I think the Ford RS200 is one of the most successful car of the missing manufacturer EXIN, and using one of the models from the Altaya collections, in this case the version from Rally Míticos collection, I´m goint to make a decoration that I´ve always liked, the Marlboro one with which Zannini participated in the El Corte Inglés Rally, 1986, finishing second. In the next photo shows the car in the foreground.
After strip paint carefully from the bodywork, painted with three coats of white spray Duplicolor. After the first two, one pass with waterproof sandpaper to remove the bugs and dust and a third coat to leave the finish, the three without charge so much the body with paint to don´t lose details.
Masking carefully, painted red parts of the body with Tamiya X-7 red acrylic paint applied with the airbrush. As masking is quite complex I did in two steps, roof and hood first and then rear spoiler and front spoiler. I chose the normal red instead of fluorescent red for to get the minimal difference between the body red color and the waterslide decals red color.
Not to have hit well the masking tape, slipped a little paint underneath, right in the hood. A shame because the result was more than acceptable, even though the lines were not perfectly defined.
Once the red paint dry, with black Vallejo painted the body details, door handles, air intakes and interior of the headlights.
While the paint dryed completely, I mounted the mechanics of the car. The tires chosen were Braid from Team Slot painted with Humbrol silver enamel, while for the 4x4 transmission turned to the Spirit Peugeot 205 pulleys. I only had to cut the width of the axes to coincide with the original axes width.Four Cartrix tires did the rest.
The decals provided me the David of Todo Slot, are of very good quality and easy to place. The result put the decals I liked it. Two coats of "Bosque verde" wax varnish will be enought to protect the decals.
And taking advantage of the drying time of the decals and the paint went decorating the interior a little bit, few silver enamel brushstrokes, a little paint for the drivers, some safety belts made with duct tape, and little more, giving a radical change to the interior.
And once the car built was like this:
Finally I have the RS200 with the decor I always wanted. I love it.Go to top