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#1 ll Brandon ll

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 06:54 PM

This is one of my many other projects I hope to see an end to at some point. Im honestly not 100% happy with the body work, but I love the engine bay. Anyway, this will be a track ready themed car, staggered Meisters, RB26 swap, widened, etc. I originally planned to do a 1:1 of my real car (I have a coupe IRL) but I just went crazy one night and chopped this and an R32 Skyline up, lol. So, this is where Im at right now. Tell me what you guys think.

 

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#2 zadfz

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 07:17 PM

Looking good so far.
Will be following

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 08:57 PM

i got hosed with my MS wheels  :( they look nothing like yours. 



#4 ll Brandon ll

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:15 PM

These arent MS wheels. They are from a friend of mine and they are a fantastic mold. I have like 4 sets I think.



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:17 AM

It's good to see the wheels are alighened correctly to drive .. those wheels fill out the wells nicely.



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Posted 07 December 2012 - 09:52 AM

Engine bay is awesome, I like the flared rear fenders too!



#7 ll Brandon ll

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 10:06 PM

Thanks guys! Heres a small update. Fenders vented and hood vented. Havent done any putty work on the hood tho, so its a little rough.

 

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Posted 10 December 2012 - 10:35 PM

Gonna look sick! Would you be willing to let go of a set of those wheels? They would look great under my Supra I am rebuilding!



#9 ll Brandon ll

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:17 AM

Alrighty, long time since I updated but Ive had my attention drawn in 100 different directions so my bench time is a little limited right now. Anyway, thanks for the replies boys! The more I work on it, the more Im loving it! So, heres an update. Suspension is finalized, including scratchbuilt Stance coilovers, adjustable camber with the shock towers, Nismo power brace, etc. I own a real 240SX, so Im pretty familiar with the layout, lol. Stance is final. Also started the engine work. Did my top mount turbo manifold out of styrene, which was a first for me. I usually do them with solder, but I think I like working with the styrene better. Also have the turbo made. I added the base for some side skirts and added a modded R32 front bumper. I just need to putty them. Got a wing for it on the way from Hobbylink Japan. So, thats where Im at for now.

 

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As always, comments and criticism is welcomed and appreciated. Thanks for looking.



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Posted 21 December 2012 - 05:20 AM

no criticism. just wows

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 08:39 AM

Very interesting ...
keep watching.


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Posted 25 December 2012 - 07:20 PM

How you make the turbo?



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Posted 25 December 2012 - 11:10 PM

awsome progress !



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Posted 26 December 2012 - 12:29 PM

How you make the turbo?

Some small solder wrapped around a rod and sanded on one side. Then you just make your flanges and whatnot from styrene. The same can be done with plastic rod, but I find solder much easier to shape.



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 08:24 AM

Not much love for the imports here it seems. Ah well, I like showing off my work so its all good. Another small update. I got my wing in, made a rear diffuser, front lip, puttied and sanded a bunch, got my side skirts filled in, and shot a light coat of primer so I could see it all in one color. Im loving how aggressive this looks!

 

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

I'm loving this one

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

Are you using the kit supplied grille/lights? How are you going to finish it? I have a (Fujimi?) Sylvia K's that is stalled because I can't figure out a good way to pick out the logo on the grille in silver/chrome. It is engraved on the backside of the clear piece.

 

I like your build so far.



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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:55 PM

Not much love for the imports here it seems. Ah well, I like showing off my work so its all good.

 

 

nope, just dont care much for them myself

but i love the craftsman ship your putting into this one

 

my favorite part is the spaghetti manifold :)



#19 ll Brandon ll

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Posted 28 December 2012 - 06:29 PM

Are you using the kit supplied grille/lights? How are you going to finish it? I have a (Fujimi?) Sylvia K's that is stalled because I can't figure out a good way to pick out the logo on the grille in silver/chrome. It is engraved on the backside of the clear piece.

 

I like your build so far.

 

I plan to use the kit supplied lights. As for the grille, I think Im gonna do a GTR style grille. Ive always preferred that look and it would also aid cooling. But, it I did use the center garnish, I think I would just paint the back side of the lettering in silver and then paint a coat of black over it. Should allow the silver to remain and have it surrounded in black. Thats what I would do anyway. Thanks for looking and glad you like it!

 

 

 

nope, just dont care much for them myself

but i love the craftsman ship your putting into this one

 

my favorite part is the spaghetti manifold :)

 

I appreciate the kind words on the work. Thats how I look at it... I dont care what the car is, Im appreciating the craftsmanship put into it. I like the manifold myself. I usually use Solder, but I decided to try out plastic and I like working with it. I can do tighter bends and more ornate designs with relative ease as long as you have the patience.


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Posted 28 December 2012 - 07:12 PM

Looking good - great work put in already.

I am one of the import fans here (or a fan of imports), so keep building and posting!