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A mate gave me a couple of old unbuilt 1/24th Airfix kits and being a Maserati fan I just had to have a go at the Bora.  As there is no chrome in the kit the wheels came from the parts box (Tamiya Group A Sierra)  but I used the kit tyres.  As it had the ugly American bumpers I scratchbuilt some thin bumpers out of .040" syrene and painted them with Molotow Chrome.  Painted in auto acrylic 'special burgundy' and clear coated.  Have also got the BMW M1 so I might look at that next.

Tks for looking.

Dave B

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Very nice. I've got a couple of MPC and Airfix Boras in progress - they're tied for my absolute favorite car along with the Countach LP400. What paint did you use for the stainless steel roof section?

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37 minutes ago, SSNJim said:

Very nice. I've got a couple of MPC and Airfix Boras in progress - they're tied for my absolute favorite car along with the Countach LP400. What paint did you use for the stainless steel roof section?

Hi Jim, I have a fine metallic bright silver auto acrylic, I just used that.

Dave B

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"My Maserati does 185. I lost my license,  now I don't drive..." (Life's been good - Joe Walsh)

This is the song I think of when I see this car, and the car I think of when I hear the song!

Every time!!

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1 hour ago, Oldcarfan27 said:

"My Maserati does 185. I lost my license,  now I don't drive..." (Life's been good - Joe Walsh)

This is the song I think of when I see this car, and the car I think of when I hear the song!

Every time!!

Of course!  When I karaoke this, I update to "...my Lamborghini does 255..."

That came out nice!  Almost everyone puts new wheels anyway, the BBS fit perfect.  Nice bumper change too.

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1 hour ago, 89AKurt said:

That came out nice!  Almost everyone puts new wheels anyway, the BBS fit perfect.  Nice bumper change too.

Fully agree with Kurt here. Nicely done. I only wish the images (of the car) were a bit bigger! 

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Cool Maserati. The wheel choice looks spot on. I never knew this kit existed, I might have to start looking...

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Nice build!

i have the Airfix M1 on the bench. It goes together well, and is reasonably accurate. Except for the wheels. And the overall stance needs to be adjusted. Both front and rear track are too narrow for the body, so spacers are a must.

 

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Looks nice, great work!! I got my hands on the Matchbox(Revell) kit some time ago, looking forward to build it!

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Superb! I saw one recently in a local filling station with an old Ferrari both on their way to  Silverstone just 5 miles from here, for a classic car race meeting. 

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Nice job. I too have an Airfix Bora waiting for its turn on the bench. Nice to see one done.

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Very attractive Bora. The wheel choice is a very nice update. I built one many years ago alongside a Merak which essentially was a shorter wheelbase Bora with the same V6 used in the Citroen SM during the time Citroen owned Maserati.

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