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Chevrolet Cruze WTCC TC1 - Tom Coronel (part 1)

And off we go with another project.
But this won't be a quick one (as if I ever had quick projects...) as there's quite an amount of plastic surgery involved...

Ever since I got the ZoomOn transkit in my possession (discussed here) I've been very eager to get working on this one.
But I tried to keep my cool and finish one of the unfinished builds first.

Well. I can tell now that that plan has failed...

As a matter of fact, I was so eager to get going on this one, that I forgot to take some pictures showing the original body of the car (as supplied in the kit).

So, what's the plan?
Base kit is the Aoshima/Beemax Chevrolet Cruze WTCC.
This will be enhanced with the transkit by ZoomOn.


Before starting with the chassis I wanted to get the body sorted first as I suspected this was going to take a fair amount of work.

First step was easy. To remove the front of the original body.
Well, okay, not that easy, because there was some delicate cutting to do. But all went well.


Af…

Alenia C-27J Spartan - 98° Gruppo (Italeri 1/72) - Part 1

A new year, a new project.
But different this time. At least, that's the plan.
No thrills - no frills, just out of the box...

When I first started modelling (a long time ago) I mainly built 1/76 and 1/72 Matchbox kits as they were easy to come by.
There was also a good selection of Revell kits, but I didn't like them back then. Too much flash to clean up and soft detail. At least that's what I can remember now.

Planes soon became the main staple in modelling for me, before I discovered the 1/20 F1 cars from Tamiya...
Although my main interest lies still with car kits, the occasional plane will find its way into my stash.
And this happened too with this particular kit.

When I first saw this kit in the new kits section of an issue of Airfix Model World I was intrigued.
I never heard of this plane type before (not that I now all plane types by heart, mind you). When searching Google for this plane I discovered a great special livery for it. And that's when I decided that…