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Old 07-01-2018, 02:31 AM   #1
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Nissan R390 GT1

Hi everyone,

Getting stuck into this one from Tamiya. Going to include the Hobby Design photo-etch set and CF decals. As I've got some really good reference photos of the engine bay I'm going to try and replicate as much of the hosing detail as possible.

Anyway into the build and a few progress pics - mostly working on the engine/gearbox and the turbo setup. Started filling and sanding the injection molds on the floor...



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Good start, one of my favorite Tamiya kits
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Good start. Holiday weekend here and I started on the same kit as well.
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Re: Nissan R390 GT1

Bit more progress... next step is to start on the carbon decals and start on all the hoses and fittings



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Re: Nissan R390 GT1

Looks great so far....
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Re: Nissan R390 GT1

Looks great. I started this one a while back and it kicked my butt. It is one of my future builds.
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Awesome detail on the engine!
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So some slow progress has been made. first stage of adding hosing and wiring is complete, started laying down the CF decals and adding the little things like rivets. Will need to add extra details once the firewall is ready. I also had a crack at doing my own springs. Took quite a few goes to get the right coil diameter and wire thickness but I'm pretty happy with how it came out for a first time.

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Looks great. The only thing that is a bit out of scale are the red wire tie-downs - they are about the same size as shock springs, so slightly out of scale. But that's minor.
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Got some colour on the body this weekend. First decal down and had a couple of issues with it but managed to rescue it.





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More progress made - engine bay I'm calling done and most of the decals are on the main body piece. Couldn't help myself and did a test fit to see how it was looking





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Wow, this is shaping up super nicely, wonderful job on the body paint and decals.
And that engine bay looks absolutely fantastic. Such a pretty car.
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Re: Nissan R390 GT1

Progress has been slow but I'm planning to get it done before I go overseas in December. Clear coat is on and polishing has started - I've got the engine cover done and the front fenders/front hood.



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