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Originality Counts?

13 January 2015 - 07:19 AM

He have a great cross section of builders here from the most die hard replica stock builders to the most unique and custom creators.


The skills are the same fundamentally, but the difference between them, is originality. No creativity, because all modelers are creative, but pure "it's-never-been-done-before originality.


How important is it to you and your model building?

Pondering the AMT Supra 2JZ

12 January 2015 - 01:32 PM

I'm using this engine in a future project and I'm doing a little research and it looks to me that the turbo plumbing on the engine is backwards, that is, the intake is actually the output and vise-versa. Check the diagram and feel free to set me straight if I'm wrong. 




According to the instruction sheet, part 86 is the air cleaner and part 62 is supposedly the output heading to the intercooler.

But per this diagram, they are in going to the wrong places on the turbo assembly.




I'm not real tech savvy as my frequent "what the heck" posts in this section will attest to, but I'm trying to get it right.

Any help is appreciated.

Tinted windows?

08 January 2015 - 01:09 PM

Has anyone come up with a way of doing good RELIABLE tint grey windows? I have heard bad things about the Tamiya smoke.

Allison gear banging? Tech help please.

30 December 2014 - 10:27 AM

My current Allison powered project is progressing nicely and I'm working on the "cockpit". Does anyone know what sort of tranny is on the AMT Allison V12? Maybe some of the truck guys recognize it. What sort of shifter/clutch pedal/throttle combination should I be using here. There is very little reference on the internet. This one pic from Big Al doesn't show much? Is that lever a shifter or a throttle? I'm not seeing any pedals. Any help here would be much appreciated.







My 2014 completed models

24 December 2014 - 07:52 PM

Three for me this year. Not too bad.  :)


The V-28



The surf Lincoln



And a box stock '56 Ford.