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  1. Der Autobahn unfall

    Hey everyone!, after a failed 2nd attempt at a Tamiya Ferrari F40, I decided to turn it into the accident aftermath on the famed Autobahn. It all went bad when I was accelerating to the end of the build....the body got stuck 3/4 of a mile down on the chassis.....I tried to separate the two, but it was no good.....thoughts were Zipping by me at high speeds!!….WHAT TO DO???!!!……..Then, as the finish line was in sight, my hand slipped!!…...CHIPS OF PAINT WENT FLYING!!!...…..THEN IT HIT THE WALL IN A SHOWER OF PLASTIC, AND BITS!!!......It was over, and I had lost. -This tragedy did eventually have a happy ending, I purchased a Fujimi kit instead, and actually liked it waaaay better than the Tamiya versions.
  2. Tamiya Mazda RX-7 windshield

    All - looking for a 1st gen Tamiya Mazda RX-7 windshield - got a kit off eBay and windshield was cracked. Its for the kit below: Would appreciate it if anyone has one to spare! Thanks!
  3. Tamiya R33 Skyline

    This has been 99% finished for a while now, around the same time my R32 was done, I just procrastinated on adding the finishing touches. Overall i'm happy with how it turned out, all things considered (had to strip it to re-do the paint, issues like that etc), some things I wish I could have done better, but these are only micro scale issues so I'm willing to let it slide. I didn't like the wheels that came with the kit, they seemed too small. I tried using some wheels off of an R32 kit but they also looked too small, so I went with some spare R34 wheels as thats all I had, but I think they suit it quite well. Let me know what you think and thanks for stopping by.
  4. Ferrari 312-T4

    This one took about 15yrs to finally get off the bench. At the time I started it most of my gear was packed away, so the engine and rear suspension were painted by hand with Tamiya acrylics, ugh, that stuff does not like to be brushed on.
  5. Looking for old Tamiya kits

    Per title, looking for old Tamiya car kits, 1/24th, pretty much anything from 24001 through 24075, though i do have some in-between and adding slowly. Especially looking for the list below, but if you have any from the first 75 and willing to part with them, PM me. Thanks! Alex 24009 Mazda Savanna RX-7 24013 Datsun 280Z-X 24015 Datsun 280 ZX "T-Bar Roof" 24016 Mazda RX-7 Savanna SunRoof SE Limited 24017 Nissan Bluebird Turbo SSS-S 24018 Nissan Leopard 280X-SF-L 24020 Nissan Leopard TR-X Turbo 24021 Toyota Celica XX 2800 GT 24022 Nissan Skyline 2000 Turbo GT-E.S 24023 Nissan Skyline 2000 RS 24032 Honda Prelude XX 24033 Celica Supra Marshall 24035 Nissan Fairlady 280ZT PaceCar 24038 Toyota Soarer 2800GT Aero Special 24043 Nissan 280 XL (Dressed Up Leopard) 24045 Honda Mugen CR-X Pro 24062 Toyota Supra 3.0 GT 24063 Honda Mugen Civic Gr. A Racing 24064 Toyota Soarer 3.0 GT Limited 24072 Toyota Sprinter Trueno GT-Z Snap Loc 24073 Toyota Corolla FX-GT 24076 Toyota Supra Turbo Gr. A Racing
  6. This build will hopefully take less than 10 years. Can’t promise though. 😊 Anyway….so after building that…lets call it “challenging” ABC Dino kit, I decided I needed to build something that actually fit right, didn’t have to be re-worked, and had plenty of reference material to build properly. So, old, well-fitting and nicely designed, trouble free Tamiya kit seemed like a good start, right? Wanted something simple. Picked up this R32 kit on eBay the other day - always liked these Skylines, my brother had one back in the 90’s, and I currently am seriously considering bringing one to Texas. So this felt like a good choice: The kit itself requires no introduction, it did however arrive slightly damaged, with roof squished in, and radiator support bracket snapped. Had to repair both pillars and the bracket before proceeding – turned out just fine, luckily was a clean break: Body was primed with Tamiya grey, artifacts sanded off, ready for color coat: I picked Bayside Blue for the color, had the paint from Zero Paints sitting in the box for 10 years. Stunning color. Cleared with Dupont Chromaclear. Polished with Tamiya coarse, 3M finish, and Treatment model wax for shine. Had a few tiny specs land on the clear, but luckily was able to polish those out: Then long and tedious process of cleaning up all the parts – remove parting lines, fill the sink holes, cut the burrs – you know the drill. Bunch of black and aluminum/metal parts painted: Started with the engine. It’s a nicely designed powerplant, lacking detail by modern standards, but still good. I wish they would give the lettering in the middle of the cam cover as a decal, but they didn’t, had to paint it and well… I’m not very good at detail work anymore, came out ok I guess, filled in couple of letters there. Will spare you progress shots, but here are few pix of the engine before I stuffed it into the front subframe carrier – added some minor details like fuel rail, coil pack harness, couple of vacuum hoses, some hose clamps, etc. Surprisingly good level of engraving on some parts, but then its Tamiya after all. Engine is mounted on the subframe carrier: Next, I started working on the chassis. After studying several underside pictures, I painted it with some primer showing through in the mid-section, cause most cars I saw had that portion rustproofed or some such, and it was this grey-yellowish color, so I thought that was a good way to replicate that finish. Turned out great. Decided to add some heat shielding before installing the engine and suspension: Installed front subframe and other suspension bits in the front: Same with the rear suspension/fuel tank/exhaust : Overall, I think it looks great, will still add few bits here and there, but I’m trying not to get carried away, as this was planned as a “box-stock” kinda build…. Finally, couple of the shots of the engine bay as it sits right now. A bit bare, but there are still a few additions that I plan to fill up the empty spots. There are few little bits that I have already added there – drilled out front shock mounts and added strut stocks sticking through, battery cables, etc. So this is where I am at the moment.
  7. Tamiya Skyline 2000-GTR

    Another day another Skyline This time I'm going old skool! I love all the extras this kit comes with! I've never worked with anything photo etched before so I'm very excited to start putting everything together! Not sure i'll paint the little man up, but we'll see. Thinking of going with black and red two-tone on this one. The kit: As usual work starts with finding and removing all the mold seams: That's all for now!
  8. Another one finished. I'm a bit "meh" with how this one turned out. I dunno something about it just doesn't sit right with me, and I'm not 100% happy with it. But no point dwelling on it, just gotta move onto the next one. I did have fun painting the inside of the bonnet though I might revisit this kit at a later date and try to see if I can do better.
  9. This Tamiya Ferrari 312T3 is a scale I don't do. The engine had been assembled, would need to be restored. Otherwise complete. Trade for 1/24 foreign stuff, surprise me.
  10. Tamiya R34 Z-tune

    This one is really kicking my butt. Everything that can go wrong seemingly has, especially as far as paint is concerned. This is my first time working with Zero Paints and i know everybody raves about these people but honestly ive had much better experiences just using rattle cans. Still, this paint is expensive so im not going to let it beat me, but for now this is where i am so far: The kit: The body and getting rid of the mould seams: Body prepped and primed: Everything was going smoothly as normal until... My nemesis: Looks ok right? Well not really... For some reason you can still see an issue with the moulding of the body itself...im not sure how these swirls are visible through the primer and paint layer: But thats not the only problem....look at the weird texture i have from the paint itself: Hard to see in the photos but there are these circular spirals in the paint, most visible where the door meets the front wing: I think this was my fault, as I think I must have put the paint on too thick too quickly, so time to strip and start again I guess... Re-primed and prepped for round two: But thats not where the story ends. I attempted to do the paint a second time, making sure to take things slower with thinner coats (compressor at the recommended PSI, airbrush was set up correctly etc), but once again the paint looked like BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH and showed up every last minor imperfection in my primer layer, which usually isn't a problem as I usually put my paint on nice and thick (without sacrificing detail) which usually fills in all the tiny imperfections, but because you have to put this stuff on in such thin coats that wasn't happening...you'd think the primer wasn't prepped properly, however I did everything I normally do (primer, guide coat, wet sand to a smooth finish etc) but it still looked like BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH. I dont have pictures of this as I was too upset and annoyed so I forgot to take any. So I stripped it down for a second time and I'm currently trying to figure out what I should do next. I have a plan, but whether it will work remains to be seen.
  11. Tamiya R33 Skyline

    I think I might be a little obsessed with Skylines....lol Heres my R33. As usual, getting rid of the mould seam lines and worked on the panel lines: Then on to primer, but i forgot to take a photo of this, so on to paint.....which is where the trouble starts :banghead: At first it looked good, Ford Diamond white: Looked pretty good, right? Then this happened: Despite leaving the paint to cure for a couple of days, it was still soft and had left this impression on the bumper where it was leaning on something. I later found out that i forgot to add hardener to the 2k paint i used, so it was time to strip and start again. :banghead: I wasn't very happy with the finish anyway, as i had lost some fine details because i went too heavy with the spray gun. I'm not working with an optimum set up at the moment so im blaming that on my mistakes :oops: One bottle of isopropyl alcohol and Amazon Prime later: Thankfully as far as strip downs go, it went without a hitch and turned out quite well, despite technically not having enough alcohol to fully submerge the body and chassis. Some scrubbing later and i was back to square one: So....take two: This time i used a different paint, from an aerosol and its actually a Nissan color so....accuracy? lol Whats most important is the paint actually cured solid, as did the lacquer so I wet sanded it and buffed it to a shine: So with crisis averted I moved onto detailing the chassis: Thats all for now! x
  12. RX7 3 kit combo

    Hi All, I finished this kit over the weekend, after several weeks, of slow progress. I am really pleased with how it came out. The body is from the Aoshima RX7 Spirit R kit, engine and chassis are from the tamiya kit, and the aero bits are from a fujimi kit. I discovered along the way that even though they are all the same car, and scale, each brand has modeled the car slightly differently, and so not all the parts played together all that nicely. A lot of filling and sanding had to happen to the bonnet, and chassis to make it work with the aoshima body. I didnt get around to doing a WIP on this build, Thanks for looking Nathan
  13. Tamiya Nissan Skyline R34

    Hi all. First post here and thought I'd share something I just finished up, which also happens to be my first time making a kit like this so theres a few things I could have done better but overall i'm happy with the result and cant wait to make more! (I already have 3 more Skyline kits on the go lol) I have experience restoring and painting real cars so I sprayed this with automotive paints and lacquers, detailed with Tamiya acrylics by hand. The paint isn't Bayside Blue of course, and is infact a Ford colour I had left over, but I think it's pretty close and I'm happy with how it turned out. I decided to go with the Japanese plates for that full on JDM look 😉🤣 The interior was flocked but you can't really see that in the photos. I had never done flocking before though so that was a fun experience. Anyway let me know what you all think and thanks for looking. X
  14. This is the Tamiya 911 GT2 road version kit. I was going for a "Barely street legal look", and I added carpet, and various other parts to make a "closer to stock" looking interior. I got rid of most of the racing bits on the body, relocated thecustom petrol cap, and since I couldn't stand that type of wheel, a modified them by removing some of the "Spindles". Thanks for looking-in!!
  15. Tamiya AMG GT3

    Starting a few today. The bath is the first step.
  16. Hey everyone!, this is my Tamiya BMC Mini Cooper by Tamiya. I wanted to see if I could build an interesting model within a week, so I decided to build this. Somehow it looks right at home up there...lol!! This was just suppose to be pure fun, and it was!, everything under it is from an Aoshima Hilux kit, the dash is from a Renault Alpine, and the engine is laughably from a Tamiya Jaguar XJ220! -I think I will go back and add a few things to it, like a winch....
  17. This is the first in my "Stig Collection". Its Tamiyas 1/24 Lotus Super Seven with ALOT of modifying. SB supercharger, dash, exhaust, roll bar, and windscreen. The hoodscoupe came from Fujimis Cobra 427 kit, and the seats are from a Lotus Esprit kit. I also added a paddle shifter. Got to try-out doing better photos with a new camera too!
  18. Nissan Skyline GT-R 2000 "Hakosuka"

    I started this project about 8 years ago... 8 years... In 2010 huh and now its done.. Its Tamiya model kit of Nissan Skyline GT-R 2000, also known as Hakosuka. It came far from perfect, but its still pretty nice, and after all im happy i can call it done now..
  19. Tamiya 600SEL decals wanted

    I bought a Tamiya 600SEL model kit a couple of months ago but discovered that the waterslide decals was damaged beyond repair.
  20. Mercedes CLK D2 - finally done

    Well, I finally wrapped this up. I opted to not apply the tire decals due to fat-finger difficulties (I messed up). I also got two more Mercedes kits this week, both from Japan.
  21. Tamiya 1/12 Honda CB750

    Doin some cleaning today,,and ran across this in the storage area,,Tamiya makes some really great kits,,this being the CB 750 thats been out forever. One of my fav in-line 4 bikes.
  22. 1994 Tamiya DTM C-Class

    Finished up the 1994 DTM car. I don’t care for how the decals turned out the full sheets of the D2 wrap wrinkled. Given that they’re 24 years old, I’m glad they were as good as they are.
  23. 'Bug'

    Mentioned after the Kodiak Lumina, that my next car build would definitely not be any sort of race-car, so keeping my word here's Tamiya's gorgeous little 1966 1300 Beetle wearing Tamiya Mica Red & Light Gunmetal (TS-42). Decals are from the RoG Beetle and are superb. As ever please feel free to make any comments, hurl any abuse or ask a question. Next build will have wheels, but will also fly, so probably won't be seen here at MCM. Until next time... Ian.
  24. Hi All, 2 weeks ago, I was at a local Hobby swap meet. I came across this little beauty and swooped on it. The kit was 30AUD which is about the asking price for a basic Brand new tamiya kit. I was stoked to get such a rare, complete kit for such a price. This, and the Mazda 787B, are my all time favorite race cars. There is something about the boxy late 80's - 90's styling that i really love. When i got home i went online and bought the Hobby Design PE kit too. The kit is complete, with all parts still inside their plastic bags. Looking at the instructions, you can tell the age of this kit, as the white paper has gone yellow, as have the decals unfortunately. I am hoping that they can still be used. The carrier film has a slight yellow tone to it too. I havent had much luck in finding this livery online, the only one i have found is 50USD. I have some Microscale Liquid decal film, which is meant to restore old decals, so ill give that a shot first, before i go and buy some new decals. I am planning on detailing this kit as much as possible, and will be building it to the #61 car which finished 2nd in the 1989 race (I prefer the bright orange accents, over the yellow which was on the winning #63 car). Thanks for looking, I'll hopefully have some build updates soon Nathan
  25. I know this is an old kit, a search did not find any threads, so here goes..... Has anyone built the Tamiya Ferrari F40, using aftermarket carbon-fiber decals? The real car pioneered c-f, some is yellow weave, some is not as black as most decals available. I built the Fujimi last century, tried painting the seat backs.