And now for something completely different…

March 20, 2023 · in Automotive · · 15 · 406

I wanted a model of my youngtimer 1991 E30 cabrio, but could not find any kit.
So I decided to disassemble a die cast model and gave it a paint job to resemble the color combination of my car.
Think it turned out pretty well. What do you think?
The last picture is a mix of the model and the real thing 🙂

Reader reactions:
6  Awesome

6 additional images. Click to enlarge.

15 responses

  1. Nice job, Alfred. I like the gloss finish.

  2. Turned out really great, Alfred! Genious approach, well done!

  3. You did an amazing job, Alfred @alfred
    The blue is a clear copy of the original color as can be seen of with the model placed on the hood.

    • In fact it is the same color. 🙂
      I thinned paint from a touch-up pencil so I could use it in an airbrush.
      The BMW color name is “Mauritiusblau”.

      1 attached image. Click to enlarge.

  4. Nicely done, Alfred. An interesting way of obtaining the build you seek.

  5. Good looking car, Alfred, the 3 series were cool in those days.

  6. Thanks, George.
    Yes, and it is fun to drive and hear the straight-six purring. 🤗

  7. Great job on this BMW - the colour is a perfect match. Fantastic work.

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