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1/24 Arii Mazda RX-7 S1 roadcar 2 weeks 6 days ago #1

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This is going to be a kitbash of the Arii body parts and the Fujimi interior... hopefully. First i have had to add the door frame which for some reason was left out.

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1/24 Arii Mazda RX-7 S1 roadcar 2 weeks 1 day ago #2

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I really like the classic japanese style modified cars, low with deep dished wheels but otherwise stock body and paint colors. so i picked a set of wheels
and then modified the ride height to suit. Wheels still turn and steer but i probably didn't need to worry about that as it only going to sit static on a shelf.

Next up is to make the fujimi interior fit.
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1/24 Arii Mazda RX-7 S1 roadcar 1 week 6 days ago #3

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Couple more hours today and now all the fujimi interior is in,(well its blutac'd in atm) Bit of trimming, adding plastic and removing some but it's in and looks not to bad to me. Now just got to smooth out some bits with putty and it'll be paint time.

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1/24 Arii Mazda RX-7 S1 roadcar 1 week 6 days ago #4

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Nice work there Yak
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1/24 Arii Mazda RX-7 S1 roadcar 1 week 5 days ago #5

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That looks sweet! :woohoo: Several of my mates had series 1-3 RX-7s back in the day, one had a factory tallport, another had a Monster Bridgeport. Miss that sound nowadays!

Have you decided on a body colour?

I wish Aoshima or Tamiya would make a run of the older rotary powered cars. I have seen a RX-3, but it was lacking detail as it was motorised. Would love to build a RX-2 Coupe

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1/24 Arii Mazda RX-7 S1 roadcar 1 week 4 days ago #6

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Cheers guys,

I had a S3 RX-2 sedan many years ago and my brother had a S1 RX-7 with a 12A stage 3 bridgeport.

Going for Mach green met which is what Arii have tried to replicate on the box, And the wheel centres most likely gold or yellow. But have just noticed that the wheels on the other one are the same so might look at swapping the wheels on one of them.

Hasegawa do the 60s cosmo but i've never really like them,
Tamiya did a S1 and S3 RX-7 but havent reissued them for awhile.
Koda did an RX-2 coupe but no one has released it since the company closed that i know of.
Doyusha did an RX-3 and RX-5 but again havent reissued them for awhile
I have these two, Yamada one is very basic and 1/22nd the fujimi one is a cool kit pretty well detailed and was offered as the late 12A one or the early 10A same kit just the different nose cone and tail lights. The flares and spoilers are separate parts so you can make it as a standard road car.
Best bet for some new ones would be Aoshima or Hasegawa with their Historic car series i would think they just released a BMW 2002 turbo and a 70's RS civic
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1/24 Arii Mazda RX-7 S1 roadcar 6 days 12 hours ago #7

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Got the colour on the body and the base colour on the interior. I have gone with the black option and for those who don't know the black interior on these was just that all black no other colours so will make for a bland finish.
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1/24 Arii Mazda RX-7 S1 roadcar 6 days 12 hours ago #8

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Looking good there Yak! Green looks sharp! Will be nice with those wheels!

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1/24 Arii Mazda RX-7 S1 roadcar 6 days 5 hours ago #9

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The green is looking great.

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1/24 Arii Mazda RX-7 S1 roadcar 6 days 1 hour ago #10

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Looking awesome, liking the green :woohoo:

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1/24 Arii Mazda RX-7 S1 roadcar 5 days 22 hours ago #11

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That paint looks mint there Yak. Pity the Mazda badge is molded in, I always find these hard to deal with.

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1/24 Arii Mazda RX-7 S1 roadcar 2 days 13 hours ago #12

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Loving this build.

The interior improvements and the body color are just awesome. But sorry I don't like the tyre selection... I am not a fan of the stretched look lol

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Cheers Michael

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