Early '80s Audi Quattro in Model Cars Posted March 30, 2021 This is my entry for the MCM forum Cannonball Run group build thread. The theme this year is “race cars in disguise”, so here is the Italeri 1/24 Audi Quattro Rally turned into a street racer designed to fly under the police radar(s!). I used the brief as an opportunity to experiment with customising a kit for the first time and to learn a little about scratch building. It's been fun to let imagination rule over the usual constraints of replica building and the result is less about being “faithful” to anything & more about fun. Details are on my WIP thread, but here’s a list of alterations/additions to the box stock kit: Front indicators reduced in size & bodywork/bumper filled to make the front end more accurate; side repeaters removed out of preference. Scratch built: replacement exhaust system; CB antenna; roll cage rear section; gear shifter & linkage; pedal arms; centre console, including CB radio & police scanner; GPS & tablet screens; wiring loom & junction box; door card levers, winders & pulls. Photo-etched parts: grill badge; door locks; pedals; co-driver footplate; belt buckles; dash toggle switches. Other add-ons: Ronal 15” tarmac alloys (Reji resin); steering wheel (spares box); 2mm ribbon belts; all carbon fibre/Kevlar decals. Colour is Tamiya light gunmetal. Questions/comments welcome. Thanks for looking!