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Mitsubishi Pajero Paris Le Cap Winner 92

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Mitsubishi Pajero Paris Le Cap Winner 92
Posted by skidsolo on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:25 AM

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I'm really impressed with this bodyshell, there is not a single mold line on it anywhere at all.

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Posted by skidsolo on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:26 AM
It is now in white primer and that is as far as I'm going paintwise on the body for now. Why? well I like to spray all the body panels 'as a unit' but the instructions for this kit, shows the completed chassis being inserted into the body BEFORE the front wings/inner wings are attached. So I'm going to delay painting until I'm at that stage to see if I can work out a way to insert the chassis with the front wings/inner wings already attached.

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Posted by skidsolo on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 9:32 AM
 
I now have a rolling chassis but boy there are some tricky parts to fit on this one.
 
 
 
Not least of which was screwing in the tiny screw that hold on the various 'sump guards'
 
The rear of the roll cage is molded into the rear bulkhead....... aaarrgghh!! I tried masking off the cage but that didn't work well. Then I tried brush painting but it looked terrible. 
 
Then I decided to make my own:
 
 
It's not an exact copy but it's 'near enough for pit wark' as we say in these here parts!! Need a little more tidying up. Before I install it I will remove the crappy molded in cage.
 
Finished up the interior:
 
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Posted by Tortuga Kustomz on Saturday, June 27, 2020 5:45 AM
Awesome work bro
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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, June 27, 2020 4:39 PM

Superb build, nice to see. I built one when they first came out 20-25 years ago.

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  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Saturday, June 27, 2020 6:50 PM
looking good. that interior is epic

My Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/87459383@N07/albums

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Posted by skidsolo on Monday, June 29, 2020 2:59 AM

Thanks for the kind words guys. It's been fun so far.

A little more progress. Got it up on it's wheels and the dreaded windscreen rubber sorted.

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Posted by skidsolo on Monday, July 6, 2020 12:06 AM
Ready for decals. Then the windscreen, inner front wings and a few doodads and she'll be finished.
 
I only gave it a couple of light gloss coats as it's going to get a healthy dose of 'desert dust'.
 
 
 
 

 

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  • From: sunny Sydney, Australia
Posted by nottheband on Monday, July 6, 2020 2:24 AM

You're doing a really nice job on this, it sure is a tough looking beast.  The supermarket car parks and school pick-up times are full of Pajeros here in Sydney, but nothing like this!  Cheers.

Steve

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Posted by skidsolo on Monday, July 6, 2020 12:46 PM

Thanks for the kind words Steve. 

I will Shay.

 

Thanks for the kind words Chris.

 

The spare wheels and tyres are molded in styrene as a single piece, so I started to paint them in the same manner as military wheels and tyres, which are mostly molded in styrene too. i.e. thin the tyre paint so that it flows up to the rim. 

 

 

It worked fine on the first rim/tyre but I think the other one mst have been a different mold, as try as I might, the tyre paint kept on flowing on to the rim. I even tried deepening the rim with a scribe but that didn't work either.

 

So finally, I came up with this 'fix'...... I made  covers for them.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • From: New Prague MN
Posted by 60Buick on Monday, July 6, 2020 1:35 PM

Very impressive work. I've never seen a car like this before. Neat!

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