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#1 OFFLINE   StratosWRC

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:11 PM

Well this one I bought already modded on ebay. Modifications consisted of the Mine's decals, blue steering wheel (that'll be coming out), and wheels/brakes. There was also a very nice fartcan  single exit exhaust at the back. It's great to have all of these things because the build is essentially half way done. All I gotta do is take care of the engine and the interior.

I started with something simple, clear coating (with a brush) the Mine's decals. I don't know what it is about the Mine's livery. I love it, and had it been a regular R33 (which it still is I guess), I don't think I would have been as motivated to customize it.

At first I toyed with the idea of slotting the R390 engine into this, but I sized it up and it won't fit. Shame, that would have been epic. The interior will get some seats and harnesses, new steering wheel probably, pedals.

Haven't even looked at the engine yet, to be honest.

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Posted 23 July 2017 - 10:14 PM

Ohh! This one looks interesting! :yahoo:  It's a no brainer to why AUTOart didn't create a "Mines" Nissan skyline GT-R or even a Nismo 400R? :dunno:  Nice Job Wes! :eusa_clap:

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Posted 24 July 2017 - 05:19 PM

 D N, on 23 July 2017 - 10:14 PM, said:

Ohh! This one looks interesting! :yahoo:  It's a no brainer to why AUTOart didn't create a "Mines" Nissan skyline GT-R or even a Nismo 400R? :dunno:  Nice Job Wes! :eusa_clap:

Yeah I'm surprised they didn't do a 400R, considering Nismo is a factory outfit, but I doubt they would make something as obscure as a Mine's Nissan. I doubt too many people even know about them unless they played Gran Turismo back in the day.
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Posted 25 July 2017 - 06:47 PM

WOW !!!!

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 12:23 AM

Nice, I remember seeing this (had black JGTC nismo wheels on it?)
Have you clearcoated only the decals or the full panels? Does it give a raised edge or is it smooth?

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Posted 26 July 2017 - 07:25 AM

 baseb8, on 26 July 2017 - 12:23 AM, said:

Nice, I remember seeing this (had black JGTC nismo wheels on it?)
Have you clearcoated only the decals or the full panels? Does it give a raised edge or is it smooth?

Yes it's got those wheels. I just clear coat the decals. It isn't perfect. Impossible to get the edges right and tiny dust particles do get trapped. But better than yellow decals! The edge is not smooth but not raised either. Gradual
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Posted 09 October 2017 - 06:53 PM

A few pics of the progress

This is a reservoir thingy with a heat shield and a lid I made out of some junk

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Photo etch pedals as per usual

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Working on the intake. There will be quite a bit of scratch built parts to be made and such, so I sanded it down for now. Will be repainting it. I decided to make the valve cover purple kinda like on this car here:

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The whole gear console is flat and one dimensional so I made the gear knob white and the "leather" parts gloss black for a bit of differentiation.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 12:56 AM

Nice! What wheels are you thinking of putting on it?

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 10:02 AM

Just the ones it came with, which are some black nismo wheels
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Posted 10 October 2017 - 04:22 PM

Nice! I really like to see this finished! I really like the way the normal R33 looks with the GT4 wheels.

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Posted 10 October 2017 - 04:37 PM

nice build, looks good so far.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 05:37 AM

Purple cover is the business! What paint did you use for that?

Crazy how much is going on in that 1:1 engine bay, makes me drool.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 10:29 AM

 lateapex, on 11 October 2017 - 05:37 AM, said:

Purple cover is the business! What paint did you use for that?

Crazy how much is going on in that 1:1 engine bay, makes me drool.

Makes me go "oooft" as I scratch my head trying to figure out how to replicate a good chunk. Oh and the purple is tamiya PS18
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Posted 13 October 2017 - 03:26 PM

Looks very good, I really like to see the engine :occasion14:

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 04:42 AM

looks good sofar. could use some carbon details :drool5:

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Posted 15 October 2017 - 09:35 AM

 TK-Diecast, on 15 October 2017 - 04:42 AM, said:

looks good sofar. could use some carbon details :drool5:

I was actually thinking of applying some to the engine bay. Just not sure where yet
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Posted 15 October 2017 - 01:03 PM

The r34 Z tune had carbon skinned strut tops, I’ve always wanted to add that detail to mine. Would be cool on an r33 too :)

Or a big carbon air induction box
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Posted 24 October 2017 - 10:56 PM

Some more progress...

Rivets for the steering wheel
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Working on the air intake
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Just waiting for a nismo decal now

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Turbos received some silver and "exhaust manifold" paint, rivets, and the middle part is chromed. Also there is a tiny rivet on the turbine that no one will ever see lol

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Intercooler

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And this thing... oil catch can? Coolant overflow tank?

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Posted 25 October 2017 - 01:35 AM

Very cool so far. The intercooler wouldn’t have a cap on it though , do you airbrush or use a brush?
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Posted 25 October 2017 - 05:33 AM

 Petey, on 25 October 2017 - 01:35 AM, said:

Very cool so far. The intercooler wouldn’t have a cap on it though , do you airbrush or use a brush?

Yes it's the radiators with the caps. Good point lol. I use either a can or a brush
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Posted 25 October 2017 - 06:15 AM

Very nice. Save the cap for the radiator though! :eusa_clap: :occasion14:
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Posted 25 October 2017 - 09:27 PM

Okay here's the actual radiator lol. Got this one from an R390, so it stays within the Nissan family and has a cool Calsonic text as well.

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Then I made the throttle linkage. The autoart one is just a plastic bulge on the intake, no structure whatsoever

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And it goes on top of the intake. This is what the real thing looks like.

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Close enough lol.

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Sorry about the crappy pics. I have zero lighting and usually do this work at night.

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Posted 26 October 2017 - 12:41 AM

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 02:58 PM

Looking real good so far, keep it coming.....

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 07:16 PM

Looks great,those turbos look perfect




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