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Tamiya Nismo R34 GT-R Z-Tune

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  • Member since
    January 2022
  • From: Canada, ON
Tamiya Nismo R34 GT-R Z-Tune
Posted by q20v on Monday, January 16, 2023 7:23 AM

Hey guys,

Yesterday I finally decided on my next kit to build. I have a long business trip coming up and didn't want to be stuck in the middle of something really involved, so I picked this one as I've heard it's a fairly straight forward build and there is no engine to assemble.

I ordered the upgraded Photo Etched parts (Tamiya 24106) for kicks. Never done that before and wanted to try it.

I'll try and post more detail as I progress, rather than my last Porsche 959 build where it was mostly complete when I started posting.

 

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  • Member since
    January 2022
  • From: Canada, ON
Posted by q20v on Monday, January 16, 2023 1:56 PM

Just received the photo-etched parts from Amazon. Looks cool, I'm looking forward to adding them to the model.

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  • Member since
    January 2022
  • From: Canada, ON
Posted by q20v on Monday, January 16, 2023 6:39 PM

Made a bit of progress yesterday / today.

The front bumper has a provision to mount the licence plate but I'm choosing to delete the plate, so I filled in the mount. The kit came with two styles of front bumpers so you can easily see the before / after.

Also got a pile of parts airbrushed semi-gloss black and primed the body parts.

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  • Member since
    January 2022
  • From: Canada, ON
Posted by q20v on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 1:52 PM

Today I airbrushed the body Flat Aluminum (don't have Gloss at the house). I'll rattle can clear gloss over top of this once it's dry.

Also painted a bunch of other parts but nothing too exciting.

 

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  • Member since
    January 2022
  • From: Canada, ON
Posted by q20v on Monday, January 30, 2023 7:20 AM

Well so much for posting progress pictures. I managed to finish this kit in 2 weeks, I thought I'd be at it for months like my previous 2 kits.

Overall it's a really good quality kit, went together flawlessly and I'm glad I went with the photoetch kit, some nice touches.

I had two spots of clear peel off with the masking tape (while doing windows) but they were so small it's not worth doing anything about it.

I also cracked the body while shaking it off to dry, I was holding it by the hood and shook it, and heard the crack. It repaired very easily though but was a bit of a scare.

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The semi-gloss black sprayed a bit weird for the interior, maybe not enough thinner. Not really noticeable now that the body is on.

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I used adhesive backed metal foil for the exhaust heat shields on the body:

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