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What have I got myself into... Mustang Triple.

04 March 2015 - 10:34 AM

I had to stall the 206 build due to lack of reference pictures. When I eventually get the ones I need, I'll continue on with it.

 

Till then, there's been a bit of an elephant in the collection, and it's been a pile of 3 '66 Mustangs that are all muddled up. I've been deliberately avoiding them, but I'm in the mood to build something American and these are fitting the bill nicely for something cool.

 

I hope to get two good Mustangs out of this pile of muddled parts.

First, I need to see exactly what I have, and hopefully that'll be doable..

 

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Wish me luck...

 

 

...gulp.


1999 Peugeot 206 WRC.

26 February 2015 - 02:36 PM

So, I finally got this kit in the livery I wanted - the white and blue one. It took about 3 years to find it at an affordable price. So, I'm going to do a fair amount of detail on it. All work is based on what few reference pictures of this year of the car I could find.

 

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I've built the 206 before, but I never managed to get the livery I really wanted and I ended up weathering the life out of it because I made too many mistakes.

 

As ever with my builds, I cranked on the tunes... Tonight I went for some ZZ.

 

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Don't ask me why, but the first thing I did was the dashboard. I really enjoy the dashboards in racing vehicles...

 

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Next up was the underside and wheels... I'm going to foil the exhaust, as the pics I found had heat shields on them.

 

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The wheels are painted white, the lighting doesn't help...

 

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Now, according to reference pics, there should be a kevlar cover and a foot rest on the driver's side. The kit doesn't depict this at all. I gave it a go, I may redo it to improve it but this is what I came up with quickly...

 

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So, that's what I have for now, I do plan on trying to push myself a bit more on detail with this one, only way to learn really.. For now I'm calling it a night and setting it in the spray booth to keep dust away!

 

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Thanks for lookin', all comments and helpful tips and pics are appreciated.


Tamiya Nissan Skyline C10 "Street Custom".

22 February 2015 - 07:46 AM

Tamiya Nissan Skyline GT-R C10 “Street Custom” kit, bought for me by my best friend Conor.

Mods to the kit: Heat-proofing on the headers, fire extinguisher, bucket seat, lowered front suspension, exhaust tip, Decals, licence plate. Freehand drawn "Mooneyes" on the splitter.

I lost the indicators for the kit so I used decals from a Tamiya Toyota Supra.

This is the first kit I've finished in a long time, in fact I started it last christmas and am only just getting it finished now. Normally for me a kit is finished in a few days! But I'm really happy with how it turned out and I tried my best to get it finished as nicely as possible since it was a present to me and I wanted it to come out right. It's gotten me over modeller's block anyway!

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All comments are much appreciated!

Cheers

 


Trabant, but not as we know it.

20 December 2014 - 03:41 AM

There's a few old Irish sayings out there - one of them is "Where there's a will, there's a Trabant with a V8 stuck in it." 

 

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Stay tuned.


I PASSED!

11 December 2014 - 11:54 AM

You may remember that I had a build thread up on my 1:1 scale GTI...

Well, I don't think I posted on the forum about this, but, I took my driving test a while back.. and I passed first time! So proud. Dead chuffed. That explains a bit of a lapse of model building.. but I'm now road legal!

Unfortunately, thanks to insurance companies being horrible, I can't insure the GTI :(

So I was stuck with the Fiesta...

 

Which, after I had refurbished the wheels to gun metal gray, didn't look too bad. 

 

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So yeah, I passed first time! No faults, flew through the test. Had insurance sorted instantaneously the second I got home, and it was time to go out for a rip! R Plates put on the car, a restriction in the UK/Northern Ireland by which new drivers are restricted to 45mph for their first year of driving. I can honestly say, this is horrible. I can't wait till the year is over.

 

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And literally within two minutes of passing my test, I had a demand for a mini road trip from a certain someone, so that was in order...

 

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And it was all smooth sailing until... disaster struck. Literally within a day, the car was broke beyond repair. Something called an EAC fault, and we tried literally every single plausible thing to fix it, took it to dealers, took it to mechanics, all to no avail. Sent the car into limp mode and lost practically all power. Was practically dangerous to drive. And no.. this wasn't due to me! :P

 

So now.. I'm in my mother's car. A ford Ka. and this thing doesn't even have the decent wheels going for it.

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Spot the difference...

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I've also made a point of not washing it, which has led to some funny looks and some interesting artwork...

 

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I do feel bad for the GTI, lying up and not being able to be driven, and now getting snow...

 

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But who cares. Every school boys biggest goal. I can DRIVE!!  :D