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Matt Bacon

Classic Japanese sports duo: Toyota 2000GT and Datsun 240ZG

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Two of Japan's finest ever sports cars, both products of their era, both designed by the same guy, Albrecht Goertz. The 2000GT was a Yamaha proposal which Nissan turned down, and Toyota didn't. The Z-car is Datsun through and through...
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What a lovely car, and what a great kit...
bestest,
M.

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Sorry... they're both the Hasegawa kits...

...and now the 240ZG
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It's not as beautiful a car as the 2000GT, but I like its style and even the colour. That front overhang is a bit much, but it does lend it a real "shark-like" look. Still, I wouldn't say no if I found one for sale!
(and I'd better replace that rear offside wheel badge that's moved during the photo session. Rats!)
bestest,
M.

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They may both be curbside, but I think these are fantastic kits by Hasegawa. I've previously built the Miura and the 250 Testa Rossa, and these two models have just confirmed Hasegawa's position as my personal #1 maker for car kits. They are precise fitting, well-engineered (not overcomplicated but as detailed as is needed, wherever it's needed), and really look like their full-size prototypes. Highly recommended.
Build thread is here:
bestest,
M.

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Superb Matt, I could kick myself I had the chance to buy a racing version of the Hasegawa Toyota 2000gt a few months back for £10 and I turned it down....wish I didn't now its a beautiful looking car, you have done a very good job on both of these.

Now give me the keys to that Toyota !!

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Thanks, guys! Gary -- that is a shame! I suspect the race version has the parts for the street version as well -- there are certainly a few marked "not for use" in my street version. There's also a "super detail" version with full engine -- and you should REALLY kick yourself if it was one of those you passed up for a tenner! ;-P

bestest,

M.

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Thanks, guys! Gary -- that is a shame! I suspect the race version has the parts for the street version as well -- there are certainly a few marked "not for use" in my street version. There's also a "super detail" version with full engine -- and you should REALLY kick yourself if it was one of those you passed up for a tenner! ;-P

bestest,

I did pick up a Fujimi Enthusiast (yes the kit with a ton of parts) Ferrari Daytona Speciale and a Fujimi curbside Ford GT40 for £15 the pair now thats a bargain!

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Two great looking models. The GT is one of my favorite designs - and yours is a great replica. I like the color with the dark wheels too.

Zs are great little cars - but those stock wheel covers they used are plain ugly. Fantastic model though.

Great work.

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Love these two cars! Thanks for sharing the pictures with us Matt - you've done a fine job!

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