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Revell Germany MKI Cabriolet

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Revell Germany MKI Cabriolet
Posted by sbvwfanatic on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 10:57 AM

 2017_1104_12242700 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

Decided it was time to start this build. Don't know what took so long as I was like a kid in a candy store when this kit came out. It's now been over a year and I haven't touched it yet. 

 22852972_10214577335726715_2325327653265346257_n by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

I love the Singer Porsche interiors so plan to attempt to do-up the interior in that style. Picked up a set of clearly scale Singer style seats. 

 2017_1104_10071100 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

Also found a Porsche Dash from an un-used kit-bash stash. I'll use the right hand drive euro dash to adapt it. 

 2017_1104_10555500 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

I wanted to use the mounting points from the MKI dash as it mounts to the body instead of the interior tub. 

 2017_1104_10570500 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

Still a lot of sanding and molding w/putty to do but it actually fits really well. 

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 11:01 AM

This is where I'm headed w/the interior. Still deciding on color though. 

 15e476d72d7c5cf9b0ffbaafb2a0bead by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

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Posted by justmike on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:25 PM

Personally I think those colors from your ref photo are cool, do them!

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Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, November 07, 2017 7:41 PM

justmike

Personally I think those colors from your ref photo are cool, do them!

 

I agree. Those colours look fantastic.

Cool project. I have been curious about the new Mk 1 kit. Looks like a nice one. What are your thoughts on it.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Wednesday, November 08, 2017 8:39 AM

Both kits are very well done. (Revell MKI Rabbit I'll build along side the Cabriolet.)  Wheel well space is tight for doing anything other than stock wheels and tires but it will be easy to work around. 

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Posted by Rob Gronovius on Monday, November 13, 2017 11:58 AM

sbvwfanatic

Both kits are very well done. (Revell MKI Rabbit I'll build along side the Cabriolet.)  Wheel well space is tight for doing anything other than stock wheels and tires but it will be easy to work around. 

 

What model year is the rabbit?

RobG

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Monday, November 13, 2017 1:05 PM

Tthatll look badass and awsome all at once

Moparlover64

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 8:43 AM

I believe they are 1974. 

Revell Germany MKI Cabriolet

 RG MKI Cab P1140197 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

Revell Germany MKI GTI

 RG MKI GTI by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

Revell North America MKI Rabbit

 rmx85-4333_1 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Monday, November 20, 2017 10:06 PM

No major updates worth photos. Stripped the paint from the wheel centers. Picked up some new Tamiya putty to get the Porsche Dash molded to the MKI dash. Also picked up some paind to mix for the wheel centers as I want to do them dark bronze. (who knew how hard it would be to find a dark bronze paint color? ) I also picked up some colors to test. While they wont be even close to the Singer Porsche photo i think they will turn out cool. 

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Monday, December 18, 2017 2:58 PM

Looking good so far. you plan is sound so i expect good things from this.

justmike
Personally I think those colors from your ref photo are cool, do them!

Nothing says "1970s" like a chocolate brown interior...

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 11:08 AM

No major updates, picked up theses Orange Wheels Euro style and was suprised to find they come w/two full sets of wheel lips so you can go staggared, all narrow, or all wide. 

 Orange Wheels 20180412_110134_Burst01 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

So scavanged through my parts bins trying to find what I would use the extras with only to go back to the MKI box and found the stock wheel inners will work. 

 MKI wheels 20180424_115024 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

I trimmed the small lip so the outers would sit flush.

 

 MKI wheels 20180505_150426 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

Then found some barrels that fit, from the Revell Acura NSX kit. 

 MKi Wheels 20180505_155022 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

Using some plastic strip, filled the inners so the tires won't sink.

 MKI wheels 20180505_155301 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

 MKI Wheels 20180505_160355 by sbvwfanatic805, on Flickr

 Still need to paint the centers but you get the idea. The cool thing, is someone over in europe made a real set of these, took OEM steelies, machined down to centers and added inner and outer barrels to make them 3 peice. (I'll source photos later.) 

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  • From: Brighton England
Posted by Spencer Mopar Fan on Thursday, June 14, 2018 6:41 AM

Love those wheels ! Nice to have options as well ! 

Here in the UK I use a site called Hiroboy for my parts -

some very tasty rims (- and rather dated JDM style ones too LOL )

I just wish there were more 1:64 scale specials for all my tiny modded cars .

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Posted by Bainford on Thursday, June 14, 2018 7:09 AM

Nice wheel mods. I really like 'em.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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Posted by oldcarguy on Friday, June 15, 2018 4:11 PM

Gee;

 I figured this was the car named after my Favorite participating sport .

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Posted by 6 on Sunday, July 01, 2018 5:10 PM

Cable ties! Of course!  Why didn't I think of that!?  Such a great soluton and I have tons all over the house!  Nicely done.

Go Kit-Parts!

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Posted by sbvwfanatic on Wednesday, July 04, 2018 11:22 AM
Ha.Ha. Yeah, I have a huge bag, $0.99 cent store. Come in very handy for building.

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