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Some Fast & Furious Supra modding (Help Please)

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Hi, this is my first post and first time here, I'll try to keep it short and the stories to a minimum so I can get to the point. First off I'm not really into making models, more so Diecast Metal and Fast and Furious cars 1/18th scale or close to it. The problem is the Gold Supra from 2 Fast 2 Furious was only released once by Racing Champions and they are over $100 on eBay. So my only options are either buy a tiny Hot Wheels car or buy a decent priced 1/25 scale model. Like I said I like the larger scaled cars so I want to go for the model car but there's a few obstacles that I need to get around before I attempt this, otherwise I'm stuck with a Hot Wheels car lol.

Here's the Car I'm wanting to buy:
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And here is the first problem (Supra from the first movie):
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Before I even list whats wrong can you see what the problem is by comparing these 2 pictures? If not, they are the same exact car but just re skinned with a different paint job and decals.

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This is how it is supposed to look, now obviously they have different body kits but that I might be able to live with, if there's no possible easy solution. So the 2 obvious are the Spoiler and the Rims, so I want to ask: is it possible to somehow change those out cheaply enough by buying single parts or would I have to buy whole kits just for 1 part each that might be close to those? So the 3 main concerns are Major: RIms, Spoiler, Minor: Body Kit, any help would be appreciated.

 

Then my other concerns would be painting as I do not have anything for painting models and would like to know what all needs to be painted. So I obviously have to paint the body parts and if I go ahead with this what color should I go with? Then the next part would be what else do I have to paint, if the dash is black that's fine but what all do I have to paint on my own, rims, seats, dash, etc.?

So basically would it be worth going through all this trouble (buying car, paint, parts) just for one car or should I just pass? Or (not sure if this is even a thing people do) but would someone be willing to help with painting/parts for a cost?

Last thing, I hope it was OK to post this and that I posted this in the right area.

Edited by BRob183

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First of all Rob, I have built the orange kit in the past.....you have to paint pretty much everything on it to create a real nice car. If you do not have the paint to do this then the gold car will be quit a pain to produce....you would definitely have to scratch build the spoiler and the wheels would be from Aoshima. (ebay)

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The wheels look like Volk RE30's. I found them at Hobby Search but they're sold out. Here's a link. Also try looking at Hobby Link Japan. 

Related image

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10460441

I just found a set on ebay, not cheap, but if they're what you want, here you go.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Aoshima-1-24-19-inch-RAYS-Volk-Racing-RE30-Formula-Silver-wheel-Tire-049549-/381019863277?hash=item58b68db8ed:g:ToAAAOSwKrhVYgMz

I've seen resin body kits before. Try this:

http://www.eightyone81.com/

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First of all Rob, I have built the orange kit in the past.....you have to paint pretty much everything on it to create a real nice car. If you do not have the paint to do this then the gold car will be quit a pain to produce....you would definitely have to scratch build the spoiler and the wheels would be from Aoshima. (ebay)

The spoiler is not in the kit???

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The spoiler is not in the kit???

the kit of the gold car has the same spoiler as the orange one, which is incorrect. They are the same kit except the decals

Edited by 10camaross

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The spoiler is not in the kit???

Yea what 10camaross said, it comes with a spoiler but the kit was designed for the orange supra, not the gold one from the 2nd movie, therefore everything is wrong except the colors/decals lol.

Anyway thanks for the tips/help guys and thanks for the link on the rims, $20 though? yea that's a little much, I think I might just pass and just figure something else out. At this rate it would probably come out as much as the metal diecast car lol.

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 First off I'm not really into making models, more so Diecast Metal and Fast and Furious cars 1/18th scale or close to it.

This is your biggest problem. Not the kit. You are not into building models. The kit will require major modifications to get to your goal. So as a beginner modeler, odds are you will not achieve the quality you will want.

So as I see it, you have two options.

1. Save up for the diecast.

2. Become a modeler. Learn the techniques to help you reach your goal.

One takes time, patience and practice. The other requires some overtime at work. Your call.

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I kinda agree with Jantrix, youve got a pretty average kit & if your not a modeler its gonna be hard. 

Zoom on sell a wing that pretty similar to the one on the Gold car, http://www.zoomonmodel.com/z004

Another thing tho is the Gold Supra has a clear section in the bonnet, pretty sure the kit just gives you a decal. Which isnt entirely wrong, there was only 1 show quality car used for the beauty shots that had the proper engine with all the shiny bits you can see, the other cars used for the race have a poster print under the clear perspex to save costs. Ive got a book on the cars from the first 2 movies, really interesting stuff too, the RX7, the S2000 & supra were all from the first movie & modified for 2Fast 2Furious, good way of saving money & speeding up production!

Good luck with your build!

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If you want real accuracy the Tamiya 1/24 Supra kit is by far superior in proportion and detail. It represents the stock version of the car but they're are companies that sell the f&f body kits for the model. That would require modelling skills though. No way should that amt model be $100. That is a waste. Just my two cents.

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. No way should that amt model be $100. That is a waste. Just my two cents.

They're not, they're around $35.  But that's still $30 more than they should be. 

Not that I re-read the OP I think he means the die-cast is $100.  

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I kinda agree with Jantrix, youve got a pretty average kit & if your not a modeler its gonna be hard. 

Zoom on sell a wing that pretty similar to the one on the Gold car, http://www.zoomonmodel.com/z004

Another thing tho is the Gold Supra has a clear section in the bonnet, pretty sure the kit just gives you a decal. Which isnt entirely wrong, there was only 1 show quality car used for the beauty shots that had the proper engine with all the shiny bits you can see, the other cars used for the race have a poster print under the clear perspex to save costs. Ive got a book on the cars from the first 2 movies, really interesting stuff too, the RX7, the S2000 & supra were all from the first movie & modified for 2Fast 2Furious, good way of saving money & speeding up production!

Good luck with your build!

Yea I was reading about that when I was reading a page/blog whatever about the Supra from the 2nd movie when I was looking up pictures for this Supra. Then I found out about those books also, I actually want to get the book that covers the first 3 movies cars.

As for the $100 remarks, yea that was for the diecast cars, but to make this model would come close to $100 to make anyways.

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