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#1 caapa

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 07:35 AM

„Handsome on the boulvard, speedy on the open road „ read the brochure for the TR 2 in the USA in 1954. The car was a success in Europe soon but the success was realy big in USA. The production was hardly able to satisfy the claims.

The model was built from a Gunze Sangyo kit nearly OOB. There was altered the screenwiper to lay on „glas”, the dashboard covered with oak micro-veneer, some switches are added and doors are opened. I changed the construction of door hinges – so is the door move more similar to the real one.

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#2 TooOld

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 09:13 AM

  Very nicely done .  I've never seen this kit before ,  what scale is it ?   I think it looks great !



#3 IMSANUT

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:18 AM

Very nice indeed! This and it's TR3 stablemate from Gunze are on my short list for certain!



#4 Sixties Sam

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:32 AM

Really nice model! Great detail, and finish! Good work!

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#5 bbowser

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:34 AM

Very nice!  My uncle had a white TR3 that looked just like this, what's the difference between the TR2-3? 



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:54 AM

Cracking build, I really like the GS kits, although to date I've only built the one, a A-H Frogeye Sprite, I have the TR3 in my stash ...



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 10:56 AM

what's the difference between the TR2-3? 

 

The TR3 had a front grille fitted and a slightly more powerful engine than the TR2



#8 Foxer

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Posted 01 December 2012 - 12:39 PM

Very nice build of this! I have one being relieved of pieces going to my TR4A .. :)



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Posted 01 December 2012 - 01:11 PM

Very nice.  Is this a curbside?  If not, please include some engine and chassis pics.



#10 slusher

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 04:12 AM

Nice build, it really looks good. Nicely done..



#11 Danno

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 05:22 AM

Very nice.

 

 

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#12 Bantoft

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 08:18 PM

That's a great build, especially the opening doors.

 

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:21 AM

The model is in 1:24 scale and it`s a curbside one. I highlighted the bottom of car by some painting only. (sorry, it seemed I can`t attach any photo here)
The really "frog eyed" car was the Austin-Healy Sprite.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 05:39 AM

Nice build. I love the GS kits and have built several and they often do cars that no one else does. I wish they're reissue all of these small sports car kits.

 

 I did the GS TR3  a few years ago after giving up on building the Minicraft version. My most recent Gunze build was to convert their Citroen 2CV into a 2CV panel van.



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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:15 AM

 
Here is a picture from the bottom side.



 


 

 
 

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 12:56 PM

Beautiful!