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My Own Cars

Postby aussie muscle » Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:12 pm

I'm intending to build a model of every car i've ever owned. Here's a few

Car 1: Mazda 1500 (1967). Not modelled yet. my first car at 16. No models exist of it, but i got a 1/64 two door coupe.
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Car 2: Mazda 1200 wagon. Not modelled yet. no models exist of it.
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Car 3: Valiant Charger 1973: 1/24 trax diecast; repainted
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Car 3: Valiant VG Sedan. 1/43 trax diecast
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Car 4: Subaru Leone 1976. 1.24 fujimi Subaru kit.
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Car 5: Hyundai Excel 1986. 1/24 academy kit.
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Car 6: Ford Falcon AU2. 1/43 diecast paradise garage model. repainted with correct paint code (organza).
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Car 7: Ford Falcon XR8 ute (currently owned): currently modifying a biante 1:18 FPR pursuit diecast.
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Car 8: Alfa Romeo GTV 2.0. diecast 1/24 repainted and modified. Bought it in March last year, sold it in November. it was a nice sports car, but just too hard to fix.
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Car 9: Pontiac Firebird 1988. i've got a 89 amt model for this.

Car 10: Dad's Toyota Corona Wagon. Modified from sedan kit
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Re: My Own Cars

Postby bodgybro » Sat Mar 14, 2009 4:10 pm

Sounds like what I said I'm doing in another thread too.
At least most of yours are already in a kit form or close to it.
Good luck with them
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Re: My Own Cars

Postby B61 MACK » Sat Mar 14, 2009 7:19 pm

great lot of builds
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Re: My Own Cars

Postby aussie muscle » Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:22 pm

i found this model of a 74 subaru. i'm hoping to update it to mine (was a 76).
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my car was one of these 'ugly ducklings'.
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Re: My Own Cars

Postby 84GSR » Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:33 am

Love the figure under the Alpha. Iused to be mechanic and seemed Alphas always needed repairing.
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Re: My Own Cars

Postby zenrat » Mon Mar 30, 2009 1:37 pm

They didn't in the UK.
That was because they rusted out so fast there wasn't time for anything to break :D

Build my own cars?
While I might get a diecast of an AU ute I wouldn't hold out much hope for a VN wagon or a SWB Econovan...
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Re: My Own Cars

Postby 84GSR » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:54 am

Alphas rust out here too. I remember seeing one where the pedal box was hanging in mid air. All the metal around it was gone. They had some shocking water traps in the plenum area.
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Re: My Own Cars

Postby aussie muscle » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:11 am

aussie muscle wrote:Car 2: Mazda 1200 wagon. Not modelled yet

i'm thinking of using partsbox's Mazda RX2 kit to modify into a wagon to represent my car. Yes it would be a hard slog.
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Re: My Own Cars

Postby zenrat » Tue Mar 31, 2009 6:17 pm

I'm going to win lotto and buy 1:1s of my builds. It'd be easier. :D
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Re: My Own Cars

Postby spiritman » Tue Mar 31, 2009 7:57 pm

I don't know Zen. Where are you going to find a 1:1 nightmare truck for sale?
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Re: My Own Cars

Postby zenrat » Wed Apr 01, 2009 1:15 pm

Good point.
I'd have to set up Javelin Engineering for real and build one.
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Re: My Own Cars

Postby aussie muscle » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:17 pm

i've bought a mazda savanna to use with the subaru to supply the dual headlights and wheels for the above leone kit. (that kit has single headlights and minilites rims). mine was a two-door, so i don't have to modify that.
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Weren't these known as capella 808 out here?

zenrat, i'm sure you could find something if you were happy to do a lot of scratchbuilding like me. it gets frustrating that most aussie cars are not available in model form
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Re: My Own Cars

Postby 09WNS/14BRK » Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:22 pm

looks the same as the capella mate
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Re: My Own Cars

Postby Tubman » Thu Apr 02, 2009 1:34 pm

Capella's were 4 bangers not rotors, other than that, pretty much the same thing.
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Re: My Own Cars

Postby aussie muscle » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:23 pm

Here's the finished Subaru Leone. updated to 76 front end. i added the tires and headlights from the mazda kit above and used the interior as well.
lets see how accurate it is:
matt white paint - check
poor chrome - check
crooked rear bumper - check. yep it's pretty much as i remember it rofl

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