Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0

1:18 Austin Healey modified

18 posts in this topic

Posted (edited) · Report post

Hi all,

I am new to this forum. Most builds I see are kits and resin. I mostly use diecast models to modify but I think I can learn a lot of what you guys are doing.

To kick off I'll share some pics of a couple of Austin Healeys I modified. Just to make them look as close as possible to the original car.

Here is the base model which came out quite recently.

austinhealeykoysho.jpg

The Le Mans style boot is not on the acutual car so that had to go.

sfrcaustinhealeyboot3.jpg

sfrcaustinhealeyboot4.jpg

sfrcaustinhealeyboot7.jpg

Edited by SFRC

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

The interior of the base model was changed as well as this car is used for classic races and rallies.

sfrcaustinhealeyinterio.jpg

sfrcaustinhealey3000tri.jpg

Also added a roll cage

sfrcah30002.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

This is the original car

austinhealye3000mki.jpg

And here the finished model

sfrcaustinhealey3000mki.jpg

sfrcaustinhealey3000mki.jpg

sfrcaustinhealey3000mki.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Wow looking good. diecast, plastic, resin. its still a modeling. I like this.....Great weathering too..

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Nice! Much better than the original, love your weathering too.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thanks guys.

Here are some other Big Healeys.

austinhealeymodeltulpen.jpg

austinhealeymodeltulpen.jpg

austinhealeymodeltulpen.jpg

austinhealeymodeltulpen.jpg

austinhealeymodeltulpen.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I always liked the Healey's and bug eyed sprite's,Kinda have to considering I was named after Austin Motor company.My dad said he wanted a Sprite but got me instead. :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Well I don't have any kids but a '66 MGB and a '71 Alfa Romeo Giulia Super...

And a '79 Volvo 245 just to carry spare parts like engines.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Very nice. I'm a Healey lover from way back and especially love the white/grey one. There were many that color combo here in the States. I should probably get over my scale bias and go for some diecasts .. there's just too many of the cars I love there

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Very nice!

All of your cars look nice, you have some great modeling skills.

Tom

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Beautiful builds all, and very fine conversion work on the first one. I've always loved the big Healeys, especially the engine sound from the driver's seat.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

austinhealeymodeltulpen.jpg

Ok... I know nothing about these cars... but that headlight arrangement? With the inner ones actually faired into the bodywork?

Really? :blink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

these models are to cool. B) its great to see there are more diecast rebuilders out there. :rolleyes: for awhile i felt so lonely. trust me i know how much work is involved in doing these i have had more than one dremel bit or wheel blow apart on me.lol :D

realy great work.

manny

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Welcome Maarten!!!

Great diecast rebuilds you're doing, very realistic! B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Thanks all :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

these models are to cool. B) its great to see there are more diecast rebuilders out there. :rolleyes: for awhile i felt so lonely.

Manny... believe it or not, I was thinking of you and your work when I created this section. B)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Manny... believe it or not, I was thinking of you and your work when I created this section. B)

WOW. :) I AM FOREVER IN YOUR DEBT.thank you harry. :D

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0