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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 4:43 pm 
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i used to build airfix kits when i was a boy , mostly planes . a couple of years ago i started to modify 1/43 cars to look like the cars i have/did own (i even done some of my mates) lately theres been a market on ebay for this kinda stuff.....

to date i've done...........

3 mk1 escorts
1 bmw 325i
3 sierra cosworths (2 saphire's and 1 3 door)
1 mk3 polo
1 mk1 fiesta
1 jetta (i made it a big bumper gti 16v in tornado red)
1 mk2 astra gte 16v
1 ford focus
1 jaguar xk8
and a handfull of motorbikes

anyone else try'd their hand at this sort of stuff ?

heres my mums z750 i modified....
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my old polo g40
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the focus
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the jetta in stages
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1 of my sierras on a ramp
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the 3 door with escort cosworth rims (my camers not that good on close ups lol)
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my mk1 fiesta with peperpots
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my 325i bmw (just put this on ebay)
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i'll upload more pic's later on , just thought i'd share


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 5:04 pm 
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I've not done anything like this, just the standard stuff like planes etc when I was a lad. Would love to see pics of the one's you've done if you have any though? Some cool cars in your list 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:06 pm 
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Love the cossie on the ramps and the mk1 fiesta 8) 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:12 pm 
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the sierra on the ramp is of my old crystal blue cossie , wish i'd kept it now :cry:

i have a 1/24 scale of it too , i'll get some more pic's taken and pop them up....


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 6:26 pm 
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oh dear is all i can say :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:26 pm 
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Im a sad sod too !!!

I build and fly model heli's and planes :D

Super geek stuff ....... And proud of it !! The one hanging in the background is capable of up to 200 MPH !! Miniature 4 stroke engine with valves the size od tiny pins :wink: Gotta love the detail !!


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:32 pm 
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Suberb work! I LOVE that polo, really cool looking. As is the jetta 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:38 pm 
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greenfinger wrote:
Suberb work! I LOVE that polo, really cool looking. As is the jetta 8)


thanks , the jetta is a complete one-off , theres not another big bumper model in existance....... :D

i'm going to do a 1/43 williams clio next..........


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delboy009 wrote:
Im a sad sod too !!!

I build and fly model heli's and planes :D

Super geek stuff ....... And proud of it !! The one hanging in the background is capable of up to 200 MPH !! Miniature 4 stroke engine with valves the size od tiny pins :wink: Gotta love the detail !!


nothing to be ashamed of , thats a fast model you've got there , do you fly it or is it a shelf queen ?


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 26, 2009 9:41 pm 
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That will be good, my mate had a williams a few years ago , what a great car, and fine looker! perfect model material


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