Model: (Click to see more) 58157: TA02RS 4WD Chassis Kit
Status: New built
Date: 29-May-2008
Comments: 12
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Good afternoon everyone!
Now this one I am really proud of! Chassis was won on ebay a while ago from a TC member whose name I can't remember. It's a very beautiful TA02 full of frp and alloy parts. I thought I might upgrade it to carbon, but in the end I really love the way it looks like that. Upon receiving it, I just gave it a good clean, put some red alloy hardware and I had to fix the rear shock mounts (up and down) as it had too much play.
Now, when I say I'm proud of this model, let me explain myself: every time I finish a shell, the first impression I get is deception, as the color isn't the one I wanted, or there is a paint leak or whatever...Then I might end up liking it, or rather getting used to it. But then I look at the pictures I took of the model (all my cars are stocked at my parent's house, miles and miles away from where I live), and then I see every little defects, everything that needs to be changed etc...
But with this ABC Hobby 240Z shell, I get the feeling that for the first time, I have done things right. I loved the one from Wyoming which is box-art if I may say, but I wanted to do something different from the rally version, while giving it an old school racing/street look. I've stared at the blank shell for 2/3 months before finally getting the inspiration from a picture found on the web.
And now here it is: I might add an exhaust someday, but I think it looks real good as it is!

Enjoy!!!
Edit: the car is now equipped with HPI 33474 and 33475 vintage wheels and also has brand new Tamiya carbon upper and lower deck instead of FRP.




1 Been staring at this blank shell for a while

Comments

DeeMiller

29-May-2008

I got your drift...it's butt-ugly!

Now I can understand why you put your models miles away where the sun doesn't shine!

scollins

29-May-2008

Killer dude, this looks fantastic!

SMOKE-DOG

29-May-2008

Nice Z!

Wyoming

29-May-2008

wow, that looks very nice, sort of what I would expect a fan of the Rally car to have in his Garage for use on the street, sweet car buddy!

Old Skool

29-May-2008

Super looking Z nice work

tuff bug

29-May-2008

cool My fav looking Jap car!

rhenbelz

29-May-2008

That is one pretty 240Z, nice job.

Naxman

30-May-2008

Looks fantastic! Great job on the Z!

amigamad

30-May-2008

Very nice nice wheels they enhance the overall look of the car.

pagedm_f350

18-Aug-2008

this is one sweet looking 240Z, a great paint scheme

scollins

9-Aug-2009

Again, great job my friend!

Victorious Secret

11-Feb-2010

I'm a big fan of the 240 and you done a wonderful job! I specially like the wheel you choose for this project!! Many of your work are going to my favorite!


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