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Tamiya Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec (R33)

Completed: 2012

Paints:

  • Kapci 2K primer

  • PPG Nissan AH3 Red Pearl Metallic
  • Kapci 2K clear

Extras:

  • Hobby Design HD02-0146 photo-etched set

  • Modified lower part of front bumper using styrene and body filler
  • Custom front splitter made from a Tamiya Nissan Skyline R34 lip and styrene
  • New side-skirt lips made from 0.3 and 0.5mm styrene
  • Custom rear bumper made from body filler, Tamiya putty and styrene
  • Exhaust modified to a single turbo and new aluminium tip
  • Tamiya Nissan Skyline RB26 complete engine from an R32 GT-R kit
  • Fully scratch-built engine bay using different thickness of styrene and putty
  • Scratch-built intercooler pipes, turbo, strut brace and air filter
  • Resin Bride Vorga seats and Tamiya Nismo steering wheel
  • Scratch-built harness bar behind front seats and charcoal grey flocking
  • Aber photo-etched seat belt accessories with Tuner Model green harness
  • Tamiya Nismo LMGT-4 rims detailed with Tuner Model air valves
  • Tamiya Bridgestone Potenza tires from a Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R kit
  • Scale Motorsport carbon fiber decal applied to spoilers and window pillars
  • Japanese tax disc and parking sticker from an Aoshima decal sheet

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Special thanks goes to 'one mean', Tareque and Luis Aguilar for helping me source the necessary parts for the Skyline!

Update

In April 2011, I entered the Nissan for a local exhibition and competition organized by the Association of Model Engineers. The R35 earned a Gold Medal in the Intermediate Class and also won the Best in Class. Here it is on the exhibition table

The Nissan Skyline R33 has been featured in the third issue of Racecraft Magazine. It can be seen on the front page and also through a full 14-page feature inside. Have a look at the magazine by clicking any of the two pictures below

The Nissan Skyline R33 was chosen by ELP Modelling to be featured on their fantastic website and YouTube channel. Every Friday a new build is featured and on the 25/09/2015, it was my GT-R's turn! Click on the below picture to see the feature

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