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A pair of fast Fords.
Posted by mini man on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 10:16 AM

Doing a couple of Fords,the reasoning being that they are not only white but have loads of decals...

 

Wonder if it will be Wurth it!!

 

The shells.

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Posted by markdoo on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:18 PM

I've always thought those Zakspeed Turbo Capri's were awesome looking race cars; I'll be watching your progress on these builds!

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Posted by justmike on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 9:47 PM

What is the quality of the Belkits model? I have never seen one of those.

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Posted by PatrickW on Thursday, April 20, 2017 2:28 AM

I had the Capri when it first came out years ago. I have two of the Belkits rallycars on the shelf and on checking the parts/decals etc, they are very good quality.

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Posted by Bainford on Thursday, April 20, 2017 7:14 AM

That's a couple of interesting choices, Nigel. Like the others here I am keen to check out both of these builds. I am Belkits curious, and I have been debating getting one of those Tamiya Capris for years. Cheers.

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, April 20, 2017 1:48 PM

Wow! quite an interest,well the bel kits quality is pretty good even though on one British site they are quite anal about the floors.No

Having driven but never owned a Capri they are brilliant - but dodgy in the wet being tail happy.Whistling

   Funniest thing I saw was a Capri 'parked' into a skip (dumpster) on a well light straght road - methinks mr booze was involved!

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Posted by mini man on Friday, April 21, 2017 6:57 AM

Thought I would show the sprues from the Fiesta.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Bainford on Friday, April 21, 2017 10:40 AM

Thanks for posting those pics, Nigel. It looks like a very nice kit. No engine I see, but chassis detail looks complete. Engraved detail looks good. Overall it seems an excellent kit. Should make for a good build.

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Posted by mini man on Friday, April 21, 2017 10:43 AM

Their ks seem nice enough Trevor.

Got the Capri shell and underside sprayed.

 

 

 

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Posted by aliasT.W. on Friday, April 21, 2017 5:22 PM

This Capri is just sreaming for an engine MM. Bill

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, April 22, 2017 10:51 AM

Bill the Capri had a 85ci engine turboed of course..

Got the Fiesta sprayed today,being a new mould it required very little cleanup.

 

 

 

DAMMIT,you missed her...One of the pit lovelies just got her kit off and streaked down the in road!!

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, April 22, 2017 12:53 PM

Did a Capri a few years back btw.

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, April 23, 2017 10:38 AM

Started on the decals,a mixed bag as there are so many compound curves on the fester...

 

 

While on the carpi they are breaking up,so it will take some time.

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Posted by justmike on Sunday, April 23, 2017 10:51 AM

The quality looks great on the Belkits. The decals look good so far. Looks like you will need a lot of softening solution for them.

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, April 23, 2017 12:46 PM

Too right Mike,got micro sol and set - tried both and it will be needed!

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Posted by mini man on Monday, April 24, 2017 10:25 AM

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 10:27 AM

Still doing the decals,the Capri ones are dodgy.Got the wheels done too,the centres are gold.

 

 

Same with the Fiesta.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 11:32 AM

Good progress so far. You're right..............LOT'S of decals.

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 12:06 PM

Thanks Joe,more to do yet!

 might end up in the room with rubber wallpaper by the time it's finished..

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Posted by mini man on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 11:15 AM

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Thursday, April 27, 2017 10:51 AM

Did the same with the red decals and did the screen rubber and grille,the tammy decals were bad and I did the best with them.

 

 

 

That is the exterior decals done,will leave them a day or two then clear them.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Friday, April 28, 2017 10:34 AM

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, April 29, 2017 10:15 AM

Got both shells cleared today.

 

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Posted by Bainford on Saturday, April 29, 2017 11:07 AM

mini man

The pit girl came back and flashed her coconuts at me!

Hey, this is a family forum! Don't make me report this thread.Wink

I am realy digging that Capri. Too bad about the decal issues, but it is looking great. Did you have the same issues when you built the black one?

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, April 29, 2017 12:32 PM

Bainford

 

 
mini man

The pit girl came back and flashed her coconuts at 

 

Hey, this is a family forum! Don't make me report this thread.Wink

I am realy digging that Capri. Too bad about the decal issues, but it is looking great. Did you have the same issues when you built the black one?

 

No Trevor,they went on fine  but they were new back then,while this kit is xx years old.Automobile

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Posted by justmike on Saturday, April 29, 2017 4:54 PM

Its bad enough to have decals that are brittle and cracking, but to be applying them to some of those places on that Wurth car is crazy difficult. Nice work with the touching up. Why all the tires in the cab? Just for fun?  

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Posted by mini man on Saturday, April 29, 2017 5:33 PM

justmike

Its bad enough to have decals that are brittle and cracking, but to be applying them to some of those places on that Wurth car is crazy difficult. Nice work with the touching up. Why all the tires in the cab? Just for fun?  

 

With my disabilities - spinal plus 2 strokes just could'nt be bothered takng then out!Confused

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

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Posted by mini man on Sunday, April 30, 2017 10:38 AM

Did the underside,not much to see really - did lose one disc however!

 

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Monday, May 01, 2017 10:29 AM

Got the roll cage assembled,it was tricky an d near drove  me nuts..

 

It and the seats are just set in position atm.

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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Posted by mini man on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 10:53 AM

The Capri is virtually finished,got the glass in,rear air vents,front lights and the 'bay boy' single wiper = just the rear lights to spray and fit now.

 

Will build most anything,love American cars muscle etc.Britishvehicles are a buzz too,trucks are great - want to do a jet truck,building parts up...

Nigel.

 

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