Started on April 23 by Javelin

1977 Datsun 280Z Rally Car MODEL

1/24 Scale Model of a 1977 Datsun 280Z as an East African Rally entrant. The car is fictional yet follows the basic livery and equipment of the day. Build: Box-Stock, removed bumpers Paint: Light Red Metallic with Semi-Gloss Black nose/hood Interior: Black with rollcage, rally shifter, and fire extinguisher Wheels: Bronze paint on the kit wheels Decals: Box Stock with additional small sponsor decals Drivetrain: None Details: Painted “sandblast” look Build Time: 6 Hours Build Year: 2009

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April 23
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Here’s the rear of the Datsun. It was a nice model to build, though I …

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PHeller
April 28, 2009, 12:12 p.m.

It would have been cool to do a wiper effect on the windshield. Also, the bronze wheels look a bit too shiny as compared to the rest of the car. Maybe find some way of making tires look less plastic? I'm not model building...just constructive criticism.

P71
April 29, 2009, 9 a.m.

Hey no problem! It was my first "rally car" attempt. I didn't even think about the windshield wipers. Next time I'll mask off the windshield to try it. The wheels were originally chrome, so the bronze is already a huge improvement. I was going for a "forged wheel" look so I didn't strip the chrome first. The tires are hard to work with on this kit because they are old and not well made. More modern kits have actual rubber tires. Overall I just wanted to try to do a dirty race car and have fun building a not-serious kit. Definitely gives me some ideas for next time though.

P71
Feb. 28, 2011, 1:52 p.m.

Hehe! I won second place in the Import category at a Model Car Show yesterday with this!

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