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Jordan White

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1/16 Trans Am Dual Build (1980 & 1987) WIP

20 January 2015 - 12:16 PM

Alright, this build will be a dual build with two generations of the Pontiac Trans Am in 1/16 scale. The first build is MPC's 1980 Pontiac Turbo Blackbird kit, and the second is Revell's 1987 Pontiac Trans Am GTA.


I'm going to make them be built as close to each other as possible, while at the same time being factory stock (minus assembly line markings). So both will be metallic maroon exterior (Montreux Maroon for the 1980, Flame Red Metallic for the 1987), both tan interior, and both with gold spoked wheels. Of course the drivetrains will be different, but both V8s with automatic transmission. The '80 will be the Turbo 301 with the TH350, and the '87 will be the TPI 350 with the 700R4.


One thing I did notice is even though the 1:1 cars have similar dimensions, the kits are somewhat different sized. Using the wheelbase for comparison, the '80 appears to be almost spot on while the '87 is slightly smaller (even though the instructions say that Revell used blueprints furnished by Pontiac). Of course, once built, I think the difference will be less noticeable.


The one thing I will have to do is have some transmissions 3D printed, since both come with incorrect T-10 style 4-speed transmissions.

1/12 1996 Mini Cooper Classic Sport WIP

12 January 2015 - 06:39 PM

This build is of a 1996 Mini Cooper with the Sport package, using Tamiya's 1/12 scale kit. The Sport package was mainly visual, with wider body colored flares, wider 13x7 wheels on larger tires, and most are seen with 4 driving lamps rather than 2.


The kit itself is fairly basic, with only an opening hood and steerable front wheels, but comes with a fair amount of detail nonetheless. It is also molded very well and has good proportions (from what I can tell.) I will be building it mostly stock, with only a few extras (aftermarket intake and exhaust for sure) and working headlights and running lights.


If you're not sure what the Sport model looks like, here's an example. Mine will be a dark green metallic, rather than the black in this picture.


1/16 1984 Lamborghini Countach LP500S WIP

19 November 2014 - 01:49 PM

The kit I'm using is the Fujimi 1/16 LP500S "Enthusiast kit". Of course, I didn't notice until I opened it that it actually represents the '78-79 Series One LP400S, based on the wheels and smaller wheel flares. I prefer the looks of the early 80's version, so I'm going to modify the wheels and create new fender flares to make it more like the 1982-1984 LP500S version. Colorwise, it will be the very-80's triple white scheme, with white wheels, exterior, and interior.


The kit I'm starting with:


Aoshima Mitsubishi Pajero 2dr rerelease, *Pics in post 12!*

12 November 2014 - 11:53 AM

Looks like they may be doing another run of the 2dr Pajero kit, and it should be out in Japan by the end of the year.

I might pick one up to go with my Tamiya kit, since it appears to have similar exterior options.

1/25 AMT '72 Chevy Blazer Crew Chief

02 October 2014 - 01:03 PM

Looks like Round 2 will be bringing out the old AMT/MPC 1972 Blazer kit sometime in January (pic from Ihobby announcement thread), and it will be the Crew Chief version (always wondered why the hard hats and toolbox were in the Model King release :P ). 



The kit certainly isn't the greatest in terms of molding, but it is a fun kit to build.