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conor1148

Member Since 09 Jun 2008
Offline Last Active Feb 01 2013 10:38 AM
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In Topic: Lamborghini diablo race car

04 November 2012 - 12:48 PM

next up came the boot. here it is with the creases highlighted for my terrible eyesight. it didnt help. i still ended up marring up the surface of the boot lid a little, but fitment straight after cutting it up was fantastic so i'll take what I can get.

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cut cut cut cut

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that's what I'm talking about!

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last thing i began working on was starting to cut off the last piece above the grill on the rear end. here it is all together, it'll be a bit before i can finish ripping it off.

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I really need any tips you guys want to toss at me for getting those door lines smoothed up, thanks!


also- sorry for slow progress. I'm a pretty busy guy doing my best!

In Topic: Lamborghini diablo race car

31 October 2012 - 01:04 PM

Hey Conor, great build so far..What kit is this one?...Revell?


Simón P. Rivera Torres


It's the monogram one! heres a picture of the box (credit google-im in class now). As Deathgoblin above has said, it's a quality kit. $17 for a kit that fits well enough to be put together with no glue earns major points for me.

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In other news, im planning to get the two halves of the engine permanently glued together tonight so i can fix the seams and maybe the transaxle. We'll see what my energy and beer consumption tonight allows me to do.

In Topic: Lamborghini diablo race car

29 October 2012 - 05:34 PM

hi again. thanks for the interest.

worked a little on getting the engine fitting together better, so far so good. The fitment between the two engine blocks is the only fitment problem ive found in the kit so far after i dry fitted together most of the model. Otherwise straight out of the box this kit could just about be fully assembled with no glue.

Because of the way all the pieces of the engine assemble, I'm going to pretty much leave it alone. I may however add detail to the differential/driveshaft that are so well packaged into the engine that you can barely see it. Its such a unique feature of the real car i feel i should try to represent it a bit better. The "halfshafts" which are really just one shaft running through the very low detail differential (see pictures below) bother me a lot. this will probably be the last thing i do because i really don't know where to begin. May also consider a straight pipe exhaust to replace the original for when I modify the rear bumper and the stockers dont fit.

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I did a little work on the body and doors today. I'll have to add material back in some areas for sure, but considering this is only my second door job im happy. SORRY for the dark pics

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I'll try to get more done tonight and get more uploaded.