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jdm24scale

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. You can also visit my social platforms from the links in the bottom of this page.

Thanks for looking, 

Karl

Malta

Current Project

I am right now working on the Tamiya Lexus LFA kit. 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 LFA's work-in-progress page, or follow The Builds section in the Main Menu.

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Latest Site Updates

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23 July 2021 - Revealing a secret project!

A new video has been uploaded to my YouTube channel where I'm revealing a side project I did! My dad always speaks of my grandpa's old Opel Kapitan, so I decided to surprise him by building him a replica out of a DeAgostini 1/43 scale model. Click on the picture to see the whole build video, from start to finish.

20 July 2021 - The Toyota Crown is now finally finished!

I can finally say the the Toyota Crown GRS214 is finished. Build took longer than anticipated due to the modifications I made and also some problems encountered, but I must say that I'm very happy with the result and achieved what I wanted since the beginning! Click on the picture to see much more photos of the completed Crown!

05 July 2021 - Time to assemble the last pieces of the Crown!

With the body polished, it's now time to fully assemble the last pieces and call the Crown done. The wheels were finished, together with the trim lines and windows. Click on the picture to see more information and pictures on this new Crown update.

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!

jdm24scale can also be followed on the social media too, so click on the below links and Like, Subscribe and Follow me!

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