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Ford Sierra RS Cosworth

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  • Member since
    October, 2005
  • From: Beirut, LB
Ford Sierra RS Cosworth
Posted by elbeik on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 2:09 AM

Greetings all,

The Tamiya Ford Sierra RS Cosworth mainly comes in two different racing liveries. 

I was not much keen on the idea of toying with decals, so I decided to build it as a street version of the famous rally car. 

I built it while being abroad, with no access to parts box; this model could have been much better detailed, notably on the interior level with seatbelts, photo-etched enhancements and quite a few other elements.

None of the less, the body proportions are quite well replicated, sharp, as most Tamiya kits. 

I chose white, a color quite widespread on this model during the eighties. 

This kit builds up smoothly; no fit issues. You will just have to carefully sand the mold lines on all bumpers. 

Cheers,

 

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  • Member since
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  • From: Beirut, LB
Posted by elbeik on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 2:11 AM

I also have invested a bit of efforts in detailing the chassis:

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_igW7-jUCR8/TgxVK0Q1azI/AAAAAAAAFPA/UiqYZh7T3IA/s800/DSC_0022.JPG

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  • Member since
    December, 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 7:01 AM

Nice work!  I always thought Tamiya's Sierra kits were some of their best, everything just lines up beautifully with little to no "parts massaging" required.

  • Member since
    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 10:30 AM

I built two when they were new out. One was the racer, which I saw regularly as a marshal @ Silverstone circuit, and the second was built as the road version for my son's boss who had a standard Sierra Cosworth and an RS 500 version in black.

Well done elbeik on yours it looks great in white and sits just right on the road.

  • Member since
    November, 2003
  • From: Atlanta GA
Posted by Zoom Zoom on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 11:37 AM

Love it! Great work, Azmi. I've thought about doing a similar version by combining w/the stock earlier Sierra by Tamiya. I have the early car but not this later racing version. Maybe someday.

Zoom Zoom, aka Bob Downie My Fotki Album The only cure for modeler's ADD is "final assembly and decal placement"
  • Member since
    October, 2005
  • From: Beirut, LB
Posted by elbeik on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 5:20 PM

Tamiya issued the XR-4 road version - the interior tub would have been perfect.  

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