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ZoomOn Spoon Sports Civic FD2 (Latest Ver.)

Paints: 

  • 2K automotive primer
  • & more coming soon!

Modifications:
  • Brakes and rims modified to glue directly on the hubs at any position
  • Molded tire valves removed from rims
  • Scratch-built MoTeC dash and AntiGravity battery
  • Custom stickers for the steering, ECU, dash and battery
  • Top Studio braided lines and resin hose joints
  • Several different thickness of wire added to the interior
  • Various resin & photo-etch scratch-built items for the interior
  • Hobby Design HD07-0022 Air Valves
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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

After 2 weeks of sanding and filling, every chassis and interior part was attached to the sticks and ready for primer
So everything was then airbrushed in automotive 2K primer

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

At this point all that remained was to assemble all the remaining pieces together (except for both door cards) and call the interior done

And here are two pictures showing the door cards installed in place

The chassis was also finished. This was simply airbrushed with semi-gloss black and only minor details were added. This is since all of the chassis will be covered later on

Next, were the wheels. These were finished with silver lug nuts and HD air valves

The brakes were also finished, as seen above, so it was time to assemble them too

Finally, tire decals were attached and everything assembled together

With the wheels ready, it's now time to start working on the body. This will take more time than expected to prepare for primer since the body is in a very poor state. Its surface is very grainy, like covered with harsh orange peel and has several flaws which need correction. All of this will consume a lot of time to finish. Very disappointed indeed

Next job is to start preparing the body for primer, so keep watching for more updates on the Spoon Sports Civic FD2.

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