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Tamiya Nissan 240zg w/Volk TE37v and s20 GTR engine


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The Tamiya Nissan 240ZG build for Splash Paints to debut their new OEM color, Kilimanjaro White, is finished! 

This kit was an absolute pleasure to build. Like any Tamiya kit, it all fell right into place. This thing has more detail than any Tamiya kit that I’ve ever built. 

Again, I’d like to thank Sam over at Splash Paints for giving me the opportunity to build this awesome kit, and shoot the brand new paint for their line up! 

The body required very minimal clean up and was molded with nice crisp details. I decided to delete the rear bumper which required some sanding and filling, but was well worth it. 

The body color is brand new for the Splash Paints Nissan Z line up, and is Kilimanjaro White topped with Splash Paints 2k Clear Coat. 

All of the black panels are finished in Splash Paints Semi-Gloss Black. 

I decided to ditch the kit supplied SOHC engine and put in an DOHC S20 GT-R engine (The engine was taken from the Tamiya GT-R 2000 street custom kit.)This would make the car one of the rare Z432 cars that were made. 

The engine bay is completely wired and plumbed, and brake lines have been installed as well. The distributor is a pre-wired unit from Parts-By-Parks. 

The interior was painted in Splash Paints Semi-Gloss Black as well and has had black embossing powder added for carpet. 

The underbody has been slightly weathered to give it some depth and take away from the plain white. 

The wheels are 16” Volk TE37v printed  by AvenWorks 24. They are finished in Splash Paints Gunmetal Metalizer with SpazStix Chrome used on the lip. I also installed RB Motion Valve Stems to complete the look I also used Zoom On Brakes and their Photo Etch rotors for this build. 

 

Thanks for taking the time to check out this great build! 
 

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That's it, I'm done building models, that's so well done it blows me away. 😳  The Revell kit really blows compared to this Tamiya kit.  Is the window trim chrome parts?

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51 minutes ago, 89AKurt said:

That's it, I'm done building models, that's so well done it blows me away. 😳  The Revell kit really blows compared to this Tamiya kit.  Is the window trim chrome parts?

This kit is soooo nice man. And yes, all the window trim is extremely well plated chrome that looks super real. Just have to paint the gasket around it and your good to go.

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18 minutes ago, ea0863 said:

Just stunning to look at, and wouldn't that just be a hoot to drive?! :) 

Thank you!! Yes those little s20 engines sound awesome. Would love to have this one in my garage. 

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3 hours ago, Sandboarder said:

Just wow!!! 🙌

 

Absolutely stunning build!! You have truely done the 240ZG and Splash paints justice. 

Thank you so much!  Definitely one of my favorite builds!!  

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31 minutes ago, TransAmMike said:

Fantastic looking car and build Scott.  WOW!!👌👌

Thank you

3 minutes ago, grodudulle77 said:

Wow !! Incredible details, very nice build, outstanding work !!! 👍👍👍

Thanks man!! 

2 minutes ago, espo said:

Beautiful looking paint finish and color. I like how you detailed the engine and the under-hood area. 

Thank you very much.  Definitely makes a huge difference 

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4 hours ago, afx said:

Very nice.

Thank you sir! 

4 hours ago, Mattilacken said:

Stunning! 

Thanks man!! 

3 hours ago, bbowser said:

With the right background this would be indistinguishable from 1:1.  Outstanding replica!

Thank you very much!!! 

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Very impressive! That engine bay......

The S20 swap from the Skyline does seem like a natural thing to do (and gives a spare L-series engine for dropping into another Datsun). I wonder if Tamiya will eventually produce one or two more variants, it would be easy to do with how they've got separate mouldings for the nosecone etc.

I have one in the stash, it's a fantastic kit. Those separate chrome moulding for the window trims are something to behold, I just hope I can do it justice!

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2 hours ago, Spottedlaurel said:

Very impressive! That engine bay......

The S20 swap from the Skyline does seem like a natural thing to do (and gives a spare L-series engine for dropping into another Datsun). I wonder if Tamiya will eventually produce one or two more variants, it would be easy to do with how they've got separate mouldings for the nosecone etc.

I have one in the stash, it's a fantastic kit. Those separate chrome moulding for the window trims are something to behold, I just hope I can do it justice!

Thank you very muuch!  The swap was super straight forward.  All that had to be done was flip the S20 (GTR) oil pan, and take the engine mounts from the 240 engine and flip them as well, so the engine would have the correct angle to it. I did have to extend the driveshaft by maybe 4mm. Also the Radiator is a 2 pc from the 240 kit, so it was a touch thick.  I just left one half off of it and got some Detail Master Radiator Photo Etch material and put in its place.

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