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Alan R

Nissan GTR Trio - Has become a quartet!

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On ‎4‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 1:05 PM, Hamden said:

These are progressing nicely.

Looking forward to more of the same

Hi Roger, yes they are making progress, albeit slowly.

Here is some more.

I finally got the top coat of the Ford "Electric Orange" on the GTR.

This is one of the two-pack colours from Zero-Paints. I thought that this was going to be a problem. If I wasn't careful it would look patchy.

Anyway, I shouldn't have worried, it came out OK. like this:

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Sorry about the focus issue. Entirely my fault. I should have re-focused...

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At this stage, the finish is a matt finish. It still needs a gloss coat.

I left the model 48 hours or so, before applying the gloss coat. Again, Zero Paints 1K clear-coat.

This is how it came out after a bit of polishing up with Tamiya Lapping film. I may try a bit more with a liquid abrasive. I haven't made up my mind about that.

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I am quite pleased with the finish. Not quite up to the finish you can get with the 2K clear coat, but I think that it's a bit too glossy for me. This looks just about right to my dodgy eye-sight... :)

Now, I can start assembling the rest of the model.

I am hoping to get some colour onto the Nismo version soon.

 

All the best, Alan.

 

 

Edited by Alan R

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Hi All,

A minor update on this.

I have prepped the bodyshell for the lights.

This involved vary carefully painting the interiors of the lights with Molotow chrome with a very small 'micro-brush'.

Anyway, it looks like this:

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I used a micro-brush dampened with water to remove any excess chrome paint from the body. It works if the paint is still wet, but not if it has dried!

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There are two dark spots on the window surround, but these will be painted semi-gloss black in the near future, so will disappear...

I don't currently have pictures, but I have attached the cockpit to the floor pan. I'll get those uploaded soon.

 

More soon.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Alan.

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Hi All,

A couple of updates tonight.

The R32 has been 99% complete since before Christmas. But due to a number of factors, like Christmas and New Year, no real progress was made, and I had forgotten that I had actually taken pictures of the final stages.

So, here is the first instalment of tonight. Glazing installed:

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Now, it's not obvious in this picture but the A pillars had become bowed, probably due to a heavy (ish) weight being put on the top of the body-shell before the glazing was installed, probably many months ago.

The result was that the A pillars didn't want to stick to the glazing.

I tried a number of techniques, mostly involving cocktail stick with glue on the end. The final resort was to use Bostic Contact adhesive. None worked.

So, after a happy accident (The shell fell on the floor and the glazing fell out!), I cleaned everything up, and put Bostic on the A pillars and the contact point on the glazing before putting the glazing back in. I gave the glue about 10 minutes to partially set, since this is required for the contact adhesive to work best. After careful insertion of the glazing, I applied a bit of pressure on the A pillars thus making contact with the glazing. Hey presto! it worked. Tha A pillars stuck to the glazing, and no bow was evident.

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From behind. No bow evident here either.

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Neither from here...

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There's still a long way to go yet.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

 

Cheers, Alan.

Edited by Alan R
Wrong Model !

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Hi All,

This was the next stage. Having successfully put the glazing into the body shell, I then proceeded to mount the body onto the chassis.

This wasn't completely straightforward, as I struggled to get the pins on the floor-pan to mate up with the slots in the body shell.

After some gentle persuasion, I was able to get the body onto the chassis with no other problems.

I always find this stage a bit daunting. I always worry that something will snap...

 

Anyway, pictures:

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If you look carefully, you can see that the right hand wing sits slightly below the wheel-arch.

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It's a lot more obvious here. Anyway, after a bit of fiddling around, it all fitted nicely.

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I really like the way the wheels came out. I sprayed them with Tamiya Gunmetal (X10) thinned with Mr Color Levelling thinners. They show no orange peeling at all.

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The rear-end.

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It's looking like a GTR now...

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The front. Shows off the magnificent lump that powers this beast!

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The orange suits this car, I think.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers, Alan.

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Hi All,

This is probably the final instalment for the R32.

All the ancillary bits have been attached. Mirrors, etc, Makes it more like a car than a construction site...

 

This stage was reasonably easy,

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The depth of field is a bit poor. I wasn't using my tripod, so had to use a wide aperture and high speed shutter, hence the shallow depth of field.

I just couldn't be bothered to get out the tripod...

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All that is left to do at this stage is to apply the few decals and attach the licence plates.

After that I am calling it done.

This one is destined for the RFI section.

 

Thanks for looking,

 

Cheers, Alan.

Edited by Alan R
Wrong model number!

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Looks very good, and well done on getting the A-pillars straightened back out. Like you, I always dread fitting the body to the chassis so I'm glad that you got it mounted without too many dramas. The colour suits it too - I wasn't too sure when it was just the shell but adding in all the details has made it look right now.

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Superb result with the R33. Glad the glazing wasn't to trouble some

Looking forward to the other two following this one over the finish line!

 

  Roger

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very nice work, but that looks a lot like an R32, not an R33. am i missing something?

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34 minutes ago, spoly said:

very nice work, but that looks a lot like an R32, not an R33. am i missing something?

Having owned an R33 I would agree witb you. Nice work nonetheless. I especially like the colour, brings back some good memories! 

 

I have driven almost every version of the Skyline and I have to agree, the R35 doesn't have the character that the otger ones have. Out of all the Skylines I have driven I found the R32 to be the most fun. 

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Hi All,

 

My apologies it's an R32...

 

I think that the R32 is the prettiest version.

 

Cheers, Alan.

Edited by Alan R

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the R32 is one of my all time favourite cars, both for its looks and its domination of Australian motorsport.

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