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#1 Steve Keck

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:36 AM

My newest project is Tamiya's Acura NSX done as a sleeper tuner only I got ahead of myself and forgot to take pictures of the white styrene body posed on the kit wheels & tires.

Can anyone help out and post these so I can get on with my update? Thanx!

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#2 Skydime

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 09:50 AM

We can all picture it...if we can't, we'll pretend so you can move forward. B) I like those NSXs. Looking forward to watching this one.

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Posted 20 October 2011 - 10:14 AM

A picture of a plastic spoon painted with your chosen body color will suffice as an acceptable substitute...

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 07:19 AM

Just show us what you have done.
I mean really, how many times do we see an unpainted body set on some wheels and tires with a commentary of "my next build" just disappear into oblivion?
Sounds like you are ahead of the curve. Now show us...

#5 Steve Keck

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 10:37 AM

A picture of a plastic spoon painted with your chosen body color will suffice as an acceptable substitute...

Here ya go, Brett:
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Posted 21 October 2011 - 11:30 AM

:lol: so i take it that the choice of paint color is white?? :lol:

#7 Steve Keck

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 03:38 PM

Color coat is on - HOK Sunrise Pearl over white primer. Clear coat is next.
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Posted 21 October 2011 - 09:32 PM

I like it a lot so far!!! B)

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 05:30 AM

I wish my spoons turned into cool car bodies when I painted them...

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 05:37 AM

ooh, thats a nice color. looking forward to your sleeper. :D

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Posted 22 October 2011 - 10:09 AM

Clear coat is on. Masking's off.
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Posted 23 October 2011 - 07:53 AM

Lookin' good in those colors

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 10:21 AM

I've turned new brake rotors that fit over the kit hubs. This will provide more space for the offset required with the wheels I've selected. Replicas & Miniatures calipers look better with the larger rotors.
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The wheels & tires come from Tamiya's Mazda 787B kit. To achieve the proper offset I cut off the kit rims and turned new rims from PVC pipe. Next up: aluminum beauty rims.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 05:52 AM

After adjusting the offsets I can see how it will sit.
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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:22 AM

It's looking good. Glad to see you are getting more into machining.

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:32 AM


The wheels & tires come from Tamiya's Mazda 787B kit. To achieve the proper offset I cut off the kit rims and turned new rims from PVC pipe. Next up: aluminum beauty rims.
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Hey great idea on those rims, What size is that PVC pipe?

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Posted 25 October 2011 - 04:00 AM


Hey great idea on those rims, What size is that PVC pipe?


3/4" pipe, Mike.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 12:58 PM

Beauty rims are done. One prototype and four good ones.
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Posted 02 November 2011 - 12:52 PM

Cool! General Lee wheels! Lookin' gooder now. ;)

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 02:16 PM

General Lee wheels! ;)


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