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Old 07-16-2005, 12:49 PM   #1
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Wink Finished: Austin Healey Sprite MKI AKA the bugeye

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.






Up to the next one!

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Old 07-16-2005, 01:06 PM   #2
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Re: Finished: Austin Healey Sprite MKI AKA the bugeye

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.

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Old 07-16-2005, 04:48 PM   #3
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Re: Finished: Austin Healey Sprite MKI AKA the bugeye

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?
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Old 07-16-2005, 04:52 PM   #4
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Re: Finished: Austin Healey Sprite MKI AKA the bugeye

Nice little british classic, what make is the model, and does it have any engine detail?.

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Old 07-16-2005, 05:00 PM   #5
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Re: Finished: Austin Healey Sprite MKI AKA the bugeye

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!

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Old 07-16-2005, 05:08 PM   #6
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Re: Finished: Austin Healey Sprite MKI AKA the bugeye

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?
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Old 07-17-2005, 04:06 PM   #7
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Re: Finished: Austin Healey Sprite MKI AKA the bugeye

Beautiful job. It looks driveable!
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Old 07-17-2005, 08:28 PM   #8
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Re: Re: Finished: Austin Healey Sprite MKI AKA the bugeye

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!

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Nice Frog eye!
I think this one is far more interesting than the MG Midget.
That's 'cause you don't have one.
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Old 07-17-2005, 10:55 PM   #9
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Definitely a good looking Spridget. Have to love the cheekiest car ever to turn a wheel.
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That came out great . Nice touches to make it look real.

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

This tempts me to get the stock version to accompany the club racer I built last year.
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Old 07-18-2005, 07:23 AM   #11
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Re: Finished: Austin Healey Sprite MKI AKA the bugeye

Exceptionally nice!
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Old 07-19-2005, 04:51 AM   #12
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Re: Finished: Austin Healey Sprite MKI AKA the bugeye

Brilliant! The paintwork is like glass.
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Old 07-19-2005, 10:17 AM   #13
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Re: Finished: Austin Healey Sprite MKI AKA the bugeye

paint is nice.
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Old 07-19-2005, 10:42 AM   #14
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Very nice!

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