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#1 SFRC

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:38 AM

Hi all,

I am new to this forum. Most builds I see are kits and resin. I mostly use diecast models to modify but I think I can learn a lot of what you guys are doing.

To kick off I'll share some pics of a couple of Austin Healeys I modified. Just to make them look as close as possible to the original car.

Here is the base model which came out quite recently.
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The Le Mans style boot is not on the acutual car so that had to go.
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:45 AM

The interior of the base model was changed as well as this car is used for classic races and rallies.

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Also added a roll cage

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 05:48 AM

This is the original car

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And here the finished model

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 06:02 AM

Wow looking good. diecast, plastic, resin. its still a modeling. I like this.....Great weathering too..

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 07:14 AM

Nice! Much better than the original, love your weathering too.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:40 AM

Thanks guys.

Here are some other Big Healeys.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:06 AM

I always liked the Healey's and bug eyed sprite's,Kinda have to considering I was named after Austin Motor company.My dad said he wanted a Sprite but got me instead. :P

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:11 AM

Well I don't have any kids but a '66 MGB and a '71 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super...

And a '79 Volvo 245 just to carry spare parts like engines.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:42 AM

Very nice. I'm a Healey lover from way back and especially love the white/grey one. There were many that color combo here in the States. I should probably get over my scale bias and go for some diecasts .. there's just too many of the cars I love there

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:13 PM

Very nice!

All of your cars look nice, you have some great modeling skills.

Tom

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:55 PM

Beautiful builds all, and very fine conversion work on the first one. I've always loved the big Healeys, especially the engine sound from the driver's seat.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 01:55 PM

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Ok... I know nothing about these cars... but that headlight arrangement? With the inner ones actually faired into the bodywork?

Really? :blink:

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 10:10 PM

Yep, check this site for some old photo's http://www.donbarrow...phy_stage2.html

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 03:03 AM

these models are to cool. B) its great to see there are more diecast rebuilders out there. :rolleyes: for awhile i felt so lonely. trust me i know how much work is involved in doing these i have had more than one dremel bit or wheel blow apart on me.lol :D
realy great work.
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 04:50 AM

Welcome Maarten!!!

Great diecast rebuilds you're doing, very realistic! B)

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 08:38 AM

Thanks all :D

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 02:47 PM

these models are to cool. B) its great to see there are more diecast rebuilders out there. :rolleyes: for awhile i felt so lonely.


Manny... believe it or not, I was thinking of you and your work when I created this section. B)

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 12:09 AM

Manny... believe it or not, I was thinking of you and your work when I created this section. B)

WOW. :) I AM FOREVER IN YOUR DEBT.thank you harry. :D