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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Aurora Dune Buggy
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, May 19, 2017 5:08 AM

A very nice 1/32nd scale kit...........

Realising that it was a reasonably old kit, I scanned the decals to my PC and sized them on a Word page. Although I gave the decals a couple of coats of gloss clear they still collapsed when trying to lay them onto the body.  So I printed the Word image onto a new clear decal sheet, then after drying gave them two coats of gloss clear and used those in the build.

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Friday, May 19, 2017 8:08 AM

That's cool never seen that kit before .that'd be fun to replicate in 1/24 or 1/25 scale never got into the smaller or larger scales but Awsome work 

Moparlover64

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  • From: Nova Scotia
Posted by Bainford on Friday, May 19, 2017 9:21 AM

Never seen one before, either. Looks good Patrick. Great save with the decals. You really have your process sorted for creating decals. Nice work.

Power matters in the straights.
Lightness matters everywhere. - Colin Chapman

Trevor

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    August, 2016
Posted by mini man on Friday, May 19, 2017 12:56 PM

Very smart Patrick.Yes

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.

 

U.K.

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Friday, May 19, 2017 1:16 PM

Thanks guys, yes I like unusual kits and love re-printing or designing new decals.

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  • From: Gulf coast of central Florida
Posted by Old Geezer on Saturday, May 20, 2017 4:44 AM

Nice crisp model in that scale. Nice work.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:19 AM

I've never seen that one before either but it looks cool and you built it up nicely. Good save on the decals Pat.

Being really stupid is the new smart!! 

    Joe

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, May 20, 2017 8:27 AM

Thanks guys yes I've got used to printing new decals!

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Posted by Racer H on Saturday, May 20, 2017 12:37 PM
I, too, have never seen this kit before. Well … as a would-be Aurora savant … actually I have. The “Dune Buggy” is a variation of Kit Number 681 the “Baja Boot,” a replica of an off-road racer. The Baja Boot was a Hurst Performance Research hardtop vehicle which featured narrower tires mounted on steel wheels with two spare tires mounted on each side of the engine. The gold hued racer also sported small front fenders and Hurst graphics. Obviously, the crew at Aurora did a very fine job of converting a desert racer into a landau buggy.
The Aurora logo (circa early 1970’s) depicts the transition of the Aurora Plastics Company to the Aurora Products Corporation (which included: Aurora Plastics of Canada, Aurora Plastics Nederland, and Aurora Plastics Co. UK Ltd.).

 

Oh, by the way, you did a fantastic job building this rare kit! 
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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Saturday, May 20, 2017 3:06 PM

Thanks Racer H, and the info about  the kits. I Googled 'Baja Boot' and found...............

Now FOTKI Powered!!

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    January, 2017
Posted by 195X on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 2:05 PM

Neato! I've never seen this one either. Crisp build.

My favorite color is clear. I am also ambidexterous, I can screw up equally well with either hand. I am 53 years old and been building for most of that time. :)

On the bench... somewhere. Pink Panther show car, 1978 Dodge Magnum Charger Daytona Midnight edition SE 300. Mongrel T.

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Posted by Moparlover64 on Wednesday, June 07, 2017 7:50 PM

Neat to think I've been doing kits since 7 or 8 I'm 53now and amazing to see kits I never knew existed gonna have to scratch a few in the future

Moparlover64

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  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 5:12 PM

Thanks 195X, it's amazing what we've missed over decades of modelling, that all of a sudden appear! 

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    November, 2004
  • From: UK
Posted by PatrickW on Wednesday, June 21, 2017 5:14 PM

Well Moparlover64 it is amazing that I started building when I also was 8 years old, and now 69 and am still amazed of what I've missed out on, but being in the UK doesn't help as so many kits never got here from the USA for example!

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