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In Topic: 1/12 Tamiya Datsun 240ZG

20 June 2014 - 04:10 PM

Dave, Santiago, Bryan, Darren, Richard and Gary, thank you ALL ever so much for hanging in there guys. Your comments and enthusiasm is overwhelming and truly appreciated. :wub:

 

Well, after what seems like an eternity, work has begun again......slow, but it is work. 

I picked up this handy little tool a few years ago and finally got to using it the other day. A tiny tap and die kit, from very small up to 2mm it caters for.

I wanted to make the front suspension a lot more solid than it was, the lower control arm had too much movement forward/backward as it was, so I turned a thread onto some 1/16 aluminium tube.

This enabled me to add a nut, front and back of the rubber grommet that attaches to the chassis.

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It all holds together much firmer now.

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Assembled the rear sections of the suspension and added some brake lines.

The tops of the struts have been modified (lowered the ride height by approx. 4mm) and done away with the Tamiya rubber grommets that locate them in the chassis.

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And all in it's proper location.

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The front struts also got the lowering treatment, plus a new set of strut "tops", complete with mounting bolts.

The disc brake calipers were glued together (halves) as I didn't want a visible seam showing, this lead to dramas when it come to mounting the calipers.....as the instructions call for them to be added in parts.

I overcome this by sanding off the original mounting points and adding some .5mm bolts, literally bolting them on, as a real caliper would be.

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Also got the wheels going......at last.

Only have 2 painted so far, though all 4 are now glued together. Gave them a coat of Tamiya Gunmetal and topcoated with a flat to yield a finish I'm happy with.

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And a test fit, blurry sorry. 

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Thanks again guys, and I hope to have some more for you soon.

We have a Model Club meeting tomorrow where I hope to show the guys that I really do work sometimes. :lol:

Next weekend my Club is holding our second East Coast Hobby Show, an event we kicked off this time last year. Last year we successfully raised approx $1000 and donated a load of toys and games to a local Hospital's Children's Ward. Not a huge amount, but they (kids and Staff) really appreciated the gesture.

This year we hope to better our efforts as we have doubled the floor space and all allotments have been filled.

I'll be sure to take some pics at that too so you can all see how we go down here. ;)

 

Cheers

Greg


In Topic: Another Super 7

20 June 2014 - 03:29 PM

:blink:  :o  OMG!  I LOVE those seat inserts Mark, they could truly pass as 1:1 in my book. Sensational work mate. :)


In Topic: 1-8 '69 nitrous pro mod camaro

20 June 2014 - 03:27 PM

We never know this could be his 1:1 or his model can't tell the differents. 

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Yeah, ya know.....I just new it was a matter of time before we started seeing 1:1 pics mixed in with 1:8th. :lol:

It IS extremely difficult to tell the difference I'll admit. :blink:

 

Dave, so pleased things are moving along in the real world mate, that looks to be a fairly serious motor right there. :)

Don't forget to keep that "passenger seat" warm for me.  ;) 

EXCELLENT stuff mate.


In Topic: 1/12 `67 Corvette L-88 - in progress

20 June 2014 - 03:15 PM

David, your attention to detail is second to none, and this will be another super build guaranteed not to disappoint. (2 x thumbs up mate. :) )

The finish on your paint jobs is enviable......a true "factory finish", LOVE it. :wub: 


In Topic: 1/12 '69 Camaro Z/28 (New Foose Kit) BMF Done 6/2

20 June 2014 - 03:11 PM

SENSATIONAL!  This is just shear beauty in the making, great work mate. :)  I absolutely LOVE the colour and you did a tremendous job on the stripes. :wub: 

The motor looks pretty awesome too by the way. ;)