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Tamiya's 1/24 scale
Subaru WRC 2001

by Jason Woollett


Subaru WRC 2001

images by Brett Green

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This version of the WRX is the car that Richard Burns took 3rd place in the 2001 Rally of Great Britain. The 3rd place finished gave him enough point to win the drivers championship. The rally was held in wet conditions and after seeing some photos of this car completely covered in mud, I just had to recreate it.

The kit is Tamiya’s, (24250) and is built straight from the box.

After the car was painted and decaled up, it was time to make it dirty. When I build my models, I like to have them looking as realistic as is possible. While it is great to show a rally car perfectly clean, I believe in them being shown in the condition that most of us see them in. That is, in action, whether it is covered in dust, snow, mud, etc. Some of you my disagree, indeed, a person from my own model club was overheard to say that I only do these finishes to hide my mistakes. I guess only you can judge.



Anyway, my favourite mix of glue, putty and paints were mixed and applied using an old paint brush. Some static grass was added to break up the mud and to give some texture to the mix. As it was raining during the rally, some gloss clear was added to the sides and bottom of the car.

Hope you’ve enjoyed it.


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Model and Text Copyright © 2005 by Jason Woollett
Images Copyright © 2005 by Brett Green 
Page Created 18 May, 2005
Last Updated 17 May, 2005

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