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.
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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.
Latest Site Updates
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04 June 2021 - Polishing of the Crown is also done!
Several layers of 2K clear were airbrushed to the body and all pieces that required to be shiny. Once dry, this was sanded down to remove all orange peel and then polished to achieve the shine seen here. Click on the picture to see more pictures and information about this new update!
04 May 2021 - Crown body is finally in colour!
All the remaining pieces from the Crown were cleaned and airbrushed with primer. This was then followed with several layers of semi gloss black and finally, body pieces were airbrushed with Crystal Purple from E7 paints. Click on the image to see these last updates!
25 March 2021 - YouTube section is now updated with all my videos!
The YouTube page of my website is now up to date with all the videos I have uploaded on my Channel. Check these out by clicking on the image or head over to the section from the Main Menu at the top!
23 March 2021 - Final extras added to the Crown!
I decided to add a front lip / spoiler to make the front bumper sit lower and in-line with the side-skirts. I also added a scratch-built lip spoiler on the luggage boot. Click on the picture to see more information and pictures on this new Crown update.
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