Tamiya Sabaru Impreza '99

Mike Mortimore

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To get back to the bench I decided to attack this before going back to my norm of WW 2 soft skin vehicles. Using gloss paint, rattle cans, and the like.
I've made a start, things maybe out of sinq regarding method but I'll persevere.

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Contents of the box.
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Dry fit of the first 5 build sections.

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Taken apart ready for permanent assembly.

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Parts fixed

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Primered.

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Primered

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Gloss coat applied

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Glossed, now for the detail painting ........ or er.....

Cheers Mike :face-with-head-bandage::sleeping::face-with-head-bandage::sleeping:
 

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Nice work Mike....good to see you around:thumb2:
I think I built mine in one weekend :thinking: Watch out for them decals, mine where really brittle!
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this should be good......you could have used this for the 4x4 group build
 
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Looking good so far Mike, it's going to be a superb Scooby.

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After my recent attempt at car building I shall watch with interest.
 

Mike Mortimore

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this should be good......you could have used this for the 4x4 group build
I looked at the Group Builds after I started this, but hey ho.
This build is getting me back to the bench on a more regular basis. My PTSD from my military service causes lack of motivation but I'm using my modelling to benefit other areas of my day to day living.

Cheers Mike :face-with-head-bandage::sleeping::face-with-head-bandage::sleeping:
 

Mike Mortimore

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Hoping to crack on with it later today. But as we all know this thing called LIFE gets in the way.

Hoping to get the detail painting done of the undercarriage. Pictures to follow.

Cheers Mike :face-with-head-bandage::sleeping::face-with-head-bandage::sleeping:

After thought: I would like to install PE seat belts, any one know of a supplier who makes/sells them? Plus any PE suitable for this build.

Cheers
 

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Nice to see you back at the bench Mike. I hope the weather is still good for you in France. A nice choice of build. Good luck mate:thumb2:
 

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Hi Mike
Nice to see you around. Being Tamiya the fit should be good. Looks as if you are off to a good start with your mojo high.
Jim
 

Mike Mortimore

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Hi Guys,
Cheers for the support and the positive views.

Will be chaining myself to the bench for a while.

Cheers Mike :face-with-head-bandage::sleeping::face-with-head-bandage::sleeping:
 

Mike Mortimore

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Evening Guys,
I've completed all the under carriage. I made painting of this area very difficult for myself by gluing everything in place......:loudly-crying::loudly-crying::loudly-crying:, then painted the skid plates, in hind sight should have left them unpainted to see the painted undercarriage.
Not happy with the painted plates, will sort that out later.
Wheels are on temporary. Require painting in gold.

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Cheers Mike :face-with-head-bandage::sleeping::face-with-head-bandage::sleeping:
 

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Looking forward to seeing the blinged up tyres.. A very nice start Mike:thumb2:
 

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Coming along nicely Mike:thumb2:
 

Mike Mortimore

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Hi Guys,
Sorry for no update. Life has got in the way plus the holidays. Car accident purchasing a new car.......... I'll get back on the case soonest.

Regards Mike :sleeping::sleeping::sleeping::sleeping::sleeping:
 
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