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Hyundai HG/Azera Grandeur - 1/24 by Academy
KoSprueOne
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Posted: Saturday, October 01, 2016 - 02:12 PM GMT+7

box art



This is my first snap together kit in a long long long time.

My plan is to build this into an Azera that just rolled off the ship into North America from Korea. This is how cars look while going through customs as imports. It will not be covered with Cosmoline but instead be wrapped in paper and plastic inside and out.

Assembly begins with the one piece pan/chassis assembly.




The wheel hubs and muffler parts snapped in from the chrome sprue. I just aerosol can sprayed it all flat black.


Photo album for this build, at least until I get this properly sorted:
http://imgur.com/a/FFIYI

thanks for looking ...




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Posted: Sunday, October 02, 2016 - 08:14 AM GMT+7













The kit seats are lacking the storage pocket on the back so I replicated this with wine bottle lead sheet, wire and styrene sheet. The lead sheet was wrapped around the wire at the top to look like a hem line then sculpted in some depressions with the back of a knife.

The interior will be black so I'll spray paint it Hotrod Gray Primer for a scale black look. The difference in the colors are subtle but visible. You can see this in the picture above next to the flat black chassis part.


thanks for looking ...






KoSprueOne
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Posted: Tuesday, October 04, 2016 - 02:50 PM GMT+7


The one piece pan/chassis so I painted it.





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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 01:51 PM GMT+7
Nice looking Hyundai. Didn't even know they made Hyundai kits. I like the seat details. Will you be able to see them when the interior is completely assembled?

Jim
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Posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2016 - 02:29 PM GMT+7
This is the only Hyundai kit from Academy I've seen so far. They should've done a Veloster or Tucson or a KIA SOUL, but they decided (or was commissioned by Hyundai) to do the Azera.

The seat detail will probably not be seen. I realized this after completion.

Thanks for checking in and your comment.




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Posted: Sunday, October 09, 2016 - 10:26 AM GMT+7












The door armrest/handle parts were on a chrome sprue. I don't know why because nothing on the 1/1 prototype is chrome except the door locks. These were spray painted the Hotrod Primer black over all along with the door parts that were molded in black.

The door locks were made with parts of the chrome sprue cut to size and shape then glued into place in the unlocked position. The touch of Gunze Sangyo 'Salmon Pink' gives this away.

The door armrest parts were then snapped into place into the door parts. The difference in the gloss black and dark hotrod primer "scale black" is clear in these pictures. Also I've installed the door audio speakers decals and front door seat adjustment button decals.

The tiny bits of lint is just landed on the parts but I didn't notice until I uploaded the pictures.



thanks for looking . . .





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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 01:58 PM GMT+7




Interior going together with detail painting and decals. Rear seats are painted then detailed with a fine tip pen then drybrushed to get visual depth before wrapping with plastic.

The gear shifter was relocated to the left. The kit has this in the center of the console but it is not on the 1/1.
Dash details are painted. All displays are painted like they are off. The dash speedometer cluster are kit supplied decals. I installed these water slide decals as per instructions but they would not stick to location. I had to "glue" them down in place with Kristal Klear. After this cured I followed with layers of Smoke acrylic to achieve an OFF status. Then thin layers of Kristal Klear were filled in to make the cluster lens.








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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 02:02 PM GMT+7
This looks really nice. I have been following from the beginning and really like what you are doing with the kit.
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Posted: Friday, October 21, 2016 - 02:49 PM GMT+7
Awesome! Thanks for checking in, Russ.




KoSprueOne
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 01:01 PM GMT+7
Protective wrap installed in all the appropriate places.












Thanks for looking in.





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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 11:07 PM GMT+7
Looks good. Very nice work with the door locks.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 11:55 AM GMT+7
Thank you. I keep making details that will probably not be seen after it's all built.




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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 01:48 PM GMT+7
The plastic adds a lot of interest. You can still see some of the details underneath it.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 02:26 PM GMT+7
ok, cool. Thanks for the feedback.





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Posted: Sunday, December 11, 2016 - 03:19 PM GMT+7
More wrap for the dash.












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Posted: Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 01:49 PM GMT+7








The mud guards were sanded off because the Azera wouldn't already have them installed rolling off the ship.







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Posted: Sunday, January 01, 2017 - 11:13 AM GMT+7
The front and rear, Euro/Asian license plate frame part receptacle cavities of the body needed filling and reshaping.


















I accidentally sanded out the front tow hook cap detail. I had to make a tool from an old sable brush by boring out with a sharp drill bit. Then pressing into front bumper location to replicate that detail again.







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Posted: Sunday, January 01, 2017 - 11:27 AM GMT+7
Very nice project KSO, and neat tool improvisation with the brush, I will remember that one!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Monday, January 02, 2017 - 03:57 AM GMT+7
Thanks for looking in and the compliment, D




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Posted: Monday, January 02, 2017 - 06:48 PM GMT+7
Coming along fine there.
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Posted: Monday, January 02, 2017 - 09:55 PM GMT+7
Nice touch on the door handles - very subtle.

Interesting take on doing the interior in protective wrap for shipping.

Keep up the great work.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 03, 2017 - 01:25 PM GMT+7
Thanks, Fellas. I haven't seen this done yet so I thought I'd give it a try.




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Posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 02:33 PM GMT+7
The decals for the side view mirror, turn signal lights (9 and 10) are not called out in the assembly instruction sheets. However they are in the picture of the finished model in the instruction sheets, if you look closely. The decals are yellow in the center but that's if the turn signal(s) are on. I'll have to try and place a thin strip of BMF over the yellow part to achieve the look of them being off (non-illuminated).













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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 01:20 PM GMT+7
I couldn't get the kit supplied decals to fit at the correct angle. I thought I had LH and RH mixed up but neither fit correctly. I guess that is why they are not called out in the I-Sheets.

I cut fine wedges of BMF instead and I like how they turned out. The picture is a little close-up but if I look at it on the bench with one eye closed and the other squinted, it looks spot on!










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Posted: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 - 06:54 PM GMT+7
Looks pretty good to me.