zak78

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About zak78

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  • Birthday 01/06/1978

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  • Scale I Build 1:24/1:25

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  • Location York, PA, USA
  • Full Name Nick

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  1. zak78 added a post in a topic Clearly Scale?   

    As Clearly Scale's US dist, I'm eager to see the company grow. There's a ridonkulous amount of cool stuff on the horizon . Jeremy is both a straightforward businessman and an extremely-skilled, oldschool craftsman who doesn't need modern technology to make truly-accurate engines and complete models from scratch. He has the rare gift of being able to execute his dreams straight away, which means our "what-ifs" become eye-popping prototypes in no time.  
    When packaging this stuff for customers, I'm always struck by how carefully it's molded and finished. Believe me when I say there isn't a single component that hasn't been scrutinized before packaging. 
    Nick 
  2. zak78 added a post in a topic Flashback: AMT Scirocco   

    A friend of mine, Jeremy (aka Clearly Scale, the guy who did the Vector on another forum) is working on a redo of this, with better-fitting parts, and provisions for interchangeability of an 8v, 16v, and VR6 (all of which he's working on, in some state of progress). It should be here sometime this year. He's at:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clearly-Scale/381978565229192
  3. zak78 added a post in a topic Scratching out a body kit for Revell 79 Z28 Camaro 3-n-1/Streetburner   

    Hey Ray,

    What sort of body kit do you want to build? The most difficult part by far is the rear valance. Everything can be made with a combination of sheet styrene and putty though. Buy some 0.10 thickness styrene sheet and some Tamiya 2-part putty. Milliput will work too. You want 2-part putty because single part putty will shrink.
  4. zak78 added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    External Wastegate--Any ideas?
    I'm doing a project with a couple of big turbos which need external wastegates... but I don't know how to even start to make one. If you have any ideas, please lemme know!

    Nick
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  5. zak78 added a post in a topic Just wondering about Tamiya spray paint?   


    Same here. It's really "hot" paint but its fast-drying properties are really forgiving when it comes to wetcoats. It's great stuff, and the only stuff I use. Spray your first mist coat of clear into the last wetcoat of color, before it sets up, and you can easily finish the whole paintjob in a day.
  6. zak78 added a post in a topic Procharged Corvette Z06 - updated 4/10 Finished!   

    Above and beyond what's awesome

    Do you sell the resin sleeves?
  7. zak78 added a post in a topic Countach LP500s rebuild   


    I'll give you a kit, if you want one to work from. PM me




    Thanks everyone!

    And yes, I have done that.
  8. zak78 added a post in a topic Countach LP500s rebuild   


    Now that's interesting! What happened to the front flares?

    My plan for the "missing lights" was to install them :b


  9. zak78 added a post in a topic Fujimi Porsche 911   

    My jaw just hit the floor . That's awesome, man. I have a Koenig 928...I'd been looking for this kit as well. Beautiful job so far! Are those 17" BBS with P-Zeros? I
  10. zak78 added a post in a topic Dreaming of a model?   


    This happens to me too. I get totally wrapped up in what I'm doing and can't get to bed or to sleep. A lot of times I'll lay there thinking about what has to happen next, or I'll wake up thinking about it and have to jot down what I need to do. I also have dreams about finding "holy grail" kits.

    And then I dream of the other kind of models too
  11. zak78 added a post in a topic Countach LP500s rebuild   

    Thanks guys More to come, as soon as I get a few hours away from my job.
  12. zak78 added a post in a topic Countach LP500s rebuild   

    Thanks for the complimentos

    Some dry fit pics, just to give you an idea:







    Wheels looked too bright and "plastic," so I toned them down with detail:


  13. zak78 added a post in a topic Countach LP500s rebuild   

    I started with this







    Here's the interior so far, minus pedals, door-panel shelf, and window cranks:

    Homemade instrument cluster made from styrene, using clear plastic gauges from Model Car Garage. Head unit and steering wheel are Aoshima pieces. Badge is MSM creation. Harnesses are F1 pieces made by Scale Motorsport. Shifter is a straight pin with a craft bead impaled on the top. Signal indicator is another straight pin, stabbed straight into the steering column













  14. zak78 added a post in a topic Stanced 575   

    Stanced exotics make me happy
  15. zak78 added a post in a topic 70's Custom Van   


    I kind of see "transforms into a giant robot"

    Anyway, I love the combination of shapes. I've never seen anything like this, and would love to watch it turn into a porn star hauler lol. This is the kind of vehicle for which oversized metalflake was made. Paint it like a bass boat