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Fujimi 1970 Nissan Skyline GT-R


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Finished this one today, a fairly simple but nicely detailed and well-proportioned curbside kit that I bought for £11.99 back in 1992/93.

1:24 Fujimi Nissan Skyline GT-R kit

WIP thread here: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/161532-1970-nissan-skyline-gt-r-by-fujimi/

Built pretty much OOB but with some shaving of badges and rear wing deleted, side windows sawn out, lowered about scale 75m/3", Star Formula wheels and Pirelli tyres accessory set by Fujimi, larger exhaust tailpipe from another Fujimi accesory pack (all the better to hear that 24-valve, triple-carb straight-six howl!), front brake discs and finned rear drums which were leftover from a Fujimi Nissan Fairlady Roadster, painted Tamiya TS-94 Metallic Grey and Halfords automotive clearcoat.

Managed to find a break in the showers today to get some outside shots:

1:24 Fujimi Nissan Skyline GT-R kit

 

1:24 Fujimi Nissan Skyline GT-R kit

 

1:24 Fujimi Nissan Skyline GT-R kit

 

1:24 Fujimi Nissan Skyline GT-R kit

 

1:24 Fujimi Nissan Skyline GT-R kit

 

1:24 Fujimi Nissan Skyline GT-R kit

 

1:24 Fujimi Nissan Skyline GT-R kit

 

1:24 Fujimi Nissan Skyline GT-R kit

Nothing too excting inside, I beieve they were a mix of black vinyl, plastic and nylon with a smattering of 'wood' trim.

1:24 Fujimi Nissan Skyline GT-R kit

Goes nicely with my recently-completed Celica.

I was going to build it with arch flares and much wider wheels with stretched tyres, but I'm glad I kept it fairly restrained. The detailing isn't quite as crisp as a Hasegawa or Tamiya kit, but it's a lot better than some of Fujimi's offerings from the early-mid '80s. I had no real issues with fitment once I'd trimmed the front of the floorpan to slot in and out of the bodyshell without excessive force or bending.

Thanks for looking.

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Thanks everyone for the kind words!

2 hours ago, rob1957 said:

Can you tell us what brand of paint you used here ? And what procedure you followed to achieve your results ? Thanks .

Halfords grey primer, Halfords matt black as base, Tamiya TS-94, Halfords clearcoat. All from cans, I don't have an airbrush. The Halfords paint is intended for automotive repairs and I believe it's an acrylic, it seems to be compatible with the Tamiya. All sprayed as multiple thin coats.

I wet-sanded after the primer and matt black coats, but I left the TS-94 as it came out of the can. The clearcoat was polished with Micromesh sheets from 3600 down to 12000 grade, and then I gave it a resin polish.

I never get a super-smooth finish out of the can, but I've learnt what can be polished out to give an acceptable finish.

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Thanks everyone!

On 5/19/2021 at 4:24 AM, Italianhorses said:

Turned out absolutely fantastic! Great pictures too!

Thank you Alex, got to admit I had fun staging them in the rain left on my the roof after a showery day.

On 5/19/2021 at 4:41 PM, e30lover said:

Love the thick rubber! 

I was thinking of fitting wide wheels and stretchwall tyres, I have a few sets I need to start using, but I'm glad I stuck with what I did.

On 5/19/2021 at 9:36 PM, Daddyfink said:

Nice build! I'll drink to that!

Nice one, cheers!

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