Renault 5......sort of

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Renault 5......sort of

Postby beowulf » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:00 pm

this is going to need a bit of explaining...........

bought this kit many many years ago........at the time i was making lots of car kits (how tastes change :roll: ) and i got it simply cos it was something a bit 'normal'

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however its a complete dog of a kit!....panels dont fit right and i made a hash of the paint job........so it got thrown back in the box

around the same time i did a kit bash on the venerable Tamiya Mini to turn it into a grasstrack racer, inspired by the car my brother used to race in the early 90s

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and my plan was always do something similar to the Renault rather than just chucking it all in the bin

so now its time to pull it out and have a crack at it

starting with this box of bits

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plan is to remove the rear/passenger seats....maybe drivers if i have a better one in the bits box.....build a rear bulkhead......cut down pasenger door for access......roll cage......mesh for the screen......maybe different wheels.....maybe dent it a little,........some kind of paint job (back then on the real deal we used a tin of dulux and a 3 inch paint brush lol)......see what decals are in the stash and maybe some muddy stuff

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Re: Renault 5......sort of

Postby Vinny » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:09 pm

Sounds like you'll be doing some serious chopping and modifying with this one Paul. Looking forward to seeing it progress.

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Re: Renault 5......sort of

Postby beowulf » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:39 pm

thought id throw in a couple of vids.......all in the name of research of course :lol:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzJo0x-WDwc&t=211s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T6Gya8kQbX0&t=256s

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Re: Renault 5......sort of

Postby beowulf » Thu Sep 28, 2017 8:18 pm

im really getting into this........no instructions, making it up as i go along, improvising, bodging at its best
the body has been stripped of paint....must have done it silver originally before changing my mind and doing it yellow.........cut down the right hand door for easy access since its a left hand drive.....then realised that since i was removing the dashboard i could have easily turned it into a right hand drive!....doh!.......added mesh to the screen.......that was from some kind of sauce pan splash guard from the Pound Shop.......floor of the car has been sprayed white as is normal but i think i will have to do it again since ive been playing about making a (not quite legal) roll cage from bits and pieces.....made a race harness for the seat from some 4mm ribbon
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next stage is to finish off the roll cage then think what colour im going to do the body shell

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Re: Renault 5......sort of

Postby d_anonymous_modeller » Sat Sep 30, 2017 2:21 am

Good to see ya enjoyin this one Paul.
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Re: Renault 5......sort of

Postby Vinny » Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:54 pm

Nice work there. It must be good fun just going off piste and making it up as you go along. That mesh looks excellent!

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Re: Renault 5......sort of

Postby beowulf » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:13 pm

quick update

this is the floor pan, used the existing seat but added a seat belt made from some 4mm ribbon from somewhere, a little overscale but it will do, the rollcage is a bit of a cage from a dodge charger or challenger and some scrap sprue and some tubing

im spraying the shell at the moment, hope the masking tape comes off easy

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Re: Renault 5......sort of

Postby beowulf » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:54 pm

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seems the pic host i used isnt mobile friendly so ive had to use tinypic

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Re: Renault 5......sort of

Postby beowulf » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:12 pm

paint job done, started to add a few decals from the spares box

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Re: Renault 5......sort of

Postby beowulf » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:02 pm

a few decals from the spares box to tart it up a bit

next step is mud glorious mud

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