ZoomOn Box. This is the Latest ver. full resin kit
These are all the resin parts found inside the box
Together with decals, windows, manuals, masking & photo-etch sheets
First thing I did was to start cleaning the parts. Above are the rims during cleaning. ZoomOn did a great job molding the valves with the rims, however I removed these to replace them with metal ones later on. Left pair is standard, right is cleaned with no valves
Then I temporarily assembled the suspensions, brakes and wheels where I discovered that all of these needed some work to align the rims perfectly in the middle of the arches
So I decided to tackle this problem my own way! Above is the steps I took to modify the rims and brakes in such a way that once sprayed, I would be able to attach them fixed wherever I felt best. This will avoid correcting each suspension unit separately and as a procedure, it's similar to the one in my tutorial "Lowering certain Tamiya kits".
The Motec dash was missing so I decided to make my own from an extra resin piece
This was followed with the first colours being airbrushed accordingly
Chassis was first airbrushed in black, then masked and airbrushed in automotive white together with all of the roll-cage and door pieces. Thanks goes to Mark for this great paint!
After that, the door panels were masked and airbrushed in satin black, while the back of the seat and the rims were airbrushed with 2K clear
Back of the seat was then masked, MOMO decals attached and finally airbrushed with matt clear. Spoon logo on radiator was airbrushed while brakes and pedals were finished
At this point I decided to make a new, more realistic battery from scrap resin pieces and wire. Finally, a new sticker for the front was made according to a 1:1 Antigravity battery
New stickers were also custom made for the dash, ECU and steering. These were done to add more details and according to the real items installed on the Spoon FD2
All the parts were painted and detailed accordingly, so all that remained was assembly
To make the battery more realistic, I added a tray made from a scrap photo-etch piece
After installing several parts in place, it was then time to start plumbing! For this job I've used 0.6mm braided line and 0.8mm resin hose joints, both from Top Studio
Referring to the real Spoon Sports FD2, I've added all the necessary plumbing
Then, I focused my attention on the wiring. Once again, I constantly referred to the real Spoon Sports FD2 where using several wires of different thickness, I detailed the interior
Several other detailing parts were scratch-built, like the master switch, power steering pump, electrical box and knobs next to the fire extinguisher
Finally, here's a look at the interior floor with all the interior and plumbing complete
Next job is to keep assembling all the chassis and interior parts, so keep watching for more updates on the Spoon Sports Civic FD2.