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jargonking
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:24 pm    Post subject: Another Fujimi-Based Future Police Car Reply with quote

Having just finished the BR Police car I was reminded of a project I abandoned around 20 years ago.
I was desperate to build something like a Spinner but there was nothing available.....I hit upon the idea of using a Fujimi kit of a short-lived Japanese supercar, the Jiotto Caspita, and fitting out the interior like a spinner.
I still have the model and I'm tempted to finish it off if I can find the missing headlight lenses.....





View of the engine...



Bodyshell removed...



Interior....seatbelts are lead foil with etched buckles...figure is heavily modified from the Tamiya Campus Friends set...note the clutter on the dash...



Overhead console....lit by LED's



Close-up of dashboard clutter...note the cigarette pack and Zippo lighter and the McDonalds coffee cup...



Closer view...most of the consoles were added and are lit...note the monitors in the doors made from square green LED's...



Wiring under the dash...



More wiring in the doors...



Bit blurry sorry but shows the monitors lit up....the LED's were faced with sections of library microfiche film to mimic computer readouts...



Side view....all the markings were made from decal sheet and Letraset rub-down letters...no home printing 20 years ago!



9v battery for scale...



Rear view....



Top view....



Here's the real thing....

http://www.diseno-art.com/encyclopedia/vehicles/road/cars/jiotto_caspita.html
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very good work on that model but, maybe it's just me, it seems to "sleek" for a BR World...apart from that, the work involved is fantastic and I like the way you lit your models for sure Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:50 am    Post subject: FUTURE PAST Reply with quote

VERY COOL! Very Happy

20 years ago? Pretty ambitious for back then, as I recall. A lot to cram into a small space . . .

So are you point to tackle Deckard's sedan?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:12 am    Post subject: Re: FUTURE PAST Reply with quote

Replicant 13 wrote:
VERY COOL! Very Happy

20 years ago? Pretty ambitious for back then, as I recall. A lot to cram into a small space . . .

So are you point to tackle Deckard's sedan?

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Thanks! Yes, I guess it was pretty ambitious for 20 years ago given that things like etched brass and resin were still relatively new and decent SF-related kits really didn't exist.....then again, I had no internet either!

I'm currently working on the Fujimi Sedan....check out my Police Car 27 in another thread here.....
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:54 am    Post subject: CAR 27 WHERE ARE YOU? Reply with quote

Yah, LEDs and such were in their infancy commercially or a lot less available.
Love the little details.

CAR 27
Already replied to that one . . .

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For comparison......



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TFS jargonking
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:57 pm    Post subject: 1990 vs. 2019 Reply with quote

NICE!

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