Foreign Vehicle build (Started)

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Well I finished the mini up, yea not one of my better builds, I am going to change the tires .

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Almost done with the 360, I really made a mess of this one trying to finish it up, I almost dont want to post pics of it.

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The builds look pretty good from where I'm sitting Jonathan, and you build fast . I'm only part way through my first build, but number 2 arrived today on a not so slow boat from China :)

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So got something done today. Not mutch thou. Started to widen the mudguards, and had to test fit the engine. Its a Audi dtm engine and it will be a tight fit but we ll use some grease and a shoehorn :). But enuff said here are some pics.

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More to come

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Thanks , but I took the pics on the good side :lol: , I like DTM cars, and I have been wanting to do some DTM and GT cars, its on my list for next year, I am looking forward to seeing this build . The tires and wheels for the 360 I think are on the slow boat from japan

Patami, what are your plans for this one?

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Like what I see so far Patami. I have built one of the Audi DTM kits, that engine should be cool in your Volvo B).

The Audi kit was awesome, highly recommended Jonathan, hope the Merc is as good.

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Thank you guys for your kind words. Forgot to mention erlier that the Volvo is ofcourse a Airtrax resin kit. Bout it for 22.73 dollars at a modelshow. As an cast error kit. So that means thers some issues like varying thikness on the body and florpan. But nothing to big that cant be sorted out.

Patami, what are your plans for this one?
Pretty mutch an old body and new intterior and new drivetrain.

Like what I see so far Patami. I have built one of the Audi DTM kits, that engine should be cool in your Volvo B).

I havent desided yet if i go wiht the v8 or if i gonna try and make it look like the Volvo B 27 v6. What do you guys think Audi V 8 or Volvo V6?

By the way your builds look cool too.

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V-8 means more power, and we all know Jeremy Clarkson likes power :lol:

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Thats a really nice looking interior , good job

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V-8 means more power, and we all know Jeremy Clarkson likes power :lol:

yeah his blender was the best :D Think yes i go whit the V8.

Michael: Nice interior in deed man.

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I'm with the others on the V8, Patami.

Awesome work on the interior Michael, especially the dash

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Ok guys im going whit the V8 then. :) Guess there will be more parts from the Audi allso. But let s see wats to come :D

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I have a BMW kit on the way for this CBP,

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I hope it's on another slow boat, to give us chance to catch up ;)

Got some pearl clear on the Jag today, and started on the suspension

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No the BMW is in the states , but there are so many none US car kits I want to build, I wont be running out of ideas anytime soon, I am also bidding on a RoG mercedes kit right now too.

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Good luck with the bidding <_<

Nice work on the chassis Michael

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roadkill, the BMW kit I got is coming from a US seller , thats what I meant by US

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Update on the Jag, rear suspension finished but quite tricky to put together.

Got some black flocking on the floorpan and hope to make more progress this weekend.

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Looking good

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What do you think big wheels or not?

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The blurry pic is making it hard to see :lol: , I cant really see a difference, but I the rear looks better to me :D

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Sorry for the pic have to try and get a better one. The only can i got is a mobile cam. :unsure: Should be a little bit better pic now. Sorry for the large sitze.

The wheels are from the Audi DTM kit whit some tyres i bought of a guy.

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I'm a fan of big wheels too, but I think the fronts are too big for the car (never thought I'd say that ;) )

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This is an easy CBP for me since 70% of what I build are imports anyway and I am on a tear right now. Here are a few pics of in process builds. I may finish one or all for this build. It just depends on when it closes! :D

This is the Testors/Italeri Mercedes 540K Cabriolet B. I just got the multi-piece body together and smoothed the seam and redid the side trim. This will be out of the box in a 2 tone blue with black top and tan leather interior.

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This is the worst engineered kit of all time but also one of the cooler cars of all time - Heller Mercedes 540K Special Roadster. The body comes in two halves and the doors and hood sides are chromed. It was stupid! I am molding the doors shut and redoing the trim. It will be Silver and a copy of the car that was in Harrah's collection for many years.

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I already have built about 10 Minis from Tamiya and Fujimi and I am not stopping for a while! here is the next one. It is a Scalekraft pickup. It will be built stock. I haven't decided on markings but it will be a commercial vehicle.

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What do you think big wheels or not?

Big wheels are great if you get it closer to the ground. I would use smaller diameter to get it closer to the ground if you can't fit the big ones in the wheelhouses. Just me, but I like close to the ground. It looks better. Should be a cool model.

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I'm a fan of big wheels too, but I think the fronts are too big for the car (never thought I'd say that ;) )

You dont mean that the rear are to big? To me they apear a little on the big side. The front are a little bit like Volvo turbine wheels :)

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