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Nissan 370Z

Rich Chernosky

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Looking to complete another and found this one in the stash already painted.  Paint is Boyd' s Aluma Pearl yellow with Testors Crystal clear topcoat. Kit was very nice except for the decals. Mine cracked badly when I went to do the seats. A little varnish solved the problem for the rest of the decals. Never had this problem with Tamiya. Rest of the kit went together without much fuss. Tamiya went all out on the detail. See photo captions for extra info. Thanks for looking. 


Interior had loads of detail. I added black flock for carpet, Interior was painted a silver/grey to match the outside stripe.  Seat fabric was sprayed flat. Those decals went on in many pieces. 


Don't usually photo the under carriage but this had so much detail it would have been a shame not to. I used various shades of Testors metallizer. 


I lied the stance of this model right out of the box. 



DSC07240.JPG.e4b58224faaaf6bfdf7ba521b985cc72.JPG Rear end had lots of detail too. Chrome insert behind the tailights was a nice touch. Licence plate came out of the spares. Didn't like Tamiya's offering. 


Wheels were satin chrome and I sprayed them Tamiya X-18 semi black. I over thin the paint and spray it at high pressure in very thin coats. Gradually lower the pressure til I get to the wet coat. That pulls away from the edges slightly giving it the color and allowing some of the chrome to peek through. Dry brushing with silver would do the same thing but you wouldn't get the color and it wouldn't be as subtle  



Headlight also had the same chrome insert but had to be painted black. 


This is the length Tamiya went to for detail. This is 3 pieces. A clear insert glued in from behind and painted Tamiya smoke, and 2 of those rub on chrome emblems.  Sorry about the hair....the camera picks up everything at high zoom. 

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On 5/3/2021 at 6:00 PM, Hi-Po said:

Nice job and I like what you did to the wheels, cool idea.

Thanks..its a special technique I have used many times before. 


On 5/3/2021 at 7:03 PM, PappyD340 said:

Very nice, well done!


9 hours ago, kruleworld said:

looks well done. definitely has a boy racer look.

Yes it does..and thanks

3 hours ago, ChrisR said:

Very nice!


3 hours ago, cobraman said:

Well done, looks great !

Thank you Ray

3 hours ago, Nacho Z said:

Great looking model, Rich! 

Thankyou for the compliment , John. 

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