Nissan Skyline R34 Nismo Z-Tune……ready for track drifting session

This bodyshell is work in progress, as I’m trying various things out on it to apply to much newer and shiny bodyshells.

The idea is to create a bodyshell that looks like a Street Drifter has taken his car to a track, where you usually see some taped up headlights and different wheels that they use just for drifting.  At some organised events numbers are applied if they enter an amateur event.

After applying a complete real metal mesh grill to the front, I bought a set of Speedway Slidemaster wheels to get the look I wanted, which now on the car look great.  I then applied some BBS stickers from a set that was lying around (I know they are Volk design but hey……they were the only ones I had!)

Here’s the results……..hope you like it!

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Tamiya Nissan Skyline R34 Nismo Z Tune / Mesh Grill Mod

This is more practice makes perfect, so the shell is a bit srappy, but cutting out vents and putting in a mesh grill starts to transform most cars. For this I purchased some extra fine mesh for 1/24 scale model cars, and sprayed it with Matt Black BBQ Paint!

…you know, just in case it gets really hot! But as paint goes, it should last and because it’s metal based will look better for longer.

The GTR badge was from the grill I cut out, so it comes with the Tamiya Skyline R32 z-tune Bodykit.

Click on this for a link to an eBay seller – one of the cheapest I found.

Click here for similar mesh can be found from an eBay seller

Then, cut out to shape and stick on with double sided pads. I used this method because if you hard glue it on, and then crash there’s going to be a lot of paint flake off!

So here are the results, and bear in mind practice makes perfect so keep an eye out for Mark 2 soon……