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Topless R5 Turbo

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  • Member since
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  • From: Manchester, England
Topless R5 Turbo
Posted by Spinneyhead on Thursday, July 13, 2017 11:53 AM

Topless Renault 5 Turbo

Topless Renault 5 Turbo

This is a test of embedding photos from Flickr, as well as (I think) my first post here.

I built this open topped Renault 5 from the Heller 1:43rd kit. It's based upon the image it's posed beside, from a magazine I bought in France in 1984. Not perfect, but I'm rather proud of it.

The full album is at

Tags: 1:43 , French , Heller , Renault
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Posted by TnT on Thursday, July 13, 2017 1:47 PM

Never seen or heard of it. But it looks cool. Good job.

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    December 2003
  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, July 14, 2017 7:50 AM

When I read the title to this post I expected something perticulatly odd and ugly. I mean lets face it, the Renault 5 is a lot of things, but pretty isn't one of them. However, I am amazed at just how good this thing looks. The topless 5 really works. Very cool, thanks for posting.

I have a 1/24 Tamiya curbside kit of the R5 Turbo that I have been trying to decide what to do with. Hhmmm...

"It would be unusual, if the unusual didn't occur."

- Steamboat Gariepy


  • Member since
    August 2016
Posted by mini man on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 2:16 PM


Is there anyone in this community who can give a fast hand review for this car. Is seems to be quite amazing but yet I know nothing about it. Never seen any here at Columbia SC


Here you go.Big Smile




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    January 2005
  • From: Canberra, Australia
Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Monday, December 18, 2017 2:55 PM
It looks extremely funky. well done are you going to add the tunnels behind the seats as in the drawing because that would pretty up that area.

My Flickr:

  • Member since
    January 2004
  • From: Sweden
Posted by chromecop on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 6:52 AM

Very cute and cool li'l R5 ! I'm doing a 1/24 scale myself right now:

You've got one life.... - CUSTOMIZE it !!!!!
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    November 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, September 21, 2018 2:06 AM

Any updates on the soft top/cabrio/convertible?

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    January 2019
Posted by M. Hall on Thursday, January 31, 2019 4:06 PM

Never thought a Renault could look cool, but that really looks great!

Towing Columbia ,SC

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    January 2019
Posted by TowingDE on Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:18 PM

Your Renault 5 Turbo model looks awesome! Wish we had the ability to tow one of these bad boys. 


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    January 2019
Posted by Woods on Thursday, January 31, 2019 6:56 PM

Lol, I realize I'm a bit late to the party here, but man, that thing really does look pretty good, especially for a Renault! Hahaa, pleasantly surprised.. 

Just a young adventurer exploring the intricacies of life...  

Oh, and to get off of the deep stuff lol, I have a strange addiction to tow truck models, but sports cars are nice too *insert nervous emoji here lol* Don't judge me... 

  • Member since
    January 2008
  • From: Plano (Dallas), Texas
Posted by mmthrax on Monday, February 11, 2019 12:11 PM

Nice build.  The color really works too.  

Great work.

Just keep picking away at it...


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