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1980 Nissan Skyline KHGC 211 (Aoshima kit)

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  • Member since
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  • From: Lead City South Australia
1980 Nissan Skyline KHGC 211 (Aoshima kit)
Posted by freakshow on Wednesday, November 20, 2019 4:59 PM

These types of Aoshima kits are a great way to have some stress free fun and keep the skills up. Being that they are so different is what makes me like them and they are easy to set up super low.  Its all about the build more than anything with these kits. 

 

The kit I started with.

 

 

 

Kits wheels I like, but decided these wheels suit it better.

 

After I applied some Mr Finishing Surfacer 1500 black and done a mock up, it set the direction for how I wanted the end result to look. So thats why I left of the spoilers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Thursday, November 21, 2019 1:03 AM
very nice. that black is miles deep

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  • From: West Bloomfield, MI
Posted by steveracer on Thursday, November 21, 2019 11:42 AM

Looks strange with those wheels. And the back end looks like a corvair never noticed that before!  I would like to ding a Mazda 323gtx body if they made it in these kits. 

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Posted by aussiemuscle308 on Friday, November 22, 2019 4:43 AM

Steveracer, I don't know about a GTX, but Fujimi do a '80 323 if you wanted one. it WOULD look good in those wheels!

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  • From: West Bloomfield, MI
Posted by steveracer on Friday, November 22, 2019 6:15 AM

Cool Aussiemuscle - when I looked at this on my phone, the photos didn't show the level of paint quality, that looks awesome!  And I get your point about a fun low stress build, a lot or some of us stress so much detail, like today I have to prep and paint a Ferrari 512, and that stresses me more than anything as it makes or breaks the model.  With a good paint, I will want to detail a lot of it and it goes on and on.  With your model, the paint would be the fun part, and the build is simple and relative quick, providing a fun looking end result....may take you up on that advice this winter up here in Michigan...lol.

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  • From: Lead City South Australia
Posted by freakshow on Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:35 AM

Yeah the body is the main feature of a build so all the effort is put into that and as you say get that right and the rest will follow.

Too many times ive lost interest in projects after being bogged down with so much prep, paint and detail work let alone when there is scratch building involved too. 

Cant go wrong oob with a Aoshima kits. Good fun if you dont take them too serious, and sometimes we need to remember the hobby is meant to be fun.

 

p.s

All the best for getting through you're winter over there, so glad I dont live anywhere near where it snow's. I wouldnt be able to handle it being so freezing cold lol

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Posted by freakshow on Sunday, November 24, 2019 7:44 AM

Managed to snap a couple pics in my favourite setting.

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