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Fovea3d
2011.03.12, 02:53 AM
I started from a 1/28 scale Auldey toy, which is a perfect fit with 98mm wheelbase. I already run the stock shell on a AWD chassis in the red (2007?) livery.
So I bought a second Auldey and started reproducing the Loeb WRC France Alsace 2010 Citroen C4 (I live in Alsace and had the WRC happening in my area, so this livery is a must have).

http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/110226Loeb2010/Loeb01.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/110226Loeb2010/Loeb03.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/110226Loeb2010/Loeb06.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/110226Loeb2010/Loeb09.jpg

The decals are 1/24, they are a bit big for 1/28 but thats OK.

http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/110226Loeb2010/01.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/110226Loeb2010/02.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/110226Loeb2010/03.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/110226Loeb2010/08.jpg
http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/110226Loeb2010/09.jpg

The car as seen at the WRC 2010 in Alsace France.

http://www.nanospeeders.com/photos/110226Loeb2010/Loeb10.jpg

color01
2011.03.12, 04:22 AM
Wow, very nice! What are these Auldey kits called again? I only remember them having a 1/24 micro RC.

Fovea3d
2011.03.12, 04:28 AM
Thanks Brian. They are called Race Tin.

alex21turbo
2011.03.12, 07:32 AM
whaou!!:eek:
magnifique!

kyoshosan
2011.03.12, 11:23 AM
Super!!! Where can we get these Auldey kits ? on ebay ? The Decals you had them made or they were from 1/24 plastic kits ? Let us know :-)

Great Job!!

kyoshosan
2011.03.12, 11:32 AM
I could only find this 1/16 Model (http://cgi.*******om/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270644058698&fromMakeTrack=true&ssPageName=VIP:watchlink:top:en) on ebay.

alex21turbo
2011.03.12, 01:59 PM
http://cgi.ebay.fr/CITROEN-C4-1-28-rouge-Auldey-/110655500695?pt=FR_YO_Jeux_RadioComRobots_Vehicule sRadiocommandes&hash=item19c394f197

kyoshosan
2011.03.12, 03:10 PM
Thanks Alex! Do you guys know if the body shell is made of the same material as the Autoscale ones ?

Thanks again!

Fovea3d
2011.03.12, 10:08 PM
Here are the decals I used http://www.minicars-collection.fr/product.php?id_product=2819
They are for 1/24 and the Auldey car is 1/28. Some decals will look bigger and some have to be cutted off.

The link posted by Alex for the car is the right one, merci Alex :)

The plastic is a bit thicker. It is tough, like a toy designed to fall downstairs several times ;)
The body weights 46gr. More than an autoscale but its not that bad for a rally car, it feels planted.

The body is easy to adapt, you can keep the nose lock system installed and reshape a mini-z clip to fit (I used a VDS one).
The side clips mock those on the to mini-z and are glued. You need to shave the plastic a bit and glue normal mini-z clips at the correct location/height (tough...).
Led lights front and rear are installed stock but they will burn at MZ voltage. The led holes are the correct size for a standard light kit.

All in all the material is cheap, but labour is long and extensive with the multicolor livery. I have some defects on mine. Sure someone can do much better.
Oh and beware some of those Colorado Decals melted with the gloss coat I used (Tamiya clear TS13).

http://nanospeeders.com/photos/110226Loeb2010/auld.jpg

kyoshosan
2011.03.12, 10:52 PM
What a great post Fovea3d!! Thanks so much for all the info and the pictures :-)

Fovea3d
2011.03.12, 11:05 PM
Thanks Kyoshosan and all, its a pleasure.
This is with the clear coat. Some things happened with the decals, so the pictures are smaller ;)
http://www.nanospeeders.com/mini6z/images/fovea3d/c4loeb.jpg

leonen
2011.03.14, 11:26 AM
As usual... your adaptations are marvelous!!!!

Keep'em coming!

herman
2011.03.14, 09:31 PM
once again... great work... thanks for sharing all the pics and describing the details that you did to achieve the final look... simply fantastic... wish i could get my hands on one... :D

soulstice
2011.03.15, 08:33 AM
Really great work! Thanks for the write up detailing your process.

Fovea3d
2011.03.15, 02:05 PM
Thank you everybody! This time I just thought taking pictures before starting the job. I am glad it helps.
I wish Auldey would make more WRC cars, like the 2010 Focus (Ken Block's...).

Herman you should find them very easily on the bay ;)

Knacki
2011.04.14, 05:00 PM
As usual... your adaptations are marvelous!!!!

Keep'em coming!

That is what they are.
I guess over the years you made the most creative converstions I've seen on the net.
Even some Japanese have probs to come close.
In choice of models no one is!

Again a blast!