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Tamiya Fiat Abarth 695 1/24 ++Finished++


psdavidson

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I'd originally planned to build the Airfix Maserati Indy, but it's an RHD with GB plates, so doesn't qualify

It's time to bring on the substitute....

 

Ladeeeez aaaand Gentlemennnnnnnnnnnnnnn

I give you the Tamiya Fiat Abarth

 

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Sprue shots (still sealed)

Body, tyres, glazing
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Chrome bits, interior and engine parts, at a strange angle
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And the rest


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Decals (don't worry, I will stick 'em on the right way round)


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And there are metal stickers too


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I've a number of other builds in progress but I will get to this one soon(ish)

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I've a fondness for the Abarth versions of the original 500, particularly coveting the Tamiya 1/10 RC version of the racing model with the engine lid propped open as a kid (though never managed to get one). I’ll be interested to see how this one goes together

 

James

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A car at last!  Thank you and welcome to the GB!  Will it have an Italian number plate?

 

I'm sure I remember seeing one of these at the château at Sauvigny-lès-Beaune, there was a large collection of Abarth cars actually raced by the château owner as well as a large collection of model aircraft, vintage motorcycles, vintage fire engines, vintage agricultural machinery including a raspberry picking tractor, 70 cold war jets and of course, vineyards - it's what you do when you own a château in Burgundy apparently.

 

Good luck with it.

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Wez said:

Will it have an Italian number plate

There are 2 plates in the decals that are Japanese and fortunately there's also something that looks Italian; not sure it's a number plate but It'll do

It's also an LHD so I think I'm safe with this one. :winkgrin:

 

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3 hours ago, CliffB said:

I watched the latest Mission Impossible film yesterday and remembered this build :winkgrin:.

(definitely worth seeing BTW).

I'd second that, a really entertaining film

 

James

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Thanks everyone

On 7/28/2023 at 8:23 PM, John Masters said:

I think your pictures are upside down?

The pics of the decals are. Don't know why they came out like that :confused:

 

construction has started

This week's progress

 

The engine parts were stuck together

 

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Then more bits attded


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Dashboard and centre console. The steering wheel eill be left until painting is finished


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wheel arches added


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And primer applies

 

All the black bits with Mr Surfacer Black


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And the grey bits with Mr Surfacer grey


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Now I need to start detail painting on the engine and mix up the grey colour for the body

 

More soon(ish)

/P

 

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Now that the DH Dragon is finished and Blitzbuid part 2 is gone, I've gotten back to this. Only a month left to get it finished :worry:

 

The engine's had a lick of paint

 

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Then I moved on to mixing the body colour


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Once that was ready, all the appropriate bits were sprayed


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The chrome parts had had a Mr Muscle bath a couple of weeks back, so they were sprayed with GSW chrome


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As were the wheels


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Then I started assembly. Engine attached


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I stuck the metallic decal on the sump (I think it's upside-down, ah well...)


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Then did the rear suspension and wheels


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Followed swiftly by the front 


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I stuck some of the interior in place


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Then swiftly removed most of it again. :doh:

I need to put the dashboard in first

 

More soon(ish)

/P

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Thanks everyone

 

Pottering away over the last week, here's what happened

 

Dashboard and steering wheel were painted and decalled

 

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Then attached, along with the rest of the insides


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Painted the door cards, window surrounds and lights


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And started applying the decals to the body


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Interior complete


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And nearly ready for a final clearcoat and assembly


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Clearcoat applied

(wonder what happened to that corner of decal??)


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Body attached to chassis


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And finished :happy:


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Thanks to @Wez @RidgeRunner and @Corsairfoxfouruncle for running the GB

His munificence @Enzo the Magnificent for maintaining order amongst the chaos

and everone else for comments, likes or just for looking 


I'll post some pics in the gallery soon(ish)

/P

 

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