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#1 OFFLINE   Petey

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:06 PM

Been way too long since I posted any kind of build on here, but I took way too many progress pictures over the course of this build not to share them. It was exactly 1 year and 1 week between the day it was started and the day it was finished haha.

This is the base model, Autoart 1:18 Toyota AE86 Trueno. Not this exact spec, it was the regular red/black version.

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And this is what I was asked to build; Driftworks' DW86 powered by an LSX V8 and an ASCAR driveline.
http://www.speedhunt...griest-86-ever/
The car has had quite a few rebuilds and modifications over the years, various wheel swaps and engine changes etc. The model is not meant to replicate any single version or spec, more an amalgamation of various aspects of the car which I personally liked. I also exercised a little artistic license in some areas where i couldn't find adequate reference photos etc.

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All parts removed and paint stripped. First job was working out how much metal to cut away from the fenders to allow for bigger, wider wheels and a healthy lowering.
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Rather than using a cutting disc which isnt great for curves, I used flapper wheels which gradually ate away at the metal and left a nice round arch. Once the right height was achieved the side moldings were filed off up and both bumpers and side skirts were trimmed and shaped.
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Masking tape was used to make templates for pieces of styrene sheet, which were glued to the body as a base for the overfenders. Then 2x 1.0mm strip styrene was glued around the wheel arches to ensure each one was the same width, before being filled and shaped with putty.
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At this point I cut away some (read: all) of the inner wheel arches which form part of the chassis and engine bay, and screwed the car together for a mockup to make sure the wheels would go where I intended..the trailer will later become a sort of annex to this build.
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Then cut a hole in the bonnet and built the bulge out of styrene, the rear wing out of styrene etc. And blended everything in with putty/filler.
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#2 OFFLINE   Petey

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:43 PM

The front bumper was tricky, but got there in the end. Cut away a chunk of metal and used styrene to reconstruct it, and then putty/filler to make everything look pretty. A coat of primer on everything and a quick mock up and i was happy with how things were looking.
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With the bodywork almost complete I turned my attention to the chassis. the gearbox tunnel was cut out and made bigger to accept the new one. The rear wheel tubs constructed from scratch, and original fuel tank cut out, a new floor made and fuel cell made from styrene. The holes in the Trans tunnel are for locating pegs for the gearbox, so i could test fit and remove multiple times without glue. The gearbox itself was made from a mashup of the original Toyota gearbox, a misc gearbox from my parts bin and styrene. It was mated to a custom made styrene sump and a LS engine from a Bburago or Maisto Corvette.
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Minor adjustments and fixes to the exterior before a coat of white primer, and a mock up with the correct CCW Classics which I had 3D Printed by MIY-Minimodels.
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The original engine bay was heavily modified; the firewall removed and rebuilt from styrene for clearance. The inner arches built from styrene to match the rear car, and after some mockups I decided that, to make reassembly and fitting the engine easier i would remove the bonnet hinges and fit magnets. It worked out better than I hoped for, with 8 neodymium magnets the bonnet stays put but pops on and off with a nice click.
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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:07 PM

That looks awesome so far Pete, excellent shaping work on the flares too. Impressive!

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:44 PM

man I hope I get to this level of craftsmanship some day
I mod stuff

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 12:30 AM

I love this 86. Can't wait to see it finished! :eusa_clap: :10:
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Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:09 AM

Absolutely fantastic work there Pete! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:22 AM

Hat's off to you mate, just wow! So good to see all the work put into this.

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 07:46 AM

That is mind bending for me. Wish I could do this sort of magic stuff to model cars! amazing Pete! :drool5:
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Posted 17 April 2019 - 11:18 AM

interesting project and nice work so far.

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 12:13 PM

Last job before paint was the interior. The only original parts are the dashboard and baseplate. I stripped off the carpet flocking (NPR removes it very easily), and built new interior quarter panels, tubbed arches, rebuilt floor and trans tunnel section and created a rollcage that matched the real one as close as possible. It had to be removable for paint, and fit snugly to the inside of the shell. Additionally the door bar sections actually protrude from the door shut and sort of slot into the door itself. The cage ended up fitting perfectly into the shell, and the (modified) dashboard slots into place over the dash bar nicely.
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Then the whole car got painted inside and out in Jagermeister Orange with 2 coats of 2pak clear.
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I then made some stencils for the driftworks graphic on my vinyl plotter and airbrushed the logo onto the doors in black, before giving the whole car another 2 coats of 2k clear. This was to make sure there was plenty of material to flat back and polish, especially over the airbrushed logos as i didnt want the letters to look raised etc.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 01:03 PM

I thimk i will strip my ae86 and send it to you for a wide body... Then you can send it back to me to continue... :drool5:
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 01:22 PM

The real car has NACA ducts in the rear windows, aswell as a cut out section for the rear radiator, and a lexan sliding window for the driver. I searched for months for some clear resin NACA ducts but couldnt find anything suitable. However I didnt want to just ignore them, so my compromise was to cut out NACA shaped holes into the original Autoart windows. It actually came out great and only(!) took around 10 hours in total for all four windows. The drivers sliding window was finished off with a P.E part and I mocked the car up with the freshly painted gloss black bumpers and wheels after doing the windows in one side.
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Back onto the interior..now i apologise for not taking any progress pictures. Heres a before;
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And After;
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The seats are from Legende miniatures, painted as close to the real ones as possible (i used tamiya flat clear to seal them and it turned them shiny, my only regret.) The steering wheel is from TK Diecast and the rear radiator is from the same corvette that donated its engine. Everything else is pretty much scratch made from styrene, P.E bits and various other things.
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(The tape is there just to protect the paint on the cage when test fitting the interior as that part is wider)
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Again, no progress pictures of the engine. I ended up keeping the Corvette block and valve covers and binning the rest. The intake and exhaust manifolds were scratch built from styrene, half a dozen hours invested in making the exhaust manifolds symmetrical and theyre barely visible once fitted! I went with the twin filters rather than the exposed intake funnels, as i just preffered the look, fills the engine bay better IMO.
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and the chassis.. repainted textured black with body coloured chassis leg sections and fuel cell housing. Mostly standard parts just repainted bar the modified/custom gearbox and shortened driveshaft. The exhaust was scratch made from styrene tube, its made of about 40 sections glued together and sanded smooth then painted.
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Then starting to put the car back together. Up front, the front corner lights were made from a bit of a clear CD case, heated, bent, sanded and shaped then painted to suit. The oil cooler is a standard part from a Kyosho 240z bar the added hoses. The front tubular chassis bar is a pretty prominent feature on the real car so i had to add that too.
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Windows modified all around..
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And finally, all together. The mirrors and rear lights were yet to be added in this pic. The mirrors were scratch made from styrene and some R30 skyline mirrors then carbon wrapped. The rear lights were completely stripped of the standard paint, then repainted to match the 'redline' rear lights the real car has.
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There is a small area of paintwork I need to repair, then ill take some nice, outdoor pictures with a better camera.
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Posted 18 April 2019 - 05:02 PM

WOW! :eusa_clap:

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Posted 18 April 2019 - 06:31 PM

Thatís amazingly faithful to the original Pete. Man this is a gem
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Posted 04 June 2019 - 02:09 AM

Dayum! That's what we a call a build! How the hell did you even manage to cut thsoe Nasa ducts man? The level of precision is godlevel. The car looks absolutely liek it's 1:1 self. Kudos to the worksmanship.

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Posted 04 June 2019 - 03:09 AM

This is easily some of your best work mate. The car is absolutely stunning :drool5: :eusa_clap:
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Posted 04 June 2019 - 11:30 AM

Lost for words Pete, simply incredible work!

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Posted 12 July 2019 - 05:12 AM

Stunning, stunning, stunning.... :yahoo:

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 01:29 PM

verry nice build, looks amazing !!




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