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Tamiya's '85 Civic - bone stock boredom for (almost literally) everyone!

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Tamiya's '85 Civic - bone stock boredom for (almost literally) everyone!
Posted by Faust on Wednesday, May 08, 2019 7:22 PM
Anyone who knows me knows I love loser cars. There’s a lot of things that can make a car a loser, though. We know that Pintos explode, and Vegas melt down, Citations fall apart and anything that’s a mid-to-late-70s Ford can slip a gear and run you over in your own driveway. However, there’s more to loserness than just that. For me, a lot of loserness just comes from being no fun. I am someone who likes to drive, and likes to drive cars that are interesting. I have no love of “Soulless personal transport modules” that blandly do little more than move you from point to point.
 
For that reason, the mid-80s Honda Civics have always been losers to me. They had lots of ugly black plastic, and were these revvy, sputtery little econoboxes that even made Citations look stylish. Thus, when I had a chance to get one, I knew I had to have it for my loser car museum. While it might be mechanically sound, it’s still one of those cars that I hope we remember so we never go back to anything that bland again.
 
Check out my build of the Tamiya ’85 Civic below, and tell me what you think
 
 

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

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    February, 2008
Posted by justmike on Thursday, May 09, 2019 9:01 PM

I remember those. I fellow I worked with had one. He loved to pop the hood on it and run his finger along the underside of the hood. You could follow where his finger was going while looking at the TOP of the hood because the metal was so thin. You did well with yours. It has that econobox look and color. At least his was metallic green. Tongue Tied

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    November, 2018
Posted by Faust on Friday, May 10, 2019 2:35 PM

Oh man... that's a bad trick to do with a hood! A least it was light, so it was efficient, right? I wonder how they did in crash tests? 

 

Ooh, light green! That's slightly less boring. Kinda. A bit...

 

Thanks for the compliments, too; that's exactly what I was going for. Now I have to build my Vitz/Echo  sometime to increase my loserdom...

Faust: Metalhead, Poncho fan and modeller of the ecclectic (and lame).

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

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