July 20, 2013

audi | rat

This is the last completed kit.
In the same time, the first Rat’z style car in my collection. It is a plastic kit made by Fujimi @1/24th
Briefly, my intention wasn't to make such a car, but the paint that made a bad reaction with the plastic made me think about to let it as it was.  So, a Kult turned into a Rat. Mainly, rat style means some poor exterior and interior finishing in the same time with a powerful engine and a lowered suspension. The idea comes from States where Rat Rods are often met in the Hot Rod meeting and shows.
So some weathering details and some body panels from another 90 were simulated to get a uniform style.
For the interior all the details are from scratch or found in my spare part box (and weathered also).
As you see, the sun-shield is a gift from a Chevy spare parts supplier.

July 07, 2013

Clio RS | R3 | Group N

SOLIDO 1|18 base model
The third generation Clio was unveiled at the 2005 Frankfurt Motor Show. The Clio III uses the Nissan B platform, co-developed with Nissan (which Renault has a share in), that is shared with the Renault Modus, the Nissan Micra and the Nissan Note. It is considerably larger and 130 kg heavier as well as more expensive than the Clio II, and at nearly 4,000 mm in length has almost outgrown the supermini class.( Wikipedia contributors. "Renault Clio." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 30 Jun. 2013. Web. 5 Jul. 2013.)
The Clio Renault sport R3 takes its name from the technical regulations defined by the FIA with the aim of encouraging the launch of new, reliable, high-performance models, which are available at a reasonable price. The objective of the Clio Renaultsport R3 is to offer performance levels close to the Super 1600 for the price of a Group N car. In order to make this brand accessible to as wide a range of drivers as possible, Renault Sport Technologies has designed a very versatile product, capable of performing just as well off-road as on-road without any major modifications.( Renault Sport official page " Clio R.S. R3." http://www.renaultsport.com/Clio-R-S-R3,961.html?lang=fr  Web. 5 Jul. 2013.)
The model I present below is a imaginary group N car. The basis is Solido R3 @ 1/18th with some interior improvements and also exterior upgraded. But the most of the work were done for the interior. I let you admire my work in the photos below:
Later Edit | Bonus : details for the interior