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Lots more work to do, but it's coming along nicely

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Report this Post09-24-2010 04:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for nellieshipClick Here to visit nellieship's HomePageClick Here to Email nellieshipSend a Private Message to nellieshipDirect Link to This Post
can i ask where you got that model kit? looking for one as a gift and our local hobby shop doesn't have them and hasn't been able to locate one for me

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nice work,
must a took a lot of time
tangerine orange i'd guess would be the colour?

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Report this Post09-24-2010 04:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for randyeClick Here to visit randye's HomePageClick Here to Email randyeSend a Private Message to randyeDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by nellieship:

can i ask where you got that model kit? looking for one as a gift and our local hobby shop doesn't have them and hasn't been able to locate one for me



The kit was made by MPC, (1987 Fiero GT, kit # 6401), but it is long out of production.
There are quite a few of them floating around though.
Put a request in the mall section and I'll bet you have one within a few days.

I had to modify this kit to make it hard top, like my car. I also have been doing quite a bit of modifications to the basic kit as I go along.
Not a bad kit for what it is, but it takes a good deal of attention to get it into a respectable replica.

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Look at the interior, it's OBVIOUSLY supposed to be a custom Indy
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The wheels look good, but how are you gonna put in the side scoops? x2 on the Tangerine Orange color scheme.
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Originally posted by 1988holleyformula:

The wheels look good, but how are you gonna put in the side scoops? x2 on the Tangerine Orange color scheme.


40 years of building museum quality scale models says I *might* be able to do the side scoops
The wheels are way too thick in the "spokes", but until I find a better set, or photoetch some better ones these will do for a "shelf model".

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Do I spy a custom chin spoiler? :O
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Originally posted by Valkyrie:

Do I spy a custom chin spoiler? :O


I think so !!

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Originally posted by Valkyrie:

Do I spy a custom chin spoiler? :O


Yep.
I did add a chin spoiler, but it needs a little more putty and sanding to smooth everything out to perfection.
The body side moldings and door handles were also added, (the kit had them recessed into the bodywork!).
I also rescribed most of the body panel lines to define them better, filled in and reshaped the roof to make it a hard top, adjusted the chassis wheelbase to get the wheels properly centered in the openings, added the fuel filler door and surround, raised the instrument pod to the proper heigth on the dash and reworked the steering column to a lower angle, replaced the headlight doors, (the kit ones were incorrectly shaped).

The basic kit interior is pretty good as-is, but I added detailed inner door handles. The dash is also too narrow and doesn't have the speaker grills in it, (yet ).

The body shape ia a little off.
The nose is too narrow and the roof is too high, but I'm not going to bother with fixing those problems, as this is just a "shelf model" and not a comissioned piece or a competition build. Just something to have some fun with.

The model is in white primer right now and, like I said, still needs a little work, but it's coming along well.
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Originally posted by randye:


Yep.
I did add a chin spoiler, but it needs a little more putty and sanding to smooth everything out to perfection.
The body side moldings and door handles were also added, (the kit had them recessed into the bodywork!).
I also rescribed most of the body panel lines to define them better, filled in and reshaped the roof to make it a hard top, adjusted the chassis wheelbase to get the wheels properly centered in the openings, added the fuel filler door and surround, raised the instrument pod to the proper heigth on the dash and reworked the steering column to a lower angle, replaced the headlight doors, (the kit ones were incorrectly shaped).

The basic kit interior is pretty good as-is, but I added detailed inner door handles. The dash is also too narrow and doesn't have the speaker grills in it, (yet ).

The body shape ia a little off.
The nose is too narrow and the roof is too high, but I'm not going to bother with fixing those problems, as this is just a "shelf model" and not a comissioned piece or a competition build. Just something to have some fun with.

The model is in white primer right now and, like I said, still needs a little work, but it's coming along well.



Assuming your signature picture is current, does this mean there's a matching chin spoiler in the works for the Tangerine Dream? :O
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So when can we expect this to move the the construction zone?
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Originally posted by 1988holleyformula:

So when can we expect this to move the the construction zone?


I would say that if it follows the same timeline as my full size Fiero, then expect it to take about 4 years to move to the Construction Zone.
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Sweet build! Are you going for a show quality appearance, or just a daily driver? I am assuming that it is an auto, because I would have a hard time believing that you are able to operate the clutch pedal. Will this be a panel off paint job like your full size one? Are there any difficulties with state inspections? Do you need to bring your own magnifying glass?

Cool project. Great for the mind...
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Report this Post09-27-2010 08:18 PM Click Here to See the Profile for randyeClick Here to visit randye's HomePageClick Here to Email randyeSend a Private Message to randyeDirect Link to This Post
I found some better looking, (more to scale), wheels in my collection so they have been swapped onto the car.
Got the rotors for my "big brakes" installed too. (Need to find some nice calipers now...)

Also did some reshaping and clean-up sanding on the nose and in a few other areas, and installed the outside mirrors.

I also added some dew wipes and drip-rail molding on both sides.

Going to be time to roll it into the paint booth soon.

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Lots more work to do, but it's coming along nicely



Good luck finding qtr windows to fit THAT!
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Good luck finding qtr windows to fit THAT!


Already have them.
AND they have the correct curve, both ways!
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You, sir, are insane.

Good work.
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i have one


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Report this Post09-28-2010 04:48 AM Click Here to See the Profile for AustralianClick Here to visit Australian's HomePageClick Here to Email AustralianSend a Private Message to AustralianDirect Link to This Post
I am looking for wheels and flares for mine i did see them a few months ago on ebay but will keep looking where did you get your wheels from as they are similar to mine.
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Originally posted by Australian:

I am looking for wheels and flares for mine i did see them a few months ago on ebay but will keep looking where did you get your wheels from as they are similar to mine.


The wheels I have are actually kind of a custom hybrid.
The spoked portion is from the Tamiya Porsche Boxter Special Edition kit, and the outer silver rims are from one of the Fujimi 1/24 custom wheel & tire sets.
The spoked portion of the first set of wheels I used were the Fujimi wheels. They were originally gold painted or plated, but I stripped them to bare plastic.

I haven't seen any flares for this kit, but I believe that one of the versions of the Revell or MPC kit did have some custom body parts in it.

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i have one


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Build it !!
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Originally posted by randye:


Already have them.
AND they have the correct curve, both ways!


Cool!

Now how about you make some for 1:1 Fiero's as well
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i have the motor ready jojojo
 
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Build it !!


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wow, looks good. model building is an addiction for some people. we all want to see this build. i have a friend that has this addiction, other than riding motorcycles.
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