Cars I Have Owned Series
35 NK 456
Original Model: Autocult

Scale : 1/43
Start: 02 September 2016
Finish: 05 September 2016

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The model of the car (prod. 1968) that I had during 1985 - 1986.

The model initially, generally OK with minor inaccuracies in contours but lacking authenticity especially in the rear window shape. However, this model can be regarded as a successful one considering that no blueprints are available today. The dashboard, front grille, door and window handles, gear shifter and wipers details for 1/43 are excellent. Kudos to Autocult for this rare model.

I split the model.

The rear lamps had a surrounding chromed bezel which the original car did not have, but were sold as aftermarket accessories.

I shaved the protruding frame of the bezels and applied putty in the gap between the bezels and the body.

I applied testing primer at the rear.

I painted the central part black, and applied flat white sticker folio on the inside panels. I had covered with artificial white leather in the real car.

I painted the fascia panel black.

I painted the floor inside flat black and applied some white dust on the seats.

I painted the body black.

I applied Maskol on the clear parts and painted the headlight bezels red.

I painted the stripes on the body red and prepared the Hittite deer emblem as decal, and applied on the body.

I assembled the model. Here are the finished photos...

The actual photo of the car...