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#21 Shelby 427 1965

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 11:53 AM

Well I'll post the first WIP, since this has started. :P

 

It's not much but it's something! My first time doing tire decals too. Took a few attempts, thankfully I had spares.

 

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 12:22 PM

You are off to a good start,  I hate using the transfer that come with the Tamiya kits, they are such a pain in the rear end, I will be joining you guys soon,  I am still trying to find me a Minolta kit to start with, I am doing a Le Mans build for another forum



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 02:42 PM

Jonathan i guess i will join this if that is cool just have to go thru my kits to find one that i want to build

most of my GT cars were geard more american muscle but i have a slew of Skylines

 

 

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 04:10 PM

Great job on the car Tomo.

 

My stuff should be here any day now...  Come on guys, let's see those working tables in action.



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Posted 18 May 2013 - 08:56 PM

Jonathan i guess i will join this if that is cool just have to go thru my kits to find one that i want to build

most of my GT car were geard more mamerican muscle but i have a slew of Skylines

 

 

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As long as they are race cars, it does not matter what make they are, GT cars are you thinking about ?



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 09:31 AM

Look who just showed up....   :wub:   

 

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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:21 AM

Wow, nice,  two huh?,  when one is not enough :lol:

 

I got my shipping notice for my Minolta kit, so I am guessing by the end of the week,  what I have planned for after the Minolta build will be the Pennzoil R34 GTR kit.



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:34 AM

I'm sure SimilR loves you right now Juan! :P

 

Jonathan, that gives me an idea... As a group we could work together and build all the JGTC Skylines! Just a thought. 



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 10:45 AM

:lol:  Jonathan  :lol:    It was an extra expense, but always have to get two (Something gets ruined for sure)...   These were nearly half price compared to all the other sellers (That is why I had to jump on them).

 

AND if you guys like group modeling I'm pretty sure one of my future builds is the Xanavi Nismo GTR.

 

The Simil R kit is extremely basic, the one thing I dont like is the body being a two part.

 

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 09:53 AM

Wheels and brakes finished. Been painting various other parts and putting on basecoats but this is all that's worth sharing for now.

 

 

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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:10 PM

Very good Tomo. 

 

I meant to ask if you want me to send photos (Like we did with the Red Toyota) for this particular model....  May be too late? 



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 05:43 AM

Change of plans over here...

 

Did some sanding and fitting to the Pescarolo but the kit will require the use of putty on several body parts to make them fit correctly (The body is made out of nine different parts to make a unibody and only two of them align correctly); never been able to use the putty successfully (Maybe I just dont know how to use it), so I'm still debating if I should go back to the original plan of building the NSX (Which seems to have the same decal issue of the Supra), or just skip these and move onto something a bit less complicated...  Suggestions?



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:08 AM

Juan, you and I are in same boat. My confidence level has gone WAY down after simple 911 kicked my butt.  I have several Tamiya kits I'm thinking about. Looking at Mobil 1 NSX, Canon 956, and WRX Rally of Britain cars. May be easy way out on several of them since they don't need much if any body paint; all are molded in the color they are to be painted.  There are some niggling details, and a metric ton of decals to appy to get them to look good.  I've also got Revell Texaco Porsche GT1 that I have body in paint but nothing else done.  

Back to your question. What do you have in your stash?  An easier to decal Supra?  That JTCC NSX?



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:18 AM

My minolta kit arrived, now I can get started here

 

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 11:24 AM

Jonathan, email me on this.



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:43 PM

Juan - the pics would be great, thanks! :)



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 12:52 PM

 

Back to your question. What do you have in your stash?  An easier to decal Supra?  That JTCC NSX?

 

I don't have any GT cars complete in my stash other than the two NSX kits, but I have read in other forums and the decals are a major deal!!! (For my skill level at least)...

 

The SimilR kit is extremely basic, it would probably take me a week to complete "IF" proper doses of caffeine are provided IOI...  But the fact that there are so many small pieces to attach at level with the main body (That dont seem to fit or at least match) makes me feel like I will end up ruining them both.   So I rather wait for a near future when I have gotten potty trained.

 

Don't get discouraged Oscar, it may be true some cars are more difficult than others, but at the end of the day, is a necessary process to learn the required skill no? 

 

 

 

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Jonathan this is A W E S O M E  ! ! ! ! ! 

 

 

Juan - the pics would be great, thanks! :)

 

Tomo, I will take some photos tomorrow and PM them to you.


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:00 PM

 

 

 

Don't get discouraged Oscar, it may be true some cars are more difficult than others, but at the end of the day, is a necessary process to learn the required skill no? 

 

The problem was it was a simple kit.  Not more than 50 parts.  I think it was more so trying to smoothly paint the exterior trim than anything else. I'l  figure something out.

 

 

 

 



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Posted 22 May 2013 - 01:23 PM

:P  Oscar  :P ...   Sounds like the Renault 5 Turbo experience.

 

This is as close as I could get it to fit...   Is heavy on glue and not sanded yet; I spent a few days dreaming about this car, the least I can do now is try no? 

 

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Will let it dry overnight and get on the pads tomorrow


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Posted 22 May 2013 - 05:30 PM

Yes, go for it,  you never know tell you try, whats the worse that can happen?,  you have two, so use one to practice on?

 

I took the plastic wrap of the Minolta box, and opened it up, I thought that was a good start :lol: ,  nothing show, have not started yet, but took a few pics of the body

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