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Tamiya 312b 1/12. Bought this from a estate sale for $40. Had a few issues but not anything that could not be fixed. Need to find some seat belts. This kit is the first round so it has a driver and a really bad seat belt arrangement. Trying to build it out of box. Rounded the tire edges so they do not look so bad. The front tires are a little too wide but will have to do. Not 100 percent copy of Mario’s car. Just a relaxing build between the super snake and ford GT. Thank you Chris for the decals. Old tamiya decals are tough. Added some evergreen to the inside for mounting purpose. I have to thank Chris for the heads up on the tough mounting positions on the body. 

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No problem with the decals. Your doing a great job on this. Glad your up and moving.

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1 hour ago, Belugawrx said:

Looking good Bruce😎

That paint !!!

I have some things for you but been a little tied up. Will send as soon as I can. Thank you

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1 hour ago, Chris Smith said:

No problem with the decals. Your doing a great job on this. Glad your up and moving.

Thank you Chris, this would not have been built without your help

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Thank you Bruce and thank you Chris. Air plane. On the ground. 

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Oil tanks, from this to this. A tamiya kit but a old tamiya kit. Not like the new ones. 

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Oil tanks and oil radiators complete. Wings finished. Real metal spring exhaust hangers. That was a surprise. 

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4 hours ago, Gramps46 said:

Glad to see you are back at the bench Bruce.

Thank you sir. These are my recovery builds. I’m still not at my best. Just very lucky to be alive to build. Thank you for your support. 

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Painting  and putting together the little stuff. Engine went together in 5 minutes. So much more simple than a mfh kit. Not that I do not like detail, I just like to finish it. Took 10 months to finish the last mfh kit that I did. At this rate, I will have this done next week. Gotta love tamiya kits. Painting the motor and trans next.

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1 hour ago, bytownshaker said:

Such Clean work

 

Thank you sir. 

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Well here is the engine block and trans. Not wired yet. I keep saying: out of box, out of box, out of box. Trying to keep the cost to just paint and glue. Very hard to do. I thank Chris for helping with that with the decals 

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10 hours ago, Chris Smith said:

Looks great Bruce! Remember out of the box, out of the box 😁

Hello Chris, for me it is hard to build out of box. You just want to detail the car. Have to pull back for a out of box build. The build goes way faster when it’s out of box. Well when I build the 917/30, that will have all the detail in the world. By the way how’s the hippie car comming? Saw the frame and it looks great. I’m still going to therapy over the tubes over the P4. And your Porsche has even more. My Porsche is like yours, and when I build it I’ll have to continue therapy. 

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Wonderful pics Bruce.  I love the lone where you have the engine in the car and the wheels/tires in front for a quick mock-up.  Very purposeful.  Your paint is phenomenal btw.   cheers, tim

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Thank you Tim. Trying to keep it simple. I call this car my recovery build. I’m not back 100 percent but keep plugging away. More pics, exhaust painted,  ( tubes😒) and wired. 

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Here’s a little more. Again prefitting. Found some seat belts. 

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Front suspension. Very fragile!!! 

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