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  1. Wheel ID! Please help!

    they look to be wheels from a Group C race car. Perhaps they are from the Tamiya toyota 88CV Taka Q kit, given the yellow plastic underneath. I havent built this kit though, so someone else might be able to confirm.
  2. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    Oh really? that would be a really cool build. If you do happen to go that route, i would be interested in the decals, assuming I cant fix the ones i have.
  3. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    Thanks Dann. I'm really excited to keep building this!
  4. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    Hi All, Im back at it with this kit. I took a break from it shortly after starting, to do some less intimidating kits. Today, I did a lot of the engine bay parts. I am really glad i bought the detail up set, as the added details are amazing, and very satisfying to build. I started with the transmission/oil coolers, suspension brace and brakes, which are built up as layers of PE pieces. I have done brakes like this in the past, but this one was by far the easiest. Unfortunately, while i was trying to colour/paint the oil cooler's AN fittings, i lost one, so will have to wait for some more to be delivered later in the week. The engine is slowly coming together, and am very happy with how it looks. Thanks for looking Nathan
  5. Tamiya R34 Z-tune

    I feel your pain. Literally the same thing happened to me with the exact same kit. I wonder perhaps (could be a coincidence) but it could be an actual bad batch of PS plastic from Tamiya that reacts badly to hotter automotive paints. I was using Automotive primer and topcoat colour and had the exact same thing happen. the paint forms a ring-like pattern from one point and spreads. It was really annoying, cause even after clear coat and wet sanding and polishing it didn't come out, even though the clear coat was perfectly level. here are a couple pics of mine.
  6. RX7 3 kit combo

    Hi All, I finished this kit over the weekend, after several weeks, of slow progress. I am really pleased with how it came out. The body is from the Aoshima RX7 Spirit R kit, engine and chassis are from the tamiya kit, and the aero bits are from a fujimi kit. I discovered along the way that even though they are all the same car, and scale, each brand has modeled the car slightly differently, and so not all the parts played together all that nicely. A lot of filling and sanding had to happen to the bonnet, and chassis to make it work with the aoshima body. I didnt get around to doing a WIP on this build, Thanks for looking Nathan
  7. Sauber-Mercedes C9 # 61 1989 Le Mans

    yes, certainly the engine bay and interior are very detailed.
  8. Hi All, 2 weeks ago, I was at a local Hobby swap meet. I came across this little beauty and swooped on it. The kit was 30AUD which is about the asking price for a basic Brand new tamiya kit. I was stoked to get such a rare, complete kit for such a price. This, and the Mazda 787B, are my all time favorite race cars. There is something about the boxy late 80's - 90's styling that i really love. When i got home i went online and bought the Hobby Design PE kit too. The kit is complete, with all parts still inside their plastic bags. Looking at the instructions, you can tell the age of this kit, as the white paper has gone yellow, as have the decals unfortunately. I am hoping that they can still be used. The carrier film has a slight yellow tone to it too. I havent had much luck in finding this livery online, the only one i have found is 50USD. I have some Microscale Liquid decal film, which is meant to restore old decals, so ill give that a shot first, before i go and buy some new decals. I am planning on detailing this kit as much as possible, and will be building it to the #61 car which finished 2nd in the 1989 race (I prefer the bright orange accents, over the yellow which was on the winning #63 car). Thanks for looking, I'll hopefully have some build updates soon Nathan
  9. Outlaw Porsche 964 build

    Im not aware of them being available in 5 lug. I have found 15" superlites (look pretty much the same as watanbes) by scale productions with 5 lugs https://www.scaleproduction.de/product_info.php?info=p1951_15--minilite--p-------.html
  10. Nissan skyline GTR R34 Z-Tune

    Thanks all for the comments. Yeah its one of my favourites. I also love the Milenium jade that the standard R34 GTR comes in. Minght have to do that at some point too...
  11. Outlaw Porsche 964 build

    Nice build so far. I like the colour What wheels are you planing on using? I did a similar build last year and used these wheels https://www.scaleproduction.de/product_info.php?info=p2201_16--fifteen52-outlaw001.html
  12. Nissan skyline GTR R34 Z-Tune

    Hi All, I just completed my latest build, of the Nissan skyline GTR R34 Z-Tune by Tamiya. I first attempted this kit about 8 years ago and stiffed it up completely, so i really wanted to do it again properly. you can check out my WIP here: Now for the pretty pictures Thanks for looking Nathan
  13. Nissan skyline GTR R34 Z-Tune

    Hi All, This is my final update on this kit. I kinda got in the swing of things, and just smashed out the rest of the kit and didnt really take any photos. (not that there was a great deal of the kit left to do) The clear windows we masked up using the supplied window masking stickers Then I Masked off and painted the window frames of the body, as well as the front lip spoiler/splitter. the only other bits to go were the lights, and other small pieces on the body. Behold, the completed model. Thanks for looking Nathan
  14. Nissan skyline GTR R34 Z-Tune

    Hi All, I have just completed the interior. The real car has a black leather, and red alcantara inserts. Personally im not a huge fan of this colour break up, but i will do it anyway. To acheive the red alcantara, i first primed the plastic with tamiya White primer, then hit it with tamiya bright red, then finally with some flat clear (i dont have any flat red paint...) once this had dried, i masked off those sections and went over the rest of the pieces with semi gloss black. included in the PE set for this kit, are some carpet floor mats. ive never seen this in a kit before, its a nice touch. Becasue of this, i only had to flock the rear parcel shelf. A few decals were applied for the gauges, centre screen, seats and the steering wheel. Thanks for looking Nathan
  15. Nissan skyline GTR R34 Z-Tune

    Thanks, yeah i thought it might have been too. I had it on the slowest possible setting and used very light pressure. I wasnt using the dremel brand polishing bits because they are far to hard. I bought some soft woollen generic bits off ebay.