Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
What goes well with cars? Coffee, that’s what. Shoutout to Nespress.
What goes well with cars? Coffee, that’s what. Shoutout to Nespress.

I finally had some successful hunting last week, finding the JH2s I was looking for, and after unwrapping the Skyline C210 it somehow fell right into the paint stripper!

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Thankfully miraculously none of the interior bits fell in (probably because I had already drilled out the rivets, carefully drilled and tapped the posts, and taken the whole thing apart), so I thought I might as well do a respray.

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Sadly, however, my clumbsy streak continued, and the naked zamac casting kept falling on my needle files until all four fender flares were completely gone! On a serious note, I got a little overzealous on the left rear fender and had to fill in the recess with some superglue. I sprinkled some of the metal dust from the filing on top of the glue so it would form a nice metal/glue paste. Worked pretty well!

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Of course now the wheels stuck out a tad, but that I was able to fix because for some reason the little four spokes come with super long barrels on the inside part of the wheel. I basically sliced off 1 mm or so from the back of the wheel and voila, all nice and flush.

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Here’s to hopefully not being so clumbsy in the future...

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