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#1 Art Laski

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:42 PM

After finishing a long-term project, I wanted to build something that won't take quite so long. I always liked this era of road racers and this little Celica looked like a pretty neat kit. So I thought it would be a fun choice for a box stock build that wouldn't take too long.

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But... as soon as I started on it, it became apparent that it may not be as quick as I had thought. This is likely a version of a stock Celica kit, so it turns out there is a lot of hole-filling and a few other mods needed to the body on this one.
I got started anyway...

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Thanks for looking!

#2 JasonC

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Posted 09 June 2013 - 08:47 PM

Neat! Are you going to paint it the same as it shows on the box?

#3 slusher

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:19 AM

That looks really cool..



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 02:59 AM

Man, those are some large flares on that car. Very cool.



#5 SSNJim

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:18 AM

I have another version of the same kit, and I built it stock. All the stock pieces are there except for treaded tires. I'm using the slicks, but it's not really noticeable.

Enjoy the build. It's a fun kit.

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 04:59 AM

I have one similar to that.  Will be intently watching.



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:04 AM

I'm tuned in for sure. Love these celicas and the hasegawa versions are the best.

#8 Chris White

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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:40 AM

That is way too cool. Can't wait to see it done



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Posted 10 June 2013 - 06:52 AM

Art.... looking good brother!! I am looking forward to seeing this project come to life I know you will kill it just like the rest of your builds.



#10 Art Laski

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:18 PM

Neat! Are you going to paint it the same as it shows on the box?


Yep!

Thanks for the comments, guys. I appreciate you all looking in.

I got just a little more bodywork in this weekend. the instructions provided a full scale template to locate it, so I made a masking tape template I could transfer to the body to mark the hole.

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Posted 17 June 2013 - 07:23 PM

Since there are absolutely no references on the internet for this car, I am mostly following the color coding on the instruction sheet. I'll make a few exceptions here and there. The instructions called out body color in a few spots, like under the wheel wells. Not sure i agree with that, but I'm going with it anyway.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 04:50 AM

never saw this version before. Did the other version not so long ago. Not a bad kit. the finish product turned out pretty good. You look like you are heading to a very great build. here is a picture of the one I did, turn it into a street car version.



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Posted 18 June 2013 - 05:49 AM

Nice version there, Mitchell! Thanks for sharing.

 

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 06:03 AM

It's looking good bro.
As for the chassis, they are color matched to the body. They spray some undercoating and then the color on top.

Here's my take on the chassis
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I used the street version kit and made my own flares and front spoiler.
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Posted 18 June 2013 - 07:42 AM

Neat subject,I remember a friend of the family driving something similar when I was a kid.

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Posted 18 June 2013 - 09:47 AM

hey Art...

looks like fun

the one plus of not finding reference photos of a subject is you have control of the build...nobody else has it either, but there will be someone out there who knows everything there is to know about the dang car  :wacko:

the minus is it gives you choices instead of just duplicating a model of the real thing

be keepin' an eye on it 



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:47 AM

Cool!  Love the early little Japanese racers!



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 05:53 AM

Art.......you got another sweet project on the table.......nice mods........can`t wait to see what you do with this :)



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:25 AM

Art... this project is looking great Brother!! Loving the progress and I know it will be another Killer build by you!!



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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:39 AM

I need to build the Gray one next and get my hands on the large flare version! That thing is cool!

 

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