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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 7:30 am 

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Location: Ontario Canada
@ SPOONEDeg9FERIO, yep been here for a while just joined the forums
this year.

These Fujimi Z kits all need the hood cut out, to open the engine bay.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 8:43 am 

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Location: Michigan
Your build and subject is fantastic! I am also blown away with your garage and workspace. Perhaps I will drop in sometime after work with some pizza and beer and help you get that beetle up and running.

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Sun Dec 22, 2013 6:24 pm 
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Location: Coarsegold California (around fresno)
What thread have I wandered into? You guys make the models look amazing. I made a model of a corvette stingray when I was a kid, but It diddn't look like these. Do they have a model for a TE31, TE30, KE3x etc.? Or perhaps a TE27?

Where is the best place to buy old school J-tin models?

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Dec 23, 2013 5:09 am 

Joined: Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:57 am
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Location: South Africa
steveracer wrote:
Your build and subject is fantastic! I am also blown away with your garage and workspace. Perhaps I will drop in sometime after work with some pizza and beer and help you get that beetle up and running.


Thank You for your kind words steveracer. Sure pop in anytime with some beer and pizza, doubt any work will get done on the beetle :lol: .

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What thread have I wandered into? You guys make the models look amazing. I made a model of a corvette stingray when I was a kid, but It diddn't look like these. Do they have a model for a TE31, TE30, KE3x etc.? Or perhaps a TE27?

Where is the best place to buy old school J-tin models?


Haha, here are some real amazing builds in this thread and i found huge inspiration from this very thread amongst others.

I have a te27 by fujimi, very nicely detailed heres the bix art to get your heart racing
http://www.kollectablekaos.com.au/image ... -12068.jpg

there are a few 1/24 te27's
happy hunting :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:29 am 

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Location: salt lake city
decided it was a good time to paint the rx3 widebody and finish it up. not sure what happened but the paint does not match at all.. good thing i test shot it before ruining my model.

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:21 pm 

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Replaced the paint with tamiya. Color came out better but the paint laid like garbage. Does this stuff have a shelf life? Local hobby shop has dust on everything cause it's all so old. Ruined this model..
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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:14 am 

Joined: Thu Dec 19, 2013 2:57 am
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Location: South Africa
Hi Derek I cant see your pic due to some image hosting sites being blocked at work.

But i think they do have a shelf life, but very long.
What seems to be the issue? orange peel, fish eyes, bleeds, dull or all the above :mrgreen:

Well heres my method of spraying, I am not the best but i get pretty good finishes so i think im eligible to give advice :D

step 1- clean the body/surface of any dust particle.
step 2- Give the body a nice sanding, i use a 1500 grit/2000 grit s/paper and give it a nice sanding. This will take out any flashing from moulds aswell as mould lines (if there is any) and also allow the primer to sit/stick even better.
step 3- spray primer from an approx distant of 25cm-30cm and give even strokes when spraying. First coat do not try and cover everything at once, so spray evenly across the whole body and i normally wait about a minute before applying teh next coat. Then apply the next coat of primer again evenly and smoothly. give about 3-4coats. Dont worry about orangle peel if any, dont try and cover it up bu spraying a thick wet coat. let this dry for about a day...to be safe
step 4- check for dust particles and orange peel or bleeds etc. If theres any then give it a light wet sanding and thsi will remove all blemishes. rinse off and dry thoroughly.
step 5- laying down colour, same as above smooth and even application. dont worry about it shining or not. all you want is a smoot and even colour. 3 coats again and leave for a day or two so it can bake. Sometimes spraying clear over soft paint will discolour the base coat. tamiya sprays need to be hard.
step 6- check for any imperfections and give a light sanding again, here i use micromesh clothes and use the 6000/8000 grit cloth to take off any imperfections and gives a smooth surface when laying down clear.
step 7- now this is where i use to struggle, up to this day (ten years of building models) i have to amped myself up before laying that first coat :lol: . So shake well and take a deep breathe and lay down that clear. 2/3 mist coats at first ( 5 mins before each coat, i do 5 mins so i dont get any bleeds) and then i give 2 wet coats.

Now you still wont have a very shiny model, sometimes you lucky and most times not. Dont worry it will shine when you done. Leave your model for about 3-4 days and let that clear coat bake hard.

After third day it will be ready to "cut" the paint. Below is the steps i take to get the best results for me.

step 1- wash body/surface
step 2- fill bucket with water and use 4000 grit polishing cloth (micromesh). always make sure the surface is wet. Polish until you see the whole body go dull, be carefeul not to polish through to the base coat. once done with 4000 move onto 6000 and so forth ending with your finest cloth. i end with 12 000 grit.
step 3- now you will have an okay-ish shining model, i then use meguires car polishes (paint cleaner/wax & polish)
step 4 - now its starting to look like a mirror :tu: , but it can look better. I then use Tamiya Finish and now enjoy your beautifully painted model.

If the above is what you do/did and your spray still looked like garbage...remember weather also plays a huge role in getting great finishes.

I always wait for a warm evening, i find at night theres less dust particles floating around and the paint seems to lay down better (i could be mad haha)

So this is my technique, everyone has there own ways but do find your sweet spot and build from there.

Also if anyone else would like to correct or add to my method feel free, excuse my spelling errors :mrgreen:

Cheers,
Robin


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 6:18 pm 

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I've had a bit of an idea...
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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:15 pm 
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Psst... That's a Mustang... :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:15 pm 

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oh, i know, but it wont be styled like your typical mustang ;]


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:22 am 

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OMG that garage set up on the previous page is fantastic!! :tu:

A few more of mine..
Isuzu Belette stock vs street:

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13B turbo 8)
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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:28 am 

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Datsun 1200 & 1600

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:38 am 

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Some Toyotas

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2014 12:52 am 

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Galant Colt

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:53 pm 

Joined: Fri Nov 22, 2013 7:39 am
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Location: Ontario Canada
Nice builds, I really like the B110 and the 510.
I have the same Doyusha B110 kit.
(The wheels give the 510 a Hako vibe).


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:34 pm 

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Wow Matt you have awesome models!


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:41 am 

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Location: Ontario Canada
Here are some pics of my Fujimi ZG...
(Slight lowering with Volk mesh wheels).

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:17 am 
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Location: New Brunswick, NJ
How do you guys manage to do the chrome trim? Im finishing up my gx71 project and I just don't know how I am going to do all this chrome trim. Already gluing in the windows may have been a mistake at this point.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:11 am 

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Location: Ontario Canada
Using the edge of the brush, you follow the trim from the inside.
(Before you glue in the windshield). I think you are to late.
(Practice a bit on some sprue from the kit.)
Tamiya also makes markers that make the process easier.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2014 6:22 pm 

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Location: Ontario Canada
Found this at a Model car contest I was at last week.
(A 1/24 Bluebird U SSS-E or 610).

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Its an Eidai kit.


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