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Opel Astra Coupes
Topic Started: Jan 28 2012, 12:17 PM (1,089 Views)
Sam
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I built these a few years ago and was able to enter them in an IPMS show that I used to go to back in Oregon. The yellow one took first in closed wheel competition while the orange one took third. Funny, I built them both at the same time. My own little dual build. r:r


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jsm Sam those looks great. First time seeing these. fbr fbr
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Sam, were those cars in the German Touring Cars Series at one time? Don't think I've ever seen those models before.

Mo
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71 Charger 500,Jan 28 2012
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Sam, were those cars in the German Touring Cars Series at one time? Don't think I've ever seen those models before.

Mo

Mo,

"V8 Coupe in DTM

The Astra G series Coupé look was used for the V8 powered dedicated race cars in the DTM series. These DTM cars are purpose built race cars with barely any parts taken form the road cars save for lights or door handles. The car's bodywork featured gull-wing doors that were each supported by two gas struts. The race cars were powered by 4.0L V8 engines with nearly 500 hp (370 kW). Opel did poorly during several season of DTM as only Manuel Reuter placed significantly in the championship once, taking second in the inaugural season 2000. Opel won the 24h Nürburgring in 2003, though."


You can get the kits on Ebay, they are Tamiya, and a pe kit is available as well. I used the pe kit on the orange one in my builds.
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Sam,Jan 28 2012
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and a pe kit is available as well. I used the pe kit on the orange one in my builds.

I've never built a Tamiya kit so I have a question. What is a "pe" kit? .?.
"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." John Wayne

"You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything." Aaron Tippin

Buy AMERICAN, the job you save could be your own!

That Ricer that you just bought - sold- assembled...just cost my wife her job at GM.........Thanks.

Man, that Ricer of yours is fast, you were really movin' when I passed you in my Dodge!
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71 Charger 500,Jan 29 2012
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Sam,Jan 28 2012
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and a pe kit is available as well. I used the pe kit on the orange one in my builds.

I've never built a Tamiya kit so I have a question. What is a "pe" kit? .?.

Photo Etch set MO, designed just for this kit.

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

Couple of REALLY AWESOME RACERS!!!!!!!!!!! FANTASTIC JOB, SAM!!!!!!!! fbr fbr :))) :)))

DJ

ps----What part of Oregon were you in?????
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TECHMAN,Jan 29 2012
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Couple of REALLY AWESOME RACERS!!!!!!!!!!! FANTASTIC JOB, SAM!!!!!!!! fbr fbr :))) :)))

DJ

ps----What part of Oregon were you in?????

DJ,

Grew up in Salem, and lived just outside of Newport for 17 years prior to our move. We have been in Wyoming just over two years now.

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Sam,Jan 29 2012
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71 Charger 500,Jan 29 2012
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Sam,Jan 28 2012
07:55 PM
and a pe kit is available as well. I used the pe kit on the orange one in my builds.

I've never built a Tamiya kit so I have a question. What is a "pe" kit? .?.

Photo Etch set MO, designed just for this kit.

:)))

I racked my brain trying to figger out what "pe" meant. I knew it wasn't Petty Enterprises! Thanks for the answer Sam.
"Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway." John Wayne

"You've got to stand for something or you'll fall for anything." Aaron Tippin

Buy AMERICAN, the job you save could be your own!

That Ricer that you just bought - sold- assembled...just cost my wife her job at GM.........Thanks.

Man, that Ricer of yours is fast, you were really movin' when I passed you in my Dodge!
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I first saw some of the "DTM series" Tamiya models at model conventions and have been interested in them since. Thanx for some nice ones on this site too. Your work is ALWAYS primo! Thanx
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:))) fbr
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