Tamiya 1/24 XJ-220

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3 years 3 months ago - 3 years 3 months ago #1 by grover
Tamiya 1/24 XJ-220 was created by grover
I was a teen when the XJ-220 came out. There seemed to be a division over those who were Ferrari F-40 fans and XJ-220 fans. I was the latter.
I grabbed this kit from Mighty Ape during their recent special. I wasn't planning on starting it yet, but I have not really been at the bench with a new born, tons of work to do, and the heat of summer, so I really lost motivation on the F-15 that had been sitting there far too long. So yesterday when I had a spare hour, it got packed away and I bought this kit out.
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Seems to be a typical Tamiya kit. Very nice detail and break down of parts. Even has some moving parts like the headlight doors that open and close
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The iconic (lol) Ford Mondeo engine that powered this V6 beast to be the fastest road car in the world.
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A lot of grey for the interior, but this was an 80's car. I'll be able to use the grey on any 90's-modern American car interior too :D :P
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After looking around the parts, and instructions, I took a vivid out and marked the mold lines in preparation for removal. I started on the front when I got the call "Baby's up", and thats where I had to leave it. Until tonight hopefully.
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3 years 3 months ago #2 by Xtr3meNZer
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Ha, I was the F-40 boy :P Something about that massive wing won me over when I was a young one :P

Enjoy the build, hopefully you can get through it :)
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3 years 3 months ago #3 by F1xena
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Nice! did you know there is one of these in Auckland? I saw it one weekend just before Christmas on Tamaki Drive heading for the city...that nice dark green colour. I was on my bike and heard it coming from behind me. It was just pootling along, but looked mean!
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3 years 3 months ago #4 by grover
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No I havent seen one in person. Would love to but I live on the wrong side of town. ;) Cheers Tania. I'm planning on painting mine British Racing Green

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3 years 3 months ago #5 by Powder
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Cool choice.
I think I remember seeing one at Fazazz in Chch back in the '90's... could be wrong though.... but they definitely had an F-40....
I remember that. :P

It should look good in BRG and hopefully will be a stress free build. I made a few Tamiya car kits back in the '80's, way better than the Fujimi kits from that time and usually easier to build than Hasegawa.
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3 years 3 months ago #6 by Hadley
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mold lines in preparation for removal?

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2x Possum Bourne Subaru rally cars DONE
2x Lynx AH-7's DONE
KA-50 Hokum
AH-1W Cobra
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3 years 3 months ago #7 by yak
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I liked these over those red things too, then i found out they used a ford engine :sick: these would have been truly a great car had they used the jag V8's or better still with the V12's. Still damn nice looking car enjoy the build bud.

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1/24 Hasegawa Mitsubishi Galant GTO MR race car


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3 years 3 months ago #8 by grover
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Yeah Im hoping its relatively stress free too Malcolm.
Hadley, the marker shows when the mold lines have gone completely. No marker, no mold line. Car bodys tend to have them as part of the injection process. It ends up like a raised panel line that isnt supposed to be there.
Wots wrong for ford engines Yak? :D I was raised blue if you can't tell ;)

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3 years 3 months ago #9 by Hadley
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grover wrote: Yeah Im hoping its relatively stress free too Malcolm.
Hadley, the marker shows when the mold lines have gone completely. No marker, no mold line. Car bodys tend to have them as part of the injection process. It ends up like a raised panel line that isnt supposed to be there.
Wots wrong for ford engines Yak? :D I was raised blue if you can't tell ;)

Like flash?
Otherwise I'm lost, got a photo?

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2x Possum Bourne Subaru rally cars DONE
2x Lynx AH-7's DONE
KA-50 Hokum
AH-1W Cobra
AH-6J Little bird

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3 years 3 months ago #10 by Tiger
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Cool car to build there Grover.
Watching here :)

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3 years 3 months ago #11 by grover
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Hadley wrote:

grover wrote: Yeah Im hoping its relatively stress free too Malcolm.
Hadley, the marker shows when the mold lines have gone completely. No marker, no mold line. Car bodys tend to have them as part of the injection process. It ends up like a raised panel line that isnt supposed to be there.
Wots wrong for ford engines Yak? :D I was raised blue if you can't tell ;)

Like flash?
Otherwise I'm lost, got a photo?


Sort of like flash, it is where 2 pieces of the mold come together, but it's a product of doing a car shell in one piece. More like a raised panel line in look and feel as the lines are very uniform. I'll try and take some pics tonight.


Cheers Tiger :)

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3 years 3 months ago #12 by Xtr3meNZer
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Hadley wrote: Like flash?
Otherwise I'm lost, got a photo?


Yeah, it's similar to flash I guess you could call it. It's generally a tiny raised line, and it normally runs up along the parts where K1 has marked. I've had them in almost every car build I've done - I would be very surprised if they weren't on your Subarus

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