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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:47 am 

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i actually really like the all white one. reminded me of the DOME-Toyota that raced at Le Mans a few years ago.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 7:33 pm 

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Just got this delivered:
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Bought it for $5, only fault is that the windshield is split in two. :C

Smells like the 80's too.

Hey just a little FYI the front wheels on the city vert kit are held on by these little pins that go through the center of the front wheels your gonna have to get creative to get any other set of wheels to work with the kit, and to get the rear to sit low the hole in the back where the axel goes through will need to be slotted but the axel is a stadard tamiya size so the wheesl went on the rears no prob


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:00 pm 
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Also, I'm sorry if my poor model-building skills make anyone mad that I did a terrible job on TWO Tamiya kits. I know they might not be accurate, but at the very least, they don't look bad (unless accuracy is something on which you judge models, in which case, yes they look bad. i apologise)


No need to apologize, you are several steps ahead of me as you have actually finished some. I keep getting distracted by the real stuff and other kits. I haven't finished anything in a few years. Just remember, this is a hobby and not a contest. If you are enjoying the builds then don't worry.

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:27 pm 

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I do really enjoy building them, far more than I enjoy painting things or holding tiny bits of paper under lukewarm water for several seconds, so I thank you for the sentiment. Besides, if I ever want some nicely painted and detailed cars, I can just pay someone in southeast asia to build and paint the car for me and then sell it to me in a box labelled autoart


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 10:38 pm 

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Picked up two kits and a box'o'parts.
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The S13 was only $5, it looked like it was opened and returned broken, but that's completely fine.
Easily repairable body:
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Here's all the parts I've got...was missing the wheels/tires and I believe a few other things.
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Then I pulled out one of my 80's Stockcar models, an Olds Delta 88 to be precise...the roofs line up pretty damn well, and the hood is near perfect, i'd just need to do some work to the Olds' fenders.
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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 7:59 pm 

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Not models but here is a little 510 race I had on my dresser. I couldn't figure out how to embed it, sorry.
http://youtu.be/lwMbVH_FSaY


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:07 pm 
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WildCJ5 wrote:
Not models but here is a little 510 race I had on my dresser. I couldn't figure out how to embed it, sorry.
http://youtu.be/lwMbVH_FSaY


There's actually another seperate thread for those... :tu: :mrgreen:

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=793


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:40 pm 

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Sweet, didn't see that.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:27 am 

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Every time I go to Japan I always buy a new kit or a set of wheels (1/24 of course) but seeing all of these cool builds make me kind of sad that I never started any of mine.

Maybe I should start a thread on collectors who keep their models in their boxes! :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 5:41 pm 
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Really impressive models on this thread! :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:30 pm 
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To Build or not to build?: A friend gave me an original Pete Brock Bre Datsun 510 Model, Its sealed and in near mint condition. I know what there worth but i also know that i am not going to sell it. You buy a model for the experience of building it right? Not to put it on a shelf unopened. so would i be a fool to open this box?
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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2012 8:31 pm 
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WildCJ5 wrote:
Not models but here is a little 510 race I had on my dresser. I couldn't figure out how to embed it, sorry.
http://youtu.be/lwMbVH_FSaY


Nice Drifts!


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:29 am 
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Don't open it, if you want to build one, just get one of the various reissues and build that. Take that back, take the cellophane off to prevent the box from crushing.

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 3:26 pm 
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OkieRA29 wrote:
Don't open it, if you want to build one, just get one of the various reissues and build that. Take that back, take the cellophane off to prevent the box from crushing.


Hmm, so the cellophane can actually cause the box to bend or crush? wasn't aware of that, LOL, but if i remove that then i am going to build it.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed Jun 27, 2012 5:10 pm 
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better off poking a few holes in the celaphane to prevent warping. Its because of changing barometric pressures in elevation. Its probably spent its whole life in Cali and has made it this far without getting damaged so it should be fine... boxes that get packaged in one area and shipped accross the country will warp over time...


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:09 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:27 am 
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Nice color choice! :D Judging from the roof it looks like it laid down really smooth.

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 10:40 am 
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Camshaft wrote:
Nice color choice! :D Judging from the roof it looks like it laid down really smooth.


It did, I lucked out. No primer. just three coats of the Testers Green. The engine bay taping off idea worked out well for me as well. will post pics later.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 11:05 am 
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Camshaft wrote:
Nice color choice! :D Judging from the roof it looks like it laid down really smooth.


It did, I lucked out. No primer. just three coats of the Testers Green. The engine bay taping off idea worked out well for me as well. will post pics later.


Wow! I've never gotten finish that nice from Testors rattle cans. Good work!

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:04 pm 
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If that is the new testors laquer, it lays really nice from the can. The gloss coat in the same line is very nice as well. Goes on too thick it appears, but it thins out and shrinks up very nicely. Good job on the paint!

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