[Episode 5] Proper Planning Part 5 – Superdetailing

Now we get to the fun stuff: adding detail to this already wonderfully detailed kit. Part of improving the detail is in the paint treatments (see Episode 2): getting the paint colours accurate, picking out details on each part in different colours, and adding carbon fibre decals. The other part is adding stuff! Superdetailing parts … Continue reading [Episode 5] Proper Planning Part 5 – Superdetailing

[Epsiode 3] Proper Planning Part 3 – More Painting Prep

Build Flow Having identified all the paint/treatment options in the Colour Table (see my last post or the Documentation page), there is just a little more prep to do for painting. First off, here is the 'Build Flow'. This set of diagrams describes how I plan to prepare and paint each part, by showng how … Continue reading [Epsiode 3] Proper Planning Part 3 – More Painting Prep

[Episode 2] Proper Planning Part 2 – Colour Me Prepared

In my last post I described creating a database of every part used in the kit, connected to an anotated set of instructions. The next step is to research the real Mazda 787B and decide on paints and/or other treatments for every part. The most useful references I found are two books: Photograph Collection Volume … Continue reading [Episode 2] Proper Planning Part 2 – Colour Me Prepared

[Episode 1] Proper Planning Part 1 – The Big Spreadsheet

[Updated 2002] I am re-issuing this post as part of starting my 'do over' - basically, a second attempt to build this kit to my desired standard (the body fitting together, etc.). I'll make a few updates and improvement as we go along. Firstly, let me admit that my preparation for these complex, expensive models … Continue reading [Episode 1] Proper Planning Part 1 – The Big Spreadsheet