Honda
NSX
Scale:1/24
Kit:Tamiya
Build time:Apr. 2017 – present
Honda NSX
Scale:1/24
Kit:Tamiya
Build time:Apr. 2017 – today
under construction
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Inspired by the 2007 Honda F1 Car the NSX will feature a candy-blue paintjob with continents made of gold leaf
(NSX concept picture created with the GTSport livery editor)

PCBs Overview:

Current Status:

Testbench and System Integration Tests

Motors:

  • DC gear-motor
  • will be embedded into the plastic motorblock of the kit
  • servo-motors for the steering and movement of the steering wheel

Sensors:

  • light sensor embedded into the dashboard
  • magnetic door sensors
  • turns on interior lights once a door gets opended

Battery-Management:

  • PCB (concept)
  • Qi-coil for charging the battery

LEDs:

  • low beam
  • high beam
  • daytime running lights
  • turning signals (front, back, rear mirrors)
  • tail lights
  • braking lights
  • reverse lights
  • licence plate illumination
  • interior lights (incl. fade-out effect) 

Manufacturer: Honda/Acura

Production: 2016 – present

Engine: 3.5l twin-turbo V6 + 3 electric motors

Honda’s second generation of the legendary original NSX (1990) is an all-wheel drive, mid-engine hybrid sports car. In North America and China it is marketed as Acura NSX.
The special feature of this sports car is its complex hybrid-technology. It incorporates one electric motor in the back to aid the thermal engine and thus forming a hybrid setup. Two more electric motors at can instantly send positive or negative torque to the front wheels during cornering. Honda claims that this all-wheel drive system provides better handling and compensates the turbo-lag.

SLS GT3 – PART 17 – Tires

I decided to give the SLS black rims. First, the silvery chrome that was out of the box applied to the rims needed to be stripped away. Oven cleaner is the standart medium to choose for this task and it worked fast and good. You just need to cover the parts with the stuff and after a few minutes the chrome has gone. The rims were then painted with Vallejo Black and clear coated with…

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SLS GT3 – PART 16 – Body Assembly

It’s time for the last chapter of this build which was on my table for over 1 1/2 years now! All the planning of the tight fit would now come to a reality check. First, the cockpit with the frame was finally permanently glued on the underbody. There are connectors between the wireless charging coil and the battery pack to the cockpit segment. They were finally stuck together on the right side of the car.…

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SLS GT3 – PART 15 – Bodywork Details

It’s time for the last details concerning the bodywork. Photo etched (PE) mesh from the Hobby Design detail up set was painted black and applied to the front and hood intakes. The small fins on the hood intake were covered with bare metal foil. The same happened to the Mercedes star and the leading edge of the front intake seperator. Speaking of the hood: On the inside you can find channels that direct the air…

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SLS GT3 – PART 14 – Windows

The car has a AMG banner on the top of the windscreen. This sticker was drawn and then twice printed to transparent decal paper (like I did with some previous decals). First, one of the two similar decals was applied, then some white paint (because standart printers can’t print white of course) and then the second decal. This makes the AMG logo visible from the inside and outside alike. The rear window had road car…

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SLS GT3 – PART 13 – Electronics Integration

After the body was finally painted, the rest of the electronics could be integrated. The front and rear lights, the main PCB together with the Bluetooth module and the magnetic power switch were glued in. Enamelled coper wires are used to connect everything. These wires are very thin and isolated by a thin enamel coating. This coating can partially be scratched or melted away for soldering. In one of the above pictures you can see…

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SLS GT3 – PART 12 – Livery

I had a few liveries for the SLS in mind. Most of them were real world racing liveries. But in the end I couldn’t resist the simple but in my opinion very elegant and fitting silver showcar livery I saw at Europapark in 2014! The primer I used was Vallejo’s grey surface primer. I wanted to spray multiple thin layers with sanding inbetween. However the primer had the very strange property to peel off like…

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SLS GT3 – PART 11 – Engine Details

There are plenty of components, hoses and wires inside the engine compartment. In hours of fine work those were replicated. Again styrene, different metal wires and Milliput were mainly used. – Project Page –

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SLS GT3 – PART 10 – Air Intakes

Main Intake The big intake at the front has a rather complex shape. It needs to fit around the radiator and beneath the hood. I melted together some flexible parts of drinking straws to make an initial shape. This construction was fixed using epoxy glue on the outside. This also smoothened the shape. Some filling and sanding later I glued on parts of styrene (and smoothened the transition with Milliput) to get the shape at…

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SLS GT3 – PART 9 – Engine

The engine-block is nearly identical to the roadcar version and was taken straight from the Revell kit to the GT3 car. From the Revell kit I also took some engine parts and the radiator. The integration of the engine into the model now shows that the crash-frame was build correctly. The engine cover was painted grey and the Mercedes star was realized with some bare metal foil applied and carefully cut out. It’s time for…

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