORCYCLE RACING
TAMIYA 1:12 1984 HONDA NSR500 ● KIT NO.14121

Imraan Malik takes Tamiya's classic 1:12 kit of


Freddie Spencer's experimental 1984 Honda NSR500 and
adds some of his own detail touches. The result is magic!

FREDDIE'S
READY!
8 June 2018 TMMI 272
O
ver the course of racing
motorcycle development
there have been many
‘experimental’ designs and
the one that most captured my eye
was the Honda NSR500 from part
of the 1984 season. The design of
this bike puts the engine above the
fuel tank and the exhaust expansion
chambers above the engine, making
the bike look upside down compared
to the traditional configuration. The
theory was that with the fuel tank
sitting low and the exhaust high,
the centre of gravity would be lower
and thus a desirable asset. The bike
was raced by Freddie Spencer and
despite his amazing talent and best
efforts it was clear to see that the
design had many issues.
The problem lay with the
underslung fuel tank, which, by
lowering the centre of gravity, also
affected weight transfer under
braking and acceleration which was
not generating enough force onto
the front and rear tyre, thereby
reducing grip. Heat build-up from
the engine exhaust system was
also a problem as it heated the
air going into the carburettors.
The positioning of the expansion
chambers themselves also made it
difficult to check and change spark
plugs and to undertake fine tuning
of the carburation. After the first
few races, Freddie was losing touch
with Eddie Lawson who was the
championship leader, so the decision
was made for Honda to go back to
their traditional configuration. As
a result this bike was only raced
for a few rounds of the 1984 season
before being retired.
Despite its short lifespan,
there were a couple of different
configurations of this bike that I
found while searching for reference.
My build uses the Tamiya kit and
it’s based on the early ‘prototype’
version. Thankfully, on the whole,
Tamiya got this right in terms of
details but with that said, there
was some scratchbuilding of
parts and additions. With most
reference pictures you will find of
this motorcycle they will be of the
later ‘developed’ version which is
instantly noticeable by the venting
holes on the tank as well as
different vent configuration on the
side cowlings. The other differences
include an alternative configuration
for the rear brake calliper and the
black coils attached to the sides of
the frame are in different locations.
If you did want to emulate the
latter version of this bike then you
can look up Model Factory Hiro who
manufacture this kit, albeit much
more expensive and I believe the
model itself is very difficult to find
as well.U
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FULL-BUILD: MOTORCYCLE RACING
TAMIYA 1:12 1984 HONDA NSR500 ● KIT NO.14121

V MY PLAN AND ADJUSTMENTS/


MODIFICATIONS NEEDED FOR
THE BUILD
So enough of the history and
on with the build! My plan for
this build was to build a ‘hyper’
detailed version of this kit. That
meant that there were lots of
small intricate modifications
as well as large very noticeable
ones. To hyperdetail, you need
to look at wiring and getting the
correct scale diameter tubing as
well as the colours of the metals
and various parts had to be spot
on based on reference. Starting
from the frame and rear swing
The frame was back-filled with epoxy putty and then The fuel tank’s weld seams were enhanced, then
arm, I added lots of welds and sprayed with Alclad 2 Polished Aluminium airbrushed with Tamiya TS-30
filled the inner side of the frame.
The clutch was a mix of kit parts
and the Top Studio clutch set.
The fuel tank was also detailed
with more weld lines to depict
the 1:1 version. The rear-sets
were detailed up with a mix of
PE, and kit parts.
I added a working PE chain
with PE sprockets from Top
Studio. The front brakes were
PE from Hobby Design and front
brake callipers were detailed
with added parts to the kit
Top Studio make PE chain sets for many of The rear brake, revealing the metal rotor faces and
parts. The stator mechanism, the popular Tamiya motorcycle kits; some other detail enhancements added by the author
was heavily modified from kit modifications and changes were required
form. The engine itself was for this specific model
heavily detailed with some
added scratchbuilt parts near
the carburettors, based on 1:1
photos. The steering damper
was detailed with a mix of Top
Studio components plus the kit
parts. Front forks were modified
with scratchbuilt tie-wraps
and I also used the Tamiya
front fork set. The handlebars
and instrument cluster were
also both heavily modified and Here is a comparison between both
detailed over the kit-form. There completed brake rotors; on the left is
was also lots of turned and PE before and right after a light colour-wash.
miniature nuts and bolts and This shows the importance of ‘washes
connectors used throughout all and how they can improve and amplify the
detail in the work you are doing
the various parts of the bike.
The author used Hobby Design PE parts
for part of the rear-sets, but modified
the PE parts so he could re-use some of
the original plastic parts

For the clutch, the author used the Top Studio Clutch Set (TD23147), not strictly the correct set for this
bike but after some heavy modifications it can be made to work

10 June 2018 TMMI 272


FRAME, SWINGARM AND PETROL TANK IGNITION STATOR AND ROTOR will end up with lots of creases which
The weld lines were created with some (OR MAGNETO) will affect the final look.
Mr Hobby Mr Surfacer 500, I painted it This part was heavily modified, I
relatively thick along where I wanted wasn’t happy with the standard kit ENGINE
to show a line. Once it started drying part as it looked way too simple and if I decided to go a little heavy with the
I used a metal rod with a 45 degree you just painted it like that it would detailing here as the final product will
angle tip to create the welds by just be difficult to make it look authentic. be displayed without the cowling on.
making indents with the rod. Tamiya I first cut out the moulded rotor arm, Many modifications and corrections
left out a lot of welds, so this part of then cut out the four coils that are were made, if you have been reading
the job was pretty time consuming. underneath the rotor arm. I then took this article you will see how I did the
The frame was filled with Tamiya some metal tubing, cut to size and clutch and stator. In addition to these I
Epoxy Putty and then painted with painted copper which were inserted in added some scratchbuilt parts to where
Alclad Polished Aluminium. The same the gaps I made for them. I then used the air intakes are, the white plugs and
was done for the rear swing arm and some scrap PE metal and cut it with the reddish/brown tubing relate to the
the fuel tank was painted with Tamiya my Dremel to make the shape of the fuelling of the bike.
TS-30, decanted and sprayed through rotor. I used some turned metal bolts
my airbrush. It is also important to to enhance the detail and I also added EXHAUSTS AND EXPANSION CHAMBERS
note that the Michelin logo that goes on 0.4mm wiring of different colours based I used reference from the Honda
the rear swing arm is not provided in on reference. Museum's NSR500 to match the
the kit, so I got the optional decal set exhausts, I used various Alclad 2 metal
from Tabu. COWLINGS shades to achieve the different metal
I cut off the plastic moulded parts The cowlings were painted with a shades on the exhaust, the Alclad 2
for the rear chain adjusters in order combination of Zero paints Honda colours I used were pale burnt metal,
for them to accommodate the PE NSR500 1984 Red & White (ZP-1238) hot metal sepia, hot metal red, hot
chain adjusters. Careful checking of and the Blue was Tamiya TS-15 metal blue, transparent orange, pale
clearances and fit was required because decanted and sprayed through an gold, steel, exhaust manifold and jet
of the various modified parts that were airbrush. I strongly suggest not to use exhaust. Total time of painting was
being used. As with anything that the blue decals in the kit, they are very around about one hour, so it wasn’t a
requires cutting, always measure twice fragile but more importantly if you do quick job! To finish it all off I added
so you only have to cut once! get them to work without tearing you exhaust springs which I slightly pulled U
The ‘upside-down’ nature of the 1984 NSR500 is evident here; the exhausts over the top and the fuel tank underneath the engine

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TAMIYA 1:12 1984 HONDA NSR500 ● KIT NO.14121

The radiator was fitted with spring-clips on its water


hoses and an overflow pipe at the filler cap

The aftermarket clutch has been fitted; its plates The engine was supported on a brass wire support frame during assembly, to limit handling
and linkage can be seen here

Above and below; multiple layers of translucent and metallic Alclad 2 colours were airbrushed over
the exhausts to create the heat-stained look seen here. The final effect is astonishingly realistic

Many extra detail parts were used on the Honda’s


engine including spark-plug caps (blue), fuel piping
and intake mask covers

12 June 2018 TMMI 272


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This model was assembled on a ‘Motojig’, available from eBay by searching for; ‘marcomotodesign’

V apart to depict some tension in the shock adjusters don’t fit correctly, so I the styrene to give it a cloudy look and
spring. The exhaust silencers were decided to use the kit suspension struts in order to make them secure I drilled
finished with Tamiya TS-30 Silver and do some modifications to enable me holes into the shock bodies to enable
Leaf decanted and sprayed through my to use some of the detail up parts for me to anchor the strips and put tension
airbrush, then I used Mr Hobby Top this kit. Lots of turned bolts were used through them.
Coat Semi-Gloss to dull the sheen off a and the blue ones were painted with
bit. Turned bolts were added as well as Alclad Transparent Blue. BRAKE ROTORS AND CALLIPERS
the weld lines and finally a pin wash to I sprayed the shock bodies a mix I chose to use the Hobby Design detail
bring out the details. of Alclad Steel (approximately one up set for the front and rear brake
part) and Alclad Pale Burnt Metal rotors because when compared with
FRONT FORKS (approximately five parts). The rest of the kit versions they look much more
For the front forks lots of extra details the forks were painted with Tamiya authentic. Each rotor half is six pieces
were added and a little bit of scratch X-18 Semi-Gloss Black. The tie wraps which must be assembled precisely
building too. I did notice that if you around the black 'Showa' covers were with CA glue. I used a mix of Alclad
use the detail up parts for the front made from 0.13mm Evergreen styrene 2 Pale Burnt Metal with Alclad 2
fork then at the top of the trees the clear sheet (No.9005). I lightly sanded Aluminium to get the correct shade for

14 June 2018 TMMI 272


the rotor carriers, then used 320-grit
sandpaper to scuff the disk surfaces in
a circular motion to give it a slightly
used look.

FRONT AND REAR WHEELS AND TYRES


The tyres were given a used look by
scuffing the contact surface with 180-grit
sandpaper. After sanding and getting
the desired amount of wear on the tyre,
I washed the tyres with warm soapy
water, dried them and applied an oil
Abundant additional details were applied to the rear suspension arm (chain adjuster and more) plus
paint wash to the sanded part of the
the front end (cabling, micro screws, weld seams and more), adding up to a high level of realism tyre. I left the oil 'wash to dry on the tyre
for as long as possible (three to four days
before touching them). I then applied the
Michelin sidewall decals and weathered
the sidewall decals by applying some
charcoal with a paint brush.

DASHBOARD
The electronics box that sits
underneath the speedo was pretty
heavily modified and very fiddly to
work with! In hindsight I should have
cut off the front frame section from
where the steering tube is so it would
have allowed me to work on the speedo
and electronics box. Nevertheless I
managed to complete it and I was
quite happy with how it came out. As
for reference pics, I couldn’t find very
much showing the wiring routing so
some logical thinking was used to try
to figure out the wiring paths.
The grips and handle section were
heavily modified. On the righthand
side, the way Tamiya have routed all
the wiring is wrong in some parts and
The author’s model is a work of art, simplified in other parts. I first cut off
even with the bodywork off the throttle cable housing and turned
it through ninety degrees so that one
side was on top of the brake lever and
the other side was below, as shown
in my reference pics. I then got rid
of the standard brake fluid reservoir
connector and made the correct part
out of 0.8mm solder wire. On the left
hand side I got rid of the kit's clutch
adjuster and replaced it with turned
metal parts. I also added the adjuster
A high quality two-part
gloss clearcoat provided the
lock and changed the push button next
perfect finish for the cowling to the grip to a metal turned button. U

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has time to help despite being totally


busy with client builds! I am honoured
to be able to call him a good friend.
Mark Stearney at Motojigs: The first
person who inspired me to build
bikes and a great friend, he is also
the inventor of the awesome Motojig.
If you build bikes then the Motojig
should be the most important tool in
your workshop! The Motojig in my pics
for this build are the second ones ever
made (first was Mark’s) and they have
evolved considerably since then
Peter Wingfield (RIP): Another guy
who totally inspired me to achieve
more and build better, he was also a
great person to get advice from. ●

TECHSPEC...

Despite of its inverted packaging, the 1984 Honda NSR500 retains classic racing bike lines TAMIYA 1:12 1984 HONDA NSR500 KIT NO.14121
Detail up sets used:
V I applied a little varnish to the brake still need to use the decals to create Hobby Design detail-up Set, Top Studio clutch set, Top Studio
steering damper Set, Top Studio chain set
levers on both sides as references templates of the blue sections so you
Decals;
showed that the levers are shinier than can make masks for them.
Tamiya Kit decals, Tabu option decal (for the Michelin logo on
the rest of the hand controls. I also Where the exhaust ends join the back the rear swingarm)
added lots of PE and bolts to further box, they are a little short, but luckily Nuts and Bolts;
enhance the realism. I mocked it all up and was able to fix Various T2M, Top Studio and RB Motion
that problem. Wiring and cables:
CONCLUSION, INCLUDING I also found in my kit that there was T2M, MFH, Tamiya kit tubing and Sakatsu solder wire
PROS AND CONS a large gap on the right hand side of Paints used:
Overall this is a great kit to build, but the bike on the lower section of the - Alclad Metalizers (frame and components)
because of the issues with the blue radiator where it connects to the pipe. - Tamiya Semi Gloss Black TS-29 decanted (engine, front
decals, I would suggest it be built by If you want to ensure that the uprights, wheel rims)
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AIRFIX 1:48 JUNKERS JU87B2/R2 STUKA ● KIT NO.A07115

ACHTUNG,
STURZKAMPFFLUGZEUG!
Paolo Portuesi adds his own special touch to
Airfix's magnificent new-tool Stuka in 1:48

18 June 2018 TMMI 272


T
he Ju87 Stuka is one of
the most famous aircraft
ever. Prior the Second
World War, the Ju87
fought during the Spanish Civil
War. During the Second World
War, the Ju87 operated in a
range of different roles, first as
a dive bomber and then as a
tank buster and it was not only
flown only by the Luftwaffe
but also by a number of other
belligerents including Italy,
fighting in almost every theatre
of operations. So many histories
of this aircraft have been
written that I believe it doesn't
need any longer presentation.
This kit is a replica of the
second major operational
version of the Stuka,
characterised by an enlarged
operational range. Like most
modellers of my generation,
I spent a lot of time in my
younger years buried in the
Airfix catalogue; in the '70s, it
as a big source of inspiration.
At the time, it was mostly
about 'the one and true scale'
but the place where I dreamt
most were the pages dedicated
to the very large 1:24 kits and
in particular to the biggest kit
of all, a Stuka portrayed in a
deep, almost vertical dive. Such
a huge kit was supposed to
offer plenty of incredible detail,
to be as close as possible to the
real thing. Now, way too many
years later, we can enjoy a kit
with comparable levels of detail
in a much smaller scale.
The box art captures again
the feeling of this famous
aircraft; as usual with Airfix,
it tells you a story. Inside
the box we find a decal sheet
packed with all the markings
needed for one of two aircraft
and many well moulded sprues.
Parts are crisp and well formed
with very good detail and the
instructions are very well done.
As is now usual with Airfix, we
have a multi-page booklet clear
and detailed build diagrams
and colour call-outs. The
almost ninety stages are easy
to understand but I strongly
advise not to jump from one
stage to another. In addition,
you need to decide which of the
two final configurations you
like the best. For once, I did not
decide for a fully open engine,
Please note, we have obscured the swastika emblems given that I like so much the
on this model to comply with regulations in certain archaic shape of the Stuka’s
countries where Tamiya Model Magazine is sold forward fuselage. U

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V STARTING OFF
I would like to say that
construction starts with the
fuselage interior, but I really
do not know if this is the case.
Airfix supplies something
more than the simple cockpit
floor. Instead, we have a quite
complex structure (part A25),
which, among the other things,
helps the wings achieve the
right dihedral. As a result, these
first stages of construction are
very different from the standard
of World War Two quarter-inch
scale kit, because the cockpit is
not simply sandwiched between
the fuselage halves. Above and below; the main cockpit structures have been painted and are being test-fitted here
The extensive canopy glazing
means that much of cockpit is
visible, so it is worth taking
some additional time in detailing
all these interior parts. Some
crew harnesses are simply
mandatory. My choice fell on
some Eduard photo-etched,
pre-painted belts, secured
with a little cyanoacrylate, not
forgetting the observer/gunner
seat. For the additional detailing
of the cockpit I took advantage
of many of the small etched
parts included into Eduard's
'Big-Ed' Set for the Airfix Stuka
(ED 49166). The rear-firing
MG15 gun was fed by magazines
hanging from the fuselages
sides and all these parts all well
represented by Airfix. Also the
canister for the empty shells
is a good representation of the
real one. However, the level of
detail reached available with
the Eduard Brassin MG15 gun
(648085) is far superior, making
for a really worth addition.
I started airbrushing the
Eduard’s photo-etched, pre-painted belts were secured with a little The black dials contrast well
interior parts with RLM02 (Mr cyanoacrylate, not forgetting the observer/gunner seat (above) against the RLM02 grey
Hobby H70). While correct,
this colour is a bit too light but
allows for some depth, given Airfix have done an excellent job of the Stuka’s
that soon after I applied a cockpit, it only really needs seat harnesses and
darker mix of the same grey. a few other small items
This last coat was applied in
small patches, trying to keep the
larger colour to the centre of the
interior surfaces. Afterwards,
it was time for some detail
painting using a fine brush and
some very bright colours, like
blue, red, and yellow. I like
to get as much colour into the
cockpit as possible, because the
eye seems always drawn to the
interior of aircraft. The simple
application of a coat of RLM02
will not allow adequate differen-
tiation between highlights and
shadows. If not complemented
by colour variations, simple tone
variations would leave things
looking very uninteresting.

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To display the Stuka’s wing gun bay, the access panel The wings are an excellent fit to the fuselage and are
will need cutting out with a sharp knife; a Swann-Morton strongly braced thanks to internal struts
scalpel is the ideal instrument for this operation

'THAT' CANOPY brush was the instrument smart and striking difference
The cockpit glazing was next step. This panel I could with other kits of the Ju
masked off at this stage, may seem like a not resist 87, the flaps have not been
given that the internal lot of trouble, but it using an item moulded integrally with the
framework is painted with is really not. Testing by Yahu Models wings. The flaps and the
the same interior colour the fuselage halves (YMA4856). Maybe various small bits replicating
and, as a result, must be together and then over and I am getting lazy, given the flap actuators, control
applied first. When all these around all these interior all the pre-painted stuff horns, and push rods are
interior parts were fully parts showed no fit problem that lately I am using in faithfully reproduced and
dry, I applied some Vandyke at all. my builds, but the look of they can be added at the
brown oil colour-wash, In a very unusual these detail sets is simple very end of the build. This
taking care to do this fashion, the time to add the amazing. The wings are is something important,
very cautiously, mostly in instrument panel comes only next and this is an area given that otherwise they
the most recessed areas. after the gluing together where this kit reaches new would be easily snapped off
Blending it into the painted of the fuselage halves and standards, and not only for and lost during the painting
surface with a clean dry interior parts. For the the sturdy engineering. In a processes. U
The brown
over-spray
significantly
changes the look
of the early-war
camouflage applied
by the Junkers for
the Luftwaffe

Underneath the later-applied brown


camouflage, we can just make out the
original two-tone splinter scheme

The engine
module was left
off the model to
make the painting
processes easier;
it’s an easy fit
later on

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V GUN BAY DETAIL item is the rear wheel. In


While I opted to not show my opinion it is not up to
the engine, I decided for an the kit’s standard. The same
open wing gun-bay access cannot be said of typically
panel as shown in step weak point of many Second
26. The wing gun detail is World War aircraft kit; the
more than adequate and spinner and the propeller.
would have been a pity not Airfix did a pretty good
to show off at least one of job here and I do not see
them. Another strong point room for any aftermarket
of this kit are the tail control improvement.
surfaces, a multi-part affair
offering the possibility to WHICH COLOUR SCHEME?
set the elevators slightly Of the two camouflages
angled, like on a real parked available out of the box, As with the engine,
Stuka. Again, take your time I chose the three-colour the spatted
and follow the instructions. scheme of a Ju87B-2 undercarriage
The oil cooler assembly deployed to Libya in 1942. can be fitted once
allows for a lot of detail. The Mr Hobby Aqueous (acrylic) painted
instructions indicate that colours are in my opinion a
the exhausts should be fitted good match for all the four
at this stage but honestly, major shades required, the
I would have preferred to two greens, RLM70 and '71
leave them off until the (H65, H64), the light blue
airbrushing of the airframe RLM65 (H67) and the light
was completed, for easier brown RLM79 (H66). Given
painting. The oil cooler itself the hard colour separation
is detailed in the front but typical of the early
not so much on the rear. In Luftwaffe camouflage I took
any case, the rear of the oil advantage of some Tamiya
cooler is barely visible. tape of various widths.
The general build went I sprayed both the two Very sensibly,
very smoothly with no fit greens in very thin layers, Airfix have
moulded the
issues; it was time to deal progressively lightening and distinctive control
with the minor components. so highlighting the entire surfaces of the
I do like the engineering camouflage. When this first Stuka individually
of the undercarriage legs, stage of the painting process
it is very precise and solid was set and done, I masked
and the tyre halves are again the upper surfaces to
nicely done with a realistic get them ready to receive the
weighted bulge. Maybe of brown camouflage. Finally, I
all the undercarriage, the painted the undersurfaces.
only area that would benefit Afterwards, I sprayed the
of some new aftermarket entire model with a few of

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The big canopy of the Stuka
is very well tackled by
Airfix and the result looks
extremely authentic

very thin layers of a mix (Mr Hobby H12), and then FINAL THOUGHTS flaps are the weakest point
of matt and gloss clear Mr with some Rust (Humbrol I enjoyed building this kit. of many Stukas in this scale
Hobby colour (85% H20 + 113). Masking the canopy The new Stuka from Airfix but Airfix did a good job.
15% H30). The Airfix decals would be quite a tedious is a superb kit, although Upgrades are possible and
look fine and adhere well job, but Eduard came to the you need to take care available, but this kit can be
to the Mr Hobby colours. rescue again with some very when cementing the parts built in a very eye-catching
Weathering with some oil fine pre-cut masks. At the together, given the very fine replica just out of the box. I
paint and pastels came next. end, the fit of the canopy detail of the interior and am already looking forward
The detail painting of the and all the other minor exterior mouldings. I loved to other variants of this kit
engine exhausts was done parts like the flaps was very the way Airfix dealt with the in the future! ●
first with some Matt Black good indeed. flaps; historically, the wing

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Please note, we have obscured


the swastika emblems on this
model to comply with regulations
in certain countries where Tamiya
Model Magazine is sold

TECHSPEC...
AIRFIX 1:48 JUNKERS JU87B2/R2 STUKA
KIT NO.A07115
Materials:
Injection moulded grey and clear polystyrene,
waterslide decals
Paints used;
Mr Hobby Acrylics H64, H65, H70 H66, H67,
H20, H30, H414, H12, H1, H2
Humbrol 112, 47, 33, 85, 56, 106, 116
Accessories used:
Big Eduard; BIG49166
Aires cockpit set; AI4026
Yahu; YMA 4856
Eduard Brassin MG15; 648085
Other stuff:
Superscale SET softening and setting solution
Tamiya Extra Thin Cement
Many thank to:
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Daniel Lachman, Martola Model, Shop:
Bruna Str. 34, Warsaw, Poland, Urszula
Bargiel (Yahu Models), Robert Bunn (Alclad2)
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TAMIYA 1:20 FERRARI SF70H ● KIT NO.20068

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FORZA FERRARI PT.2
In a change of plan from last issue’s ‘Part One’, Eric Evain completes Tamiya’s new
1:20 Ferrari SF70H, with plenty of added carbon-fibre effect decal

T
he 2017 F1 season was of 1989 was 3.5m long and
marked by a major 500kg; in 2017 they are on
change in the technical average about 5m long and
regulations, which weight 728kg.
is notably characterized Ferrari seems to have
by a significant increase invested heavily in 2016
in the width of the tyres, to catch up with Mercedes.
the body and the fins. The This translates into a
result was to give a more rather extreme single-seater
aggressive look to the cars with new air intakes and
with a front wing way it seems efficient. During
ahead of the nose cone and the first half of the season,
a rear spoiler inclined. The Sebastian Vettel was tied
result is quite convincing with Lewis Hamilton as
even if we regret that the they took four wins each.
low and flat noses were But the second half would
maintained. In addition, the be a real ordeal for Scuderia
aerodynamic criteria – so Ferrari, including the Asian
essential nowadays – means campaign and in the end
that the era of beautiful F1 Lewis Hamilton would
cars seems long gone. And once again become World
I'm not even mentioning of Champion with nice wins
the introduction of HALO and 363 points against five
Some accessories used in the completion of the SF70H: Tamiya and Belkits
in 2018! Note also that F1 wins and 317 points for carbon decal sheets, Model Factory Hiro harness set and Hasegawa Gold
cars of 2017 became very
long and very heavy. A car
Vettel. U and matt black foil stickers

White primer was then applied The white part was then sealed off thanks to masks
The back edge of the cowling to the grey primer, then the back provided in the box. The masks are not pre-cut, they
was primed in grey. If white edge was painted TS-26 White must be trimmed out with a good pair of scissors
primer was applied directly to
the red plastic, a slight pink tint
could persist in the white areas

Once the engine cover


had been painted TS-49
Red, the masks were
removed and decals
56 and 60 applied. A
white decal on a white
background: the contrast
with red is perfect

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TAMIYA 1:20 FERRARI SF70H ● KIT NO.20068

V DIDN'T SEE THAT COMING!


The release of this kit
of the SF70H was a real
surprise. Announced at the
Nuremberg Toy Fair in late
January, it has been on
sale since March. This is
the first F1 without engine
produced by Tamiya since
1967. This is probably due
to an access denied to the
engine by the Scuderia,
but also because with a
car with complex shapes, The modern F1s are
it is almost impossible to entirely made of carbon,
achieve a 'motorised' model so the author decided to
Tamiya carbon-fibre effect decal was used
with a cowling that closes cover all the unpainted
areas of carbon with on the chassis and the undertray. Thanks
properly. We can hope that decal. The paint masks to the patterns previously drawn, the
some craftsmen, such as provided by Tamiya application of the decals was more precise
Top Studio for example, we were used to mark the
will release a resin engine boundaries
to complete the model. In
any case, the realization of
an F1 with so tormented
aero forms must have
caused many migraines for
Tamiya's designers. U

The carbon decals placed


on the various parts
(chassis or undertray)
form a harmonious and
continuous curve

The finishing of the bodywork ended with the


application of the decals. The body parts were
then varnished with PPG D800 polyurethane clear

The Shell logo required


some incisions to fit to the Once the chassis had been varnished, the Tamiya even includes a carbon-fibre
cowling's curves. Note how air intakes were completed by the various decal for the inside of the air intakes
the red of the Scuderia flaps assembled separately. This view
Ferrari decal perfectly distinguishes the sophisticated design of
matches the TS-49 Red this dual air intake, faithfully reproduced by
Tamiya

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TAMIYA 1:20 FERRARI SF70H ● KIT NO.20068

V BRIEFING
Micrometric precision
assemblies are a credit to
Tamiya's reputation, even
though I found the wheel
hub assemblies a bit fragile.
Tamiya's TS-49 spray or
its Lacquer Paint LP-50
airbrushable version are
spot-on for this car and are
a perfect match for the red
decals provided by Tamiya.
A modern F1 is full of
carbon elements and Tamiya
made a good decision To make the cutting patterns for the solid areas of Once cut, the pattern was applied to the decal sheet to
in providing a generous carbon, Tamiya masking tape was applied to the part serve as a guide. The pieces on the right and left sides are
quantity of decalling for the to be covered and the edges marked with a pencil symmetrical, so the pattern was applied to the front and back
majority of visible parts, of the decal sheet to make both sides
including the undertray.
I coated the other
parts either with Tamiya
carbon-fibre decals (Twill
Weave Fine) whose pattern
is identical to that of the
flat areas provided in the
box, or with Belkits decals
(also twill weave) but with
more silver highlights.
The use of the hairdryer All parts to be carbon
for the application of the coated were painted
carbon decal is more than in Humbrol enamel
recommended to shape the Gloss Black
decals around the more
complex kit parts. In the
end, the effect is spectacular. U

Before applying the carbon decal, the author applied The decal was then simply applied and Then the decal is shaped by blowing with a hair dryer.
a little Tamiya X-20A thinners as softener. As much as the solvent allowed to take effect for Under the effect of heat, the decal is immediately
possible, apply this under the carbon pattern, not above, about a minute melted on the piece without any manipulation. This
as it may be slightly altered by the solvent solution is very practical for ailerons, camera fairings
or suspension triangles. To try it is to adopt it

Nuts with 3mm screws (not supplied


in the box) were glued to the engraved
locations on the undertray to fix the
finished model Tamiya showcase (size P)

Tamiya provides carbon decals to fully cover the top of the undertray.
The decals alternate with different carbon weaves, creating a very
realistic effect. Parts D38 and D39 were previously painted in TS-49
Red and glued on the undertray before laying the carbon

32 June 2018 TMMI 272


The front wing is a small
masterpiece of moulding. The
flat part (piece A20) was painted
red and the 'louvres' C21 and
C22 are white. Carbon-fibre
decal was then affixed to the
sides. The red flaps were not
painted because they would be
dressed in the provided decals

The white mini-deflectors were then fitted. Their


rear faces were coated with carbon-fibre decal
provided on the Tamiya sheet. Note the thin,
full-width carbon band at the front of the wing

Although it is almost invisible on the completed


Exhaust outlets leading to the
model, the gearbox was also 'carbonised'.
rear of the engine hood are all
Thermal protection films were added with either
reproduced. The 'monkey seat',
Hasegawa Gold Foil or Bare Foil Aluminium Foil
a small fin at the end of the
gearbox was not coated carbon

The driver's seat is also made of carbon. The


foam coverings of the real seat, along the back
and the shoulders of the pilot, were reproduced
with Hasegawa matt black adhesive sheet

Two options are possible


The harness was made from a Model to finish off the steering
Factory Hiro set. The 'Santander' logos were wheel: either paint the
taken from the Tamiya decals to be glued, different controls, or apply
still on their paper supports, onto the straps Tamiya decals. I chose
the second option; more
realistic but more difficult

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The flaps of the diffuser were dressed with


The bottom of the undertray was also coated with 'checkerboard' decals provided by Tamiya
carbon-fibre decal using a Tamiya accessory sheet.
The wooden 'plank' was simply painted

V On the other hand, the


tyre markings lack opacity;
pre-painted tyres would have
been preferable. The driver's
harness in decal form lacks
realism; it would have been
better to have provided a
three-dimensional harness
set like the F60. I replaced
them with Model Factory
Hiro harnesses. But these are
just peccadillos that the most
demanding modellers can
easily fix. This SF70H is pure
happiness for all F1 fans. Let's
hope we see another Tamiya
1:20 F1 car kit soon! ●

The chassis/cowling assembly was simply attached to the undertray with micro-screws.
The mini screwdriver is also provided in the box

The SF70H takes shape and


everything fits perfectly

34 June 2018 TMMI 272


The author used Belkits' The side baffles are beautifully
carbon-fibre decal for the reproduced by Tamiya with a
suspension elements and precision assembly. Here too,
fins because their silver-grey carbon reigns supreme
pattern gives more relief to the
pieces. All the parts coated
with carbon decals were
protected by the same varnish
as the bodywork

The use of the hairdryer to


apply the carbon-fibre decal on
the flanks of the rear wing is
essential, allowing the decal to
'melt' into the slots. Under the
effect of the heat, the decal splits
without intervention and forms
perfectly to on the indentations.
It's almost magical!

For laying the decals on tyres, the method


is simple. The protective film must first be
removed from the transfer.
The transfer was then removed from its
cardboard backing. You just have to left a
corner with a knife tip to separate the two.
The transfer is slightly sticky. Once well
centred on the tyre (already mounted on its
rim), it was rubbed with a fingernail to adhere
to the sidewall.
Then, lukewarm water was dabbed over the
support paper to separate it from the transfer.
The paper was removed lifted off, without
effort, and the transfer is gently wiped

The finished wheels. They


are beautiful, but we must
recognise that pre-painted
tyres like those provided by
Ebbro, have a better result

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TECHSPEC...
TAMIYA 1:20 FERRARI SF70H KIT
NO.20068
Materials;
Injection-moulded red, white, clear and red
polystyrene, soft vinyl tyres, micro-screws,
polycaps, self-adhesive masks, waterslide
decals
Accessories used;
Tamiya: Twill carbon flat Weave Fine (12681)
Belkits: Twill Weave carbon flats (DEC011)
Hasegawa: Gold Mirror Finish TF5 and Flat
Black Finish TF4 Sticky Sheets
Model Factory Hiro: Black Harness
Bare Metal Foil: flat aluminium
Paints used:
Tamiya Sprays: White, Grey and Pink, TS-49
Red, TS-26 White
Tamiya Acrylic: X-32 Titanium Silver
Enamel Humbrol: Gloss Black 21
PPG: polyurethane varnish D800
Model Master; Burnt Metal

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HOBBYBOSS 1:48 A-6E INTRUDER ● KIT NO.81709

INTRUDER WINDOW!
Rene van der Hart returns
with his impeccable build
of the Hobbyboss 1:48
Grumman A-6E Intruder

I
n 1958 Grumman was
awarded a contract to
build a new carrier-based
attack plane. After the
success of the A-1 Skyraider
the US Navy was in need
of an all-weather, jet
powered replacement of
the ageing piston-powered
workhorse. The prototype
of the Intruder, then still
called YA2F-1, first flew
in 1960. After several
changes, modifications
and improvements to the
prototype, the A-6A Intruder
entered service in 1963.
The Intruder saw
extensive action during the
Vietnam War with both the
US Navy and US Marine
Corps. Its most important
assets were long rage, heavy
payload and all-weather
capability during day and
night sorties. Over the years
several model brands have
released 1:48 kits of the
Intruder such as Fujimi,
Monogram and Kinetic. In
2013 Hobbyboss released a
brand new kit of the A-6A.
And what a kit it is.
Upon opening the large
box, the content just oozes
quality. All sprues are
packaged in separate plastic
bags with the more fragile
parts stored in a cardboard
compartment within the
box. The surface details
like panel lines and rivets
seem to be in scale and the
detailing of the cockpit,
landing gear, wing flaps and
wing fold are above average.
In my opinion, almost
no aftermarket parts are
needed for this kit. I choose
only to replace the ejection
seats with a pair of resin
seats from Wolfpack. U

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FULL-BUILD: MILITARY AVIATION
HOBBYBOSS 1:48 A-6E INTRUDER ● KIT NO.81709

V INTO THE OFFICE


As with most kits, the build
starts with the cockpit. The detail
on the instrument panels, side
panels and the area behind the The standard cockpit is
excellent but the seats
pilots' seats are simply beautiful were replaced with resin
and very sharp, making it quite items from Wolfpack for an
easy to touch them up with a even better appearance
small brush. A few pieces of brass
rod and copper wire were added
behind the seats, according to
photos of the real aircraft. All
parts were painted with black
primer from Alclad 2 and painted
grey according the instructions.
A neutral grey wash from AK
Interactive and a very light
drybrush session helped all the
details stand out.
Since the cockpit is the only
part to be installed inside the
fuselage, the next step was to
build up the actual airframe;
cementing together the fuselage Lengths of copper
halves, inner parts of the wings wire were added to
and engine nacelles. The overall fit the cockpit rear area
of the parts is excellent and only to enhance the visual
complexity here
a bit of filler was needed is places.
The long seam on the back of the
plane needs a bit of attention.
After sanding you might lose some
of the fine rivet detail. Repairing
the rivets proved a bit hard to do
because l didn’t have a rivet tool
with the correct spacing. I ended
up filling the rivets still visible and
replaced them all by making new
ones with a rivet wheel.
The Intruder’s vast instrument
NOSE: OPEN OR CLOSED? panel is well treated by
Hobbyboss, with raised and
The final large part to fit is the recessed detail in abundance
nose-cone. It is possible the pose
the cone in the open, upward
hinged position, showing the nicely
detailed radar provided in the kit,
but I decided to cement it in the
closed position. The fit of this part
is not bad but in several places
a small gap remained between Ejector-pulls were
the cone and fuselage. I filled the added to the resin
seats using copper
whole separation line with Tamiya wire, bent to shape
putty and rescribed the line after
the putty had fully dried.
The Intruder is a fairly large
aircraft and this was the main
reason for me to pose the wings
in the folded position. This meant
that the wings had to be painted
and assembled separately. All the
flaps and slats are also provided
as separate parts in the kit and if
the wings are fixed in the normal
position, they can be posed in the
lowered position if desired. At
this stage the beautifully clear
windscreen and canopy were
masked for painting as well. The The seats were
windscreen was glued in place base-coated in matt
black before detail
with white glue and the cockpit painting took place
was completely masked off. U
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Individual dials were
cut from a Mike Grant
decal sheet using a
punch and die set

Each dial face could then be applied to its location


on the painted instrument panel. The effect is far
crisper than hand-painting each display

The painted and decalled


cockpit tub awaits its seats.
Most of this will be visible
through the huge canopy

With carefully
hand-painting, the
Wolfpack resin seats The big ejector seats are
look superb a simple drop-fit, secured
with small drops of CA glue

The cockpit module


and forward coaming
are being test-fitted in
the fuselage here

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HOBBYBOSS 1:48 A-6E INTRUDER ● KIT NO.81709

V PAINT IT BLACK!
After sanding all parts smooth
and checking if the panel lines
and rivets were clear, a coat of
black primer was applied. The
advantage of a black primer is
that you can build up a variation
of shades with just one colour by
randomly airbrushing the paint
in thicker or thinner layers. The
second advantage is that white
paint covers very nicely over a
black primer.
For this build I decided to use Brake lines were fitted
Hataka Red Line acrylic paints to the undercarriage
for the grey and white colours, using varying gauges Once painted, the up-detail
which they work very well. I of fine wire undercarriage legs look far
used Hataka thinner to thin the better with plumbing added
paint; it went on the model very than if left plain
smoothly and the drying time
was very short. All other colours
like radome colour and red for
the flaps are from the Mr Hobby
Aqueous range.
After the grey and white base
colours were dry, a few thin
coats of Alclad 2 Aquagloss were
applied. This protects the paint
for the next stage: masking the
nose, leading edges of the wings,
speed brake and the red panels The Intruder’s chubby fuselage
on the flaps and slats. In order takes shape. Note the apertures
to get a nice result with the red, for the airbrakes
be sure to apply a layer of white
paint first. After the paint dried,
another coat of Aquagloss was
applied. The next job was to apply
a grey colour-wash all over the
model, which I did before applying
on the decals. The stencils
were mostly translucent, so the
panel lines and rivets would be
visible though the decal film
anyway. The larger decals would
receive a round of colour-washes
afterwards.
The first ‘colour’ to go
on was a layer of matt
black, over which the
US Marines greys will
have more depth

The basic greys – and


radome tan – have
been applied; the
weathering will bring
out the detail

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With the colourful decals in place,
the initially anaemic airframe is
starting to look like an Intruder

DECAL TIME paint. Some light brown and


The large kit decals black pastel powder was
proved to be quite brittle applied in places to simulate
and I decided to use an dust and dirt. I kept the
aftermarket decal set from weathering subtle because
Impact Decals. Again a coat the colours on this model are
of Aquagloss was airbrushed very light and it would have
all over the model after been easy to over-exaggerate
the decals had dried for the dirtying-down.
twenty-four hours. Now The main and nose
that all 'colours' were on landing gears are very
the model, I could decide detailed but still I added a
if more weathering was few plastic strips and some
needed. In several places, copper wire to simulate
grey colour-wash was again the brake lines. The main
brushed on and wiped off landing gear is split in
when dry. This added more two parts and have white The wingfold hinge is buzzing with detail and is a weathering magnet
subtle variations in the grey metal inserts which help U

The folded wing option comes as


standard in the Hobbyboss kit, as
do the bracing struts that secure
the outer wing sections

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HOBBYBOSS 1:48 A-6E INTRUDER ● KIT NO.81709

Almost done, with just the


airbrakes needing to be fitted.
Hobbyboss should be proud of
this kit, it’s an excellent replica

TECHSPEC...
V to bear the weight of the FINAL STAGES in the kit. On this plane I
HOBBYBOSS 1:48 A-6E INTRUDER KIT
model. The gear legs and The separate outer wings fit choose a centre-line tank,
NO.81709
wheels were painted with snugly into the hinges on the two wing-tanks on the inner
Materials;
black primer, followed by a inner wing parts. Two wing pylons and multiple ejector Injection moulded grey and clear polystyrene,
coat of Mr Hobby White. A supports, painted red, would racks with six Mk.82 bombs waterslide decals
grey colour-wash gave some keep the wings firmly in the on both outer pylons. A Paints used;
depth to the details on these folded position. A few extra dozen or so remove before Hataka acrylics (various)
parts. Installing the landing details on the wing hinges flight tags from the spares Aftermarket used;
gear into their slots in the were painted glued in place box complete this build. I Wolfpack; Martin Baker GRU-7 Ejection
wheel wells provided an too at this time. really enjoyed building this Seats (WP48156)
instant and solid connection. As is usual with kit. The level of detailing, fit Availability;
A few drops of super glue Hobbyboss kits, a vast of the parts and the choice - Hobbyboss models are available in good
were enough to secure them choice of underwing stores of optional parts is truly model shops and online. UK import and
in place. and weapons is provided amazing. ● distribution by www.creativemodels.co.uk
- Wolfpack; www.wolfpack-d.com
- Hataka paints; www.hataka-hobby.com

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EPS; EXTRUDED PLASTIC SECTION, F; FABRIC, IM; INJECTION MOULDED (PLASTIC), ITL; INDIVIDUAL TRACK LINKS, LCC; LASER CUT CARD, LLT; LINK AND LENGTH TRACKS,
MC; METAL CHAIN, MMA; MACHINED METAL ALLOY, MR; METAL ROD, MW; METAL WIRE, MT; METAL TUBING, NM; NYLON MESH, PE; PHOTO ETCH, PEBM; PHOTO-ETCHED BADGES/
MIRRORS, PCM; PRE-CUT MASKS, PMP; PRE-ASSEMBLED METAL PARTS), PS; PAPER STRIP, R; RESIN, SVT; SOFT VINYL TYRES (OR TUBING), VF; VINYL FIGURES, VFP; VACUUM
FORMED (PLASTIC), WC; WOVEN CORD, WD; WATERSLIDE (DECALS), WS; WOODEN STRIP

MISSION MODELS, USA


www.missionmodelsus.com
Some new acrylic paint colours from Mission Models are on release
and they include handy new metallics. Duralamin (MMM-005), White
Aluminum (MMM-008), Dark Aluminum (MMM-007) and Silver
(MMM-006) will be useful for natural metal airframes, as will Gunship
Grey, Haze Grey US Navy 5H, Have Glass Grey, Insignia White and
Insignia Red. MM's acrylic paints use extremely refined pigments that
are best built up in thin layers, drying to a smooth, grainless finish.
DURALAMIN (MMM-005)
WHITE ALUMINUM (MMM-008)
DARK ALUMINUM (MMM-007)
SILVER (MMM-006)
INSIGNIA WHITE FS17875 (MMP-101)
INSIGNIA RED FS31136 (MMP-104)
AIRCRAFT GREY GLOSS FS16437 (MMP-102)
HAVE GLASS GREY FS36170 (MMP-083)
HAZE GREY US NAVY (MMP-103)
GUNSHIP GREY FS36118 (MMP-084)
NEUTRAL HAZE GREY US NAVY WWII/POST (MMP-114)
J3 HAI-IRO LT GREY JAPANESE ZERO (MMP-107)
TRANSPARENT DUST 1 (MMW-006)
WORN BLACK GREY TIRES (MMP-105)

FINE MOLDS, JAPAN


www.finemolds.co.jp
Fine Molds' 'Nano Dread' product line has come up with some astonishing accessories for model
ships and their latest are as good as ever. JMSDF chaff and decoy launchers, fire control systems
and antennae, WWII Royal Navy 12.7mm and 20mm AA guns and US Navy 5”/25 guns are
covered by the newest four sets and all are exquisitely detailed and delicate. There must be ten
times more plastic in the sprues than the actual model parts, but what there is simply amazing!
1:700
FIRE CONTROL SYSTEM ANTENNA & ECM FOR JMSDF (WA38)
CHAFF & DECOY LAUNCHER/HORIZONTAL REFERENCE BAR (WA39)
US NAVY 5”/25 CALIBRE GUN (WA40)
ROYAL NAVY 12.7MM AA GUN QUAD MOUNT & 20MM GUN (WA41)

FANTASY PRINTSHOP, UK
www.fantasyprintshop.co.uk
Sometimes during a modelling project, one needs to apply an even
stripe of colour and when masking/painting is not practical, only
a decal will do. Spare decals can be sliced up of course, but a far
better solution is a purpose-made strip and this is where Fantasy
Printshop step in. They now offer waterslide strips from 0.25mm
(the width of a pen stroke) to 12mm in a selection of colours that
includes black, white, light and dark red, yellow, orange, navy and
royal blue, silver, gold, four shades of grey plus fluorescent green,
orange and red. Exceedingly handy for repairs and custom paint jobs.
SHEET 1; 0.25MM TO 9MM (X130MM)
SHEET 2; 7MM TO 12MM (X175MM)

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HAULER, CZECH REPUBLIC
www.hauler.cz
A host of neat new items have arrived from Hauler, including a diorama
set to create a park wall/fence that comprises masonry pillars, low
walls and photo-etched brass railings. Instead of plaster castings for the
stonework, Hauler have used resin, which is arguably easier to prepare
and paint than porous ceramic. The stonework incorporates realistic
dings and cracks and can be assembled as a corner – as per the boxart
– or in a straight line. Superb detail and an almost instant diorama.
Also new is an extremely handy PE set for Tamiya's M1A2 Abrams that
addresses the issue of the missing turret bin mesh, cupola 'segments'
and other useful small detail parts. If you're building a 1:35 diorama
that requires a changing-room steel locker, Hauler have just the thing in
brass, complete with louvres to ventilate those smelly 1:35 socks...
1:35
PARK FENCE ELEMENTS (HLU35106)
STEEL LOCKER (HLU35105)
1:48
M1A2 ABRAMS DETAIL SET (HLX48385) FOR TAMIYA
1:72
SPPZ2 LUCHS (HLH72075) FOR REVELL
STERN ANTENNAE (HLH72073)
GRILLES FOR PZ.III FAMILY (HLH72074) FOR ATTACK

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The latest photo-etched sets, resin parts, figures and accessories to enhance your scale models...

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AD; ACETATE DIALS, CC; CAST CERAMIC (PLASTER), CMA; CAST METAL ALLOY, CP; CHROMED PARTS, CPS; CLEAR PLASTIC SHEET, DT; DRY TRANSFER (DECALS), EM: ELECTRIC MOTOR EPS; EXTRUDED P
TRACKS, MC; METAL CHAIN, MMA; MACHINED METAL ALLOY, MR; METAL ROD, MW; METAL WIRE, MT; METAL TUBING, NM; NYLON MESH, PE; PHOTO ETCH, PEBM; PHOTO-ETCHED BADGES/MIRRORS, PC
VFP; VACUUM FORMED (PLASTIC), WC; WOVEN CORD, WD; WATERSLIDE (DECALS), WS; WOODEN STRIP

BRENGUN, CZECH REPUBLIC


www.brengun.cz
New items in from Brengun cover various aviation-
related subjects from 1:32 to 1:144. For large-scale
WW2 Japanese fighters, we have a set of resin and PE
cockpit lights and in 1:48, the Dragon/Italeri/Trimaster
Fw190D-9 receives a suite of tiny metal parts for its
cockpit, including an instrument panel, side consoles and
rudder pedals. In 1:144 we have a superb resin kit of the
A4 Vergeltungswaffe, or V-2 missile. It comes with a highly
detailed launch platform and is fantastically well detailed.
1:32
- Japan cockpit lights (BRL32028)
- Japanese refuelling cart (BRL32029)
1:48
- Fw190D-9 (BRL48093) for Italeri/Dragon
- Ohka model 22 Vacu canopy (BRL48-91) for Brengun
- FuG-220 Lichtenstein SNR (BRL48092)
1:72
- Japan bomb racks 250lb bomb (BRL72141)
- BAC Aerospatiale Concord (BRL72144) for Airfix/Heller
- Tu-95 MS Bear (BRL72143) for Trumpeter
- Tu-160 (BRL72142) for Trumpeter
1:144
- A4/V-2 Rocket (BRS144035)
- MAN Emma FSA70 Mobile Tower (BRL144132)
- LET L-13 Blaník (BRL144133) for Mark I
- Me163B Komet (BRL144134) for Brengun
- BAC Lightning Vacu canopy (BRL144136) for Revell
- Hurricane Vacu canopy (BRL144135) for Sweet

MR HOBBY, JAPAN
www.albionhobbies.com (UK distribution)
Mr Hobby offer an acrylic paint range (Mr Aqueous Hobby
Color) and a lacquer (cellulose) solvent-based system, each
having its own merits. Entering the latter range are two
airbrushable varnishes that both offer UV filtering properties,
meaning that decals and paints sealed under them should not
fade over time, or if they do, much more slowly than usual. Flat
and Gloss are offered and we'll be trying them soon.
MR HOBBY MR COLOR UV CUT GX GLOSS (CX112)
MR HOBBY MR COLOR UV CUT GX FLAT (CX113)

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CM; PRE-CUT MASKS, PMP; PRE-ASSEMBLED METAL PARTS), PS; PAPER STRIP, R; RESIN, SVT; SOFT VINYL TYRES (OR TUBING), VF; VINYL FIGURES,

QUICKBOOST,
CZECH REPUBLIC
www.quickboost.net
New resin items from this prolific
aftermarket producer include not
one but three chin-pods for Tamiya's
1:48 F-14A Tomcat plus a 'beavertail'
for this kit too. Airfix's recently
released 1:48 Ju87B Stuka is the
recipient of two new propellers
(Jumo and VS-11 types) and pilot/
gunner's seats with cast-in seat
harnesses. Revell's 1:32 Spitfire
Mk.IX has two new exhaust sets
(fishtail and oval) with open-cast
outlets and the kit gets a new
cockpit door with separately
cast crowbar. As always, very well
detailed and impeccably cast.
1:48
- F-14A/B Tomcat chin pod with
ECM/TCS equipment (QB48797)
for Tamiya
- F-14A/B Tomcat chin pod with
ECM antenna (QB48791) for
Tamiya
- F-14A/B Tomcat chin pod early
version (QB48790) for Tamiya
- F-14A Tomcat beaver tail
(QB48815) for Tamiya
- Junkers Ju87B Stuka Jumo
propeller w/tool (QB48788)
- Junkers Ju87B Stuka VS-11
propeller w/tool (QB48787)
- Junkers Ju87B Stuka seats with
safety belts (QB48794)
1:32
- Spitfire Mk.IX cockpit door
(QB32198) for Revell
- Spitfire Mk.IX exhaust oval type
(QB32193) for Revell
- Spitfire Mk.IX exhaust fishtail type
(QB32192) for Revell

AIRES HOBBY MODELS,


CZECH REPUBLIC
www.aires.cz
Revell's 1:48 Tornado kit gets a set
of new engine exhaust nozzles in
Aires' latest batch of releases and
the detail in the resin parts must
be seen to be believed. The internal
afterburner rings are marvels of
casting – quite how they get these
items out of the moulds is anyone's
guess – and the outlets themselves
are impressive, with double-layered
detail that will look fantastic on the
model. Slightly simpler but no less
impressive is the set of gun bays for
AMK's Kfir C2/C7, which require
a little modification to the kit's
mouldings.
1:48
TORNADO EXHAUST
NOZZLES (4736) FOR REVELL
KFIR C2/C7 GUN BAYS (4735)
FOR AMK

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AD; ACETATE DIALS, AP; ACRYLIC PAINT, CC; CAST CERAMIC (PLASTER), CMA; CAST METAL ALLOY, CP; CHROMED PARTS, CPS; CLEAR PLASTIC SHEET, DT; DRY TRANSFER (DECALS), EM: ELECTRIC MOTO
LLT; LINK AND LENGTH TRACKS, MC; METAL CHAIN, MMA; MACHINED METAL ALLOY, MR; METAL ROD, MT; METAL TUBING, MW; METAL WIRE, NM; NYLON MESH, PB; PAINT BRUSH, PCM; PRE-CUT MASK
VF; VINYL FIGURES, VFP; VACUUM FORMED (PLASTIC), WC; WOVEN CORD, WD; WATERSLIDE (DECALS), WS; WOODEN STRIP

TAMIYA, JAPAN
LAFERRARI YELLOW
EDITION
www.hobbyco.net
SCALE: 1:24
MATERIALS: IM, SVT, PCM, NM, PE, WS
ITEM NO.24347
Tamiya’s 1:24 kit of the LaFerrari
was originally released back
in 2013 to much acclaim; it’s a
stunning model that is packed
with detail inside and out. Now, TAKOM, CHINA
we have the ‘yellow edition’ which V-2 ROCKET HANOMAG
features body parts moulded in SS100 MEILLERWAGEN
the very bold ‘Giallo Fly’ yellow. www.pocketbond.co.uk
It’s a stunning colour but maybe SCALE 1:72
more at home on the Cote MATERIALS; IM, PE, SVT, WS
D’Azur than the North Circular. ITEM NO.5001
The kit still looks fresh as a daisy, The V-2 missile is a fascinating
with phenomenal detail on the German WW2 weapons-system
engine parts, brakes and interior. that has appeared in various
It’s no quick build but if you’re a forms in miniature over the
scale model Tifosi, it will give you years. Takom released the
weeks of modelling pleasure. missile, its transport/launcher
and prime-mover in 1:35 a while
back and now the same set-
up has been produced in 1:72.
For many modellers, this is the
ideal size for the rig, mainly for
practical reasons. An inspection
of the kit’s sprues reveal very
few detail compromises in the
parts, the erector/launcher being
particularly delicate in execution.
The wheels feature individual
rims and the forward bogie is
detailed right down to the leaf
springs.

An evergreen modelling
subject with heaps
of detail, like its 1:35
A wonderful kit that’s pure Tamiya brilliance from top to brother
bottom A couple of crew figures
A patient, methodical approach will be needed for a would have been the
successful result; there’s a lot of parts! icing on the cake

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TOR EPS; EXTRUDED PLASTIC SECTION, F; FABRIC, IM; INJECTION MOULDED (PLASTIC), ITL; INDIVIDUAL TRACK LINKS, LC; LIQUID CEMENT, LCC; LASER CUT CARD,
KS, PE; PHOTO ETCH, PEBM; PHOTO-ETCHED BADGES/MIRRORS, PMP; PRE-ASSEMBLED METAL PARTS), PS; PAPER STRIP, R; RESIN, SVT; SOFT VINYL TYRES (OR TUBING),

MIRROR MODELS, TAKOM, CHINA


IRELAND US M3 LEE MEDIUM
CMP F15A WATER TRUCK TANK MID
15CWT 4X4 CAB 13 www.pocketbond.co.uk
www.pocketbond.co.uk SCALE 1:35
SCALE 1:35 MATERIALS; IM, PE, WS
MATERIALS; IM, PE, SVT, CW, WS ITEM NO.2089
ITEM NO.35167 If you’re up for a rivet-fest of a
The Canadian-made ‘CMP’ modelling experience, Takom’s
trucks were manufactured in M3 Lee US Medium Tank is the
vast numbers during WW2 with ideal subject. The first kit (early
numerous body-types for a wide version) was issued last year
range of applications. Mirror to much positivity from the
Models have kitted the F15A armour modelling community
water truck here, a variant that and since then we have been
was used in North Africa, north- offered the Late and now the
west Europe, Italy, Sicily, Soviet Mid-production vehicles. The kit
Union, Burma and post-war is moulded in grey polystyrene
too. The model is very highly and comes equipped with link-
detailed with an engine, chassis, and-length tracks formed from
suspension and drivetrain all the same malleable material.
depicted in full. The cabin can be Close attention must be paid to
built in ‘11’ or ‘13’ design forms the instructions when fitting the
and the differences are explained tracks because the right links
with clarity in the instructions. must be in the right places and
Four markings-options are this is made tricky by the very
included; two each in olive drab small size of the illustrations.
or desert sand. Aside from this, it’s a superb kit
of this towering beast of a tank

A fantastically well
detailed kit of a very An impressive new kit of a
significant WW2 Allied US workhorse with stacks
truck design of fine detail
Study the instructions
carefully and choose The A5 instruction leaflet
your version before is too small and really
starting out needs to be twice the size

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AD; ACETATE DIALS, AP; ACRYLIC PAINT, CC; CAST CERAMIC (PLASTER), CMA; CAST METAL ALLOY, CP; CHROMED PARTS, CPS; CLEAR PLASTIC SHEET, DT; DRY TRANSFER (DECALS),
EM: ELECTRIC MOTOR EPS; EXTRUDED PLASTIC SECTION, F; FABRIC, IM; INJECTION MOULDED (PLASTIC), ITL; INDIVIDUAL TRACK LINKS, LC; LIQUID CEMENT, LCC; LASER CUT CARD,
LLT; LINK AND LENGTH TRACKS, MC; METAL CHAIN, MMA; MACHINED METAL ALLOY, MR; METAL ROD, MT; METAL TUBING, MW; METAL WIRE, NM; NYLON MESH, PB; PAINT BRUSH,
PCM; PRE-CUT MASKS, PE; PHOTO ETCH, PEBM; PHOTO-ETCHED BADGES/MIRRORS, PMP; PRE-ASSEMBLED METAL PARTS), PS; PAPER STRIP, R; RESIN, SVT; SOFT VINYL TYRES (OR
TUBING), VF; VINYL FIGURES, VFP; VACUUM FORMED (PLASTIC), WC; WOVEN CORD, WD; WATERSLIDE (DECALS), WS; WOODEN STRIP

FINE MOLDS, JAPAN


IJN CARRIER FIGHTER
MITSUBISHI A5M2B
CLAUDE LATE
www.finemolds.jp
SCALE 1:48
MATERIALS; IM, PC, WS
WINGNUT WINGS,
ITEM NO.49921
NEW ZEALAND
JUNKERS D.1
The A5M2B Claude is an
www.wingnutwings.com
attractive 1930s-designed fighter
SCALE: 1:32
from Mitsubishi that featured
MATERIALS: IM, PE, WS
an open cockpit and spatted
ITEM NO.32065
main undercarriage wheels,
The newest release from
quite different to the sleeker
New Zealand’s fabulous
designs from later in the war
Wingnut Wings is the chubby
with enclosed canopies and
little Junkers D.1, a late-war
retractable undercarriages. Fine
fighter, single-seat machine
Molds’ 1:48 kit of this machine
of a revolutionary all-metal
is an exquisite little production
monoplane design. As WW1
that comes with a finely detailed
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cockpit that extends forward
huge advantage over others; it
to the machine gun ammunition
has almost no rigging! This will
guides and rearwards to the aft
endear itself to many because
bulkhead and oxygen bottles.
rigging-up can be one of the
These areas alone will take
most challenging aspects, but
some assembly, painting and
it also a fascinating design too
weathering. The beautifully
with a corrugated airframe skin.
detailed radial engine features
WnW’s kit is another of their
separately moulded pushrod
magnificent productions with
discs and exhaust collector-
stunning detail inside and out,
rings which all create an air
complimented by very original
of complexity in the this area.
instructions. We will be bringing
Three markings-options are
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so keep reading!
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TAMIYA 1:35 ‘BRITISH AMBULANCE ROVER 7 ● KIT NO.35082

ts Ta m iya's ico ni c 1: 35 Br iti sh Ambulance Rover 7


Luc Harvey conver oo fe d cr ui se r w ith a twin .30cal turret
into an armoured, zo m bi e- pr

T
he project began after
I found a few pics on
the web of armoured
Land Rovers used on
the Irish/UK border plus
s
watching a couple of movie
on the aft erm ath of an
apocalyptic event! Thus,
e
the idea was born. The bas
kit use d for thi s pro ject is
5
the venerable Tamiya 1:3
'British Ambulance Rover
7', with some significant
modifications as can be
seen in the accompanying
images. Items added
to the model include a
Cadillac-Gage turret with
double .30cal MGs from
an M113 kit, 'handrails'
(gun , antenna mount
and back-bumper from an
M113 Zelda, wire-cutter
and its protection from the
Hobbyboss M706, smoke
discharger and roof vent ,
from AFV Club's Centurion
wheel from Italeri's
HUMMVEE, photo-etched
parts from Eduard's
BRDM-1 set and a grille
from a T55 no less! U

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DAYS

TMMI 272 June 2018 55


FULL-BUILD: MILITARY VEHICLE
TAMIYA 1:35 ‘BRITISH AMBULANCE ROVER 7 ● KIT NO.35082

V THE BUILD
The main build went fast
and the fit of parts was
very nice for a thirty-year
old kit. I completed the remove all
had planned to
driving compartment first THE AUTHOR
ve nts and ro lled tarps, but in
(painting, weathering and detail such the
de l, the se ite ms were moulded
adding the driver) then I this vintage mo fill ing wa s needed, plus a
me
integrally, so so
left the back compartment skin of plastic
card over the to
p
empty. The first surprise
came with the roof; I had
planned to remove all
detail such the vents and
rolled tarps, but in this
1970s model, these items
are moulded integrally.
I removed them but the
result was four big holes on
the top. This was fixed with
a thin piece of plastic-card,
glued in place with cyano
then sanded. I found a
logical position for the
turret, made a hole to the The author added smoke dischargers, roof
size of the turret ring then vent and police siren (taken from an AFV
fixed the roof top to the Club Centurion) to the roof edge, handrails
antenna mount, back bumper from an M113
rest of the kit. Zelda plus a police light and wheels from an
Italeri HUMMVEE
EXTERIOR DETAILS
I replaced the rear
windows with a pieces of
plastic-card to simulate
armour plate, with pistol
ports taken from the
BRDM-1 etched set and
I added texture to these
parts plus the roof using
Tamiya cement. I added
smoke dischargers, roof
vent and police siren (from
the AFV Club Centurion)
to the roof's edge, handrails
antenna mount, back
bumper (Zelda), the
police light and wheels
(Italeri HUMMVEE), wire On the roof top we see
age
cutter and its protection a twin .30cal Cadillac-G
kit.
(Hobbyboss M706), the turret with from an M113
ol
The anti-zombie pist
window grilles protection ports come from an
Eduard
(Eduard T55) and the PE originally designed
for a
double .30cal MG turret Dragon BRDM-1 kit
(M113).

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PAINTING
I started with an acrylic flat black
primer over the whole model to
Tamiya Acrylics, oil paints and
provide a level playing field for ready-made weathering products
the differing materials and also were employed to give the Land
to check the fit and the joints. For Rover a well-used look
the main colour I used Tamiya
XF-25 Light Sea Grey applied in
multiple, thin layers and I then
painted some details (smoke
discharger, mirror, antenna
mount, wire cutter) with Humbrol
H67. The chassis and tyre rims
were finished with Tamiya X-18
Semi-Gloss Black and finally I
covered the entire model with
Tamiya X-22 clear to protect the
paint for the weathering. The
decals (C23) are from Tamiya's The large side
) are
markings (C23
M-48 tank and licence plate decals taken fro
ma
numbers come from the spare Patton
Tamiya M-48
tion
parts box. I applied these between tank and registra
came
two layers of clear. plate numbers
s box
from the spare
WEATHERING
I started the dirtying-down
process with some paint scratches
and scoring, applied in logical
locations using the sponge
technique with my homemade
mix of Humbrol Black and
Brown. This was followed by a
layer of clear, then a colour-wash
of AK Interactive product (Panel
Line Wash Deep Grey), flowed
into every nook, cranny and
up the
detail. After one day of drying I weathering
The dusty dy wo rk was
e bo
added some streaking and rain sides of th the
, toning down tly
marks all over with more AK kept subtle gs pe rfec
ar kin
Interactive products (Rain-Marks grey and m
and Streaking Grime). After
another day of drying I undertook
some paint de-colouration, placing
small dots of oil paint all over the
model, blended and spread with a
flat brush moistened with lighter
fuel (take great care when doing
this and thoroughly ventilate
your workspace). Finally, I used The commander in the turret came from the
Tamiya ambulance kit,, adding new arms found in
some weathering pigment (Vallejo the spares box with a new head (with gas mask)
Light Sienna) to simulate dust - from a Dragon SAS figure set
and dirt under the model, lower
bumper and wheels. The pigment
was distributed with brush and was built
The driver without any
fixed with water and fixed with and paint
ed
a layer of flat clear to give a very on
modificati
dull and dirty look to the model.

THE FIGURES
The driver was built and painted
without any modification, but
for the man in the turret I used
the officer from the Tamiya
ambulance kit, adding arms
found in my spare box and a
head – with gas mask – from an
old Dragon British SAS figure
set. I painted both with Humbrol
Enamels, followed by a clear
coat. They were given an umber
oil paint colour-wash, matted
down with another coat of flat
clear. The edges of details were
highlighted with white pastels. U
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TAMIYA 1:35 ‘BRITISH AMBULANCE ROVER 7 ● KIT NO.35082

oil paints. The Armco barriers along the TECHSPEC...


V THE BASE
I used a 23cm x 18cm picture frame
road are from Meng too, again painted
with acrylics and weathered with AK TAMIYA 1:35 ‘BRITISH AMBULANCE
for the base, gluing on a piece of 5mm Interactive products. The big 'caution' and ROVER 7 KIT NO.35082
cardboard for the groundwork. I started traffic signs were made using PC software, Materials;
by painting the centre of the road with printed and glued on a thin plastic-card Injection moulded green and clear polysty-
Tamiya XF-69 NATO Black followed by panels. The frame of the board was made rene, waterslide decals
a bands of Tamiya XF-3 Flat Yellow. I from scratch using plastic-card channel Paints used;
then masked off the centre of the road and I added bullet holes on the warning Tamiya X-18 Semi-Gloss Black, XF-25 Light
with Tamiya tape to simulate the road board with a heated pins. Both sings were
Sea Grey, X-22 Clear, Rubber Black, XF-53
lines, and once dry, I sprayed some stripes weathered with oil paints and further
Neutral Grey, XF-63 German Grey, XF-69
with an airbrush along the road way with AK Interactive products. Finally, the dirt
NATO Black, XF-3 Flat Yellow
Tamiya colours (XF-85 Rubber Black, patches either side of the road were made
Aftermarket used;
XF-53 Neutral Grey) to simulate dust and with a mixture of natural sand, rocks
From spares box!
wear. A thin, airbrushed coat of Tamiya and rubble, fixed with carpenter's glue,
Availability;
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- Tamiya models and accessories are widely
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further harmonise the colours. oil paints. And there we have it, Tamiya's online. UK import and distribution by The
The Jersey barriers were made with classic 1:35 Ambulance Rover 7 in a new, Hobby Company; www.hobbyco.net
plaster castings from Meng Model, post-apocalyptic setting. ● - AK Interactive; www.ak-interactive.com
painted with acrylics and weathered with

The author
used a 23cm
18cm picture x
frame for th
base, gluing on e
a
5mm-thick ca sheet of
rdboard to
begin the ro
adway

The Armco barriers along


the road are from model
manufacturer Meng, painted with
acrylics and weathered with AK
Interactive products

The author began painting


the groundwork by covering
the centre of the road
with Tamiya XF-69 NATO
Black followed by a bands of
Tamiya XF-3 Flat Yellow

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NEXT ISSUE
The next issue of TMMI is July 2018
(No.273), on sale June 21st
CAMPIONE
DEL MONDO!
Brach Model's SWIFT AND LIGHT
stunning 1:12 Tamiya’s all-new 1:35
1985 Garelli 125 M3 Stuart full-build
in detail

DADDY’S GIRL
Airfix’s fabulous
new 1:48 P-51D
with Eduard’s
super-detail sets

SHIZUOKA
SHOWTIME!
TMMI visits
Tamiya HQ in
Japan and reports ...AND MUCH MORE, OF COURSE!
from the Shizuoka Due to the many factors that can influence the appearance (or non-appearance) of a model in
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articles, but please be patient if they do not feature! Thank you for your understanding.

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The Editor’s Page...
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Is DDV192 Ibuki real, or imaginary? ftkn
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KUBO IBUKI
in 1:700!

I
must say I was a little puzzled
when news arrived of Tamiya’s
latest ship kit. At first glance
I thought the subject matter
was a hyper-modern Japan
Marine Self Defence Force vessel the largest ship of the fleet and the an attack from a foreign power in ‘ski-jump’ aircraft ramp. An airwing
– not a something I have much flagship of Escort Flotilla 5. She April ‘20XY’. Worryingly topical. comprising ten VTOL fixed-wing
knowledge of – but interesting all is an imaginary adaptation of an Real or not, the 1:700 waterline jets (F-35), eight Sea Hawk
the same and something new to actual design – that of the DDH22 kit is 354mm long 72mm wide; it’s helicopters and numerous on-deck
research. Which is just what I did, Izumo class helicopter destroyer beautifully detailed, featuring a hull tractors is also to be found in the
and discovered that actually, the – and borrows her name from an rendered with panel detail, a flight box. So there we have it, a fantasy
Aircraft Carrier DDV192 ‘Ibuki’ is uncompleted WWII IJN ship. deck with surface patterns and a vessel in 1:700 from Tamiya! ●
a fictional vessel that starred in The model has been created by
a Japanese language story by Tamiya commemorate fifty years See you again next time
Kawaguchi Kaiji and Eya Osamu, of Big Comic. Events in the story editor@tamiyamodelmagazine.com
serialised from December 2014 in occur in the year ‘20XX’, against a
the Shogakukan publication ‘Big backdrop of increasing territorial
Availability;
Comic’. Who knew? tensions around the Japanese Tamiya models and accessories are widely available from good
The Ibuki, commanded by archipelago, which threaten to model shops and online. UK import and distribution by
former ace pilot Akitsu Ryota, is escalate into full-blown conflict with The Hobby Company Limited; www.hobbyco.net

Editor's Choice
ZERO PAINTS DIAMOND FINISH TWO-PART CLEAR COAT
www.hiroboy.com
Although some serious technical issues (the loss of my in-progress images from a
dead computer hard-drive) meant that I had use Eric Evain’s (superb) 1:20 Ferrari
SF70H instead of mine this issue, I did at least get to try out Zero Paints’ Diamond
Finish two-part gloss varnish system. It was my first time using such a material and
I was a little nervous, but I needn’t had worried, because the stuff is incredible.
I mixed the main clear-coat ingredient with hardener in the correct ratio and
thinned to airbrush consistency with the correct solvent (included in the pack)
and sprayed it using very thorough ventilation of the work area. It didn’t want to
‘sag’ (excess liquid pooling in corners) and it was bubble-free. After a week of
curing it was rock-hard and safe to mask over and no polishing was needed at all.
An impressive product that, when treated carefully and the safety instructions fully
read through, will form a wet-look gloss finish on a model like nothing else.

66 June 2018 TMMI 272


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