NIX 91 Loose Hirosaka now (Ongoing) - Was modernish runner

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NIX 91 Loose Hirosaka now (Ongoing) - Was modernish runner

Post by Patriiick »

Hi,
I have just started the NIX91 build with the intent of having a era correct chassis but to run it with modernish electronics.
I dont have enough posts on here to be able to post pics so if anyone can help unlock that i d happy to share..
I have some nice pics of the intermediate build that i would like to post.. if an admin reads this :)

- Chassis

Getting the chassis was an event in itself. The quality is top notch and opening the box and getting the parts out, you can easily project yourself to how it would look.
You then realize that you have a unique car that you never thought you could ever ever have in your hands.
I bought a used Stealth on eBay and simply swapped a new diff in. Like new.
Forget about using a Worlds transmission, too much work and swapping needed for now :)
I CAed the edges around the rear transmission holes.

What is truly amazing here is that this is not a kit.. it s still a hand built prototype ! Yes you need to sand some stuff, align stuff with screws.
Car design has come a long way but this is the most gratifying kit i ve built in years, and yet there is so little to do.. just nice to have adjustments and fitting..

- 3D printed

My SHapeways experience has been excellent. Some change in specs of the parts and i ended up making two orders. They refunded me shipping on one of them..
Very good, very fast. Shipped by UPS and seems like they were printed in Europe for me... took 2 days.
So if you re in europe, good news.. those parts can come in fast.
Mine were not sanded but i did not bother.
It is quite amazing to drill out then holes, get all the different pins ordered and finally have the front end come together..
The precision and design is absolutely top.. they match injected parts in strength and adjustability.
I dyed them in coffee to make them off white. They will yellow over time by racing anyways. :)

Overall, it s still work in progress. I still need the retro lunsford to order on monday over the phone.
I live in France but sourcing the parts was fun:

- NIX91 chassis came from US
- Shapeways printed in NL
- Shocks are on their way from.. NEW ZEALAND
- Most pins and parts came from Amain
- Donor Worlds car for hardware came ordered from HK

I look forward to finishing it before new year, body included hopefully !

What an awesome car. ! That s why i bought two :)

Pat
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Re: NIX 91 Modernish Runner Build (Ongoing)

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Everyone has the ability to post pics, no one is locked out.

http://www.rc10talk.com/viewtopic.php?f=86&t=16337

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Re: NIX 91 Modernish Runner Build (Ongoing)

Post by Lonestar »

Salut Patrick ;)

If somehow you're still stuck with pix posting, you know who to send your links to, hein? ;)

(et aussi - t'as fait une typo... Nix91, pas Nix19 ;) )

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Re: NIX 91 Modernish Runner Build (Ongoing)

Post by Niki »

Hello Pat,
It's nice to hear you've got an pleasant building experience. Like you said - just like building a prototype. You need to work with the parts but there is nothing too special or difficult.
My experience with Shapeways NL office match yours. No problems, top quality.
Are you going to race your car or just drive it for fun?

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Re: NIX 91 Modernish Runner Build (Ongoing)

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Patrick, glad to hear you are enjoying the kits. Niki and I did the best we could in making sure these kits would go together with relative ease. Looking forward to the pictures.

Jake

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Im doing mine with the vts slipper, mip ujs, associated wheels all round and not much else needed.
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Ill get pics of mine up soon! Its given me a few niggles, but im loving it, huge thanks to Jake and Niki, really killer little buggy, and im loving applying myself to a more involved build!
Im going with MIP shafts, AE wheels, vintage Teflon AE dampers, modern tranny, a real mixed bag, even Traxxas turnbuckles haha, cant wait to get further along!

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Re: NIX 91 Modernish Runner Build (Ongoing)

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Seabass wrote:Patrick, glad to hear you are enjoying the kits. Niki and I did the best we could in making sure these kits would go together with relative ease. Looking forward to the pictures.

Jake
The quality fit and design of this "proto" kit is just amazing. The total price for something this unique makes it a real bargain.
Yes, it will be raced too :)
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Re: NIX 91 Loose Hirosaka Replica (Ongoing)

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Hi finally got some progress made on my shelfer that is meant to be a loose Masami replica :-)

I say loose because just sourcing the right tires, wheels and adapters seem really expensive at the moment (as in " filling the US deficit" kind of expensive).
I m looking for alternative wheels to get rid of the yellow ones and that should take me much closer.

I have managed to find a few of somewhat correct era decals.. if anyone has any idea on how to source the rest, it would be very much appreciated ! Takani and the masami hand drawing seem hard to even find.

It still is some ways off (Wing / Wheels / Stickering) but i love it as it already. :)

Thanks again to Nikki and Seabass for all the work and Anthony Bond for the paint :-)
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Any chance of a 1989 Replica one day maybe ? :)

I have a second one to build now, probably will me much more modern !! Will it take me another year ? :)
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