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Fujimi F2007 1/20 WIP

Postby CelicaGT » Sun Mar 22, 2020 8:46 pm

I started this a while ago but then we moved and my work bench ended up packed for several months. I'm finally unpacked and I've dived back into it.

This will be my first "modern" F1 with all the crazy wings and aero shapes. We'll see how it goes without an airbrush. :shock:

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So far priming has gone OK, except for using a ton of paint. I'm also trying to be a bit more relaxed on this build and not worry about everything being perfect. :? :)


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Next up is an undercoat of TS-88 titanium silver followed by TS-74 clear red.
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Re: Fujimi F2007 1/20 WIP

Postby donnieleblanc » Sun Mar 22, 2020 11:38 pm

Great Start! If memory serves, that was a pretty tricky kit...
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Re: Fujimi F2007 1/20 WIP

Postby stubeck » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:42 am

donnieleblanc wrote:Great Start! If memory serves, that was a pretty tricky kit...


Pretty much all the Fujimi kits seem to be this way. Of the three I've tried to build only ones really been a success.
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Re: Fujimi F2007 1/20 WIP

Postby CelicaGT » Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:54 pm

donnieleblanc wrote:Great Start! If memory serves, that was a pretty tricky kit...


So far I'd agree! That's one of the reasons I'm trying to not worry as much about making everything perfect. I already think the engine cover will have to be glued down if I want it to look decent.


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donnieleblanc wrote:Great Start! If memory serves, that was a pretty tricky kit...


Pretty much all the Fujimi kits seem to be this way. Of the three I've tried to build only ones really been a success.


That's not encouraging. :lol: I just really love the look of the F2007 so that's why I decided to take the chance. There are so many Fujimi kits of cars that look tempting but I'm not sure I'll want to try any more Fujimis after this kit.
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Re: Fujimi F2007 1/20 WIP

Postby daveyman » Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:53 am

I took a similar approach to building as you. I secured the bodywork work together so that you can get the fit right before paint. One thing I would suggest is to make sure the engine/gearbox will still slide into place between the bodywork at the back. I can't remember the exact problem that I had, I built mine a good few years ago, but the fit was very tight.
Hopefully you've already addressed any issues but just wanted to warn you.
I agree that for a relatively 'moderne era' aero car this one is a beauty and if you can get the metallic red correct it's even more so.
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Re: Fujimi F2007 1/20 WIP

Postby CelicaGT » Tue Mar 24, 2020 10:32 pm

daveyman wrote:I took a similar approach to building as you. I secured the bodywork work together so that you can get the fit right before paint. One thing I would suggest is to make sure the engine/gearbox will still slide into place between the bodywork at the back. I can't remember the exact problem that I had, I built mine a good few years ago, but the fit was very tight.
Hopefully you've already addressed any issues but just wanted to warn you.
I agree that for a relatively 'moderne era' aero car this one is a beauty and if you can get the metallic red correct it's even more so.


Thanks for the heads up, I haven't checked that yet. :idea:

I'm really hoping the color comes out well. It's been raining nonstop here but tomorrow is supposed to be sunny. I should be able to get the first silver coat on tomorrow.
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Re: Fujimi F2007 1/20 WIP

Postby kimi_8 » Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:53 am

this kit irritated the life out of me and ended up with a poor fitting on the right hand side of the bodywork purely because i didnt pay attention and test fit.
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Re: Fujimi F2007 1/20 WIP

Postby stubeck » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:13 am

daveyman wrote:I took a similar approach to building as you. I secured the bodywork work together so that you can get the fit right before paint. One thing I would suggest is to make sure the engine/gearbox will still slide into place between the bodywork at the back. I can't remember the exact problem that I had, I built mine a good few years ago, but the fit was very tight.
Hopefully you've already addressed any issues but just wanted to warn you.
I agree that for a relatively 'moderne era' aero car this one is a beauty and if you can get the metallic red correct it's even more so.


Completely agree with that approach. There is so little clearance with some of them thats why the later ones are curbside I feel. My FW16 was OK on this, but the rear wing never fit properly, and my F2003 is essentially just the wrong wing because so much fit poorly on it. Its completely a "me" problem though as I feel if you don't put too much paint on, and don't paint where it shouldn't go, it likely will have less problems than I had.
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Re: Fujimi F2007 1/20 WIP

Postby Tyrone » Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:56 am

Yeah I agree with everyone else, it's a nightmare fitting the engine up and into the body when it's all glued together, I had to separate the little bits at the back to fit it in when I did this kit.
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Re: Fujimi F2007 1/20 WIP

Postby CelicaGT » Wed Mar 25, 2020 3:10 pm

kimi_8 wrote:this kit irritated the life out of me and ended up with a poor fitting on the right hand side of the bodywork purely because i didnt pay attention and test fit.


Tyrone wrote:Yeah I agree with everyone else, it's a nightmare fitting the engine up and into the body when it's all glued together, I had to separate the little bits at the back to fit it in when I did this kit.


Yikes! :? Thanks for the comments guys! I guess I'll just see how it goes.

Today was sunny so I was able to lay down a coat of TS-88 titanium silver. It went pretty well I think. It's far from perfect (you can see some of my sub-par putty work on the nose and under the cockpit but oh well. :lol:

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And the lazy man's CF (black metallic paint brushed in one direction to give it the look of CF weave). :mrgreen:

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I plan to do maybe one more coat of TS-88 in case I missed any spots. Any recommendations on how long to wait until I switch over to TS-74 clear red? Should I give it a few days?
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