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relaxednoma

Member Since 05 Oct 2012
Offline Last Active Feb 01 2013 02:13 AM
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Topics I've Started

Quick Build - Tamiya 300zx

17 December 2012 - 03:04 AM

Picked up this 300zx awhile back off eBay for stupid cheap, and decided to take a breather from the truck builds and actually finish at least one for 2012. 

Got most of the paint laid over the weekend. Color is Root Beer from Testors One Shot along with their clear as well. Letting it cure for a few days before I polish it out. 

Wheels are Mr. Model. 

This was as of last night. Determining the stance (has to be low) so this is how it'll sit. 

 

More after tonight. 

 

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Test N Tune Drag Dart

28 November 2012 - 07:05 AM

After collecting several kits and random items from storage, I came accross one of my older builds. The Dart. (67 or 68?)

Built as something that would be seen at the local track, it got a shot of gray primer and a flat black hood.

First car I ever put anything aftermarket on (oh man! air cleaner! lol) and swapped on a set of wheels from ??? I forget lol.

i'll like to "finish" it someday with a firewall, and a front bumper, headers and such, maybe even a new motor. But rather than keep making progress little by little on several builds...I I figured I'd take a good 2 or 3 and run for the hills.


Keep in mind, this is circa 1998 or 1999 IIRC.


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Bodied LUV

26 November 2012 - 03:05 AM

So while searching the land of eBay, I came upon this already built LUV. While "built" i could tell it would be a great one that I wouldn't feel terrible about tearing apart.

Attached are 2 pics from a current eBay auction for an open box kit of the Monogram Chevy LUV Stepsider kit.


Here's the pics of mine as i received it and the direction I'm going with it. I would luv (LOL) to score a fleetside bed however.

I've since stripped the paint and pulled the glass along with detached the rear fenders as well.

Out of the box. left front suspension set back in place. boy this thing is high
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wheel change to 14 inch steelies, front down a bit.
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Disassembled from chassis. how it will sit on the rollers
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2nd Gen S10 "Doored"

26 October 2012 - 02:26 AM

In an effort to keep the projects "seperate" I figured I'd slowly create a thread on each as I made progress.


So in the 1:1 world, there are many trucks that are laid out with air suspension or hydro's, some that lay the rocker (called "bodied" for slang usually) and some that are even cut to the point where the rocker is cut off and the bottom of the door is "capped" this is considered "doored" for slang.

This one is somewhat still up in the air at the moment, but I picked up a set of scale steelies from Aoshima (for me the wheels are the mainstay of the builds to get the ball rolling.)

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Now previously I had set my sights on using a set of the scale racing hart c5's from a HiLux kit, may still go that route, but would be stripping the chrome i think.
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Motor wise for this one I have a resin 10-71 and a shotgun scoop that I may utilize just so it has that "oh my" factor lol

'55 Chevy Truck

16 October 2012 - 04:52 AM

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