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Another Nichimo project... or may be two, actually :-)
silvertriple posted a topic in Other makesHi everyone, After the Spirit FF which have a lot in common with the Vantage FF (I got the data for it, so it should be possible to do it at some point), and both Midships and Pegasus Exceed, if I want to complete the chassis collection, I have 2 which I need to tackle... Fortunately, one guy proposed me two cars recently, and they were the two missing cars missing in the Nichimo buggy range : A Cosmo Shooter - 2WD - kit n°6, with its box, and complete (the driver is in one of the boxes) A Luminous - 4WD - kit n°5 without the box and the bodyshell, and a broken steering servo... I check the instruction manuals, the construction is modular, and even lot of pages in the manual are the same... My target is to model both chassis, and add them to my virtual Nichimo collection Workplan : - tear down - CAD model of common things - CAD model of 2WD specific parts - CAD model of 4WD specific parts I can already tell there is lot also in common with the 4 other kits, even without having tore them down...
Nichimo Spirit FF - The first of a Kind
silvertriple posted a topic in Other makesHi, Beside my attachement for my first buggy and other dreams of my teenager's times, I really like unusual or weird things. My 22nd RC car is at home. It's complete, but it requires a LOT of work (more than TLC). Rather than be called a car, it should be call a project. How to describe it: The first of a kind is probably one of the best definition. It's quite rare... Teaser : I will update the thread name and content in due time, when someone will find what it is :-)
Bormac's Nichimo Midships 443WDS
silvertriple posted a topic in Other makesUnexpected, somehow I still have no words for what is happening right now. And I need to tell the long story, as it is part of what came as a result of the Nichimo Spirit FF project for me. Few weeks back, an Australian guy mentioned he was searching rear arms for a Nichimo FF car in one comment of my posts on Facebook. I had the link as I had a set in my ebay watch list (for no reason as the intention was to get them printed anyway), so I gave him the link... Discussing with another friend I discovered this guy was behind a Youtube channel (TRUE VINTAGE RC, https://www.youtube.com/user/Bormac073), and looking at few videos, I found them quite interesting and detailed, so I subscribed... Few weeks later (it was about 3 or 4 weeks ago), my Nichimo Spirit FF was printed and built. And that week, that same guy, Jason, alias @BORMAC, posted he needed parts as he received an incomplete kit from Europe. Among the missing part, there was some which I could help with my own now unused parts as replaced by 3D printed ones, and the broken chassis I thought myself I could not do anything with it. Jason told me he would get the buyer to pay for the shipment, and I told ok, and on the next day, the parts were going to Australia (and if I can see a nice video on those cars, that will be a nice bonus already). 2 weeks ago, I was in the car sitting doing nothing as one of my colleagues was driving while we went back from a 3 day trip for business... And Jason contacted me as he found a car in France on ebay, but the seller would not ship to Australia... He asked me if I can help again. I said why not. Jason knew from the discussions we had earlier that I would be interested to model that car as well, and he proposed me not only to get the car going to me, but to allow me to tear it down to parts, get it in CAD and then send the package to him... I was finding this a bit crazy, a lot of gamble (specially with a seller who got only to feedbacks on ebay), but that was Jason gamble... On the next days, I helped him a bit with the translation, gave him my full details so he can eventually get it send to me, but I was kind of thinking that story could turn in a nightmare as well... This morning I got advised (I had the tracking link so I knew it was incoming) that I had to get the parcel from the destination point (a relay nearby). Jason told me "it's going to be amazing or a nightmare". Here is what was in the package: A Nichimo RC Midships 443 WDS. So it is definitely amazing :-) Some parts are common with the FF cars, and I'll start to model it soon This is typically the kind of things that tells me that putting the stls on Thingiverse for the Spirit FF was a good thing. I have the authorization from this car owner to do a proper thread, and I'll start that as soon as I start to tear the car down to parts... Well, I was not really able to wait that much to do something. I need a empty box to get it down to parts, so I just started to have a look at something easy for today. I took a wheel off, and modeled the rim. That was quick to start. I could not help doing it :-) I'll get a box tomorrow while on the way back from the office and the car will get a proper tear down.
Nichimo Manual help please
yogi-bear posted a topic in Other makesHi all, I recently purchased and early model Nichimo, the chassis is very similar to the early Tamiya Porsche 58001 and 58002 kits. Its chassis only and a bit of internet searching has shown that there were a number of different body version available - A Pantera, Corvette, BMW M1, a Mazda, a Lancia Stratos and a Porsche 935. These cars seem to be very rare and there is very little information available on the net about them. The wheels make me think it was the Porsche 935 version. The chassis looks to be pretty much complete but a little battered and porsche body from the Tamtech range should fit. However what would be nice if I could get hold of a manual. I'd be happy with just a scan. I am particularly interested in the gearbox as the one I have doesn't look right. The underneath guard is on the opposite side to the gears. Plus the differential doesn't feel right. So if anyone can help out with a scan from a manual of one of these cars, it would be greatly appreciated, regards Johann