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Beemax Nissan 240RS Safari Rally 1984


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Another Safari Rally car from Aoshima / Beemax , this time a Nissan 240RS driven by Shekhar Mehta on the 1984 event . Like the Opel Manta 400 a Group B car but not in the same league as Peugeot’s and Audis from the same era . 
  An easy kit to build , I think  Beemax are as good as Tamiya . Detail is excellent ; there is a PE upgrade kit available , but I prefer my kits as they come and I like to add my own detail such as adding the correct cigarette sponsorship branding . There is a full WIP for this build on the WIP section  .

  Here’s the finished product 

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Thanks everyone who commented and joined in the discussions on the WIP . Next build is in the planning stages ….

  Gary . 

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1 hour ago, Spiny said:

This was shaping up to be a good build, and the end result confirms it. Excellent job of the masking too.

Thanks , Spiny . Masking is becoming a speciality of mine !  

  Gary. 

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4 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

Really enjoyed your build thread Gary - and equally enjoying looking at the finished result, superb model of a cracking looking rally car!!

 

Top job!

 

Keith

Thanks , Keith.  Looking forward to real rally action on Rally Yorkshire in a couple of weeks . 

  Gary  . 

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27 minutes ago, Toftdale said:

The person who signed off the position of the 2 N's in Nissan on the bonnet still wants shooting 😂🤣.  But this doesn't take away from the fact that this is a great build - Andy 

Yes , I suppose it’s a case of what needs to be promoted the most - Nissan or Marlboro . I would have put the Safari plate above the bonnet vent , Nissan in its place and Marlboro just above the rally plate . Positioning of rally car numbers , and associated rally support names , have to be in certain areas on the car , so this could have had a bearing on the bonnet branding . 
   Thanks for your interest , Andy . 
 Gary . 

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Great work on this, a cracking model.  It's a beastie of a car. It sort looks like the lovechild of an affair between an Audi Quattro and a Fiat/Abarth Mirafori, but definitely Nissan at the rear.

Great work. 

Chris

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11 hours ago, bigbadbadge said:

Great work on this, a cracking model.  It's a beastie of a car. It sort looks like the lovechild of an affair between an Audi Quattro and a Fiat/Abarth Mirafori, but definitely Nissan at the rear.

Great work. 

Chris

Your right there. Still can't work out why the budget never allowed for a proper radiator grille at the front  . 🤔

 

Thanks again everyone for their kind comments . 

  Gary . 

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  • 1 month later...

An excellent build!

:thumbsup::thumbsup:

I have only recently become acquainted with the Beemax range and they look like highly desirable kits and subjects.

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