Cars I Have Owned Series
35 NK 974
Original Model: DeAgostini

Scale : 1/43
Start: 30 June 2016
Finish:  05 July 2016

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The model of the car (prod. 1974) that I had during 1986 - 1988.

The model initially, with a very thick paint hiding the details.

I split the model. Since I would drill holes for extra headlights in the grille, I did not want to risk the original part, so I made a silicone mold and cast a new grille from polyester putty. I filled the tail light recesses with putty. I made a new tail light from styrene, tokk a mold from it and cast new tail lights from polyester putty.

I stripped the paint with paint remover gel.

For the extra headlights in the grille, I cut the bezels from styrene tubing, painted flat black and made the lenses from UV-curing nail builder gel.

I made the reflectors in the grille with a drill tip. I painted the door insides.

I fixed the headlights on the grille.


I painted the body.

I applied Bare Metal Foil over the rear lights and painted with clear glass paint. I prepared the front bumper, and made splash guards at the ends. To paint the bezels of the main headlights, I masked the lenses with masking gel and painted the whole flat black.

View after the masking gel is removed.

Then I assembled the model. I made the sun visor strip and bumper stickers with decals that I prepared.

Finally, the photos of the original car.