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#1 OFFLINE   StratosWRC

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 07:02 PM

Hello fellow money wasters

I decided to start a thread to upload pics I take when I have nothing to do. It'll be pics of my customs mostly, as well as models in the "before" stage. I'll also show pics of 1:1s I use as inspiration for my builds.

Let's start off with the AE86.

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 09:23 PM

A thread full of tuned JDM sounds like a good thread to me!

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:18 PM

A Great start to your thread,this looks full of excellent detail and fantastic to see. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :yahoo: :occasion14:

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 12:00 AM

Good idea and a very promising start - looking forward to see more... :coolpics:

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 12:35 AM

Nice Hatci-roku, engine is superb as always.

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 03:11 AM

Cracking stuff, looking forward to seeing all of these in one place!

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 09:24 AM

Thanks guys! This thread is meant to be a showcase AND a discussion so feel free to give me opinions and suggestions on builds.

I got this autoart GS430 the other day for only $90 cad ($70 USD, 45 GBP)

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and I'm wanting to do this to it

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Unfortunately I can't access the engine pic at work, but take my word for it, it's not too exciting. Better than stock, but not good enough. So I'm thinking of getting an engine from the autoart R35 and swapping it in.
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 10:41 AM

I like where you're going with the GS wes, the R35 swap is a bit weird, any way to get something more toyota based (2jz or the LFA V10?).
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 11:19 AM

View PostOut of Gear, on 15 November 2018 - 10:41 AM, said:

I like where you're going with the GS wes, the R35 swap is a bit weird, any way to get something more toyota based (2jz or the LFA V10?).

lfa v10 is an amazing idea. See I knew there would be benefits to having this thread. Thanks!
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 11:22 AM

That GS is one hell of a project, did you find someone to paint it for you?

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 11:29 AM

Wow this is going to be a" must see at all cost" thread. I love what you are looking to achieve it's a stunner and the V10 would be cream on the cake for me,Wow Wow wow. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :occasion14:

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 12:04 PM

View Postironsim, on 15 November 2018 - 11:22 AM, said:

That GS is one hell of a project, did you find someone to paint it for you?

Yeah I asked Pete. There is some body work to be done, including the hood, and that along with the paint is something I've never done before and what he's excellent at so I'll defer to him!

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Wow this is going to be a" must see at all cost" thread. I love what you are looking to achieve it's a stunner and the V10 would be cream on the cake for me,Wow Wow wow. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :occasion14:

Thanks Darren! Now let's hope I can find one lol
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Posted 15 November 2018 - 01:27 PM

Wow - that’s what I call an ambitious project!! :rock:
Looking very much forward to see the progress here...

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Posted 15 November 2018 - 07:18 PM

Build that Lexus, that is fat as hell. Tough looking 4 door for sure

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 11:26 AM

The other one I got is the bugeye STI

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which I specifically wanted in silver so I could make this

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Except maybe with a wing

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And of course there is no shortage of source material for engines

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 08:11 PM

Wow!! This is the type of thread that can follow for sure! :eusa_clap:  Looking forward to more posts, but this is a really GREAT start Wes!! :occasion14:

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 10:42 PM

You have decided to collect 1/18 JDM cars after the purchase of your 1/1 JDM ?

How many models do you have in progress ? 15 ? 20 ?
You will have to hire Pete for the next 12 months to build your projects :giggle:

The Lexus is cool but the base model, the bodywork, the paint + some parts and the shipping to the UK.... :twocents: i wouldn't spend the price of an Exoto to build that model :nice:
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Posted 17 November 2018 - 12:17 AM

View PostFloper54, on 16 November 2018 - 10:42 PM, said:

You have decided to collect 1/18 JDM cars after the purchase of your 1/1 JDM ?

How many models do you have in progress ? 15 ? 20 ?
You will have to hire Pete for the next 12 months to build your projects :giggle:

The Lexus is cool but the base model, the bodywork, the paint + some parts and the shipping to the UK.... :twocents: i wouldn't spend the price of an Exoto to build that model :nice:

who's counting anyway? Lol

Edited by StratosWRC, 17 November 2018 - 12:30 AM.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 04:47 PM

Love the RX7. Was too late to get the Blue Mica. I kinda want the efini version in white as well. Tempted to cannibalize an ignition model for it lol. But I'm scared parts might not fit due to small scale diffrences. I'm not sure if the front lip on the RE-Amemiya, for example, is glued on or part of the body.

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Posted 17 November 2018 - 05:46 PM

That looks great, really great in black , this is one of the JDM car I like the most, dont know why I never got one :/

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Posted 18 November 2018 - 12:14 AM

View Postironsim, on 17 November 2018 - 05:46 PM, said:

That looks great, really great in black , this is one of the JDM car I like the most, dont know why I never got one :/

We all have that one (or many) model that we never got for whatever reason. The great thing about this one is that for once I don't have to replace the seats!
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Posted 19 November 2018 - 02:27 AM

The RX-7 from Autoart is an absolute gem, glad I found my white one. But I think the tuned one is disgusting lol, those crappy BBS and that funky spoiler when they could've done a much nicer looking tuned one with TE37's or Meisters and a nice wing etc.

Did you see the turbo 4 rotor at Sema?

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Just listen to it!
https://youtu.be/xQjqImHruJE

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Posted 19 November 2018 - 07:09 AM

View Postbaseb8, on 19 November 2018 - 02:27 AM, said:

The RX-7 from Autoart is an absolute gem, glad I found my white one. But I think the tuned one is disgusting lol, those crappy BBS and that funky spoiler when they could've done a much nicer looking tuned one with TE37's or Meisters and a nice wing etc.

Did you see the turbo 4 rotor at Sema?


Just listen to it!
https://youtu.be/xQjqImHruJE

Jesus that thing is insane. I would like those wheels and the wing for it. Would be fun to try to do the hood
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Posted 21 November 2018 - 03:06 PM

Evooooooooooo

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 04:21 PM

Evolovely ... A Great looking past master.Looks well outdoors. :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :eusa_clap: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :drool5: :yahoo: :occasion14:




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