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RoG Lancia 034 rally car 1983

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  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 6:32 PM

Looks great-can't wait to see more progress pics.

bob

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 6:39 PM

Wow that is looking great.  What comes in the studio27 kits? Is it like eduard biged kits?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 7:09 PM

Thanks, Bob.  There will be more progress pics.

John, the Studio27 photoetch was only a sheet of photoetch.  Mostly details for the exterior.  Years ago Studio27 was a major vendor of photoetch for automotive kits.

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Thursday, January 3, 2019 8:10 AM

Man................this build looks solid so far. Watching.....

                   

 

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Thursday, January 3, 2019 8:35 AM

Nice work..

  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Saturday, January 5, 2019 7:37 PM

Got more work done on the engine bay.  RoG left out a lot of details even though the back end is not supposed to open, one can see a lot of the engine through the huge rear window.

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Rear suspension is next.

 

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, January 5, 2019 8:04 PM

That looks great.  I like the various metals and a touch of grime.  Does the real car have those big blocky axle carriers?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Sunday, January 6, 2019 2:19 PM

No, almost none of the kit suspension looks like the real car.  That's the reason I decided to build it without opening body panels.

One item RoG left out was the oil tank.

 I got the rear suspension and framework assembled and painted.

Only a couple more items to add to the back end.

 

Thank you, everyone for the encouraging comments.  Still making progress on this.  Will post more pictures soon.

 

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Saturday, January 12, 2019 3:30 PM

Update - chassis completed, starting on wheels.

First thing - get rid of the ridiculously large flange on the back side of the rims.  The right side is the as-molded wheel.

Pictures of the completed chassis.  The orange vent hose is a painted up guitar string.

The front end lacks a lot of detail.

I'm really liking the AK engine grime weathering paint.

Thanks for looking.  Comments welcome.

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 3:26 AM

Looking good Kensar! I have this kit on order from HLJ and it should be in soon (yours is a rebox of the Hasegawa kit). I checked the Studio 27 website, but the photoetch set is out of stock at the moment. I found the pe set and some decals I wanted on Evilbay, but they are more than I want to spend. I did find a set of resin parts to upgrade the engine compartment that I will be purchasing. I look forward to watching yours come together.

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:13 AM

Looking fantastic. Is the ak engine grime a wash?  Really like your use of colors and light weathering... and is that a low E string?  How on earth did you get it to bend smoothly?  Or is it glued in there under tension?

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 7:04 AM

Lewbud - I would like to see what resin parts you got.  I didn't look for them but don't recall if I've ever seen any.  One thing about the Studio27 PE - on the hood of the car is a grill that is in the PE set.  It has a different curve to it than the grill on the car's hood.  I'm getting to the body of the model now, so I will have to deal with it.

Keavdog - The AK engine grime is not branded as a wash.  It is product # AK082.  It is a thinned paint, having some large and heavy pigment particles in it to give some grimey texture.  If you thin it out, the heavy particles separate and you only get a color change, like a wash.

The guitar string is a #46 (0.046" diam).  It has a core wire with another wire wrapped around it.  I bent it over different size rods to get the smooth bends.  It will hold its shape after bending.

I've finished the wheels and will post pics soon.

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 8:15 AM

An absolutely exquisite build...and very timely.

I just last night caught the 'mini doc' that Grand Tour Season 2 did on the epic 1983 faceoff between Lancia and Audi for the World Rally Championship...so naturally this kit has to go on my 'must get' list!

Really excellent work. Will be happily following along.

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
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    June 2008
Posted by lewbud on Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:17 AM

Kensar,

The resin I was looking at has some tanks that aren't included in the original kit, including the oil tank. Also looks like you get a better looking rear differential cover. While on evilbay, I found a pe set by Hasegawa, but it's not as extensive as the Studio 27.

Gregbale,

If you can wait, HLJ (Hobby Link Japan) lists it as out of stock at the moment. 

Buddy- Those who say there are no stupid questions have never worked in customer service.

  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Thursday, January 17, 2019 6:15 AM

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:19 AM

I am loving this immoderately!

Great work on everything...but I particularly like the fibreglass treatment. So simple, but I never would have thought of it! Yes

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
  • Member since
    March 2012
  • From: Corpus Christi, Tx
Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, February 2, 2019 6:43 AM

Details are at a premium and color application and usage are astounding. Wow!!

                   

 

  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:13 PM

Getting on to the body now.  This kit has headlight buckets with separate clear lenses, so there is the opportunity to put in light bulbs.  I get fine wire (0.003") and twist it around a another small wire (0.010" to 0.015") to form a loop.  Then dip the loop into some clear 5 min epoxy to form the light bulb.  Here I have made several.

I paint the reflector bucket with Alclad chrome and drill a hole through the backside.  I insert the wire of the bulb and CA glue it in from the backside.

In this picture you see the result.  Due to the pattern on the lens, its hard to see the bulb inside the reflector bucket.


This lightbulb method is very convincing when the lense is clear.

 

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:20 PM

I have finished now.  One thing I had to correct is that all four wheels were not on the ground.  I cut and reglued some major suspension parts on the front, but its all hidden.





I like the result.  I've been wanting to add one of these to my collection for several years now, and it's finally realized.

Comments welcome.

 

Kensar

 

  • Member since
    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Saturday, February 9, 2019 3:22 PM

That turned out great Kensar.  I'd love to drive it!  

Thanks,

John

  • Member since
    May 2015
Posted by Griffin25 on Saturday, February 9, 2019 4:54 PM

That looks so awesome! Great job. I always liked those Lancia's. Just beautiful

 

 

Griffin

  • Member since
    March 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Saturday, February 9, 2019 5:49 PM

Really beautiful (and inspiring) result. Great build. Yes

Greg

 George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
  • Member since
    September 2017
  • From: western North Carolina
Posted by kensar on Sunday, February 10, 2019 6:53 PM

Thanks for your comments, John, Griffin, and Greg.

John - you'll have to wait until I'm done playing with it.

Kensar

 

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