Friday, November 25, 2016

Zaku II 2.0

I've been building this for a while. It's something I started a couple years back but put in a box and left it sitting. I've dug it out lately and have been working on it again. I'll probably finish it soon. It's the MG Zaku II version 2.0. It's a decent kit, nice poseability. I hate these colors, so i've changed it. I'll update when I take new photos.


Monday, November 9, 2015

RWB Progress 11/9/15

I started gluing on the body panels. Man.. this conversion kit kinda sucks. I mean, the details are nice, but the fit is horrible. It's going to take A LOT of work to make it smooth. I had to break some bits off to get the angles right. It's possible it was made for a different Porsche kit than i'm using, or maybe I didn't cut the base model in the right spots.. I dunno.  Anyway, i'm confident it'll look ok in the end, it's just going to take more work to get there than I wanted.






The Stig - Complete

You can see the full set of the completed 'The Stig' figure here:

http://www.bhop73.com/galleries/fig_gal.php?model=stig


Friday, October 30, 2015

Rear Bumper

Removed the rear bumper and rear right fender. It's going to take some work getting things lined up properly, probably a lot of putty in my future.. :(


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

RWB Step one.. sawing...

This is my first conversion kit that requires sawing off body panels to fit replacement parts. I'll be honest here, i'm kinda just "winging it". I already can see that i'll have to do some repairs/filling and more cutting to make things fit right. It's kind of a pain, to be honest. I guess i've been spoiled by the way modern model manufacturers make everything so easy.

Here it is before anything has been done.


..and now, the side panels.


The front bumper.


Sawing off the fender, just like Nakai! Unfortunately, I still have 3 more fenders to go.. and the rear bumper, and the engine cover/wing. Not a bad start though!


Monday, October 26, 2015

Next!

Still finishing up The Stig, but this will be my next project.  I fell in love with Rauh-Welt Begriff Porsches within the past year, so I bought this conversion kit and a Porsche model to make my own. I'll never be able to afford a real one, so this is the best I can do..  More to come!


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Catching Up

Man.. a lot has happened since my last post. I guess I dropped the ball on the blog.. whoops.

The Fiat is done.

http://bhop73.com/galleries/car_gal.php?model=abarth


I've also finished the Panzer III M 1/72

http://bhop73.com/galleries/mil_gal.php?model=pz3


And... i've been painting this figure. “Some say that his tears are adhesive, and that if he caught fire he’d burn for 1000 days. All we know is he’s called the Stig.”


After he's done, which should be soon.., he's all white after all, I have another car I'm planning.. it should be pretty sweet. I'll be sure to update once I get started.