Aoshima Toyota 86 GT Limited

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Aoshima Toyota 86 GT Limited

Postby Deegee13 » Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:38 pm

I purchased this as a winter build as it is pre-painted, and I am quite astonished at the quality of the finish on all parts; only minor mould seams on the body on the windscreen pillars. I assume it is mostly hand painted and the cost of the kit (from Hobby Link Japan) was around £18 so very good value. There is no engine but overall there is plenty of detail.

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The chassis is complete and I have added the interior floor pan, which includes part of the rear seats, along with centre console parts and firewall.

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Re: Aoshima Toyota 86 GT Limited

Postby Deegee13 » Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:45 pm

The interior is now complete. I had to touch up the red portions on the steering wheel where it came off the sprue, and I am happy with the mix of red and black to match the original colour. The dash itself has been very well painted with a mixture of 3 colours; matt black, gun metal and silver. I am not happy with the front seats as there is a very noticeable join between the back portions and front; this would have been filled had this not been a pre-painted kit but when the body is on and viewed at normal distance I don't think they will that obvious.

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Onto the bodywork next and I am deliberately going a bit slow with this build as I do not want to finish too quickly, but for those who would like a quick build a model like this would be ideal.
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Re: Aoshima Toyota 86 GT Limited

Postby casper » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:17 am

great looking kit Deegee
overall Finnish looks really good
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Re: Aoshima Toyota 86 GT Limited

Postby Mark » Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:36 am

Does look good. Not a bad price either. I saw these in a model shop here in Hongkong, but they were over £30 !
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Re: Aoshima Toyota 86 GT Limited

Postby Deegee13 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:44 pm

Thanks Casper and Mark.

Build up of the body in various stages.

The front bumper did not fit right but I think this was my fault.

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I had similar problems with the rear, so I held part if it tight with my forefinger and thumb, while I flowed some quick setting Tamiya cement onto the join from the back. Disaster struck! I was not aware that some of the glue flowed through the join and pooled under my finger, which resulted in paint melt!

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Excuse my expletive but I was well (I must not use naughty words) off; I chucked the body down onto the table and both side windows fell out! This is easily rectified but the paint melt isn't. After a few hours sulking and thinking of abandoning the build I have decided to finish it, for the experience, and buy another. I had made a few mistakes earlier in the build so armed with knowledge of the pitfalls of this kit I will make a better fist of it next time!

Hopefully it will be finished soon but then what to do with it?

It certainly won't be going in the display cabinet!
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Re: Aoshima Toyota 86 GT Limited

Postby number1 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:19 pm

I would try sanding it out and re spraying the body, got to be worth a go?
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Re: Aoshima Toyota 86 GT Limited

Postby Mark » Mon Mar 13, 2017 2:30 am

How annoying ! You could try polishing it out with very fine sanding sticks use wet. It might not get it all out, but will make it a lot less noticeable. As number1 says, a repaint is probably the only way to get it perfect.
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Re: Aoshima Toyota 86 GT Limited

Postby Deegee13 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 7:37 pm

Thanks chaps but as it's a pre-painted kit I do not have the right paint.

I did consider polishing it out but the damage is though to the underlayer.

The kit was not that expensive so I have ordered a second one!
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