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#101 martinfan5

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 05:13 PM

Patrik, is that some stratch building I see going on?, looking good so far.
Paul, how was your trip?, well you might want to hurry up, this merc kit I started is a very simple and has like maybe 40 parts , I am very disapointed with the kit, I am happy I was able to get it cheap on ebay :lol:

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 06:04 PM

Hi Jonathan

I had a great trip thanks, Vancouver is a beautiful city and it was great to catch up with my folks.

I'm working on the Merc right now, but it has something like 140 parts and 70 decals so I'll go as fast as I can ;)

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 09:56 PM

Just to play "Devil's Advocate" for a second, what about U.S.-badged cars from elsewhere? Say, a Ford Cortina from England or a 2000's Pontiac GTO from Australia? After all, Ford and Pontiac ARE U.S. nameplates. I would assume these would be acceptable, which brings up the next question: American cars built for the Canadian market like the Pontiac Acadian (Nova) and Beaumont (Chevelle)? Chevy Impalas are now being built in Canada, making them technically foreign cars, while Toyota Camrys and BMW Z4's are built right here in the good ol' U.S.of A., making them technically domestics. For antique car buffs, Monogram had a very nice Springfield, Massachusetts-built 1920's Rolls-Royce in it's lineup for many years, so the vague dividing line has been there for a very long time now.

I'm not trying to be a "Smart A**" here, just trying to stimulate some conversation.

if it were me, I'd build the GTO as a Holden Monaro. You could also do a G8 GXP, another beauty we just can't have.

BTW, Toyota GT-One for me.

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Posted 08 January 2012 - 10:35 PM

That gives me an idea, trying to build the GTO as a holden, or a G8 gxp, do you have any suggestions on how to do this, and cant wait to see teh Gt-one, great race car

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:25 AM

Good progress today. Finished the interior (24 parts) and got some more decals on the body - might give you a run for your money Jonathan! Made my own 'carbon fibre' paint by mixing a little gold into some Citadel semigloss black.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 04:17 AM

Patrik, is that some stratch building I see going on?, looking good so far.


Yup some minor scratch going on :) As a matter of fact i guess the hood will be the only part thats close to original when im done. :D What can you do when no kit maker make ready models that you wanna build. :rolleyes:

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 09:17 AM

Paul ,that is looking really nice, doing a great job
Patrik, the only thing when can do is make the stuff we want our selves

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:26 AM

Patrik, the only thing when can do is make the stuff we want our selves


Thats so true man.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:41 AM

I have to addmitt, I like building stuff from stratch sometimes, I find it fullfilling , then sometimes I find it to be a pain in the rear :lol:

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 12:16 PM

That gives me an idea, trying to build the GTO as a holden, or a G8 gxp, do you have any suggestions on how to do this, and cant wait to see teh Gt-one, great race car

The G8 shares a chassis with the C6 Corvette and, I think, is similar to the CTS-V. You could start there. Ill go fishing for some reference pics of the differences between the GTO and the Holden.

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Posted 09 January 2012 - 01:06 PM

I imagine the hardest part would be building a RHD dash..

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:37 AM

Welcome aboard Erik :)

The S2000 is one sharp roadster and should look cool in pearl blue. I haven't personally built this kit, but Tamiya usually fall together with little effort.

Have fun.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 12:05 PM

Erik, always have room for more here, I am looking forward to seeing how the blue is going to look on the S2000, I thought about getting that blue for a bulid

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 07:07 PM

Welcome aboard Erik.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:12 PM

Hope you are going to bed Jonathan, cos my DTM Mercedes is almost done B) The body/interior needs a little finessing to fit better to the chassis.

Tomorrow I just need to build, paint and decal the rear wing and add a few more items to the body (door handles, mirrors etc) and she's finished.

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 08:42 PM

Paul, looks amazing, you are doing a great job my friend :D

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Posted 10 January 2012 - 09:46 PM

Thanks Jonathan

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:12 PM

Body painted and clear coated, may do one coat of clear
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:57 PM

That is shiny B)

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 03:08 PM

Thanks Paul, it needs to be wetsanded and polished, but I doubt I will do that on this one.