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Tamiya '98 Subaru Impreza WRC

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  • Member since
    November 2004
  • From: UK
Tamiya '98 Subaru Impreza WRC
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, January 31, 2020 4:45 PM

My latest one of these is a rescue. The original owner was unknown to plastic modeling because he/she hand painted all of the underside parts whilst on the sprues and then tried to glue them onto the chassis. The problem was that all of the parts surfaces were painted so no bare plastic left to glue together. In that attempt quite a few pieces were broken.

I then had to cobble together the chassis, steering, hubs, front & rear suspension, driveshafts etc. Luckily enough none of the body, interior, glass or decals were damaged.

With a few of my previous Scooby builds..................

and with mostly home printed decals the 7Up car..............

This will be my last build for a while and my wife and I after 52 years married are selling our split level house and moving to a 'future proof' bungalow one floor living!

We might both be 70+ and fit we don't know what may be ahead healthwise.

My next major problem is packing and transporting 300+ builds!

  • Member since
    January 2020
  • From: Florida USA
Posted by Gooch01 on Friday, January 31, 2020 7:07 PM

Great work they all look awesome 

Regards 

Dave 

  • Member since
    November 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, February 1, 2020 1:27 AM

Cheers Dave.

  • Member since
    August 2005
  • From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Posted by mrmike on Saturday, February 1, 2020 7:38 AM

Great rescue save, Patrick!

"That's Spenser with an 'S' like the poet."

Robert Urich Spenser For Hire 1985

On my bench-1968 Dodge Charger R/T; 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302; 1965 Plymouth Hemi Satellite

Classic Plastic Model Club

  • Member since
    November 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, February 1, 2020 3:26 PM

Thanks mrmike.

  • Member since
    December 2004
  • From: West Bloomfield, MI
Posted by steveracer on Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:40 AM

Patrick, enjoy your rally car builds. This looks awesome. I used to rally successfully here in the US when I was younger (LOL, in the late 70's up until just a few years ago, 2017) and obviously really love the subjects and your take on them.  I fully get your want to move into a single level house - hope you have a basement though where you can continue to build!

 

All the best, please come on this forum and share some of your 300 builds - take photos of them as you pack up, lets  see some of the old stuff!  Some of us are not on the book of faces, or whatever, and need some entertainment here.

 

PS, was just up at our winter rally here LAST WEEKEND in Michigan, Sno Drift.  Giving back as a worker, it was fun.

This is fun % P
  • Member since
    November 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:23 PM

Thanks steveracer, for your comments. We don't have basements here in the UK unless you pay £1.5m plus in the big cities, so have to use a part of a garage or a garden cabin like this, my bolthole......

I'll shall be building another at the new place though!

Interesting you mentioning being at a rally event helping out, I was a rally marshall at both local and WRC events here and race/ airfield marshall at the Silverstone International racing circuit just 5 miles away for around 25 years! 

  • Member since
    November 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, February 2, 2020 1:46 PM

Here's a few recent cars, for most of the older over 10 years ago I wasn't online....

Mini Rallycross

Skoda 

1/43rd and 1/25th Ken Block Ford Focus (mainly home printed decals...

VW Polo WRC...

Ken Bock Mk2 Ford Escort....

1/32 Ford Focus....

1/24 Misubishi Evo-5.......

Mk 2 Ford Escort...........

2001 Mitsubishi Lancer...

Toyota Celica Kenya Rally.............

Resin Mk1 Ford Escort...........

Peugeot 205 Turbo...

Peugeot 405 T16 GR...................

And a Triumph TR7/8 kit just ordered, already started (to keep the cost down)!

To build once the cabin is set up at the new home!

 

  • Member since
    January 2015
Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, February 2, 2020 3:24 PM

Mighty fine job of finishing 'er up Pat. Can't get over all that lighting on the front of it! Wow!!! 

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

  • Member since
    November 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, February 2, 2020 4:17 PM

Thanks mustang1989, yes plenty of lighting for flying through the forests at night!

  • Member since
    January 2005
  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Monday, February 3, 2020 11:19 PM

G'day Patrick, and thanx for the show of your older rally car builds, really good to see them.  Best of luck to you and your wife with your downsizing move, as well.  Cheers.

Steve

  • Member since
    November 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 1:55 AM

Thanks Steve, yes it feels strange having to carefully pack away all my present builds and how long they might be in storage until I build another cabin and get back in the groove.

  • Member since
    February 2004
  • From: The Motor City
Posted by BRONCO BILLY on Friday, February 7, 2020 9:38 AM

Awesome collection of Rally cars.

Bronco Billy

 

  • Member since
    November 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Sunday, February 9, 2020 3:40 PM

Cheers BRONCO BILLY.

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