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Italeri Ford Escort RS 1800 MK2

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  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Italeri Ford Escort RS 1800 MK2
Posted by PatW on Thursday, November 22, 2018 10:00 AM

The kit.................

leftover decals from a 1992 ESCI kit of the same/similar car................

The noly 'extras' are the Dunlop tyre decals. Tyre detailing on race/rally cars started some years later.....

The build depicts a tarmac stage car with lowered suspension and slick tyres supplied in the kit.

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    April 2005
  • From: Roanoke, Virginia
Posted by BigJim on Friday, November 23, 2018 7:52 AM

After a lot of work, I was very disappointed to find that the track of the tires was not wide enough to fill the wheel wells as pictured on the box top. I was also disappointed in myself at not finding this out until it was too late!
One other thing that I did not like was that there was no way for the hood to stay on when it was closed! I remedied that with the use of some tin dots and rare earth magnets.
Here is mine that I recently built as a Saloon racer. Note that I recontoured the wheel flares as I didn't care for the sharp edges.
Did you notice that the tires had different manufacturers on either side?

Now, if Belkits, the makers of the Mk.1 Escort, would have only provided all of the under the hood detail I would be very happy! I'm not keen on "curbside" models!!! 
Be sure that I am going to check the track on that kit!

  • Member since
    July 2014
  • From: Franklin Wi
Posted by Bakster on Friday, November 23, 2018 8:59 AM

It looks fantastic, Pat!

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Friday, November 23, 2018 9:41 AM

Thanks BigJim. Yours looks good too. No I hadn't noticed about the different manufacturers on the other side of the tyres. But.... The other side of the tyres had a lot of rubber flash from the moulds on so pretty rough that side!

Remember , common sense is not common.


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