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, 




Current Project

This is the kit I'm working on right now, the Tamiya Lexus LFA. It is being built as a Nurburgring Edition version 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 Lexus LFAs 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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27 May 2020 - All carbon work and wheels completed!

More updates on the Lexus LFA where all the necessary carbon fiber decals were attached! This is a process that took longer than anticipated due to the large amount of pieces that were required to be covered together with some complex shapes too. Then all pieces were airbrushed with 2K clear to achieve the best possible shine. Wheels were also fully finished. Click on the picture to see these latest updates.

19 April 2020 - New pictures for the AA R34 added!

Going through the site, I realized that I had never taken proper 'finished' pictures of the AutoArt Nismo R34 I had restored some years ago. So I took it out of the box once again and photographed it to show better the work that has been done. Click on the picture to see this new photo collection!

23 March 2020 - New Tutorial added!

A new tutorial has been added and this shows all the steps I took to increase the rims size of the LFA from 19" to 20" to match with the originals. You may use this procedure to add some deep dish to your rim. Click on the picture and have a look at this new site addition!

27 February 2020 - More videos uploaded and shared!

Two new videos were added to my YouTube account and were also added to the new "Youtube" section. Click on the picture to view these new videos which take you to a closer look at the photo-etch set from ScaleLab_24 I reviewed earlier together with a video showing the full building process of the Tamiya Honda NSX!

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