Sunday, November 14, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Thursday, October 28, 2010
It's still going to take a while to finish this. Getting the panels to line up perfectly and in the right place is no easy job.
I had a few runs due to impatience and paint incompatibility. Transparent silver and black didn't like each other in 10 degree ?HEAT? not ideal.
Anyway, it will tidy up nicely in the next few days. Still pissed about the side skirts.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Paint should flow in the next few days... after the bad weather passes.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
It's turning out to be pretty special. My combination of the Renown design and Efini colours will look pretty good I think.
Dashed lines will be silver, There will be some gun metallic and white with varying levels of pearl and transparancy.
Slightly changes with the dimensions of the body of course. small changes to make it all line up.
Just have to cut a few more masks then it's paint time!
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Why 210? Because this is the HPI 200mm shell + 10mm kit. It's going to be pretty cool!
This is the first time I have strapped the body panels together and I must say, Its got good dimensions.
Body colour white and transparent silver backed with white.
Silver Renown colour scheme.
RE-30 may become white!
Anyway, I have been busy with my real car, so the mini FD has had to wait.
BTW, I found my 10 year old MiniZ. Have to sort this out.... one day.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
The livery will be very close to this design based on the Le Mans 787B run at Autopolis in Japan around 1995.
I have previously thought about this for my next real car also.
I am going to run sleek lights with white cover surrounds and buckets rather than black to give a more integrated effect. I am not running light buckets on this one.
There will also be a small green pinstripe surrounding the green roof and hatch with silver in between.
The Hpi Stage D RE-Amemiya style body kit has soo many parts. It's going to be a pain to assemble but it should look good when complete.
My Hpi 19" RE-30 deep offset rims will probably be gold or bronzed. Le mans car runs Volks with gold centers and chrome dish so I may leave the rim of the RE-30 Chrome first. See what happens.
If I stuff up the paint. I'll just coat in Matt Green on the outside. Rauh Welt Style
Sunday, September 19, 2010
Happy Birthday to Drift Max Akihabara in Tokyo!.
I purchased my 200mm FD3s HPI body for my wide body project. yay!
To my surprise I got a free t-shirt for their 1 year opening celebration!
I have purchased a bunch of stuff from them in the past.
Check out Drift Max here.
Here is the difference in Japan. HPI bodies are made in the USA.
Retail... 3500yen. Drift Max Price. 2778Yen!!! Ye----haa!
Australia. $56.95!!!!! Lucky I got a discount!!!! Ye-----haa!
this is a 200mm FD3s with parts meant for the 190mm body. The front of the 200mm is 190mm so it's only the rear that may need some careful heat bending...
Gonna be cool!
I may post a trimming tutorial too.