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1/24 Tamiya Calibra DTM

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hi guys

 

Here's another side project I have just finished - Tamiya's Opal Calibra DTM. Heavily inspired by the Zakspeed version (as well as Need For Speed cars), I went for a matte black colour. I'm not normally a "Matte Black car" kinda guy, but I do think it looks the part on this machine. I build this once before when I was in my very early twenties in red after seeing one like it in London but I had all the skills of a novice and it looked terrible

I modified the rear diffuser and and paddle shifters - stolen from a Aventador PE Set - to the wheel (no manual box for me)

I'm pretty happy with how this turned out.

 

Anyway, enough talking, time for pics:

 

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I would LOVE to get the Revell BMW M3 DTM kit to do the same but it's rarer than rocking horse pooh. Maybe one day I'll find one or they'll re-release it (hopeful but unlikely)

Well, that's all I have. Back to the Star Destroyer this weekend and I'll try to finish the bridge section

Thanks for looking

Si

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Love it! It looks really good in flat black.

 

I just recently discovered the DTM race series and the Tamiya and the Revell kits. I haven't found the Revell BMW for less than  $80 US. Like you, I would love to get one. There are some good-looking aftermarket decals for it.

 

Ben

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6 hours ago, Ben Brown said:

Love it! It looks really good in flat black.

 

I just recently discovered the DTM race series and the Tamiya and the Revell kits. I haven't found the Revell BMW for less than  $80 US. Like you, I would love to get one. There are some good-looking aftermarket decals for it.

 

Ben

At least you could find one. I haven't been able to. The only one I found was going for 80 euros plus another 30 for shipping which makes it nearly 150 au. Way more than what I'm willing to pay. 

The DTM series is awesome! Tamiya made some great kits. I wouldn't mind the Astra either. 

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6 hours ago, CaptainObvious said:

Nice job Si!

-co

 

Thanks Co :)

Edited by The Madhatter

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41 minutes ago, The Madhatter said:

At least you could find one. I haven't been able to. The only one I found was going for 80 euros plus another 30 for shipping which makes it nearly 150 au. Way more than what I'm willing to pay. 

The DTM series is awesome! Tamiya made some great kits. I wouldn't mind the Astra either. 

That’s probably the same one I was looking at. 😮  Maybe someday they’ll release it again.

 

Ben

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I live in hope for the that, but chances are pretty slim. Will just have to keep scouring the internet for one that i don't need to take a second mortgage out for

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