Model: 58654: Lancia 037 Rally
Status: New built
Date: 11-Jul-2018
Comments: 13
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I've got to admit to struggling a bit with this one. Lots of head scratching just following the painting instructions in the manual!
Parts that the brush wouldn't reach, like the black areas just below the aux lights, took some creative thinking.
Wheelbase shortened by 2.5mm and the body lowered at the rear and raised at the front. Wheels stripped of chrome and painted
a more convincing shade of aluminium.

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mark_biddle

11-Jul-2018

Wow, that is fantastic. My favorite one to date ! Love it.

bdamit

11-Jul-2018

Lovely beast

cavaliersri

11-Jul-2018

Very nice work. I really enjoyed building mine. I shortened the wheelbase too. Just didn't look quite right without the modification.

Fuijo

11-Jul-2018

Thanks guys. @CAVALIERSRI, isn't it annoying that we have to do such a thing? Even worse, mine sits dead in the middle
at -2.5mm on the left side, but is now ever so slightly too short on the right side. Maybe it's a '70's thing.

njmlondon

11-Jul-2018

Lovely work. You paint an awesome rally cockpit!
I have one of these ready to go next. Interested to hear that the wheelbase needed tinkering with. What would you be aiming for ideally? About 1.5mm?

Fuijo

11-Jul-2018

Thanks NJM. -2.5mm is perfect on the left hand side, but the right hand side needs closer to -1.7mm. I didn't fancy one side being longer than the other, so just went with -2.5mm both sides. It looks ok in the flesh. The slight fish-eye effect from the lens makes it look worse than it is in the pics.

Fuijo

11-Jul-2018

I've added a pic of the rear arms. The large silver spacer is a Tamiya 2mm spacer, the smaller one a Tamiya 0.5mm shim. As you can see they are spaced the same, it's just that something else (possibly the body) isn't quite square. The upper arms needed spacing out too, as did the rear bumper.

11-Jul-2018

Lovley car! I just bought a NIB one. Dont know what to do with it yet.

11-Jul-2018

Nice car!! I justbought a NIB one, but dont know what to do with it yet.

Bjen_1978

11-Jul-2018

Lovely car. I just bought a NIB one with TA03RS chassis that I dont know what to do with yet.

pininy

12-Jul-2018

Thanks for sharing your pictures! They are great! makes me want to built one right after my rally mini project!

Grastens

12-Jul-2018

Superb work on this one! The cockpit in particular is well-done, and the painted wheels are a nice touch.

Fuijo

15-Jul-2018

Thanks for the kind words guys I'm glad it makes you want to build one PININY. Matteo is building one on his youtube channel - just a heads up for anyone that doesn't yet know. Might be cool to build along with him.


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