PMD Models Wald LS400
PMD Models Wald LS400
Hello and welcome to the scale model page of VipdOut. My name is Keith and I'm the Creative Director of PMD Models. My goal is to bring some VIP Flavor to the scale model world and share my passion with you. After working with Vipdout James and his gorgeous LS460, I was given the opportunity to showcase my work here and provide content to his followers.
PMD Models specializes in recreating clients cars in 1/24 and 1/18 scale. When I'm not engrossed in a client build, I use social media to inspire some of my personal builds.
All of my builds start with your basic plastic model kit or a diecast model. I then add custom wheels, lowered suspension, custom interior and automotive grade paint and clear. For my first feature I wanted to showcase a very Rare Aoshima Wald UCF10 Celsior kit. These kits can be hard to find and I was lucky enough to source two of these kits. Perhaps in a future article I will showcase how I used the second kit...there is a turbo involved in that build.
The box art provides me with some inspiration while I'm building. I rarely ever build a model kit without adding some PMD custom touches. This build was done over a year ago so I don't have any pics of the un-assembled kit.
Here is the assembled and painted kit, my color choice was a Black Rose Metallic. Aoshima “Super VIP Car” kits come with Lowered suspension, so I didn't have to make any adjustments to lower this car.
My Wheel choice was the famous Work VSKF in 19”. I sprayed the face dark gun metallic with gold hardware. The Big Brake’s came with the kit and I painted the calipers gold to match the hardware.
I wanted a simple and clean daily driver look so I added a subtle fender flares and a slight radius. If you don't notice the flare then I achieved my goal. The photos really dont do the color any justice, it's hard to see the metal flake.
The Wald Lip kit that comes with the kit fits perfect and adds to the boxy lines of this 90’s Japanese luxury sedan.
It's hard to see but I added black marble wood grain to the black leather interior. The windows were removed to provide an unobstructed view of the interior details. In true 90’s fashion I added a black sun visor to the windshield and applied a “Wald Duchatelet” decal.
That's It for this post, If you're looking for more detailed images of the build process check out my ig page @pmd_models. I document my builds in more detail and here you will also find more upto date images of my current projects. Thank you again for taking the time to read this post, it is my first one and I will look for ways to improve the content with each successive post.
For those who just scroll down looking for pictures I have included the rest of the photo set below.