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Welcome to jdm24scale.com

Hello everyone, jdm24scale is dedicated to my hobby; that of assembling 1/24 scale Japanese model cars. Since I was a young boy I used to buy 1/24 scale diecast cars and take them apart right after so that I could add small details to make them unique. As I grew older, my passion moved to the larger 1/18 scale where I started to completely modify these, making them as different as possible. Modifications that time included scratch-built body kits, new spray, interior modifications, different wheels and engine detailing. As time passed by, in real life I was getting more interested in Japanese cars and finally at the beginning of 2008 I decided to turn my model car attention to these cars coming from the East! With this I decided to do an even bigger change too: going from 1/18 scale diecast to 1/24 scale plastic model kits.

This website also features a Reviews section, where I post my own opinions and pictures about kits or accessories I buy for my builds. These are intended to help other modellers get to know exactly what a certain product contents are. Another section is dedicated to Tutorials, where I post detailed descriptions about the procedures I follow while building my kits.

While hoping you'll enjoy your visit at jdm24scale.com, please feel free to sign my guestbook with comments and/or suggestions on my work and about the site, thus helping me to improve both my modelling skills and the website itself.

Thanks for looking, 




Current Project

This is the kit I'm working on right now. It's the Aoshima Daihatsu Copen which I'm building to cool off from the ZoomOn Civic FD2. Click on any of the pictures above to be re-directed to the Copen's own page or follow the project from the The Builds section. 
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Latest Site Updates

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18 June 2018 - Copen update

Another Copen update! Time to start preparing the body for primer. But before, I did a couple modifications which are: narrowing the inner arches, opening the molded meshes of both bumpers and modifying the side-skirts too. 

11 June 2018 - First Copen update

First update on the Copen project! I have chosen the wheel set-up I shall be using: Aoshima 16" TE37 rims together with ZoomOn stretch tires. Was a bit of a challenge to fit them inside the narrow arches, but with some work they're in! Check this out...

06 June 2018 - New Project on the bench!

The FD2 project is proving to be a bigger headache than I thought it'd be. I've been sanding and re-sanding resin for the past 3 weeks and now I discovered that it needs further sanding from inside to fit the windows right. So I decided that I need a break from it and work on some plastic instead. 

The little Copen kit was smiling from inside the cabinet, so that'll be my resin cool-down project! Time for my first cabrio and Kei car!

29 May 2018 - New Tutorial

I have just added another tutorial to the collection. This time I'm showing how to use electrical wires to make custom hoses or pipes which can be vastly used in our hobby. Click on the picture to see this new tutorial.

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