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does anyone know if the white lemans mk2 rs focus 1/18 is the same as the road going version other than the stripes?  im struggling to find one but theres loads of lemans for around a third of the price,if it is the same has anyone removed the stripes and if so how? thanks



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They are the same model but the stripes are lacquered over, so you'd need a full strip down and repaint.
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damn not what i wanted to hear,do they come apart ok? i tried with an otto focus once and it was impossible as they had used a glue gun on it all ,ended up breaking it :facepalm:



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damn not what i wanted to hear,do they come apart ok? i tried with an otto focus once and it was impossible as they had used a glue gun on it all ,ended up breaking it :facepalm:

 

Not too bad to do and i've done a few!  :laughing:

 

I did a How To guide a few years back.  :yep:

 

https://www.focusrso...odel/?p=1294153


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thats absolutely ideal thanks :thumbsup:  its now got me thinking if im going to have to repaint the whole thing then will i be better off doing it to my 500 as i want black wheels and vents anyway instead of buying a lemans to do


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thats absolutely ideal thanks :thumbsup:  its now got me thinking if im going to have to repaint the whole thing then will i be better off doing it to my 500 as i want black wheels and vents anyway instead of buying a lemans to do


That sounds like a plan mate and if you hash it up a 500 can be got for £100 on the bay :laughing:

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thats absolutely ideal thanks :thumbsup:  its now got me thinking if im going to have to repaint the whole thing then will i be better off doing it to my 500 as i want black wheels and vents anyway instead of buying a lemans to do


Ideal, as the wheels are virtually impossible to get off! :)
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That sounds like a plan mate and if you hash it up a 500 can be got for £100 on the bay :laughing:

 

they can be got for around £60 odd nowadays so i think ill try it out
 


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they can be got for around £60 odd nowadays so i think ill try it out


Link for a 500 at 60 odds please mate and i might try playing around doing a custom one myself cheapest ive ever seen for a 500 is about £100 delivered

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I bought one for £49 when they first came out, that got transformed into the yellow Mountune car i built.  :yep:

 

Will be listing a red LeMans 1:18 car in the classifieds soon & that won't be at the ridiculous ebay prices!  :wink:


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Link for a 500 at 60 odds please mate and i might try playing around doing a custom one myself cheapest ive ever seen for a 500 is about £100 delivered


Just under £74 delivered from Italy, they have 3 in stock.
https://rover.ebay.c...tm/292850866781
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Just under £74 delivered from Italy, they have 3 in stock.https://rover.ebay.c...tm/292850866781


Thats a good price mate cheapest Ive seen :nice: Id rather buy UK but that is a very good price

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I bought one for £49 when they first came out, that got transformed into the yellow Mountune car i built.  :yep:
 
Will be listing a red LeMans 1:18 car in the classifieds soon & that won't be at the ridiculous ebay prices!  :wink:

I got a few bargains when they first came out as well mate a few FW and UG 1/18
My poor mum paid £300 for a 1/18 White one for my Christmas little knowing I had 3 lol
Ive stuck it up for sale on eBay to see if I can recoup some of her money for her Ive had 3 offers of £200 and £220 already
I never really fancied the Lemans one and I never bought a PB either Not sure why
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the last white one went for £220 so it seems to be the going rate , im trying to collect a model version for each rs ive owned over the yrs so 11 up to now
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the last white one went for £220 so it seems to be the going rate , im trying to collect a model version for each rs ive owned over the yrs so 11 up to now


The guy who offered me £220 messaged back with £260 15 minutes ago I told him I’d think about it ( phoned mum lol ) when back on to reply and he had bought it at the buy it now £300

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wow he must be desperate lol the mk1 rs focus seems to be another thats all over the place price wise, theres a couple gone recently for £100 -150 odd yet others are asking £250 thats at the bottom of my list though so ill wait for a bargain one

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wow he must be desperate lol the mk1 rs focus seems to be another thats all over the place price wise, theres a couple gone recently for £100 -150 odd yet others are asking £250 thats at the bottom of my list though so ill wait for a bargain one


I’ve got one of them as well and an Escort S1 not sure why I bought the S1 I never had the real one lol

Makes me fancy a clear out I’ve got a few McRae 1/18 focus rally cars I’m going to stick on eBay see how they do

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I don't have a set criteria to what models I buy, having a model representative of what I have or had is good, although infuriating as they are lhd.
I have so many models, 1:18, 1:43 and smaller, plus a couple of 1:12, that I sometimes forget what I do have as they are stored away.
No intention of selling any, even ones that I have managed to duplicate, where I have either forgotten I already had it or it was being sold so cheaply I couldn't resist buying it. :)

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I don't have a set criteria to what models I buy, having a model representative of what I have or had is good, although infuriating as they are lhd.
I have so many models, 1:18, 1:43 and smaller, plus a couple of 1:12, that I sometimes forget what I do have as they are stored away.
No intention of selling any, even ones that I have managed to duplicate, where I have either forgotten I already had it or it was being sold so cheaply I couldn't resist buying it. :)

Yeh Im much the same mate Im allowed one cabinet in the house that I have my 1/18 focus RS cars in with some 1/2 scale helmets some Schumacher and Hamilton F1 stuff

My garage is crammed with 1/43 rally and road cars Ive collected over years and years some more 1/18 and dinkies corgis cars trucks 1/32 ford calendar collection etc
But Im going to trim it back a bit Ive well over 200 1/43
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Apart from the complete mk2 RS 1:43 set, i just buy what i like the look of, 100's of mk1 Escorts & if i can't find what i like, i end up making them myself!  :laughing:  


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