- @marleys.diecast (instagram)

This sample of creativity can no doubt be called a masterpiece of fan creativity, taking inspiration from the Grand Tour show. It turned out very similar, everything is done quite simply and you can get a real mini model as a personal souvenir from the Grand Tour show as a gift for your efforts and hours of work!

I will try to investigate the creation of this model and tell you all the stages, based on the pictures.

We need to find the car as similar to the model presented below. Desirable color of the earth, black, white. But if there are none, then I know a way to remove the paint from the car.

NOT used for this brake fluid, it can eat the models themselves and your hands and DO NOT use solvents with methyl alcohol, which will corrode parts and it is very poisonous.

Use the Dettol disinfectant and only it, which is simple, cheap and safe. It is this . Do not take analogues and various variations. Each variety changes the result and it may not work to remove the paint! Be careful!

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In addition to the solution, you need 1) a hard toothbrush, 2) a thin object like a toothpick, pins, needles, paper clips, 3) a glass or plastic container that can be thrown out, 4) a thin rag to feel the model, 5) necessarily thin surgical gloves, so as not to dry out your hands and cause peeling of the skin, 6) running water, 7) oilcloth or newspapers to protect the surface from paint (paint on cars is very corrosive),  8) good ventilation of the room, open the windows for the draft, so as not to poison during prolonged use, although the tool is safe.

Dilute the solution Dettol with cold tap water 1: 1. The solution is suitable for both metal and plastic models, painted in whole or in part. The solution relaxes the modeling mastic and in some places super glue. The model can fall into pieces if it is not solid cast, but we also need to remove the roof from the machine! Look for plastic models with a detachable roof ... Or the same of metal.

Place the model in a Dettol solution and let it soak for 24-48 hours. Some models are difficult to part with the paint. By the way, along with this machine, you can simultaneously remove the paint from others. The solution will not damage the parts; close the container with a lid!

When the required time has passed, wearing gloves, get the model. The paint on it will be something slimy, it should all be easily brushed off with a hard toothbrush on an oilcloth or newspaper. Work with a brush away from you at an angle of 45 degrees to the surface of the model.

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After work, all working tools such as a brush and gloves should be soaked again in the solution, since water will not wash away anything. It is very important! There should be no paint remaining on the tools, which is very strong in painting everything and as a result, through negligence, you will get dirty the model and everything around! If the model is not completely cleaned of paint, re-soak the model in the same solution for 24 hours. Repeat all this as many times as needed until all the paint is removed with the same hard toothbrush from all the hard to reach corners of the car.

That's not all! Paint in recesses of parts may weaken adhesion to new paint. If you are going to paint the model in the desired color, as in the picture. And you can not paint ... But if you paint, then rinse the model under running water until it ceases to be slimy and slippery, you can rinse without gloves.

Use a cloth to polish the car. You will see that there is still a lot of paint on it. It will also dry out the model.  Clean the remaining paint in deep cavities with a second hard toothbrush and a thin, sharp object. Wipe the model again with a cloth and let it dry.

The solution is stored for a long time, but after the second use it becomes less effective.  It is difficult to remove paint from the model glue, do not clean such areas, but leave to dry, then using the tools for working with models, remove this paint. There are even special mini grinders.

Remember that the brush with the paint cannot be washed with water; you will spoil the brush. Only solution Dettol. And the bottom of the container may get dirty with paint ... So after use, this container is not recommended for soaking other future models.

@marleys.diecast (instagram)

@marleys.diecast (instagram)

You can paint the car with paint from a spray with car paint (having pasted over unnecessary places for painting with masking tape) or using special paint for models. Use a wide brush. The uniformity of color is important, but unfortunately it is best achieved with a spray. Dry for about a week.

BEFORE PAINTING, disassemble, rinse and degrease the car, and then dry it. And only AFTER PAINTING and drying it can be assemble. After painting, cover the car with a special model varnish. Remove the roof by sawing it off with a tool convenient for this, if you have not found a removable one.

@marleys.diecast (instagram)

@marleys.diecast (instagram)

Get a lot of matches and saw off the heads from them. Find a piece of wood and cut with a knife for cutting wood into the necessary pieces, which will differ from the shape of the match. Such pieces you will find on a car in the photo below on the sides below, in the form of logs. Although the logs can be glued from matches. They must be glued so that together the matches form a cylinder. Glue should be taken as strong as possible. Perhaps a model will do. Make a frame on which everything will rest and only after that decorate and add details.

@marleys.diecast (instagram)

@marleys.diecast (instagram)

After creating the frame and the body of the matches, you will need to purchase a sisal that imitates hay in a florist shop or find a suitable real hay and varnish it.

liketo.ru Internet shop. Sisal

liketo.ru Internet shop. Sisal

Lay the hay on the roof. Artificial moss can also be found at the florist's shop. Green sisal is suitable, which must be twisted into messy flat balls of moss. I do not recommend natural moss, because insects can be found in it. Make everything as in the picture above.

@marleys.diecast (instagram)

@marleys.diecast (instagram)

For fine chips, you can cut sisal. Or look for a similar powder in the shops for creativity. Or paint flour in green and sprinkle with it.

The nest is made of sisal twisted into a ball and glue in layers at the main points of contact with glue. The bird hole can be made with the back of a thin pencil or similar object.

@marleys.diecast (instagram)

@marleys.diecast (instagram)

If you wish, you can make mini flowers from pieces of fabric or clay, or pieces of artificial flowers that you glue into the desired mini composition (their advantage is waterproof)

@marleys.diecast (instagram)

@marleys.diecast (instagram)

It remains to find Richard Hammond himself in the driver's seat! The car is ready.

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Thank you very much for the master of toy models @marleys.diecast (instagram) for the inspirational photo material!

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