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Gunze Triumph TR-3

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Below are some pics of the Gunze Sangyo Triumph TR-3.  The kit is a curbside and was built essentially box-stock with the exception of some stainless steel wire added to the fender tops and some rivets to simulate the snaps for the convertible top.  I also replaced the kit wheels with the plastic wire wheels from an Italeri Ferrari 250 GTO.  Paint is Tamiya Spray British Green (TS-9) decanted and airbrushed and a mix of Tamiya acrylics for the interior.  I was lucky to find this excellent kit at a model contest.  Too bad it's out of production.

All comments and constructive criticism are welcome.  Thanks for looking!

 

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Beautiful!  My uncle had one of these, it was great fun with the wind in your face and elbows scraping the ground.

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That is a beautiful model.

A friend had one and it was a fun car to ride in and drive.

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Beautifully done! Italeri wire wheels look great on this. 

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6 hours ago, Bainford said:

What a beautiful little Triumph. Just gorgeous.

X2! 

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Gunze had a very nice selection of small sports cars which with a little extra work, as you've done, turned a basic kit into a eye turner so well done. I wonder where these molds are today and I wish they would be reissued.

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That is an exceptionally neat and clean build Larry, congratulations.

Dave B

Edited by Dave B
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Very nice! My high school Chem teacher drove a patina/rusted sky blue one. He was about 6’8” so it looked like he was wearing it rather than sitting in it. 

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Very cleanly built. Perfect color for this one. I had a friend many years ago that owned one of these. Poor guy spent more time and money under it than he did driving it, but he loved it.  

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Excellent all round!

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Beautiful TR3, such a classic. Super nice detail, though the number plate is wrong for the age of the car.

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