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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 Porsche 911 Targa   

    Wahooo! I'm glad it's working out. This is inspiring me to start mine. 
  2. zak78 added a post in a topic Ferrari Unicorno   

    The window banner and the unicorn in the back...Bahahahaha!  This is why models are fun...Awesome job, man. 
  3. zak78 added a post in a topic Lamborghini veneno   

    Incredible job with the CF! Well, incredible job on the whole thing. 
  4. zak78 added a post in a topic Porsche 911 SC/RS (Tamiya/Scale Production/Fujimi)   

    Thanks everybody. In retrospect I'd leave out medical-tape upholstery that looks like a bath mat up close...and fill the holes in the uprights for the cage, near the B-pillars...but I guess that's what they call learning
  5. zak78 added a post in a topic Porsche&Lotus Combo Build   

    You used the stock 964 wheels...and for some reason it still looks awesome...because you're Jon. Same with the Esprit. Any fitment issues with that one? 
  6. zak78 added a post in a topic Porsche 911 Targa   

    Hmmm...which RS was too wide, the '74? I haven't built my '73 yet. Interestingly, 2014's re-release of the '73 comes with not only your choice of rear trailing arms, but also with a full early 930 (non-IC) turbo motor. They're like $17-$25 from numerous Japanese eBay sellers...I just haven't gotten around to hoarding them for their parts yet. If I buy a few more I'll let you know, and you can jump in the deal for cheap shipping.
    Good luck, and let us know how the test-fits turn out! 
  7. zak78 added a post in a topic Porsche 911 SC/RS (Tamiya/Scale Production/Fujimi)   

    Thanks! Mike Newport gets the credit for the one-off trim (and for drilling out the center, given that none was marked when I got them!) 
    Thanks! It started out as a "Singer-inspired build" and got outta hand. 
    Thanks! It's my favorite too. I'd have every car in Mica Blue if I had a choice lol. 
    Thanks JC! 
  8. zak78 added a post in a topic Rust-Sun 240Z   

    This is really well-done; that L24 engine bay looks exactly like the 1:1s I looked at before the car in my avatar started living in the garage space. 
    How did you do the windshield? 
  9. zak78 added a post in a topic Tamiya Porsche 930 mashup   

    I just noticed, the interior pics aren't showing up. That's odd; here they are. I'll reup all pics to cloud hosting manana. Right now I'm stuck at work, and with a firewall that blocks access to them. I need to do something more interesting with the package shelf, and possible add a half-cage with seatbelts. The 959 seats have been reworked a bit to set at a different angle. I know the steering wheel would be more "tasteful" with a silver or black center. That's why it's blue  . Intentionally out of my comfort zone. 

  10. zak78 added a post in a topic Tamiya Porsche 930 mashup   

    Thanks! I leaned a little too hard on the clear-blue and came out with lights that look a little ricey, but they're part of it now. 
    Thanks! I'm guessing it's because those wheels are 18s, which are a little big for a 930.  I'm considering replacing them with 17" Fifteen52 Outlaws and saving those (Aoshima Koenigs, made in 1:1 by O.Z.)  for an actual RWB build.
    Thanks! It's one of those embarrassing metal-axles kits, so I figured I may as well make the most of it lol. 
  11. zak78 added a post in a topic Model rubber tire rot, has it happened to you.   

    I have four Revell BMW Nazcas, and all four had "melted" P-Zeroes. Not that I'd have used that junk anyway, but still...whatever substrate was involved in making the tires, it separated and worked its way across the glass pieces, requiring a dip in the rubbing alcohol. 
    Fujimi's have dry-rotted on me, but only those I received in a trade from the Philippines. They were very old. 
    The only Tamiya tires that have deteriorated on me came from a kit made in 1975, which lived in a wet basement before I rescued it in 2009
  12. zak78 added a post in a topic Beemax Volvo 240T Gr. A   

    This. Although I'm guessing hipsters have little bearing on mainstream model companies-- even when they're Aoshima. The beard-product-and-skinny-jeans crowd is busy slambering MKII Volkswagens, making roof-racks and faking rust. 
    For me this will be a track-day street car, same as the e30s
  13. zak78 added a topic in Under Glass   

    Porsche 911 SC/RS (Tamiya/Scale Production/Fujimi)
    This build has been around, but I realized I hadn't posted it here. 
    Scale Production resin body (headers, metal headlights, other goodies) 
    Fujimi EM motor, unintentionally-ricey-looking exhaust (made from styrene tubing). 
    ~14" Campagnolos and slicks, turned into ~15" by Mike Newport with aluminum sleeves
    934 interior base, gutted: Clearly Scale seats, Aoshima head unit, integrated 959 door panels...lots o' scratchbuilt widgets 
    *deleted the rear speakers before I finished it* 

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  14. zak78 added a topic in On The Workbench   

    Tamiya Porsche 930 mashup
    This Tamiya is 930 is my "reward WIP;" it's what I allow myself to work on only after I've made progress on more difficult models. As I'd done a "fat-tires" Tamiya 911 earlier last year, this was to be its opposite; lower than low, and a little over-the-top with 90s-style accessories. Other stuff: 
    Ruf-style rain-gutters delete, filled mirror holes, Scale Production ducktail, SP Singer projector headlights. 
    --Silly-wide 18" aluminum wheel barrels by Mike Newport
    --959 interior tub
    --934 motor (really just a plate) and header/ turbo transplant, complete with factory bonkers exhaust (aluminum tubes added) 
    Still need a LOT. This is maybe 85-90% if that. 


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