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#81 maltsr

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 04:59 PM

Wow that's a lot of work Patrik but it's looking good. Are you going to turn the headers upside-down? I think they go up and over in both the Audi & Merc DTM kits.

It was easier to fit the engine and transaxle to my Merc <_< but this is a quick build 'cos I have lots on the go at the moment.

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As you can see, I started doing the decals, got some on the bonnet (hood) too, will post photos after they have dried and been painted with a thin coat of semi-gloss clear.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 05:08 PM

Paul, wow , very nice work so far, the wheels look even better now that they are attached to the chassis. I cant wait to see this one finished

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 06:24 PM

Paul, wow , very nice work so far, the wheels look even better now that they are attached to the chassis. I cant wait to see this one finished


Thanks Jonathan, I can't wait either ;)

Neither can I resist trying to see what the final product will look like, so I set this up:
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There is still a difference between the decals and the paint on the hood, so more semi-gloss is called for. That will have to wait until I return from holiday.

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 07:28 PM

I love it, has a mean look to it already, you are doing a great job my friend

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Posted 21 December 2011 - 09:53 PM

Thanks Jonathan.

I wanted to finish the Jag before the holidays and here it is:

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No shots of the engine bay are possible, I wasn't happy with the fit of the tilting hood so resorted to gluing it shut :(. At least there are some engine photos during the build up! I just wanted to get it finished, even though the fit of the windscreen is pretty poor in the frame, and the frame doesn't sit well on the scuttle. Also, the headlight lenses are too thick and and .....at least it looks good in the photos, but not my best build in recent times. Onwards and upwards, the Merc should be a much better prospect ;)

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 01:53 AM

here are a few shots of what my entry will be
the base will be the datsun from this kit

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the kit comes with a 350 which i will save in case i ever build a model boat (it will make a great anchor)
the pick-up will instead be powered by this 440 from the partsbox

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(i may replace the oilpan with a non-plated unit to make it fit this build better)

the other thing im thinking of is using these wheel from a jeep instead of the kit rim
the rims in the kit look like some sort of turbine rims (which i like) but they arent chromed so if i have anything else that needs to be allcladded ill hit those up aswell, otherwise ill use these

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and finally a shot of the bare plastic (some of it)

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:50 AM

Wow that's a lot of work Patrik but it's looking good. Are you going to turn the headers upside-down? I think they go up and over in both the Audi & Merc DTM kits.


Yes i m going to turn them upside-down. Since they are going the same way in both the Audi and Merc DTM.

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Posted 22 December 2011 - 05:53 AM

maltsr Nice Jag sorry to hear about the final fitting problems. But all considered a nice model.

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Posted 23 December 2011 - 07:19 PM

if I had a body for my lambo i would enter it, but body is beyond repair..maybe next time...some nice looking builds going on

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 05:10 AM

Found the wheels and tires i m gonna use for this build.

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Since some one gonna ask anyway. The tires are from my part box and the wheels from Revels 1/18 Volvo PV.

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Posted 26 December 2011 - 07:27 AM

The rules are simple, as long as the car is not sold in the USA, then is allowed in this build.


For me, I am going to start the thread with a Tamiya Ferrari 360, and Tamiya Merc SLR Mclaren

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Me-Ferrari 360/ Merc Mclaren SLR/ BMW/ Mini cooper( finished)
Maltsr- E-type Jag


Correct me if I'm wrong here, but all of those cars were/are sold in the US.........

Edited by VW Dave, 26 December 2011 - 07:37 AM.


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Posted 26 December 2011 - 06:16 PM

Dave- I am going to change that

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Posted 29 December 2011 - 11:28 PM

Roadkill: Looking good. Thats the best looking celica ever made.


Got some done on my Volvo. Made a frame or two tuber to tie together the front and the back.

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Guess i will made a complete new floor to the Amazon an not use the one from the Volvo. But we ll see.

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 07:52 PM

Roadkill, looking good, that yellow almost looks tan
Patami, the frame is looking good so far

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 03:20 AM

Patami, the frame is looking good so far


Thank you. Doing the best i can. :)

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Posted 07 January 2012 - 02:42 PM

Starting on the Merc now, here is the kit, basic boring RofG kit, pretty simple, my plans for this one is most likely OOB for now.
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and now its been primed, so I can start working on the body and get the mold lines removed
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Posted 07 January 2012 - 10:30 PM

"Oh lord won t you buy me a Mercedes benz" Lookin good so far Jonathan.

Have to post some own pics of my update to the Dtm Amazon.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:33 AM

Some progress pics.

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The frame and bottom of the interior in place

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And from the underside

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Front weiv

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From the back

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:36 AM

That's looking great, Patrik, this is going to be awesome when it's done.

I'm now back in New Zealand, so hopefully work will progress on my DTM Merc before you finish your Merc, Jonathan!

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 12:30 PM

Ah yes we have a battle of merc on our hands :)
Paul thanks for your kind words. Hope it is going to be that when its done.