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#1 tribalgt03

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 03:05 PM

Ok..for the people who know that im currently working on the GMC I figured i'd let you all in on what I just ordered from ebay..should be here around valentines day which I figured my wife might get excited about all these packages showing up..lol..but ive got plans for her too..lol..,so no worries..I want to build a drift/stanced d21 since I already am making a slammed truck..I orderd 3 kits to build this one truck...I ordered the silvia because of the sr20 and the datsun for various parts..also heres a pic of a close idea..I will start on it asap and continue progress with the gmc as well

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 05:27 PM

I do,but I don't quite know how much difference there is in size...didnt think it would make to much difference..if so..I will try to resin my own sr20 then if it looks out of proportion



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:40 PM

well to put it in perspective .. you know how much bigger 1:24 is to 1:25.. there close but some parts will not carry over.. and 1:16 parts have about the similar fit rate with 1:18 ( what most RC guys run ) 1:20 is in between the 1:24 and 1:16.. so to the 1:25 cars it will seem huge. yea not as big as 1:16 bit still large. but I still think you will have fun building that model.. the cars can still be good builds in them self..

thank you..I really wasnt sure,because im so new to this...I guess I got 2 extra cars to build..lol..



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:44 PM

Im affraid to cut too much on the nissan,because it cost me almost 100 bucks alone,so thats why I puchased the other kits hoping I could piece together a cool drift truck..I want to do a roll cage through the back glass and all..lol



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:50 PM

Yeah 1/20 is a bit bigger but, that could be a good thing.  If you are looking to score a set of wheels for that Hardbody kit, it should be easy to get a set of chrome or black and chrome wheels right off almost any Jada Dub City car/truck.  BTW, are you converting it to RHD to make it a D21?


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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:55 PM

Yeah 1/20 is a bit bigger but, that could be a good thing.  If you are looking to score a set of wheels for that Hardbody kit, it should be easy to get a set of chrome or black and chrome wheels right off almost any Jada Dub City car/truck.  BTW, are you converting it to RHD to make it a D21?

LOL..thats so funny because I was just a target and bought one ...big time muscle with meshi's



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:57 PM

RHD..custom race interior..im having more and more faith in my model ability,but I still dont know if im going to single cab it...



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

Well, first off, I wanted to say that your body work skills are proving very useful in your modeling from the very start.  A lot of guys wouldn't attempt these types of builds after 20 years of experience.  That said, I am not sure what kind of tools you have purchased so far.  The reason I mention this is because the regular cab conversion will need one of the straight handled saws you see here all the time and an Xacto knife.  What I recommend doing is taking the back of the xacto knife and scoring the back of the door jam SLOWLY until you cut all the way through on both sides.  Take the saw and finish going down the rocker panels along the back of the door.  Flip the cab upside down, gently start sawing through the top edges of the door jam into the roof.  This should help you begin a straight cut.  Once the cut is started on each side, you can lay a straight edge of tape on top as a guide from there. Then take the extended cab, score each side evenly behind the windows all the way down and repeat the roof process.  This should give you an even regular cab and back wall portion to glue back together.  Just my two cents but, I hope it helps.



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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:40 PM

Well, first off, I wanted to say that your body work skills are proving very useful in your modeling from the very start.  A lot of guys wouldn't attempt these types of builds after 20 years of experience.  That said, I am not sure what kind of tools you have purchased so far.  The reason I mention this is because the regular cab conversion will need one of the straight handled saws you see here all the time and an Xacto knife.  What I recommend doing is taking the back of the xacto knife and scoring the back of the door jam SLOWLY until you cut all the way through on both sides.  Take the saw and finish going down the rocker panels along the back of the door.  Flip the cab upside down, gently start sawing through the top edges of the door jam into the roof.  This should help you begin a straight cut.  Once the cut is started on each side, you can lay a straight edge of tape on top as a guide from there. Then take the extended cab, score each side evenly behind the windows all the way down and repeat the roof process.  This should give you an even regular cab and back wall portion to glue back together.  Just my two cents but, I hope it helps.

I appreciate the compliment and advice bro..Ive been killin myself with this xacto..I have a die grinder from work I tried on the 1st frame and thats mostly the reason the 1st one's gone..lol..I ordered a dremel 80pc set that should be here in a week,but Im so impatient its crazy..you say to use the reverse side of the xacto and Its funny..I just discovered how well it digs when I did the lines of the gmc doors with the putty..,but for sure to use the dremel on the nissan if..IF!..lol..I cut it..



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 05:01 AM

The dremel is a great tool for our hobby.  Either way you go about it, good luck with the project.  I'll be watching!



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:16 PM

Got some new rims for the d21..they were black/red now they're balck/flat orange...thinking of painting the truck matte orange with silver,black and white accents

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Posted 09 February 2013 - 12:18 PM

thinking of driving over to the shop and getting down on my real d21



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Posted 09 February 2013 - 01:28 PM

here's the other rims ...which ones to use..lol??

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 07:30 PM

yeeeeeesssssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! the D21 is finally here...I figured I already have 150 bucks in this build without supplies...so Im going to take a lot of time on this one...the gmc is coming along,but its my trial and error truck...this will be my show piece

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:30 PM

this is'nt the set stance for this truck,but I just wanted to know which rims you guys think I should use??

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Posted 14 February 2013 - 02:32 PM

got more work to do on the gmc for now



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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:56 AM

well the 3rd set with the black and chrome will look good..

the more I look at it with those..the more I like the combo,but I dont know if I should leave it black..or still do the orange like thats on the rims



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:45 PM

Im almost always gonna say black and chrome if there isnt a billet or full chrome choice...but thats just me.  However, I think a bright paint job, possibly that orange, with the black and chrome wheels would look awesome.



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Posted 20 February 2013 - 07:36 PM

Im almost always gonna say black and chrome if there isnt a billet or full chrome choice...but thats just me.  However, I think a bright paint job, possibly that orange, with the black and chrome wheels would look awesome.

those wheels were solid chrome,but I took a sharpie to them..Ive ordered more rims,but ive chosen the black n chrome also..I also found a sonic blue I liked too



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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:56 PM

got the base coat on the nissan

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