Model: (Click to see more) 58237: Lexus IS200
Status: New built
Date: 17-Jun-2009
Comments: 38
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Hello Folks. This little project is bit of an impulse build. I was chatting with Brother TIMECMDR about building a Lexus and he suggested I build the IS200. Okay so I did lol~ I felt the Tamiya IS200 is a bit plain so I did some research and found the Castrol version. Thanks to Brother Tamiyoman's generous offer I was able to purchase the body from him. I decide to use the HPI swoosh decal for this project and let me tell you what a struggle lol~ however it was a fun experience and I really enjoy the build, and I hope you like! :D










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Comments

pagedm_f350

17-Jun-2009

Wow!! Awesome work, it looks almost like Die-Cast model, the Tamiya body has much better proportions, well done

Henk4Focus

17-Jun-2009

Benjamin, that is a rare thing of beauty my friend. I'm with Daniel, that is stunning work. Got no words to say how good it looks to me.....I'm stumped.

Victorious Secret

17-Jun-2009

Thanks Brother Pagedm and Brother Henk. I'm very flattered and appreciate the comments. I'm just having a good time building and hopefully share the experience of what happen if HPI decal using on the Tamiya body. Not the best fit but it would still work ok~

ranger blue

17-Jun-2009

WOW, one of the best I've seen Brother VS
stunning

il_maligno

17-Jun-2009

Now that's a sweet ride! Lots of attention to details, clever idea to use HPI decals on Tamiya bodies

koenc

17-Jun-2009

The wheels are perfect. Decals and body panel lines are spot on, ... For me ... you are the Lexan master!

Dante77

17-Jun-2009

Excellent work! You really have some skills!

_miga_

17-Jun-2009

excellent car i always love your builds phantastic job

Vin87

17-Jun-2009

This is amazing, now I want one too, just need to have it for my Toyota/Lexus collection. Stunning work Ben!.

JYCM3

17-Jun-2009

VS the IS200 looks better than thought very unique, I want one! excellent job as always

generationx

17-Jun-2009

Absolutely superb! Looks like something from Gran Turismo.

Origineelreclamebord

17-Jun-2009

That's really amazing, best IS200 I've seen so far, by far!

alex-digital

17-Jun-2009

Brilliant! Really like the wheels too with the writing. Top work!

dr.roberts

17-Jun-2009

Nice builds as always from you. Photos excellent too.

tamiyoman

17-Jun-2009

Very nice Ben, glad it got 'Benned' rather than box art, looks ace!

Trevan

17-Jun-2009

Wow - that is fantastic!!

TIMECMDR

17-Jun-2009

Ben, it has turned out a stunner as usual, you are to lexan what Yoda is to Star Wars! A true master

Mad Ax

17-Jun-2009

As always, a fantastic build. Top marks!

CASE1

17-Jun-2009

This came out very great! Another piece of lexan turned into a 1:1. Now just change your name to: 'Victorious speed builder'

RallyeBaz

17-Jun-2009

Do you have a normal job ?? Cannot believe the amount of stunning models your popping out. Do you run any of them ??

Victorious Secret

17-Jun-2009

Thank you gentlemen for the kind words. Brother RallyeBaz, yes I do run some of them lol~ I try to make the models balanced between durability, graphic representation, and semi-realism. That's why you don't see me mounting rearview mirrors or other finer details. They all can be run at a momonts fitting! Brother Case1, I work during the day and build during the night while watching TV lol...before I know it its done lol Brother Vin87: I think you will really like this version. It would look great next to your Corolla!

Swarm

17-Jun-2009

Great build ,You do amazing work always paying attention to detail makes the world of difference in a project ,Sweet ride

flux density

17-Jun-2009

This looks seriously good . Detailing of the panel lines really made the difference

Victorious Secret

17-Jun-2009

Thanks guys~ Brother Flux Density, the panel line is really just a graphic representation of the real thing to make the car pop out little more. To be honest it is not really 'realistic' per se, but somewhat better than leaving it blank which looks blend and toy like.

tuff bug

17-Jun-2009

Looks superb fantastic detail right down to the tire lettering.

SMOKE-DOG

17-Jun-2009

Nice work. That livery looks good on there.

technical.burP

17-Jun-2009

This is awesome. I have something like that on my agenda too. Already have the body and HPI stickers.

Victorious Secret

17-Jun-2009

Brother Tecnical Brup: That's awesome!! HPI's decal is excellent however they lack the correct sponsor decals. Just fill those which your decal library and it will work wonders!!

def4x4

17-Jun-2009

This looks great, awesome decail work on that car. Is this a circuit racer or a rally car, why i ask that, well this car has only a driver and not a navigator lol!

53HRA

17-Jun-2009

This is another one of your great cars to my favourites list! Very nice

Victorious Secret

17-Jun-2009

Thanks guys! Outdoor photo is up! Brother Def4X4, yes this is indeed a circuit car...although I agree with you it would make a cool rally car!

gozone

17-Jun-2009

WOW, this is simply a stunning looking model! FANTASTIC!!.. Nothing less, in my opinion..

Cheers..
Michael

rizzo rat

17-Jun-2009

HOLY *****! Thats some some serious bit of kit i would so love to own that monster. You coudln't have done this scheme with a better car, the 200 is one of my fav's. Well done sir! Thats a prize winner every time.

rizzo rat

17-Jun-2009

This is SICK! ME WANT!

twisty

18-Jun-2009

Very very sharp looking motor Ben,i really like pics 8 and 9.Great decal and detail work,very nice.

scollins

18-Jun-2009

Dude, you are seriously rising to the top on this website, amazing work, clean and tight. All hail to brother V.S. !!

Wyoming

18-Jun-2009

wow nice looking machine!

mor10retro

19-Jun-2009

WOW! That's really impressive. I love the Castol livery. Great details and nice pics!


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