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Aoshima 1/24 TE71 Corolla (Early Type) 3 months 2 weeks ago #1

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This kits was very low on my going to build list but it moved to the top in the last week.
Reasons being I haven't built much in the last couple of years so thought a curbside kit would be a nice ease back in. Plus with still being off work healing from my ankle surgery's in June money is a little bit tighter and I happen to have every paint that I will need for this build.

As a full size vehicle I do like it in white like the box art but I will be changing it from the early twin headlamp setup to the later single setup version. Both versions are in the kit as Aoshima also re-box it as a later version.

Why single headlamp..... like it more lol :)

Really won't to keep on a role and see this finished sooner rather than later.... not my normal style :P

Very nicely detailed body and very little clean up needed.

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Bum detail :)

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Like the body more parts with a good level of detail.

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Not using much from this image. Just the black wheels and the smaller chrome parts.

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Nice to see a kit with a texture on the seats.

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The sprue tag to the main screens was just about ripping off still in the bag. Thankfully the damage is very little and it should be covered once in place.

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Tyre tread is nice but need more clean up than I would like.

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Aoshima 1/24 TE71 Corolla (Early Type) 3 months 2 weeks ago #2

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At some point in this kits life it was motorised. It would be to much work to change the diff/axles and re-shape the size of the left hand wheel arch.

But will fill in the 3 smaller openings and just to make it a little bit better will also fill in the wheel arch opening.

The missing piece of muffler might get changed.... not decided on that yet.


The cabin has no floor lining so I will be making some to cover up what every was being tried here.


Decided to do my first sun roof option. Just used my newly made DIY scribe.


3 small openings now filled in. Recycled the cut out sun roof sheet, it was the perfect thickness. :)


Some floor sections made out of 0.75 Evergreen sheet.

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Aoshima 1/24 TE71 Corolla (Early Type) 3 months 2 weeks ago #3

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Looking great. I good project to get the mojo flowing.

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Why is patience a virtue, why can't hurry the f**k up be a virtue?

Aoshima 1/24 TE71 Corolla (Early Type) 3 months 1 week ago #4

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Cool B) will be watching this one.

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Aoshima 1/24 TE71 Corolla (Early Type) 2 months 2 weeks ago #5

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Very little building happening at my end. Have been in out of hospital over the last month.

Filled in the gap in the LH rear inner guard liner. It was my first time heating / shaping styrene and I am fairly happy with the results. Just needs a filler skim coat to finish it off.

The first seat back didn't go as smooth as the guard liner. With multiple shape changes I found it difficult to heat a new section to shape and not undo what had already be shaped, But nothing a bit of filler will not fix.
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Aoshima 1/24 TE71 Corolla (Early Type) 2 months 2 weeks ago #6

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Looks like your off to a great start.
Watching here.

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Aoshima 1/24 TE71 Corolla (Early Type) 2 months 2 weeks ago #7

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Withe seat you're getting into heating sheets of plastic around masters and vacuum molding territory. I would love to get the gear to do this properly at home. Looking good.

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Aoshima 1/24 TE71 Corolla (Early Type) 2 months 1 week ago #8

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Looking good Michael, Hopefully the hospital trips aren't to serious.

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Aoshima 1/24 TE71 Corolla (Early Type) 2 months 1 week ago #9

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Cheers guys.

I thought of making a buck but for something that is not seen that much in the vehicle I didn't feel like working the much lol.

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Aoshima 1/24 TE71 Corolla (Early Type) 2 months 4 days ago #10

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Goood to see some plastic on ya cutting mats.
i have not seen a motorized kit like that before with the obvious holes for switches etc.
must have been a pleasant surprise at unboxing

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Aoshima 1/24 TE71 Corolla (Early Type) 2 months 1 day ago #11

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Webby_NZ wrote: Goood to see some plastic on ya cutting mats.
i have not seen a motorized kit like that before with the obvious holes for switches etc.
must have been a pleasant surprise at unboxing


Tell you the truth I never noticed it when I first got it.... must have had my glasses off lol

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