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dstone48

Ford Escort RS1600 Mk1

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Evening all,

I haven't posted anything in ages but have recently got in to building cars...

I've been building the Belkits RS1600 since November. I was way too cowardly to post a wip, sorry but tempting fate if you ask me.

I named my build Project Walker as homage to the actor Paul Walker who sadly passed away in a car crash, one of the leads in The Fast and the Furious film franchise.

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Naming seems to work for me, especially one with an identity like this.
This is my version of the Mk1 Ford RS1600 Escort from F&F6. 
Finished with Zeropaints Fast and Furious Blue and Hobby Design decals.
The wheels are aftermarket from MotoBitz, a real find and I'm very happy with the final colour. 
It would be great if more aftermarket comes out for this kit, different colour decals, RS alloys, bib spoiler...
Bucket seats came from a Ford Focus and I added a cross member to the rear roll cage. Wing mirrors came from a friend spares box.


In 1990ish I was driving around in a Mk1 Daytona Yellow Mexico, lowered, Janspeed exhaust and bored out to 1760cc. 
I might have been a boy racer; probably why when I saw the Belkits kit I thought YES!

Thanks also to Pink Floyd, Ozric Tentacles and Public Service Broadcasting all of whom helped me out no end along the way.

Anyway here's Walker I hope you like him. Thanks for looking.527A0ED2-CBB9-4F8B-B750-4A003CE1E343_zps

 

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Cracking build and an excellent idea for the theme. Like it a lot.

Dave.

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Fabulous! Looks great with the wide gold wheels. Are you going to build a Porsche Carrera GT?

I've recently started listening to Public Service Broadcasting after watching a BBC show about concept albums presented by Rick Wakeman.

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Beautiful - a really great job there.

 

Which Motobitz wheelset did you use?

 

Nick

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Really nice work, cracking Mk1! 

 

Keith

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Excellent job all round, the colour combo is a stunner. Got to love the Elektron Minilites, they've come out a treat in gold. :D;)

Re the side stripes, I"m looking into producing vinyl paint masks - easiest way for the modeller to do whatever colour they like, and the RS Ronal alloys may be coming to a kit near you soon!;)

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Corrr... That is making me tingle in strange places...

Perfect Mk1. Brilliant

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Superb, love it!

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Cracking job - well done Sir!

 

BK

 

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Thanks for the responses guys, she was beginning to feel pretty special towards the end of assembly.
Nick the wheels are 13" Elektron Minilite as Mark said. 

I learnt a lot on this build and hope to carry it onto the next.

 

My next job is a commission, 1/1 scale replica of a teenage girls bedroom, pay is crap and it needs to be completed by Easter!

 

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Lovely Escort.

 

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That car looks fantastic.  

 

I can never decide if I like these or Jensen Interceptors more.:hmmm:

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I remember the 1:1 Mk I very well, so I can say that the proportions and details (and of course your execution) of your model are perfect!

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Lovely build of a "proper" car

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Excellent work. I learnt to drive in an Escort, not an RS1600 mind you, but nostalgic none-the-less. Excellent. 

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Lovely model.those flared wheel arches are beautiful.

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How did I not see this on here. Great build. The paint looks great and those gold rims really are the part.

 

Shaun

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Great work, you've certainly done the RS1600 MkI  in 1:1 scale proud.

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Just brilliant 😊 brilliant car, went around Malta in one, 1.1, I have to admit, was a Mk 1, passed my test in a Mk 2, and used a RS 2000, for 6months, great cars, all had superb gearboxes and steering 😊

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Super rendition of the cracking original. Sits really well....

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