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#1 SFRC

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:46 AM

For the proud owner of this beautiful Austin Healey 3000 I am going finish this 1:18 replica of his car. He already started on the project by disassambling one model. He also removed all the paint.

 

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The base model the owner started on didn't have the louvers on the side so I got another model withe the louvres. Before cutting up the models I first fitted the doors, bonnet and boot.

 

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Then I connected both models.

 

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:48 AM

With the paint on the models looks quite different

 

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The Healey has an unpainted metal strip between the body and the wings so I need make that on the model as well

 

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Also the engine differs from the actual car. 2 in stead of 3 carbs, different colour. A before and after picture.

 

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:49 AM

Time to put the shiny bits on

 

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Also some small mods on the interior like colour of the steering wheel and a fire extinguisher

 

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The chassis was a bit damaged so that is repaired with some glue

 

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Posted 08 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

Nice job.

 

I'm guessing at least one of these is a Kyosho,  What model had the Left hand drive?

 

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 02:10 AM

They are both Kyosho. The first model,, the road car, was LHD.



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Posted 11 January 2013 - 05:01 AM

The custom made luggage rack

 

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 06:33 AM

The big Healey is as good as ready now. I need to repair a bit of pait.

 

Mesh before the headlights and Canadian number plates.

 

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Large Austin Healey logo's on the carpets but you need a keen eye to spot them...

 

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 04:10 AM

Last photo: the carpets

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Posted 18 January 2013 - 05:00 AM

Another great job. Beautiful paint job.

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:57 AM

This is another stunning piece of work on your diecasts.



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 09:34 AM

Awesome job Maarten! How were you able to connect the two cars? Can you weld it together?

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

Very nice! I admire anyone with the skills to modify metal models. Great work! The luggage rack is exquisite!

 

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

super job Maarten in the right setting this would look like a 1:1 car. the new owner will surely be proud to display this car.again great job. B)