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 Tamiya Subaru Impreza WRC 2004 where I'm turning this into a Track Weapon for an online facebook group build. 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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07 August 2020 - Last details and everything's ready for primer!


Last modifications to the interior of the Impreza are now completed and all the chassis and interior parts are ready for airbrushing the primer.. finally! Click on the picture to see this new #projecttofu Impreza!

04 August 2020 - More work on the Impreza Interior!


After a scratch-building weekend, this next update is all about that! Made a new Motec ECU and display, together with a battery + holder and a gear lever. Original hand-brake was also modified. Finally, a new fuel system was added in the luggage boot. Click on the picture to see the latest updates on the Impreza project!

31 July 2020 - The Dash is finished!


The new Fujimi dash has been modified to turn it into a race-spec version. This included several modifications like cutting and adding a custom 3-gauge center pod. Click on the picture to see more information and pictures on this new Impreza update.

27 July 2020 - Chassis sorted and Interior started!


The Impreza has a lowered front ride height. This procedure usually takes a considerable amount of time to do right, depending on the kit. This Impreza took a lot of work and customization to just lower the front due to the very high ride height it had originally. Click on the picture to see all the steps I had to take to lower it the way I wanted it!

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