Tamiya Nissan Skyline GTR Plastic Model Car Kit
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Tamiya Calsonic Nissan Skyline GTR Model Kit

 

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This is a Tamiya Calsonic Nissan Skyline GTR.

It's a curbside kit - meaning no full engine and the hood does not open. The lower parts of the engine (oil pan, etc) is molded into the chassis.

As with any Tamiya kit there is great fitment of the parts, and patience is required to make sure all the parts are perfectly aligned. There are tight tolerences and none of the sloppiness you get with an average car model kit.

With all that said the model assembled well. The front wheels can be positioned (though I accidently broke one of the tire rod ends).

Strangely the kit did not include window masks for the windows like many Tamiya kits so I had to mask off and paint those myself. (a black Sharpie comes in handy too).

The wheel rims have the standard matte silver finish. The tires are soft - probably synthetic rubber.

I had trouble with the odd reversed tire decals. They didn't seem to want to adhere well and came apart, so I did not use them. The rest of the decals I had no problems with at all - and there are plenty of those!

Obviously the car cannot be built stock and the interior is a full on race cockpit complete with a full roll cage.

The suspensions are highly detailed and one of the highlights of the kit.

There are some parts left over. I suspect for another version of the Skyline. Two wings are in the kit so you will have a full wing to use on another project one day if you need one.

Overall this was a fun build. You just have to take your time because if you don't get parts just the way they need to be, it will effect other parts down the line in the build.

Study the instructions well.

 

 

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