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Tamiya '98 Subaru Impreza WRC

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  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Tamiya '98 Subaru Impreza WRC
Posted by PatW on Friday, January 31, 2020 5:04 PM

My latest one of these is a rescue. The original owner was unknown to plastic modeling because he/she hand painted all of the underside parts whilst on the sprues and then tried to glue them onto the chassis. The problem was that all of the parts surfaces were painted so no bare plastic left to glue together. In that attempt quite a few pieces were broken.

I then had to cobble together the chassis, steering, hubs, front & rear suspension, driveshafts etc. Luckily enough none of the body, interior, glass or decals were damaged.

With a few of my previous Scooby builds..........

And the 7Up car with mainly home printed decals..........................

This will be my last build for a while and my wife and I after 52 years married are selling our split level house and moving to a 'future proof' bungalow one floor living!

We might both be 70+ and fit we don't know what may be ahead healthwise.

My next major problem is packing and transporting 300+ builds!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    May 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Friday, January 31, 2020 5:55 PM

Hello Pat!

Lookin' good! Those headlights always looked funny to me though! Good luck with your move - I know it's not easy! Thanks for sharing and have a nice day

PaweĊ‚

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, February 1, 2020 1:32 AM

Thanks Pawel. Yes the clip-on light pods are for the night stages and so light up the countryside!

Remember , common sense is not common.

  • Member since
    February 2003
  • From: East Bethel, MN
Posted by midnightprowler on Saturday, February 1, 2020 7:46 AM

Cool. I'd like to do one one stock.

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  • Member since
    January 2020
Posted by JustinDavid on Saturday, February 1, 2020 10:50 AM

Those are some gorgeous Subie's! love it! 

On the bench: Tamiya Ferrari F40

"Really, you should always discuss the defeats because you can learn much more from failure than success" -Niki Lauda

 

  • Member since
    December 2008
  • From: UK
Posted by PatW on Saturday, February 1, 2020 3:50 PM

Thanks guys. The new one should have aerials as well but I'll wait until we've moved and unpack them.

Yes the standard road goers look great too, as we have Prodrive just 20 miles away there are a lot of them about.

Remember , common sense is not common.

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