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#1 Intmd8r

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:05 AM

This build was inspired by a "project" car spotted on Kijiji. Here's what I started with:

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:17 AM

A little time with the Dremel, an airbrush, 6 coats of paint, and a week later.........

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:20 AM

Awesome!

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Posted 18 October 2012 - 09:24 AM

Nice ! B)

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:39 PM

I've made some more progress on the "Rust"-sun, but haven't had much luck with uploading the pictures.

Please check out the pics here (for now): http://s1146.beta.ph...709587526581739

Let me know what you think!

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 05:46 PM

Looking good so far, I have this one to build, I heard it has a lot of fit issues

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 06:01 PM

So far, the only fitting issues I've had is the front steering/suspension. For some reason, they don't want to fit in the same way that the instructions call for. It seems to make the front end sit up higher than the rear (which is not an issue for this junker build), but I have 2 more kits to start and the rare BRE 240 that won't be intentinally built as junkers.

The other issue that I noticed about this kit is that the molds for the body suck, Too many mold lines, and to little definition of the doors/hatch/fuel door. I had to use my knife and scribe them in order to have any detail show through after paint. This is not the typical quality that I have come to expect from Revell.

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:27 PM

Remember, this is very old tooling, I am not sure how old it is, but its old :lol:

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 08:46 PM

Looks pretty rusty man!
Good job so far.
I've seen a few that look like that.
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Posted 30 October 2012 - 05:10 AM

awsome build and realism the pics in the abum look sweet !!!!!!

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 08:13 AM

Thanks guys for all of the positive feedback. I seem to struggle at pulling off the showroom shine type paint jobs, but these rusted junker builds seem to be easier for me. Not to mention they are fun to build! I blame Dr. Cranky and his videos :lol:

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:07 AM

There actually used to be a 240Z in my area that looked like this one- duct tape a trash bag over the driver's side quarter window and your model would be a dead ringer for it.

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:28 AM

That's a great idea Chuck! I hope you don't mind, but I think I'm goind to add that to the Rust-sun. If you ever run accross that 240Z again, do you think that you can snap a pic?

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Posted 30 October 2012 - 10:20 AM

I haven't seen the car in about ten years- I'm guessing it's long gone by now.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:42 AM

Made a little more progress and nearing completion. I still have some parts to glue on and more weathering to do. As my wife says, this car looks too clean to be complete lol.

Check out the uploaded pics here: http://s1146.beta.ph...786708360865304

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

this is awesome. i drive by a rusting 240 every day as i go to work. the guy used to have a tarp over it but i knew what was under it because i am a fan and have had a few rusty z cars in my life. the tarp is gone and it tounts me. i have stoped by to talk to the guy a few times but he thinks it is made of gold. so i just ride by and wish

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 09:49 AM

I know what you mean. Each and every time I find a Z being sold under $10,000, it needs a new floor pan to say the least. The last one that I looked at was missing a carb, was auto, and the driver's side floor pan was so rotted, that it could have been driven Flintstones style. The guy still wanted $3,500 for it and was firm on the price.

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 10:25 AM

Cool!