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#1 kruleworld

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 08:44 PM

James May's BMW Z3 Africa Corps built from Tamiya kit 1/25, james didn't like his bmw. it broke down several times, was underpowered, too stiff in the suspension and it had gears so far apart 'i could fit another gearbox between them'. To get across the desert, he added jerry cans, spare tires, track planks, tools, lights and a camo paint scheme. Most of the accessories were from the spares box, and the pick and light bar was scratchbuilt. Paint was a spray can apple mist. camo applied with the 'hole-in-paper' method.

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 10:22 PM

It came out very good

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Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:37 PM

Love this one!

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 05:54 AM

Great job, I'm pretty sure you have no choice but to now do Clarkson's Miata.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:32 AM

Yes, you must now do Clarkson's Miata. That was an awesome episode, lol. Nice work on the build.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 11:56 AM

To be honest when I saw the model I thought " What the heck ? ". Then I saw the photos of the actual car and it all made sense. Good job ! I think you nailed it.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 02:52 PM

One of my favorite episodes,now if only they made a robin reliant I could make several top gear cars from there.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 05:40 PM

COOL!!!! I love this build. Top Gear is great!! James May is a modeler so this is perfect. Please do a car that Jeremy and Richard drive. Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Great theme and cool build.

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 06:51 PM

thats pretty sick walt!

i love that green (apple mist) who makes it? krylon? lemme know, thanks!

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Posted 25 September 2012 - 08:34 PM

Nice replica!

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Posted 03 October 2012 - 11:14 PM

Brudda, see the rest of the cars here
http://www.modelcars...topic=64593&hl=

i love that green (apple mist) who makes it? krylon? lemme know, thanks!

sure, Brand is White Knight and colour is Apple Sorbet (pronounced "Sorbay".)

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:15 AM

Interesting.