The boat looks big because it is 1:24 and the truck is made from the 454ss kit which was actually small for 1:25. The boat scales out to about 1:24. My neighbor had one and I thought it looked big too, so I compared my kit to his boat which was a longer version of the same boat.
More work on the body kit. Cut the lower half of the bumper off. Cut off the upper half of the rear skirt from the Aoshima S15 and cut it in half so as to accommodate the size and shape of the Tamiya kit. I had a fowl up during fitment, so no after shot, just this measly progress pic.
No plastic full detailed kits, but there's no shortage of diecast full detailed. Though most of them are too expensive or super inaccurate or both.
Same with another iconic supercar, the Lamborghini Miura/Jota. When they make full detailed kits of these cars, there will be no need for any other kits to be produced, ever again because these are the COOLEST cars in the world.
SR20det in progress. It's been Back burnered for a long time. I recently brought back out for my S13 group project. All scratch built using styrene, putty and random shapes made from different things. Not 100% correct, but a LOT better than the Aoshima lump.
I have three more for you then I'll call it an evening. Wheels are sorted out ready for finish work and aero kit is being fit to the body. The majority of the body kit is being used from the Aoshima Kie Office S15 with a LOT of fitment corrections. So much for clean daily driver. Lol. This is how all my builds go. I know I am in the zone when they start to take off on their own like this.
thank you all for the interest and encouragement. This is a good therapeutic build for me.
Little by little, I am chiseling away at this. I have one front and one rear wheel done, though I have to narrow the front tires to fit the rim properly. I included the original wheel for comparison. I have to strip the chrome from everything and it will be receiving alclad chrome on the lips, possibly the center's as well. We shall see.
So, I am focusing on the 180sx hatch at the moment. I have some seats, brakes, intercooler and wheels. The white parts and the wheel lips are pieces that I have made resin copies of modified parts from other kits, or just copied for personal use.
I used Smooth On products for casting and mold making. It's inexpensive and WAY better than Alumilite from Hobby Lobby.
I have some clean up to do as my mold making isn't the best at the moment, but they clean up easily and make great parts. The wheels are from a Revellogram Civic, cut the lip off and used my resin pieces for a deeper more exotic 3piece look. The tires are Pegasus's. I hope I can find some tires a slightly larger as these look way too thin for 17" wheels.