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Alan R

Nissan GTR Trio - Has become a quartet!

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Having finished the Lamborghini late last year, and nearly finished the Mercedes, I decided to embark on a one-man multi-build.

I have in my stash the following:

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The idea is to build them alongside each other as a one man 'group' build.

I think that the Japanese 'supercars' are pretty amazing beasts. Given that they were derived from humble origins in the case of these cars. I'm not sure about the new GTR. A powerful brute, but I think it's lost its way a bit.

These three are handsome as well as awe-inspiring.

 

The bottom one of these has already been started, and the body and floor-pan primed with Zero paints grey primer. The engine, suspension and transmission have also been completed.  

 

Hopefully I can get started very soon.

 

More pictures soon.

 

I'll get started on this project just as soon as the Merc is done...

 

Cheers, Alan.

Edited by Alan R
Finally got rid of photo-bucket images!

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OK. The obligatory sprue shots.

First, the GTR 2000:

This is the box contents. Pretty stuffed and PE as well.

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Spues still in the bags at present.

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You get a driver figure and extra plastic for the 'Street Custom' version. Different wheels etc.

I bought this on a whim after seeing a build of this here on BM. It was available from Hiroboy at a very reasonable price...

 

Now the Nismo GTR:

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Again, extra sprues for the custom bits.

This was a Christmas pressy from my wife. A very understanding human being, if somewhat bewildered by my hobby  ("But where are you going to put it when you have finished it?" and "You have loads not even started, why do you want more?").

 

Finally, the 'ordinary' GTR (for want of a better definition...):

Body and floor-pan primed:

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The sprues:

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Transmission and suspension:

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I am building this for my son, who adores all things Japanese.

It will be painted in that very bright metallic (or pearlescent) orange the Ford Focus ST (or RS, I can't remember...) comes in.

I think it's called 'Electric Orange'. Given my son's propensity for Metal music of all kinds, I thought he would want it matt black...

 

The plan is to get the first two up to about the same place as the last one, and then proceed forward with them as a group.

More to come

Edited by Alan R
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Ah lovely build subjects Alan I love all skyline gtrs old and new. For me the original beast was the r32, it just demolished everything it came up against on most continents.

 

Shaun

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Yes, I agree. In my opinion, the R32 is the best of the bunch. Beautiful lines with more than a hint of menace, and the muscle to back it up.

There's a guy at the local Volvo dealer who runs a tuned R34 model - go figure that one out... :)

 Makes a magnificent noise, but I think that the more squared off lines aren't as attractive as the R32.

 

All the best, Alan.

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Never underestimate the R34! There is no real limit when tuning these. Same goes for the R32 and R33 of course. I love the looks of the R32 and R34 equally. The R33 looks a bit odd in comparison (at least to me). Still a car I would proudly drive.

 

I will follow what you're doing here.

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35 minutes ago, Schwarz-Brot said:

Never underestimate the R34! There is no real limit when tuning these. Same goes for the R32 and R33 of course. I love the looks of the R32 and R34 equally. The R33 looks a bit odd in comparison (at least to me). Still a car I would proudly drive.

 

I will follow what you're doing here.

 

I have to agree on the r33 it looks fat and too wide and maybe a little 90s ford mustangy maybe because of 5he head lights being so big. R34 has become famous mainly due to a 5/10 bit part in 2 fast 2 furious and fast and furious(the 4th movie) it's a great car engineering wise but the standard car is a little square and boxy, don't get me wrong on it though i love the car i have even made a 2 fast 2 furious replica and have the v spec car to make soon. For me the r35 gtr is a modern day r32, it's a supercar for mid range merc money, yes maybe the looks are like marmite (love it or hate it) but it's not too dissimilar to the new BMW m4 with the angular styling.

 

Shaun

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The trio has become a quartet...

I finally decided that the R-35 is a worthy GTR after all. I'm still not sure about the looks, but it does go like a rocket! It'll look great with the other GTRs when built

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I chose this one over the Tamiya partly because it was cheaper (!), and partly because it has a bit more detail for the engine.

One review I read on the Tamiya R-35 was that the engine detail (which is really just the top end...) will be a challenge to mask and get to look good.

Since the engine is a separate item on this one, that should be a bit easier...

 

Here's hoping.

 

Alan.

Edited by Alan R
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I've built the KPGC10 kit, rfi on here somewhere. And it's a stunning kit.

I also have both those Tamiya BNR32 kits part started so will watch along.

 

Again I plan on doing what you seem to be doing and going for the hot skyline of each Gen. Or maybe you're just sticking to the GT-R's?

 

My plan is a kit of each of these:

S54B

KPGC10

KPGC110

KHGC210

KHR30 & KDR30

KHR31

BNR32

BCNR33

BNR34

DBA-R35

 

Ashley

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Hi Ashley,

 

I'd love to do that, but space is limited. I already have about 60 24th scale car kits to build other than the ones I'm already working on! (I daren't  event look in the Loft and Garage!)

I recently did a speculative summing up of models that I would love to get from Hiroboy, and the result was around 850 quid!

 

More kits are in the pipe-line, but as and when the wife agrees... (We still have two adult children at uni that need financial support... :()

Still, your list looks impressive. I look forward to seeing those builds...

 

All the best, Alan.

 

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Nice project mind if I follow along?

 

  Roger

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Hello All,

Finally an update. I started to paint the R33 GTR. It had been primed, and I had decided on the rather fetching perlescent orange of the Ford Foucus RS, or ST.

However, I had a minor disaster. I had painted the body with the base coat, and wanted to finish the undersides of the sills, so I stuck the body upside down on my standard mounting device, a water bottle with blu-tac. All seemed to go weell until I took the body off the bottle, and a largish chunk of paint stayed attached to the blu-tac! :(

Thus:

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This is after I had carefully sanded the paint pack. All I need to do now is re-prime the roof, wait 24-48 hours and re-spray with the base coat.

Anyway, the other parts didn't fare as badly:

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The floor-pan

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The bonnet.

 

Not much progress, but it's nice to be woring on my models again.

 

Thanks for looking,

All the best, Alan.

 

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Nice to see these back

Sorry to see your paint problem

 

  Roger

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Cool colour for a gtr, waiting to see how this will look soon hopefully. 

 

Shaun 

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These look very promising. Like you I bought an Aoshima GT-R 'Spec V' to accompany my 'Z-Tune', but it's quite a long way back down the list.

 

 

Ian.

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