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edited pics now smaller with many thanks burn
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Love the 98 McRae car. Good use of the 99 Monte car- always irritated me that it had the wrong air-intake but it looks lovely in 555 livery.

Fantastic job w/ the 555 impreza too, great work :cheers :nicejob
WOW :310 :coolpics

What an excellent conversion, I like the decal work on the wrc but its overshadowed alot by the 555. :nicejob :nicejob :nicejob
Stunning. Just stunning. :nicejob

I always wanted AUTOart to make 1:18 versions of Colin's championship winning '95 car, and of the '97-'98 years too. They look splendid.

Denis (the AUTOart rep), please take a look at the brillinace of this work. There is a market for McRae Subarus. He made his name in the blue and gold, and most fans will fondly remember his time spent in Subarus. This is proof of how good thay can look.

All we need now is Felix to photograph them on his reflective black background (to his usual high standards) and use them as hi-res images for desktops.

Just as an aside, can you estimate how much it cost you to make the conversion (including cannibalising other cars, decals, paint etc...)?

Once again, outstanding work.

Darrick - can I nominate the Group A 4-door for DX 2005 Custom of the Year? :nicejob

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Changing the Burns MOnte to McRae spec wouldn't be too difficult. All one would need is to remove the tampos from the car that need to be changed, namely the rally plates and subaru logos, then transfer decals of the desired rally. Would recommend either Tour de Corse or Catalunya myself as the tyres are tarmac spec fromt eh 98/99 season, remember that in Finland 98 the car changed to the single air intake/scoop.

Roadstermatt can confirm all this for us :confused
the job as as discribed

heres a pic of the real car

i found it on www.swrt.com in there gallery under archives

heres a link


thanks for all your kind words

i agree that autoart really missed the boat not doing any of colins cars including the xsara?????

by the sounds of it i will have to get a solido fabia next :lol

Just as an aside, can you estimate how much it cost you to make the conversion (including cannibalising other cars, decals, paint etc...)?
err now

there was the police impreza, corolla wrc, new generation impreza wrc plain blue were the cars used (all changed in to some thing else

corolla suplied wheels (its got big chromes on now and was repainrd green)

new gen impreza wrc plain blue supplied the interior (its got the police cars interior plus its a bit of a fast n furious road racer some rally decal kevlar roof and bonnet)

2 sets of decals from http://www.greatmodels.com/

so quite a bit but im very happy with the results and i have mcrae scoobies :happy
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heres a bit more about the 555 and a couple of other item that came about due to this mod

my replica of colin mcraes impreza 555 1995 championship winning car from portugal

it is based on the auto art impreza police car

the rear spoiler was cut down to suit

the roof vents were mad from model filler and the grille was modified to suit the earlier look

the bonnet vents filled and the scored to replicate the vents

the wheels and door mirrors mud flaps are from an auto art corolla wrc

and the interior is based on a plan blue wrc impreza by autoart

the bonnet lamps are from a ricko rs200

the decal kits are carpena ones

both subaru rally part 1 & 2and cthe portugal rally plate one

the car is sprayed a vauxhall blue which i got from halfords (i tend to use auto paint alot)

there are still thing to do like the repsol logos on the sides of the front and rear bumper bit i will await till i can get some suitable decals

i have posted a couple of pics of what became of the other two donor cars

the late subaru

has the police cars interior and uses carpena decals parts 1 & 2 subaru rally

safety belts part 1

kevlar decal sheet applied to the roof and edges of the bonnet

the corolla as some after market huge chrome bling 22" rims and is painted ford pacific green the interior comprises of seats out of a burago maserati 3200 gt

the door mirrors are of the police impreza

and the front bumper edges were ground back to make the front end narrower

and the roof spolier was a scratch build

annd dark green carpeting

hope you like them
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Great job !!! :cheers :310
If I understand you well these are 3 models made by AUTOBburicko :giggle

I really like your 555 Impreza !!
I also like the real WRC "road car".
And I must say that the Corolla which I find normally ugly looks way better !!
Nice job !!! :nicejob

Congratulations !!
Vatabot said:
If I understand you well these are 3 models made by AUTOBburicko :giggle
i think its whats refered to as a parts bin special :lol
It maybe a parts bin special but it looks awesome. Best custom I have seen in a LONG while, anywhere. :310
thanks for the kind words
I love that 555 car. It is indeed an outstanding mod. The best I have seen for a long time, too!
thanks again your all very kind
Looks very nice! I like that you did with the CF!
thanks i thought the kevlar roof is very bmw m3 csl oar jap road racer
That is a great mod and one of my favourites. The gravel wheels are heaps better. Where did you source them from?

I am still astonished that to this day there has not been a factory 1:18 Subaru release of any of Colin's cars.... :WTF

There is something seriously wrong with that.
yep its very bad form that none of the mcrae imprezas were ever produced in 1/18th they always would have been big sellers even more so since the sad events of september and auto art could also do his rally sierra cosworth as well

the wheels came of the safari corolla wrc then painted gold and the tryres turned round to hide the michelin logos

thanks for the kind comments
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