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da_ashman

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  • Location Auckland, New Zealand
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  1. da_ashman added a post in a topic Zombie hunter diorama   

    Thats Awesome! Great Work!!
  2. da_ashman added a post in a topic Hennessey F-150 Velociraptor   

    Hey mate, Nah Ive decided to leave it as a 2 door, which makes things heaps easier. But I am considering this for a future build.....
    2018 Velociraptor 6x6!!! Pretty cool!!!
    Ive finally finished the front bumper, going to prime it this weekend to check all the joints & then work on filling in the gaps.
    Oh I do still have the lights to do & tow hooks. Pretty happy with how its come out so far, its slightly deeper than it should be (0.5mm deeper than stock bumper) but still looks pretty good.
    Now onto the rear bumper which should hopefully be eaiser

     
  3. da_ashman added a post in a topic Cannonball 2018 Theme Poll   

    Lets not Forget Tamiyas range of inline engines. just off the top of my head.
    R32 GTR, Supra, 2000GTR, Merc SLR, Celica, Mini, Lotus 7 + heaps of others, & then theres the Revell kits that are pretty cheap, things like Honda Civics, integras, eclipse, Evo7, all come with decent engines that could easly be transplanted into any car, add a turbo or 2 & boom, faster than a V8....
    The Aftermarket offer a fair few engines too, Eightyone has a few, hobby design have a couple too.
    Cant wait for this one, I think it'll be awesome! 
  4. da_ashman added a post in a topic Cannonball 2018 Theme Poll   

    Awesome! Time to start planning, now do I go with what I've got at home or buy copious aftermarket parts that I don't currently have... decisions decisions..... 
    Spoon S2000 or Hybrid Camaro.....
  5. da_ashman added a post in a topic Mazda MX5 RF Club SE   

    Great work Mr Zoom Zoom! Looks awesome, Love the black chrome on the wheels & the colour is fantastic!!!!
  6. da_ashman added a post in a topic Aoshima Lamborghini Murciélago LP670-4 SV - PIC HEAVY!!   

    Great Choice!!! Its a great kit, everything goes together pretty well, the door fit isnt great, it has the hinges molded to the door inner which is much more secure than Aoshimas previous Aventador kit.
  7. da_ashman added a post in a topic Cannonball 2018 Theme Poll   

    I vote inliners, If you add the 5 votes for 4cyl only to the inliners votes, its a vast majority.
  8. da_ashman added a post in a topic Ferrari F40 Cannonball 2017 CBP   

    Great job! Looks amazing, love all your detail work! I def front runner for the CBP!
  9. da_ashman added a post in a topic Revell 1957 Chevy "Pops Bumblebee"   

    That is Badass!! Great Work!!!
  10. da_ashman added a post in a topic Tamiya 300zx turbo   

    Hey Mate, the Wheels i used are Aoshima SSR Professor SP3 19" wheels, Theyre pretty good, theyre molded in 1 piece tho, hard to paint 2 tone, & they come with the VIP/Stance tires that put them on an angle with enough camber, not enough to be stupid but enough to look nice...
    Link to unboxing
    https://www.google.co.nz/search?q=aoshima+wheels+ssr&safe=off&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjwmren_ZbXAhWKFpQKHbLgDfQQsAQIJg&biw=1745&bih=863#imgrc=vJ_6ygzrHl5V4M:
     
    Ash
  11. da_ashman added a post in a topic Tamiya 300zx turbo   

    Oh Man, know youve started on a Tamiya / Fujimi / Aoshima kit you'll never look back! Perfect parts fit, little flash, great detail & all those little detail things like metal emblems, mesh etc.
    Ive built 2 of the Tamiya kits, both have turned out great, never had a problem with either of them. 
    This is my 300zx convertable lowered on 19"s, such a great looking car that only needs wheels to be changed.

  12. da_ashman added a post in a topic Hennessey F-150 Velociraptor   

    Cheers guys!
    Made some more progress & its starting to look like a proper bumper now. I left it as a separate piece for as long as I could, but required gluing on last night.
    Now I need to finish the "top" of the bumper & then can start trimming away all the excess on the back






  13. da_ashman added a topic in On the Workbench: Pickups, Vans, SUVs, Light Commercial   

    Hennessey F-150 Velociraptor
    Hey Guys
    Thought I would share my latest WIP, Its only early days at this stage, got the framework for the front bumper started last night, have drawn up a template for the shape of it.
    I'm wanting to build something like this.
    It featured on an episode of Top Gear (when Top Gear was Top Gear...) Clarkson drove it up a snowy hill.
    Heres Stig drifting it around the track! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iSftD0j2zY
    I'll be using Revells Snap Kit F150, which is a really decent kit esp for the price!
    The hardest part is fabricating the front bumper, with all the flat surfaces & angles. But i;m keen to give it go.

    I havent been able to find anything close to the proper wheels, But I do have these 2, One on the left is from Scenes Unlimited & the 18" Dupond wheel is from Fujimi

    More progress soon
    Ash
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  14. da_ashman added a post in a topic Honda S2000 w/ Voltex kit - Tamiya 1/24   

    Great work, It turned out awesome!! Love the bodykit you used!!!
  15. da_ashman added a post in a topic Bumblebee - 67 Camaro   

    Finished up, under glass now. http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/126671-bumblebee-67-camaro/
    Made it just intime for the show I wanted to take it too.