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PostSubject: Nissan 350Z    Sun 20 May 2018, 9:26 pm

going to play about with this and see what comes out

Nissan 350Z in 1/25 scale by AMT

it's supposed to be from one of the Fast and Furious movies but after a bit of research the wheels are all wrong but I had no intention of trying to do it like the box any way

It's supposed to be a crappy kit and after spending half an hour tinkering I would agree. The nose and tail sections are attached to body and I can already see that's there's going to be lots of filler and sanding going on. Don't be surprised if this ends up in the bin.

no idea what colour I'm going to do, since it's a tuner I'm thinking of some lurid green or bright orange or candy red or something like that

no pics of the sprues cos I started before I remembered to reach for the camera



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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 350Z    Sat 26 May 2018, 6:18 pm

looks like tinypic has thrown a wobbly

this is far as i am..........this is a really low quality kit......the front and rear bumpers join the body a third of the way round the wheel arch!........its taken a lot of filler and sanding to get it to this point, in fact at one point filler wasnt up to the job and i needed something a bit harder so mixed some talc powder with CA

original plan was to do it some bright colour with a black hood.....but i think a light colour wont cover well enough, so im leaning towards some kind of metallic grey.....but ive had to forget about the idea of a black hood.....its such a bad fit i dont think i could attach it without making a mess of the paint on the body shell,  might have a go at masking now its on, we shall see



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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 350Z    Sat 26 May 2018, 8:23 pm

Keep at it Paul!

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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 350Z    Sun 27 May 2018, 8:06 am

You're doing a great job as far as I can see. Bad fit and required filling are all part of the fun I think.
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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 350Z    Sun 27 May 2018, 8:42 am

i dont mind a bit of filler but when you are having to sculpt wheel arches with it or reprofile it cos of a huge step condition im not too keen

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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 350Z    Sun 27 May 2018, 4:46 pm

Great start! I'm sure that despite the flaws it will come out sleek and 'racy' in your hands.
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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 350Z    Sun 27 May 2018, 7:53 pm

Isopon P38 is very easy to deal with Paul, sands out really nice.

One tube lasts for years doing models.
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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 350Z    Tue 26 Jun 2018, 8:47 pm

after having the paint stripped 5 times im calling quits on this one..........its been red twice, metallic steel grey twice and this is the second time its been black!...not the best finish but its this or in the bin! just want it finished lol



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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 350Z    Tue 26 Jun 2018, 10:07 pm

Black is good! I'm not crazy about the fender "blisters" ever since I bought a few 1970s Celica kits. Thanx for persevering with the paint. it's always something with each build!
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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 350Z    Tue 26 Jun 2018, 10:38 pm

was doing a bit of research about the car used in the movie......turns out its a genuine Vailside body kit worth over £5600.....or $7500

http://www.veilsidejpn.com/en/350z.php

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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 350Z    Thu 28 Jun 2018, 8:18 am

Nothing wrong with that. Looks good. I'm such a tight git that it horrifies me to have to strip and redo. Paint aint cheap these days.
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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 350Z    Thu 28 Jun 2018, 2:02 pm

Looks good to me. In the "Fast & Furious" genre, matte and semi-matte paint jobs aren't uncommon.
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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 350Z    Tue 03 Jul 2018, 8:25 pm

and finished

more pics in the finished thread
http://skidsplace.forumotion.com/t4696-nissan-350z-vailside#69744



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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 350Z    Tue 03 Jul 2018, 9:22 pm

Thems some big wheels!
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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 350Z    Tue 03 Jul 2018, 9:54 pm

dublin boy wrote:
Thems some big wheels!


and very skinny tyres!......they were like rubber bands

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PostSubject: Re: Nissan 350Z    Wed 04 Jul 2018, 1:40 am

You can go faster...lol

I can see you now opposite locking at every roundabout, fast and furious styley
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