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1/24 Arii Mazda RX-7 S1 roadcar "FINISHED" 7 months 2 weeks 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 7 months 2 weeks 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 7 months 1 week 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 7 months 1 week ago #4

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Nice work there Yak
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1/24 Arii Mazda RX-7 S1 roadcar 7 months 1 week 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 7 months 1 week 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 7 months 5 days 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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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 7 months 5 days ago #9

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The green is looking great.
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Looking awesome, liking the green :woohoo:
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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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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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1/24 Arii Mazda RX-7 S1 roadcar 5 months 1 week ago #13

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Well after i don't know how many months i managed some time in the model room this weekend :woohoo: everything was where i left it too
I managed to get the interior assembled the trims painted on the body and the gold on the wheels :blink: which wasn't that easy. Only a few small bits left to do but i have had to order some paint and glue as mine had dried up. So did some more on the race car instead.

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Woah, those wheels are really 'bling' - going to need my Ray Bans when I see it 'in the flesh' !!


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These cars are coming together beautifully I love the green, and yes, the wheels!!
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IAN wrote: Woah, those wheels are really 'bling' - going to need my Ray Bans when I see it 'in the flesh' !!


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What Ian said lol
looking good.
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1/24 Arii Mazda RX-7 S1 roadcar 5 months 4 days ago #17

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A basic kit with terrible fit. And the black plastic and vinyl interior that these cars had made for a bland out come there, but i'm pretty happy with the out come. No fancy camera in our house so these are the best i can do at this stage.

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Fantastic work Yak.
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Nice work. Those wheels are really impressive.
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Another flawless paint finish... so envious.



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1/24 Arii Mazda RX-7 S1 roadcar "FINISHED" 5 months 3 days ago #21

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Thanks guys. Looks way better in real life.

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Smashing stuff Yak, it looks awesome
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Very nice build Yak, really like all the bits of detail that you painted on the body.
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Cheers Michael

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Looks real in some of those shots. Wouldn’t the wheels rub in the real world? Look awesome nonetheless.
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Depends on how stiff the springs and shocks are and if the guard lips have been rolled etc. Some car people will put up with an uncomfortable ride to get the look there after

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