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#1 M pro

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 09:52 PM

Well I finally got the Black Special after putting it off for fare to long :/

I'm not one to buy this and leave it in the box as I see so many doing so this will be my build :)

And the first build with pics on here I believe.

Let the build begin
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Also started the painting
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Also one thing to note, the driver on the Avante black is grey unlike the white one on the 2011 and 1988
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The body will also be unpainted like most of my cars here http://photobucket.com/Avantefamily :)

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 11:45 PM

Did a little more painting tonight

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 02:37 AM

Mate superb and yes you are the first on here to do a 'Black Special' build thread. I will be following this with anticipation because for me, this BS version is the dog's nuts! :)
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#4 Tamiya Era

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:12 AM

cooool,,,,,will enjoy the thread for sure :)
and enjoy ur self :)

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:14 PM

Little update on the paining
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After using the gun Metal paint I added a layer of clear lacquer to give it a nice shine :)

And FYI that top helmet sticker is a PITA to put on right

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And all together

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And as my one will be clear bodyed I have painted the bottom of the driver black so it all looks right once together :)

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Iím quite happy how the driver turned out

More soon :)

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:56 PM

Thats an Amaaaaaaaaaaaazing mate....fantastic result...( teach me ) :)

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 07:27 AM

Little update on the paining
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After using the gun Metal paint I added a layer of clear lacquer to give it a nice shine :)

And FYI that top helmet sticker is a PITA to put on right

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And all together

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And as my one will be clear bodyed I have painted the bottom of the driver black so it all looks right once together :)

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Iím quite happy how the driver turned out

More soon :)


Fantastic job ;)

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Posted 07 April 2012 - 10:41 PM

Update time!


Ok tonight was pretty much doing the main body

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I canít tell you how nerve racking doing this was as the side stickers are a pita to get on without messing them up, and knowing this was my only set didnít help

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but finally I was done

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More soon :)

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 12:11 AM

Update time!
Ok tonight was pretty much doing the main body

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I canít tell you how nerve racking doing this was as the side stickers are a pita to get on without messing them up, and knowing this was my only set didnít help

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but finally I was done

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More soon :)

Quick tip for stickers, wet the surface with Windex. You can then slide them to the proper location. Squeeze excess off, any left under evaporates without leaving a mark. PS, do you always sticker then paint? That seems backwards to me (not flaming, just curious). How do you keep overspray from getting on the stickers?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:51 AM

Update time!
Ok tonight was pretty much doing the main body

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I canít tell you how nerve racking doing this was as the side stickers are a pita to get on without messing them up, and knowing this was my only set didnít help

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but finally I was done

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More soon :)


Ver nice and neat..wat tool u use for trimming the body?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 06:52 AM

Ver nice and neat..wat tool u use for trimming the body?


I always use a scalpel to run over the lines and then a quick bend gives you a neet line :)

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:08 AM

Quick tip for stickers, wet the surface with Windex. You can then slide them to the proper location. Squeeze excess off, any left under evaporates without leaving a mark. PS, do you always sticker then paint? That seems backwards to me (not flaming, just curious). How do you keep overspray from getting on the stickers?


He is not going to paint :) i guess....his collections are all of clear bodies which gives a great look....
i am going to do the same with my Vanquish ;)

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:20 AM

I always use a scalpel to run over the lines and then a quick bend gives you a neet line :)


cheers mate,,
so will the ( TAMIYA 74040 Modeler's Knife PLASTIC MODEL CRAFT TOOL ) do the job?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:27 AM

cheers mate,,
so will the ( TAMIYA 74040 Modeler's Knife PLASTIC MODEL CRAFT TOOL ) do the job?

Any sharp blade. I do a light score and pull the lexan away as it works far better than trying to cut it.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 09:41 AM

From somebody who is super anal on even a slight mark on a screw slot, this is EPIC. Decal application looks perfect, though im still to try the Exacto on shell cutting, may have to try this on the BS back up shell i have to do soon, need some pink rims though :) . Top job on the driver figure too, its nice to see one so neat and well finished.

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 02:20 PM

Thanks for the comments guys :)

And as said in the OP the body will be clear like the rest of my cars ;)

Didn't get much done today as time was short but

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I also managed to get the wing cut too ;)

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

Well done M pro, another very impressive Avante in your stable. You have a great attention to detail buddy, that is just awesome. Don't rush it for us :)

What pinion gear comes in that kit?

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:33 PM

Thanks for the comments guys ;)

And as said in the OP the body will be clear like the rest of my cars ;)

Didn't get much done today as time was short but

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I also managed to get the wing cut too :(

I totally forgot that I have seen so many of your other cars without paint on the body. Apparently, I can't read either lol. A few months ago when you posted all your Avantes, I thought to myself that I need to do a body like that. Looking great! I have one of these NIB that I will eventually build, but that's a long ways down my RC to do list so I'm just going to build vicariously through you. :)

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 12:57 AM

Nice build M pro, thanks for sharing.

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:49 AM

Great build thread, you know how much I hate seeing tamiyas trapped in boxes :blink:

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:24 PM

Ok guys here is a large update :blink:

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:25 PM

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:25 PM

And all done :blink:

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As we have just moved I have not had time to out my cars up :/ but this will soon change :D

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Ill get better pics up once its day ;)

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:29 PM

super looking with clear body...great :blink:

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 08:42 PM

Very interesting , you did not paint your bodies.
i have bought another body & decals for mine
i will probably do the same for it :blink:



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