conor1148

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  1. conor1148 added a post in a topic Lamborghini diablo race car   

    next up came the boot. here it is with the creases highlighted for my terrible eyesight. it didnt help. i still ended up marring up the surface of the boot lid a little, but fitment straight after cutting it up was fantastic so i'll take what I can get.



    cut cut cut cut



    that's what I'm talking about!



    last thing i began working on was starting to cut off the last piece above the grill on the rear end. here it is all together, it'll be a bit before i can finish ripping it off.



    I really need any tips you guys want to toss at me for getting those door lines smoothed up, thanks!


    also- sorry for slow progress. I'm a pretty busy guy doing my best!
  2. conor1148 added a post in a topic Lamborghini diablo race car   


    It's the monogram one! heres a picture of the box (credit google-im in class now). As Deathgoblin above has said, it's a quality kit. $17 for a kit that fits well enough to be put together with no glue earns major points for me.





    In other news, im planning to get the two halves of the engine permanently glued together tonight so i can fix the seams and maybe the transaxle. We'll see what my energy and beer consumption tonight allows me to do.
  3. conor1148 added a post in a topic Lamborghini diablo race car   

    hi again. thanks for the interest.

    worked a little on getting the engine fitting together better, so far so good. The fitment between the two engine blocks is the only fitment problem ive found in the kit so far after i dry fitted together most of the model. Otherwise straight out of the box this kit could just about be fully assembled with no glue.

    Because of the way all the pieces of the engine assemble, I'm going to pretty much leave it alone. I may however add detail to the differential/driveshaft that are so well packaged into the engine that you can barely see it. Its such a unique feature of the real car i feel i should try to represent it a bit better. The "halfshafts" which are really just one shaft running through the very low detail differential (see pictures below) bother me a lot. this will probably be the last thing i do because i really don't know where to begin. May also consider a straight pipe exhaust to replace the original for when I modify the rear bumper and the stockers dont fit.






    I did a little work on the body and doors today. I'll have to add material back in some areas for sure, but considering this is only my second door job im happy. SORRY for the dark pics





    I'll try to get more done tonight and get more uploaded.
  4. conor1148 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Lamborghini diablo race car
    I was at the hobby store looking for styrene for a project for school when i found this kit. being that the diablo is my dream car (2001 roadster in purple to be exact) i decided to swoop it up without thinking twice. I got it home and dry fitted everything then sort of forgot about it. ive lately wanted to work on it so here is my ideas and my progress.


    What i want is a scratch built tube frame based off the interior tub given with the kit. All custom suspension with poseable steering and fully opening doors (and maybe front boot if im feeling frisky). its a big project but i have plenty of time to do it. it will have a custom spoiler or spoiler delete, with Diablo GTR styling wherever i can. its a big task and i should have probably spent all this work on a better model but im happy.


    this is it dry fitted on corvette wheels. Ill be using corvette wheels with the final build but itll be a different style (see below)



    here is after both the doors had just been cut out. dont mind rough edges. these are also the wheels i will be using currently.




    id love any input from other builders on my progress.
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  5. conor1148 added a post in a topic Tamiya Toyota supra... a little different   

    awesome, i love those engines, ive used two of them.

    great little fun engine to play around with.
  6. conor1148 added a post in a topic '93 Mustang Pro Street   

    i did the same exact thing as this (same donor car) with my latemodel gt500 and a blown chevy small block,


    nice little donor cars eh?
  7. conor1148 added a post in a topic Porsche Gt3   

    nice!

    i smell another porsche lover?
    im working on my porsche carrera gt
  8. conor1148 added a post in a topic way gone mustang   

    07 was the first year the shelby was made in the S197 mustang, not 05, sorry couldnt resist


    looks like a cool idea though.
  9. conor1148 added a post in a topic way gone mustang   

    07 was the first year the shelby was made in the S197 mustang, not 05, sorry couldnt resist


    looks like a cool idea though.
  10. conor1148 added a post in a topic Batmobile Build off   

    i like the idea, it sounds really neat.


    even if there is no real competition ill still do one after i finish my Porsche carrera gt i got for my birthday
  11. conor1148 added a post in a topic Batmobile Build off   

    im slightly confused, are we building an old style bat mobile or a new style batmobile?


    id be interested in doing a new style one, out of maybe a heavily armored lambo or something. or maybe a mustang. i dunno.
  12. conor1148 added a post in a topic custom new beetle/and big brother   

    very nice!
    very unique, i like it alot.
  13. conor1148 added a post in a topic ferrari enzo...MORE PICS!   

    nice and clean!

    looks like the revell kit? if so watch out for the rear suspension, it was a pain in the butt for me.
  14. conor1148 added a post in a topic 06 Mustang GT   

    neat! i love building these, so many possibilities!
  15. conor1148 added a post in a topic 1940 Ford Delivery hotrod   

    that looks great, i really like the color choice of the wheels and body. the front/engine has just enough shiny stuff to be tasteful without being overdone


    great job!