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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 6:53 pm 
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How do you guys manage to do the chrome trim?


I use this. Gets me much better results than paint. :tu:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAunw7ZVG1k


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:58 am 

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Good thing is with BMF (Bare metal foil), you can do the window trim after the car is assembled.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon May 19, 2014 5:04 pm 
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And if you screw it up, you can peel it off and start over. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Fri May 23, 2014 7:45 pm 
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Yeah I am definitely going to do this, I will post up pictures when I'm done with that :tu: after that it should be complete


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:04 am 

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Revell BRE Datsun 510 re release should be in hobby shops soon !!
(In 1/25 scale)...Could be out right now.
http://www.revell.com/model-kits/cars/8 ... 7K_67EVWic


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:10 pm 

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Ok, so here is another future release. This time it's Tamiya with a 1/24 C10 Skyline and "Street parts".

Front and rear spoiler and a set of Wats. (I think it is a re issue of the C10 and extra parts).
Should be out in August.

http://www.hlj.com/product/tam24335


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:45 am 

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Thanks Nigel for the headsup.

i can do with another hakosuka build, i thoroughly enjoyed it and its a beautiful kit in standard form. :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:20 am 

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Here is another new release coming in November.
(Been waiting many moons for this).
Sunny Truck !!!

http://www.hlj.com/product/hsghc20


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2014 4:29 am 

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The truck is something i've always wanted, and now!

Hey, just a question:

How do you doyour headlights, and the rearlights, to get them as realistic as possible. "Get a hakosuka with headlightcovers" ain´t an answer, since I aleady plan to do this.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Sep 15, 2014 4:11 am 

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For tail lights paint the back/inside with clear red (or the color needed) and let dry, then paint over the clear red with silver.
Head lights are painted silver from the back.
I usually do four coats of the red first to get the tail light darker.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2014 3:49 pm 

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In the spirit of JCCS, here is my 1978(77) Celica.
(I added a front splitter and lowered the front end).
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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:06 am 

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Nigel wrote:
Here is another new release coming in November.
(Been waiting many moons for this).
Sunny Truck !!!

http://www.hlj.com/product/hsghc20

just ordered three of these :oops:

cant wait


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Sep 29, 2014 4:09 am 

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I wanted to order two, but I have D50 kits, 620 kits and Hylux kits.
So my minitruck needs are "mostly" met.
(Still may order a second Sunny though).


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:30 pm 
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Yep, I'll be the a-hole that bumps a dormant thread. I was literally about to say there is no love for the RA40 Celica, but Nigel beat me to it...

This is the Aoshima RA40, I built a few years back after a ten or so year model building hiatus.
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This is the Aoshima RA29 Liftback I built when I was deployed to Okinawa last year. Asuka is bestgirl.
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I used Tamiya Fire Pearl metallic, and I hand polished MANY coats, and over a year later, the paint still has a deep shine, despite being on a bookcase in my living room.
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So a lot of us built model cars when we were on deployment. I ended up building three cars out there, working twelve hour days, and weekends scouring the countryside for rusty old gems! This is the 2000GT RA140(?) Corona. It still lives at the hobby shop out of Gate Two in Okinawa...
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This was my headboard in my room while I was deployed! Mari is a little out of place, but I got her in a UFO catcher after a few tries. Asuka still bestgirl.
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I'm curious where you guys are finding 1/24 Hayashi Sakuras! I have been looking on 1999 and HLJ, and I have found neither. After I finish this Kenmeri, I want to do the four door Kenmeri GTX with those Sakuras...

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The Kenmeri has progressed a little since this photo was taken, but not by much...

Later...


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2014 10:24 am 

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Most times we have to wait for Aoshima to reissue the kai wheels.
(Check ebay regularly, sometimes they are for sale there also).


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 3:33 am 

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looks very good kdf :tu: :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:35 am 
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What a cool and inspiring thread 8)

I've got this in a box that will want building soon:

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Now I need to find some over fenders, Hako wing, oil cooler and some SSR wheels.

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Nissan Bluebird SSS Coupe #25 Race Car
http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=24339


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Tue Dec 30, 2014 11:37 am 

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Nice. If you can find a Revell 510 kit (1/25) there are some good parts in there.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 3:17 am 

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heres my datsun 510 sss build. Enjoy

History

My friend bought this Datsun in 2005, he wanted to get into the hobby at the time and realised that finding time to do this was not happening. He basically just put everything together and put it on his shelf where it would stand for another 7 years.

I have not seen him since 2008 and in 2012 I hooked up with him again and while sitting in his room i saw the Datsun winking at me dunno , something in me said you have to have this in your collection, would make for a cool build. I asked what's the deal with the 510 and he said , nah just put it together and a few parts missing. I asked how much for it. He said take it and make it look good .

So after not turning down that deal... he brings out the box and i pack it in there. While heading home I got to brainstorm (it's a 30 minute drive) and the very 1st idea was to make it a period race car. As the original seats were missing and suspension hacked and bits and bobs missing, it would only make sense to turn it into a race car.


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This will have a full body restoration and cleaning up of trim pieces that will be used. Further more its going to have some weathering here and there. I still have to choose what colour scheme. garageHEART 's colours are white; black and red...so im leaning towards a white car or maybe a two tone (white/red) yet keeping that 1970's feel.

The Build

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Above: This is where it stood for close to two years collecting dust. garageHEART mechanic draining fluid/s
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Above: Then we moved it onto the hoist where the suspension will get stripped. Body seems rough but hopefully we can get it back to its former glory (if it ever had one)
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Above: This will be the last time we will see it looking sad.

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Above: We then pushed the EG9 into the corner, test fitting the Spoon b16b stroker engine. The body seems badly damaged , but this will be garageHEARTS 90's era track car :mrgreen:


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Above: Straight out of the paint booth, one of the guys at garageHEART started flatting some imperfections ready for clear.
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Above: The chosen colour/color scheme can be seen here. I think it came out really well :oops:
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Above: Pic from above
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Above: Random pictures
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(above) Period correct race seat arrived, was very worn (i weathered it abit to make it look worn out) but added character to the old Bluebird.
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(above) test fitting the seat and weathered the interior. Also stripped out the interior
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(above) added photo-etched bonnet/hood pins. I love this detail :oops: and started on making the paint looked chipped and like it was brush touched. very subtle but its there.
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(above) how it looks with the race interior fitted. You can see i fitted Takata harnesses and a period correct roll-cage.
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(above) finished up the interior
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(above) getting the final parts fitted
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(above) waiting for the rear lights to be fitted
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(above) random interior pic
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(above) first start up :mrgreen:
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(above) pulled it to the other side of the shop
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Thanks all for looking, feel free to criticise and comment.

:tu: :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 5:44 am 

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Awesome work. Your 510 looks just like an old club racer.
(Great pictures !!)


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