Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Now that Stephane Prevot navigates for Chris Atkinson in Asia Pacific Rally under Proton fleets, it reminds me of this beauty, at least to me.
This is the car driven to glory by Prevot longtime partner, Bruno Thiry in 1997 Condroz-Huy Rally in Belgium. I was fortunate to be able to convert the common 555 Subaru into such a rare model using Liatti's Monte Carlo and Racing43 decals. How I like to follow Belgium racers who always been backed by cigarette companies.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Reconstructed from Gamma model. One of my earliest project, which uses a transkit I couldn't remember now. Have to fabricate roll cages and wheels on my own. Visibly rough in finishing, but happy to see it through with those beaming lucky 'stripes'.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I got its decals for quite sometime, but don't have the model sold cheap enough. Racing 43 kit was selling more than GBP50. My patience pays off when IXO start producing Chatroit's Portugal model. So here we are, after complete repainting, real stunning model
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The elusive Clio that I grab from Ebay. I choose this one for its base color. I don't need to remove the base color and do repainting. It saves me heck of a time. I just use paint thinner to strip the factory decals.
Notice that decal on the chassis are all gone. After finish stripteasing this beauty, I just retrofit the whole assembly. The rear wing has been sprayed, same goes with the wheels.
The fun part begin. I put it back on the plinth that I can't be touching the model too much during decalling. Bit by bit I work on the decals, I normally put the large ones first to set correct positioning
Really enjoy looking at this colorful Belga livery. The end product? I will try to post it later.
Later is now, and here is the end product.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Manage the get the old beaten up Vitessse. Complete dismantling, repainting and here we are. That famous Peugeot 205 Belga as entered in 1985 Ypres Rally. Driven by B. Darniche. So lucky to have that crisp and sharp decal from Austria
Another Darniche's 205 I would love to have would be this one, which was entered in 1985 Tour De Corse