Datsun 510

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Finally decided to start this...

I'm not gonna paint it exactly like the box art, but I am painting it white, and using the decals for the body...

Gonna be weathered a little here and there...

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Can't wait to see this one come together

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Nice. I think I may have to get this kit.

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Thanks guys... Ray, I'm gonna buy quite a few more... I wanna do a wagon eventually...

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Glad to see one of these being built. Strong start James...

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Thanks Carl!

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Those rims fit the car. Where are they from?

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Hi James nice start. Its good to see someone doing a datsun. I remember when Nissan was selling everything here in the states as Datsun. Or maybe they just decided to change the name.. Heck I dont know.. I just know one day I was seeing Datsun commercials and the next thing I knew it was Nissan. Anyways, the 510 was always a cool looking little car in my book.

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removing the mold lines on the carbs will improve their appearance a bit.

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Thanks guys...

Glenn, they are XS wheels...

Jim, I remember that too... I was a kid, but I remember seeing those Dataun commercials and then one day, Nissan...

Mike, I noticed that after I glued them on, and after some careful trimming with the xacto, they look much better... But thanks for pointing that out for me...

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That's going to be a cool ride when done mate, something a bit different.

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Looks cool the wheels are a bit large though I reckon wantanbes look good on these but it's your build and you can do whatever you want :-)

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Thanks fellas... Brayden, trust me, if I had a set I would use them...

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I just got the BRE kit from IPMS to do a review. Looks to be a pretty decent kit. I'm planning a small block Ford engine for it.

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Very cool, James. I've just started this kit myself, but I'm going to do the BRE #46 car as shown on the box art. Can't wait to see the progress on yours!

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Nice start! I need to build me another one!

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Thanks fellas...

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That looks like a cool little car,i might have to get 1 as well.i will be following this 1!I

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I just finished the Tuner version. This is an old tooling and has some vague looking body details (handles, rear vents, taillights, etc.) and some pretty shallow panel lines. Doesn't look like they bothered to clean up the mold.

The dash glues to the body, holding in the hood hinge. I forgot to put the hinge in mine <_< . The window also go in from the outside, leaving some troublesome gaps. Wacky stuff. Have fun.

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Thanks guy...

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Should be back on this today... I had my wisdom teeth removed yesterday and it's been kicking my butt all day and night... I need to get my mind off the pain and sitting in bed bored out my mind won't do me any good...

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Here's where I am with the body...

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Awesome project and progress, the body looks great!

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Thanks brother...

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Always good to see your work James,Nice..

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