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Caterham Super Seven Tamiya 1/12

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#31 Shawn M

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Posted 06 April 2018 - 05:38 PM

lookin good Carl


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Posted 07 April 2018 - 12:51 AM

Nice! What a wonderful kit and yours is looking so good.

Years ago I had the Nichimo 12th scale Europa, and I wanted the 7 kit to go alongside it. Until I saw the price of the 7! In the end I sold the Europa. I was going to take molds off the 7's wheels and tires as the Europa's scaled out to 11 or 12" and was enough to look off. I'd love both back in my car stash.


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Posted 08 April 2018 - 10:05 PM

Jeeessssss Carl, I really didn't need to see this thread, LOL! I wanted one of these when they 1st came out but couldn't afford one. Now I'd have too hard a time justifying the price with so much other stuff in the stash. Super build but I may not look again out of pure jealousy. ;)

Cheers,
Wolf
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 12:00 AM

lookin good Carl


Thanks Shawn!
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 12:08 AM

Nice! What a wonderful kit and yours is looking so good.
Years ago I had the Nichimo 12th scale Europa, and I wanted the 7 kit to go alongside it. Until I saw the price of the 7! In the end I sold the Europa. I was going to take molds off the 7's wheels and tires as the Europa's scaled out to 11 or 12" and was enough to look off. I'd love both back in my car stash.


Thanks Astro! It really is a great kit to put together.

I've never seen the Europa kit. I remember building the Tamiya one in 1/24. It was so tiny in that scale.

Edited by BloorwestSiR, 09 April 2018 - 12:26 AM.

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Posted 09 April 2018 - 12:34 AM

Jeeessssss Carl, I really didn't need to see this thread, LOL! I wanted one of these when they 1st came out but couldn't afford one. Now I'd have too hard a time justifying the price with so much other stuff in the stash. Super build but I may not look again out of pure jealousy. ;)
Cheers,
Wolf


Wolf, the reissue isn't any more expensive than my original one was back in '94. In fact, if you factor in inflation it costs less now. :P

I'm not being helpful am I?
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 09:25 AM

Just popping back in for the updates. Looking good Carl. Love this little rocket.

Troy
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 06:32 PM

Just popping back in for the updates. Looking good Carl. Love this little rocket.

Troy


Thanks Troy!

Just a small update at the moment. I applied the instrument decals to the dash.

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Once the dials were dry, I filled them in with Bondic UV gel instead of the clear plastic covers which were a bit thick.

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I think this looks much better.
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 07:43 PM

realistic look, I hear alot about these bondic thingamahoosits

 

edit:

just bought one


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Posted 09 April 2018 - 08:02 PM

realistic look, I hear alot about these bondic thingamahoosits

edit:
just bought one


They're really handy for different things. I've used them to glue on a canopy and make the small position lights on planes.
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Posted 09 April 2018 - 08:19 PM

worth a try for sure!


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Posted 09 April 2018 - 09:00 PM

Good stuff.  Looks great.

 

Sincerely,

Mark


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 11:04 PM

worth a try for sure!


Check their website for uses and ideas. I've seen someone use it in place of resin to cast a small part from a open mold.

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 11:04 PM

Good stuff. Looks great.

Sincerely,
Mark


Thanks! Mark

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Posted 10 April 2018 - 11:08 PM

With the dash done, I was able to add it along with the cowl and steering wheel.

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I then mounted the rear fenders and tires. The fenders are attached with screws while the rims are mounted with small nuts tightened with a lug wrench.

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The shoulder belts were up next.

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