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  1. JonathanElstein

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    #576 JonathanElstein, Mar 14, 2013
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    How nice - but the real bravo is to the Silhouette (and to Colin Clarke for sorting it, and to you for spotting the reference - thanks!).

    I think I previously added some of the photos from the day, but here are a couple more (showing those meandering Wiltshire roads) for all you Silhouette fans.

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  2. raymondQV

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    Great, love the Silhouette !
     
  3. islerodreaming

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    I received my copy today - gee it brings back some memories. We have a lot to thank the Aussie journos of the 70's for: Blain, Fraser, Nichols, Cropley and Green turned Car magazine into the best in the world and they loved Lambo's!!

    John
     
  4. CK7684

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    Just started building a 1/24 scale model Silhouette. Just a quick build (its the Testors kit, so no engine) Anyways, I was considering painting it a maroon color with brown/tan interior. After going through this thread for reference material, I saw that charcoal grey car & it looks great! Now I'm a bit undecided. Any thoughts? I also noticed differences in signal lights. Is there reasoning behind this? All the kit parts are just clear & require painting...
     
  5. hyenahf

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    please do the dark maroon, there was at least one car painted this color from the factory. it was featured in the movie 80's "Bloodllines" for a second or two in the background.

    a handful of early silhouettes had the P111 type bumpers and the later ones had square bumpers with the wider turn signals. on the tail lamps most silhs had yellow/red euro lamps. there is at least one silhouette with the all red usa type tail lamps.

    please post us some pics of the model once you get done?

    cheers
     
  6. CK7684

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    Are there any pics of the maroon car? I find that I'm strangely drawn to that charcoal grey color, but I've already built a Countach in "storm grey". I also like the classic red, but I like to do something a bit different on models ;)
     
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  8. JonathanElstein

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  9. CK7684

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    Oh wow, thanks...not really the shade I had in mind...hmmm
     
  10. P300V8

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    Gunmetal grey is a nice colour but not one originally available on the Silhouette. Indeed there are now many cars with non original paint colour and interior!

    Production car interiors came in two colour schemes. Nero: charcoal dash with black door cards with centre panel to match light grey fabric seats with black leather sides and stripe. Naturale: brown dash with senape door cards with centre panel to match beige fabric seats with senape leather sides and stripe. Some US bodied cars had leather seats as original, others have been retrimmed in leather.

    PM me if you want more info
     
  11. P300V8

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    40066 was originally Marrone Antille and this is a non metallic colour, not at all the same as Marrone Luci del Bosco - a metallic colour.
     
  12. CK7684

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    Shopped for paint this afternoon but I couldn't decide. I didn't see a maroon I liked, so I might go with red. They did have a GM color called gunmetal, but hard to say judging by the cap if it would match the car shown here. However, I don't want to get too nit-picky on this one, as I'm intending it as a stress free quick build ;)
    I'd build it both ways if I could find another kit cheap :)
     
  13. P300V8

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    Marrone translates as brown!

    If your kit has early bumpers with clear sidelights and you are thinking of red how about making the first prototype ie red with red/black interior?
     
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    I have been gently reminded by Jonathan E that I was his 'reliable source'. That was two years ago when clearly my confidence exceeded my knowledge! Can do better.
     
  16. CK7684

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    As much as I like the grey car, I think I might go red over tan. Staying away from black interior because in scale everything tends to blend together & it gets hard to see anything. I do think grey with red interior looks great, but no need to have 2 models in the same custom livery...
    Here's the Countach...
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    he cant, the model looks to be vented decklid car. i suppose he can fill them in. on the flip side it doese have the correct b-pillars....lol !
     
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    This is the interior of 40066 the car that was originally Marron now Oro.
     
  22. CK7684

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    Would that be inappropriate for a red car? My plan is to use the same paints I used in my current 1/12 Countach.
    I'm also wondering about the area behind the seats. It is just molded in with the seats in this kit & I was going to carpet that area...
     
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    #597 P300V8, Mar 30, 2013
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    40066 was delivered marrone/naturale with leather seats. I do not know if the current interior is the original colour scheme but it is not a standard one.

    Rosso cars were delivered with naturale (and nero) interiors. For this scheme the paints you have used for the mousehair dash and carpets of the Countach are just fine. The paint for the senape leather of the Countach is fine for any senape leather on the Silhouette but the marrone colour of the door cards on 40066 is not a standard colour. Door cards were usually senape with a central panel that matched the seat colour.

    If your model is the same as mine the firewall behind the seats seems to have moved forward by a foot or so, right up to the seat backs! In reality the firewall is behind the rear window line and covered in carpet but hidden from view by a hanging vinyl roof cover, also used on the seat clamshells.

    In the rear section the sides are leather up to the windows and above that mousehair on the entire inside of the targa section, front windscreen surround, and of course the central console.

    The roof lining is the same material/colour as the Countach (beige or light grey) and of course the Silhouettes with fabric seats.
     
  25. CK7684

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    Thanks! I will do the door panels in tan (senape) with brown insert, instead of the other way around.
    I believe these kits are the same, as all Testors kits are made by different mfg. (rebox)
    Nice thing about building these models is that you learn a lot about the real thing!
     
  26. P300V8

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    I think you may have read my post before my edit where I said "central panel matches the seat stripe". In fact the central panel should match the seat colour!
     
  27. CK7684

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    Ahh ok! I'll stick with the original plan ;)
     

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