Austin Healey "Bugeye" Sprite


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Finally got this thing done! It is a comission build for a friend who was an owner of a real one. The kit weighs a ton since it is also made up of a lot of metal parts. Color is Tamiya Racing Green w/ Testor's Wet Look clear. I would have preferred not adding the clear but the client likes shiny...... :rolleyes: The kit is curbside.

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Very cool and very well done!

David G.

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Nice job! Looks like the real deal!

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A clean and cool build...

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Very nice build.

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Looks fantastic! Great to see the completed model, btw is the rear badge a PE item from the kit?

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Beautifully done, Marcos! The client ought to be real happy!

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Simply beautiful ....

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Looks fantastic! Great to see the completed model, btw is the rear badge a PE item from the kit?

Thanks guys, I really appreciate your comments!! Yes Paul, the rear badge as well as the front one between the "eyes" are photo-etch items. Also, there is a very small P/E emblem in the center of the steering wheel.

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Beautiful model.

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Wow man, what don't you build? This is awesome man, I have one and I am not even attempting to build it for a while, looks kinda difficult but you make it look so easy. Love what you did to the steering wheel. What paint did you use for the interior? Looks very good with the body color.

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Hey Cruz, now that you have the curbside under your belt your ready for a full detail build :)

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JC, you know very well the answer to that one and it's not a pretty one, I don't want to make you my enemy.... :angry::angry::angry:

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Wow man, what don't you build? This is awesome man, I have one and I am not even attempting to build it for a while, looks kinda difficult but you make it look so easy. Love what you did to the steering wheel. What paint did you use for the interior? Looks very good with the body color.

Thanks Jay, the interior paint is Tamiya Sand Beige.

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Excellent all around, and very nice work on the grille wash. Just perfect.

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Excellent all around, and very nice work on the grille wash. Just perfect.

Sorry Skip, it's a P/E grille, I cheated... :lol::lol:

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It turned out really nice, your client should be happy. Nice pictures too! :)

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Very very nice Marcos! I love it. The wooden finish in the steering wheel looks great! Saludos!

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Sorry Skip, it's a P/E grille, I cheated... :lol::lol:

Not cheating. Just another example of how carefully chosen PE parts, expertly applied, can make for an extraordinary piece of work.

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I own an all-steel, left hand drive, 1960 Frogeye Sprite. Although heavily modified (116 hp 1380 cc motor, Datsun 5 speed, lowered suspension with progressive rate front springs and Heim joint struts and Panhard rod in the rear, Minilites, deleted front bumper and tilt-forward front end), it looks pretty stock from the outside and we tried to preserve all the original parts and/or engineer it so they could easily be re-installed. This is a superb replica of the stock version. Beautiful! :)

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Nice looking little bugeye!

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Marcos........you turned another beauty.........love your work man :)

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Super nice Marcos, just like all your builds!!! Is this 1/24?

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Very nice work Marcos B)

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WOW Marcos... we could drive this thing to the beach on the Great Ocean Road in Australia...... !!!! :o)

Nice!!!

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