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I finally did the mods that I wanted on my Eclipse model yesterday night/this morning. I repainted the engine bay to make it look like the real car's own rather than the stock engine bay as well as adding some wiring.

Original Engine Bay (1/10)


Mod Overview (2/10)
 

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Final stage of painting engine bay - cam covers painted silver + labelled, battery and front suspension turrets painted appropriately (4/10)
 

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Here you can see that the filler cap is only painted black - there is no chrome circular cap.

Absence of filler cap from real car (6/10)


I made one using the filler cap from my Hot Wheels TVR Speed 12 model.

New filler cap (7/10)
 

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Because the seatbelts were so inaccurate in terms of colour (they were just silver painted mouldings in the seats) I made some with some glossy sticky labels and used MGI Photosuite to make the orange, red, black and grey chequered patterns on them.

Both seats - please forgive the low light (8/10)
 
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great job Darren :cheers

also, good idea to post it in a step-by-step format, so other people can use your method to improve their FF Eclipse :cheers
 

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You've really improved the looks of the Eclipse. Terrific work Darren!! I also like your "How To" photo-tutorial.

OT: Is it me or does anyone lese find the green on Ertl's rendition of the Eclipse a tad on the yellowish side?? :confused :confused SM Jr has one in 1:24 scale and the green is more vibrant. It's made by Revell as a kit:

 
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