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Hippie

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  1. I'm planing on building a 917 chassis out of brass, in 1/6 or 1/8 scale, haven't decided yet, if you got any ideas I'd love to hear them. but before i spend a bunch of money on a few dozen feet of brass I've started a "mini" version, wheelbase was shrunk to 80mm, Plan is hopefully I'll learn something building it before i tackle the big one. So I'm not spending much time squaring anything up or being really specific, quick and dirty, so far I've only put like 3 hours in, enough ramblings here's some pics... some pics...
  2. thanks so much iderek Sorry for the long wait and unfortunately I have little to show, I don't know why but for some reason I have just given up on this, and not just this car, but all modeling in general. This was my first year in High school and the is homework hitting me hard. Kinda just slowly gave up and moved on to other hobby's that take less time. I feel kinda weird posting just to say bye, but I hate it when I go around looking at old threads then they just die out without any notice, so I figured I'd try not to be another one of those. I do have one pic, nothing that amazing, its just that I finished it a few weeks ago and just got around to taking a picture (its the bottom of the Intake) Sorry for ending the thread with suckish new's, but hopefully I'll pick this back up in the summer
  3. Hi..... almost done with this, all i got do is get all the spacing right on the front and rear tires, and find a air cleaner I decided to leave off the big air filter boxes, and moved the electronics to the frame, figure out the a lot of the stuff on the the stock tamiya piece was just fuses and I already had these in the line so I just had to do the coil... also finished the hand controls and here's the top of the tank, kinda made it look like a work in progress.... And here's the stance I'm aiming for.... Thanks for looking!! your comments would rock...........
  4. also found some cool pictures thought you guy's might like to see some of um' This is the car I'm gonna build, its a different Vin than I originally posted, decided to change cars. Thanks eveyone for looking!!, comments would be epic and criticism is nice too.....
  5. and I got some of the heads done, it's all rb motion .31" bolt and nuts, and matching pe washers. as i said i was having problems whit the tran's, still working on the paint striping going kinda slow but i did work on the back, looks even cooler in real life....
  6. also got some stuff on the engine block, the cylinders in real life are all separate, cause it's air cooled... so using a pe saw i cut them all apart... some stuff on the front too.....
  7. thanks for your comments guys, racer27x don't worry about critisim, I crave it man, trying to get this the best i can, about the tran's, ended up striping it, next update I'll get it finished but for now here's a bit. also sorry about the lack of updates. been busy school started back up, for some reason I thought i was smart this year and I went and sinned up for a AP class, now all my modeling time is homework time I worked more on the fan, build some stuff to go on top that tamiya hadn't even noted... Then this black rubber thing was cut out from some rubber sheet. all detailed out....
  8. bit more now... Also I said I was done on the tran's mods, supposed I was wrong here's another, I originally left this off cause I was afraid that It wouldn't fit in the car after the work, but leaving it stock kinda bothered me... Thanks for looking!!!! and your opinions are greatly appreciated!!!
  9. thanks guys, bryan m my brothers got a 1/6 scale flathead and I've been thinking about the same thing, just it would suck to drill through all the diecast and dr. yes It's supposed to be fiber glass, not sure if its totaly perfect and your guy's opions about it would rock! I have made a bit of progress, in the last post the tran's was done so I started paint, looking on some fourms fourm it seames micoballons where the best, but I couldn't find any so I tried tamiya texture paint, had to have it shipped all the way from hong kong! first looks don't look to good...... but I kept going and got it kinda finished: What ya think? it doesn't look to good to me,but your opinions would be great!! before I go and try to strip it.....
  10. thanks guys, sorry only pictures today, been busy school is almost back and I haven't started any of the summer homework.... Thanks for looking.....
  11. just my 2 cents but I think it's pretty cool, I'm glad they're getting rid of the huge rear glass, that just never looked right to me!, and if it does look like a Ferrari who cares, think of how many cars have been copying the Aston Martin's recently
  12. wow that a lot of resin... Good luck It looks like its gonna be pretty spectacular!
  13. and lastly I've been working on the spark plugs, Porsche has got some funny spark plug assembly, that I tried to replicate. first I punch out bunch a plastic circles with a dull punch so the edges would be frayed (the white parts) then the turned parts above go on top to create some sort of spark pug boot then I airbrushed all the circles some flat black then dry brushed them with brown to look like creaked leather, then the turned parts where painted semi gloss black.... and as you can tell from above I painted the lower valve covers, It seems that these are right next to the exhaust on the 1!1 car so the paint burbles a lot, tried doing this by spraying the paint from a few inch. back.... Well thanks for looking, and your honest comment would be nice...................
  14. next off was the side of the engine block to be honestly I have no idea what they are, but anyways there added... still need to sand this side then add the welds but I'm having a hard time figuring out how to sand it easily?
  15. bit more... on to the wheels! scale motors sports have made it pretty well know that the speedline rims in the back are inaccurate, but they are kinda wrong, the 5 spoke speed lines are used with rain tires, and from what I can tell this car did drive a few races in the rain... Unfortunately, the kit comes with slicks, I've heard that there maybe some rc parts that will work but I'm still looking, any ways I got the chrome striped of, then painted them black with a slight texture to look like powder coating, pay no attention to the tires they should be going.... the back of the rim got all detailed out to, I sal in some reference pic's marking on the back so I copied them out to some stencils didn't see the red over spray in real life, working on fixing it now..... Here's a closer shot, they seemed to be pretty faded in 1!1 so I sprayed pretty light.... also worked on the front bbs, drilled out all the holes after striping the chrome... not that noticeable from the front, but pretty obvious in the back....
  16. thanks for all the comments guys...., Davewilly, I wouldn't pay to close attention if your building the jagemesister kit, there's a lot of difference between the 935 and 934, and a ton that tamiya didn't model, that I'll add..... In other new IT'S MY 200 POST!!! I spend too much time here........ any ways to the build, got the trans work mostly done, Here's a bunch of pic's all around it in case your trying the same thing... It's not totally perfect but the best I could do without staring from scratch.. Then the flat fan need some hole drilled out on all side....... on some of the Porsche forums that I've been handing around it seems like the fans get pretty destroyed, figure with all the rubber slag they would be pretty shredded....
  17. thanks for posting this, been wondering about these kit, doesn't look to great honestly, but you got to remember the company's about the size of studio 27 or MFH, and this kits way better then the curb side's they ask 250 for, any ways I'm sure you'll do a great build!!
  18. Then I did some stuff on the bottom, also got the valve cover all drilled out.. Sorry Know this isn't much, I haven't even sanded the putty, but I thought I'd try out, doing the post with reference shots..... Thanks for watching!!!
  19. Thanks haubenschild, Rob, Intmdr, and Iderek Your totaly right, I"m addind refrecne pic's to the thread....Btw the color on the Lexus is sweet..... Any way some stuff showed up in the mail..... RB motion gota love this build..... And SMS's DVD Any ways here's some progress, I got some stuff added to the back on the transmission... Reference shot: Then mine, added the cast in oil thing? painted it black to c if the putty was level.. Then I worked on one side of the front of the motor, Here's the reference, (this is a 934 motor, not a 935) Then mine.... In the same reference shot you can see some more stuff that need to be added, kinda hard to see but notice that around some parts there seam to be welds, tried to replicate this.....
  20. turned my attention next to the engine block, (this area still needs a lot of work) also the oil filter...... thing?(no idea what to call it) welds where added, along with some other pieces.... And the bottom of it had to be completely reshaped... last few things, I've been messing with doing the fiberglass the piece on the right is stock, modified is on the left... And I worked on the tire's trying to get a real heavy used look... Thanks for looking, this is kinda a odd request but I would really appreciate criticism if possible, I'm trying to build this not looking like a 15 year old built it, and whenever this is any sort of flaw, down to the most munute thing, it would be nice to point it out so I can make this the best model possible for me.. Thanks again, P.S. Next time better pic's I promise
  21. transmission all so needs some work, (thank Bryan! still a bit more) still a lot more to do to it, decent amount of things still need to be reshaped.... next was this little box thing on top of the trans, stock tamiya even had it pointed the wrong way, how tamiya did it: how its should look This piece still needed a bit of work and a flange was added around it... Then the area it attached too, needed a bit of work. still a bit more....
  22. next off is the alternator, (sorry about the phone it was off then turned on just as i took the picture to tell me the battery is dieing.... .) tamiya's got it totally wrong, the bracket is sposed to connect to the black piece, so everything was cut apart and sanded.... the alternator was cut in half... Then more plastic added to get it too the right shape.... then on the engine block the bracket was cut off and sanded, also started drilling out all the holes bit more soon
  23. Hi everyone, started this a few days ago, It's tamiya's 1/12 scale kit, and I plan a lot of modifications. The goal is to build the most correct example of chassis 935/77 ch. 004 (car #1) as I can, so far this is has been a bit of a challenge cause the car crashed then when M.I.A........... so far not much work has gone on, I'm waiting for a bunch of part to show up, but I did start on the brakes.... Well first of I read on some other forums that the stock calipers don't fit on the brake disk when you have the photoeched on them, but,all you have to do is a tiny bit of sanding to thin them out. then you got to cut of the mounting points so that they slide over the caliper brackets, other wise you cant fill in the seam... then everything was drilled out for some turned parts, also the seams where filled with some tamiya putty, these parts where cast in 1:1 and conveniently the casting seam is right on the joint in the model, so i shaped the putty to look like overfill in a metal mold I've got brake bleeders to fill in later, once it's all painted... more soon....
  24. This thing is crazy, honestly it's the best designed bike I've seen! in the begin i wasn't sure what was up with the frame but the front and back swing arms are just perfect, the stance is just epic! wow....
  25. bit more.... The front brake line was run, sorry this is kinda silly but, look at the tinny bolts, smallest I've ever used..... And not much in the way of progress but in the styling department I've decided to move all of the electronics out of the side pods and remove the side pods all together..., so were I had all the mounting point I just filled then with empty screws..... And the next project...... :D Thanks for looking, I realize this isn't much in the terms of an update but it took a lot more work then it looks like, thanks...( one more thing, thanks to whoever moved this to big boys section, been meaning to ask some one but i don't got the best memory)
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