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Got 404 error in my previous post, will try to upload it now in this new post that I started as a clear one....

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Building box stock always seems so boring to me. While browsing around the web I saw both targa and convertible conversions from the 80s. Now, convertibles aren't really my thing but to make it a bit different, it got a targa conversion. Here with some primer on it to spot if there's some imperfections left.

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Wheels are Aoshima Volvo 240 with some Pirelli rubber of unknown source I found in the parts box.
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If I don't find anything I like better, I will probably spray it in this purple.

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Fujimi 512 TR, the updated version from the early 90s. Now when I think about it, I am not sure if they are called Testarossas or if they dropped that name with the facelift. That's why I swapped the wheels too, the 80s Testarossa wheel is very cool IMO, one of my favourites but the 90s model is a bit too tame for a car with such an extreme design.

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Some work done on the front suspension, when looking at pictures it seems like spindles and steering rack should be raw aluminium and the rest black, so I went for that.
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Gold centres on the wheels since I think that goes well together with purple.

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Looking good. Purple and gold go together like peanut butter and jam. 

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Basecoat shot on the body, needs some wet sanding and clearcoat but this shade is actually growing on me, I don't regret it.

 

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The huge metal lump in the back needed some paint too.

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I saw a Testarossa in Chicago this last weekend. Man, was that thing wide!

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6 hours ago, Cpt Tuttle said:

I have never seen a real one, but yeah, I can imagine!

I raced one with my 5.0 Mustang back in 89.......LOST -obviously, lol

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I was walking down the street in Brussels looking in shop windows when I heard it coming.  Turned around and saw the TR passing by and was dumbfounded.   

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It's in the bath now...... B-pillar broke off and couldn't be fixed without paint damage. It's some really bad plastic in this one, both brittle and soft at the same time, strangely enough.

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Since the fragile B-pillars broke off, I decided to chop off some more of the roof and throw the body in the bath. Actually, I think there's better flow in the lines this way....

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I found a nice sand beige colour for the interior. Looks exclusive IMO. How the interior is put together? Well, EVERYTHING is screwed in place....sigh..... I think this model has more screws than an 1:1 Testarossa.

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