Oooh Yeah... getting there....
Fenders require a smooth surface for joins. so this required some sanding.
Also the inner edge were sanded on an angle, for that extra 0.5mm of clearance. this really needs to be done first or some paint will be lost to rubbing.
So then it's off for a bath in clear soapy water for prep.
Tamiya have cut costs on these bodies. So both masks and sticker set need to bu cut by hand. meaning another 30 minutes wasted on cutting and for the body it's about an hour.
The results are still good.
tamiya masks are the "right" shape
Here are the light buckets and fenders with the backing paint.
Transparent blue with silver. I didn't use chrome on the body because I wanted more "stick" but it isn't as bright as I'd hoped. In the sun, it will still be awesome.
I'm deciding whether to add a rear radiator... but I though a BRZish bonnet scoop with intercooler could be cool. these are WRX parts... Maybe...??
test mount of tyres looks great. next step... attach the fenders and a little rear window smoke.