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Completed Build: 1967 Dino 206 Competizione

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Completed Build: 1967 Dino 206 Competizione
Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Monday, May 25, 2020 7:14 AM

This was a very fun build. Started out with the Fujimi kit, but chopped it up quite a lot. I opened up the lovely gullwing doors which meant basically reconstrucing the interior, and decided that I wanted to be able to open the engine cover, which meant scratchbuilding an engine from some old parts and some lego.

Lots of other after market details here - seatbelts, switches, tire markings, indicators and the entire contents of the engine bay of course. 

The kit itself was nice, as it lended itself to this project. Left alone, and built out of the box, I would have to say it woudl have been pretty disappointing. Really not much detail at all.

Hope you enjoy the photos as much as I enjoyed building the car!

(also someone pointed out that i include too many photos in my posts. Maybe I do, but I'm proud of my work and the photography, so bear with me and thanks for checking it out)

with the doors open and some interior shots:

And finally with the engine cover open and some engine bay pictures

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Posted by midnightprowler on Monday, May 25, 2020 8:21 AM

Beautiful! And to those that complain about how many photos one posts, thpppppppppp. Don't look. I like seeing a build from many angles. Very wel done sir.

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Posted by fox on Monday, May 25, 2020 12:43 PM

Ditto on the "Well Done"!Toast When the pics are as good as yours, the more the better.Yes

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Posted by keavdog on Monday, May 25, 2020 1:22 PM

Very nice!  Great surgery there for sure.  Well done and I can never get enough pics 

Thanks,

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Posted by mississippivol on Monday, May 25, 2020 2:15 PM
Mercy, son, that's a fine automobile!
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Posted by Mopar Madness on Monday, May 25, 2020 3:57 PM

Bravo!!  Geez that is beautiful. Beer

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Posted by PatW on Monday, May 25, 2020 3:58 PM

Superb!

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Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:11 PM

midnightprowler

Beautiful! And to those that complain about how many photos one posts, thpppppppppp. Don't look. I like seeing a build from many angles. Very wel done sir.

 

Thank you sir, thats very kind! Appreciate the positive feedback! 

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Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:13 PM

fox

Ditto on the "Well Done"!Toast When the pics are as good as yours, the more the better.Yes

Jim  Captain

Stay Safe.

 

Thanks! Thats super kind of you. I'm also going to put together a post on taking photos of cars, its actually really easy and cheap to do well, and it does often surprise me that people take SO much care with their builds and then publish photos of them sitting on their workmats!!!

really appreciate your positive feedback, thank you. 

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Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:15 PM

keavdog

Very nice!  Great surgery there for sure.  Well done and I can never get enough pics 

 

Yeah, the surgery was really fun. I'm actually getting really into the surgery part of my builds, inspired by some other great builders who always open everything up. 

I actually really like having to solve the puzzle of putting it back together - usually involved scratchbuilding things that you don't realise you need to scratchbuild (in this case, the triangular part at the bottom of the doors - which is based on photos of the original car, is a solid example! No idea I was going to need to do that when I chopped the doors off!!!

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Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:15 PM
Thank you sir, that is very kind of you! Glad you like it.
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Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:16 PM
Thank you so much! That is very kind.
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Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:16 PM

PatW

Superb!

 

Thanks! Glad you like it!

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Posted by TheMongoose on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 8:37 PM

Yellow is sooooo hard to paint. Yours looks like a professional custom paint job on a full size ride. Superb! Oh, ignore the complainers. I like lots of pics. Gives a good chance to really see what someone has done. Love all the intricate details.

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Posted by lewbud on Thursday, May 28, 2020 1:49 PM

Beautiful work!  Do you post your build threads? I ask because I don't remember seeing it.  What did you use to cutay the doors and hood and how did you do it?

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Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:09 PM

TheMongoose

Yellow is sooooo hard to paint. Yours looks like a professional custom paint job on a full size ride. Superb! Oh, ignore the complainers. I like lots of pics. Gives a good chance to really see what someone has done. Love all the intricate details.

 

Thank you - i didn't relaise Yellow was particularly tricky to be honest! But yes, I'm very happy with the outcome. I use splashpaints also for 2K clear, which usually comes out really well. Thank you for your kind comments!

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Posted by BuildingCars4Fun on Thursday, May 28, 2020 10:04 PM

lewbud

Beautiful work!  Do you post your build threads? I ask because I don't remember seeing it.  What did you use to cutay the doors and hood and how did you do it?

 

 

Thank you for the kind post! I actually didn't post any build threads for this one, sorry. On this one, the back was already separate (so even more surprising that there was no engine!!!). The doors were the only part I needed to cut out. I use tamiya saws - they are very thing although ridiculously fragile, so you need to work very carefully or they bend fast. I also bought a large saw in japan once, which is great for long straight bits. The writing is all in japanese, so I can't tell you what its called!!! 

One thing I will say - when you are cutting these things out, you will always slip, make scratches, make marks, even break thin bits off. Maybe I'm just not very good at it! But inevitably the next step after cutting is filling and sanding the marks and nicks, and reattaching broken struts etc. All part of the fun!

 

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Posted by InternationalRescue on Thursday, June 4, 2020 5:54 PM

Great build and photography!  I can practially hear the roar of that engine!

 

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