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#21 jbwelda

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:21 PM

thats pretty interesting you made your brake lines from tiny plastruct rod. i will try that one of these days instead of the aluminum rod i typically use.

as for decals i am partial to less is more...i would think some japanese safety stickers and maybe some small graphics or something...

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

though looking at it, that BRE color scheme on the first set of box art does look pretty kool.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:32 PM

jb. i use the styrene rod because i HATE ca glue. i cant get metal or pe parts to work. i never get good results but always glue my fingers to something and make a huge mess that is hard to clean up. i am howevere good at cleaning up tamiya extra thin glue. a hair dryer works well to warm the rod so it wont break. open flame is bad becaue the glue would be a bomb

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:33 PM

The paint scheme is based of the Nissan works car, Peter Brock and Bob Sharp never ran the ZG nose on their 240Z.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:04 PM

The paint scheme is based of the Nissan works car


Cool! Neve knew this kit was based on a real car. With so many ficitonal Tunner car kits out there, I just assumed it was another one of those.


Peter Brock and Bob Sharp never ran the ZG nose on their 240Z.


But what if they did.......With RB26DETT POWER :D

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:22 PM

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i added some strip evergreen to the sides of the hood to close the gap from where i gouged out the hood. a little more work is needed on the bottom of the hood.
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my first attempt at adding hood hinges. way harder than expected. because of the way the hood opens i had to use tube so it could slide up to make the clearance needed to open.
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this is about as far as it will open on display. i will clean up the messy area as soon as the glue sets up.
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Edited by lanesteele240, 05 November 2012 - 07:24 PM.


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

love this tread ALOT!!!!!

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:36 AM

made some tein coilovers today out of sorder 1/8 styrene tube, some small lock washers, and some small springs i came across years ago.
this is how they turned out.
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just kidding. i wish
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this is more like my work. i only spent 30 min on them. i will do better next time. great thing is i have less than 25 cent US. money
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:40 AM

Awesome work with the Tein coilovers!

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

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this is the kit engene with a rb valve cover
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made a carbon drive shaft
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some resin turbo parts from model meister
i may have to either use one big HKS turbo or two of the smaller turbos

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

Great detail going on here very very nice, and very cool.Love the turbos too

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:16 PM

Great work so far Gary, I'd go with the kit decals myself, that color scheme looks great on this car!

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:19 PM

Wow this is looking good

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:07 AM

Ok. After a long break this is back on the table.
This is where she stands.
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I found these at "walmarks"
They are called sew on snaps
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They were a buck or two and look like the tops of coil overs. They wont be seen much on this model but look as if they would go great on any car that they are visable.
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I was also given a old pontiac firebird that has an ls1 in it. The 1/25 engine drops in the 1/24 engine bay well. I just have to decide if i want to go that way or keep the rb26. The ls1 will be much easier.
I have also decided to go with the ts44 brilliant blue. I still may do the Calsonic decals. The kit ones are just to much.

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:48 AM

Here are the decals. You can see why i dont want to use them
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And the two engines
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Posted 11 February 2013 - 07:46 AM

awsome and when you said these are the coilovers i made i went like no way :) lol and then read the i wish :)

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looking great , if it where up to me i'd say dont do any decals and paint it like a perioud correct coolo color and make it a jdm-ish road racer version



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Posted 12 February 2013 - 09:54 AM

Got some paint down
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I just could not paint it one of the ugly colors datsun put iut in the 70's.
here it is with a rb26B9F9B8E7-5919-410A-B7FA-A1A961E7D3AF-169
And with a ls1
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Still have not nailed that choice down yet


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Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:46 AM

Incredible work! Good choice keeping the engine Nissan. The amount of power to weight ratio with a turbocharged 6 cyl. is enough to make a V8 choke on your dust anyway.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:15 PM

thats darn clever using those snaps for the top of the shock towers!



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 05:36 AM

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