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Aston Martin DBS "James Bond" (Tamiya 1/24) - part 2

Moving on steadily I first studied the instructions and stills from the Casino Royale movie to see if there are differences between (the instructions of) the kit and the real car.

Luckily there don't seem to be that many differences. The few I found are listed below.

The diffuser and the 2 front lips on the bumper appear to be made of carbon fibre on the production version.
In the promotional image for "Casino Royale" it is clear to see that the front lips are made of carbon fibre.
For the production version the mounts for the rear view mirrors also seem to be made of carbon fibre. Looking at the image below I'd say Bond's car didn't have this.

So the plan is to go for carbon fibre for the diffuser and front lips and follow Tamiya's instructions for the mirror mounts.


In the instructions from Tamiya I noticed that the vents in the hood should be painted (semi-gloss) black.
But all images I found on the internet and the stills from the movie showed that…