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Revell V.W Golf GTI MK1

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This is Revell's Volkswagen Golf GTI MK1, airbrushed using Zero paints V.W Inari Silver and a few coats of acrylic clearcoat lacquer, polished out to a factory shine

 

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30 minutes ago, stitchdup said:

Very nice, the colour looks particularly nice on the mk1

It was only available from 1979-81, not a popular colour for the GTI in the UK, although it was a very popular colour on the GL, GLS, Jetta and Audi's, all the models I've seen built have either been painted white, red or black, i wanted something totally different, and as you said, I think it really suits the MK1 

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Nicely done. I wonder how many people don't know the rear window frame is black and the grill has a red pin stripe. Even hpiguys recent build forgot to add those!

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14 minutes ago, doorsovdoon said:

Nicely done. I wonder how many people don't know the rear window frame is black and the grill has a red pin stripe. Even hpiguys recent build forgot to add those!

All the GTI had a red stripe on the grille,(it was V.W Mars Red) non GTI models were chrome, there was a few colours that didn't have black around the rear window, Helios blue, which was used on the Pirelli model was one of them. 

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6 minutes ago, doorsovdoon said:

The Pirelli model, that's the one with the special Pirelli alloys?

That's the one, although everyone calls them Pirelli edition, the UK model was actually a Campaign model, the German version is totally different to the UK version, the German ones had no side stripe, the bumpers and wheel arch extensions were painted in body colour, not many people in the UK have ever seen one.

The top photo is a UK Campaign model, the 2nd photo is the German Pirelli version 

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Just now, Rich Chernosky said:

Very nice, well done and the colour looks great. How did you do the seats, they are nice. 

Just looked at your WIP,   I still like em a lot. 

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17 minutes ago, Rich Chernosky said:

Very nice, well done and the colour looks great. How did you do the seats, they are nice. 

Just used the decals supplied by Revell 

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On 9/13/2020 at 2:39 PM, doorsovdoon said:

Nicely done. I wonder how many people don't know the rear window frame is black and the grill has a red pin stripe. Even hpiguys recent build forgot to add those!

I'm not sure if the AMT kit includes them or not, but yes, the Rabbit GTI should have the grille stripe, even the face-lift models had it

 

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A feature I just noticed is the windscreen pillar guards, or wind deflectors. Some cars seem to have them and others don't.

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58 minutes ago, doorsovdoon said:

A feature I just noticed is the windscreen pillar guards, or wind deflectors. Some cars seem to have them and others don't.

It was a dealer supplied accessory you could buy, it cuts down the drag and apparently makes your GTI a little faster and cuts down the wind noise at high speed 

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Very nice. I enjoyed seeing it come thogether and the finished result looks excellent. Good choice on the colour.

I don't recall seeing those German models with the coloured arches before - I prefer the black plastic ones.

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1 hour ago, Spottedlaurel said:

I don't recall seeing those German models with the coloured arches before - I prefer the black plastic ones.

Only Lhasa green, Mars red and Helios blue and white Pirelli models in Germany were available with the colour coded bumpers,mirrors and wheel arch extensions, all other colours had the black trim and bumpers 

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Super nice build!!  I owned an Inari silver '79 MK1 with the plastic bumpers back in the 1980's.

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Very nice looking model!  Didn't know the variants of colors and wheels.  I took a test drive in a black one when they came out, was impressed.

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