Initial D World - Discussion Board / Forums
   
Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )Resend Validation Email

DJ Panel ( Server Stats )   Song History   Initial D World Chat Room (Discord)   Broadband Stream
RADIO BROADCAST » streaming at 96kbps with 13 unique listeners, playing (WMMT3 OST) Supreme Folly

       

  Important Rules
• Please use the Search function before you start a topic. Posting a repeated thread will result in a verbal warning.
• Advertising without any actual participation in the forums is consider spamming. Violator will be issued an actual warning.
• Post Initial D / Automotive related merchandise here. Unrelated threads will be locked and the topic starter could receive a verbal warning.

» FORUM MODERATOR : FORUM MODERATOR

16 Pages  « 14 15 16  ( Go to first unread post )

Views: 149,678  ·  Replies: 391 
> Initial D model kits, show them off
Superfistmonkey5
Posted: Nov 20 2010, 05:15 PM


Shmuck
*

Group: Members
Posts: 1
Member No.: 36,668
Joined: Nov 20th 2010
Location: Update Profile





QUOTE (marcopreto @ Apr 28 2009, 11:16 AM)
I finally completed the Proj D FD3S model. There are several problems with it (namely the rear light cluster, other little problems with part fitting and I got severe problems with clear coat application - this last one was completely solved).

Here are some photos:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/mar...3S_ProjD_31.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/mar...3S_ProjD_32.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/mar...3S_ProjD_33.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/mar...3S_ProjD_34.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/mar...3S_ProjD_35.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/mar...3S_ProjD_36.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/mar...3S_ProjD_37.jpg

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a328/mar...3S_ProjD_38.jpg

Cheers

Marco Preto

Not to be a dick, but Keisukes RX-7 is a Zenki RX-7(a '92 model).

So your tail lights are wrong, they would be the old style tails and not the present RX-7 tails('98 model)..

You can see the correct tails on a previous page here, the Keisuke RX-7 with the Mazdaspeed front kit.

Personally my favorite kit for the FD, but the RE-Amemiya kit you made is perfect and definitely second to that!

If you wanna really try to make a hard model may i recommend you the Veilside R1 Street Drag (r32), Abflug s900 (supra) or the Scoot RX-7, they are really beautiful machinery.
marcopreto
Posted: Nov 25 2010, 06:23 AM


IDW Expert Member
******

Group: Members
Posts: 149
Member No.: 6,599
Joined: Apr 11th 2005
Location: Portugal





Yes, you're absolutly right about the rear light cluster type being wrong for Keisukes RX-7.

I made a small comment about it and many other problems with this Fujimi model.
If I decided to make a correct version of the latest leavery of Keisukes RX-7 I would probably have to mix parts from 2 or 3 different kits (and probably still made some parts myself). I thought about it, but I don't do this for a living, so you can imagine that my time dedicated to the hobby is a bit limited and although I would love to have a perfect representation of Keisuke's FD3S, I have many other modelling projects to make (presently I'm working on more than 20 models, ranging from fantasy scale figures, to sci-fi, including also cars (obviouly), airplanes, AFV and historic figurines). I've recently completed an AFV model that took me almost 4 years to complete, and although it was research to the best of my abilities, it still has some areas where I simply had to make a "calculated guess".

Regarding the Veilside R1 Street Drag (r32), I bought a model (not the fujimi 1:12 scale model, as I only build cars in 1:24 or 1:25 scale) some 5 years ago to build it, where I would have to make the body kit myself, along with all the engine modifications, but already gave up that idea and my current plan is to build a R342! I've seen one making a drift demonstration in my home town a few years ago and fell in love with it's looks (but haven't started it yet, nor will it be started in a near future).

Cheers
Marco Preto

sideways
Posted: Nov 29 2010, 04:13 AM


We're the People's Front of Judea!
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 13,121
Member No.: 1,355
Joined: Feb 28th 2004
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada





either way its interesting to see
Möbius
Posted: Nov 29 2010, 04:48 PM


IDW Top Poster
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 33,844
Member No.: 3,524
Joined: Oct 2nd 2004
Location: Update Profile





Marco's work is excellent no matter what.

I wish I had his patience and skill when I was into WWII era model planes. sad.gif
Proud Contributor of Initial D World Forums
marcopreto
Posted: Nov 30 2010, 01:59 AM


IDW Expert Member
******

Group: Members
Posts: 149
Member No.: 6,599
Joined: Apr 11th 2005
Location: Portugal





Thank you all for your kind words.

My last post here was a bit defendive, but I just wanted to say that I was aware of the shorcomings of that particular model. I did studied the manga drawings and addressed the problems that I could easilly solve. I could have sorced out a Zenki model kit to sacrifice for the rear lights and the underside chassis (and I would have to search for an acurate one), but I'm sure that I would find a great number of fiting problems when joining everything together. So I made a compromise, allowing me to complete the model in a resonable timeframe. Just to put things in perpective, remember how long ago I've started the AE86? Well, it's not completed yet! And that model will also include inacuracies and other areas oversimplified.

Thanks for the suport.

Cheers

Marco Preto

This post has been edited by marcopreto on Nov 30 2010, 02:00 AM
TakumiEight-Six
Posted: Dec 22 2010, 03:36 PM


IDW Full Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 33
Member No.: 35,064
Joined: Mar 5th 2010
Location: carteret NJ





QUOTE (cham2020 @ Nov 6 2007, 08:12 AM)
Well guys, honestly, I am one hell of an Evo maniac.. just can't stop building them. Some are old builds so don't mind about those badly build models.......

Here we go....
I currently have Evo 3,5,6,7,8 build up..
I can't find an Evo IX temporary but I will hunt for it.
Evo 4 is under progress ...
Evo 1 and Evo 2 still pending while waiting modifications part for the Hasegawa Evo III to be converted to Evo 1 and Evo 2.


Rallies? Yes, but no time to build.. crying2.gif crying2.gif crying2.gif

Here is all my 1/24 Evo's that are completed except for one.. in rebuild progress to be a tuners edition....

13 Evo's total...( One is the Evo VII Panda Style that i showcased earlier)

The group shot..
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/cham2020/IMG_0813-1.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/cham2020/IMG_0812-2.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/cham2020/IMG_0811.jpg

Well, Red Devils... Other colors are not allowed ! laugh.gif
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/cham2020/IMG_0820-2.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/cham2020/IMG_0819-1.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/cham2020/IMG_0818-3.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/cham2020/IMG_0817-2.jpg

Subaru came in ..Evo's are unhappy(Just a joke..no hard feelings to Subaru fans) smile.gif
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/cham2020/IMG_0834-2.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/cham2020/IMG_0827-2.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/cham2020/IMG_0831-2.jpg

They surrounded Subaru.... And lastly gone in peace... Meet dismiss... rolleyes.gif
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/cham2020/IMG_0826-1.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/cham2020/IMG_0825-2.jpg
http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y30/cham2020/IMG_0822-2.jpg


Rest of the shots...
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/cham2021/IMG_0986.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/cham2021/IMG_0985.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/cham2021/IMG_0984.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/cham2021/IMG_0994.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b373/cham2021/IMG_1014.jpg

so....many.....EVOS!!!! how long did it take you to build them all? im guessing the T.M. edition took a long time
Smiley_DC2
Posted: Dec 22 2010, 05:42 PM


Akagi's LanEvo Killer
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 7,472
Member No.: 1,751
Joined: May 3rd 2004
Location: Sydney, Australia





yo marcopreto, any updates on the AE86 trueno??

looking forward to seeing any progress you've made!! w00t2.gif
thestreetzking
Posted: Apr 11 2011, 03:12 PM


IDW Jr. Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 57
Member No.: 28,571
Joined: Feb 1st 2008
Location: NY





I just ordered the 180sx kit off ebay, however its probably gonna take a month to get here sad.gif gonna be my first kit but im pumped and planning on taking my time!!

Sorry for the bump!
lester7c
Posted: Nov 2 2011, 04:39 PM


IDW God Member
*******

Group: Members
Posts: 188
Member No.: 27,932
Joined: Dec 25th 2007
Location: here... in my house.....





user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 720 x 540. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 720 x 540. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.

user posted image
user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 720 x 405. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 720 x 404. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 720 x 404. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 720 x 404. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 720 x 404. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.

thanks sir
user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 720 x 404. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 720 x 404. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 720 x 404. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.


This post has been edited by lester7c on Nov 2 2011, 04:40 PM
Import_Lexus
Posted: Nov 10 2011, 11:38 AM


IDW Regular Member
********

Group: Members
Posts: 211
Member No.: 22,550
Joined: Dec 25th 2006
Location: Canada





The Teggy looks dope !
lester7c
Posted: Nov 26 2011, 02:12 PM


IDW God Member
*******

Group: Members
Posts: 188
Member No.: 27,932
Joined: Dec 25th 2007
Location: here... in my house.....





thanks man biggrin.gif
Animefreak1983
Posted: Dec 7 2011, 01:23 PM


IDW Full Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 42
Member No.: 38,152
Joined: Dec 6th 2011
Location: Illinois





About how large in inches not scale ( I know nothing about scale)
are most of the base line initial D models ?
Ralli380Gvr4
Posted: Jan 8 2013, 11:14 AM


IDW Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 13
Member No.: 40,034
Joined: Jan 8th 2013
Location: Update Profile





I like it! I need to get back into model building... sad.gif
Takumi Trueno
Posted: Jan 21 2013, 03:42 PM


IDW Goldmember
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 3,833
Member No.: 2,098
Joined: Jun 24th 2004
Location: Bay Area, California





Would someone like to make me a RX-7 A-Spec model from the show?
Boost1995
Posted: Jan 25 2013, 07:48 AM


Request Title - PM Mods
**********

Group: Members
Posts: 426
Member No.: 31,272
Joined: Dec 6th 2008
Location: Woodstock GA





I agree Ralli, I've been working on the same model for over 2 years. Not initiald but still a car. Nice models everyone!!!
marcopreto
Posted: Apr 18 2018, 01:50 AM


IDW Expert Member
******

Group: Members
Posts: 149
Member No.: 6,599
Joined: Apr 11th 2005
Location: Portugal





After a very loooong time on the "shelf of shame", the tofu shop trueno model returned to my workbench.

Bad news is that after such a long time, the clear coat I had applied was all cracked! At the time I was using a generic lacquer gloss coat from motip, if I remember correctly, and this lacquer dries really hard and so it is very brittle. I've stooped using it for my scale models (bit still like it very much for varnishing brass sheet that I use as labels for the bases of some models).

I decided to sand out most of the cracked clear coat and try to save the decals. I did not give up on this model simply because I had scratched built all the rear suspension elements, including the rear axis and differential housing. It was rewarding that I simply could not throw it away.

So here's a part that I start building more than 10 years ago and was just completed (it's the panhard rod of the rear suspension).

user posted image


So all the undercarriage parts got a quick paint job and were fixed in place.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 1200 x 800. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.


user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 1200 x 800. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.


I also tried to had some dirt and grime to the bottom of the model, using Ammo's engine grime, engine oil and PLW dust products (all enamel based), applying them with brush, airbrush and sponge.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 1200 x 800. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.


user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 1200 x 800. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.


And here are two photos of the chassis on its wheels, showing the interior, completed some 10 years ago.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 1200 x 800. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.


user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 1200 x 800. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.


And here is the model shell. I'm presently applying white colour everywhere there are problems. I still have to touch up the black areas and clear coat the whole thing.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 1200 x 800. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.


I hope to finally complete it soon.



Cheers

Marco Preto
http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com
marcopreto
Posted: Apr 30 2018, 05:27 AM


IDW Expert Member
******

Group: Members
Posts: 149
Member No.: 6,599
Joined: Apr 11th 2005
Location: Portugal





After more than 10 years in the making, I finally completed this model. The result is not something I'm proud of, but at least it's completed and now there is space in the workbench for another project (this one was on and off the workbench for so long that the previously applied clear coat had to be sanded off as it cracked in so many places...).

Well, here are some photos of my Fujiwara Tofu Shop AE86 in 1:24 scale (Fujimi kit #183213):

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 1200 x 800. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 1200 x 800. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 1200 x 800. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 1200 x 800. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 1200 x 800. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 1200 x 800. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 1200 x 800. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 1200 x 800. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.

user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 1200 x 800. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.


Cheers

Marco Preto
http://mpminiatures.wordpress.com

16 Pages  « 14 15 16