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Mazda RX-7 R1


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I likes it. Been meaning to pick this kit up, it's dead cheap. Not sure how I'd do one, though.. But I do have an original RX-7 (not sure on the F designation for that.. I know this is an FD and the one before it is an FC, but I've never heard the mk1 being called an FB...)

Clean build.

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Love rotary power. Is the carbon fiber painted, decal or how did you do it?

It is a decal from Scale Motorsport. You can find it here. A good tutorial on how to use it on hoods can be found here. I recommend you cut the decal in half while on the backing sheet. I didn't and it was a PIA to properly place.

That garage facade is awesome. Really like how you added the weeds along the bottom edge.

Thank you Kris! That is exactly what I was trying to get at!! Glad you noticed. Thank you.

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I likes it. Been meaning to pick this kit up, it's dead cheap. Not sure how I'd do one, though.. But I do have an original RX-7 (not sure on the F designation for that.. I know this is an FD and the one before it is an FC, but I've never heard the mk1 being called an FB...)

Clean build.

Here in the US, '79-'80 are SA22s, '81-'85 are FBs

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Guys, I want to thank you all very much for the kind words and support. Scott, thank you for following along from the start, it was a fun trip with this one. I'd love to do a couple more! For future builders, please note that there is a very small part of the directions that instructs you to remove the fender mounted turn indicators. I did not catch this until I started painting the corner markers and I felt that it was too late by then.

I also want to thank you guys for the support on the garage. I couldn't have done it without coming across Philbass's "Restoration" thread and inside of it, a DIY tutorial for the bricks.

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Nice build Justin. Looking really good. Nice to see a good turnaround and see you come out on top after your issues with the Aston Martin.

Especially like the garage as well. I think that others may be right about toning down the bricks a bit but otherwise great job.

Chris

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Nice build Justin. Looking really good. Nice to see a good turnaround and see you come out on top after your issues with the Aston Martin.

Especially like the garage as well. I think that others may be right about toning down the bricks a bit but otherwise great job.

Chris

Why you gotta bring up old stuff?! Thanks for following along Chris. I plan on taking on a new Aston Martin soon.

I agree, the bricks need a good dark wash and some pigments.

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