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2 years 6 months ago - 2 years 6 months ago #1 by IAN
R34 Z-Tune was created by IAN

Picked this up from our Dave (Mighty Ape) at Cambridge and started a couple of days ago.





Very straightforward Tamiya 'curbside' kit of one of the last Nismo R34's to escape from Nissans' 'Skunkworks'. All the body needed was the (frankly b*tt-ugly) front air-dam/grill one-piece section added, then a good rub-down with a Tamiya 1000 grit scuffing pad and a couple of quick coats of their white primer.





I also rescribed all the panel lines to make them a lot deeper - a tip I have happily adopted from Tom Rujter - Looks pretty nice just in the glass smooth primer, will shoot the first of the two-tone paint tomorrow hopefully. Stay tuned folks and please feel free to ask any questions or make any comments.

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2 years 6 months ago #2 by RED
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looking good mate
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2 years 6 months ago #3 by Fooesboy
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Funny, it doesn't look a thing like an F-40!

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2 years 6 months ago #4 by Bishop
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The re-scribing brings it to life doesn't it.

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2 years 6 months ago #5 by IAN
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Tamiya Purple as a base-coat for the (pearl) top coats.







Will let this dry & cure until after the weekend at least- we've got a very warm spell here in Taranaki just now (22deg today), so drying shouldn't be an issue.

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2 years 6 months ago #6 by yak
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Nice subject, colour is different look forward to seeing where you're going with it.

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2 years 6 months ago #7 by IAN
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Ha !! - at the moment it could very well be "going" to the bin - the pearl paint 'pitted' in a couple of places... hate it when that happens. will rub it back with some 2000grit wet'n dry then shoot another coat.

B*gg*r !!


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2 years 6 months ago #8 by Fooesboy
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Do you mean "Fisheyes"?

You could take a bit of your pearl paint in a cap and leave it to go thick and sticky. Then use a toothpick to fill the fisheye to over full. Wait a good week or more then gently sand and polish back.

This technique has saved my ass a couple of times.
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2 years 6 months ago #9 by Gary
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I see another rescue/refugee kit heading my way.............. :P



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2 years 6 months ago #10 by CyNaKyL
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That purple looks awesome! I'm sure you will fix the paint issues.

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2 years 6 months ago #11 by IAN
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Gary wrote: I see another rescue/refugee kit heading my way.............. :P


Not this time, you vulture !!


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2 years 6 months ago #12 by Gary
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Caw caw or in this case car car



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2 years 6 months ago - 2 years 6 months ago #13 by IAN
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OK, get ready to make an "Ewwww" face !









Obviously the bodyshell needs it's second (pearl) colour, might get  to apply that tomorrow. PLEASE let me know what you think - over to you.

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2 years 6 months ago #14 by Fooesboy
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Man, you really needed to give more warning!!! That is staggeringly discusting... I admire your commitment.

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2 years 6 months ago #15 by Viperbuilder
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Ewwww 'eck luv [in my best Lancashire accent], who's making your colour call outs for you? :blink:

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2 years 6 months ago #16 by yak
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ooooooooook..... wasn't expecting that. You know i think if Elvis was Japanese he'd roll in a pink skyline.

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2 years 6 months ago #17 by IAN
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Progress...






Interior all done, including self-adhesive pre-cut carpets which come with the Tamiya 'Detail Up' set.
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Also finished up the bodyshell. Two thin coats of Tamiya 'Pearl White' over glossy white. Will leave this to dry & cure for a couple of days, whilst that is going-on in the background, I'll start on the rolling chassis.

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2 years 6 months ago #18 by grover
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Very errr, colourful Ian :D

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2 years 6 months ago #19 by Hadley
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What paint scheme are you doing Ian?

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2 years 6 months ago #20 by Tiger
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Nice car and kit but the paint colour ???????????????? WTF lol

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