Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

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Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby Calzone » Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:25 pm

After almost 4 years, the (originally) Rockstar RX-7 is retiring. It is just not worth fixing anymore, so that meant i had to get a new shell. This is my third shell and also my third Tamiya RX-7, i just love the look and detail of it. For now it'll just be PS-4 blue until we make a desicion on the livery for our team. I have a lot of fresh idea's and am inspired as hell after all those years looking at the RX7 owners forum :lol:

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Cut out and made a raw sketch of the '93 spec bumper lights.
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Still working on it though.

Mock-up of the head lights:
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Inspiration:
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Don't have drills at the moment, so i'm kinda stuck here, but it gives me the time to read tutorials on how to paint a shell again :lol:

More to come later, have lot's of idea's for this streeto like machine :)

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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby JyuRoku » Fri Jan 04, 2013 7:24 am

any updates? :wave: :wave:

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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby Calzone » Fri Jan 04, 2013 8:21 am

Unfortunatly no :( Due to a mistake while switching health insurance companies, i had to pay two company's instead of only the new one, so i'm still waiting to get back the money from the old company :( Should have it back this month though!

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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby Calzone » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:16 pm

Done little work to it, but i've been working on some Feed sideskirts for it:
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Also in doubt about mirrors, shall i go stock, or some RE Amemiya's on the fender?
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Soon more, still a diffuser and roof wing to do :)

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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby mxblaster292 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:01 pm

i like those mirrors on the fender. also how did u end up covering the top of the headlight like u did in the last 2 pics? i have some wing holes i want to cover up.
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Postby RE-Xtreme » Wed Jan 30, 2013 5:55 pm

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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby Calzone » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:35 am

mxblaster292 wrote:i like those mirrors on the fender. also how did u end up covering the top of the headlight like u did in the last 2 pics? i have some wing holes i want to cover up.

The Tamiya RX7 comes standard with the closed headlight lexan bits, i just cut those up to for those headlights :)

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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby mxblaster292 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:58 pm

Calzone wrote:
mxblaster292 wrote:i like those mirrors on the fender. also how did u end up covering the top of the headlight like u did in the last 2 pics? i have some wing holes i want to cover up.

The Tamiya RX7 comes standard with the closed headlight lexan bits, i just cut those up to for those headlights :)

how did you mount them? sorry for the questions
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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby Calzone » Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:27 am

I haven't mounted them yet, because they still have to be sprayed ;) I'm not sure either how i'm going to mount these, but i'm probably mounting them with shoe go.

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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby Calzone » Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:30 pm

Finally found the time to continue!

The diffuser is almost finished, just some clean up to do now. Sideskirts are both finished and i've masked the shell! I'll be painting it tomorrow :D
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RX7 looks happy!
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When it comes to wheels, my plans were to paint the OTA-R TE37 wheels white, but after 5 times of painting and failing i gave up, i've never had so much trouble with spray painting rims before :lol: So that left me with only one choice, new rims! My eyes fell on the Top Line Mars N-model ver. 2:
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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby ridinvintage » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:05 pm

Looking good, been a while since the last update glad to see some progress.

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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby Calzone » Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:54 am

Thanks!

First 2 layers on, then my spraycan was empy :evil: Now i have to choice to back it with white or more of this blue, but i'm not sure.. Any ideas?
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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby ridinvintage » Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:04 am

What about black to maybe darken it up a bit, or whatever color you are doing the lip and side skirts I would just use that.

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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby Calzone » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:02 am

The lip will be black indeed and will be the final backing, but i'm affraid it will turnout to dark if i back the blue with black right away :Think:

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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby Calzone » Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:43 pm

Made some progress!
Painted the mirrors and wing, unfortunately the clear coat on the wing is not very neat, but it's doable:
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Body completely painted!
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The best of a new body, shinyness 8)
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Sideskirts fitted and lip has been sprayed matte:
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Headlights on for the looks :)
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Need to get some shoe goo this week to glue accessorys in. Still some work to do for next weekend :)

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Postby ridinvintage » Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:00 pm

Looks phenominal!

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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby mikep415 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:34 am

Looking good bro! Love the progress! I have this body as well but never know what to do with it lol. Looking forward to the final product!
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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby Lurkn » Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:39 pm

The diffuser and skirts add so much detail, I'm curious to see how this turns out. It'd make me want to get busy on one myself! Hahaa.

Great work though. I love the color selection!

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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby Calzone » Fri Mar 22, 2013 4:11 pm

Thanks a lot guys, i do my best! :mrgreen:
Made some progress this week, although i'm not able to get it completely finished before sunday(Round 2 D1:10), but i'll have to use it since the RX7.8 is trashed :mrgreen:
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Made an exhaust from an old marker:
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Diffuser mounting system, only needs something at the back of the diffuser to keep it stable:
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Lights put on with poster buddies, because i haven't made the light system yet, so that'll some later:
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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby awdracer » Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:03 pm

i love it! did you really use a full can of blue on this? or was it already half way empty?
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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby Calzone » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:17 am

I actually ended up using 2 full cans! I don't know how i do it, everyone can do it with one, but i always need more :down:

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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby sliding_josh » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:28 pm

Wow 2 cans

I normally get 2 cans of each color, so that i can do 3 bodies

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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby awdracer » Fri Apr 05, 2013 1:02 am

thicker paint on shells starts chipping if you do end up crashing it right?
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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby Calzone » Fri Apr 05, 2013 10:00 am

Don't know, i do have some spots that lack paint after last drift day, but luckily it's mostly in the lip, so i can just put some tamiya x- paint behind it. If i don't use this much paint the light can shine through and i was afraid the color would turn too dark if it wasn't backed properly ;)

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Re: Calzone's ZBD RX-7 FD3s '93/'99 Combo Spec.

Postby RE-Xtreme » Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:33 am

That looks great.

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