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1:43 Daf 55 Marathon "Historic Monte Carlo Rally"


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#1 SFRC

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:54 PM

Here is a Daf 55 Marathon during the Historique Monte Carlo Rally. Quite de fiddly job in scale 1:43.

This is the original car that entered the rally in 2008.

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This is the base model and some new spare parts

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The bonnet needs the be mat black

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Testing for some Minilites

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Resizing the wheels:

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And the first declas:

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Posted 08 July 2012 - 08:55 PM

The end is getting closer.

I found a diorama in scale 1:50. It needs to be changed to fit the 1:43 Daf 55 Marathon as the road now is way to narrow.

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The car is also nearly ready. Some rally dirt needs to be added.

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:28 AM

It looks very nice, (Just like the sign says... ;)), and I really like Minilites, but it looks like the car in the picture has steel wheels. Did it also run with Minilites?

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Posted 09 July 2012 - 06:44 AM

Very cool...now get that Daf dirty!

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 05:32 AM

It looks very nice, (Just like the sign says... ;)), and I really like Minilites, but it looks like the car in the picture has steel wheels. Did it also run with Minilites?


It depents on the rally. The owner wanted to have the Minilites.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 04:58 AM

Again, fantastic job!

I'm almost ashamed to say I once owned a DAF like this but a 2 door saloon with that strange conical auto gearbox. I wouldn't have fancied my chances in a rally.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 08:37 PM

I won't keep it against you :)

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 02:55 AM

Fantastic model and display!