On Thursday, I got this Matchbox Retro Series 1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GTX which I found at my local Target. The deco left a bit to be desired, I did like the pink color though.

Once I got home, I went to work to remove the side tampos. I used a dry erase marker on both sides before wiping off with some rubbing alcohol.

I used a small Sharpie black marker to fill in the panel lines, Molotov Chrome marker for the window / side mirrors trim, details for the front and rear, POSCA paint markers, white paint and a toothpick to complete the look. The pink definitely is more prominent after removing the questionable deco. Whether or not Iโ€™m going to keep this in my collection is another debate.

For now, enjoy the pictures.

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Comments (6)

  • Woulda been better off without the panel line markers but its an improvment for sure.

      4 months ago
  • You've done a great job with that!

      4 months ago
  • Thanks, the panel lines are a preference of mine. I canโ€™t please everyone.

      4 months ago