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nickyfzr

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  • Location New Jersey
  • Full Name Nicolas Toppi

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  1. nickyfzr added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1/12 Tamiya 312T
    My 1/12 scale Tamiya 312T so far. Purchased the SMS photo etch set. Scratch built the steering rack.
     







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  2. nickyfzr added a post in a topic 1968 Corvette   

    That looks freakin cool. Great imagination. I could see a mid mounted turbo 4 banger in there.
  3. nickyfzr added a post in a topic Tamiya 1/12 Scale McLaren MP4/6.   

    Almost finished with this build. Thought I'd post some pics and video link of the rain light I installed. I drilled out the light and used the Top Studio photo etch mounting bracket which is very accurate to the actual car. Lined the inside of the light with BMF and installed a blinking red LED. Right side pod house's the 3032 battery and micro switch. Battery holder has enough slack so that it can be pulled out of the side pod to replace the battery. Only issue is the cowling has to be removed to turn the light on and off. 
     

     


    Video of working rain light:
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  4. nickyfzr added a post in a topic Tamiya 1/12 Scale McLaren MP4/6.   

    Installed the left side radiator. To me the radiators are the hardest part of this build. I had to paint them with the Alclad Polished Aluminum twice. I was afraid I made a mistake by cutting out the plastic radiator grills to replace them with Fine Molds AE-15 Metal Mesh #12 Radiator Patterns but there was no going back once I did. I tried installing the patterns after I shot the polished aluminum but I ended up messing up the polished look. I had to go back down to primer then install the radiator patterns and mask them off and re spray the gloss black and polished aluminum. The cooling duct was made by tightly wrapping .35mm wire around a piece of the kits black rubber tubing then wrapping it in a long piece of foil from the kit. Then I rubbed down the foil to let the wire wrapping show.
     

     
     
  5. nickyfzr added a post in a topic Can we see some scratchbuilt things?   

    Scratch built this steering rack for my 1/12 scale MP4/6 build. Used aluminum and brass tubing. Filed the pieces and soldered together. Actually this is the first thing I ever scratch built.



    Made the junction block that is on the right side of the MP4/6 monocoque. I used some left over resin pieces from the Top Studio detail sets that I cut to size and glued together and a spare piece of PE cut to shape on top of the main block. The rest are RBmotion and Top Studio pieces.

    Not much and not as intense as some of the other tings here but its a start.
     
  6. nickyfzr added a post in a topic Lamborghini veneno   

    Looking good. Looks like its going to be a really cool build. I haven't tried anything detailed like that in that scale. I have a hard enough time with 1/12 scale builds. Keep up the good work. Looking forward to seeing this build progress.
  7. nickyfzr added a post in a topic 1971 Pinto Wagon Street Freak Showcar - Done!! 4-18   

    .What a cool build. I love the scratch building and how clean your work is. This is gonna be one sweet pinto. Looking forward to seeing it completed.
  8. nickyfzr added a post in a topic Tamiya 1/12 Scale McLaren MP4/6.   

    Some recent shots of my progress.
     
     
     



     

  9. nickyfzr added a post in a topic Tamiya 1/12 Scale McLaren MP4/6.   

    Another with the assemblies mocked up.
     

  10. nickyfzr added a post in a topic Tamiya 1/12 Scale McLaren MP4/6.   

    Some more progress shots.
    The headers:
    AssembledPrimedAlclad Gloss BlackAlclad ChromeAlclad Heat Treatment




  11. nickyfzr added a post in a topic Tamiya 1/12 Scale McLaren MP4/6.   

    A few more shots. Sorry for the delay.
     
     
     

     

     

     

     

  12. nickyfzr added a post in a topic 1/12 scale Tamiya FW14B.   

    Not sure if this will work but this is a video of the posi rear in my FW14B:
     
     
    "https://www.youtube.com/embed/zOAn5X_73ho"
  13. nickyfzr added a post in a topic 1/12 scale Tamiya FW14B.   

    Thank you for the compliments. Another shot that I really like.
     

  14. nickyfzr added a topic in Big Boyz   

    1/12 scale Tamiya FW14B.
    Hello everyone.
    This is my Williams FW14B completed last year. The build was posted in the On The Workbench category but I never posted the finished model here which is where it should be. It took about 8 months to complete and it was the first large scale detailed build I did. Aftermarket parts were mostly from Thunder Valley, RB Motion, and SMS for the carbon fiber decals. I really learned a lot from this build and am currently working on the 1/12 Tamiya MP4/6.
     








     
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  15. nickyfzr added a post in a topic Tamiya 1/12 Scale McLaren MP4/6.   

    A few pictures of some completed parts. The side cover for the transmission is safety wired.