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Custom features: Datsun 240ZG conversion

Let's start with a simple mainline 240Z from Hotwheels.

Pros: Accurate proportions with covered headlights and front spoiler.

Cons: But the wheels are off with the rear being larger. Also, not really 1:64 scale but larger.

The goal: Convert it to a 240ZG meaning it needs that aero nose and headlight cover. Also, fix the rear wheel-well size so the wheels are all the same diameter. Along the way I added a widebody that is a cross between a Rocketbunny and a Pandem kit.

Tools: Modelling putty, polyester putty, sanding paper and a custom mix of metallic emerald green. All this is spruced up with an Akina Speedsters decal from Initial D. And no, this car was never in the anime. It's the (anti) hero car for Wangan Midnight.

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