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Title: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: sykotik on April 29, 2019, 04:23:04 am
hi everyone

I haven't seen too many WIP threads about this kit so I thought I would do one here if you're interested in such a machine

I fell in love with the NSX when I saw this body kit attached to it. I love that low fat backside and the aggressive, angular front. I like it in red but I am currently experimenting with other colours. I have one in mind and I think it'll suit it nicely.

https://www.carid.com/images/liberty-walk/items/ac-nsx-11-kit-cfrp-oncar-02.jpg

The body kit is from Hobby Design. You get all the PE etc and nice wheels - although I haven't used a resin tire like this before

I've started off by going a few steps ahead in the instructions and made the engine first I've also made the center console and have started painting the seats.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47728494561_2117523084_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fHB1AD)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47728489711_1dcf6ffc31_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fHAZa2)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47675382702_f8c614d837_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fCUNhW)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47676588222_91988535a6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fD1YDL)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47729749331_57123bb683_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fHHrAB)
That's all I had pics of sorry

Well, thanks for stopping in and having a look

Have a good week everyone!

Si
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: zenrat on April 29, 2019, 04:48:45 am
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: PR19_Kit on April 29, 2019, 04:52:28 am
As ancient as I am, I must say I prefer the original NSX, but the engineering in the 2017 version is surely impressive.

As for your build of the engine and transmission, what can be said but WOW!

For sure I'd hate to have to change the exhaust system on the real thing though, so many clamps to undo and re-fasten for all the umpteen parts!
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: Dizzyfugu on April 29, 2019, 05:54:30 am
With that body kit and a matt black finish, this could well become the next (and rather elegant) Batmobile?
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: sykotik on April 29, 2019, 05:59:59 am
Here's one in glossy black
https://libertywalk.co.jp/wp-content/uploads/slider19/HT3_1677NSX4b.jpeg

I did entertain matte black but I ended up choosing another colour (to be revealed later)
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: sykotik on May 04, 2019, 09:15:52 pm
small update
Got most of the interior done. These pics highlight how not very good I am at detail painting. I'm going to have to try get in and fix those seats. They look dreadful

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46987363324_3b14cfcde7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eA7w6S)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33899585738_f5dcaea0aa_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/TDAeNb)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46860103595_651b58f6ed_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eoShdB)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40810331113_166745fc44_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25bgBCv)

The base colour coat has gone down and is currently drying. Once it's dry, I'll lightly polish it ready for the next coat to go over the top. The final effect is really nice. Or at least is was on the test subject

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47724203672_6a7fcb5462_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fHe24N)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46860084725_c284c7cd6e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eoSbBg)

The paint is SMS Blue Green Pearl. It can sprayed over a black base for the metallic pearl effect or over white for a true pearl effect. I tried both but preferred the metallic look with the next colour over the top - which is clear blue.
Also, the metal rims got a light coat of clear blue

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47776738401_92d814b59d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fMSgNZ)

Anyway, that's all I have but thanks for looking in

Si
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: zenrat on May 04, 2019, 10:46:43 pm
Seat belts look good.  Do they come with the kit or are they aftermarket?

What do you think of SMS paints?  I've not tried them yet.

Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: sykotik on May 04, 2019, 11:54:28 pm
The belts came with the HD set which is great as I have heaps left over for other cars :)
The SMS paints are very nice. I still add thinner to mine to ensure it sprays smoothly but overall, their colours are amazing
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: zenrat on May 05, 2019, 02:09:38 am
The belts came with the HD set which is great as I have heaps left over for other cars :)
The SMS paints are very nice. I still add thinner to mine to ensure it sprays smoothly but overall, their colours are amazing

 :thumbsup:

Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 05, 2019, 02:14:10 am
The belts look very much like the ones I used on my brother's Caterham model, I wonder if Hiroboy make them?
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: sykotik on May 05, 2019, 04:27:32 am
Not sure there but these are adhesive ones if that helps?
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: NARSES2 on May 05, 2019, 05:38:38 am
That's an incredible colour effect  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: sykotik on May 10, 2019, 11:32:49 pm
Thank you  :lol:
I got 30 minutes to myself, so I took a few pictures outside before it rains again.

Interior (with cup holders)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47033197784_0d69fe0d94_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2eEar6b)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33945517008_e2d06a8f63_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/THDDyC)

Engine bay with screen off and on:

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47822813361_290c94fb76_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fRWqhR)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47822814801_429473ed18_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fRWqHF)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47822816351_01c77b8a5b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fRWrbp)

What the wheels will look like (still have the nuts to paint)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47770614942_1d339e141c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fMjTw7)

And the body before clear coat - although I literally just had an incident involving glue and the back end. Repaint coming up

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32879027047_6183845926_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S6pBfF)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32879024847_da9b9514e4_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S6pAAK)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40856433593_7ae18bd8a5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25fkUhR)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32879022297_18280bdba5_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S6pzQM)

That's all I have but thanks for indulging me with my build

Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: zenrat on May 11, 2019, 12:14:24 am
That's coming along!

That engine would go nicely under the back end of a VW Kombi...
 :wacko:
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: NARSES2 on May 11, 2019, 02:16:11 am
I'm gobsmacked  :o That first interior image could be a shot of the real thing  :bow:
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: Old Wombat on May 11, 2019, 10:50:30 am
fuzzy bunny about the paint/glue interaction issue! :o

That paint work looks killer! :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 11, 2019, 02:09:33 pm

And the body before clear coat - although I literally just had an incident involving glue and the back end. Repaint coming up


Wait a minute!  :o

What is it with car builds recently, that's EXACTLY what happened with my Mustang model!
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: Old Wombat on May 12, 2019, 08:24:28 am
fuzzy bunny about the paint/glue interaction issue! :o

That paint work looks killer! :thumbsup:

Looks like the auto-censor has kicked in again. Bugger had gone on holidays for a little while, there.


fuzzy bunny = something that looks similar to "B@$t@rd" (I know 'coz I tried it & "bitch" works fine ;)). :angel:
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: Dizzyfugu on May 12, 2019, 10:40:13 am
That looks lovely, esp. in combo with the interior.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: sykotik on May 13, 2019, 03:36:03 pm
Disaster!! I sprayed on a light coat  of Tamiya clear and it ruined the paint work by melting and pitting the clear blue.
So, one remasking job later, its once again under primer  :banghead:
Note to on self and to all: don't use a sprayed on clear from a rattle can.
I was a bit skeptical about it when i went to initially spray it but I thought no, it'll be fine. I was wrong
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 13, 2019, 03:55:36 pm
Pretty well exactly what happened when I tried to clear coat my Mustang too.  :banghead:

Fred Zenrat reports similar issues with clear coats, but it seems some are good and some aren't. I had quite good success with 'Klear Koat Acrylic' but that was bought in the UK and I didn't use it over such an exotic colour coat as your Honda's.
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: TheChronicOne on May 13, 2019, 06:54:13 pm
 :drink: :cheers: :party:

I'm blown away!! Very good work, bud!!!! I love the colors going on.  :wub: :wub:
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: sykotik on May 13, 2019, 09:40:57 pm
I guess it was my fault for spraying a lacquer over the thin acrylic top coat. Next time I'll use the SMS clear
I got the base colour back on after a marathon painting session involving a hair dryer. It's looking better so far than the first time. I haven't even polished the coat yet. Once that's done, it'll look really amazing. The pearl effect really comes out after that.

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47845854241_da44b36f7a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fTYvxp)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/40879073913_90cf215f1c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/25hkWtc)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47845857071_8bd203a6f0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fTYwoc)

Anyway, I'll leave it to dry now before the top coat goes on. I might add a touch of green to the mix as well
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: zenrat on May 14, 2019, 03:13:56 am
Tamiya TS clear is great...
...over Tamiya TS paints. 
I wouldn't use it over anything else without doing a test first as it can react very badly.
I once put it over enamel by mistake.  Boy that was a mess.
It can also eat decals if put on too heavily.

Good rescue Sykotik.  Are you aiming to have this at Expo?

Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: sykotik on May 14, 2019, 03:54:13 am
Fingers crossed - yes I am. I'll be showing it along with the BMW, Calibra and Corvette hopefully. No Sci-Fi subjects for me this year which will be a first.
First time entering cars too, but I am not expecting to place - they'll just be there for show
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: zenrat on May 14, 2019, 04:14:47 am
You going to be there on the Monday?
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: NARSES2 on May 14, 2019, 06:26:59 am
I've had problems with both Tamiya and Humbrol spray can matt varnish  :banghead: Gone back to using Windsor and Newton and a brush.

That colour is absolutely gorgeous  :wub:
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: sykotik on May 14, 2019, 03:13:30 pm
Thanks guys
Fred, yes, I'll be there on Monday. You?
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: sykotik on May 14, 2019, 05:34:23 pm
I've had problems with both Tamiya and Humbrol spray can matt varnish  :banghead: Gone back to using Windsor and Newton and a brush.

That colour is absolutely gorgeous  :wub:

I am now using the SMS clear. Its ok but it lacks a solid shine. It applies nicely but you need a few coats to really bring out the gloss
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: sykotik on May 17, 2019, 11:31:24 pm
So, it's been repainted and is almost ready now for the final assembly which will be done this weekend hopefully

It's a little darker now but I love how the green comes through underneath in varying light. Really happy with this effect

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32908311037_85eb115ea6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S8ZGn4)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/47852372041_0540d4d855_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2fUxV4g)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32908311037_85eb115ea6_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S8ZGn4)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/32908279067_0ab2347759_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/S8ZwRR)

Next post will hopefully be the final shots
Thanks for looking
Si
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: sykotik on May 17, 2019, 11:51:33 pm
Unbelievable! I had just posted these pics and went to touch up the black on the front and wouldn't you know it - the bloody paint bled underneathy the tape and has ruined the bonnet.  :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:
So, I will have to strip it right back to bare plastic and start again. Great
I guess it won't be finished this weekend as planned then  :banghead: :angry: :angry:
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: PR19_Kit on May 18, 2019, 01:21:22 am
Ouch, NO fun!  :banghead:

I hope the next effort goes to plan for you.
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: NARSES2 on May 18, 2019, 02:16:03 am
Sometimes a kit really does seem to be jinxed  :-\
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: Old Wombat on May 18, 2019, 03:11:24 am
 :banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Glad you're not giving in, though. She looks far too good for that! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: zenrat on May 18, 2019, 03:42:03 am
Sometimes a kit really does seem to be jinxed  :-\
:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

Glad you're not giving in, though. She looks far too good for that! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

Yep.  Sometimes.
I think my record for strip/repaint is three times.
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: sykotik on May 18, 2019, 03:56:21 am
thanks guys. Nah - I won't be throwing int he towel that easily. It's extremely frustrating sure, but that's what ELO's for! :D
It's sitting in a bath of it now as I type. I have to say though - that SMS paint is super strong! The paint on the bonnet just isn't moving or coming off and it's been at ;east 3 hours. The black paint all came off super quick and easy but that SMS stuff just isn't budging. I'm not sure if that's a credit to the paint or not....

So, I'm thinking of a new colour scheme. What do you guys think of Matte black with a blue metallic asymmetric stripe over the top? Or some blue lines highlighting the edges over black?
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: Old Wombat on May 19, 2019, 12:35:20 am
It might work but I kinda prefer the scheme you were going for, personally.
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: sykotik on May 19, 2019, 12:38:14 am
yeah, I decided to keep the scheme I started after a nights sleep on it  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: NARSES2 on May 19, 2019, 06:16:41 am
thanks guys. Nah - I won't be throwing int he towel that easily. It's extremely frustrating sure, but that's what ELO's for! :D
It's sitting in a bath of it now as I type.

And here's me thinking you were listening to the Electric Light Orchestra ?  :rolleyes:

yeah, I decided to keep the scheme I started after a nights sleep on it  :thumbsup:

Yup, it's amazing what a good nights sleep can do  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: Madhatter on September 17, 2020, 01:02:38 am
Well, after a whole year has past, I found this on the shelf the other night and decided to finish it. It hasn't come out nearly as well as I hoped but TBH, I just wanted it finished

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50351734827_f85df629e0_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jHpNx6)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50350878218_792ffc1184_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jHkpTY)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50351582516_18410d48ee_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jHp2g3)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50351735862_8308d7d511_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jHpNQW)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50351737867_8e4f90c1c8_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jHpPrv)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50351583101_9881574c23_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2jHp2r8)

The base colour is from SMS Paints (Blue/Green) and I sprayed a light coat of clear blue over the top.

Cars are not my strong point but I've always wanted to do an NSX kit ever since it came out in 2016, so that's now off my list of "to build" items

Thanks for looking

Si
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: zenrat on September 17, 2020, 02:30:58 am
Cars may not be your strong suit but you've done good there.  Paint looks great.

Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 17, 2020, 05:17:34 am
That's looking really good, despite the mega-long build.  :thumbsup:

But nice though the styling is, that add-on spoiler on the struts don't do anything for its looks. The standard spoiler down on the engine compartment lid looks fine, but strut mounted spoilers always look like afterthoughts to me. Was that an add-on for a race version?

Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: NARSES2 on September 17, 2020, 06:25:19 am
Cars are certainly not my strong point, but that finish and colour is glorious  :bow:
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: Madhatter on September 17, 2020, 06:39:49 am
That's looking really good, despite the mega-long build.  :thumbsup:

But nice though the styling is, that add-on spoiler on the struts don't do anything for its looks. The standard spoiler down on the engine compartment lid looks fine, but strut mounted spoilers always look like afterthoughts to me. Was that an add-on for a race version?

you know what Fed - I completely agree with you about that wing. I'm going to take it off and remake the struts so they look and sit better, It comes with the kit. Street racing 'go-faster' wing  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: Old Wombat on September 17, 2020, 07:05:32 am
Really? Not as good as you'd hoped? :unsure:

Remind me not to bother building any of the 1/24 cars In the stash! :banghead:
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: zenrat on September 18, 2020, 03:46:29 am
That's looking really good, despite the mega-long build.  :thumbsup:

But nice though the styling is, that add-on spoiler on the struts don't do anything for its looks. The standard spoiler down on the engine compartment lid looks fine, but strut mounted spoilers always look like afterthoughts to me. Was that an add-on for a race version?

you know what Fed - I completely agree with you about that wing. I'm going to take it off and remake the struts so they look and sit better, It comes with the kit. Street racing 'go-faster' wing  :thumbsup:

That was Kit who said that.

Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: Madhatter on September 18, 2020, 04:18:37 am
Whoops,  my bad. Sorry Kit (as it was your observation)
Title: Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
Post by: PR19_Kit on September 18, 2020, 04:26:35 am
No probs, I (hardly...) ever take offence here.  ;D