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All Other Non SciFi Models Discussion => All Other Non SciFi Models Discussion => Topic started by: Madhatter on November 10, 2018, 01:03:00 am

Title: 1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM
Post by: Madhatter on November 10, 2018, 01:03:00 am
hi guys


Here's another side project I have just finished - Tamiya's Opal Calibra DTM. Heavily inspired by the Zakspeed version (as well as Need For Speed cars), I went for a matte black colour. I'm not normally a "Matte Black car" kinda guy, but I do think it looks the part on this machine. I build this once before when I was in my very early twenties in red after seeing one like it in London but I had all the skills of a novice and it looked terrible

I modified the rear diffuser and and paddle shifters - stolen from a Aventador PE Set - to the wheel (no manual box for me)

I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.


Anyway, enough talking, time for pics:


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4875/45082157804_ebc4d939f7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bFKQSQ)


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4874/45082158924_2b8192f7c3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bFKRd9)


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4850/45082160084_ec4166d858_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bFKRy9)


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4917/30866818587_7930bba2e4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P2AvMn)


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4883/45082162064_1d76063d32_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bFKS9h)


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4867/30866819707_83f2bfd2c0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P2Aw7F)


(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4838/45082164394_8b41236283_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2bFKSQs)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4838/30866821827_d95f677a8f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/P2AwKe)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4892/43989825090_5274603557_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2a2emqb)

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4868/45806375601_9da1134bf7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2cMKDAz)

I would LOVE to get the Revell BMW M3 DTM kit to do the same but it's rarer than rocking horse pooh. Maybe one day I'll find one or they'll re-release it (hopeful but unlikely)

Well, that's all I have. Back to the Star Destroyer this weekend and I'll try to finish the bridge section

Thanks for looking

Si
Title: Re: 1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM
Post by: scottminium on November 10, 2018, 11:06:50 am
Nice job on this car!
Title: Re: 1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM
Post by: Madhatter on November 10, 2018, 10:00:16 pm
thanks Scott  :)
Title: Re: 1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM
Post by: madmonk on November 13, 2018, 07:19:19 am
Now that looks the dogs dangly bits Si.

Not easy to get a convincing matt finish on a car but that hits the spot.
Title: Re: 1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM
Post by: Madhatter on November 15, 2018, 12:37:21 am
Thanks Warren  ;D It's straight from a rattle can so I can't take too much credit there
Hope your keeping well and I'm happy to see your still here
Si
Title: Re: 1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM
Post by: MSgtUSAFRet on November 29, 2018, 07:24:01 am
Nice job, Si!

How did you get the lettering on the wheels to be so clean?

Looks great and very clean and precise!

Steve
Title: Re: 1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM
Post by: Madhatter on December 02, 2018, 02:52:25 am
Thanks Steve

I'm not much of a car modeller sadly. The lettering is all reverse decals (you place it face down with the backing on the top as opposed to the bottom). Luckily Tamiya give you a spare of each one as I broke one set