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DiscoRover007

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  • Location North Carolina
  • Full Name James Rossman

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  1. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya Ferrari 360 Spider   

    Looks good. I'm building the Modena version currently. Ill be watching closely.
  2. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Nissan R34 Z-Tune - Tamiya 1/24   

    The silver looks great. What color did you use?
  3. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Fujimi Ferrari F40LM   

    Looking good so far. What's interesting about this kit is that is does not represent an actual f40 lm at all. But if you Google search you will eventually find that this model does match an alternate f40. I think it is actually based off a street version LM prototype or perhaps just an F40 with aftermarket racing options.
  4. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic 2003 Infiniti G35 Coupe 7/7/17 Replaced photos fron Fotki   

    Here's a tip to eliminate most dust from getting out of your paint. Spray your work area with water in a spray bottle. Spray the floor, air, and inside the box or whatever you are storing the body to dry in. Wash the body itself and if you have an airbrush use compressed air at high psi to blow it off.  This has eliminated about 95% of dust from my paint jobs. I still get occasional hairs or little tiny dust specs. But nothing that can't be lightly sanded out.
  5. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya Toyota Supra: UPDATE 6/15/17   

    Alright guys just inching closer. I painted the fan shroud and added hose clamps via bmf. That sucker is a pain to mask and detail. I also added battery cables. This was done by drilling a hole in the back of the positive side and simply running thin plastic tubing into it. For the other side I had to modify the terminal by tapping into it and adding  a thinner plastic tubing. This way I could snug a PE cable piece securely.  I also repainted the battery and I'm very happy with how it turned out.  The engine bay is 99% complete. I'm just going to add some vaccum lines to top it off.
    I have also completed the interior. I added seatbelts belts and and PE brackets for the front seats. I had to cut two notches into the tub to make sure they flush with the body. I also changed out the rear buckles for a modern era design. I then did some touch ups and glued the seats in place. I couldn't find a method to adding the Supra logo to the floor mats so I went with out. It's hard to notice anyway. 
    Getting close to the finish line. 




  6. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic What are your projects either on your bench or slated for it.   

    Currently 
    Tamiya Toyota Supra 90% done
    Revell Porsche 918
    Tamiya Ferrari F50
    Fujimi Ferrari 550 Marinello
    Aoshima Lamborghini Diablo GT
  7. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya 1/24 Laferrari Shadow box Version (Picture Heavy)   

    Try and see if you can polish off that residue. I'd think a compound could take that off.
  8. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Some Fast & Furious Supra modding (Help Please)   

    If you want real accuracy the Tamiya 1/24 Supra kit is by far superior in proportion and detail. It represents the stock version of the car but they're are companies that sell the f&f body kits for the model. That would require modelling skills though. No way should that amt model be $100. That is a waste. Just my two cents.
  9. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya Toyota Supra: UPDATE 6/15/17   

    Thank you sir! Trying to keep it clean and tasteful!
  10. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya Acura NSX   

    Looks terrific
  11. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya Toyota Supra: UPDATE 6/15/17   

    Battery painted and detailed. Turbos installed. Painted model master aluminum metalizer, then masked and painted hoses with Vallejo air black. Hose clamps on bmf.

  12. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic 1963 Porsche 356 Carrera------Update! 5/22/17   

    Looking good
  13. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya Toyota Supra: UPDATE 6/15/17   

    Update. 
     
    Wow so it has been a while but I have been making small progress here and there on the kit. I finally have the glass painted to my standards after very tedious masking and brush painting. The front windshield needs another coat of future and I think she'll be good. 
    Today's update will be about the interior. Over the weekend I added seatbelts to the rear seats. The belts were cut from Tamiya masking tape with photo etch. The catches were carefully cut and sanded to shape from clear plastic glued together. I did not cut holes into the seats to fit these so instead I cut tiny pieces of Tamiya tape to give the appearance of them tucking into the seat. It is a small detail but noticeable and. Necessary to me. I prefer making the catches myself opposed to photo etch. 
    Two other details you'll notice is that I added speaker grills to the omitted kit parts. This was done by making a template with Tamiya tape then cut out on clear plastic. I then cut a small amount of material from a black nylon women's sock and then used spray adhesive to attach them together. Judging from reference photos I preferred this method over using any of the photo etch speaker grills available. I think it's a nice touch and looks relatively to scale. 
    I also made floor mats cut to shape from reference pics. They are flocked. I am still trying to think of a way to adding the Supra logo to both of them. After that I just need to add seatbelts to the front seat and do some touch up painting and she should be done. Some of the photos seem repeatative but it was hard to get good natural and capture the details of a contrasting black interior. 
    Thanks for looking.
    Here are the pictures.

  14. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Lamborghini Diable GT   

    Nice job. I am currently working on this one
  15. DiscoRover007 added a post in a topic Tamiya Acura NSX   

    Excited to watch your build. I'm probably going to hold off buying one until a PE set is released.