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#1 OFFLINE   GroupG



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Posted 04 August 2012 - 04:57 AM

I was going to post this in the 'custom model' thread but that seems to be just if you can change wheels and then post a photo from every possible angle. Would rather here where people love motorsport.

Anyway, I picked up a 1/18 Minichamps DTM car very cheap a few years ago with the intention to do this car. Finlly got around to it.

This is what I started with.

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Now I thought it would be simple since the finished car is black, but I was shocked to see the quality or lack thereof of the Minichamps paintwork. The yellow was of good quality but did come off easily, but the black on the doors and bonnet were terrible. I ended up taking the car completely apart, stripping the paint off it and redoing it. Many hours were spent sanding the car so it was smooth as a baby's bum. Then polishing the finished black to a mirror-like finish.

Now in the middle of the build, Biante announced they were doing this car as the Australian Touring Car Champion for 1987. The car ran with the #3 on it. So I changed my plans so the car was as it ran in the first of the Australian Endurance races and the only race this car ran with the #1 on it.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 07:09 AM

Shame on Minichamps for their cr**py job!   :lamende:   But your re-take really shines GroupG - literally!!  :10:  

Superb job, well done!  :clap:  And thanks for you pics!


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Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:38 AM

Looking good! Love the conversion and the JPS livery is outstanding.

Trust me, the modelers here do more than just change wheels :nice:

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 09:39 AM

Great conversion, you can't go wrong with the JPS livery. Yeah I heard that they'll be releasing one so I'll just buy that one, I don't think I'd be any good at modding up a model.

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:29 PM

Nice code 3 mate, the Jim Richards JPS M3 is one of my favourites, I've been waiting all year for Biante to release it.
Biante are planning to release the Peter Brock Bmw M3 in Mobil colours as well.
A few years back I made a 1/10 RC car into the JPS M3.

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Posted 09 August 2012 - 10:17 PM

Great job!  :clap:
love the new livery...
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Posted 10 August 2012 - 03:49 AM

JPS for the win! That's a flat amazing job mate, good work.

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 03:55 AM

Nice work as usual Mal.
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Posted 15 August 2012 - 04:45 AM

Great!. A good point (in addtion to others) is that you made ALL the gold stickers by yourself (I guess) because otherwise when some gold stickers are already present in the model by the manfacturer and you then want to add there some other gold stickers, there is always a very big problem to find/catch correct gold shade. I had big troubles like that with Biante JPS BMW 635 and because I was not able to find in eBay/do by myself the JPS stickers in correct gold shade, I finally sold this model.

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:51 AM

That looks awesome.  Such a classic, simple livery.  Looks great on the E30 M3...didn't realize that it raced in that livery.  I've seen the limited edition E24 M6.

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