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  1. Hi Perry. I should say I have a special technique to do that - but the REAL truth is the hood medallion is a decal, and so is the wood!!!! Both are included in the kit!
  2. Thanks all for the comments. Dave, thanks for bringing up Mike Hawthorn. He certainly had an interesting story in racing and in life.
  3. Hi. This is Tamiya's kit. Instead of building the racing version, I found a 1:1 example, slightly modified and tried to replicate it.
  4. Thanks. Looks great. I'll reach out before the next Torino build!
  5. Thanks. I know. I cut the front spindle as much as possible. Might be a frame and body fit issue.
  6. Hi. This is MPC's version of Bobby Issac's Ford Torino. Very tough to get the track and the stance where I wanted it. I must have trimmed, cut 5 times until I couldn't anymore. So, it sits higher than I wanted. Easy kit if you just count the number of parts. Tough kit if you are interested in a proper fit. I took a couple of pick before decals and after
  7. Thanks for the comments. I applied a wash of Tamiya panel line accent to the grill, but I can see that solid black is more accurate. Your build looks great. I am always looking for something out of the ordinary like this kit. Very hard to find "walk around" photos of the real car, though. I also bought a couple of additional decal sheets because the kit decals were a little yellowed. So I bought from Tailormade (in Germany, by the way) and another from someone on ebay. Thanks again for the comments
  8. Well, this was an interesting case. This is the Tamiya kit, pretty well detailed out of the box. I wondered about the dark green exterior and the blue interior and chassis - but reference photos seemed to indicate it was just that. The kit had some clear parts for the undercarriage. I would normally just paint them, but I decided to leave the clear for a change. The biggest challenge was the decals. The kit decals were yellowed, so I sourced out a sheet from Tailormade - and they were pretty good. Whiter than the yellowed kit decals. I also bought a sheet from "some guy on eBay". Between the 3 I felt like I had something to fall back on. Neat Mercedes hood ornament in the kit too. Anyway, a fun and unusual build.
  9. Thanks for the nice comments. Car is done, you can see all the photos here
  10. This is Tamiya's Peugeot 205. I used some resin pieces ad decals from Renaissance, seatbelts from Spot Model. Very finicky to build. Still have some minor details like mudflaps to add, but it's pretty close to "under glass" at this point.
  11. Here's a photo of what I'm trying to build. I have the aero pieces put together. Ready to detail the body, slap on some decals. Stay tuned!
  12. Here's the WIP. It will have a nice big wing on the back, and some aero bits in the front when it is done
  13. To start 2021, I wanted to do something simple. So here is the box stock, Subaru Brat, basic engine.
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