What I've built so far!!

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    KarlJDM

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    What I've built so far!!

    Post  KarlJDM on Mon Jan 27, 2014 12:29 pm

    Well, the title says it all.. an introduction to the cars I've built so far Very Happy 

    The tiny Vitz. This was a present to my wife (gf at the time!) as a replica of her real car.
    It has various modifications including new wheels & tires, brakes, stance, bodykit and rear spoiler.
    It was sprayed in the original Toyota 8K8 metallic blue and 2K clear


    (mind the aerial! Smile )







    and the interior, according to the 1:1






    After that I continued my Skyline collection, first with the amazing (in real life) Tamiya R34 GT-R Z-tune!
    Sprayed in Tamiya TS-17 silver and TS-13 clear.










    Then came the beast, the Tamiya R35 GT-R!
    Sprayed in Nissan QX1 Ivory pearl and 2K clear.













    The interior






    And my latest build (in 2012), the Tamiya Skyline R33 GT-R!
    Sprayed in Nissan AH3 Red pearl metallic and 2K clear.
    This kit comes without engine and I installed an RB26 from the Tamiya R32 kit. The engine bay is scratch-built.











    The engine / engine bay



    Again, here's the interior







    This Skyline was also featured onto the 3rd edition of the Racecraft magazine, where it received a full 14-page feature which I was very happy about  Very Happy 





    Before building these, I have done other Japanese cars but they are nowhere near the finish/detail of my latest 4 cars (above).
    You can see them in the link below, where you can also see the above cars during construction, step by step.

    http://www.freewebs.com/briffak/jdmplastickits.htm

    The above pictures were taken onto a garage background diorama I made to make the cars look more realistic when pictured.

    As I've said in my introduction, I've been off the modelling table for the last 19 months but shall start building again very soon Very Happy

    Thanks for looking and see you all at the club.

    Karl  cheers

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    Re: What I've built so far!!

    Post  el manolo on Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:33 pm

    and this question comes naturally, what it is your next build?

    You are missing these in your collection:

    Subaru BRZ
    Toyota GT 86 (i did this, it is a great kit)
    Subaru Impreza
    Lexus LFA (this model is missing from our collection at the club)
    and much more Wink

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    Post  KarlJDM on Mon Jan 27, 2014 3:19 pm

    Heh, there are so many other cars that need to be added to my collection Manuel!

    The next build is going to be Fujimi's Evolution VII.. a basic kit to get me back into the game (although it needs lots of work on the suspension to get the stance correct!!)

    Yeah I do have plans to build the LFA, just finding the right time to actually purchase the kit and start on it. Actually, I wish to build 2 LFAs, the road going version and the limited Nurburgring edition!

    And finally... sorry, but all the cars on my wishlist are from the land of the Rising Sun, no Europeans yet from me  Laughing Laughing 

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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:51 pm

    Do you garage all your model cars........lol .... Very nice and neat work Karl ..welldone.... cheers 

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Jan 27, 2014 6:52 pm

    Outstanding work. All the cars are masterpieces. Great modeling and i love the setup you have for the photos. What great work all round. Prosit again. It is a joy to see these cars, terrific work!!! The realism is exceptional.

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    Post  Ray on Mon Jan 27, 2014 7:58 pm

    Very innovative work & presentation  Laughing  love the garage setup as it is so cool  I love you 

    Keep them rolling Karl  cheers 

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    Great work...

    Post  Dottore on Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:35 pm

    Consider a Honda Prelude too...I had one in my younger years Very Happy

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    Post  el manolo on Mon Jan 27, 2014 8:36 pm

    is that a classic ride, dottore?  geek 

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    Post  Tancred on Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:31 pm


    Proset Karl, lovely collection  Cool 


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    Post  Wayne on Mon Jan 27, 2014 10:56 pm

    great collection Karl.

    Welcome to the fold!


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    Post  ferraribert on Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:49 am

    proset very nice indeed. I am impressed also by the diorama, very realistic


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    Shame on you Manolo....

    Post  Dottore on Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:47 am

    Never heard of the Honda Prelude  monkey 

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    Post  el manolo on Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:04 pm

    you did not get my point i was just being sarcastic.

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    Post  Kyle Mizzi on Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:24 pm

    Woooow Karl Nice Work Smile  cheers cheers 

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    Post  ascomt on Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:24 pm

    Nice collection Karl and very neat work. Welcome to the ever growing family at SSM.

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    Re: What I've built so far!!

    Post  KarlJDM on Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:05 am

    Thanks everyone for the kind words about my work, very much appreciated.

    Dottore, the Prelude would make an interesting build since you don't see much of them being built. Tamiya made the second generation, Fujimi made the third and Aoshima, Fujimi and Revell all launched different versions of the fourth generation, so there are a bunch of kits to choose from. Will keep it in mind for a future project  Wink

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    Post  Robert on Sun Feb 09, 2014 8:37 pm

    very nice Karl ...prosit ...i like

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    Post  KarlJDM on Tue Feb 11, 2014 12:44 pm

    Thanks you Robert, very much appreciated  cheers 

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