Danny Lectro

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  1. Danny Lectro added a post in a topic Nissan 240Z Street Racer   

    Thank you, everyone!
  2. Danny Lectro added a post in a topic Nissan 240Z Street Racer   

    Thank you all for the kind words.
  3. Danny Lectro added a post in a topic StarTIEfighter Experimental Mk.CIV What If   

    Nice work joining these machines together.
  4. Danny Lectro added a post in a topic YT-1300CLFF   

    Nice work!
  5. Danny Lectro added a post in a topic T-18 X-wing fighter What If 1:144   

    I like it! Great idea, well executed.
  6. Danny Lectro added a post in a topic Nissan 240Z Street Racer   

    Thanks!  Yes, they were included.
  7. Danny Lectro added a topic in Under Glass   

    Nissan 240Z Street Racer
    Tetsuo, a wannabe street racer with more money than sense, bought a nice 240Z, just to start cutting it up to add fiberglass aero.  He never thought about upgrading, or even repairing, the stock L24 straight-six under the hood.  After losing a large sum of money on races, he decided to sell the car.  He set the price to try to recoup the money he spent on the car, plus the money he lost racing.  Between the exorbitant asking price, the damage he did to the body, and the poor reputation the car gained during the owner's failed street-racing career, the car languished on the market for a long time.  Eventually, he found a buyer named Kaneda, but had to accept less than half of his asking price.
    Kaneda knew repairing the bodywork would be an expensive and arduous task, so he decided to leave the bodywork, bad paint and vinyl stickers as is and concentrate on mechanical upgrades.  He upgraded the brakes, suspension, and had the engine swapped for a small block Ford V-8.
    When the work was completed, Kaneda started going to street-racing events. The other racers remembered the car, and it's miserable performance, from Tetsuo's time driving it, and thought Kaneda would be an easy mark.  Kaneda made quite a bit of money in those first few months, before the car's reputation caught up with its performance.
    This is Fujimi's Nissan Fairlady 240Z Full Works Version, finished as a curbside model.  This was my first time cutting up body work to fit add-on aero parts, so things didn't go as well as I would have liked.  Instead of putting the kit to the side, I decided to go with it, and make a distressed and abused street-racer.
    The body color is Tamiya Bronze acrylic.  Chassis, interior and hood are painted with Tamiya Semi-Gloss black.  Trim was masked and painted with Tamiya Gloss Black.  Decals are Revell Pinewood Derby dry transfers.  I used various Ammo of Mig Jimenez products to add weathering and distressing.  Black thread was used to replicate zip-ties holding cracked aero together.  Header ends were made from K&S aluminum tube, I used a Dremel with a ball-shaped grinding bit to thin out the inside bore of the tubes to make them look more scale-correct.
    Here is the WIP:  http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/100787-nissan-240zg-track-toy/
    Here are the finshed photos:



    Here is a shot of the finished model in its display box, next to my '25 Model T rat rod:

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  8. Danny Lectro added a post in a topic Nissan 240ZG: Track Toy   

    Body attached to chassis, almost done except for a couple of little details.

    "Under Glass" thread can be found here:  http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/115536-nissan-240z-street-racer/
  9. Danny Lectro added a post in a topic Nissan 240ZG: Track Toy   

    Tamiya Transparent Red to represent anodized lug nuts, and some Ammo of Mig Jimenez gray panel line wash in the hubs to give some depth.

    Ammo of Mig Jimenez Metallic Silver and Chipping to make chips and scratches on the steel parts of the body.


  10. Danny Lectro added a post in a topic Nissan 240ZG: Track Toy   

    I used a pale gray-blue paint from Ammo Of Mig Jimenez to make it look like the paint had been chipped away from the fiberglass parts attached to the body.


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  11. Danny Lectro added a post in a topic Nissan 240ZG: Track Toy   

    I tried using black chrome BMF, but I thought it made any overlaps way too obvious, so I did the trim with masking and semi-gloss black Tamiya paint.

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  12. Danny Lectro added a post in a topic Nissan 240ZG: Track Toy   

    I applied some dry transfer decals from Revell's Pinewood Derby line.

    I did notice the very obvious carrier film left around the decals after application, but I thought it might look like someone had stuck on some really cheap vinyl decals, so I left them in place to reinforce the slap-dash appearance I'm going for.
  13. Danny Lectro added a post in a topic All the rest part 2?   

    Wayne, excellent work, as usual.
    I have finally made my choice for my initial contributions to the CB.

    (Please let me know if the photo doesn't show up.)
    I want to try to work on both kits at the same time.
  14. Danny Lectro added a post in a topic What do you listen to while you build???   

    I don't listen to those regularly, but I've listened to a few episodes and enjoyed them.
    My current list consists of:
    -Decoder Ring Theatre (full-cast, episodic, old-time radio style audio drama, alternating between a noir-ish detective storyline and a masked-vigilante storyline, with occasional special content)
    -Escape Pod (science-fiction anthology stories presented audio-book style, with a single narrator)
    -The DrabbleCast (weird-fiction anthology stories also presented audio-book style)
    -Welcome to Night Vale (episodic dark comedy, presented as a community radio broadcast from a small desert town where all sorts of weird and supernatural occurrences are taken as perfectly normal by the residents)
    -Alice Isn't Dead (supernatural horror, presented as the CB radio ramblings of a truck driver trying to find out what happened to her missing wife)
    Another good one I haven't kept up with is The Icebox Radio Theater. Their story "The Thing On The Ice" is one of the scariest things 'I've ever heard, and all without graphic violence.
  15. Danny Lectro added a post in a topic What do you listen to while you build???   

    Lately, I've been listening to podcasts when I build. I like old-time-radio style audio dramas, science-and weird-fiction stories, and NPR's "Wait Wait, Don't Tell Me!"