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Cool Hand

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  1. Very impressive RM chopper, well thought out colour scheme and detail work.
  2. Good start. Hard part out the way. Very enjoyable kits to build the Aoshima LB Works series.
  3. Agree, thats what I like the most about Aoshima kits and their wheels. Very easy to interchange between kits and adapt wheels to other manufacturers kits Cool idea, good to see the steering wheel on the right side for a change. Surprising how similar they are, another good change over idea. You'll be right mate, wont take much to sort it out and make it fit. Interested to see what other details you work into the build.
  4. Very interesting idea you are planning for this build mate. Always cool seeing something different. Really like the look of the Yayoi's under a Camaro. The Skyline over fenders did fit up well, but those C1's are perfect for the look you are going for. Also the S20 engine fits in with the style and will fill out the bay nicely. Going to be fun seeing how this one turns out.
  5. Mocked up the sunny, seems I can never wait after getting a body painted, have to always see how its looking.
  6. Another Tamiya TS-14 black paint job applied to another Nissan. And couldnt wait to do a mock, applied paint yesterday.
  7. Yeah il be down to get a couple. Being a simplified kit it will be a quick easy build, over fenders molded to the body is good, no messing about hogging out wheel arch's and fiddling around trying align and fit the fenders. Accuracy and price wise, couldnt care its another cool looking Liberty Walk kit.
  8. Id say 1500 Finishing Surfacer gray would be the closet match to Tamiya Primer.. I dont consider Tamiya to be a very good scratch filler at all compared to Mr Hobby primer and surfacers.
  9. Some of the products have a bit of a description. http://www.mr-hobby.com/en/itemList.php?cId=33 The lower the number the heavier/thicker the pigment. 500 would be good to use as a heavy filler primer, like filling scratches from 320-600 grit or a modified surface that needs a light fill and levelling out. The 1000 primer surfacer you would use just like Tamiya. Just dont go to heavy or thick. The 1500 Surfacers lay down super smooth. For the box stock builders they are perfect. The higher the number the finer the pigment which results in a smoother finish and wont bu
  10. I get the idea, but will say the Charger front does not suit the Supra. I like the Charger front myself, and went about changing the front on a couple of my Nissan Skyline builds to be some what like the hidden headlight. 1:1 Skyline. The kit I used the body from. Out of the box mock. And how it looks after all the mods. The other kit same style mod. Nothing accurate or serious about either build. Just trying out ideas, maintaining and developing body work skills and having fun trying to build something different.
  11. Mr Hobby Mr Color. Have a couple options for Zinc chromate Green tone And this is the yellow version which seems to be what you are looking for. Havent tried this one yet, so no parts to show the true color outside the jar.
  12. Stopped using Tamiya primer about 6 years ago. I was in same situation couldnt get Tamiya, but seen Mr Hobby and gave it a try and havent looked back since. Fully switched over to Mr Hobby primers and finishing surfacers. I personally think they are far better than Tamiya and are available in different grades. The main ones I use. Mr Primer Surfacer 1000 is good for when you have alot of body modification work. Kind of like scratch filler primer. Mr Base white 1000 is good at covering coloured plastic and stops bleed through. Mr Sufacer 1000, is as the number impl
  13. Applied some Alclad chrome to a few parts. Also the Interior parts painted Tamiya TS-49 bright red, will apply the flat clear over coat at a later stage.
  14. Thanks all. Tamiya TS-14 Black.
  15. Got the ride height set and started doing the last round of body work, which is what all the little spots are.
  16. Plug wires look good from where im sitting Stephen, it's fun enough trying to get 8 in position. You done well getting 16 neatly in place.
  17. Thanks. Been meaning to post a paint mock, but got side tracked by a lot of other things. Paint has well and truly shrunk back and settled. Has slight micro orange peel, but im not going to fuss over it. So it will stay as is, no clear, colour sanding or polishing will be needed with this build.
  18. Pretty cool how you tracked down all the replacement kits and built the entire line up again. They all look great, very impressive to see them altogether like that.
  19. Really like the Veilside body kit on the R32's. And the wheels in the kit are great with the different offsets, got to like the deep dish rears. Interesting colour selection. Good to see, it's different and it does suit it very well. Wise idea colour matching the wheel centres. Well done.
  20. x2 with it being good to see a progress update. Nice work on the diff, going to look the part perfectly after a bit of detail painting. Engine plate was a great idea so you can mount it on the frame rails, and again it will look the part. Agree those headers look good built up. The kit engine with a bit of visual interest detail work, would be cool. But that supercharged drag engine is what will make this build something special. If you dont mind sacrificing some accuracy and it is needed to make something work and its visually appealing I say go for it.
  21. Good to see someone knows what it is, had the engine in the spare parts stash for years and wanted it to go in something different. So into the 77 in went, I call it my Japanese version of Fast & Furious Doms Charger. LOL!
  22. Started roughing in a custom engine bay on another build. The build.
  23. Same as David I use Sharpie's, use them on my all my builds. Much quicker and easier to do touch ups and correct mishaps.
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