Model: (Click to see more) 99999: Misc.
Status: Project
Date: 24-Oct-2020
Comments: 34
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Robert Droogmans 'Belga' Ford RS200 from 1986

Yes another rally car, the last for a while as am going to be doing a couple of more easy-going fun projects for a while. Then it will be back to my rally passion... Well I bought a supposedly mint well cut and painted bodyshell which simply wasn't the case when it actually arrived. After reworking most of the decals and tidying up the not so well cut body it was time to get scratch building; aerial, air-intakes, mud-flaps, flickering exhaust, side window sliders. Then added some window-wipers and wing-mirrors. Cut out front and rear lights and installed leds with modified housings. Got some more custom decals made as quite a few were missing, after applying those I panel lined the body. Found some unique wheels in Holland which are closer to the real thing, plus rears are a deeper dish to give the appearance of staggereds. Had to paint them though as they were very plastic looking, I needed an alloy look. Hard sponges in soft gravel tires sporting Pirelli logos adorn those wheels. Curved the sills inwards to give the body more dimension and shape. Body houses a scale cockpit with figures sporting Belga racing suits and Simpson helmets with modified fronts to emulate the real thing. Black roll cage with grey padding was required too along with a dark grey interior. Body sits on a modified TT01 like that of the Lancia Stratos I recently did, however this is 4WD and the upper shock mountings are modified to extend the shock to its full 60mm eyelet to eyelet length. There is considerably more travel than a standard TT01, the cars sits under its own weight 50% down the travel. Electrics; Altrun hi-torque servo, hobbywing 1060 lipo friendly ESC and a 15t Core RC motor. Thanks if you read this far and comments and questions welcome, I generally respond to everyone... cheers

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If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
FORD RS200 (BEFORE)

Comments

neobrunox

24-Oct-2020

Incredible how this car is nice !

Busdriver

24-Oct-2020

Immaculate. Nothing more to be said. This and the Metro 6R4 are my favoutite of the 4wd rally cars. Roger Clarkes Escort is still the dogs bits but this is very close. Love the Belga livery.

Dirt-540

24-Oct-2020

@neobrunox Thanks chap

Dirt-540

24-Oct-2020

@Busdriver I have both mk2 Escort and 6R4 Metro bodyshells waiting in the wings as future projects, thank you mate.

Badcrumble

24-Oct-2020

Another stunning rally car! That livery and your additions really bring it alive. I have one of these shells to attempt one day - doubt I'll get it to your level!

KEV THE REV

24-Oct-2020

WOW !! , this is a superb model . Looks excellent a great addition to any collection

Dirt-540

25-Oct-2020

@Badcrumble I started out knowing nothing, with experience you figure out how to do things, I'm sure youll do a cracking job. Thanks for your nice comment.

Dirt-540

25-Oct-2020

@KEV THE REV Hello chap hope your well. Thank you mate for the positivity.

scollins

25-Oct-2020

And the hits just keep on coming from you...Damn dude, that is inspiring!!!! HOT

yogi-bear

25-Oct-2020

nice job! I'm liking the rims too, what ones are they?

hi-pe70

25-Oct-2020

WQW!
Another masterpiece in your garage!
Those wheels look really ace!
Regards Peter

Dirt-540

25-Oct-2020

@scollins Thanks man, I got rally obsessive end of last year and built 3 back to back. Cheers scollins

Dirt-540

25-Oct-2020

@yogi-bear Some online website for a company based in Holland whose niche was exclusive wheels and scale accessories. Sorry I dont know the exact name, as it was a foriegn name I cant remember it.

Dirt-540

25-Oct-2020

@hi-pe70 Big thanks chap

IBIFTKH

25-Oct-2020

Superb! Colour scheme looks awesome and all the extra details make a big difference. Lovely job.

koenc

25-Oct-2020

Wow, you did Robert a big honour by building this RS200 in his colors. Awesome build! Even the wheels look perfect what most people forget. Love it!!

Dirt-540

25-Oct-2020

@IBIFTKH Thanks chap, it all adds up eventually.

Dirt-540

25-Oct-2020

@koenc Thank you chap

Klausen

25-Oct-2020

Looks fantastic. Actually never seen this livey before, but it is great.

Dirt-540

25-Oct-2020

@Klausen Just type 'rally belga' into google images, cheers

KEV THE REV

25-Oct-2020

All good over here James . I trust all is good with you as you are VERY busy . The more I look at this car the more I like it - well done !!

Tamiyastef

25-Oct-2020

The glory days of rally! Another Belgian we are proud of. Two cigarette brands as a sponsor on one car, I can't remember another car with this. The wheels fit this car perfectly. Really great job you did, thank you for that!

Dirt-540

25-Oct-2020

@KEV THE REV These were finished a long time back I just havent had time to photograph and post them, I'd basically finished 4 projects and then further modified another previous project which I'll add next week, a Wild One. Good to know your okay though chap.

Dirt-540

25-Oct-2020

@Tamiyastef Thanks for your nice comment chap. I know Belga is a cigarette company but whats the other on the car 'Bastos' ?

Tamiyastef

25-Oct-2020

Yes indeed Bastos, it still exists while Belga is now sold under the Lucky Strike brand.

SRB Bloke

25-Oct-2020

Nice work on this one buddy,
Lots of effort on the small details. Love it

Dirt-540

26-Oct-2020

@Tamiyastef Thanks for the info buddy

Dirt-540

26-Oct-2020

@SRB Bloke Thems the bits that take forever, thank you mate

DayRider

27-Oct-2020

How dose it run? and what is it set up for speed or more for a tighter course? looks so nice.

lupogtiboy

27-Oct-2020

Another one added to my favourites, the details are immense! Love it!

Dirt-540

27-Oct-2020

@lupogtiboy Thank you chap, appreciate the comment.

Dirt-540

27-Oct-2020

@DayRider Its only been run very carefully, it handles quite well, ideally its suited to bumpy and loose debris surfaces as the suspension works excellent and aids traction aswell as soaking up the hits plus the tires are superb. As for what kind of course I dont know, it would have to be tried out on a course which I dont have.

CAVS995

27-Oct-2020

Love this livery and even better when paired with the RS200. Stunning build!

Dirt-540

27-Oct-2020

@CAVS995 Big thanks chap


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