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Well after seeing Swiss' impressive Arii Nissan Skyline conversion and the talk of the unusual Arii kits - I finally got hold of one (all be it about 6 months ago!) and with all the talk of Mclaren's Small Car Proxy event, plus the Subaru 360's pics posted elsewhere on this forum - I thought it was time I put down my airbrush, and picked up my hot glue gun.

Anyway here are some progress shots:





The car has a slot-it HRS mount mount (complete with motor - nicked from an Slot.it Audi!), glued into the Arii kit chassis. It is the inline version, because their just isn't enough room for a sidewinder set-up.





With various pieces of the original chassis cut away, the motor, axle and crown fit quite nicely, complete with some borrowed Scalextric VW Beetle wheels (don't know about these - but they are good for size).



So, I still have to fit the guide blade and probably will get on to this over the weekend - also I plan to use a lexan interior (from a Topslot Supra), but with dash and rear section from the original Arii kit.

If this all goes according to plan the Arii Skyline is possibly next, but if the Arii Mazda R360 Coupe from ebay turns up - that could be next hopefully just in time for the Small Car Proxy event.

Also not sure what paint scheme to go for - any suggestions / pics would be great.

Cheers

Mark
 

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Cheers Alan, would be great to see your conversion.

How easy did you find it to add wider arches? The ones I have seen in JGTC series do have flared arches and look really cool, but I wasn't sure how it would turn out in model form.

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Thanks John P.

Mr Max, saw the film loved the car (nice pic as well!) - was thinking about fitting an Overdrive light kit to it as well.

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Ebay is a good source, both my RX-7 and Skyline came from there - as well as the little Mazda R360 coupe I plan to convert and enter in the small car proxy event.

Just type in 'Arii' and loads come up, including cars, planes and japanese robots.

A place in japan also sells them, but I can't think of the website address.

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Nice work Alan, was it difficult to mould the arches? Did think about this last night but didn't want to mess it up.

How long before we see the finished article?

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Very nice Alan.

Have been working on the interior today - part original arii kit, part scaley F40 and part plasticard, not looking too bad either.

Also plan to order an overdrive light kit from getslotted tomorrow, which will really finish the job off.

Still unsure about the paint scheme, I've got quite a few white cars and fancy something quite fancy, maybe similar to yours but using different colours or I do have a castrol topslot decal sheet lying around, just don't know yet.

Also the model seems to keep saying to me "gun-metal grey please!" - so we shall see.

Cheers, thanks for posting the pics.

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