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Hyundai Azera / Grandeur by Academy 1/24 snap together

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Hyundai Azera / Grandeur by Academy 1/24 snap together
Posted by SprueOne on Saturday, October 01, 2016 9:36 PM

box art

Hyundai Azera Sprueone

This is my first snap together kit in a Long Long Long time.

My plan is to build this into an Azera that just rolled off the ship into North America from Korea. This is how cars look while going through customs as imports. It will not be covered with Cosmoline but instead be wrapped in paper and plastic inside and out.

 

The I-Sheets start with the one piece pan/chassis assembly so this is where I started as well.

Azera Sprueone

Azera chassis Sprueone

The wheel hubs and muffler parts snapped in from the chrome sprue. I just aerosol can sprayed it all flat black.

 

Since a bunch of FSM Military Modelers are in the Autos Forum with their builds, I thought I'd contribute as well.

thanks for looking ...

 

 

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Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, October 02, 2016 2:38 PM

Azera kit seats

Azera seat backs

 

The kit seats are lacking the storage pocket on the back so I replicated this with wine bottle lead sheet, wire and styrene sheet. The lead sheet was wrapped around the wire at the top to look like a hem line then sculpted in some depressions with the back of a knife.

The interior will be black so I'll spray paint it Hotrod Gray Primer for a scale black look. The difference in the colors are subtle but visible. You can see this in the picture above next to the flat black chassis part.

thanks for looking ...

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Posted by Pawel on Sunday, October 02, 2016 3:33 PM

Hello!

Lookin' good!

How did you come across that "off the ship idea"? Is that type of Hyundai somehow significant to you?

Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, October 02, 2016 3:47 PM

Hi Pawel,

Thanks for checking in. I live near a port town and there are many cars rolling off of the ship and in parking lots in the area, and I've not seen it done yet.

 

 

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Posted by SprueOne on Tuesday, October 04, 2016 9:55 PM

Azera pan / chassis

It's a one piece pan/chassis so I painted it.

 

 

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Sunday, October 09, 2016 11:10 AM

Hmmm;

   This is an interesting idea . Most folks would say , " well , why cover it all up , especially if you get a  super good paint job " .

Fact ; Super Good or not , it is a way that cars have NOT been modeled .Good on you ! T.B.

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Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, October 09, 2016 5:15 PM

Haha Big Smile Actually it wont be completely wrapped. Just the hood, roof and trunk lid and a few patches of the fenders will be covered.

see image below (you might have to copy and paste the link):

http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/completed-hyundai-solaris-vehicles-sit-with-body-panels-covered-in-picture-id484326040

 

 

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Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, October 09, 2016 5:21 PM

Azera chrome sprue arm rest parts

painted armrest parts

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door locks assembly

Azera door interior assembly

The door armrest/handle parts were on a chrome sprue. I don't know why because nothing on the 1/1 prototype is chrome except the door locks.

These were spray painted the Hotrod Primer black over all along with the door parts that were molded in black.


The door locks were made with parts of the chrome sprue cut to size and shape then glued into place in the unlocked position. The touch of Gunze Sangyo 'Salmon Pink' gives this away.


The door armrest parts were then snapped into place into the door parts.

The difference in the gloss black and dark hotrod primer "scale black" is clear in these pictures.

Also I've installed the door audio speakers decals and front door seat adjustment button decals.


The tiny bits of lint is just landed on the parts but I didn't notice until I uploaded the pictures.

 

thanks for looking . . .

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Posted by Pawel on Sunday, October 09, 2016 5:45 PM

Hello!

Nice job on the doors! Putting a part that doesn't need chrome on the chrome sprue sure doesn't get the kit designer any new friends... Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by kenjitak on Sunday, October 09, 2016 5:52 PM
Nice work on this! Interesting ideas on the interior!

Ken

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Posted by SprueOne on Monday, October 10, 2016 6:01 PM

Thanks for checking in, Fellas.

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Posted by mississippivol on Monday, October 10, 2016 6:58 PM
Nice work, Sprue! Looking forward to seeing the end results.
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Posted by SprueOne on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 8:49 PM

Thanks for the comment. I'm working on the dash board and steering wheel now.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Wednesday, October 12, 2016 2:37 PM

I was gonna reply to this yesterday and got busy here. Outstanding workmanship going on with this build Bob! I like all the detail you're throwing at it.Yes

 

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Posted by SprueOne on Friday, October 21, 2016 8:53 PM

Thanks for checking in, Mustang.

 

interior parts

rear seats painted

dash cluster detail

 

Interior going together with detail painting and decals. Rear seats are painted then detailed with a fine tip pen then drybrushed to get visual depth before wrapping with plastic Smile

The gear shifter was relocated to the left. The kit has this in the center of the console but it is not on the 1/1.

Dash details are painted. All displays are painted like they are off. The dash speedometer cluster are kit supplied decals. I installed these water slide decals as per instructions but they would not stick to location. I had to "glue" them down in place with Kristal Klear. After this cured I followed with layers of Smoke acrylic to achieve an OFF status. Then thin layers of Kristal Klear were filled in to make the cluster lense.

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Posted by SprueOne on Monday, November 14, 2016 6:55 PM

Protective wrap in place for the interior. I know I know, this will make sense later.

sprueone Hyundai Azera

sprueone Hyundai Azera

sprueone Hyundai Azera

sprueone Hyundai Azera

 

Thanks for looking in.

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Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, December 11, 2016 9:17 PM

Azera sprueone

Azera sprueone

 

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Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 2:56 PM

Hello!

Now that's something you don't see everyday - unless you work at a car dealership, that is :-)) But you sure don't see something like that in scale often! Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

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Posted by SprueOne on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 7:38 PM

Hi Pawel, Thanks for the comment. That was sort of the inspiration to do it was that I've never seen it in scale yet. I want to bring it to shows and put it on the Table just to see if anyone 'gets it'. Wink

 

 

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Posted by SprueOne on Wednesday, December 14, 2016 7:43 PM

mud guards

mud guards

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Hyundai Azera

The Hyundai Azera don't already have the mud guards installed when they roll off the ship so I had to sand these off the body part.

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Posted by elation on Friday, December 16, 2016 11:41 PM

Intersting idea!

I like.

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Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, December 18, 2016 8:27 PM

Thanks for checking in!

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Friday, December 23, 2016 12:13 PM

Pawel

Hello!

Now that's something you don't see everyday - unless you work at a car dealership, that is :-)) But you sure don't see something like that in scale often! Good luck with your build and have a nice day

Paweł

 

Reminds me of my college days working for Budget Rent a Car and getting brand new cars off the truck and having to prep them and peeling off all the plastic coating, adding the front license plate mounts (if it was a separate item) and putting floor mats in place. I was amazed at first at how much trash all that stuff created.

Great job on the car. I am not familiar with that particular model, but I'm not a Hyundai guy. I have an old Fujimi Infinity Q45 curbside kit that I got from the clearance bin at Toys R Us many years ago for a whopping $2.90. Interesting idea.

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Posted by Tanker - Builder on Friday, December 23, 2016 3:54 PM

Oh My ;

 I do like what you are doing here. Now If I could find a KIA SOUL model ,  I would do my new car as it was when I first saw it !   T.B.

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Posted by SprueOne on Saturday, December 24, 2016 7:42 PM

Rob, LOL then you know exactly where this project is going. BTW, I bought a similar Aoshima J30 kit for $18 off the shelf at a LHS because I like 4 doors. I was thinking I'd make a beat up taxi from it. 

(edit: Infiniti kit and kit mfgr)

T-B, Yes, I wish they did a SOUL or Hyundai Veloster instead (or both). 

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Posted by Toshi on Sunday, December 25, 2016 7:18 AM

This is one interesting and a very unique build!  Great job!

Toshi

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Sunday, December 25, 2016 8:28 AM

SprueOne

Rob, LOL then you know exactly where this project is going. BTW, I bought that same Fujimi kit for $18. off the shelf at a LHS because I like 4 doors. I was thinking I'd make a beat up taxi from it. 

T-B, Yes, I wish they did a SOUL or Hyundai Veloster instead (or both). 

 

I will note that this was 1984-85 when we used a lot of Chrysler products, mainly the Dodge Aries K and Plymouth Reliant K cars. Seat adjusting knobs would break off at the first attempt to move seats forward or backwards, window cranks would just spin and not lower windows, and cars with less than 3 miles on the odometer would sputter and hesitate as you stepped on the gas pedal.

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Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, December 25, 2016 9:03 PM

Hi, Toshi, Thanks!

Rob, Wow, these would make great stories.

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Posted by SprueOne on Sunday, January 01, 2017 5:23 PM

The front and rear, Euro/Asian license plate frame part receptacle cavities of the body needed filling and reshaping.

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Azera rear

Hyundai Azera rear

^ Rear ^

v Front v

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tow hook gone

hand made tool sprueone

sprueone tool

tow hook cap replaced

I accidentally sanded out the front tow hook cap detail. I had to make a tool from an old sable brush by boring out with a sharp drill bit. Then pressing into front bumper location to replicate that detail again.

 

 

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Posted by SprueOne on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 8:27 PM

The decals for the side view mirror, turn signal lights (9 and 10) are not called out in the assembly instruction sheets. However they are in the picture of the finished model in the instruction sheets, if you look closely. The decals are yellow in the center but that's if the turn signal(s) are on.  I'll have to try and place a thin strip of BMF over the yellow part to achieve the look of them being off (non-illuminated).

azera decal sheet

azera instruction sheet sprueone

sprueone azera 1/24

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