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I did not try that hard on the car but I really did my best on the pics!
My aim with this car was to make a good and hard runner to take rally action pics including mud and dust and a lot of speed. Anyway, since Deemiller did his scale rally car and _miga_ build his Monster livery there is not much left to do for a Subaru builder… So I took the easy road and wanted to make it look unique and nice but not more than that.
This is a Tamiya finished body and it is pretty oke, better than I expected. It is not my favourite rally car , a bit modern for my liking, but it is a well-designed iconic and aggressive rally car. This is what I did to it so it looks like this:
1 Re-arranged some of the decals (take off and stick on). I didn’t like the standard livery and now it is a bit more “privateer-like” (these Baumler decals allways give me a feeling of the local clothing shop stepping into sponsoring, just funny)
2 Added some panel lines with a CD marker.
3 Used a hairdryer to get the decals sticking properly and follow the curves. (patience, patience…)
4 Changed the rear spoiler for a modern Mustang spoiler but filed and sanded that one in another shape. The original spoiler is just a bit too much for me.
5 Added rear view mirrors I had lying around from “I don’t know what” car but they suit it.
6 Sprayed the spoiler, mirrors and wheels flat black to get another, bit more rough and unsophisticated, look. Uwe already told me the wheels are not really scale, but I like ‘m too much. They are 1-2 mm higher than standard Tamiya’s and a lot wider. They fill the wheel arches in standard size completely.
7 Made some new body post holes in the rear window for the TA-02 cause the standard ones won’t fit.
At the moment it is just put on an empty chassis. But it will run sometime. I did my very best on this static pics to show how it is like in a matching environment. These pics were taken in 2 days when I took the car and camera with me to work. I made quick stops at parking places and put it somewhere and snapped some shots. This way of working suits me very much: gives me al lot of opportunities (and lots of pics to sort out, lol…)
Anyway, hope you like, or hope you like at least the pictures… ! ;-)
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Tamiya Finished body looking good!