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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:34 pm 

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Location: Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
Just found this topic. really awesome work guys.

here's my offerings, not as good as most on where but anyway
Dio from F&F tokyo drift
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current WIP, similar to 7thskyline I'm working a ute. this is based on a dodge d50 (triton) with wheels/dash from a starion kit
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/380812_10150444293191227_545586226_9106663_1651649932_n.jpg
http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/406307_10150444292756227_545586226_9106660_1384019626_n.jpg

Rockhampton (qld) has a really big model building following, but not many into the jap stuff so its refreshing to see.

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:02 pm 

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Location: florida
Hey guys,
My names Chris, im new to all this model building. I stumbled upon this site quite by accident and was so interested i ended up reading the whole thread then had to go out and buy a model for myself! I chose a tamiya second gen rx-7. I just got around to doing the motor, which I think turned out pretty well. I want to get some detail parts like plug wires and maybe some weathering going on. Let me know what you all think!

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 11:07 pm 

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Location: Rockhampton, QLD, Australia
looks good

if your going to whether it, maybe a black wash might make it look a bit weathered and bring out the detail


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 2:47 am 
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cant past pictures over 800 high grrr so will have to click the link



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these arent old enough to be JNC but still cool jap none the less (a couple of the boxes are quite old)
Ive nearly got every G50 based model i can find, i know there is a JP President and both an Insurance president and Q45

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:56 am 
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Jeff and Ken...I'll be sure to hit you up when I'm ready to start slinging resin...right now, I'm slinging styrene (gotta build up a product line :twisted: )

Just a small update. The SR now has a Greddy/Trust lower oil pan, intake and a T28 turbo:

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 8:46 pm 
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Who makes that body? The look of it screams Fujimi, but the gray chassis tells me Tamiya.

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Sat Jan 21, 2012 11:06 pm 
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Its the latest Fujimi Type X kit Ken. This one comes with a black chassis, but Fujimi's black plastic is hard and brittle. I'm using a gray chassis from a different version S13 because the gray plastic is a little softer and easier to shape...I have to do a lot of reworking of the front wheelwells to get the profile correct. I also have to get rid if the molded in tranny as well since they molded an auto, and I need a 5 speed.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 6:59 pm 
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I picked up a few kits nice and cheap while I was in Japan last year and yesterday I got bored so I pulled one out and gave it a crack

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Paid 504 Yen for it, and yesterday I saw the exact same kit here in Australia for $25! five times the price!!

Anyway, these are very very basic kits and seeing as I haven't built a model in well over 12 years I'm a very very basic builder.
Kept the body in the moulded colour which thankfully was consistent, just in need of a polish (what would you use for that anyway)

The result:
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Just need to buy some paints for the tail lights and sidemarkers then its done. The bumpers look a bit shabby painted but considering I haven't done this for years I thought it wasn't a bad effort for an afternoon's work.

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:37 am 

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after 2 years i got my 510 done.
check out the details and more pics on my blog. :D
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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:57 am 

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wow :tu: :tu:


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:06 pm 
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Being too much of a collector and not enough of a builder, I've been hoarding old Datsun kits. :P

Although the quality isn't top notch, I have most of the "Nostalgic Hero" models from Doyusha, I think they were released in the late 80s or early 90s. Quite awhile back I got the Datsun 1200 model from this series on ebay, and ever since I've been keeping an eye on HLJ to see if they ever get any in stock. Well, two weeks ago it happened. They finally moved some of the "Nostalgic Hero" models from the "discontinued" section to the "backordered/out of stock" section. :mrgreen:

So, for grins I ordered 3 of the 1200 Coupe models, and two of the B210 coupe models. :tu:

The B210 models showed up today, so hopefully the 1200 models will be here soon.

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Links to buy if you want to roll the dice too. 8)

B210: http://www.hlj.com/product/DYSNH-19
1200: http://www.hlj.com/product/DYSNH-24

Looks like they did the same with the Bluebird Coupe too! Haven't tried to order that yet, though...

http://www.hlj.com/product/DYSNH-25

And with some of the other "Nostalgic Hero" stuff too. 8)

http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljlist?SeriesID=1192&Dis=2


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:45 pm 

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thanks mielko.

john, i know the feeling. ive been doing the same with toyota and nissan/datsun kits...lols
those doyusha kits are usually out of stock, but can be found on ebay. a bit more expensive though.

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:06 pm 
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rollin80's wrote:
those doyusha kits are usually out of stock, but can be found on ebay. a bit more expensive though.


A lot more expensive. :shock:

I got the B210s for $12 each and the 1200s for $17 each. Last I looked on ebay the B210 was $30 and the 1200 was $35. And they still have to be shipped from Japan, so... :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:38 am 

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Where do you people buy your aftermarket wheels for your model kits?


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:59 am 
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mielko wrote:
Where do you people buy your aftermarket wheels for your model kits?


Either from my local hobby shop, or http://www.hlj.com. :tu:

Fujimi makes a lot of different wheels. :mrgreen:

SSR Mk3 - http://www.hlj.com/product/FUJ19334
Hayashi Streets - http://www.hlj.com/product/FUJ19275
Longchamps - http://www.hlj.com/product/FUJ19278
Techno Phantoms - http://www.hlj.com/product/FUJ19320

Aoshima makes some of the same wheels (in a smaller diameter) with crazy stretched tires. 8)

http://www.hlj.com/scripts/hljlist?Word ... =All&Dis=2

Those also come with cool extras like Hako rear wings, subway rings, etc.


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:16 pm 

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Hi guys.
Here is my NH assembled. The interior on these Doyusha models really suck, so I tinted the windows.

http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i110/ ... G_2118.jpg

Here is a link to some of my builds.
http://s70.photobucket.com/albums/i110/ ... el%20cars/

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:52 pm 
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lisasdecals wrote:
Hi guys.
Here is my NH assembled. The interior on these Doyusha models really suck, so I tinted the windows.


I think most of those were set up to use an electric motor under the floor? That's probably why the interior pan is so shallow and the seats way too simplified. That was the scourge of '80s Japanese models. :P


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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:50 pm 

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no idea why my camera thinks brown=bright ridiculous orange
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again.. orange is really brown..

it was nice to build a model again, i havent done so in a long time. definitely rusty but the outcome was decent i think

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 10:03 am 

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My KP61 Starlet on goin project.

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 Post subject: Re: Japanese Nostalgic Car Plastic Model Kits
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:32 am 
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Never seen a KP61 starlet model b4. Where did u find it and who make these? I've bee looking for one. Cool build btw.

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