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Tamiya Xanavi NISMO Z

October 2005
RELATED TOPICS: RACE CAR | TAMIYA
Xanavi NISMO Z
Tamiya No. 24277
Model Type: Injection-molded styrene, metal
Molded Colors: Red, black, clear
Scale: 1/24
MSRP: $42.00
Pros: Parts fit, decals
Cons: Prepainted metal chassis plate (instead of plastic)
The NISMO Z is another excellent Tamiya kit. It comes without a detailed engine, but has an extremely detailed interior and exterior. It is a replica of Nissans used to compete in the Japan GT. You have the choice to build the #1 car that won the 2004 championship or the #22 team car.

Tamiya supplied a diecast prepainted chassis instead of the plastic chassis plate normally supplied with Tamiya kits; I prefer working with plastic.

Building a Tamiya kit is always a pleasure, but what really makes the NISMO Z kit special is the 100+ decals. You only need to paint the kit two different colors before applying the decals.

To apply the many decals, time and patience is important. When finished, the NISMO will be a very detailed kit and will resemble the 1:1 race car.

You may want to order the photoetched parts listed in the instructions.  After I finished assembling the kit, I wished I would have used those parts to add to the model's realism.

I had a fun time building the NISMO Z. However, I do recommend that an experienced modeler build this kit - especially when it comes to applying decals and detailing.

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