Toyota Corolla WRC, 1999 Rally Portugal, #25 Volkan Isik

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Toyota Corolla WRC, 1999 Rally Portugal, #25 Volkan Isik

Post  omer yetis on Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:32 am

Hi guys!

here I am representing a freshly baked 1/18 rally car project Smile

This time it's a special project for me being a Turkish. The importance of this model is that it belongs to a Turkish rally driver who competed in WRC in 1999.
You may heard of him from earlier years. I am talking about Volkan Isik. He is one of the most important rally drivers in the Turkish rally history with his many Championship titles and his biggest supports to the sports as a tutor, a tire developer and many other important signatures in the Turkish rallying.

I have the honor to share a common title with him which he is the first Turkish rally driver competed in the WRC while he also finished WRC China rally 6th in 1999.
after 9 years, I became the first ever Turkish rally driver competing in the China Rally Championship and China IRC rallies (finished 12th overall)

therefore, I decided to give a try with his Toyota Corolla WRC which he competed in 1999 WRC. I wish I could find some nice photos from WRC China and try to replicate the decals unfortunately, that was not possible. so I go a head with the 1999 Rally Portugal decals, which he finished the rally 7th overall.

He finished the 1999 WRC FIA Team's Cup 2nd place with his co-pilot Erkan Bodur.

http://www.ewrc-resu...final.php?e=125

http://en.wikipedia....pionship_season

1999 Rally Portugal review
watch him @ 14:57
[media]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcN5tifMkQc[/media]

Toyota Corolla WRC
1999 Rally Portugal
Volkan Isik & Erkan Bodur
7th overall



I used a 1/18 scale AA Toyota Corolla WRC which I bought in second hand, decals removed.



first step was to get it primed, then paint, decals and finally Clear coated the model...







and here comes one of the most important models of my rally collection. I hope you guys will like it...



















hope you guys like the evil eye of my new collection Wink



all the best
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Post  Ted Creedon on Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:13 pm

As usual, Omer, very impressive Smile
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Post  omer yetis on Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:12 pm

cheers mate. thanks for that, glad you liked it!
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Post  Cowley on Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:31 pm

That looks very nice Omer - top quality! Wink
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Post  Simon6R4 on Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:57 pm

Superb model once again Omer, top quality job well done Very Happy
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Post  mconboy on Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:09 pm

Another great job.
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Post  scooby-doo1962 on Sun Feb 26, 2012 2:43 pm

beautiful model, very good paint job

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Post  borbase on Sun Feb 26, 2012 3:59 pm

Looks great
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Post  Niallod on Sun Feb 26, 2012 7:17 pm

As always Omer, very very impressive!

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Post  omer yetis on Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:53 pm

thank you guys! I am so glad you all liked my new model!
I think this will be a special model in my collection.
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Post  rs3 on Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:56 pm

Omer congrats, very good job again. You must be proud of making that special one. I hope this wont be the last turkish drivers model you made:)
Keep going on this way mate..

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Post  gerardwrm on Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:04 pm

real real NICE !!
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Post  didcos on Tue Feb 28, 2012 7:27 pm

very nice looking corolla omer! interesting introduction. What car did you drive in the chinese rallyes?
you're based in china now? if so it must be easy to get models for cheap Wink


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Post  Admin on Tue Feb 28, 2012 9:52 pm

Omer, another awesome build there! Always liked the Corolla wrc Smile

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Post  omer yetis on Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:45 am

thank you guys for the nice words. I am glad you all like it! Smile
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Post  omer yetis on Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:49 am

didcos wrote:very nice looking corolla omer! interesting introduction. What car did you drive in the chinese rallyes?
you're based in china now? if so it must be easy to get models for cheap Wink


thanks mate!
I have driven a VW Golf 4 N2 and Subaru Impreza N4



and more on youtube Wink

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models in china, mmmm not that cheap any more, time to time if some stocks maybe...

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Post  Zeus on Wed Feb 29, 2012 1:53 pm

Great build Omer Cool
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Post  Dr Tumbo on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:07 pm

nice build indeed what is next on the bench?! Laughing
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Post  brian on Wed Feb 29, 2012 2:19 pm

Fantastic as always Omer. Would love to see you workshop, there must be parts all over the place Very Happy

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Post  omer yetis on Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:30 pm

cheers guys!

next on the bench? Smile will be surprise Wink

I guess I am a tidy guy not much around the desk besides the 100's of boxes and 10's of broken spare models...
I hope to take photo of my collection sometime soon and will try to catch some shots of the bench as well Wink

thanks again guys
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