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#41 BMX Addicts

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 02:56 PM

Very cool Jonathan, Is amazing how Tamiya kits look so nice right out of the box, that kit looks like is ready for primer (I could've sworn I had already posted this sentence IOI).

 

A bit of a long post since the site has been off for most of the day:

 

I have decided to change my name to either "Sander Sanderson" or "Ritchie Polisher"  :lol:  and YES my arm hurts!!!. 

 

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The very next step kind of freaked me out just by looking at it

 

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And I honestly have to say SimilR really made a mistake making these Slats in photo etch instead of regular plastic...   I know they are not properly installed but they looked "REALLY" bad!!! (PLUS they are supposed to be in the same color of the body duh!).

 

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So decided to just take them off and spent an additional 45 minutes sanding out the cyanoacrylate glue residue (I figured "anything" -even leaving a hole- would look better). 

 

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Primed it...

 

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AND Painted it...

 

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#42 martinfan5

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 03:09 PM

Ohhh, I like that blue, looking good, the P/E slats might of looked ok after they were painted, but I understand why you took them off,

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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:06 PM

Hmmmm I have a Tamiya 911 GT2 kit in the basement but it is missing the rims and tires. Cant find a set for nothing!

 

Would love to join this, anyone know where I could find some rims and tires?



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Posted 23 May 2013 - 09:18 PM

Hmmmm I have a Tamiya 911 GT2 kit in the basement but it is missing the rims and tires. Cant find a set for nothing!

 

Would love to join this, anyone know where I could find some rims and tires?

Ebay is a great a place to get wheels,  I am sure you can find something you can use,   I would search using Aoshima wheels,  Fujimi wheels, those will bring a lot of results

 

Ok, speaking of the engine, started working on it, here it is after some Alcald Aluminum
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and painted the chassis black , yes, you are seeing white, no, didnt forget to paint those areas :lol: , it says in the instruction book to paint those white,  I am trying to find pics that will confirm that, so for now
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And doing some work on the interior , not much has been done, just some black paint
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and yes, its hard to tell, but the body is in white primer, now its time to go over it and make sure there are no mold or seem lines
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:13 AM

Since the forum was having a bit of a glitch yesterday I decided to knuckle down and get some work done on this thing. Since the body is in primer at the school and I won't get painting it Calsonic blue until next Wednesday, I've plenty of time to work on making the best interior I can... Surely I should be using the long weekend to revise for my History exam but hey who cares ;)

 

It's now a rolling chassis...

 

 

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Also, this is the first time Kevlar decals have worked perfectly for me, only took over a year! Lots of set sol was used, and I've decided if you cut it into 3 sections (sides, middle),  it's far easier to do.

 

 

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So currently, I'm working on this center console.

 

 

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Also this kit came with two wheels (you can see which I'm using). If there's one thing I love to have, it's steering wheels! :)
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:14 AM

Wow Tomo, that is really looking great!

 

You are getting better and better each model you do.

 

I do enjoy seeing the progress on all of these builds.

 

Thanks for the tip Jonathan, I'll look for wheels today before work.


Edited by Kennyboy, 24 May 2013 - 02:16 AM.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:32 AM

Jonathan, the engine in alcald aluminium looks awesome....    Tomo the Nissan is coming along great (At this rate you'll have a hand full by the end of the year).    Way to go guys!!!   B)

 

Ken I have a set of wheels (No tire decals), it came off an Opel Astra...  If you want it you can have it for whatever you feel is fair.

 

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I also have a few extra kits that were left over from previous builds, they are all open box but complete and in perfect shape in case someone likes to jump into GT mode (Please feel free to PM if interested).

 

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(Sorry moderator, didn't mean for this to sound like a "for sale" offering"...  Just trying to help).


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:15 AM

Polished out....  It looks a whole lot better in person.

 

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I know is not much but the decals on this thing are kind of like in the Supra, lots of bumps and just this one took me over 15 minutes to install.  Is a bit off center and may need some more setter to get a couple little creases out  but I FINALLY DID IT!!!).

 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 11:55 AM

Meeeh....  JINXED IT!!!.

 

The next one FAILED totally  :wacko: , the setter will work only if applied once the decal is in place, if you brush some of it over the body before applying the decal they will be greatly stretched.

 

there is always tomorrow. 



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 12:42 PM

If I might be the devils advocate here, why did you need so much glue? Why not tape them in place from the top, and then a small dot of CA on a toothpick at the joint from underneath?

 

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 01:17 PM



If I might be the devils advocate here, why did you need so much glue? Why not tape them in place from the top, and then a small dot of CA on a toothpick at the joint from underneath?

 

 

Yes Rob, from a logical view it would have been common sense to do it like that, but you would certainly need "some sort of deal with the devil" to be able to hold the slat with the tweezer while having the body upside down and be able to reach that far down with a little dot of CA at the tip of the toothpick...   :P.  Keep in mind the nose is a lot wider at the bottom and the slats are supposed to be overlapping each other.

 

The excess of glue is mainly because I lack the skill but at the same time, I use Medium strength tire glue which is also CA but gives you about 10 seconds before locking...   Because of its composite, you can break it of (Or sand it) because it does not melt the plastic like Crazy Glue or similar CA glues would do.

 

 

 

 

On a separate note, right after going outside to curse in frustration, smoking a couple cigarrettes back to back and drowning a cup of coffee, I came back to my bench to deal with the problem at hand ;)

 

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I had to cut the decals in half because they are a bit longer than they need to be, but I sure feel much better now!!!


Edited by BMX Addicts, 24 May 2013 - 01:19 PM.


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:19 PM

I somehow missed this thread....can I still join???

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:04 PM

Welcome Arnold, everyone interested in joining has a full year to produce any Race Car build...  



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:22 PM

Just want to give a quick shout out to you guys that are already kicking butt on these builds.  I am watching and starting to get a little excited to get a kit picked out and get started myself.



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:37 PM

Bring it John...   Jonathan had the greatest idea of creating this thread, this site sure could use a whole lot more GT and race builds  B)



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:03 PM

I haven't forgotten about you guys.  I'm still trying to decide what I am going to stink up this build with.  I have washed a BMW, RX-7, Imprezza, 956, and NSX.  The decals on theses things scare me.  I don't think they are as complicated as Juan's, but some of them are huge and/or in multiple layers.  Yeah!



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:18 PM

Doug, yes you may, I would be happy if you did , I enjoy seeing your work ;)

John,  we are all waiting for you to join

Oscar,   dont let them decals scare you,  if you take your time, use the products that help with decal application, you will be fine,  like they say, practice makes perfect

 

I want to try and keep a list of who is building what,  I will be adding it to the OP

 

Tomo, and Juan,  nice work so far


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Posted 24 May 2013 - 07:36 PM

Thanks to Juan, I will be joining this build with a Tamiya Porsche 911 GT2

 

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Posted 25 May 2013 - 02:35 AM

Oscar, is your Impressa the Blue Rally Edition?.

 

Good stuff Ken  B)



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Posted 25 May 2013 - 08:58 AM

Oscar, is your Impressa the Blue Rally Edition?.

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