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Mazda rx-7 FD3S progress pictures.


Vyacheslav
01-26-2003, 10:20 PM
Yay :ylsuper i bought a new digi cam today, it isnt bad, still got to try all the options
http://therealtuning.m4driving.sm/Images/Mazda/DSCF0009.JPG
Any way, i started this kit a week ago or so. Its my second ever try to build a kit. I made a custom cage and a custom tach, which you will see from the pics below. I am going to paint the body in Metalic Blue testors paint using spray can. This kit was alright, some parts didnt fit properly but i fixed it. If you have questions please go ahead and ask.
http://therealtuning.m4driving.sm/Images/Mazda/DSCF0001.JPG
http://therealtuning.m4driving.sm/Images/Mazda/DSCF0002.JPG
http://therealtuning.m4driving.sm/Images/Mazda/DSCF0003.JPG
http://therealtuning.m4driving.sm/Images/Mazda/DSCF0004.JPG

SuPeRcAr_MaN
01-26-2003, 10:22 PM
Looking good. That camera takes some nice pics. Can't wait to see it when it's done. Should look good in that metallic blue. :flash:

64 Chevy
01-26-2003, 10:25 PM
i aggre that it will look good with that metallic blue, what were you going to paint the interior?

Guess I should have let all the picts load first.

Vyacheslav
01-26-2003, 10:30 PM
Originally posted by 64 Chevy
i aggre that it will look good with that metallic blue, what were you going to paint the interior?

Guess I should have let all the picts load first.
I painted it with Classic black testors spray can, and then 2 clear coats of gloss. It isnt too shiny.

chaos
01-26-2003, 11:11 PM
Looking good. Any more pix of the tach? I'd be interested to know how you made it.

supratuner
01-26-2003, 11:14 PM
looks good!

Vyacheslav
01-26-2003, 11:31 PM
Originally posted by chaos
Looking good. Any more pix of the tach? I'd be interested to know how you made it.
Give me one more hour, i want to let my batteries charge a bit. And i will post pics of what i used to make my tach. Was pretty simple :)

Vric
01-26-2003, 11:41 PM
Originally posted by Vyacheslav

Give me one more hour, i want to let my batteries charge a bit. And i will post pics of what i used to make my tach. Was pretty simple :)

Welcome in the world of Digital Camera :D bring on some 50$ AA batteries :rolleyes: anyway I tryed this cam before buying mine.. I think it's way to small for my big hand hehe

anyway.. your RX7 look on good way ! looking for more

Vyacheslav
01-26-2003, 11:51 PM
Originally posted by Vric


Welcome in the world of Digital Camera :D bring on some 50$ AA batteries :rolleyes: anyway I tryed this cam before buying mine.. I think it's way to small for my big hand hehe

anyway.. your RX7 look on good way ! looking for more
This cam does have a bad focus. As u can see by the pics, it takes a focus on the back ground, and i put the center square on the car. Any sugestions?

Synergyx
01-27-2003, 12:31 AM
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t83230.html

This will be a nice colour for RX-7 FD3S ~ Cheers!

Vyacheslav
01-27-2003, 12:46 AM
Originally posted by Synergyx
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t83230.html

This will be a nice colour for RX-7 FD3S ~ Cheers!
Yeh ive seen this one before, it looks very neat :)
So u went with paint and wax? no primer no clear :D
I woud like to know how did you attach ur wing?

kicker1_solo
01-27-2003, 12:50 AM
RHD ownz me :)

nice car

Vyacheslav
01-27-2003, 01:52 AM
A new pic, i am playing around with options

hirofkd
01-27-2003, 02:17 AM
Still not focused. What does the instruction booklet say about the minimum focal distance? It's usually in the table toward the end of a booklet.

tazdev
01-27-2003, 02:35 AM
looks good so far

Vyacheslav
01-27-2003, 03:28 AM
Ok i finaly got this thing to work like i want it to. Here is a full focus pictures of my interior and custom made roll cage and tach...

Vyacheslav
01-27-2003, 10:29 AM
Are we up for a little tutorial that i promised? :)
Ok here is the first part of it.
How to make a custom Tachometer Part 1
Step 1
Basicaly what we need, is X-acto knife, sand paper, and main parts frame which looks like this (not sure about tamiya kits, but fujimi has what we need)
http://therealtuning.m4driving.sm/Images/CustomTach/Step1.JPG
And what exactly we need, is this part in the middle, which will be our main subject for a tach.
http://therealtuning.m4driving.sm/Images/CustomTach/Step2.JPG
Step 2
Now we grab an X-acto knife, and simply cut this thing out, leaving one long side (will be needed later on) and other sides could be short or long, you will cut them away anyway later on.
http://therealtuning.m4driving.sm/Images/CustomTach/Step3.JPG
Now we need a tool to chop those things off by using this chopper tool (not sure what its called :smoker2: ) Then basicly smooth out the surface of the rear end using X-Acto knife.
http://therealtuning.m4driving.sm/Images/CustomTach/Step4.JPG




Ok thats all for today, i will post more later on, since i have no time right now. :)

bigfrit
01-27-2003, 10:42 AM
Nice and easy tutorial !
great !!
olivier

Vyacheslav
01-27-2003, 10:51 AM
Originally posted by bigfrit
Nice and easy tutorial !
great !!
olivier
Thanks man :sun:
You basicaly get what happend at the end right? You round the rear, and then round the base, make it smaller in diameter and sand it a bit of everything. :frog:

tomazws
01-27-2003, 04:06 PM
wow.. didn't know it would be that easy... damn i should've saved all the branches...

chaos
01-27-2003, 04:22 PM
Hey great little tutorial - very creative. Looking forward to the next instalment and the finished car!!

Vyacheslav
01-28-2003, 12:47 AM
Ok are we up for part two? This is getting harder :)
How to make a custom Tachometer Part 2
Step 3
Now we grab an X-Acto knife, and cut the shape similar to the one in the picture. Be careful tho, dont cut too much at the begining. Make it round by sanding out at the end.
Should look like that.
http://therealtuning.m4driving.sm/Images/CustomTach/Step5.JPG
http://therealtuning.m4driving.sm/Images/CustomTach/Step6.JPG
Step 4
Ok now its time to spray 2 light coats of primer. (no pics for this one, hope you know how to do that! :alien2: ) Then You can use brush or spray can to paint it in silver.
For the smaller part of the tach, where the orange button has to be, you can use smaller peace from the parts frame.
Step 5
Now is the decal time.
Thanks to Murco for posting these great textures. Simply measure the diameter of the guage, and then measure it off in any photo editing program and print.
http://files.automotiveforums.com/uploads/554714guagesblack.jpg
http://files.automotiveforums.com/uploads/476451gaugeswhite.jpg

Ok thats about it, it was pretty simple tutorial, anyone could do that.
Enjoy

Vyacheslav
01-29-2003, 11:02 PM
ok here is the first coat of the paint. The camera made it look very brigh and dark in some spots. Maybe because of the light or flash. Anyway in real life is very even and nice shiny blue metalic :)

endlesskev86
01-30-2003, 12:30 AM
WOW ...:eek: both the tachometer and the car looks very very nice
cant wait to see it when its done

Vyacheslav
01-30-2003, 01:31 AM
Ok i sprayed 3 thin coats on the body. It came out not bad for my second try i guess. But i dont get a clear reflection on the body, its kinda with riples. Like the water or something. Is it because of primer?
http://files.automotiveforums.com/uploads/838746DSCF0058.JPG
http://files.automotiveforums.com/uploads/677693DSCF0056.JPG

COZMO6476
01-30-2003, 01:37 AM
that is the dreaded orange peal effect. there should be something about it in the faq. what i would do is wait for the paint to totally dry. several days at least and if you can bear it, a week is better. sand it smooth, then polish. be very careful not to sand so much that you go to the primer. if you accidentally do sand too much like i have a knack for, you will have to add some more paint to cover those areas. just be careful and even cover the higher points on the body with masking tape cut to size. but before you do anything... see the faq for the real low down on orange peel

Vyacheslav
01-30-2003, 01:40 AM
HAVE A GOOD READ HERE (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?s=&postid=547069&t=9066#post547069)

COZMO6476
01-30-2003, 01:45 AM
wax WON'T do the trick. wax is designed to hide the small scratches that happen during a polish. the only way to smooth out an orange peel is to gently sand the roughness away. to avoid the orange peel, your going to have to read the faq cuz i dont feel it is necessary or appropriate for me to rewrite what already has been written. click here ==>FAQ (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t63623.html)

Vyacheslav
01-30-2003, 03:52 PM
Took some outside shots. I am not sure if this peal makes the car look bad. Ur opinions?
http://therealtuning.m4driving.sm/Images/Mazda/DSCF0065.JPG
http://therealtuning.m4driving.sm/Images/Mazda/DSCF0066.JPG

Integra14
01-30-2003, 04:40 PM
I just had the orange peel problem on my 300ZX shown below...i do'nt know if yours is worse than mine was, but this is what i did....

1. sanded down with 1700 GRit sandpaper
2. washed with water
3. dried
4. Painted again~

hope this helps!

Vyacheslav
03-31-2003, 08:07 PM
Hi guys, alot happend since i took those pictures. The car is almost done, but i am not happy with it, also i gain alot of expirience doing this kit, and wont repeat those mistakes again.
I will be stripping the body paint soon, since it has more then 7 coats of paint (couldnt get it just right) also clear coat always screwed up the paint :(

http://members.shaw.ca/carlover/RX7progress/Image008.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/carlover/RX7progress/Image009.jpg
http://members.shaw.ca/carlover/RX7progress/Image010.jpg

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