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:

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


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.

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

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.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Progress 03-26-15

After some setbacks, i've finally got the body of the Abarth where i'm ok with it.  It's still not perfect, but honestly, i'm tired of messing with it. It needs a coat of wax, but the main paint is done.

The 1/72 Panzer III has a little more progress as well.  Mostly still working on the photoetch bits.  It's kind of difficult because of the size, i'm probably going to leave a lot of etched parts off because they're so small and fiddly, but it's coming along nicely.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


Not a lot of work, but a couple decals makes it seem like i've come far.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Finally ugh!

I've been trying to get this Fiat body smooth for a while.  A few repaints on some panels later and voila.. annoying..

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Some modeling.

Been a while since i've updated my blog... i'll try to be more on top of it. I've been building models at a more steady pace the past few months.  Finished a Macross Battroid.

I've also been working on a Fiat Abarth 500. My girlfriend likes this car, so I thought i'd build her one.  It's been kind of a pain in the ass to be honest.  I can't seem to get the paint right.  Everytime I try to buff out a bit of dust or orange peel, I end up going through the plastic and have to re-prime whatever panel it is and respray. Hopefully this next time i'll get it right.  The interior's been done for  a little while.  Just trying to get the body fixed.

.. and finally, something else I picked up again while waiting for the Abarth's body paint to cure some is this 1/72 Revell Panzer III M. I started it years ago, but got distracted by other things. It should be fun. I ordered some extra detail stuff to go with it. Stay tuned.