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  1. +Monogram 1/32 Scale Datsun+

    I wonder if the tooling still exists for the ol' Monogram 1/32 scale Datsun Pickup ? How about the others ? 1955 Chevy , 1979 Mustang , etc. , etc. ? These would be fantastic slump-busters !
  2. Alrighty then, Haven't posted here for a while. I'm primarily a rc scale ship guy, but have always loved model cars. Every now and then I get an idea based on everyday life, and here it is. Started with the MPC '75 Datsun pickup kit; made the flatbed from styrene sheet/strip. The porta-potty is a resin item from Scale Equipment. This a curbside, so no under the hood shots. I stripped the kit mag wheels, and sprayed them flat white, with a healthy coating of rust/dirt. The body is Model Master flat medium blue rattle can, with an undercoat of red oxide primer. Bumper/grill/mirrors were also sprayed white. additional rust was dry brushed on, as were some pastel chalks. I added a coffee thermos/flashlight/magazine to the cab seat. Pretty quick build, needed something to get the model car juices going again. All comments/criticism/theats are welcome. Mark
  3. Datsun 200SX

    My dad bought this car brand new in 1977, I was nine years old. I remember going to the dealership with them. I remember questioning why he wouldn’t buy the 280Z. This car had a backseat, though it wasn’t much. As I grew, it became more difficult to climb back there. I was taller than anyone in my family. Eventually, he bought a 1990 Chevy Cavalier. I inherited the Datsun. I drove it for about two years. Rust had taken over the car. It started to become unsafe to drive. It was a fast little car, it had the Nissan truck motor in it. It also had a five speed manual. I learned to drive a stick on that car. The dealer installed the stripes after purchase. They also gave him a set of upgraded hubcaps. The only plastic kits I ever found this car came from overseas. They are models of the Sylvia. That is the name of the same car in European configuration. To sell the car over here they had to add 5 mile an hour bumpers. The front and rear bumpers are exactly the same. I separated the taillight panel from the rear bumper and fabricated panel that goes in between the taillights and rear US bumper. The hardest part will be trying to create the new grill below. This is probably one of my favorite cars that I’ve owned. I wish I could find one today!
  4. 1981 Datsun 280ZX (non-Turbo)

    This project replicates a 280ZX I owned in the early 1990s. It's taken me nearly that long to find all the pieces I needed and get to the point to give it a try. I finished this in late 2017, a little too long ago to qualify as a "last year" build. Body: Scratchbuilding non-turbo vents is beyond me at this point, as is cutting out and adapting the vents from the Tamiya glue bomb I scored for parts. I puttied over the Turbo vents and made decals from photos of the real thing. Filling in the T-tops was easier than I expected, though the areas near the windows could be a bit neater. Wheels came from the Tamiya kit. Although they're 1/24th scale, they seem to fit the 1/25th body well. Engine: This Frankenstein consists of Revell 240Z block and trans (because the box-stock 280ZX unit depicts an auto.) The valve cover came from a Fujimi 240ZG, and the non-turbo injection setup came from the previously-mentioned Tamiya glue bomb. Most of the rest is box-stock AMT. Interior - Tamiya seats and various interior details make this a different trim level from the box-stock AMT version. This thing pushed my abilities, or maybe exceeded them! It's amazing how the camera can hide some flaws and magnify others. Still, I'm happy with it. This is a great kit! I bought several of the recent Round2 reissue - one to build as a box-stock Turbo version, another for a distant-future stab at this build if my skills are up to it, and another because Hobby Lobby clearance-priced them to can't-say-no levels.
  5. 2018 Completed Builds

    I'm a little late to the party, but I wanted to post my 2018 completions, minus a 1950 Ford Convertible I built as a gift. It was a busy year outside of the model-building world!
  6. Revell's Datsun 240Z

    I tried to speed assemble this, I've seen where guys knock out a model to fill a contest category that is empty, how do they do it? I also wanted to paint something with the zinc chromate primer, and Rustoleum primer instead of the cliche flat black. I'm also spoiled with Tamiya, Fujimi, and now Aoshima quality. Instead of using up my allotment for pictures, showing my Fakebook post:
  7. The LIL-Hustler is back! Sweet repop. 8, yup, 8 new tires including gorgeous GT Radials. Parts looks clean and straight, detail is sharp. Decals are redone and very clean, multiple options for Datsun, even as just letters. Poseable steering too. 3n1 kit, good amount of left over parts for the box. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pN38f7eTgb4
  8. As you can see by the award plaque, this was built a while ago... testers Candy red over metallic red with decals from an IMSA monza kit. dats-am03 by Mike, on Flickr dats-am01 by Mike, on Flickr dats-am02 by Mike, on Flickr
  9. This was built over 20 years ago. Hope you like. Thanks for looking
  10. If this is a backdated stock version, this is quite a pleasant surprise: MPC-8721/25 1975 Datsun Pickup Truck *No idea if this is the correct box art for the reissue or not*
  11. Hey, so I'm looking for a scale-modelling forum and decided to settle in this one. So, I'm new to 1/24 scale-modelling. I was into Gunpla and saw a scale-modelling channel in Youtube and suddenly I have the urge to assemble a model cars but I know it won't be easy. Then, decided to grab the Aoshima Fairlady S30 or known as Datsun 240ZG as my first kit. The reasons I took this model is the simplicity of the build (but kinda dissapointed it went way that easy, no engine details ahahaha). I ruined the masking on the fender side... Guess that will be my homework for the next model. I used a local spray-can for the main body (the spray-cans are commonly used for Gunpla here in my place) and for the detail I used Tamiya Enamel Paint and for the finishing, because in my opinions gloss is not that good without compound polishing (I don't have any) so I decided to spray it with flat coating. (yeah, i also messed up the tail lights, and forgot to sand the mold line of the bumper) I'm looking forward for Tamiya's RX-7 Type R, there aren't any Revell's kits here and most of the kits sold here are Tamiya.
  12. Hi, It´s been a long time since i´ve post some builds here on the forum, so it is really fun to share some pictures of this build and tell you what i have done. I wanted to build a very small car with so much drag parts i could put in to this little body,and this is how it started. I posted for a long time ago the first pictures of this build in the workbench column but i closed that tag,just because i realized that it would fit in better in the dragracing column. In the beginning of this build i started to cut out doors and all body panels that i wanted to view the details for the spectator to. When i had did that….????? i start to wonder if i really could do it as the plan i had in my head. after cutting the hole body in pieces the project went back in the modelkit box for a year. But the following year, I could not quite let go of the thought of my little Datsun. When the time is getting ripe and I had built the building in my head over and over again as the box went up again and the building began to take off. This is the first pictures of ”Sweet pain” The name is well an explanation of what I thought the building was. I took, for example, assume that Revell kit was symmetrical. and it caused problems, including the big wheeltubs,built symmetrically from the start, but did not sit symmetrically in the body when it was mounted. it meant I had to change a lot to get into a chassis that has the proportions that I wanted them. It is not the best picture,but the rear piece that have the taillights moulded in white plastic,I have replaced with my own cast in clear plastic that I have masked the rear lights and then primed the body panel to get a better sense of realism, The kit's rear panel look more like a toy. I have not yet cut off the front. I probably forgot to take a picture of the back panel when it was completely unassembled and unpainted, but this picture shows the original panel to the left and my copy of clear plastic assembled and primed. the tape is on the back just for it not to get paint dust on the inside of the rear lamp glass. Here you can see the mounting holes for the original rearbumper, as you can see, it is not very symmetrical, and then you can understand that maybe it came unexpected problems later. This is the first try of my chassie,but the engine did´nt fit correct with the headers mocked-up, so i had to change the front frame next. this is the frame from the kits chassie,but it was to small for a 351 cleveland V8 pro stock engine ,just wanna show you what problems i had before i change the front. Comments are welcome and more to come.... Fred.
  13. One other Datsun, actually two...

    Revell's '72 Datsun 510 "Brock Buster" made stock. Cut down the fender flairs, filled the openings with sheet plastic then cut to stock size. New wheel opening lips front plastic strip. Tires are Modelhaus compact whitewalls, hubcaps from the parts box. Interior was stock already, just the steering wheel was a parts box item... The '79 Nissan Laurel was built mostly out of the box, it came as a lowrider, so the suspension had to be adjusted to stock height, but other then that...
  14. Early 70's Datsuns

    2 Datsuns by Doyosha (formerly Yamada) models. The 1/23 scale blue '71 Bluebird 610 had only a flat chassis plate with battery door and a flat interior plate to make space for motorization. This was replaced with a chassis and suspension from Tamiya's '72 Skyline with many of the interior pieces molded/cast from a 1/20 scale Bluebird kit and modified. The 1/25 Sunny Coupe had the same chassis/interior setup; replaced with Revell Datsun 510 chassis and interior, with the dashboard molded/cast from the Hasegawa Sunny truck kit that just happened to show up. Thanks for looking!
  15. Hello, I'm new to the forums. This is my first post. I'm really into the post apocalypse builds and rat rods. Here is what I'm currently working on. It's a Datsun 510 converted into a truck. I have a lot left to do, but I really wanted to show it off. Thanks for checking it out. http:// http:// http://
  16. This is the latest issue of the old snap kit from monogram, which I think makes it about the 4th or 5th one... I had this in a Community Build off, but I think only the same 30 people even go in that section. Being a snap kit, I had some work to do correcting shortcuts and oversights, including replacing the "spare tire" lump with an actual tire, fixing the gaping hole in the firewall, and adding rear shocks. I also had some serious fitment issues with the window, interior tub, and chassis going together. So, I shaved down the window and tub to get the needed clearance. When I was a kid I had two of the original release, which is where I got the "Goodyear" tires and license plate I used on this. Glad I spent the extra time to detail the Datsun script on the grille , also added a radiator. You cant see it, but there's an opening behind the bumper, if I didn't add it, you would see the fan. You can sorta see the Datsun script here. The "holes" in the skid plate should be actual holes, but its a mounting point on the model, otherwise I would've opened them up. Distributorless engine, not really enough room to add one, either. I did add a carburator, but you can't see it anyway. Added a rearview mirror. Replaced blob with an actual spare tire. (yeah, I know it has lugnuts in it still, I'm not that good) and added shocks. For whatever reason, there's a pretty big gap behind the cab, and roll bar, so I made it a double tube to fill in the gap. Added the license plate from the original release. The taillights are molded into the body, that's one of my bugaboos. Tried to shade them, but I have mixed feelings how it turned out.
  17. Fooling around with a Chevy bed on this Datsun..... V8, possibly?
  18. this is my Datsun bluebird with a Honda S2000 F20C and a custom turbo setup.I built a roll cage,carbon fiber oil catch can,HKS style blow off valve,front mount oil cooler,exhaust turbo manifold,intercooler, optima battery,and turbo piping.The engine and turbo came from model scientist .com.I also added Advan rims,stretched the tires and lowered it.thanks for looking any questions let me know.