Improving the Tamiya AEG Olympia Sauber-Mercedes C9 1988 - 1/24 scale

by Fabrice Marechal © 2011 Modeler Site

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When AEG electronics sponsored a Sauber C9 Mercedes Benz, the paint design was one of a printed circuit all over the car. No doubt the design was very attractive for the modeler but it also implied a lot of extra work with the painting and decaling of the model. My aim with this note is to share with you, the reader, my experience in detailing this Tamiya kit as well as the process of applying the decals, which seemed quite difficult.


Building Process


As I usually do I started sanding the body with #1200 wet-or-dry sanding paper. During this first stage I covered the openings in the front fenders with the corresponding PE parts (1 & 2) from step 19 and glued part B5 from step 17.


Prior to painting the body I hand painted some of the inner parts, specifically the underside of part B5, and holes y the PE parts which allow access to the coil springs in the real car. Then I sanded the body again using 1500 grit sanding paper and washed it with soapy water.

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