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#1 SFRC

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:58 AM

I did a couple of Volvo Amazons as well. They are base on a Revell Polis model.

Last year I navigated in the dark green one during the International Historic Tulip Rally. A 6 day event from France back to the Netherlands. Normally I am a driver but a friend of mine asked me to replace his ill navigater. The rally was all paid for so that was really convenient. As a present I made a miniature replica of his car (actually the second model I made).

Our result in the rally wasn't too good, we were last. But we made it to the finish. At least once a day the Amazon broke down. Even before the start I had to rebuild the SU carbs. During the week I replaced the complete pertol lines. The distributer was in a bad shape. With bits and pieces I kept it going.

Anyway, here are some photo's:

The base model:

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The original Amazon:

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And the model itselve:

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:01 AM

Here is one I did a couple of month later:

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Wheels a friend of mine draw in a CAT programm and I had them 3D printed.

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 09:05 AM

Last October I made these two

The original

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The models

Wider wheels
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Sunroof
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New interior
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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:23 AM

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Nice! But I think you should have added the "swept" area of the wipers on the windshield for that extra touch of realism... ;)

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Posted 22 June 2012 - 11:37 AM

Nice! But I think you should have added the "swept" area of the wipers on the windshield for that extra touch of realism... ;)


You are right however this more realistic. Electical problems during the rally were a daily issue. Wipers, indicators and overdrive usually didn't work that much during the week.