Tamiya 1/24 Toyota Castrol Celica GT-4

I’ve finally got the inner wheel arches done so the chassis has been sprayed with Tamiya grey primer;

The arches were made up of 10mm wide strips of 0.20 thou plastic sheet then cut and sanded to shape (very much by ‘eye’ rather than any clever measuring) until the chassis fitted into the body. Mr. Surfacer 500 was applied next and left to set before sanding it smooth. The arches are not perfect but they do stop the ‘see-through’ effect that plagues Tamiya cars plus with the wheels fitted you won’t see much of them anyway.

Once the chassis is sprayed white (when it actually stops raining here in the UK) I can get on with building and painting it. The front arches and engine tray are covered in carbon fibre or kevlar and Tamiya suggest a mix of gold and something or other but I’ll be using a decal sheet for this instead that I got from Hiroboy in Gloucester so it will be interesting to see how that turns out.

This is a project that I’ll be doing in between all the others so progress will be pretty slow but it’s good to do a different genre of modelling from time to time.

Published by andyk21

I've been a modelmaker for a verrry long time and still show no signs of growing out of it after 50 plus years. I mainly build tanks, aircraft and paint figures but generally do whatever takes my fancy whether it's historical, Science-fiction, a 'what-if' or because it has pretty colours and looks nice. I'm hoping that you find my blog interesting and useful, particularly if building a model that I have built and documented here.

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