Model: (Click to see more) 58046: Fast Attack Vehicle
Status: New built
Date: 16-Jul-2017
Comments: 18
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To all the Tamiya fans out there this is especially for the fans of the 1984 Tamiya fast attack vehicle..
This will be right up your street and hopefully give you some inspiration on completing your fav projects or push you in the direction for making a future purchase of this wonderful model.
To start this is an original fav from 1984 purchased on eBay as a near complete vintage kit unbuilt, purchased from a chap who spent a lengthy period obtaining the original parts over a few years. He decided to sell up, listed it on the net ,made an offer and a few days later ended up with a parcel full of parts . So we started this project on the basis of going far out and really showing off the full capability's of the airbrush. I wanted a worn and well used look with as much detail in the weathering as I could possibly achieve. Bespoke camo finish with the main body colours from the Tamiya acrylic paint range these being XF 13 JA green, XF 68 nato brown, XF 2 flat white and XF 59 desert yellow. Mixing theses colours and using my keen eye for what is a very excceptable and within keeping a custom paint scheme. The body has the Vallejo rust effect paint range added before the camo finish on top with the use of the humbrol masking liguid we replicated the chipped effect's showing the various rust patches coming through. At this point I must point out please zoom in on the chipped effect's as they look even better super close up. We wethered the vehicle with acrylic's and then shadowed with the airbrush creating sun scorched paint work, final stages was adding the Tamiya weathering powders to create the sand build up on the usual resesese. The vehicle was painted in bits then assembled for the maximum finish effect. The driver has a bespoke finish with the use of individual camo templates cut out with a scalpal from very thin card, then placed in different positions, reversed and overlapped to create the finish on the drivers overalls. I replaced most of the Tamiya cross head screws with hex fitting button head screws to add a more realistic look, I decided on not using the original decals as they would have ruined the overall finish as they are far to thick and shiny.... Would have bitten my hand off for a set of water decals! But I don't believe there out there....
On the electronics side of things it is fitted with the correct periods Acoms. I decided on not painting the wires and leaving them as they should be, at the end of the day it's a RC car so has to reflect that. The tyres are original and added powders to create the sand effect, at this stage I must say I totally recommend the use of the Tamiya weathering powders.... Superb and an incredible range of colours to choose from depending on your model. This was a very lengthy process but the secret to achieveing the correct and desired look is patience and plenty of it! total paint time between 70 and 80 hours, and yes my eyes were strained for sure so there resting now for at least the next few weeks.....😉

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Comments

casethejoint

16-Jul-2017

Wow, that is simply stunning. Awesome weathering and great attention to the details. Love the dash!

yogi-bear

16-Jul-2017

awesome work, that is extremely well done!

HornetRacer 1971

16-Jul-2017

Very nice indeed, and very brave!!!

Franckyboy

16-Jul-2017

So realistic '' fantastic job

Francky

Pinpoint

16-Jul-2017

Thank you guys for the kind words...

RACECRAFTERS

16-Jul-2017

Absolutely top not ATD! Wicked skills.!

MAD-BEE

17-Jul-2017

l am a big fan of the FAV! I had one for years! Ran it into the ground!! Yours looks great! The FAV should never look clean! Great paint work! 2.4 radio would be better to lose that tube! But l get it it's original! Like the gun mount, way better then the spring! Nice job!

Pinpoint

17-Jul-2017

Thank you chaps for the messages....

Fuijo

17-Jul-2017

Superb!

taffer

17-Jul-2017

Are you sure you just haven't left it in the shed for 10 years!?

Pinpoint

18-Jul-2017

TAFFER if only it was that simple....😂

Wandy

18-Jul-2017

Can't beat a properly weathered paint job on a FAV. Superb work. 😊

woomagic

19-Jul-2017

Excellent! Looks amazing.

mackerb03

19-Jul-2017

awesome!!!!!!!!!!

Pinpoint

19-Jul-2017

Many thanks for the messages........

Crash Cramer

21-Jul-2017

Man oh man, THAT is some awesome OCD! 🙃 As a person who recently assemble a re re FAV, I can completely agree with you that we all should have one or the Wild One if you like Lexan bodies. Where I didn't paint mine (thanks Tamiyamandan), I did get to design some of the look I was after and I want to add some more patina to mine with running it more often. I added a steel whip antennae to mine for a bit more of a beach buggy look, really could look cool if someone 3D printed a 'Chenowth' symbol for the front nerf bar/bumper. Great work and now , thanks to Taffer, I will have to open all my boxes of parts in order for 10 years of dirt,dust and patina to start building onto my future projects, some of which have waited 7 years at this point.

Pinpoint

21-Jul-2017

Hi Mr CRAMER, nice to here from you glad you like the efforts, thank you for your input always greatly received..... Pinpoint

koenc

18-Nov-2018

Amazing looking Fast Attack! congrats on the job!


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