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Old 10-02-2018, 11:10 AM   #1
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Fujimi 1/24 BMW Z4 GT3 Presentation Version

Starting this project that will be mildly super-detailed (like that’s a thing), but will definitely not go all out. Will be building this one just like on the box – presentation version. I have bunch of these kits, and will likely build some liveried versions in the future, so this will be a trial run for the kit.



I will use a combination of Fujimi-provided and aftermarket photoetch on this one, CF decals, and other extra bits here and there. I bought a HD PE set for this one, but some of the parts are not accurate for the presentation version, so will use what was provided by Fujimi, especially for the front and rear mesh pieces.

Fujimi fret provided in the kit:


Hobby Design set:


Started with the rear mesh, hoped to drill out the mesh piece itself leaving the frame to attach the PE piece to it:





In reality, it turned out too fragile, and I broke it several times while handling, so scrapped this crazy idea. After test fitting the mesh, it appears that it won’t be needed anyway.





Air outlets glued in place and seams filled:



Since I removed the rear mesh, I also removed the pegs where the chassis plate is mounted in the back. I wanted to retain at least two in the front, so had to come up with the solution to keep them and cut the opening for the front mesh as well. Slightly cut the sides:



And removed the front molded piece but left most of the mounting holes there:



Can’t really see it from the front:



Test-fit the mesh – still too tall – need to remove more:



Now looks much better – tucked in nice and flush with the front spoiler:



This is where I am with this one for now.
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Re: Fujimi 1/24 BMW Z4 GT3 Presentation Version

Nice start. Will follow closely. I like this car quite a bit.
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Old 10-03-2018, 01:53 AM   #3
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Wow, that's a great start. Looking forward to seeing this progress.
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Re: Fujimi 1/24 BMW Z4 GT3 Presentation Version

great start. got me subscribed!
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Re: Fujimi 1/24 BMW Z4 GT3 Presentation Version

Thanks guys. If anyone has yellow Dunlop decals for the tires, and Castrol/Dunlop decals for the bumpers - let me know. They are not included with the kit.
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Re: Fujimi 1/24 BMW Z4 GT3 Presentation Version

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Nice start. Will follow closely. I like this car quite a bit.
And also have this one planned for the future, so will learn something from you.
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Re: Fujimi 1/24 BMW Z4 GT3 Presentation Version

I've often thought of getting one of these kits so I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this one
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Re: Fujimi 1/24 BMW Z4 GT3 Presentation Version

Watching this with interest as I also have one to build someday. Excellent start so far, nice job cutting out the grille areas..
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Re: Fujimi 1/24 BMW Z4 GT3 Presentation Version

Not much of an update really, just slowly chipping away at it, test fitting stuff before starting to hack into it.

Assembled the roll cage, test fitted it to the interior, and made sure it clears the roof w/glass in. It does - so far this is a nicely engineered kit from Fujimi.







Also masked off the glass for paint.

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Re: Fujimi 1/24 BMW Z4 GT3 Presentation Version

Looking really great! I always liked the pure presentation liveries and for this car it fits the best!
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Looking good so far!
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Nice work. The car is fantastic
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Love that Mesh...nice start and looking forward to more
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Nice job so far, im working on the same car
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Re: Fujimi 1/24 BMW Z4 GT3 Presentation Version

Thanks! The car is on a back burner again, as I couldn't find time over the holidays, and now its more work, blah, blah. Need to pick it up again.
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