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Old 01-01-2011, 01:12 AM
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So, I got a 370z body from FloydfanYodaman a bit back.

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(For those of you who don't have a 370z, I painted that bit you see flat black)






The 370z is nice, but I'm not a big fan of the whole "bulldog" look of the grill. So, I decided to change it up and try to make the Zele 370z.







First things first, I cut off the grill.





Saved the front clip holder for future use.




Added some putty.




And smoothed some of it out.

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Old 01-01-2011, 02:14 AM
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im definitely watching this one! great way to start the new year :P
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:33 AM
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Can't wait to see this build. Keep up the good work.
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Sounds like a nice project. Can't wait for some updates.
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this looks like a pretty cool project, ill keep an eye on this one
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Old 01-01-2011, 04:59 PM
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I'm most def going to keep an eye on this one.

Any ideas on color?
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Excellent idea for a project car. Zele made beautiful kits for both the GT-R and the 370z. Definitely a project wirth watching
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:34 AM
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Any ideas on color?
Probably just that bright orange in those pictures.



Well, the original putty wasn't mixed too well, so it was a bit soft in places, so I scraped off that putty and added some new one.



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Old 01-17-2011, 03:23 AM
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Did some more work.


Added a bit of styrene on the bottom for a lip.









Puttied a bit up






Fixed some more minor things








Moar putty







And then I realized if I kept the styrene there, then I'd mess up the placement for the lip. So I ripped it off.




The putty wasn't really attached to it, so nothing too bad.



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Old 02-27-2011, 03:24 PM
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Cleaned er up a bit.





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taiwanesekid05.... don't stop now, keep us posted
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I didn't stop FinalGear... just took a long break.

Just a bit more body work.





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what kind of putty do you use? And cant wait to see the finished product =)
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what kind of putty do you use?
The green stuff is Milliput putty. The tan stuff is Tamiya Light Curing putty.
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have you used the tamiya quick type? im starting my first project and I really dont know what putty to use
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I haven't, but I've heard good things about Tamiya's putties.
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lookin' fresh as always with your bodywork. the time and effort shows.
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Thanks guys. Did more body work.







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the second picture in your last post is remarkable imo. you really did it with those sharp, smooth curves. great job!

@SnoOpy, tamiya quick type is something you can learn with but you're better off using the one that comes in the purple case for a first trial (dries twice as long, gives longer curing and sculpting time)
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Old 08-16-2012, 06:06 PM
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tnx guise.


Started the body lowering process and shaved down the rear clip holder a few mm. Can't do the front yet since the front clip holder isn't there.




It's not 'hellaflush' but I'll work on fixing that.







Started work on the side skirts.










I noticed the curvature of the bottom of the door was a bit off from scale so I decided to decrease the angle it jutted out at.

Shaved it all off.



Working on puttying it back.

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