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Remodel of FUJIMI 1/24 scale Enthusiast model Series Lamborghini Countach LP400
How to build Lamborghini Countach LP500 Prototype
Step 7: Adjustment the hinges etc.
As for LP500 and LP400, a dashboard's design is quite different. Thereupon, I gave up the reconstruction of LP400 kit parts, and scratch built it.


Adjustment the headlight hinges



I remodeled a popup system of the headlights. This light pod is upped with a lever. I put a cam on the fulcrum (in the red circle). This adjustment was very hard work. But as a result, the headlights came to open more smoothly.





Adjustment the door hinges

An error occurred in the opening of panel line by thickness of a paint layer. When the door is opened, the tip rubs against a fender. It causes the surface of the fender to be damaged. I shaved the point which the fender rubbed against diagonally. This problem was canceled by this work.




I put the open stay to the engine bonnet same as the countach LP400S model.



Joined the Chassis to the Body
I joined the chassis to the body.

I built the triangular beams, and put them to the body and the chassis.




Next, I sandwiched a black plate between the body and the chassis to hide beams.




I put muffler on the black plate.




I put the muffler guard panel. It looks like this.





Put the Front Grill

I painted the front grill light metallic gray. Next, I made the "countach" special logo decal by the Alps MD printer, and paste it on the grill, and coated clear color.




I put the front gril to the front nose of body.





Put the Logo Emblems

There is the "lamborghini" logo emblem at the left of right tail light. I used a photoetch part for it. I made a guide of put point with masking tapes, and put the photoetch rogo.




There are logo emblems of "Beltorne" behind door panels. I used the metal letterings of Hasegawa 1/24 scale Lamborghini Miura for them.





Completed!
I had a great deal of difficulty in complete the 1/24 Lamborghini Countach LP500 prototype model. I repeated the countless try and error in this work. This project extended over a period of 2 years 3 months. Of course, it is the longest in my experience. I think that I have not suffered in vain. I get dog]tired...



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