Check out my complete build and application of some heavy weathering techniques to this Revell 1/24 scale Datsun 720 off road pickup truck. I call it "The Mighty Nissan" Sometimes known as a Nissan Hardbody. This is a low piece count model kit, but still provides some great opportunities for detailing. In this project I take it off the rails and add a ton of detail work and heavy weathering (rust, dirt, mud, ect...) to replicate my memory of the real vehicle as seen below. Read on and don't forget to watch the video documenting the process of building this fantastic kit!
Below is some screen shots and links to the actual video of the REAL pickup I am replicating for this kit. It is a beat and battered 1985ish, the ish is because the pickup is a Datsun 720 with a later pickup box from the D21 (Hardbody), but anyways I digress. Here is a reference picture which will help describe the scope of this build.
As you can see, this little pickup has taken a beating. Below is more progress pictures and the video documenting how I went about building this replica of the little Nissan/Datsun pickup we affectionately named "The Mighty Nissan" Stay tuned, in the next post will be an udpate with another project that goes with this one as an accessory that goes in the bed of the pickup.
The Dirt Bike, and the story continues...
Now to go along with the story this little model tells, it needs a motorcycle, a dirt bike to be exact. Now this is a model kit of a somewhat "generic" 70's dirtbike, but it looks an awful lot like a 1968 Yamaha DT1 ;) . Anyways there does not exist a 1/24 scale model of a 1984 Husqrvarna CR250 which is the exact motorcycle that relates to this pickup in memories. This will do just fine however. This is why I didn't fill in the obvious "Yamaha" badges, besides the story behind all this, those badges would have been gone anyways from neglect.
Shift shaft and counter-shaft seals are leaking, as they do on old bikes like these.
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