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SelineManson

Tamiya R32 Nismo Custom

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On to my next project, i decided to tackle the R32 next.

The kit:
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As always i started out by inspecting the body and looking for all the seam lines to be sanded down.44030622142_04d7422165_c.jpg
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Once that was done i cut the holes out of the bumper for the vents, this was not explained very well in the instructions lol
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And then primed the body:
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Next i moved on to paint. Decided to go with a black metallic.
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Lacquer:
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I wasnt too happy with the finish so i decided to wet sand it down with 1500 grit sandpaper ready for buffing.
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Then i broke out my rotary tool and the polishing compounds and had at it:
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Pretty happy with it now:
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Next i started building and detailing the engine and uprights:
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Painted the wheels and added the decals:
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Then got everything mounted to the chassis:
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Then started on the interior, went with a similar color as my R34:
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I like this better than the R33... looks killer. The R32 always throws me a bit as I’m a Eurocar guy so that means something different to my brain. 

Edited by Ich_Will

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11 hours ago, Ich_Will said:

I like this better than the R33... looks killer. The R32 always throws me a bit as I’m a Eurocar guy so that means something different to my brain. 

Volkswagen golf right? Lol

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Body mounted to the chassis, almost done!

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Edited by SelineManson

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I would love to see photos of that in the sunlight. It looks good in those photo's but the black hides so much.

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looking real good man, good effort and it shows! keep it up

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That buffing wheel really does the trick !!

Nice clean build so far Seline.

Cheers

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Great work, Its such a great kit that one!

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I'm sensing a theme with your builds! I think this is the third Skyline you've posted? 

And they're all great!

Need to see a family shot of the garage!

:)

 

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