Saturday, May 31, 2014


Wheels assembled and painted.

Tow hook installed.

Next: interior

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Eat my own words

Even though I said there would not be a new project for a while and the 2 work in progress ones will be shelved, I could not help but played with this little guy. Decals on the body are done and clear coat applied. Since I'll be away from my workbench for 2 weeks, the rest of the work will need to pause for at least that long.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Leyton House CG901 1990 French Grand Prix Ivan Capelli

1990 Leyton House CG901 Complete

The average time I took to finish a kit has been around 6 months. This is no exception. Checking my old blog posts, it was October last year when I started playing with this guy. And it is mid May already. Finally today, it is done.

Although there are so many kits in my inventory that I would like to play with, I will not start a new project for a while until I can afford the time to do that again. The work in progress Porsche and McLaren will stay as is for now.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

So close, so very close

Moving at warp speed these couple of days. Mounted the wheels, adjusted the height. It looks almost finished. It's getting late tonight. Things to work on tomorrow:
  • Finish the mirrors
  • Fabricate the rain light
  • Paint and mount the wheel nuts
  • Mount antennae
  • Miscellaneous touch up

Friday, May 9, 2014

I can see the end of the tunnel

Front and rear suspensions completed. All that are left are wheels, mirrors and the rain light. Hopefully, this guy should be done pretty soon.

As usual, the kit's mirrors and the supports are casted together in one piece with white metal. The supports are too thick, so cut the support off and replaced them with brass wire. Then they are cut to length and I painted the mirror housing in body color. I will paint the support in black after the paint on the housing is dried.

The tires with the kir are the typical old Tameo black rubber donuts with no markings. The kit came with the tire decals, but decals do not like to stick to rubber. The tires from new Tameo kits have all the markings already painted, good for lazy people like myself. This time, I took the tires from another kit. Also added a valve stem to each of the rims. These guys are smaller than a flea. It happened so many times when I use tweezers to handle tiny metal piece, the metal piece turned into a projectile and few away. I lucked out this time, did not lose any.

Next would be finish painting the mirrors, install the wheels, front and rear wings, then mirrors and miscellaneous other little pieces.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Progress, slow progress

Making progress little by little. Front suspension almost together except the upper control arms. Will try to do as much as possible this weekend.

Finally getting some warm temperature in Chicago today. I was still wearing a winter jacket yesterday morning. But today, I can just wear a polo shirt. It's about time.