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Rust-sun 240Z

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This build was inspired by a "project" car spotted on Kijiji. Here's what I started with:

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A little time with the Dremel, an airbrush, 6 coats of paint, and a week later.........

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Awesome!

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Nice ! B)

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Looking good so far, I have this one to build, I heard it has a lot of fit issues

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So far, the only fitting issues I've had is the front steering/suspension. For some reason, they don't want to fit in the same way that the instructions call for. It seems to make the front end sit up higher than the rear (which is not an issue for this junker build), but I have 2 more kits to start and the rare BRE 240 that won't be intentinally built as junkers.

The other issue that I noticed about this kit is that the molds for the body suck, Too many mold lines, and to little definition of the doors/hatch/fuel door. I had to use my knife and scribe them in order to have any detail show through after paint. This is not the typical quality that I have come to expect from Revell.

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Remember, this is very old tooling, I am not sure how old it is, but its old :lol:

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Looks pretty rusty man!

Good job so far.

I've seen a few that look like that.

Corey

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awsome build and realism the pics in the abum look sweet !!!!!!

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Thanks guys for all of the positive feedback. I seem to struggle at pulling off the showroom shine type paint jobs, but these rusted junker builds seem to be easier for me. Not to mention they are fun to build! I blame Dr. Cranky and his videos :lol:

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There actually used to be a 240Z in my area that looked like this one- duct tape a trash bag over the driver's side quarter window and your model would be a dead ringer for it.

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That's a great idea Chuck! I hope you don't mind, but I think I'm goind to add that to the Rust-sun. If you ever run accross that 240Z again, do you think that you can snap a pic?

Thanks,

Steve

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I haven't seen the car in about ten years- I'm guessing it's long gone by now.

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Made a little more progress and nearing completion. I still have some parts to glue on and more weathering to do. As my wife says, this car looks too clean to be complete lol.

Check out the uploaded pics here: http://s1146.beta.photobucket.com/user/Intmd8r01/library/#/user/Intmd8r01/library/240Z?&_suid=1352313717923041786708360865304

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this is awesome. i drive by a rusting 240 every day as i go to work. the guy used to have a tarp over it but i knew what was under it because i am a fan and have had a few rusty z cars in my life. the tarp is gone and it tounts me. i have stoped by to talk to the guy a few times but he thinks it is made of gold. so i just ride by and wish

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I know what you mean. Each and every time I find a Z being sold under $10,000, it needs a new floor pan to say the least. The last one that I looked at was missing a carb, was auto, and the driver's side floor pan was so rotted, that it could have been driven Flintstones style. The guy still wanted $3,500 for it and was firm on the price.

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Cool!

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