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      06-13-2013 03:03 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Ribz80 View Post
      That's what I need, thanks!
      The only thing I'm not sure of is if those are 17s or 18s. I tried searching for you but couldn't find anything.

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      06-14-2013 01:04 PM #52
      Another option, and in some ways a better one, (Aoshima's BBS LMs are better than Fujimi's.) is this kit if you can find it.
      http://www.hlj.com/product/AOS04707/Aut
      and this one
      http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10016401
      Both came 18" w/BBS LMs. They are not super wide but a trick I've seen used in other forums is to trim a few MM off the back barrel of the LM, add it to the front by gluing/puddy them together then Alclad chrome. (If I have time today I'll mock that up for you.) It's a little work but if you take the time should yield good results.
      (Here's the LM in gold. The sedan kit has them in silver.)
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      06-17-2013 10:47 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by sbvwfanatic View Post
      Another option, and in some ways a better one, (Aoshima's BBS LMs are better than Fujimi's.) is this kit if you can find it.
      http://www.hlj.com/product/AOS04707/Aut
      and this one
      http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10016401
      Both came 18" w/BBS LMs. They are not super wide but a trick I've seen used in other forums is to trim a few MM off the back barrel of the LM, add it to the front by gluing/puddy them together then Alclad chrome. (If I have time today I'll mock that up for you.) It's a little work but if you take the time should yield good results.
      (Here's the LM in gold. The sedan kit has them in silver.)

      Nothing on eBay right now

      Thanks for the info!
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      06-18-2013 01:18 PM #54
      Looks like Hobby Search has the Mines R34 in stock.

      http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10094814

      I just emailed them to confirm.

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      06-19-2013 05:13 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by sbvwfanatic View Post
      Looks like Hobby Search has the Mines R34 in stock.

      http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10094814

      I just emailed them to confirm.
      What I like about those are that it looks like the lips are a separate chrome pc.


      It's a lot to spend just to steal the wheels lol. But I might have to.

      Ever ordered from them before? Is the shipping the same cost as the model?
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      06-20-2013 12:10 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Ribz80 View Post
      What I like about those are that it looks like the lips are a separate chrome pc.


      It's a lot to spend just to steal the wheels lol. But I might have to.

      Ever ordered from them before? Is the shipping the same cost as the model?
      I have ordered from them. Google company. They got back to me and the R34 is available. Shipping via SAL isn't bad but it takes a couple weeks. my last order was about $9 bucks to the US.

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      06-20-2013 10:16 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by sbvwfanatic View Post
      I have ordered from them. Google company. They got back to me and the R34 is available. Shipping via SAL isn't bad but it takes a couple weeks. my last order was about $9 bucks to the US.
      Thanks,

      I snagged it.

      I will throw the Skyline on eBay with the other set of LMs I bought lol.
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      06-26-2013 05:30 PM #58
      Wheels were great! They were non staggered. So I took the tires from the staggered Aoshima set and modified the rear wheels a bit. They came out great.

      I did a lot of Dremel'ing to get the stance right by lowering it and removing material from the wheel flanges and brake rotors to get it like my 1:1 car.

      Now I have black carpeting coming to detail the interior and then I will work on painting the body.

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      06-26-2013 08:44 PM #59
      That turned out great.

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      06-26-2013 09:00 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by sbvwfanatic View Post
      That turned out great.
      How much better are those LMs than the Fujimis?

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      06-28-2013 11:05 AM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by sbvwfanatic View Post
      How much better are those LMs than the Fujimis?
      Night and day. It's all in the separate lips. Gives you a lot more control in getting an accurate finish. The decals were better too.
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      06-29-2013 02:35 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Ribz80 View Post
      Night and day. It's all in the separate lips. Gives you a lot more control in getting an accurate finish. The decals were better too.
      The outer lips are Def. a bonus, but Fujimi seems to be off on the styling as well. Their LMs and REs are way off. (The BBS RE actually look like CKs.)

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      07-09-2013 12:55 AM #63
      Dang. I seam to be the only one on here these days. I remember when there was 8-10 pages of posts...
      Oh well. I'll keep going anyway.
      Just got my Alclad II so I can get some of theses new wheels painted. I'm not a fan of chrome so got polished silver. I'd planned on getting some done this weekend but my wife just surprised me by reminding me it's her family reunion. (I'd normally be pissed but my in-laws are a blast.) So maybe next week.

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      07-24-2013 02:44 AM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by sbvwfanatic View Post
      My new purchase from EightyOne. http://www.eightyone81.com/
      SSR super Mesh

      And 16" steelies w/low profile tires. (and I had to try the tires on a Aoshima SSR mesh ebay find.)

      A comparison of the stock tires on the left and 81s tires on the right.
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      07-25-2013 01:01 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by 808Bora View Post
      GOOD stuff bro
      Thanks man. Not that any of it has done me ****... I haven't done anything significant with my kits in months. Though my birthday is coming up, going to hint to my wife that I want an air brush compressor.. So can kick-up my paint worka notch or two..

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      09-13-2013 12:54 AM #66
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      09-19-2013 12:41 AM #67
      I hear ya.
      So went to prep my tan MKII, and the paint scuffed right off. So bummed. It now sits covered in paint stripping gel....
      Damn.

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      09-30-2013 01:49 PM #68
      Here's some of my builds. All are 1:64 scale.






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      10-21-2013 12:02 PM #69
      Great work.

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      10-25-2013 08:10 PM #70
      So I was @ Michaels arts and crafts to pick up some items for my daughter's art project and happened to see some cool paper designs in a sale display. So I decided to take a look at the actual paper isle and found some pretty cool stuff. There was paper that looked like aluminium that could be used for heat sheild in engine bays. And some very realistic looking leather in brown/tan/black. They also had some very cool woodgrain paper.
      I'm going to pick some up the next time I'm in and play with it a bit to see how I can use some of it on my model builds. I'll post photos soon.

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      11-21-2013 01:01 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by manchvegasmk11 View Post
      Here's some of my builds. All are 1:64 scale.





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      12-23-2013 06:54 PM #72
      finished this up yesterday.

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      01-18-2014 08:37 PM #73
      Nice build...

      Got some work done today. Nothing worth posting photos of yet but I've been re--doing the motor on the AMT sirocco.
      Prev. photo.

      I'll get some current photos by the end of the weekend.

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      02-10-2014 03:38 PM #74
      Some awesome models out there! Here are a couple Ive done





      Sorry about the poor cell phone pics, and Ill post more when I can, hope you enjoy
      If it aint broke... Fix it until it is

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      Ferrri 612 Scaglietti, first model I ever entered in a show, took home 1st for paint

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