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Ford Sierra Cosworth 1987 Safari Rally Crashed in practice.

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Post  GroupBfan Sun Feb 07, 2021 11:03 pm

Hello gents,

Haven't posted in years and progress has been slow, but I (sort of) finished my Blomqvist Sierra, figured I'd post the results. This is the car that had a slight mishap with a large animal during recce and didn't start the race. For the reference photos you can refer to this post: https://www.diecastrallymodels.com/t6423-safari-rally-sierra-cosworth-1987-88

Base is a Trofeu TR122 Tour De Corse car, with wheels and light bar donated from TR102 1000 Lakes version. The Safari-specific decals were home printed.

Ford Sierra Cosworth 1987 Safari Rally Crashed in practice.  Sierra11
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Ford Sierra Cosworth 1987 Safari Rally Crashed in practice.  Sierra17

Bull bar is soldered wire, with Studio27 mesh and 1/64" white line tape as zip ties.

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Ford Sierra Cosworth 1987 Safari Rally Crashed in practice.  Unadju14
Ford Sierra Cosworth 1987 Safari Rally Crashed in practice.  Unadju13


Wasn't thrilled with the petrol filler cap being a decal, so I milled it out and made my own from aluminum bar stock turned on my hand drill and a bit of sheet brass. I got another set of the TR122 decals from Trofeu as I knew I would be damaging them in the process.

Ford Sierra Cosworth 1987 Safari Rally Crashed in practice.  Sierra13
Ford Sierra Cosworth 1987 Safari Rally Crashed in practice.  Sierra10
Ford Sierra Cosworth 1987 Safari Rally Crashed in practice.  Unadju10
Ford Sierra Cosworth 1987 Safari Rally Crashed in practice.  Unadju12
Ford Sierra Cosworth 1987 Safari Rally Crashed in practice.  Unadju11

I said "sort of" finished because I have yet to find a rear view of this car, so I've avoided making assumptions about the rear bull bar until I can find reference. Also need to add the spotlights on the wings as well.

If anyone is tempted to try this one on themselves, I'd be happy to share the graphics file for printing, as well as the bull bar template.

Enjoy! Phil.

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Post  bmd Mon Feb 08, 2021 9:05 am

phil that is excellent work mate with such intricate detailing and top quality decals...well done!
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Post  David Napier Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:45 pm

excellent, top work on the scratch building

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Post  reeft1 Tue Feb 09, 2021 4:06 pm

amazing work. Bull bar is immense. How you keep the solder spots so neat is beyond me.
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Post  GroupBfan Tue Feb 09, 2021 5:31 pm

Thanks, gents. The fun is in figuring out how to get there. Usually involves scrapping it several times before I get it right!

reeft1 wrote:How you keep the solder spots so neat is beyond me.

LOL! No, they're an absolute mess. I do a lot of filing with a needle file afterward to smooth them out. Which sometimes ends up with the joint breaking if the soldering wasn't clean, and having to re-do it.

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Post  daivideo Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:35 pm

Nice job
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Post  Zeus Sun Mar 07, 2021 8:07 pm

Outstanding Phil
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