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I have a friend that loves the Volvo 240 above everything else in the world, and I'm not joking, she is completely nuts about it. So when the Aoshima model was released, I was immediately thinking that I had to build one for her as a surprise. Built it straight out of the box but managed to ruin the decals in the first attempt to paint it, so it got a regular white paintjob instead. Maybe it looks a little bit strange but I think she will like it anyway. Haven't shown her it yet so it will be interesting to see her reactions.

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Thanks. This kit is modelled after the cars Volvo raced with in DTM and ETC in the 80s so it comes with decals for a full racing livery (on white bottom), but  as I said I ruined the decals but it looks great this way too. Even if a full cage and centre lug wheels isn't what most white Volvos have, lol.

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I think it looks great Mattias. Has a street car/track days kinda vibe going on & I dig it.

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Love it. 

Volvo

Boxy, but good!

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That first pic looked like the real deal to me. Really nice work Sir 

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S'lookin good! I used to watch these race in the day, just started race marshalling, spurts of flame from the side exhaust, great!

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Great Volvo! The race wheels and cage made me take a second look. The ultimate sleeper. 

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2 hours ago, PatW said:

S'lookin good! I used to watch these race in the day, just started race marshalling, spurts of flame from the side exhaust, great!

Yes they were really cool and if I remember right was done on a very tight budget but still managed to be competitive.

Thanks for all the kind comments.

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My pleasure Mattias.

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Nicely done! Your friend should like it.

My top car to own and drive. A 242 would be nice but I'm keeping an eye out for a 245. Easier to find them here.

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Looking good, great build!!

 

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Very clean and sharp!! They drive great too!!

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Nice one that my friend, I got to get my hands on that kit aswell but I want to build it a little different;)

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Nice Volvo. I think it looks great. From some research I've been doing, here in the U.S. these cars can actually be bought pretty cheap and have great tuning potential. 

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9 hours ago, Atmobil said:

Nice one that my friend, I got to get my hands on that kit aswell but I want to build it a little different;)

Yes, since she would be happy for anything that barely resembles a 240, I decided to go the easy route and build it out of the box, but I have bought one for myself now and that one will also be built a bit different....

Thanks everyone for the kind comments, I never thought this humble litte brick would be this appreciated. :)

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Builds up real nice.

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