Resin kits

The photo shows what you get in the box, it only miss the decal sheet and instructions.


What is a resin kit?

The main diference with a plastic kit is the fact you will have to clean the different parts, as the casting method uses silicon rubber moulds, which can let some layer of silicon on the parts, which can spoil the paint work.
Two solutions for cleaning : you can use aceton, and dip the parts of the kit for some seconds, then let dry (a fortnight), it is for me the easiest way ; aceton can be easily found and you can use it again ! Or you may use gentle hot water and cleaning powder with and old toothbrush, longer, and not realy easy for small parts.
The other advantage is that you have no mould lines on the body, preparation for painting is therefore more easy.

How to build a resin kit?

After having verified you get all the parts, please, read the instructions! There you will find the color references and the building order that will permit you to get a well finished model.
First, be sure to have some useful tools, basic for modeling:
-some small files, flat, round, square, triangular……
-sandpaper fine, medium.
-a small drill machine with Ø 0.5mm, 1 mm, 1.2 mm and 1.5 mm.
-small pliers, with square and point ends.
-a good cutting tool for the wheel axes.
-some glues of different types, cyanoacrylate for current work, epoxy two parts, a vinyl glue for the windows….
-for the paint, use Humbrol or Tamiya…for the small parts and detail and finish, you can use spray cans, but the best results will be obtained with a spray gun and acrylic or automotive paints. To figure the orange or red lights, first apply a coat of aluminium paint then use Tamiya clear colors.

You are now ready to begin!


Copyright P.Le Prévost  12 2015

Buggy Arnoux 1986-1987

Still a Jean Vicaire creation, I have also modified the buggy used by Claude Arnoux for the 1986 and 1987 editions. The kit is available without decals, these are made by “Shounet”. The 1986 version shows a colour pattern going from pale pink to dark blue, and the 1987 one has a pale green to dark green pattern. These colours are not included in the decals!

Buggy Arnoux 86 87

Buggy Loto 1989

I had this prototype on the shelf for a long (too long !) time: The Loto Buggy driven by Hubert Auriol in 1989, and it was also possible to make the support Range Rover.
Jean Vicaire, who made some nice buggies as one-off in the early eighties gave me the first trial of this kit but he did not want to continue with.
I had the opportunity to get some of these prototypes, and after some work, it is now possible to have some nice models.



The Loto buggy and the Range Rover are now available.