Epson Nakajima Racing

Discussion in 'Internet Finds' started by logicman, May 13, 2008.

  1. logicman

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    Woo!! Nice find!!
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    I want to do that build with my son who is a racecar fanatic! thanks for the heads-up on the site.
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    Great race cars

    This is a new look for the Epson website. They've had these up for a while, but I think there are some new models here. I'll have to check out all the models. The originals I got are terrific - complex reverse-curves modelled carefully and with precision. If the current site lacks any of the originals, I'll get back to you to let you know.

    Thanks for the heads-up

    Graham
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    New for 2008

    Okay - been looking through the site - some great new models, including the 2008 season Honda NSX cars:[​IMG]
    And the Mitsubishi rally car:
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    Also some 2007 NSX cars that weren't there before.

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    All the original stuff is there still, from the car transporter right down to a laptop and a pair of gloves:
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    There's enough here to keep someone busy for months!

    Graham
  6. logicman

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    ... and that's just the downloads!

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    It makes for a very nice diorama when completed! I ended up winning best in my class as well as Best in Show at a HobbyTown USA model contest last spring.

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    A couple more from the contest...

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  9. logicman

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    And well-deserved, too.:thumb::thumb::thumb:


    Since I've knocked Epson elsewhere on the web, in the past, over their ink policies, it's only fair that I should take this opportunity to say a big
    THANK YOU EPSON:thumb::thumb::thumb:
    for your generosity in making all of these fine models available as
    free downloads.
    :wave:
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    Cut 'n' Paste Ex-pat

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    Brilliant!

    Bugman -

    Superb! Well done. You've got me going now. I'll just have to make these! What scale do you think they work out at? (Wondered if any figures might be available for a diorama)

    Graham
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    Hi, Graham.

    The scale as written on the pdfs is 1:24.

    They do make up into nice models, don't they?

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    Figures to go with diorama

    OK OK - not card, but here are some good figures to go with a diorama of the Epson stuff:
    http://www.rcdiscounts.com/acbhpusa/showprod.cfm?&DID=1&st_id=146&CATID=3&ObjectGroup_ID=899
    and here (way down the page
    Revell / Monogram slot racing cars and parts - Mail order North America

    Actually, I sort of got sidetracked into looking at slot cars while checking out figures. Takes me back! Didn't know there was still such a following, or such good trade support. (In the US, of course!) Excellent.
    "People" to go with card models are always a problem. You have to resort to plastic, don't you?

    Graham
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    What a nice diorama! It sure looks big, too.
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    Logicman is correct...the scale is right at 1:24. Mine is probably a bit smaller since I printed the pages on standard 8.5x11 instead of A4. There's a tad bit of shrinkage as a result. My models are closer to say 1:28-1:30 or so. Even at that scale, the tractor-trailer is about 28" long with the back door closed.

    The diorama is about 4' length. The display is actually a raised shelf from a modular desk. I bought some of the anti-skid spray paint (like fine sandpaper) and painted the top to simulate a road surface.

    I would highly recommend any of these models. All of them are very well engineered and make impressive displays when completed. It was a lot of fun watching the plastic guys carefully inspect it once I told them that it was made entirely out of 80lb cardstock. The look of bewilderment was priceless!!