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Mr.Zombie

'89 Nissan Sunny Truck / Hasegawa / 1:24

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Hello,

Just before summer holiday I purchased this kit on sale at "my" hobby store and I planned to take it with me and paint some in the evenings at a summerhouse. I managed to give it a coat of white and to start with the rust before the departure, but didn't take it with me in the end. I picked it up recently because I had an idea for the chrome strip in the windscreen seal, and simply finished it. 

The kit is close to perfect as is, and there is not much I had to add. I used Highlight Model Studio photeteched sets for the wheelweights, and for the wipers (though I modlified the latter, and am still not sure if I'd rather have them scratchbuild as I usually do), I added the wooden lining on the bed, made the keyholes in doors and the fueldoor a set of numberplates (Hasegawa doesn't add numbers to their decal sheets), a telescopic antenna (works) and I ended up painting the word NISSAN freehand on a piece of white decal, and then transfered it on the truck letter by letter.

As for unusual techniques, I opted for not painting plastic bits that are plastic in real life too, like the bumper ends, the grille, dashboard and some other bits on the inside.  

The kit is very easy, and besides the headlight glass where I wasn't sure how to attach it, and the hubcaps that had to be masked, whereas in Hasegawa's Honda these are separate bits that are way cleaner to attach, there were no issues at all. I highly recommend it if you feel like building out of box sometimes.

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And the last batch of pics. Thanks for looking, and until next time, happy modeling.

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Nice datto, love the weathering. 

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Looks like a typical (Canadian) Nissan: Rusty!

Excellent weathering skills.

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That's amazing, tons of character!

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You nailed this one!! The bed looks so good also the green moss around the gas cap looks so real.Well done.

Edited by Breezy

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Very well done !

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That's a big Twinkie!  :)  Outstanding weathering, it looks so realistic.

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Well done & nicely weathered. Great build.

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Awesome build! Weathering is absolutely spot on. That freehand Nissan paint job is also marvelous great job. Love the Twinkie shot lol. Makes me wonder what would come first - car rust or Twinkie mold haha

Edited by FabbricaP

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Wow! Weathering looks extremely realistic, great build!!

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Wow! The subject is out of my interest range by itself, as I always say that "Real Pickup Trucks are made in USA only". But, VERY nicely done model! The weathering is just about perfect, this looks exactly like some of the older European Pickups that I've seen here in Finland (of course except for the steering wheel being on other side). Fantastic work.

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That this is awsome, very well done. Care to share how you do your weathering, like the ripped seats and the flaky rust?

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This is fantastic. I don't think I've seen weathering this perfect. The blistering paint seals the deal.

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11 minutes ago, Oldmopars said:

That this is awsome, very well done. Care to share how you do your weathering, like the ripped seats and the flaky rust?

Check out my content, I described it many times, I think in the Honda N360 thread in the comment section I wrote a bit more detailed how I do that.

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This looks like the rust that most Japanese cars suffered after a few years especially in the 70's. Its amazing how good cars look these days for so many years at least where I live.

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Very nice and well done!

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Awesome!

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I like this, very nicely built. The rusting on the tail gate is incredible 

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Fantastic work. Great looking model. 

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Looks amazing, your weathering looks very very realistic.

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You did an excellent job weathering this "Twinkie Toter". Well done!!!!

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Absolutely amazing. Looks like 1:1. 

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