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Well I finally got started on my kit, the Tamiya Toyota Celica GT-Four RC 92' safari rally winner. As for my decal problem I coated them today with some liquid decal film to save whats there,once I put them on I plan to make this thing look like if just finished the race covered in mud and dirt. Now one question I have that I can't find with google is the color of the chassis on this car, the instructions say clear orange but I want to see it before I paint it. Anyone just so happen to know what color it's suppose to be?

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Looks great, you did a good job, I give you props

I have one thing left to do on the Minolta and then its finished, I just need to tint the headlight covers, I will get some pics posted soon

I have picked out my next build, since I am back on a Nissan kick, its going to be to the Pennzoil R34 GTR

Ok, getting started on the R34

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Body in a quick coat of white primer

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and the chassis in aluminum

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and started working on the front suspension

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I have one last thing to do, and that is add an antenna to the roof, but other then that, the Minolta is finished
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Looking sweet Jonathan!! Now hurry up on that Mustang.

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Slowly making progress. Mounted the windshield with smoked windows. To get the proper stance, I had modify the suspension, which again eliminated more parts.

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Hi Jonathan

Think I'm ready to join in now if I may. My first choice was the Simil R Pescarolo but that can wait after seeing Juan's build :wacko: , so I'm going with this instead:

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I thought someone else had chosen this too, but can't see it being built so I'll give it a go. I don't have any alternative decals so this will be a box stock build, although I intend to use the new Tamiya metallic orange that featured on my Cannonball Run Mustang ^_^

Off to the workbench

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Paul, welcome, I am happy you are joining us, I really enjoy seeing your builds, I built the MP4 about a month or two ago, decent kit

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I'll be joining in on this CBP. Two other forums I frequent are doing a 911 build in honor of the 50th anniversary of the 911. So what I'm doing already fits in with this CBP. A pic of the box art and contents.

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I decided to do a chassis stand/jig for possible display purposes.

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I assembled all of the chassis pieces together and painted them grey. It's not the color the instructions call out, but I like the way details in the interior stand out with that color. The instructions called for white.

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Thanks Paul

I did get the basic engine and transmission pieces together also.

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I too have made some progress this last two weeks. I had to finish a trailer combo for my club's theme night, but got some colour on the Maclaren and finished the chassis - good to see it up on wheels :) but the paint still needs polishing.

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The trailer combo featured a race car but didn't qualify for this CBP:

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From the pic, that paint is already shiny. If you polish it, it will be blinding !!

I'm going to try p/e belts for the first time on this kit.

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I got the first couple of steps done.

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Been working on the front suspension. Since the sponsor decals say it has Bilstein shocks, and the Bilsteins I had back in the day were yellow, I took the liberty of painting the shocks yellow. I added the Tamiya jar to get a sense of the size.

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That Porsche is coming along great!

I second that, this should be a good comm. build. Shades of the general race car build, but nice. I also had a breakthrough with my Shelby race conversion so I should be getting some good stuff going on that soon.

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Even though it doesn't have much chassis nor interior detail, I figured I'd go ahead and post some RX-7 pics. The decals were too big for spoiler and ended up cracking.

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Well i was going to post pics tonite but i seemed to have lost them :blink: . But i do have pics of paint and details

i am building the Tamiya Calsonic GTR-35 car so i will post pics very soon .

Michael

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Thanks Oscar and Lawrence.

Along with painting all of the front suspension pieces, the rear stuff was done at the same time. So it got assembled.

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