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#1 OFFLINE   StratosWRC

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 08:58 PM

Hey y'all.

I don't know if you saw my previous custom NSX. If you didn't, it was this one:

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All I did was change the wheels and the exhaust tips, and everything else was left stock. This time I got a different colour, and decided to REALLY go in depth, as this model has great potential. I like to provide pics of the disassembly, in case you guys are curious to see what it looks like inside.

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The detail is actually not bad, but if you look closer, there's a lot to be desired.

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The engine is as boring as they come.

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The front end is even worse.

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The underbody has a lot of potential. With some colour coding, rivets and wires, it should really come alive. Also all that excess plastic from the mold needs to be trimmed off. EDIT: I went and checked some reference images of the exhaust, and the real thing actually looks like that. So it's not untrimmed molding. Still gonna try to take it off though, it looks terrible.

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The chassis is very yellow.

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Should be a fun project. Just have to decide what wheels to use this time.

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:11 PM

You have the one with inverted seats, early models had that mistake, switch them around when you're at it :)

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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:15 PM

View Postocz4life, on 04 July 2017 - 09:11 PM, said:

You have the one with inverted seats, early models had that mistake, switch them around when you're at it :)

I noticed that! I thought they looked funny, but I'm like oh well, I'm sure the japanese knew what they were doing lol thanks!
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 09:29 PM

Is it really that easy to dismantle? No glue, no hidden trapdoors and fire breathing dragons? I will be watching this build keenly.
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 10:37 PM

Damn! I've always considered this one of AutoArt's finest efforts. (In fact, I think I was saying this elsewhere on this forum just today.) I've always thought of it as not having much room for improvement. Can't wait for you to get started and prove me wrong.
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Posted 04 July 2017 - 11:11 PM

I think the details are great, especially by comparing them with the new models.
I really appreciate the work that you or others do .... some kind of artwork :eusa_clap: . Very interesting and I'll be waching with interest the next steps.

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Posted 05 July 2017 - 07:45 AM

View Postwinstoncds, on 04 July 2017 - 09:29 PM, said:

Is it really that easy to dismantle? No glue, no hidden trapdoors and fire breathing dragons? I will be watching this build keenly.

Surprisingly, yes. Maybe I got enough practice by now.

View PostPacMan, on 04 July 2017 - 10:37 PM, said:

Damn! I've always considered this one of AutoArt's finest efforts. (In fact, I think I was saying this elsewhere on this forum just today.) I've always thought of it as not having much room for improvement. Can't wait for you to get started and prove me wrong.
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I would say the detail is there but it could be further refined. Plastic replaced with metal if possible, colour coding etc

View PostCristi, on 04 July 2017 - 11:11 PM, said:

I think the details are great, especially by comparing them with the new models.
I really appreciate the work that you or others do .... some kind of artwork :eusa_clap: . Very interesting and I'll be waching with interest the next steps.

Thank you! The detail is great, but not very refined
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Posted 06 July 2017 - 01:26 PM

this is just amazing....the autoart is so nice, excited to see how it turns out!

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Posted 06 July 2017 - 03:18 PM

Cool! I'm glad to see what this one looks like taken apart! :omg: ..interesting as I thought that it would be more complicated, but looks like you'll have your way with making it truly your own NSX! :yahoo: Looking forward to this build! :occasion14:

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 06:33 AM

The NSX is very easy to take apart as everything is attached by screws. No glue.

Very good model.

I've put a bodykit on mine and dark blue paint, however I was too lazy to put it back together yet.


Looking forward to your build , yellow is one of the best colors for the NSX.

I'd suggest 17" and 18" Re30 , painted bronze

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 07:49 AM

View PostSupra Mkiv, on 07 July 2017 - 06:33 AM, said:

The NSX is very easy to take apart as everything is attached by screws. No glue.

Very good model.

I've put a bodykit on mine and dark blue paint, however I was too lazy to put it back together yet.


Looking forward to your build , yellow is one of the best colors for the NSX.

I'd suggest 17" and 18" Re30 , painted bronze

Thank you! Indeed there was no glue. You should finish yours and post some pics. As for the wheels, I'm going with 18" and 19" BBS LM (again) in silver, with a polished lip. It'll also have a bigger spoiler in black or maybe carbon.
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Posted 23 July 2017 - 07:36 PM

Alright so the first thing I did was fix the awful gear knob cause it had a fat mold line on it. So I sanded that away and repainted it. It's a ridiculous thing to start with but it irritated me lol

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After that I detailed the rear suspension and bottom of the engine. So now you can tell which is which. I weathered it and added a lot of rivets.

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The engine only received some rivets for now, while I decide what else I can do with it.

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Meanwhile I'll be scratch building this part cause it's very sad looking.

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Edited by StratosWRC, 24 April 2018 - 05:27 PM.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 07:57 PM

Very nice so far, small details are what makes a very good model in a great one so keep it up!

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 02:15 PM

Nice! I have the white Type R and I dont think I have ever seen the underbelly, haha. Looks nice actually.

For the engine a easy way to spruce it up with zero effort is to clearcoat some of the plastic (if parts of it are more glossy in real life).

I agree with Supra Mkiv about 17"+18" but I know you will never listen to us. :)

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:18 PM

Thanks boys

View Postlateapex, on 24 July 2017 - 02:15 PM, said:

Nice! I have the white Type R and I dont think I have ever seen the underbelly, haha. Looks nice actually.

For the engine a easy way to spruce it up with zero effort is to clearcoat some of the plastic (if parts of it are more glossy in real life).

I agree with Supra Mkiv about 17"+18" but I know you will never listen to us. :)

Good point about the gloss. I'll check that out. And yeah, I won't be listening lol
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Posted 03 August 2017 - 08:42 PM

Bit of progress.

Wheels painted, clear coated, with bbs center caps (also clear coated)

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Pedals

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Recaro decals and takata belts.

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I hate the engine in this model. Really hard to work with and I can't come up with anything that'll make it look good. I added a couple things and called it a day.

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Interior

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Engine

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Note the new resin spoiler from TK. That one will be a mix of carbon and gloss black.

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Edited by StratosWRC, 24 April 2018 - 05:28 PM.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 02:00 AM

Looks much better already but totally agree on the engine side of things. I'm sure you'll make it good enough though!
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Posted 04 August 2017 - 06:20 AM

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 07:51 AM

Cool project! Good luck with the build!

Looks like safe belts installed incorrect. Or it's just preliminary variant?

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 11:09 AM

View Postshim, on 04 August 2017 - 07:51 AM, said:

Cool project! Good luck with the build!

Looks like safe belts installed incorrect. Or it's just preliminary variant?

Oh I have no idea how they're supposed to be, I just put them on lol
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Posted 04 August 2017 - 11:23 AM

Hahaha , I'd suggest to fix the belts lol.

Concerning the engine...

you could paint the cylinder bank covers in red.

I , personally have a one of 3D printed supercharger for my nsx. I guess thats the only way to get a real improvement on that nsx motor
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Posted 04 August 2017 - 11:30 AM

Cool wing! Nao shaow as de veals.

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 01:20 PM

View PostStratosWRC, on 04 August 2017 - 11:09 AM, said:

View Postshim, on 04 August 2017 - 07:51 AM, said:

Cool project! Good luck with the build!

Looks like safe belts installed incorrect. Or it's just preliminary variant?

Oh I have no idea how they're supposed to be, I just put them on lol

looks like belts from TK, anyway, here is how it should look

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pcs by TK as well

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Posted 04 August 2017 - 04:00 PM

Yeah I don't know, that looks a bit extreme. I don't want the lower ones to show, kinda like this

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Edited by StratosWRC, 24 April 2018 - 05:28 PM.

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 02:42 AM

In that pic the side clip probably slipped out the side hole. You have to attach the belt to something and seal the driver in, its not a backpack. :)

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