Category Archives: Tamiya RX7 FB Rescue

Tamiya RX-7 Rescue/Rebuild Part XI

Finished.  Finally.  I decided to not attempt to correct the mirrors or the windscreen and just move on.  I should have clear-coated before adding the “glass”, but I’m hesitant to disassemble the kit at this point.

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Tamiya RX-7 Rescue/Rebuild Part X

Been a little while, but I think I’m about ready to call this one “done” and move on to another …  

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Tamiya RX-7 Rescue/Rebuild Part IX

Nearing completion.  To do: Paint door handles and locks Add “caps” to front wheels Clean up, paint, and install rear window/hatch Add wipers Finish running/parking lights Maybe apply a wash to the panel lines and wheels Install exhaust tips Put … Continue reading

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Tamiya RX-7 Rescue/Rebuild Part VIII

A little progress.  The interior is mostly done.  I successfully removed the seats and added the “floorboard” to cover the grove that ran the length of each footwell.  Everything is painted a mix of Testor’s Rust & Dark Red, with … Continue reading

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Tamiya RX-7 Rescue/Rebuild Part VII

Finally, a minor update.  A base coat of paint on the interior.  I was going for a reddish brown, but it appears more of a “rust” color than anything else.  I’m going to stick with it, add some washes and … Continue reading

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Tamiya RX-7 Rescue/Rebuild Part VI

A minor update.  I decided to paint the spoiler black after all.  I still need to touch up the side trim, but I feel like a little progress has been made.  🙂

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Tamiya RX-7 Rescue/Rebuild Part V

Getting back to the body.  I’ve painted the side trim flat black, and the window trim “black chrome”.  I’m still debating whether to paint the spoiler black or not.  And, I need to paint the front grill area, door handles, … Continue reading

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Tamiya RX-7 Rescue/Rebuild Part IV

The Interior.  I’m not quite sure how to approach this.  The dashboard and seats were glued with, apparently, an entire tube of Testor’s tube cement. 🙂  I’ve tried the freezer method – but not much progress.  I hesitate to attempt … Continue reading

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Tamiya RX-7 Rescue/Rebuild Part III

We have paint!  After several rounds of primer and sanding, it was time to paint.  The car was primed in Tamiya primer, followed by Tamiya TS-17 Gloss Aluminum.  I misted several coats of the silver on the car, and I … Continue reading

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Tamiya RX-7 Rescue/Rebuild, Part II

After the initial coat of primer, I discovered some etching in numerous spots along the RX-7’s body.  I assume it was caused by whatever paint was used on the car initially.  So, after a second coat of primer, and some … Continue reading

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