Lamborghini diablo race car
Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:54 PM
What i want is a scratch built tube frame based off the interior tub given with the kit. All custom suspension with poseable steering and fully opening doors (and maybe front boot if im feeling frisky). its a big project but i have plenty of time to do it. it will have a custom spoiler or spoiler delete, with Diablo GTR styling wherever i can. its a big task and i should have probably spent all this work on a better model but im happy.
this is it dry fitted on corvette wheels. Ill be using corvette wheels with the final build but itll be a different style (see below)
here is after both the doors had just been cut out. dont mind rough edges. these are also the wheels i will be using currently.
id love any input from other builders on my progress.
Posted 26 October 2012 - 02:56 PM
Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:33 AM
Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:45 AM
Ohhh and one more thing. If the Diablo is your favorite car, then please don't drive one. Meeting your heroes and all.......
Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:11 AM
Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:34 PM
worked a little on getting the engine fitting together better, so far so good. The fitment between the two engine blocks is the only fitment problem ive found in the kit so far after i dry fitted together most of the model. Otherwise straight out of the box this kit could just about be fully assembled with no glue.
Because of the way all the pieces of the engine assemble, I'm going to pretty much leave it alone. I may however add detail to the differential/driveshaft that are so well packaged into the engine that you can barely see it. Its such a unique feature of the real car i feel i should try to represent it a bit better. The "halfshafts" which are really just one shaft running through the very low detail differential (see pictures below) bother me a lot. this will probably be the last thing i do because i really don't know where to begin. May also consider a straight pipe exhaust to replace the original for when I modify the rear bumper and the stockers dont fit.
I did a little work on the body and doors today. I'll have to add material back in some areas for sure, but considering this is only my second door job im happy. SORRY for the dark pics
I'll try to get more done tonight and get more uploaded.
Posted 31 October 2012 - 05:23 AM
Posted 31 October 2012 - 07:18 AM
Simón P. Rivera Torres
Posted 31 October 2012 - 01:04 PM
Hey Conor, great build so far..What kit is this one?...Revell?
Simón P. Rivera Torres
It's the monogram one! heres a picture of the box (credit google-im in class now). As Deathgoblin above has said, it's a quality kit. $17 for a kit that fits well enough to be put together with no glue earns major points for me.
In other news, im planning to get the two halves of the engine permanently glued together tonight so i can fix the seams and maybe the transaxle. We'll see what my energy and beer consumption tonight allows me to do.
Edited by conor1148, 31 October 2012 - 01:06 PM.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 12:48 PM
cut cut cut cut
that's what I'm talking about!
last thing i began working on was starting to cut off the last piece above the grill on the rear end. here it is all together, it'll be a bit before i can finish ripping it off.
I really need any tips you guys want to toss at me for getting those door lines smoothed up, thanks!
also- sorry for slow progress. I'm a pretty busy guy doing my best!
Edited by conor1148, 04 November 2012 - 12:51 PM.
Posted 04 November 2012 - 02:56 PM
Posted 05 November 2012 - 01:02 AM