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1990 NISSAN 300ZX

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Started this build a few weeks ago,Fujimi's 300zx,i have Tamiya's version which is way better.But fujimi's version has removable T-Tops and the rear spoiler is separate and the lower bumper is separate.:)So I decided to build a non-turbo car,color is going to be Tamiya TS-16 Yellow.IMG_1592.thumb.JPG.fdf11fc30776a616332f29e199dbd712.JPGIMG_1603.thumb.JPG.a8fddfb71385f1378d631f89fe13b063.JPG

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I was going to steal the lower front bumper from fujimi's convertible,but I thought I would try to modify the turbo bumper first.I used evergreen styrene strips .015 x.030 and superglue and putty.IMG_1601.thumb.JPG.78aba270a7d436b22d7df74581e03a8d.JPGIMG_1602.thumb.JPG.737bf3414fa98bff771fb52bfdfa6271.JPG

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So I let the bumper sit for a couple days and after some careful sanding I got a decent result:D,the blue bumper is the painted fujimi part and my modified part in gray.OPHY9659.thumb.JPG.e41397fb2dfaf1b3bdaf3c9eb86e6b57.JPG

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Some more progress chassis painted and detailed and the body has been painted.IMG_1625.thumb.JPG.decf295cbb63c862b980c2e49fb6ab65.JPGIMG_1626.thumb.JPG.66b7d4399a9d0826c2bb6b63ccabafec.JPGIMG_1627.thumb.JPG.4a5f85c51416da078e792e4c0c3542c7.JPG

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No backs on the seats,so i tried to make some using sheet styrene and putty and superglue.IMG_1597.thumb.JPG.91eeeb2f406896f89988428e2ca37477.JPGIMG_1598.thumb.JPG.41e36e4f4c44dc31b2d997a43222ce7e.JPGIMG_1610.thumb.JPG.8dde3a9982fb1ca37a219d23b93c8fe0.JPG

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following.. i have the exact same kit and applied the same tamiya paint, but i did a bad job and after such a long time i just got it out and decide to strip the old paint.

 

btw, which mini kit is that in your signature?  only one i managed to find was from a Korean brand.

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22 hours ago, waiby said:

following.. i have the exact same kit and applied the same tamiya paint, but i did a bad job and after such a long time i just got it out and decide to strip the old paint.

 

btw, which mini kit is that in your signature?  only one i managed to find was from a Korean brand.

My mini was built from this kit:mini.jpg.b27ca4bd0a627bcb8d266d73f33ea682.jpg

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just a small update the seats are taking shape,and the first half of the interior is painted I went with a radome tan/dark tan scheme didn't care for the grey/dark grey interiors I kept finding.I also added a door handle on the passenger side using some half round styrene,and a couple small styrene bits on the drivers side to represent power window buttons.IMG_1634.thumb.JPG.729b15b8607e1b00f3f4d533d770d6b1.JPGIMG_1636.thumb.JPG.8f233b64def69191f05335731a210991.JPGIMG_E1637.thumb.JPG.db0cd7cdd667e2c4b233df6afb14da9f.JPG

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Great job, I really don't understand the open seatbacks found in most Fujimi kits.....

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14 hours ago, Funkychiken said:

great progress! I guess you have clear coated over the Tamiya aerosol?

No,the real color on the 1:1 is yellow pearlglow I have some Tamiya pearl clearcoat in my stash.I just can't decide if I should use it or leave the car as it is.

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I've always loved the design of this car, and yours is looking fantastic!!...great kolor choice....looks like a nice kit still!

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Back with a small update the interior is done,i'm going to install the seats near the end,since the seatbelts attach to the glass and she's on all 4 wheels.The front springs make the car sit high,so they needed to be cut down a bit,also have the glass all painted,but it will need some small touchups.IMG_1677.thumb.JPG.e985db41293ab4f451ca1770dbd808b6.JPG IMG_E1676.thumb.JPG.21204149f3f11916ec048519e80d2d1e.JPGIMG_E1660.thumb.JPG.1f6bdcdbe5f28b0ebd5e2b155696d06d.JPG

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Nice start so far! This is one car I literally can't remember the last time I saw one on the road! 🤔

I have the Tamiya kit (turbo) and I'm saving it for a future slump buster as I've never heard anything bad about the kit. This was a classic design for Nissan.......their latest ones just leave me cold with the way they look! 🤢

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Thanks everyone for the comments!:),made some progress the last few days,had to scatchbuild the seatbelt latches using sheet styrene and strips,then painted and installed in the glass.IMG_1689.thumb.JPG.dfa9a72e67da2af628c3abddab7d6e4a.JPG IMG_1698.thumb.JPG.a503d94a9251540ab72df712dc8bd981.JPG

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More progress today,installed the glass,the taillights front and rear still need a few touch ups and i added the seatbelts to the interior.IMG_E1699.thumb.JPG.f802258b2115adbb86b20cac4765fb47.JPGIMG_E1701.thumb.JPG.3bf2ed1d4a3b2c577883741e1950eee9.JPGIMG_E1702.thumb.JPG.dfd714b6b70c91a635bfb3fac2bbd6ee.JPGIMG_1700.thumb.JPG.45551fb113d1c3e576637f50e1e23943.JPG

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Alright time for an update,added the mirrors and the rest of the clear glass and decals,but they are old and I used setting solution and they look okay,used cigarette foil for taillights backing.Should be wrapping this up tomorrow I hope.IMG_1722.thumb.JPG.3a3b02990428bc293164d071d37ff586.JPGIMG_1720.thumb.JPG.ea7798c55c6ab2ebb44b3f517a773d80.JPGIMG_1721.thumb.JPG.e0e1406faed44c72b5d2631692c917d5.JPG

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The build is now finished and Under Glass,thanks to everyone for looking in and commenting:)

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