Hung(a)ry Bunny

A while back I received a message from a young modeller named Balázs Kisgyörgy. His message informed me that my blue Rocket Bunny FT86 build (link here (Link opens in new window)) was an inspiration to him and his RB86 build, and he sent me some WIP pictures. We chatted for a bit, and over the next few weeks he sent me progress pictures up until he completed the build, and I was always happy to see what he was going to do next. Balázs has most of his modelling background in military models, and he definitely used that background to his advantage on this build, spraying the body in olive green with semi-gloss accents, and I can certainly get behind his choice on that, the combo works so well on the subtle lines of the FT86. And obviously I’m a fan of the wheels, as they’re the same ones I used in my build, except Balázs used the classic polished aluminum look which also works very well, and helps add some nice contrast to the Olive paint. Under the hood you’ll notice that he didn’t go with the traditional Toyota 2JZ-GTE swap, but instead opted for Godzilla’s heart and implanted a upgraded twin turbo setup RB26DETT (I’m also a big fan of this, Nissan fanboi at heart). I’d have to say my favorite parts are the large intercooler poking out of the FT86’s mouth, and the white lettered tires.

Once it was finished and posted on several groups on Facebook, his build was well accepted and received several shares. He was kind enough to send me some progress and final pictures, and a short write-up about himself and his build. Enjoy the pictures after the bio:

Let me introduce myself: My name is Balázs Kisgyörgy, and I live in Hungary, it’s a small country int the herath of Europe. I’m 16 years old, and I deal with modelling about 8 years, but I stared the Car Modelling 2 years ago. I think this is the best part of the modelling, as I can live out myself.

The story of the Crazy Green Bunny:
A lot of people have built the Rocket Bunny. Everyone’s taste s different, but I wanted to do a very „pleasant” and outragerous build, to show my style, and try the new way of my modelling.

I actually prefer oldschool cars better, but this Toyota is an exception. I think with this car, Toyota made a cultic modern car. When I bought the Aoshima red version of this kit, I had a very crazy plan for it. At first, I searched to an Engine. My friend had a very cool RB-26 Engine from a „gluebomb” Tamiya R32. I bought that car, and finally I had an engine.

I saw a lot of builds with 2JZ or original boxer engine, but I have never seen an RB-26 in a Toyota 86, so it was very good for me.

The next stop was the interior. At first, I threw out the center console, made a new racing version one, added a Hydro-handbrake and some stickers. The story of the racing seats are interesting: I had a very cheap and shitty-looking super tuned Impreza toy car. But it’s racing seats were perfect to me. I removed the flash, painted them bright red and added the Bride decals from the 86 kit. Now I had a racing interior.

The body-work was interesting. Fist I cut the original arches, glued ont he Bodykit, added some putty to the holes and edges. The body is primered with Ammo of MIG Jimenez white primer, with 6-7 thin layers.It’s a kind of paint for military modelling, but I think very good for Airbrush. The places of the rivets are drilled with 0,7mm drill, because I wanted to show the rivets, and the holes are black. The main color is also an Ammo of MIG color, the „Olive green base” I sprayed the paint in very very thin layers, there are cca 8 layers of paint ont he body. The trunk and the bumpers got the same method. I drilled the place of the tow-hooks, added some wire hooks and a piece of patch, to imitate the safety belt towing ornaments.

The suspension: I used the factorial cambered suspesnion, but narrowed it a little bit, because the Eightyone81 SSR Mesh rims were too deep for the original suspension.

The engine is custom painted, the exhaust manifolds are wrapped with carbon-wrap (made from patch), and the Turbos are scratchbuilt.

I think that’s all. I hope I could show You my style, and stay tuned to more crazy builds from Hungary! Greetings: Balázs Kisgyörgy (BalazsK)”

Thank you for taking the time to build this sweet FT86, and I definitely think we can all agree that we’ll keep a look out for your next builds!

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Review: C1 Glow Star Wheels.

Earlier last week I got a package of goodies from C1 Models. I got in the 3 sets for the price of 2 deal and decided to dive in head first with several extra sets of tires and I can say I am happy that I did. 





The wheels are 2 separate pieces. A lip and a face. They measure out to a 15″ wheel. The tires are a flexible resin and are probably some of the best one that have seen casted. All the wheels and tires are hand casted by Chris himself. 





The wheels require very little clean up.  Nothin a fresh exacto blade can’t handle. The wheels do require careful handling as the centers are fragile. Pushing from the back side outer edges, slowly will prevent a broken center. The tires also need a bit of clean up, for that I used some nail clippers to trim off the extra flap of material on both the outside and inside. 



One painted, they will make just about any car stand out. 



Now I did mention that I had bought extra sets of tires. If you have a wheel collection, but not quit the right tire on them, these will look fantastic on just about any set of wheels. 

Opinions: Details are fantastic and on point. A must have set for the collection. Need carefull handling and a bit of clean up. A staggered offset for the rear would’ve been cool. 

Thanks for stopping by. 

Luis

C1 964 and 993 review

Wow its already March, this year has been crazy and it just started. Fortunatly we can start it off with a bit of a bang with an awesome review from Mr Bryson Wong. He was very lucky to aquire both C1 RWB kits( which I wish I bought) and was more than willing to do a great review for us. Thanks a lot Mr Wong!

 

Hello 12-twentyfour! Before I start, I want to thank Raees Amien for inviting me to review the following kits I bought from C1 Models. I hope my review is interesting enough to keep you reading!
I remembered a few years back, I was glancing through a local magazine and came upon a wide-body Porsche 930. It was love at first sight, the black wide fenders and the bronze deep dish Work Meister S1’s. The sinister look just seems to catch my sigh. Since then I’m a big fan of Akira Nakai, founder of RWB (Rauh Welt Begriff) and fell in love with his works.
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I got myself 2 kits, both the RWB 964 and 993 which C1 Models were offering. In case if anyone is wondering why I got both, I couldn’t decide on 1 so I burned through my wallet and got both instead, it was a tough decision! Nakai-san was down in Singapore previously to do the very first RWB Porsche, with the help of my friends, I got him to sign the boxes before he left.
Firstly the C1 Models RWB 964 Resin Kit. It comes with a few bags of parts.
Packaging is simple, with labels on the side showing the product name and limited numbers.
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Instuction sheet, decals, seat belt material, metal mesh, PE parts and 2 photographs of the “Pandora One”.
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The body comes very detailed. Quality of the resin is solid. The only downside is that there’s lot of cleaning much to do, trimming of parts etc.
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Clear parts needed some buffing to get them shine.
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Rims and Falken tires that comes with it.
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“Pandora One” custom roll cage, rear sppoiler options and engine detail parts.
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The C1 Models RWB 993 resin kit also comes with bag of parts, same good packaging box.
Box art, product name and limited numbers.
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Instruction sheet, PE sets, metal mesh, seat belt material and decals.
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Wheel sets.
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RWB top and rear spoiler.
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Various seats you can choose from. My favourite is still the Recaro SPG.
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Engine detailing parts.
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Last but not least, the body itself. It’s casting seems to be slightly better than the 964 but still minimal holes and touching up to do.
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Both kits need Tamiya 911 GT2 variant kits to start working on them. I believe you can still get the C1 Models RWB 993 kit once they start restocking them but the RWB 964 is out of production. You can still get your fix from Hobby Design, the only thing you’ll miss out is the “IDLERS Wheel Stencil”.
Thanks for reading!