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#61 martinfan5

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 01:24 PM

so im wondering...im planning on building a nissan truckskie for a different build anyway...would that qaulify ?

Yes it would, car or truck, I should made the thread title say vehicle instead of car. You are welcome to join with the truck

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 02:07 PM

Got the E-type almost completed, just the thorny task of fitting the tilting front end and a few minor jobs to finish. Weather here is awful at the moment, but got some primer on the DTM Mercedes and will start building that before I jet off to Canada for the holidays.

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Posted 17 December 2011 - 02:52 PM

Yes it would, car or truck, I should made the thread title say vehicle instead of car. You are welcome to join with the truck


cool, ill look up the exact year and get started on it shortly
it is a nissan truck, but since it will be an offroad vehicle i need to check the partsbox for a good motor because the 350 thats in it wont do the trick

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 09:54 PM

Paul- your JAG is looking really good, cant wait to see it all finished up.

I love the old nissan hard body trucks, I remember when I was a kid, had one of revell or monogram datsun truck kits, I would love to get another one .

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Posted 18 December 2011 - 10:22 PM

Thanks Jonathan - looking forward to your next build(s) and the others too. I fly out on Friday so don't expect much progress on my builds but I would like to see the Jag finished.

Rainy day yesterday so had a good time on the Merc engine/chassis. It fell together, just like the Audi, but the decals for the valve covers are too short :angry:. Hope the other 70-odd decals are ok :unsure:. Yes, I know I didn't remove the Revell trademark etc, it's all hidden anyway, plus I forgot and just wanted to build yesterday :rolleyes:

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Got the wheels/brakes painted & decaled tonight, dullcote on the wheels to tone down the chrome. Will apply decals to tyres and then dullcote these too.
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Posted 18 December 2011 - 11:08 PM

The chassis and brakes are looking really good, that sucks that decals are to short, and I never remove the trademarks from the chassis's :D

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 05:35 AM

Have to go on building my Volvo/Audi hybrid. Gotta do a custom made frame for it thou i guess. Will be a little difficult to get the Audi DTM parts to fit in the Volvo Amazon. But have to try it first to modifie the Volvo first. Pics when i m a little longer in to the next stage of the build. :)

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 09:24 AM

Tight o so tight. But i got it to fit inside the Amazaon.

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I m going to go whit those tires have just to find some wheels for them. The ones i got now is to small

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 01:54 PM

after reviewing my model it is a 70s ish datsun pick'm'up truck
im not sure if it was ever sold in the US or not, if someone can tell me ill decide if it qualifies for this build

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 01:56 PM

after reviewing my model it is a 70s ish datsun pick'm'up truck
im not sure if it was ever sold in the US or not, if someone can tell me ill decide if it qualifies for this build


Its ok, its a foreign manufacture so its a go

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 04:34 PM

allright, ill start the build next time im heading down into the mancave
be forewarned thoug, im a slow builder (though not as slow as this truck with that rotten 350 it came with, now worries though, i found a primo 440 to replace it with)

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 04:52 PM

No worries, I dont plan on closing this CBP any time soon, there a ton of foreign car kits that I want to build , so just myself I could keep this CBP going for a long time :lol:

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 06:53 PM

No worries, I dont plan on closing this CBP any time soon, there a ton of foreign car kits that I want to build , so just myself I could keep this CBP going for a long time :lol:

At the speed you build Jonathan I hope you have several tons :D
I have quite a few foreign cars too, so I'll keep you company

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 10:45 PM

Finished the Merc DTM wheels tonight with some dullcote to tone down the tyre decals which are too glossy. Still a little shiny but I don't want to overdo it :unsure:
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Also started applying decals to the body - this will take a couple of evenings I reckon :mellow:

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:34 PM

Looking good Michael

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Posted 19 December 2011 - 11:46 PM

Well... ALMOST had a kit ready to do for this CBP. Got a Tamiya Nissan Skyline GT2000 GT-R in the mail last week. Trouble is, when it arrived the box looked like it had been backed over by a dually five or six times. <_< Good news is the guy refunded me, paid to get the mangled kit shipped back, and says I have first crack at the next example of that kit he gets... and he's not sending it UPS next time.

Long story short... might end up digging out an AMT Opel GT just to have something on the bench in the meantime.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 08:47 AM

Paul- the tires and wheels look really good
Michael- looking good, I think it will look good in red
Chuck- that sucks, but least you got your money back, I have a few skylines on my wanting to do list , I want to do the skyline KPG C10, i think thats the same kit you were going to do

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 09:28 AM

Todays update. Had to chop away half of the Amazon bottom to get room whit the engine and transaxel. But what a heck im a finn and that means that when we have decide to do something we just go ahead and do :)

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The engine is in

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And the transaxel is in

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Next up is to cover up the engine and axel in other words make the new interior.

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 10:09 AM

You have to make a new interior?

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Posted 20 December 2011 - 11:36 AM

You have to make a new interior?


yes since there is not much left of the old one anymore. :)