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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #61

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Got the engine fitted and the air Intake on


Wheels on, seats and dash fitted, radiator and hose attached. Just waiting for a body


And excuse the light but the the body hasnt come out too bad. Unfortunately the hood got a bit too much clear on it, and while I was trying to use the air brush to blow off the excess, the humidity and temperature cause it to dry super fast. Lucky the body is fine. Ive used an acrylic clear over a lacquer colour so I'm hoping i can take it off once its dry, or even just throw the whole thing in a bath of Klear to reactivate it and get a better finish. Will leave it till the morning though.

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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #62

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Cool man, looking good! Coming together rather quickly now!
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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #63

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Cheers K2. Yeah, on to the last little parts to get it over the line now. Seeing all the bits I haven't done properly :pinch: but keen to tick this off the list, take what I've learned and move on to the next thing.

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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #64

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Great progress mate. Looking good :)
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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #65

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WOW, twin side draught SU carbies, they were the BIZ in the day. :P
Keep 'er comin' . . . :whistle:
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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #66

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grover wrote: Will leave it till the morning though.


Can I suggest you wait another 24-36hrs later than that, it's the difference between 'dry' and 'cured'. - Just my two penn'arth.

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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #67

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Whoops, sorry Ian. Patience isn't my strongest suit. I started painting the window trims and wipers with a mix of Vajello black and a vivid.


The exhaust needed to be leveraged down so before I did that, I had to make sure it was all in line. My complicated and skilfully assembled rig because I had glued the wrong part in first


Then I added in the headlights. I wish I had realised what effect the alignment pegs would have first, as I probably would have removed them to get a flush band end. I painted the rear of the lights chrome.

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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #68

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I had an idea for the sound dampening under the bonnet and found this bag in the wardrobe. Hope Wifey didn't want it. ;)


Kinda cut to shape and PVA on the underside of the bonnet.


And hey presto, just like a bought one. All this to save me cleaning up the ejector pin marks :D

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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #69

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A bit of black was was added to the vents.


And then a bit more happened and some magic, and maybe a fairy or two, and ......,
She's done




The mistake with the bonnet made me cheat and paint it matte black but I think it actually looks good. I do need to add a couple of decals, The rear licence and the Datsun logos on the side. I painted the quarter indicators and reflectors rather than using the decals, as well as a couple of the other raised badges that I was comfortable with. The pegs that act as the bonnet tilt arms both broke, so it just sits there, but its OK. Not worth fixing I think

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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #70

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A couple more pics




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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #71

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Very awesome mate, looks great. Well done!
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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #72

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Heck you motored through that build :)
Well done getting it across the line :cheer:
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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #73

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Nice K1...no clear lens covers for the headlights?
Looks cool tho...a friend of D1 and myself had one of these, grayish if i recollect...flintstone version too...no floor under the drivers feet, bar a piece of thick ply fixed in to place
Was hilarious

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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #74

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Nice red Zed!
Great to see it made it, great work, cool car!
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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #75

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Thanks all. A bit of a tough kit but she scrubbed up nice. Unfortunately the AK Extreme metals didn't perform that great. Maybe just the luck of the first batch.
lol about the Flintstone car Dave. Reminds me of some of the beach bombs I see up Wallys neck of the woods. Knew a family that put their kids in raincoats when driving in winter cause it had no windows.

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Revell 240Z 3 years 10 months ago #76

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SWEET mate. Nice work indeed.
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