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#1 OFFLINE   ROBSMC

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 06:34 PM

Since I had 2 of these GT Spirit Lamborghini Countach LP5000 QV's, one white on white version for the JDM Countach custom project and a red on red version, I swapped the interiors on the 2 models. So now I have the red interior in the white body and the white interior in this red body. But since I took the model apart, I decided I didn't want 2 red countach models in my collection, so I decided to repaint the red body into one of my favorite colors for the Countach - Baby blue!

Kyosho made a diecast Countach in this color combo back in the day and these are super rare and expensive now to buy, so I painted my own to replace that grail. (Although that was a LP5000 S and mine is a LP5000 QV)

I did not document the build on this one as it was just a color change, no mods. So here is the finished model. Cheers, Rob

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 06:53 PM

It looks killer....super quality paint job :occasion14:  and that Blue :drool5:

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 08:34 PM

That colour combination suits it rather well

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 09:30 PM

Great looking model, that blue looks just right on the Lambo. The white interior and silver wheels add to the clean overall look. I bet this looks great in your impressive display cases.

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 10:38 PM

I'm usually not a big fan of baby blue, but I gotta say it just works perfectly on the QV, especially with that interior.

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 10:52 PM

View PostEvil Z06, on 27 June 2020 - 06:53 PM, said:

It looks killer....super quality paint job :occasion14:  and that Blue :drool5:
Thanks Gary, I just sanded down the original GT Spirit paint, then primed and painted over that. The blue is actually called Peacock Blue but I called it baby blue.

View PostBaseGTR, on 27 June 2020 - 08:34 PM, said:

That colour combination suits it rather well
Thanks Base, I love it too

View Postpreisman, on 27 June 2020 - 09:30 PM, said:

Great looking model, that blue looks just right on the Lambo. The white interior and silver wheels add to the clean overall look. I bet this looks great in your impressive display cases.
Cheers Jon, it does look good in the display case with my other Countach's, I am working on my collection of Countach and have another custom Countach I am going to build after the white JDM Countach. Stay tuned for that one, it is a one of a kind based on a real car.

View PostPhatboi101, on 27 June 2020 - 10:38 PM, said:

I'm usually not a big fan of baby blue, but I gotta say it just works perfectly on the QV, especially with that interior.
Thanks Mark, didn't want to pay the crazy money for the Kyosho diecast in this color combo, so made my own like always.

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 11:42 PM

Fantastic job Rob!

The blue Kyosho Countach you referred to was actually a QV, not an LP5000S. That was a nice model but it's overall profile made it look more like an earlier LP400S. Your GT Spirit QV actually looks a lot more true to the "high body" real car. How did you go doing the badges? Are they replacement decals/stickers?

Again, very nice looking model and a big improvement on the more toy-like appearance of the triple white original.

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Posted 27 June 2020 - 11:45 PM

View Postcannondancer, on 27 June 2020 - 11:42 PM, said:

Fantastic job Rob!

The blue Kyosho Countach you referred to was actually a QV, not an LP5000S. That was a nice model but it's overall profile made it look more like an earlier LP400S. Your GT Spirit QV actually looks a lot more true to the "high body" real car. How did you go doing the badges? Are they replacement decals/stickers?

Again, very nice looking model and a big improvement on the more toy-like appearance of the triple white original.
Cheers, oh I didn't think it was a QV because it did not have the side skirts with the strakes in them like this QV model. I had the decals made by TKdiecast last year as I am building the JDM Countach and I had spares made for this model.

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 12:46 AM

Yes the strakes were actually fitted during production to a small number (I'm thinking around 50?) of cars from about mid 1988. This is why they are referred to as "88.5"'s among some enthusiasts. The earlier cars from 85 onward had the standard round belly. The biggest giveaway with the QV is the engine cover, which protrudes up as a small tower to fit the downdraft engine components underneath. Some Americans refer to the QV as a "downdraft" because of this. This is apparently a more efficient way to produce power, versus the "sidedraft" engine configuration of the earlier versions.

So the car you've modelled is a super rare car - and 88.5 QV in a rare custom blue colour!

EDIT: And the first 88.5's actually had only two strakes, not the three as seen on this model and the later 25th Anniversary Countach i.e. SUPER rare -  how could I forget those!

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 01:17 AM

View Postcannondancer, on 28 June 2020 - 12:46 AM, said:

Yes the strakes were actually fitted during production to a small number (I'm thinking around 50?) of cars from about mid 1988. This is why they are referred to as "88.5"'s among some enthusiasts. The earlier cars from 85 onward had the standard round belly. The biggest giveaway with the QV is the engine cover, which protrudes up as a small tower to fit the downdraft engine components underneath. Some Americans refer to the QV as a "downdraft" because of this. This is apparently a more efficient way to produce power, versus the "sidedraft" engine configuration of the earlier versions.

So the car you've modelled is a super rare car - and 88.5 QV in a rare custom blue colour!

EDIT: And the first 88.5's actually had only two strakes, not the three as seen on this model and the later 25th Anniversary Countach i.e. SUPER rare -  how could I forget those!
Thank you so much for the information, my knowledge on older supercars is not as good as all the new stuff. Much appreciated mate

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 03:56 AM

Amazing looker and your paining skills are just so good. Hope you can do a tutorial on painting(i may have missed it if you already have) as the finish is Beautiful. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :yahoo: :occasion14: :danke:

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 04:41 AM

So awesome. I wish I could colour change models so seamlessly.

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 11:05 AM

It looks spot on Rob :10: :occasion14:

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 01:52 PM

i thought this was the starting point, not that it had already been finished :) the paint looks as good as an factory job.

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Posted 28 June 2020 - 04:26 PM

It looks incredible! The blue with the white interior really pops. Terrific job as always!
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