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Hi all. This build has been on the Australian forum for a while, and I thought it high time to share over here, especially given much of the information used for the build came from English 1:1 Ford enthusiast forums.
The body is based on the SCX car, with the flares made from .5mm styrene and Tamiya epoxy putty. The rear wing is a Fly spare for a Capri. The decals came from Germany, with the exception of the gauges which are from a Tamiya 1/24 Mini, and the front 'Manimmal' decal which i prepared earlier. The car has been built for a scratch built chassis group 5 proxy we're holding in Australia this year, which should be fun. Anyway bla bla bla the pictures can tell the rest of the story.















The finished product













Thanks for looking, I hope it inspires you to get creative.

OH, by the by, she's not only pretty, she's fast too!
 

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These cars raced in South Africa in late seventies early eighties - and I still have distinctive memories of seeing thm race.

Really really nice piece of work!!!
 

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Looks great. A fantastic build of an iconic car.

Allan
 

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Hi there Manimmal..
A very nice conversion, very well done..
I especially like the interior details with the full driver, etc.
The large wheel arches and front spoiler conversion looks great, excellent job overall....


All the best.. Martin.
 

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Fantastic job

this one and the Capri Mampe are my 2 favourite cars

The Fly Capri and a Team Slot Escort Mampe I have but please please put this one in production.!!!!!!!!!!

If you don`t do it a message to Sideways instead of produce cars that are already made by Fly make a nice Escort like this

 

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David J
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Oh that's just brlliant.

Surprised none of the major manufacturers haven't gone for this one yet, perhaps there aren't enough other liveries?
 

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Great looking car - well done ! I've been thinking about building one of these since I saw an article about a 1:1 build in a magazine a few months ago.
Can I ask you some questions about the build ?

where exactly did you buy the decals ?
What wheels and tyres are you using ?
Where did you get the seat and the driver ?

Many thanks.
 

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The decals came from slotstop.de, but there was no decal for the front. Add to that the obvious fit issues created when trying to mate decals to a home made body. The driver body is by fly, and I chose an older ninco head for the most accurate period effect. I think the seat is from a hpi skyline r32, not 100% on that one. The inserts are just slot.it bbs, the front wheels 16x8 with slot.it rubber, the rear 16x10 with ortmanns. Both front and rear wheels, axles, gears and motor are nsr.

Thanks all for the kind words, and I too would love a mainstream manufacturer do one of these, c'mon Marco, give us a sideways one!
 

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superb! the group5 cars are my favourites, bar none. ive had to go to 1/24 to get some of the more unusual ones, but this will be priority no1 on my to do list, john.
 

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Hi,
This build is simply fantastic!!
Thanks for the pm & answers, I'll be following in your foot-steps for sure and "if" -( Ha, Ha ok "When") I screw up, I'll be sending this project your way for completion - LOL.

Anyway your efforts and the car are first rate!!

Regards,
Jack
 

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The slots in the arches were surprisingly easy. I got some thin styrene (square tube?, box section?) and laid several hard up against each other, attached a piece of the same styrene at 90 degrees using model cement, then another piece of styrene running parallel at the desired width. Then I flipped it over and removed every second piece of styrene, then wait for the glue to cure, trim and fit. I cut the holes in the fenders with them in situ using a fresh hobby blade, and the styrene felt softer than cheese.
The proxy the car was built for started a couple of weeks ago, and whilst the car was the quickest car there and tipped to win, the motor overheated and it ended up 38 laps down, trip on the lip time!

Thanks again for the kind words, she is likely the best car I've built to date.
 

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Excellent job and one of my favourite cars.
You've given me the inspiration to have a go! (if its half as good as yours I'll be happy!)
 
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