View Full Version : Old School and Rusty 240Z WIP.

Little Guy
06-06-2011, 07:46 PM
Hey guys.

I rarely do a body based off of something. Truth be told, I came across the Speedhunters 240Z a while ago. Having purchased the DF03RA for Rally, I got a 240Z shell. Originally I was going to do the "Devil" Z30 from Wangan Midnight, which is Midnight blue With Black 8spoke Rims. I changed my mind the instant I saw the Speedhunters 240Z, and spent the last few days trying to figure out how exactly to do rust. I am by no means a professional at this, as this shell was more of an experiment to see if I can properly make a beater car. So far, I think I've made it work. Sort of. Take in mind, this is a work in progress. I am by no means anywhere near finished.

Car Reference: http://speedhunters.com/archive/2009/11/04/car-feature-gt-gt-that-240z.aspx






I got the Rust effect by using Testors Enamel paint by first spraying a coat of Tamiya Flat Clear on the inside of the body. This would give the enamel paint from my Testors bottle something to adhere to. I put on the rust (Testor's Burgundy), and after about 30 seconds of sitting, hit it with a wire brush to smooth out the inconsistencies and spread the "Rust" around. The Quarter panel which is painted different was started with Flat Clear, Backed with Trans Red, Followed by Trans Red. I then wire brushed it vigorously to scratch and spread the red paint so it didn't look anywhere near as consistent as it should be. When I could see plenty of clear spots, I hit it with my trusty can of Tamiya Bright Silver. I Then quickly blowdried the quarter panel, and hit it with Tamiya Black. I sanded it again and hit it once more with the Trans Red and Silver. Once that quarter panel dried, I went to town on the rest of the car after spraying it with Flat Clear to dull the paint just a little more.

I went to town with the Rust paint. I painted, I brushed, I painted, I brushed. I played with the rust effect for nearly 40 minutes before I was satisfied. With that out the way I went and hit the whole car with 2 very spotted coats of Silver. I did this to add weathering effect to the car and make it look like parts of the car were starting to bubblerust underneath the paint. I then put some spots of trans red all around (I randomized it) to add to the discoloration. All these coats were hit with a blowdrier inbetween coats, so the paint is not set.


When I backed the whole car in black, I again hit it with the Drier, and got my Wire brush out. I picked out some spots of the car and vigorously applied pressure (with a twist of the wrist) and manipulated the paint to bring the black paint to the top of the shell, to blend in with the other paints for a discolored/disheveled look. I also rusted/wirebrushed the steel bumpers.

Once I was finished, I pulled the overspray film off the car, and hit the whole car, bumpers and all, with 2 coats of Flat Clear (I was out by now since I was so liberal with it) to get a very disheveled barnyard find. I Flat Cleared everything-- including the windows and Head/Tail lights to make it look like the whole car had been sitting for 30+ years in a barn and had been recently discovered.

My To Do List...

Get a sweet license plate
Build an interior
Exhaust/Tow Hooks
Find a better home for the Back Shadowmounts.
Other badass stuff

Even though this is a WIP, It's my new Daily Driver.

06-06-2011, 07:56 PM
I like it man, this is a great looking rust treatment. That 1:1 is sick, and I can see that this is going to be just as good!

06-08-2011, 11:38 AM
hmmm.. Probably the coolest Z I've seen, 1:1 and 1:10!:popcorn: I'll take some more, please!

06-08-2011, 01:42 PM
I like it, but it hurts. (coming from a 1:1 Z owner.)

06-08-2011, 04:59 PM
You're going to pull this off man! Nice! Looooving the look the real unit brings to the table!

06-08-2011, 07:14 PM
Loving it... two of my favorite things... Z Cars and Rust!

06-12-2011, 02:53 PM
sweet! great looking project

08-27-2011, 09:34 PM
I love that Z in the Speed Hunters website... very cool. You're doing a great job... keep it up. Subscribing to this thread...

10-24-2011, 06:39 PM
i LOVE that speedhunters Z. i have been wanting to do a Z or 510 rat rod style car for awhile now. just need to get the funds around to do it.

10-25-2011, 02:58 PM
just an idea.....you should put wind shield wiper marks on the winshield would make the scaleness of it pop right out