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  1. My latest build, a 1990 Eunos Roadster by Tamiya. I used to own a Mariner Blue ‘90 Miata so I had to paint this one blue too! It’s Krylon Colormaxx gloss “True Blue.” The finish has more orange peel than I’d like, but I don’t have the patience for wet sanding and polishing ? It’s good enough for my shelf! Not much else to say really, this is a pretty simple curbside kit that goes together nice and is a quick and easy build.
  2. This one took a bit longer than anticipated, but its completed at last! Old Tamiya kit, started as a box-stock build for a online contest, but didn’t get finished in time. Mid-build, as the box-stock requirement was lifted, some aftermarket decals and small additions like foil, etc were used to liven it up a bit. Yes, the lights work, and it does run! And a few on a base before it got sealed in the case and put on the shelf! And here is the link to WIP thread in case you missed it. Th
  3. I'd been wanting to build a replica of an early Miata for a while, and I saw the original 1989 Miata showcar on the Mazda display at the New York auto show a couple of months back and took a bunch of pics to make a replica of the first of these cars that the world got to see. I used the Revell kit - from looking at pics online the Tamiya kit of the same model Miata looks a LOT better but is curbside, so I wanted to try one of these to get an idea of how it goes together and to see what I could learn about it for the next time I build one (or bash one from the Revell AND Tamiya kits). The
  4. I'm a little late to the party, but I wanted to post my 2018 completions, minus a 1950 Ford Convertible I built as a gift. It was a busy year outside of the model-building world!
  5. Hi. Here is Hasegawa's Mazda Cosmo Sport. I'm not a fan of curbside, but this was a really interesting subject. One of the mistakes that I made was not reading instructions beforehand. There are several holes in the model for different versions, and i neglected to fill them before I painted. I found a solution though, which was to take some used micro brushes, cut off the tip, and use a portion of the brush to fill the holes. Luckily, the color was a really close match to the white. Lesson learned, right? There is always something.
  6. Well here is my latest builds, a Honda beat and a Mazda autozam az1. A couple Japanese kei cars. I'm pretty happy with them since I have never built anything like them before lol. The autozam is box stock and the beat was lowered and photoetched emblems. Both have custom plates I made.
  7. Anybody (looking at you, Erik Smith ) have any content pics of the 1/25 AMT Mazda Rx-7 kit(s)? Not expecting much from a kit with a "one piece engine compartment", but I think this is the only 1/25 scale first gen RX-7, and it does have a separate hood, so maybe a halfway decent engine compartment? The body looks a bit "stubby" to my eyes, but hard to tell for sure. Mikado version:
  8. This model I got from amazon for $8. It is an Arii kit. They are a Japanese brand and this kit falls under their 1/32 Owners Club series which includes many unique vintage Japanese cars. Anyways, the Carol was Mazda's second passenger car and the 360 model was powered by a 360cc water cooled inline 4 motor that made about 19 Horses. The model is box stock except I just added some styrene rod to the sides to replicate the chrome trim that was supposed to be on the car. It took about a week to build and it was a fun quirky build.
  9. Know about the whole Photobucket thing and I never liked that service much anyway, so now I can post directly on the forum Anyway, here's 1/2 RX7s i'm working on on top of everything else on my plate. One is mostly the Cafe Racer with a big a$$ turbo and some other upgrades, and its already painted Tamiya Deep Blue Peril (will post that one later). This one is getting further body adjustments (opened up the headlight to put in some clear ones with sliver backing), suspension upgrades, and a 2005 GTO LS1 with a supercharger from the spares box. Note this may not be to everyone's taste, and th
  10. Simple build just added fuel injection, two tone interior and flocked. Used Historic Racing Miniatures rotary wheels chromed with alclad on Fujimi stretched tires.
  11. This was a fun quick build. Close replica to the Liberty Walk RX3.
  12. Has anyone ever built the arii 1/32 Mazda carol, if so what does it look like when it is finished and what is the kit quality like? pictures of the kit from online: the kit only has like 20 parts I think.
  13. Hi guys. This is my first Under Glass post. The build was a long one and it was a lot of fun. I learned a lot along the way and here she is in front of my recently completed garage facade.
  14. Evening gents. I'm coming back after my big DBS let down with a build heavy WIP, Tamiya's RX-7 R1. I've ditched the BLAH_BLAH_BLAH_BLAH stock turbos that where molded onto the oil pan, cut out the stock air box, battery, and intercooler for a custom setup. For one, I'm using a Hobby Design turbo to run a single turbo setup rather than the stock sequential setup. I pilfered an intercooler from my R-34 kit and a rear spoiler from my R-32 kit for a few more custom touches, as well as Aoshima 18 inch Gram Lights 57 Xtreme's instead of the stock wheels. Gram Lights: A few engine shots:
  15. Hey. I rarely post my projects on forums anymore but I figure I'd give it a shot for old times' sake. These are different versions of Aoshima's Mazda sports car kit. All three are painted with nail polish and cleared with Testors Wet-Look clear decanted and shot unthinned through my {Paasche H with a #3 tip @ 20psi. They will built as a part of a fictional club of street racers. The liveries will all have similarities and hopefully by posting this thread, it will motivate me to focus on finishing them. Thanks for looking. Antonio
  16. Hey guy's. This kit is from Aoshima. It's the Vary garage demo car. It's pretty box stock except for the wheels which are resin TE37V's. Added some carbon fiber to the rear diffuser and some interior details. The color is bright aqua pearl.
  17. Hi All, I'm currently working on a Fujimi Mazda Savanna GT. I'm looking at converting it to a drag car (in the vain of a Mazda RX3) There is no way the drag wheels from Hippie Hemi kit I have will fit under the current wheel arches. I presume there will be a fairly drastic modification needed to get the wheels to fit so i thought i'd ask for tips before i start. Cheers
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