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RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
« 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.










That's all I had pics of sorry

Well, thanks for stopping in and having a look

Have a good week everyone!

Si
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Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2019, 04:48:45 am »
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Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
« Reply #2 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!
Any aircraft can be improved by fitting longer wings, and/or a longer fuselage

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Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
« Reply #3 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?

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Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
« Reply #4 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)

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Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
« Reply #5 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









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





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



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

Si

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Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
« Reply #6 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.

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« Reply #7 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

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« Reply #8 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

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Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
« Reply #9 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?
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« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2019, 04:27:32 am »
Not sure there but these are adhesive ones if that helps?

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Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2019, 05:38:38 am »
That's an incredible colour effect  :thumbsup:
Decals my @r$e!

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Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
« Reply #12 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)





Engine bay with screen off and on:







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



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









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


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Re: RW build - Tamiya 2017 NSX with LB Work Body kit
« Reply #13 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...
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« Reply #14 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:
Decals my @r$e!