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AMT 1/25 Lola T-8800 Arie Luyendyk

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:22 am
by whatisdeletrazdoing
Hi everyone,

Here is my latest finished work, and possibly the most frustrating. This is Arie Luyendyk's Provimi Veal Lola T-8800 from the 1988 Indy 500. The Provimi scheme is one of my all time favorites. Sadly, the kit was pretty awful. Nothing fit and details were soft at best. I ended up making the kit curbside to make the build end quicker! I used Alclad gloss black base for the paint. The kit decals were used and terrible. I really should've used Indycals on this one. In the end, I'm reasonably happy with how it all turned out. I wish I had built this before I bought a half dozen of these AMT Indycar kits!

As always, comments and critiques are welcome.

Thanks,
Jake

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Re: AMT 1/25 Lola T-8800 Arie Luyendyk

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:43 am
by racingkars
Nice to see a car from Dutch racer Arie....

Re: AMT 1/25 Lola T-8800 Arie Luyendyk

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:55 am
by Shunter
Always great to see an Indycar....Nice.

Re: AMT 1/25 Lola T-8800 Arie Luyendyk

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:58 am
by JamesB
:D Come on, the result is not bad. Don't be that hard with the kit and yourself :D
Anyway, if you have regrets on having fought amt's Indycars, please pm me to see if I can find them a new home 8) 8)

Re: AMT 1/25 Lola T-8800 Arie Luyendyk

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:48 am
by Eagle50
Sharp! I don't know my Indy cars, but I like this one!

Cheers, Chris

Re: AMT 1/25 Lola T-8800 Arie Luyendyk

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:13 am
by billgtp
Looks great

Re: AMT 1/25 Lola T-8800 Arie Luyendyk

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:54 am
by Indy1977TX
The build looks nice. Great paint and details. Shayne's right, it is good to see IndyCars here and we need to see more!!

Jordan

Re: AMT 1/25 Lola T-8800 Arie Luyendyk

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:55 am
by CK
Hi Jake,

Your CART turns out to be pretty good!

The AMT CART series is a series with normal AMT quality of the 80's. The panel lines are large and lines are a bit soft. There are some fit problems as these moulds were hand cut not the NC machine cuts like Tamiya.

The Revell-Monogram CART cars of the 90's are better even they lack the engine.

Re: AMT 1/25 Lola T-8800 Arie Luyendyk

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:32 pm
by biercemountain
Always a pleasure to see another IndyCar here. I've got this kit in my stash and appreciate the heads-up on using Indycal decals. Anything but a curbside build seems like an exercise in frustration with most of these kits.

Re: AMT 1/25 Lola T-8800 Arie Luyendyk

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:07 pm
by vekkuli
Very nice & clean Build :) .