My first Model Car – Honda RA272
This is the first car model that I ever build. 😀
During all my years of scale modelling (30+), I never thought on build a car. But like with anything else one day I got inspired by the amazing work of a fellow modeller. I loved what I saw and immediately thought that maybe I could try and give it a go. Probably the most intimidating thing about modelling cars is the super gloss and slick finishes, which is completely different to what I usually do. Also, I was always put off by the endless amount of aftermarket details that make car modelling quite expensive and difficult to research.
So I decided to start with something relatively "simple". To me, the sixties racing has the most beautiful cars of all eras so I pick up this Tamiya kit of the winner of the Mexican Grand Prix of 1965. The kit is quite old and it shows its age but is a strong base to add extra detail. I've added all hoses and connectors in the engines as well as some extra scratch detail at the nose area, wheels and windscreen.
The build went so smoothly and was such enjoyable that I will more likely do other models, So I hope you guys like it!. 😀
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