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Aoshima Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo SV '87

Aoshima Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo SV '87 1/24 completed December 1st 2019.

Pros:

It seems better than the Fujmii equivalent, especially the chassis - which whilst not great, is still better insofar as the Fujimi one has two solid axles and no steering. Fits together well, chrome sticker supplied, window masks and lots of decal choices included. Also includes a "low down" kit with brake discs and alternative suspension parts, not part of the (presumably) original issue of this kit, as they're on another sprue. Can be built as either Cedric or Gloria, the difference being the headlights, grille and rear lights. Not hard to adapt to other wheels.

Cons:

Curbside. "Low down" kit has no instructions whatsoever although they're not hard to work out. No windscreen wipers. Not a lot of detail underneath - possibly generic floorpan. Hollow seat backs that need filling. It's clearly a reissue of an older kit when motorisation and working headlights were the thing - so headlight detail behnid the glass is zero, just a recess for a tiny bulb.

Verdict:

It's OK. If you want a 1/24 Cedric or Gloria, get this one over the Fujimi one. It's not a great kit, nor is it terrible. It's good enough to build without any hacking about.

Build notes:

Changed the wheels to 18 inch Aoshima BBS DTM. Added depth to front lip. Added "VIP" style chrome extension to rear view mirror. Added carpets to interior. Colour is Tamiya TS-50 Mica blue sprayed twice over the top of a matt black undercoat, so it's a lot darker than the Tamiya can would normally be on grey. Clearcoated with Tamiya TS-13.


Kit bought in Tokyo, Feb 2018

Aoshima Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo SV

Aoshima Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo SV

Aoshima Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo SV

Aoshima Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo SV

Aoshima Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo SV

Aoshima Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo SV

Aoshima Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo SV

Aoshima Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo SV

Aoshima Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo SV

Aoshima Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo SV

Aoshima Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo SV

Aoshima Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo SV

Aoshima Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo SV

Aoshima Nissan Gloria Gran Turismo SV

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