jdm24scale.com

featuring JDM plastic model cars, and more!

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, 

  

Karl

Malta

Current Projects

I am right now working on 2 kits. First one is the Aoshima Toyota Crown Athlete GRS214, being built pretty much out of the box with different rims. The other is the Tamiya Lexus LFA. This is being built as a Nurburgring Edition where I'm also utilizing the Hobby Design Detail-Up Set to help me achieve this. Click on any of the pictures above to be re-directed to the respective car's work-in-progress page, or follow from The Builds section in the Main Menu.
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Latest Site Updates

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02 December 2020 - Working on the Crown Interior!


More updates on the Crown where all the interior and chassis pieces were prepared for primer by sanding off the mold marks and making sure parts fit well together. Then, all pieces were airbrushed with 2K primer and seats airbrushed with a custom dark red colour. Click on the picture to see more information and pictures on this new Crown update.

30 October 2020 - Testing the new front wheels position!


First update on the Crown project where I added styrene pieces to the cut chassis and glued it back in one piece. Seeing that the wheels were successfully moved, I began preparing the parts for primer where I discovered the brakes needed some additional work. Click on the picture to see more pictures and information about this new update!

22 October 2020 - Time to start working on a new project!


With the Impreza finished, it was time to continue working on the Lexus LFA. However, local friends decided to make a group build, choosing the Crown 'Athlete' GRS214 from Aoshima as the kit to build. I've been wanting to build a VIP car for too long now, so I couldn't say no! Click on the picture to see the first updates on this new venture!

09 October 2020 - Impreza is Finished!


The Impreza is now officially finished and I've just uploaded pictures of it complete, both sitting on the diorama and against a white background. Click on this image to see the complete set of pictures showing how this Impreza looks now that it's finished!

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