Heavy/Scratch: My MP Alt Jazz *WIP*

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  1. ShawnL7

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    Ever since I seen Jafs' MP Jazz I wanted one. It wasnt until lately that I've actually had enough free time to start working on it. His follow-along section has been helpfull, but there are many, many things you just dont expect until it's all torn apart and you're left wondering.
    I'm using the Martini Racing Tamiya kit as a shell and an ALT Ricochet for the chassis. The AMT kit would fit over the robot much better but either kit is pretty hard to find. Although their will be considerably less painting to do with Ricochet as he is almost spot-on with Jazzs' colors. Hopefully this project wont continue to give me one problem after another.
    And needless to say , this has not been a cheep project.

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    I had to take out massive bits of plastic from Ricochets back end, wheel wells, the front of the dash, and shaved down the edge of the dash to accomidate the windsheild. The trunk peices were cut down and reversed to act as a pivot for the new transformation of the windows.
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    Here we have the Porsche 935 after it was (carefully) cut in all the proper areas
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    Here is a preliminary shot of how it will look on the Alt
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    And here is another of the robot mode
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    Any tips or ideas would be helpfull !
     
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  6. ShawnL7

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    thanks man

    I already know about the follow-along section. That's what I'm using for reference. I even wrote to Jaf and gave him many thanks and props for posting it so less experienced kitbashers, like myself, can do a project like this. He gave me a few tips on how to go about it.
     
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    thanks man

    I already know about the follow-along section. That's what I'm using for reference. I even wrote to Jaf and gave him many thanks and props for posting it so less experienced kitbashers, like myself, can do a project like this. He gave me a few tips on how to go about it.
     
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    That's looking super man! Keep up the great work! :thumb 
     
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    That's looking super man! Keep up the great work! :thumb 
     
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    Man...ol' Rico has been wittled away to nothin'!....:lol 

    You got some nice clean cuts there Shawn.....cant wait to see this bad boy done!
     
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    Man...ol' Rico has been wittled away to nothin'!....:lol 

    You got some nice clean cuts there Shawn.....cant wait to see this bad boy done!
     
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    omfg. that's all I have to say.
     
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    omfg. that's all I have to say.
     
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    i really cant wait for this to finish! wow!
     
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    i really cant wait for this to finish! wow!
     
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    Update

    Ok here's the progress report:
    I've gotten all the body/shell fitted on Rico. The paint and gloss coats are also done. I just put the windows in and tested my hinge for the spoiler to pivot separately from the back windows.
    I've made sure all the peices of the shell fit tightly before I took it all back apart to be painted, so all I have left to do is reassemble it all. I'll end up doing some light touch-up work and then put all the decals on it.

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    More pics on the way when I get him put together.
     
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    Update

    Ok here's the progress report:
    I've gotten all the body/shell fitted on Rico. The paint and gloss coats are also done. I just put the windows in and tested my hinge for the spoiler to pivot separately from the back windows.
    I've made sure all the peices of the shell fit tightly before I took it all back apart to be painted, so all I have left to do is reassemble it all. I'll end up doing some light touch-up work and then put all the decals on it.

    [​IMG]

    More pics on the way when I get him put together.
     
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    I can't wait to see this guy put together!.....keep the pics coming!
     
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    I can't wait to see this guy put together!.....keep the pics coming!
     
  20. ShawnL7

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    I can't wait any longer either!
     

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