It's 2019 - time for me to leave a footprint in this section, folks! Lately a dear friend of mine who also happens to be one of our tenants has fallen in love with the 1:18 scale classic car series from Burago. That triggered something inside me because that has given me the chance to finally build something for his birthday. I knew I had some classic cars paper model kits in my archive and was about to choose the Mercedes 500 from Canon for him when I learned that he had already got the Burago version for cheap from ebay. Bummer. Another plan was required. I checked my archive again and found something which might fit excellenty in his collection: The Aston Martin DB5. Granted, in comparison with the models he already got this one is indeed a "youngling" since it is from the 60s (all the other cars are from the 30s), however, the James Bond theme is something that I think will hit the mark. Alternatively I could make Columbo's car since my friend likes the classic show, too (who doesn't?), but, well, JB is a bit more exciting. I found the kit I am building somewhere in the web a few years ago. It is made by rhagar from the Ukraine and can be obtained here: https://dfiles.eu/files/5wowu184o Unfortunately the outer shell comes in green, so a quick and dirty recolour in Gimp was required. I created some simple gradients and changed the green into a shiny bright silver like the original. I found it too inappropriate to fully use silver card for it because the result would become too shiny in the end. However, I'm thinking of making the bumpers silver using card or paint, we'll see. The template comes in two scales, 1:35 and 1:25. I rescaled the larger one to 1:18 to match the other cars in my friend's collection. Everything was printed on 8 A4 pages. I'm going through the instructions now. Pictures will follow soon once they are available. Stay tuned!