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2000 GTR Skyline [FINISHED]

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2000 GTR Skyline [FINISHED]
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 6:03 PM
Something simpler to tinker on while I wait for stuff to dry on other projects.  I have a basic plan…
Mostly I've just been cleaning up the parts and shooting some of them when I'm painting the same colors on other parts.  But since I had the body prepped I went ahead and shot it TS-56 Cheeze Wiz.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 7:17 PM

That is pretty much Cheese Wiz.  Which kit is this?

Thanks,

John

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 7:18 PM

It's the Tamiya kit.

 

Most of the engine has been assembled.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, December 22, 2022 10:01 AM
I spent more time painting the belt and pulleys than any other part on the engine.
I had to use the factory Sky Blue for the one pulley.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    May 2004
  • From: Land of Lakes
Posted by cbaltrin on Thursday, December 22, 2022 10:25 AM

Great looking engine!

On the Bench: Too Much

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, December 24, 2022 10:13 AM

Thanks!

 

The chassis is coming along.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, December 26, 2022 1:31 PM
The bottom of the chassis is done.  At least for now…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    June 2014
Posted by BrandonK on Monday, December 26, 2022 4:05 PM

I really like those older Skylines. Interesting color, cheez whiz. Won't have any issues seeing that one coming. Looks very cool and great work as usual.

BK

On the bench:

A lot !! And I mean A LOT!!

2023 Kits on deck / in process / completed   

                         14 / 5 / 0   

                              Tongue Tied

  • Member since
    November 2003
  • From: Nashville, TN area
Posted by bobbaily on Monday, December 26, 2022 4:12 PM

Great build-coming together nicely.

Looking forward to the finished build.

Bob

 

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    May 2013
  • From: From the Mit, but live in Mason, O high ho
Posted by hogfanfs on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 1:32 PM

I agree, it's coming along really well. The details in the under carriage are fantastic.

 Bruce

 

 On the bench:  1/48 Eduard MiG-21MF

                        1/35 Takom Merkava Mk.I

 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 1:35 PM

Looks sharp Mark.  What color did you paint the rear sway bar?

Thanks,

John

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 4:28 PM

Thanks guys!

John, I used clear orange over silver for the sway bars.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 4:29 PM
I didn't like the connection of the header to the exhaust.  So I "welded" them together.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, December 29, 2022 10:44 AM
The engine bay is pretty much done.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, December 30, 2022 10:49 AM
Flocking/carpet didn't seem to fit the theme so the floor of the interior was sprayed with textured dark gray to simulate a rubberized coating. 
The rest of the parts were painted as called out in the instructions, sort of…  I swapped Medium Gray for the Black inserts.  The silver and gray are brush painted.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 10:28 AM
The dash is done too.  I used the same painting technique for the wood grain as I did on the console.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    August 2007
  • From: back country of SO-CAL, at the birth place of Naval Aviation
Posted by DUSTER on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 9:53 PM

Very nice job on the interior panels, not say there is anything wrong with the  rest,   

Steve

Building the perfect model---just not quite yet  Confused

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Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 10:55 AM

Thanks Steve.

 

The shoulder harnesses are shown in the instructions to be attached to the bottom of the front seats, but I decided to attach them more like I did on my real car and anchor them by the back seat.
Test fitting the body…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    January 2023
Posted by nr15656 on Wednesday, January 4, 2023 12:54 PM

Very nice job on the engine, looks good. Do you paint engines as you go, or when done? Or another way? I'm quite new to modeling and I'm having trouble getting my engines to look nice. Any advice would be very appreciated. 

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, January 5, 2023 9:59 AM

nr15656

Very nice job on the engine, looks good. Do you paint engines as you go, or when done? Or another way? I'm quite new to modeling and I'm having trouble getting my engines to look nice. Any advice would be very appreciated. 

 

Depends on the engine and the kit.  Generally you want to assemble the pieces that make up the subassemblies that will be the same color and paint them after addressing the seams and such.  But smaller parts that are different colors are usually better off being painted separately then attached.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, January 5, 2023 10:55 AM
Note to self.  Install the delicate tie rod after installing the body for the final time.  I drilled the ends of the part and will fix with a steel pin.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, January 6, 2023 10:35 AM
I'm good with this repair.  I had to sand just a little bit after cementing the pin in.  Then I brush repainted the center section.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Saturday, January 7, 2023 11:13 AM
So much for painting the body early and letting it dry for a while… I was happy with both the color and the finish of the Bright (Cheez Whiz) Orange, but after working on the tug I decided I liked the Camel Yellow even more for it.  It also fits the inspiration for this project better, the BRE BrockBuster 510.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    January 2022
  • From: Canada, ON
Posted by q20v on Monday, January 9, 2023 8:04 AM

Build is coming along nicely! Top notch work. 

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 9, 2023 9:58 AM

From Cheez Whiz to Frenchs Mustard Stick out tongue

Thanks,

John

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 11:39 AM

Thanks guys!

 

The grille and taillights are done…

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

  • Member since
    October 2019
  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, January 10, 2023 3:47 PM

Geez!

 A purty yaller Car. Looking good fer sure!

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Thursday, January 12, 2023 10:21 AM
I planned to use both the front spoiler and the oil cooler, but upon reading the instructions I saw they were either one or the other.  Since I'm keeping this one out-of-the-box I bent up the PE oil cooler bracket to move the cooler up and forward.  Still OOB and I get to do it the way I had envisioned.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Friday, January 13, 2023 11:58 AM
I started painting the window trim satin black, but decided a dead flat sheen better provided the high contrast look I wanted.  The panel lines were done with Tamiya Accent.

Build what you want and build it for yourself, the rest will follow... Mark D. Jones

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    April 2016
  • From: N. Burbs of ChiKawgo
Posted by GlennH on Friday, January 13, 2023 3:38 PM

hogfanfs

I agree, it's coming along really well. The details in the under carriage are fantastic.

 

I was just gonna say that looks like a well detailed kit.

A number Army Viet Nam scans from hundreds yet to be done:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/southwestdreams/albums/72157621855914355

Have had the great fortune to be on every side of the howitzers.

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