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Acura RSX JDM Tuner Style

Post by Bernard Kron on Tue 05 Jun 2018, 11:12 am


Acura RSX JDM Tuner Style

This project represented a radical departure from my usual modeling fare. Since my return to auto modeling nearly 10 years ago Iíve dedicated myself virtually exclusively to hot rod, custom car and straight line racing (drag and LSR) subjects. And Old School, at that. Indeed the only exception was a Ferrari 250 GT SWB I built last year, so that means that not only is this non-hot rod, but my first post 1960ís build as well! The motive for doing this car was to gain experience building contemporary cars. Iím gradually building up an inventory of contemporary sports cars to build. These kits sometimes involve techniques and construction approaches that are new to me when compared to the older kits (AMT, Revell and Monogram) that I usually tackle. Examples of this are the windows mounted to the outer surfaces of the bodywork, and the blackout trim around the edges of the window glass.

This was a low-risk project because this was a kit I won as a door prize a few years back at the one and only IPMA show I ever attended. But my personal build style was still in evidence, for example in the fill panels I added to the kit tuner nose piece which originally had the characteristic Acura ďVĒ indentation. I did it to give the car a more purposeful race car look. I also made my own carbon fiber decals for the rear wing and the hood. The trade ďdecalsĒ on the both pieces are part of the art for the carbon fiber panel, laid over a base of metallic silver. The rest of the decals are from an aftermarket Hobby Design JDM sheet. Iíve never experienced decals of this quality before. What a pleasure! Other than that the build is largely out-of-the-box. The body color is Duplicolor Toreador Red. The wing brackets and wheels are finished in Testors Metalizer Brass for a gold-anodized look.

All in all a well-conceived, well-engineered kit with excellent parts fit and nice clean, crisp casting. A good introduction to modern auto modeling.

Thanx for lookiní,
B.









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Re: Acura RSX JDM Tuner Style

Post by dv8v8 on Tue 05 Jun 2018, 4:39 pm

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Re: Acura RSX JDM Tuner Style

Post by allan on Wed 06 Jun 2018, 7:45 pm

That's cool
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