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#1 o-man

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:33 AM

Haven't seen many of these done on any of the forums I surf. Not much done other than wash parts and glue on rocker panels. Surprising that it has REAL suspension springs. Decent details; left and right hand drive dashes. Reminds me of a Tamiya model. Did read something about bad dash fit causing body not to sit correctly; we'll see. Somewhat leaning towards a metallic Gunmetal with black and brown interior and brown top vs. ubiquitous red. I am very open to suggestions for color other than Sublime Green Mike! Also thinking about aftermarket wheels from pictures below.

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 04:54 AM

It looks like this even has an engine ... cool!

 

Will be watching ...



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 06:28 AM

Oh c'mon Oscar, it'll look awesome in Sublime Green and you know it!  :P

 

Go with the white rims, no matter what color you pick, they'll look good on it!



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 09:16 AM

I hope you use the wheels on the right.  :D



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Posted 31 August 2013 - 02:24 PM

Made some headway this afternoon.
Body in primer.
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Chassis in body color, still needs details for heat shield.
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Body painted with top to show color contrast and with different wheels. Paint may have too much "flake" in it. Krylon Gunmetal metallic. Leaning towards the second set of wheels, but with spokes painted silver. Opinions welcomed.
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Posted 01 September 2013 - 04:12 AM

Very nice Mazda Miata MX-5 NB. The body colour/soft top colour go well together. As the car was designed to be as light-weight as possible, the appearance of the ten spoke wheels best match that thinking in my opinion. It looks like the six spoke whites are larger in diameter and to me don't suit the car as well. I will enjoy following this one. Thanks for posting.



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 04:25 AM

That is some serious metal flake going on LOL  ...looking good!!



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:20 AM

A little update. Tried something I read about in tips and tricks forum about using dull clear to knock down some of the flake. Not sure it made a difference.
Body after two Krylon flat clear coats.
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Body after 3=4 coats Krylon acrylic clear gloss.
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Same body, no polish outside. Its plenty shiny to my eye.
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"engine" and accessories in place in bay.
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Chassis started.
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A shot of one suspension corner to show the real spring.
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More progress on chassis and finished. Had to enlarge most of the holes for shields, otherwise fit has been very good.
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Last picture of started interior and engine bay sitting on chassis.
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Might have this finished tonight but definitely by tomorrow. Need to install gauge decals, finish interior and see how body fits to chassis. Thanks for looking.



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Posted 05 September 2013 - 03:17 AM

Very small update on this. Taking FOREVER to put together fiddly head and tail light units. Directions show putting clear lens behind bumper, but there is no way that I could figure out how. So, I put main cluster in and then clear on outside of bumper. Still have to work on one of the clear tail light lens.

Headlights. There are three separate "lens" that fit in there. Put a blue dot in one of the headlights to simulate HID. Wasn't sure it would show up, but apparently it did.
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Had to modify tail lights due to fact they were supposed to be mounted before bumper install; oops. Tried to paint outer portion black to cut down on chrome. Also used an orange Sharpie to simulate turn lens. Can also see third brake light and hardtop mounts installed in a couple of the pictures.
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Posted 09 September 2013 - 01:24 PM

Got a little more done on this. I had read there was some type of interference with the interior and body. Well I trimmed the dash back and left off the huge windshield header. Still have some issue that makes front of body sit high and that also causes front fascia not to sit correctly. May be time for some super glue and some clamps. Painted center of wheels Tamiya Metallic Gray. Applied a few of the Mazda decals. Still have to install side mirrors and then I think it will be finished.

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