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Aoshima 1/24 KE70 Corolla GT (FINISHED) 3 months 3 weeks ago #1

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First one on the bench for about 8 months. Going to keep it pretty simple as I want to try get it done for Taupo hobby expo in two weeks time. Going to build it as a later model with the rectangular headlights instead of the four round lights

First thing to do was choose some wheels. Then lower it to a nice ride height.
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Aoshima 1/24 KE70 Corolla GT 3 months 3 weeks ago #2

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Those rims suit it nicely
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In Progress:
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Aoshima 1/24 KE70 Corolla GT 3 months 3 weeks ago #3

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Thanks Fritz.

The aim with this to finish it in a way that it looks like young guy has got ahold of a nice tidy car and started doing it up. So the odd paired rims are a result of trolling trade me or something similar and not finding a complete set of four and making do. The wider rear wheels would mean the rear guard lips would need to be rolled so will have them in primer and a repaired rear guard in primer. Will leave the rear bumper off as well like its mid repair and still in daily use.

So time to remove molding from the rear guard and add panel lines.
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Aoshima 1/24 KE70 Corolla GT 3 months 2 weeks ago #4

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Over the week i managed to sort all the detail that would normally be covered by the bumper, got some colour on and mask and prime the repair areas. Also covered the back of the seats and paneled the floor areas

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1/24 Fujimi Nissan 180SX "FINISHED"

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Aoshima 1/24 KE70 Corolla GT 3 months 1 week ago #5

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Not a highly detailed kit, its from a time when it was more important to be motorised than detailed but still the only kit of this car and it looks the part in the end. I didn't realise there were decals for the boot badges so when i build my other one i'll remove the molded ones as the decals are a bit smaller and look weird when put over top of the molded ones. had to sand the head and tail lights down to get them to fit and the right hand tail light doesn't go around the corner as its meant to. Not sure if molding issue or what will get the other kit out and check that one. Haven't decided what number plates to put on it yet but anyway not the best photos but here it is.

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1/24 Fujimi Nissan 180SX "FINISHED"

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Aoshima 1/24 KE70 Corolla GT (FINISHED) 3 months 1 week ago #6

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Nice! Go the 'Rolla!
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Aoshima 1/24 KE70 Corolla GT (FINISHED) 3 months 1 week ago #7

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Some nice detail work there Rob. It's turned it into a really nice looking model.
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Aoshima 1/24 KE70 Corolla GT (FINISHED) 2 months 3 weeks ago #8

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decided to add this to the corolla. its from a Fujimi detail set. was pretty basic but i added rear brakes,gear shifters,front derailleur the brake and shifter cables and the bottle cage.
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Aoshima 1/24 KE70 Corolla GT (FINISHED) 2 months 3 weeks ago #9

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The bike is a neat touch Rob. What are its spokes made of...metal or abs?
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Aoshima 1/24 KE70 Corolla GT (FINISHED) 2 months 3 weeks ago #10

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Love the MTB idea. After a sustained loss of traction and impounding of the vehicle, the owner can ride home! Classic :lol:
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Aoshima 1/24 KE70 Corolla GT (FINISHED) 2 months 3 weeks ago #11

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Thanks guys, the spokes are metal etch that come in the set

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Rob
Favorite quote: "Terry" No model left behind even if it screams all the way to the display shelf!

Currently hacking away at:
1/24 Tamiya Mazda RX-7 S4
1/25 Revell Datsun 720 Kingcab
1/24 Hasegawa Mitsubishi Galant GTO MR race car "on hold"
1/24 Fujimi Nissan 180SX "FINISHED"

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