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2000 GTR Skyline [FINISHED]

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  • Member since
    January 2022
  • From: Canada, ON
Posted by q20v on Thursday, January 19, 2023 8:23 AM

Thanks for the info! I'll give that a try.

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 7:46 PM

Glad to help.  Part of getting the Tamiya Accent Panel Line to work properly is allowing it to flow on its own into the lines.  Typically I only feed it into a couple spots.  So there are only a few places to clean up on the whole car.  

(I've seen others do tutorials and treat it like a wash, but then there's a lot to clean up.)

This car was not clear coated, it is just TS-34 lacquer. 

Using lacquer thinner to clean up will ruin the paint if it is lacquer, enamel, acrylic, or urethane.  

I prefer to use a wooden toothpick dipped into mineral spirits to lightly rub off any errant panel line color.  But that is after I've tried lightly polishing it off with a clean cloth and a tiny dab of mild polish.  Usually the latter does the trick on 90% of the spots.

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

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    January 2022
  • From: Canada, ON
Posted by q20v on Wednesday, January 18, 2023 5:34 PM

Hey quick question if you don't mind? After you applied the Tamiya Accent Panel Line, what did you use to clean up the excess? I've seen you can use a Q-Tip lightly soaked in turpentine or lacquer thinner, but on some test pieces of mine it stripped the clear coat right off as well. Thanks!

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Tuesday, January 17, 2023 4:30 PM

Thanks guys!  It is a nice kit, very recommendable if you like the subject.

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 Tuesday, January 17, 2023 10:55 AM

Awesome! Very detailed and I like the color.  Thanks for sharing Yes

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    April 2003
  • From: USA
Posted by keavdog on Monday, January 16, 2023 5:33 PM

Turned out great Mark.  

Thanks,

John

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    October 2020
Posted by Scale-Master on Monday, January 16, 2023 1:57 PM

Finished:

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 Sunday, January 15, 2023 4:16 PM
Ready to mount the body to the chassis.  I had to tape the hood closed to keep it from getting damaged from flopping around.
The glass fits very well in this kit, especially the windshield and back light.

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 14, 2023 1:20 PM

Thanks guys!  Yes, it is a nice kit.  The machined parts and PE really add to the detail level.

 

I printed some plates to work with the PE parts that come in the kit.

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

  • Member since
    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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    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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    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

  • 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 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
    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

  • 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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    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

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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 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 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

  • Member since
    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. 

  • Member since
    October 2020
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

  • Member since
    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

  • Member since
    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

  • Member since
    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 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 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

  • Member since
    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

  • Member since
    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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