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Tamiya Sierra XR4i - Done and ready to roll!

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    November 2018
Tamiya Sierra XR4i - Done and ready to roll!
Posted by Faust on Wednesday, September 9, 2020 8:31 PM
I generally find that if a car has polarizing styling, and a lot of people find it weird or ugly, then I’ll be on the other side of the fence. A perfect example is the Mustang SVO – I love ‘em! I also have a thing for bug-eyed EXPs and 4-door Vettes, so take that for what it’s worth!
 
 
One car I’ve always loved that fits in with these styling oddities is the Ford Sierra XR4i. We got them in North America as “Merkur XR4Ti”s, but they didn’t do very well. Still, I thought they looked awesome, and I haven’t changed my mind in the intervening decades.
 
No surprise then that I’ve wanted the Tamiya Sierra XR4i for a while! Well, I got one, and now I’ve got it done! I have to say, it was a bit of an uneven build; some parts were great, other features of the kit were less so. Still, it’s awesome to finally have one of these “aerodynamic frogs” on display!
 
Check it out here, and let me know what you think!
 
 

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

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

  • Member since
    May 2020
  • From: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posted by FJSigma on Thursday, September 10, 2020 12:04 PM

Very nice build! Black paint is always a pain in the ... but in your Sierra it looks really great! Nice job!

 

 

Going slooooow from Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Member since
    November 2018
Posted by Faust on Thursday, September 10, 2020 7:54 PM

Thanks, man!

I agree that black paint is tough. It's hard to model, and it's hard to keep clean in real life! 

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

Check out my other reviews at The Sprue Lagoon!

  • Member since
    May 2008
Posted by Glue Crew Drew on Wednesday, September 16, 2020 9:44 PM

Nice looking Merkur, Faust!

I aim to misbehave - Malcom Reynolds

  • Member since
    December 2005
  • From: Upstate New York
Posted by spencer1984 on Saturday, September 19, 2020 10:38 PM
Very slick, that looks great!

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