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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 2 months 4 weeks ago #1

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Ok this may sound weird but from these two kits i plan to build two cars. I got the fujimi kit thinking that the flares and spoilers would be separate parts and the body would be a standard one that you would have to cut out the wheel arches and fit the racecar parts to like some of there other racercar kits. But no, what you get is a racecar shell with full roadcar interior. the Arii kit has a nice standard body shell but the rest is :sick: So with some kit bashing and some scratch work i hope to have a roadcar and a racecar at the end of this.
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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 2 months 4 weeks ago #2

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Why am I thinking this may not be as easy as it sounds. Good luck !
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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 2 months 4 weeks ago #3

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Wowza, sounds like a lot of work ahead.
Being that you are in the trade this should be a breeze :whistle:
I'll keep popping in to ya panel beating skills :P
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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 2 months 4 weeks ago #4

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2 cars from 2 kits? What kind of dark magic is this!!!

It's going to be interesting watching these come together, it sure looks like a LOT of work from where I'm sitting....
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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 2 months 4 weeks ago #5

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Go Rob! I always liked the look of the original RX-7 series but the 20mpg fuel consumption they got in road tests kind of put me off ever buying one.

Looking forward to seeing these two progress in the coming weeks/months.
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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 2 months 3 weeks ago #6

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Good luck with the build mate. I must admit, I wasnt a fan of the RX-7s to begin with, being a V8 snob, but age and changing tastes saw me actually really appreciate the designs of all the of the 7's. Probably started around the time the Batmobile came out as that is a horny looking beast still.
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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 2 months 2 weeks ago #7

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With the colour on the road car i made a start on this today. I removed the molded on windscreen wipers then started the inside. Cage is a few parts from the spares box and some plastic rod, used the dash from the Arii kit and Seat,gear stick,handbrake and steering wheel are also from the spares box. I changed my mind on the rear paneling and have removed it now, not sure how to finish that area off at this stage.

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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 2 months 2 weeks ago #8

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Dude. that is looking awesome.
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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 2 weeks 6 days ago #9

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So progress on this one was finishing the cabin and roll cage which was then primed and decided to try making it look like it has taken a knock because rubbing is racing ;) :lol: and added some damage to the door.
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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 2 weeks 5 days ago #10

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Really like the interior scratch work. Perfect fit.
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Why is patience a virtue, why can't hurry the f**k up be a virtue?

1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 2 weeks 5 days ago #11

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Mate, looking good.
Nice job on the dent.
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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 1 week 5 days ago #12

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Cheers guys :) got some more done. insides all painted, added wires from the battery to earth and the kill switch on the dash, pipes from the oil tank, decaled the seat :S then had my first go with etch with a belt i got from Chris/fooseboy. Man bending that stuff with my fat hands would be like trying to do keyhole surgery with baseball gloves on. Also got the base colours on the body, not easy to see but the right door and front guard are painted a different white to look like its been repaired at some point.

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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 1 week 5 days ago #13

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Nice Yak, reminds me a wee bit of when I crewed for my father in law and his evo ralley cars.
Dirt, av gas, rain, cold, long days and nights, real fun times :woohoo:
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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 1 week 4 days ago #14

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Yeah i used to love crewing on rally cars had so much fun.

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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 1 week 4 days ago #15

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yak wrote: Yeah i used to love crewing on rally cars had so much fun.


We will have to swap stories next time we catch up.

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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 1 week 3 days ago #16

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Really coming together now, matey.


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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 1 week 3 days ago #17

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Had to give you a Karma point for the great act of bravery - Putting a dent in the door.
Seat belts look great.
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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 1 week 2 days ago #18

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Ohh sweet work Yak
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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 5 days 9 hours ago #19

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Cheers Admoto, was a bit of a sweat inducing moment. But hacking the flair was even harder :unsure: , but the end result works ok so worth the risk i think.

Added some wear and tear to the front

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1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 4 days 12 hours ago #20

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That damage looks super convincing and very painful. The tyre marks are especially good.

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

1/24 Fujimi Mazda RX-7 S1 racecar 1 day 8 hours ago #21

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Mate loving the damage & weathering.

What did you use to for the fibreglass?

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Cheers Michael

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