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1:18 Austin Healey 3000 black & grey

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For the proud owner of this beautiful Austin Healey 3000 I am going finish this 1:18 replica of his car. He already started on the project by disassambling one model. He also removed all the paint.

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The base model the owner started on didn't have the louvers on the side so I got another model withe the louvres. Before cutting up the models I first fitted the doors, bonnet and boot.

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Then I connected both models.

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With the paint on the models looks quite different

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The Healey has an unpainted metal strip between the body and the wings so I need make that on the model as well

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Also the engine differs from the actual car. 2 in stead of 3 carbs, different colour. A before and after picture.

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Time to put the shiny bits on

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Also some small mods on the interior like colour of the steering wheel and a fire extinguisher

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The chassis was a bit damaged so that is repaired with some glue

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Nice job.

I'm guessing at least one of these is a Kyosho, What model had the Left hand drive?

Tom

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They are both Kyosho. The first model,, the road car, was LHD.

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The custom made luggage rack

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The big Healey is as good as ready now. I need to repair a bit of pait.

Mesh before the headlights and Canadian number plates.

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Large Austin Healey logo's on the carpets but you need a keen eye to spot them...

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Last photo: the carpets

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Another great job. Beautiful paint job.

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This is another stunning piece of work on your diecasts.

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Awesome job Maarten! How were you able to connect the two cars? Can you weld it together?

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Very nice! I admire anyone with the skills to modify metal models. Great work! The luggage rack is exquisite!

Sam

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super job Maarten in the right setting this would look like a 1:1 car. the new owner will surely be proud to display this car.again great job. B)

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