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Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Worx kit


Madhatter
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hi everyone

I haven't seen too many WIP threads about this kit so I thought I would do one here if you're interested in such a machine

I fell in love with the NSX when I saw this body kit attached to it. I love that low fat backside and the aggressive, angular front. I like it in red but I am currently experimenting with other colours. I have one in mind and I think it'll suit it nicely.

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The body kit is from Hobby Design. You get all the PE etc and nice wheels - although I haven't used a resin tire like this before

I've started off by going a few steps ahead in the instructions and made the engine first I've also made the center console and have started painting the seats.

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That's all I had pics of sorry

Well, thanks for stopping in and having a look

Have a good week everyone!

Si

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Thanks for the interest guys. It is a sexy beast alright and I think I have nailed the final colour, so here's hoping it turns out as awesome as it does on the test subject

The body is currently drying under the first coat of primer. Lots of sanding to be done.

The resin parts fit nicely. Only a small amount of clean up required. The rims are polished metal and they look amazing! The only let down of any kind are the tires. I thought they were resin until the package arrived last night and I realised they were this flexible resin (?) which needs a fair amount of flash removed from them.

Lots of PE and they even give you seat belts including the locking bit and this nice fabric for the belts. You even get PE cup holders - which I thought was a nice touch

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Looking forward to seeing this one,  I was all about getting this one, but at about $130 for the set, was just a bit much for you get,  HD has really raised their prices to the stupid level, which sucks, as they are doing a lot of cool stuff that I would love to get.

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Yes, I'll admit I really sat on the fence for ages as to whether or not to spend that much money on an AM set, but my desire for it over took my ability to reason

Your quite right in that they do have a lot of cool things though. Very cool. I'd like to do a new gen Skyline GTR with a similar body kit but it shall remain a wish whilst the cost is prohibitive

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12 hours ago, Madhatter said:

Yes, I'll admit I really sat on the fence for ages as to whether or not to spend that much money on an AM set, but my desire for it over took my ability to reason

Your quite right in that they do have a lot of cool things though. Very cool. I'd like to do a new gen Skyline GTR with a similar body kit but it shall remain a wish whilst the cost is prohibitive

BNA Model world in Melbourne have the best prices for Hobby Design transkits, heaps cheaper than hlj!

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small update
Got most of the interior done. These pics highlight how not very good I am at detailed painting. I'm going to have to try get in and fix those seats. They look dreadful

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The base colour coat has gone down and is currently drying. Once it's dry, I'll lightly polish it ready for the next coat to go over the top. The final effect is really nice. Or at least is was on the test subject

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The paint is SMS Blue Green Pearl. It can sprayed over a black base for the metallic pearl effect or over white for a true pearl effect. I tried both but preferred the metallic look with the next colour over the top - which is clear blue.
Also, the metal rims got a light coat of clear blue

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Anyway, that's all I have but thanks for looking in

Si

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thanks guys. I ran a small wash over the seats and it seems to have fixed it somewhat, but they are still not up to the standard I was hoping for.

I'l find some time this weekend to take some photos of where it's at now. The inside is almost finished and ready for the body - which I am still painting. It's looking quite nice I have to say. I'm very happy with how it's come out

Thanks again for your interest guys

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As it turned out, I got 30 minutes to myself, so I took a few pictures outside before it rains again.

Interior (with cup holders)

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Engine bay with screen off and on:

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What the wheels will look like (still have the nuts to paint)

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And the body before clear coat - although I literally just had an incident involving glue and the back end. Repaint coming up

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That's all I have but thanks for indulging me with my build

 

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Disaster struck last night when I sprayed on some Tamiya clear from a rattle can. It ruined the paint work by melting the top layer in some places and pitting it in other areas. So it was out with a sander and some primer. A hair dryer sped along the gloss black under coat followed by the primary under lying colour

I guess it was my fault for spraying a lacquer over the thin acrylic top coat. Next time I'll use the SMS or the Alclad clear.
As I said, I got the base colour back on after a marathon painting session. It's looking better so far than the first time.

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Anyway, I'll leave it to dry now before the top colour coat goes on. I might even add a touch of green to the mix as well

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Funny that you want to add more green.  The paint in those latest 3 photos look much greener than the previous photos.  But the background looks different too (warm gray instead of cool white), so you probably used different source of light.  To me the bluer version looked better.

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