I haven't posted in forever but had to join in just to LMAO at that comment . I know what you're referring to and I don't understand the appeal of the malaise-era Olds, etc., either. THIS, on the other hand, is a car I actually wanted IRL. Would you consider slapping an M88/S38 in there? I ordered an extra, just to do that-- in the name of reproducing something like this: http://www.euroclassicmotors.com/galleries/E30M3.html My thought was to build an informal, street-and-track-day car using the engine that Fujimi has already given us in the old M635csi kits. The coolness factor supercedes any reservations I'd have about modding it.
Awesome :D. I love the subtle color scheme. It reminds me of something the Ring Bros. would do on a classy pro-touring build. Also the first time I've seen someone try out the Spaz Stix colors on styrene. Just found your build thread; keep up the good work. Nick
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
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:
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.
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.
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.