Thursday, June 28, 2012

J-Tin Model Inspiration...Web browsing.

Every now and then when I'm online I like to hit the search button for images. I look up stuff like "Shakotan" "Bosozoku" "Model Cars" "Hellaflush" "Stance" ect....ect, pretty much anything that has to do with cars. Here are some images I have found while doing so.

There are a ton of pics out there. I have even bumped into my own builds...

thanks for stopping by.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Updates On My Projects

As usual I seem to leave the updates on my projects last. I try my best to keep this spot up to date, but life just gets in the way of doing so.

The Celica has some chassis detailing done and sits on it's wheels now. First I started by modding a cross member from a Fujimi Ae86. I cut off the oil pan and splash guard details adjusted the arms and got a better looking member than what it had. Then I lightly weathered the chassis with the Tamiya weathering sets and a bit of a black wash from Citadel paints. The tail lights were painted with Tamiya clear red sprayed through my airbrush. I have also been working on the interior. I flocked the rear deck and carpet area with some flocking powder from Michaels art store. The seats were taken from aoshima AE86 kit that I "dirtied" a little using the citadel wash. I also used the shifter boot and gauge cluster decal. Im using the shifter from the Aoshima Kai wheel sets. They come with some extra parts and one of them are the clear shift knobs that come in different lengths and designs. I also used some Pioneer TS-X11 speakers, yeah old school beats..I'm a Wu Tang Clan fan, so thats what I'll be bumping..lols

Now, the Mark II has been getting some love as well. I mentioned that it's for an online contest on the Model Scientists forum. Well the deadline is this saturday...I'm pushing myself to finish it on time. I lagged it a bit on this one, but it's getting really close to being done. Now I'm thinking "damn, is it possible? I'm actually going to finish not only one, but 2 models this year??" of course it will be more than 2, but I'll save that for later.. I painted the details on the chassis which consist of the molded in engine, transmission and exhaust. The front and rear suspension is glue in place, which can only mean that my Stance is locked in. Rotors were painted with titanium silver and titanium gold. The calipers were done in transparent yellow. The chassis still needs a couple of parts to call it done, but they are on the way to being glued in place. The interior parts were painted in tan. I'll be using some Recaro seats. I printed up some plaid pattern decals that I hope will work. if not then maybe next time. Now, the body has recieved it's final putty call and has been sprayed in mica silver from Tamiya. I tried to find the .5mm set for my Iwata airbrush, but had no luck on finding the last part needed to use it. So I wipped out my Badger 350 and got the large tip out and went to town with. Unfortuantely I was asked by the dude running the contest to leave that update till saturday...ooooh the suspense...lmao.

My 67 Impala is just chillin and waiting to get done...lols how ever I did chrome up the frame using Alclad II gloss black base and chrome. It came out good for my first time using chrome the proper way. I also sprayed some of the interior tan from duplicolor vinyl paints. I person it looks just like vinyl..

Thats about it for today. I'll be getting back to work on these tonight, so I hope to have some more later on.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Announcements: Changing Blog address

Hello Everyone,

First, I want to thank all that have been following my blog and or have it saved in the "favorites" list of your browser.

Second, I will be changing the blog address to  coming july 1st at
midnight. I hope you all will see it.

Last but not least, I also have in mind of having some "scaled projects" stickers made up to sell at a very good price and for those model car builders that would like to sport the name on your builds, I'm thinking of making some water slide decals as well.

If you happen to see this posting, please feel free to save the address and use it after the 1st.

Again thanks to all that have been viewing and stay tuned as i will bring you more bad ass builds from many talented builders.

thank you


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Enter The Lions Den: Victor's J's Racing S2000 AKA "Lion Heart"

Today I bring you another S2000 built by member Victor AKA Backyardinc on the forums. This time around he has built a J's Racing inspired version. This one is partaking in a contest on the Model Scientists forum. The contest is called "StanceWars". Pretty much the name says it all.

Victor has taken another Tamiya Honda S2K and has made a masterpiece, artwork in static motion...haha if that makes sense.. There is a long list of many scratchbuilt parts on this one. The J's Racing front bumper and fenders are just one of the many that stand out. OEM strakes and rear fender flares add to the already aggressive front bumper. Underneath the open hood lyes the heart of this lion, an LS2 out of a Corvette. It looks as if it belongs in there. A wild zebra pattern adorns the engine bay along with some Samco style radiator hoses. The brake master and clutch master cylinders and booster are extra details as well. Lets take a peek at the interior, Mugen style roll cage-check, kevlar bucket seats-check, oh look a skateboard for cruising around. Take a closer look and you'll see a Go-pro camera and a carbon kevlar Password JDM center consol. Honestly, I can go on forever on the attention to detail, but I'm not. I'll let the pictures and the details list do all the talking from here.

"This tamiya Honda S2000 was built for a contest , called "stancewars" , ends in a few days on june 30 , 2012 . This WAS A GREAT CHALLENGE , not only to build something that can have a chance of winning , but to do so much scratch building , finding parts , paint process , in 4 months time , for me , that was insane . The project is finished and I am more than happy with it . I had my ups and downs with this project . Here is a list of stuff scratch built or put on the project :


=scratch built J's Racing front bumper
=scratch built J's Racing front fenders
=tamiya epson nsx mirrors , shortened
=tamiya epson nsx tow hook
=scratch built OEM honda s2000 side strake
=scratch built ASM rear fender flares
=tamiya epson nsx vent custom made to hood
=scratch built engine bay
=corvette motor mated to S2000 tranny
=scalemotorsports ZEBRA decal used for bay
=misc brake master cylinder,booster,clutch master cylinder
=short radiator , able to tuck under radiator support
=SAMCO camo radiator hoses , scratch built
=corvette intake box
=scalemotorsports carbon kevlar for the whole project
=chassis is box stock with paint detail
=scratch built exhuast pipes added to s2000 mufflers
=rims from tamiya calsonic R33 nissan skyline
=F1 style lug nut scratch built
=tires , resin version replica of aoshima stretch tires
=tamiya epson nsx front calipers , added to stock s2000 front rotors
=custom muffler tips
=MUGEN full roll cage
=racing seats with carbon kevlar backs
=PASSWORDJDM center console cover carbon kevlar
=carbon kevlar radio cover
=tamiya calsonic r33 digital race cluster , carbon kevlar
=carbon kevlar mirror from tamiya calsonic r33
=fujimi type r steering wheel
="knife" shift knob scratch built
=GoPro camera with stand scratch built
=matching scratch built skateboard
=fuzzi fur for carpet (flocking)
=techdecks skateboard , used stickers from there for windshield "finesse"

I think thats all , hopefully I didnt mess anything ...... this is also my first car I polished/buffed............. here you guys go ..."

This has got to be on of my favorite S2K built to date. I hope to see some more from Victor really soon. Just to throw it out there for the people in the East Coast near Jersey. Victor has a Diversified Scalerz model car meet happening in August. Check out the posting on MS forum.
It should be a good one to attend.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

How To Build A DRAGON: By Karl B.

As of tomorrow, it will be a whole month since I have been on here. I am here today to bring you another bad ass skyline build. This time around it's an R33 Skyline built by Karl Briffak. Karl has out done himself this time with this beast of a Skyline. Here, I'll formally introduce you to "The RED Dragon"

Karl took the Tamiya skyline and released it's inner beast by cutting open the hood and slapping an RB26 engine from the Tamiya R32 kit. Why Tamiya didn't do this to the R33 and R34 is quit odd, but when you see somone take the time to scratchbuild an engine bay for one of these all you can do is appreciate the beauty. There are plenty of scratchbuilt and modified parts along with a small list of aftermarket support to bring it to life. The side skirts and front lip are all cusom made and wrapped in carbon decal along with the B-pilar and OEM wing. Tucked under the wheel arches are a set of NISMO LM-GT wheels wrapped in Bridgestone tires. Behind those wheels lye some slotted rotors with OEM Nissan 4 piston front calipers and 2 piston rear calipers, enough to bring this beast to a stop. Pop open the hood and you'll see a very clean RB26 with a single turbo chillin on it's side. Just about everything you see under the hood is scratchbuilt. Although you can see it, the interior recieved the same treatment. It is nicely detaild with harness bars, race harness and a pair of Bride seats. As for the paint job, DO I really need to say anything??? simply beautiful.

A few details of the Dragon.

"Kit: Tamiya
Colour: Nissan AH3 Red Pearl Metallic with 2K clear
- Hobby Design HD02-0146 photo-etched set
- Modified lower part of front bumper
- Custom front splitter and new side-skirt lips
- Custom built rear bumper
- Exhaust modified to a single turbo with a new stainless-steel tip
- Tamiya Nissan Skyline RB26 engine from an R32 GT-R kit
- Scratch-built engine bay
- Scratch-built intercooler pipes, turbo, strut brace and air cleaner
- Model Scientists Bride Vorga seats and Tamiya Nismo Steering wheel
- Scratch-built harness bar behind front seats
- Aber photo-etched seat belt accessories with Tuner Model green harness
- Detailed Tamiya Nismo LMGT-4 rims with Tuner Model air valves
- Tamiya Bridgestone tires from a Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R
- Scale Motorsport carbon fibre decal applied to spoilers and window pillars
- Japanese tax disc and parking sticker from an Aoshima decal sheet

After 8 months in the making, it was about time to take it out of the garage!"


So I hope you enjoyed this beauty/beast as much as I did. I know several judges at a show/competition local to Karl enjoyed it, they enjoyed it so much that they awarded Karl for it.

Thanks for stopping by.