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1970 Nissan Fairlady Z432/Datsun 240Z (1/24 Hasegawa)


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Hi all, 

This is my latest build - it's one of the Hasegawa Fairlady kits that come in various forms (ZG, Datsun 240Z, rally version, etc) depicting Z432R, which was the homologation model for their racing program with S20 borrowed from KPGC10 GT-R.

I decided to create it as Z432 instead of Z432R because I didn't like the orange that came with Z432R, as well as black hood. For the build, I used;

- Tamiya white primer
- Tamiya Camel yellow (two thin coats)
- Tamiya gloss clear (two wet coats)
- Prepped the body with 1500, 2000, 3000 grit sandpapers
- Polished with three stage Tamiya compounds
- Masked the front window trim and rear end and sprayed Tamiya flat black
- BMF'd side window trims
- Tamiya gun metal for the wheels and flat black for the interior
- Thinly sliced electrical tapes for bumper trims and turn signal gaskets
- Flockings to simulate trunk carpet
- Acrylic wash (yellow + brown + thinner) for panel lines

With 91 parts count and being curbside kit, it's pretty simple kit to build. It also comes with pretty detailed clear and chrome parts as well as metal transfers for various badges and side mirrors, so I highly encourage one if you want to make a 240z! 

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On 10/8/2020 at 9:25 PM, espo said:

Beautiful looking Z car. Your hard work on the paint looks great and all the trim is very clean looking. 

Thank you! I definitely took my time building this one!

On 10/8/2020 at 10:00 PM, streetmachine11 said:

just beautiful. really clean and nicely built

Appreciate it!

On 10/9/2020 at 1:38 AM, grodudulle77 said:

Very clean work !!??

Thank you!

On 10/9/2020 at 8:35 AM, Spottedlaurel said:

A very clean and attractive build, looks really good.

The tape used for gaskets has worked well.

The thickness adds a some reality for sure!

On 10/9/2020 at 9:56 AM, drodg said:

Very nice.   

Thank you!

On 10/9/2020 at 10:03 AM, Rich Chernosky said:

Very nice, clean build. Your attention to detail paid off.  In particular, I like your wheel treatment. How did you achieve that?

I spray painted silver, then sprayed ts-38 gun metal. The center cap is painted with silver sharpie.

On 10/9/2020 at 1:08 PM, doorsovdoon said:

Beautiful build, very accurate looking kit. You've done a very nice job of this, love the old Datsun Z's.

Thank you! Maybe I should buy the 510 bluebird as well! 

On 10/9/2020 at 7:10 PM, Plowboy said:

Very nice looking 240Z Chang! The color really suits it well! You and I have almost the same painting method. Only difference is I usually spray three coats of paint and clear. Nice work inside and out!

Thank you! I usually do three coats too, but this particular model had very thin and shallow panel lines, so I decided to go a bit lighter even though I wouldn't be able to wet-sand as aggressive as usual. 

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On 10/11/2020 at 12:05 AM, slusher said:

A beautiful model!

Thank you!

On 10/11/2020 at 9:20 AM, doorsovdoon said:

Yes, yes, and yes! haha. Japans own little Ford Escort. 

https://www.plazajapan.com/4967834204683/ This will be one of my next buys! 

On 10/11/2020 at 9:38 AM, Classicgas said:

Very well done! I have the Revell kit I need to finish.

Thank you! Revell one has full engine detail - I'd love to get BRE version if it's 1/24.

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On 10/12/2020 at 4:40 PM, e30lover said:

https://www.plazajapan.com/4967834204683/ This will be one of my next buys!

I'd love to see your build of that. I presume it's an update of the kit I have as a standard road model and Safari Rally car. They look very nicely detailed, must get and on do something with them!

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Beautiful build!   Your hard work and that kit really captures the car well!   Fantastic work!

On 10/12/2020 at 11:40 AM, e30lover said:

https://www.plazajapan.com/4967834204683/ This will be one of my next buys!

Cool to see that re-realsed with the BRE chin spoiler or "Spook" as Ive heard it called.

Ive always wanted to get 2 of those 4dr kits and make a wagon... my dad has this one I could use for reference.

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On 10/14/2020 at 3:41 AM, Dr King Schultz said:

Looks very nice and clean! ?  I'm a fan of Hasegawa kits. 

I'm glad to see the finished model,  because I am working on the same car - 240Z Mr K. version. 

Thank you! Looking forward to seeing your Mr. K  version as well!  

On 10/14/2020 at 5:00 AM, ChrisR said:

Looking great!

Thank you!

On 10/14/2020 at 8:44 AM, Spottedlaurel said:

I'd love to see your build of that. I presume it's an update of the kit I have as a standard road model and Safari Rally car. They look very nicely detailed, must get and on do something with them!

That kit screams for wider wheel and lower stance!

On 10/14/2020 at 9:11 AM, Impalow said:

Beautiful build!   Your hard work and that kit really captures the car well!   Fantastic work!

Cool to see that re-realsed with the BRE chin spoiler or "Spook" as Ive heard it called.

Ive always wanted to get 2 of those 4dr kits and make a wagon... my dad has this one I could use for reference.

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Thank you. Beautiful pair of 510s your dad has there! 

On 10/15/2020 at 2:17 PM, Dann Tier said:

PERFECTION!!!!

Appreciate it!

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