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Finished: Austin Healey Sprite MKI AKA the bugeye


bigfrit
07-16-2005, 12:49 PM
This little blue bugger was awaiting long awaited touch ups for a long time now.

It's a gunze model, which has been built mostly box stock, except I did some improvements (I like to call em that :) ).

I raised the ride height at the back, put a golfbag behind the seats, added some of those little fly-like fastener thingies on it, blackwashes, drybrushes also, made a new windscreen out of clear plastic and added an exhaust that is true to life size.

Some other parts have been forgotten, but that's most I can remember.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/bigfrit/finished/IMG_2656.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/bigfrit/finished/IMG_2657.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/bigfrit/finished/IMG_2658.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/bigfrit/finished/IMG_2661.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v215/bigfrit/finished/IMG_2655.jpg

Up to the next one!

Olivier

proosen
07-16-2005, 01:06 PM
Nice Frog eye!
I think this one is far more interesting than the MG Midget. You did this it justice, very nice and clean build. I love the golf bag in the back, it's the kind of details that separates one model from the rest of the pack.

Niclas

klutz_100
07-16-2005, 04:48 PM
sweet!
Is this the Hi-tech kit? I just bought one 2 days ago from a guy in Brussels! Wasn't you was it?!?!?!?
Can I see a close up of the golf bag please?

danowat
07-16-2005, 04:52 PM
Nice little british classic, what make is the model, and does it have any engine detail?.

Dan.

bigfrit
07-16-2005, 05:00 PM
Hey thanks for the great comments!

Well, stevenski, It wasn't from me, I m what sceptics call a box-hogger!

It's not the high tech kit either, it's just the cheap version, without any engine. It's very basic, simple, yet effective I believe.

as for the golfbag, I will take some pictures of it soon, it's not superdetailed , but gives the right effect!

Olivier

blackf40
07-16-2005, 05:08 PM
Wow, good job on such a cool little car! Awww...isn't it cute...well, more like endearing. Aren't those fasteners hard to put on?

CADguy
07-17-2005, 04:06 PM
Beautiful job. It looks driveable! :bigthumb:

willimo
07-17-2005, 08:28 PM
Great work Oli! I love it. It does look right on, I'd shied away from these kits ebcause i didn't know if they would come out so well. You're model is just freakin' great!

Nice Frog eye!
I think this one is far more interesting than the MG Midget.

That's 'cause you don't have one.

Layla's Keeper
07-17-2005, 10:55 PM
Definitely a good looking Spridget. Have to love the cheekiest car ever to turn a wheel.

ZoomZoomMX-5
07-18-2005, 06:17 AM
That came out great :sunglasse . Nice touches to make it look real.

They're really good kits, and hardly anyone builds 'em :frown: .

This tempts me to get the stock version to accompany the club racer I built last year.

Cobra Colors
07-18-2005, 07:23 AM
Exceptionally nice!

RallyRaider
07-19-2005, 04:51 AM
Brilliant! The paintwork is like glass. :)

g00eY
07-19-2005, 10:17 AM
paint is nice.

Ferrari TR
07-19-2005, 10:42 AM
Very nice!

I've got a high tech TR-3 hiding in the closet...
Maybe dig up some new wheels for my Tr-7...?
:licka:

Scale-Master
07-19-2005, 01:08 PM
Very nice, I really like the wheels... - Mark

Wheelin75r
07-19-2005, 02:56 PM
It looks freakin' realistic!!

675datsun
07-19-2005, 07:52 PM
The grille is just right...wish I could paint that smooth/shiny!
Where did you get the twistys/posties(fasteners)?

mike united
07-20-2005, 03:03 AM
Beautiful classic, fantastic build...........

Mike :sunglasse

AmazonSprite
01-10-2006, 11:45 AM
Very nice - I'm extremely impressed! Saw the pic in your sig & did a quick search for the tread :smile:

Must get around to building mine - one will be stock, & the 2nd will probably be modified to become a Mk2 Sprite (basically MG Midget front & rear panels on a frogeye centre section & interior) to match my full size one.

Not sure what to do with the 3rd, a HiTech one, as in many ways, it's not as good as the normal one, especially the wheels & hubcaps, but it does have much better bumper irons. Unfortunately, the HiTech doesn't have an engine, but if I want to make one of them with an opening bonnet, a 1:24 tamiya mini could donate the top half / carbs etc, but it will require a new sump / gearbox.... :evillol:

tonioseven
01-10-2006, 01:24 PM
Very nice build from you, Oli!:sunglasse

Apexi_N1
01-10-2006, 02:17 PM
Very nice, any closer pic of the golf bag? :)

quadzero
01-10-2006, 02:28 PM
wow, thats nice. excellent work. looks like a real car.

Hiroboy
01-10-2006, 05:15 PM
Excellent Work :bigthumb:

blubaja
01-10-2006, 05:25 PM
Keep up the great work!

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