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Miami Vice Daytona Spyder - built one?


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#1 Jantrix

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 10:51 AM

I picked one up in a trade for a group of kits. I've heard all about how it's a kit of a kit car, Corvette running gear and all that, but aside from that it looks pretty nice. Has anyone done anything cool with this kit?

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 12:00 PM

rob,I asked the same question two weeks ago. I didn't get many replies back.maybe the guys on here don't know me well enough to reply, i don't know. But I will keep an eye out for the replies that you get, ok?
It is a kit of a kit car. I did some research and the real Daytonas were too expensive for filming.Or so they say.
I am currently looking for a kit of the real ferrari daytona to complete my ferrari stable. sorry for interupting your post,bigtim.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 12:34 PM

Fujimi has a couple in the Enthusiast series and they built into a gem.

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 12:44 PM

Very clean build there futurabat !!!! I have a couple of the kit cars and a couple of the Fujimi enthusiast kits too. The kit car builds into a very nice build and is more simplified than the fuj. one as it has a much larger parts count. But both are excellent kits. !!

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 01:18 PM

I built one about three years ago. Not too bad of a kit for what it is modeled after. I decided to go for more of a 'street machine' look.
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#6 Jantrix

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Posted 25 November 2011 - 02:06 PM

Thanks guys. I gotta say I'm not interested in building a real Ferrari. So this kit appeals to me. I'm not quite sure how it's gonna be built at this point, but I AM sure I'm gonna do something that 'ol Enzo would not particularly appreciate.

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Posted 26 November 2011 - 04:29 PM

Rob, I built one of these when they first came out in the 80's. I kind of want to build one now, but I'd like to modify the body to better- replicate the McBurnie Daytonas used for the series. The body on the kit is actually more accurate for a "real" Daytona than a McBurnie replica- the windshield on the McBurnie car is the stock C3 Corvette unit and gives the car a different (and very cool) look.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:46 AM

I had built one back when they first came out and rebuilt it a few years ago. The body is not 100% correct with the covered headlight. The actual Miami Vice Daytona Spyder had smoke plexiglass covers over the headlights as well as the Covette windshield frame.
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Posted 27 November 2011 - 01:44 PM

Very cool guys, thanks.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 03:04 PM

I've been working on a really accurate Miami Vice car for a while now.Luckily I'm in contact with the guy who owns the "Camera Car" used for closeups in the series so I have gotten tremendous information from him and others on miamiviceonline.
My build thread is here:http://www.miamivice...ona-Model/page3
It starts halfway down the page and yes there haven't been any postings in a while but I'll be back to it very soon!
And for info about the car itself look at this thread...http://www.miamivice...s-of-Miami-Vice

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 06:35 PM

This was covered here somewhere before. The car seemed to have went through some transitions through the series including a headlight conversion. Since there is no 100 percent way to portrait them all, you may want to use some of the universal features of all the cars and try creating some features of one particular car of the set.

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 07:48 PM

There are 5 different iterations that can be built - the original Mardikian version as used in the pilot, the two cars (Camera car and Stunt car) as they looked during series 1, and the same two cars as they appeared during season 2. The differences between them are covered in the second link I attached in my prior message....

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 12:29 AM

Thanks for the assist there, Vic. I knew someone knew something about this.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 12:57 AM

I suppose it's no shock to see a movie/TV car built box replica stock, but I was actually hoping to see if anyone had built anything wild with the kit.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 03:05 AM

Seems the kit may have typical "Revell height" issue, needs to sit a tad lower. On another board, there is a builder by the name of Tom Miller, goes by the handle "bluemoose". His models made such an impression on me... real clean and a great shine. He also lowered most all his builds, and all had a nice stance. I hope to do likewise.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 02:01 PM

I suppose it's no shock to see a movie/TV car built box replica stock, but I was actually hoping to see if anyone had built anything wild with the kit.

Sadly, in my case, the sum of its parts was greater than the whole. Nice kit as a unit, but the wheels are awesome and engine, suspension, etc. etc. so chop, chop until there was nothing left but a mess.