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James Bond style Toyota 2000GT by Hasegawa


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I really love the look of this car but thought the convertible was even better. I have been holding onto this kit for a while, thinking about how I wanted to build it and then I just figured, go with it, make it the convertible. I cut off the roof and got to it. Here is end results. I am actually really happy with it and it is a shame Toyota never did this officially as it really is stunning in convertible form. 











If you want to see exactly how I did the work, full build video is on YouTube here: 

Thanks for taking a look. 

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Beautiful job!  A small back story.  The reason they made a convertible for the movie is that Sean Connery was too tall to fit in the coupe.😆


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20 hours ago, cobraman said:

Very, very nice !

Thank you very much. 

20 hours ago, doorsovdoon said:

That's a cool looking car, very nice work.

Thanks for saying. 

20 hours ago, 1959scudetto said:

Very nice, Spence - I have been thinking for years about doing the same conversion.

I am glad I took the risk. Fully worth it IMO. 

20 hours ago, Snake45 said:

Very cool! I just watched YOLT again last month. Well done and model on! B)

I've never seen the movie to be honest. I really should. I just kind of love the car. 

19 hours ago, Dragonhawk1066 said:

Nice job! That is an attractive body style.


19 hours ago, TransAmMike said:

Very nice Spence👍

Thank you. 

15 hours ago, spencer1984 said:

Beautiful work, that turned out great! Thanks for including a link to the video, this is on my "to do" list so it'll be very helpful.

Hope the video was beneficial. Thanks for your kind words. 

14 hours ago, Kah puts said:

Absolutely fantastic. 

Thank you so much. 

13 hours ago, Roger U said:

Very nice model. I really like the 2000 GT as a hardtop and your convertible looks beautiful.

I really like the HT as well. Now that Aoshima is doing a fully new tooling, I am going to have to get that one and build a red one. Just kinda love the car. 

11 hours ago, grodudulle77 said:

Nice look !! 👍

Thank you. 

9 hours ago, Bugatti Fan said:

Lovely model. The lines look slightly E Typeish from the side view.

Yes, I thought this as well, very E type, which as always been one of my favorite convertibles. That or the D type. Drool! 

8 hours ago, Pete J. said:

Beautiful job!  A small back story.  The reason they made a convertible for the movie is that Sean Connery was too tall to fit in the coupe.😆



6 hours ago, ChrisR said:

Great conversion.

I still have an unbuild MPC convertible in my stash.


I would love to get my hands on the MPC version, just for something different. 

2 hours ago, Bainford said:

Nice looking conversion.

Thanks very much. 

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Nice conversion Spence,  the convertible is very attractive and I really should by a coupe and convert it, it would go with my existing coupe nicely.

Dave B

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Nicely done. As a big JB fan I've wanted to get my hands on the MPC kit for awhile. However, starting with the Hasegawa kit may be a better option detail and availability wise. Your excellent conversion work proves that it can be done.

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