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#1 Posted : 30 December 2021 14:09:52

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The start of my 1:10 scale 1998 Ford Escort Custom.


Namaste - R.I.P. Eva, CF took you far too early, I will never forget you!!! - "The greatest thing you will ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return -- Moulin Rouge" - Love Love Love - R.I.P. Gran, I will love you always. - Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. - Fear does not stop death. It stops life. - A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
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#2 Posted : 30 December 2021 14:12:02

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More work on the car. I tried painting one of the wheels as well, but think I won't bother painting the rest of them.







Namaste - R.I.P. Eva, CF took you far too early, I will never forget you!!! - "The greatest thing you will ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return -- Moulin Rouge" - Love Love Love - R.I.P. Gran, I will love you always. - Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. - Fear does not stop death. It stops life. - A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
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#3 Posted : 30 December 2021 14:14:18

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More work and a view of the body. Added some stickers to the chassis.







Namaste - R.I.P. Eva, CF took you far too early, I will never forget you!!! - "The greatest thing you will ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return -- Moulin Rouge" - Love Love Love - R.I.P. Gran, I will love you always. - Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. - Fear does not stop death. It stops life. - A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
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#4 Posted : 30 December 2021 14:15:42

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Where the car is now. The parts in blue are replacement metal parts which are better than the plastic parts.





Namaste - R.I.P. Eva, CF took you far too early, I will never forget you!!! - "The greatest thing you will ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return -- Moulin Rouge" - Love Love Love - R.I.P. Gran, I will love you always. - Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. - Fear does not stop death. It stops life. - A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
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#5 Posted : 30 December 2021 14:19:02

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Next lot of alloy parts have arrived from off ebay.

Namaste - R.I.P. Eva, CF took you far too early, I will never forget you!!! - "The greatest thing you will ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return -- Moulin Rouge" - Love Love Love - R.I.P. Gran, I will love you always. - Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. - Fear does not stop death. It stops life. - A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
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#6 Posted : 30 December 2021 16:52:03

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Looks like a fun project!
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#7 Posted : 31 December 2021 08:43:09

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Added some of the alloy parts to the chassis. Lots more work still needed with the remaining parts.

Namaste - R.I.P. Eva, CF took you far too early, I will never forget you!!! - "The greatest thing you will ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return -- Moulin Rouge" - Love Love Love - R.I.P. Gran, I will love you always. - Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. - Fear does not stop death. It stops life. - A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
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#8 Posted : 01 January 2022 10:24:28

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Looks an interesting kit, Very nice start.Love Love

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#9 Posted : 01 January 2022 13:21:28

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Added some more alloy parts to the chassis today.
Namaste - R.I.P. Eva, CF took you far too early, I will never forget you!!! - "The greatest thing you will ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return -- Moulin Rouge" - Love Love Love - R.I.P. Gran, I will love you always. - Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. - Fear does not stop death. It stops life. - A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
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#10 Posted : 26 January 2022 13:29:58

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Finally added the rest of the alloy parts to the Escort.

First up is an underside view showing the suspension arms that were added.


A view of the car with the body in place.
Namaste - R.I.P. Eva, CF took you far too early, I will never forget you!!! - "The greatest thing you will ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return -- Moulin Rouge" - Love Love Love - R.I.P. Gran, I will love you always. - Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. - Fear does not stop death. It stops life. - A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
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#11 Posted : 27 January 2022 15:14:29

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Looking really nice.

I have the DeAgostini Huracan in my 'to do' pile but I've always wondered why R/C cars have those 4 horrible poles for attaching the body. The really spoil the look for me.
You'd think someone could come up with something better?

BigGrin
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#12 Posted : 28 January 2022 07:50:44

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I have seen something that uses magnets, but not sure which bodies / chassis it will fit on to!
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#13 Posted : 01 February 2022 13:18:17

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That's a nice kit. really like the Alloy "hop-up" parts. Now for the fun of painting the body on the inside BigGrin .
The 4 posts are for quick release if you're gonna be racing it. I guess for a display model just cut the posts down and fit magnets.
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#14 Posted : 05 February 2022 22:38:18

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Looking good Anthony, love those metallic blue suspension wishbones.

I'll be interested to see what scheme you come up when it's time to paint that bodyshell? I believe that when you paint these polycarbonate bodyshells they are usually sprayed from the inside after applying any decals/stickers first? A bit like the technique for painting pictures on glass where everything is painted on the reverse side with the small details applied first?

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#15 Posted : 06 February 2022 11:14:18

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If you use any stickers they would go on the outside of the body, after all the painting is finished and the protective layer has been removed from outside of the body.

I am thinking of brush painting the areas that look like grills or something on the hood and as for colour a possible combination might be starting with a thin transparent blue layer, followed by silver for the main colour.


My first Tamiya r/c car was the Falcon buggy from 30 years ago, (it still runs after sitting in a cupboard doing nothing for all that time). I brush painted the body black and it had stickers added to the outside.
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Latest bit of work on the Escort with an alloy mounting for the steering servo added.

Namaste - R.I.P. Eva, CF took you far too early, I will never forget you!!! - "The greatest thing you will ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return -- Moulin Rouge" - Love Love Love - R.I.P. Gran, I will love you always. - Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. - Fear does not stop death. It stops life. - A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
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All looking very nice on that Chassis. Time to tackle the body shell now BigGrin
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#18 Posted : 03 June 2022 14:57:05

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Painting is the one bit I don't like doing, also as far as I know, noone here in Canberra actually sells paint for Tamiya polycarbonate body shells, so it would have to be ordered from either Sydney or Melbourne and be sent to Canberra via horrendously expensive road freight, airlines won't touch spray cans as they are dangerous goods!!!
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New wheels for the Escort. They are slightly smaller in diameter than the other ones, but as I built the car with high ground clearence it is not a problem.

Namaste - R.I.P. Eva, CF took you far too early, I will never forget you!!! - "The greatest thing you will ever learn, is just to love and be loved in return -- Moulin Rouge" - Love Love Love - R.I.P. Gran, I will love you always. - Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. - Fear does not stop death. It stops life. - A life lived in fear is a life half lived.
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#20 Posted : 30 June 2022 14:46:56

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WoW..!!! Those Rims are incredible.... Very nice touch..ThumpUp ThumpUp
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