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Tamiya's 1/24 scale
Zanavi NISMO Z

by Jason Woollett


Zanavi NISMO Z

images by Brett Green

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This is the latest 1/24 scale touring car from the Japanese Championship released from Tamiya (24277).

The first thing you'll notice is the box is heavy. This is because the floor pan of the race car is metal and pre-painted. Apparently, Tamiya is also going to release these as a pre-assembled and painted models.

The kit went together with no problems. The plastic body is held onto the metal floor pan by two screws, which then are plugged with plastic lugs. Care was needed when painting to prevent overspray.



Tamiya’s red and new silver mica were used to paint the model, followed by a clear coat .

The hardest part of the build was the decals, which took a whole weekend to do. The two rear wheel arch areas in red are all decals and I used a whole bottle of decal solution on this project.

In the end, a little time and patience led to a great looking model.

Hope you like it.


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Model and Text Copyright © 2005 by Jason Woollett
Images Copyright © 2005 by Brett Green 
Page Created 22 May, 2005
Last Updated 21 May, 2005

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