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Hotwheels Diablo GTR - Completed

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Got a yellow GTR a week or so ago. I really don't like yellow as a color for any car.
And after seeing the results of mmc's repaint, I thought I'd give it a shot.

Before shot of the weak interior, engine bay and front ride height.

Here's where I'm at, after a couple days in the brake fluid bath.

I lowered the front end. Had to dig out the old Dremmel to make room in the wells, cutting down the door arms, and frame under the windshield. Didn't have any properly sized plastic tube, so I used some hollow square rod to bring the wheels up about an 1/8th of an inch. Looks lazy with the body pulled apart, but is hidden when assembled.

I spent a few minutes working on the engine detail. Simple black wash and painted the plugs/wires black.

The model came with a raw interior molded in a light beige, which carried over into the engine bay. It looked terrible, IMO. So that got a spray in satin black.
Seats are matte black with aluminum buckles on the harnesses.

Still not 100% on the color. Need to make a stop at Canadian Tire to check out the automotive rattle cans. I'm thinking of a darker brown with an orange pearl.
Also need a wire brush to get rid of the pain-in-the-a$$ remnants of yellow in all the corners.
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Ahh, maybe the guy I bought mine from switched out the interior and didn't mention it. Mine has a passenger seat, and no cage. Weird.
*Shaking Fist*
Well, its been almost exactly a year since I last touched this model. The wifey is back in Europe finishing up her school so I get some time to play with my toys.

I had laid down a silver metallic on this last year, and was pretty disappointed with the results. So it sat like this for some time.

It looks like primer, but I promise you that's a gloss metallic coat. Every panel looked different.

So tonight, after sanding down everything with 2000 grit, and waiting for the softcore pron shoot on my roof to wrap up, I got some orange laid down on it. (This was my first big money making car in Forza4)
I didn't have very high hopes for this paint. It has a plastic lawn chair on the label, but all in all, it came out pretty solid.

Here's how it looks at the moment,

Sorry about the phone pics.

Now just have to wait a couple days to put on some clear, and then some careful wet sanding. Hopefully this is the last time I have to paint this thing.

(I know the Autoart version comes in orange. I don't care.)
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Ahhh, that makes sense. Glad you guys are enjoying my painfully slow progress.

Back in the bath.

Someone want to remind me why I keep putting myself through this bull$hit?
Can't remember why I enjoy doing this stuff.
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Well, I am extraordinarily jealous of your paint quality and completed models. They look amazing. Thanks for the inspiration.
So, I'm still trying to wrap up this bloody paint job. the body components are done. Not great, but ready and partially assembled.
I picked up a Maisto Datsun 240z to fill the void of actually enjoying a custom. Also grabbed an old Bburago 993 and stripped her down. Thinking about an RWB mod, if I can find a GT2 wing to start on, but that'll be a different thread.

Anyway, here's some familiar pics to show you where the GTR stands.
The paint is definitely not flawless, but at this point, I'm just happy that it's sticking to the diecast.

I dropped it on some wheels stolen from a busted up F40, painted all the trim black and threw in some seats from a Hotwheels Civic.

Still struggling with paint issues on the doors,engine cover and skirts. This paint job will be the end of me.
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Thanks Craig!
How about digging up an old thread?

I finally finished this son of a b*tch.

I love this car (1:1 I mean). But I will never be modding a Hotwheels version again, although I have more than one ready to go. The front end/door hinge assembly is a nightmare, and will inevitably destroy the paint on edges in that area. Frustrating.
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The result is amazing.
What tyres did you use? Are those from Autoart JGTC cars?
Thanks, technica. The tires are original, I added some tire decals I got from ebay.de
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