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Author Topic: 1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM  (Read 392 times)

Offline Madhatter

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1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM
« 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:




























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

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Re: 1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2018, 11:06:50 am »
Nice job on this car!
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Re: 1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2018, 10:00:16 pm »
thanks Scott  :)

Offline madmonk

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Re: 1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM
« Reply #3 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.

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Re: 1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM
« Reply #4 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

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Re: 1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM
« Reply #5 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!

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Re: 1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM
« Reply #6 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

 




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