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Hello Skoda and Speed Champions fans,


Skoda 105 is one of the iconic Eastern Bloc cars of my childhood. It was a rear-engined, rear-wheel drive small family car that was produced by Czechoslovakian car manufacturer AZNP in Mladá Boleslav, Czechoslovakia between 1976 and 1990. Engine sizes were 1.05 and 1.2 liters respectively. The color scheme of this model is based on my father's first car. Building instructions are available on the following links:

https://rebrickable.com/mocs/MOC-93968/_TLG_/skoda-105/#details

https://www.mocsmarket.com/lego-mocs/skoda-105-building-instructions/

It is a studless build in the original, 6 studs wide Speed Champions scale and fits perfectly to the new City style cars too. I have minimized the number of the stickers to keep the flexibility of the parts in further builds, therefore only two standard vehicle registration plate stickers are used.


I wanted to build the model as accurate as possible in this small scale, therefore it contains lots of details: for example the front ligths, the front grill with the narrow chrome line and Skoda logo, the side view mirrors and the rear view mirrors, the door handles, the black rubber stripe on the sides etc... Maybe the most challenging one was the C pillar solution. I tried to fill every unnecessary gaps and therefore some tricky build techniques are used.


The model has space for two minifigures: one on the front seat with small or middle sized hair (the rear view mirror assembly has to be removed in this case) and one on the rear seat without any hair.


I prefer the model as it is shown on the pictures, but there are some modification possibilties: a) a rear windscreen can be added (there is a more detailed explanation in the last step), b) many of Skoda 105 cars has side view mirrors only on one side, c) on the real cars the color of the door handles and side view mirrors are sometimes black on the other ones they are chrome.


 Thanks for visiting,
_TLG_

51719494411_f56330bb6f_z.jpgSkoda 105 - Instructions 1 by László Torma, on Flickr

51719493516_c5e70d566c_z.jpgSkoda 105 - Instructions 2 by László Torma, on Flickr

51718688902_899787f8cf_z.jpgSkoda 105 - Instructions 3 by László Torma, on Flickr

51719750733_37d7712f0d_z.jpgSkoda 105 - Instructions 4 by László Torma, on Flickr

51720369455_c33e1014d4_z.jpgSkoda 105 - Instructions 5 by László Torma, on Flickr

 

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This would go well in any City landscape. The small size and good details give it the proper appearance.

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