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Tamiya 1/24 Mazda Savanna RX-7 Rotary Rocket 1st Gen

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This one took a bit longer than anticipated, but its completed at last!

Old Tamiya kit, started as a box-stock build for a online contest, but didn’t get finished in time. Mid-build, as the box-stock requirement was lifted, some aftermarket decals and small additions like foil, etc were used to liven it up a bit. Yes, the lights work, and it does run!

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And a few on a base before it got sealed in the case and put on the shelf!

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And here is the link to WIP thread in case you missed it.

Thanks!

Alex

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Can not tell it is a model.  Looks just like studio shots Mazda would have used.  Congratulations.

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20 hours ago, Gramps46 said:

Can not tell it is a model.  Looks just like studio shots Mazda would have used.  Congratulations.

 

19 hours ago, dublin boy said:

Best early RX-7 I've ever seen.

 

5 hours ago, zakdoggi said:

Brilliant work buddy!

 

5 hours ago, ChrisR said:

Awesome!

Thanks Gents!

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1 hour ago, Tommy124 said:

What can I say... You really make 'em come alive... Great model!

Haha, funny you should say that. I just noticed that one of the wing mirrors in the pictures is "coming alive", i.e .coming out of the fender! When I was test fitting them, they were so snug, that I decided not to glue them at all, thinking that maybe I'll adjust them later. Totally forgot, and now I'm seeing the results of that!

1 hour ago, Yahshu said:

That's one nice mobile ramp :)

You mean the base? Its just a bottom of the display case it will be living in. Dust is a scale model cancer, and I usually seal them in individual boxes to stop that.

Thanks all!

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Wow. Stunning. Simply the best build I have ever seen of that kit. What do you mean it runs?

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8 hours ago, Italianhorses said:

 

You mean the base? Its just a bottom of the display case it will be living in. Dust is a scale model cancer, and I usually seal them in individual boxes to stop that.

Thanks all!

My brother & I call these cars mobile ramps because of their shape & if you drop the front wheels off & you have a ramp. Sorry for not explaining my original comment a bit better. Still a very nice build. 

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Wow, that turned out beautifully! Never seen a nicer one.

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18 hours ago, Silver Foxx said:

Super nice build , love the colour .

Thanks, color turned better than I expected!

17 hours ago, Classicgas said:

Wow. Stunning. Simply the best build I have ever seen of that kit. What do you mean it runs?

Well, it has a little motor that spins rear wheels using the same power source that lights up the headlights. So it literally runs. Check WIP for detail.

16 hours ago, Yahshu said:

My brother & I call these cars mobile ramps because of their shape & if you drop the front wheels off & you have a ramp. Sorry for not explaining my original comment a bit better. Still a very nice build. 

I see!

13 hours ago, olschoolkid said:

Very nice RX7. 

 

7 hours ago, peekay said:

Wow, that turned out beautifully! Never seen a nicer one.

 

4 hours ago, Peter Lombardo said:

Just looks great.... the green is perfect.  Nice and a half.

Thank you!

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