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PatW

Audi R8 Mountain Bike Carrier

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Having read the 'Pet Peeves' thread on here I hope I don't offend anyone with my seemingly less than perfect (it may seem to others) build.

This is the Revell kit version. Other than the twisted, buckled floor, front and rear windows buckled, and side windows too long and too high and oh yes trying to fit the body over the interior, was nigh on impossible. I had to shave down the door panels, take off the dash and shave off the mounting to the floor and about a 1/4" round the top of the dash as it touched the body without the windows in!

With the engine surround there is a window panel at the back of the seats, this was also far too high and wide so shaved that down too! And a few other problems, too many to count!

Anyway here's the finished article.........................

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The bikes, roof bars and top box come from a Fujimi kit. The decals are a Dot Camo from Scale Motorsport. The rear bike rack is scratch built.

If anyone is offended by this thread please comment so that I can avoid this website in future!

Edited by PatW

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Being a mountain biker and a cool car enthusiast I really like it.  What kit did the bikes and racks come from exactly?

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Your build looks great to me. I love the mud on the bike tires!

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I like it! Very interesting subject Pat and nice clean execution. 

Edited by FabbricaP

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Looks perfect to me! Awesome job and a pretty cool idea!

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10 hours ago, jchrisf said:

Being a mountain biker and a cool car enthusiast I really like it.  What kit did the bikes and racks come from exactly?

Thanks jchrisf, this is the Fujimi kit, bikes, roof bars and top boxes............

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They go at about £15 here in the UK on Ebay.

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6 hours ago, NOBLNG said:

Your build looks great to me. I love the mud on the bike tires!

Thanks NOBLNG.  No you can't have an MTB without mud on the tyres!

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And thanks to the other guys for their comments.

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I for one LOVE your builds and this is no exception B)

Different, quirky and interesting. I comment on stuff I like when I see it.

Far more likely to comment on a number of your builds and avoid the more bland routine topics we see over and over

Intentionally I avoid reading the pet peeves thread

 

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13 hours ago, PatW said:

Thanks jchrisf, this is the Fujimi kit, bikes, roof bars and top boxes............

They go at about £15 here in the UK on Ebay.

Thanks Pat

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Great model, the bikes are amazing.

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Very unique build, love the bikes.

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Thanks Brian, I just enjoy doing things differently and as our director says in one of his motivational talks 'think outside the box'. What an old phrase that is now!

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