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So here’s my entry to a proxy series.
Scalextric Datsun 260z.

I’m hoping for this car to represent the 1970 BRE Datsun 240z.

So far front lights filled in and panels shaped. Front bumper adjusted, needs some filler and finishing.

Rear bump mounts filled.

Plasti-card front spoiler to make and I’m looking forward (and nervous) to getting the colour on the shell.

Decals by Patto’s.

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Primer day and as you can see many projects on the go. New threads will be created when I have progressed the individual projects.
Primer as usual showing many flaws that need addressed.

The Datsun has been de-badged had it’s wing/side lights removed and bumper re-profiled. The
bumper will eventually sit flush.

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I am going with the Aoshima SnapKit
If it is anywhere as good as the Toyota 2000GT kit it willm be brilliant...

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Inspiration for the 240Z's styling was taken from Ferrari's 275GTB4A.

Jus' sayin'.
The proportions are very similar to the Ferrari 250 GTO as well. I remember seeing in California a very convincing kit car conversion using fibreglass panels for the front and back, but keeping the 240Z cockpit and windows. Only the opening hatchback rear window gave it away even from quite close up.
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I believe inspiration was taken more from the contemporary Toyota 2000 gt, a car whose maker missed the boat in not marketing to the mass American public. Albrecht Goertz was brought in to design the Toyota, and later took his ideas over to Nissan (Datsun) where at least part of the influence for the Z's design came from him. Another big influence was a Mr. Katayama, who promoted in America and oversaw it's naming and pricing. $4k US vs. 7k for the Toyota was a no brainer for the public.
So much for this aside, really nice progress Brian on one of my favorite cars. Those two Astons in the background show some interesting differences.
 

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fantastic
this is exactly my goal for an old scally 260z body
currently at the de-badging / headlight filling stage
intend to make red/white BRE version

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fantastic
this is exactly my goal for an old scally 260z body
currently at the de-badging / headlight filling stage
intend to make red/white BRE version

Kev
Hi Kev, that’s the car I’m doing.

Whitetop coats are done so I’m going to leave it to harden and hopefully next weekend I’ll get it masked and the red coat on.
Cars now a runner, but it’s terrible so needs some fettling.

Awaiting for decal delivery from Patto’s.

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