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The GT Collection - #2. GT5 Calsonic.

27 September 2014 - 04:25 AM

#2 - Nissan Skyline GT-R (R35) Calsonic Impul - Gran Turismo 5 (PS3, 2010)


Used in the Suzuka Circuit 1000km Endurance Race, in which I won first place.

For pretty much as long as the series existed, there has been a Calsonic Skyline in it. It is, arguably, the most famous livery of the JGTC/Super GT, matched only by probably the yellow and black Pennzoil Skylines that used to race in the 90s.
The newest version, the R35 GT500, was first featured in Gran Turismo 5, and it was the 2008 version. It was this version I used in the Suzuka Circuit endurance race to great effect, and racked up more miles on this car than any other I used in the game. So, when I think of this game in the series, I normally first think of this Skyline. 


The car in question (I know, this is a shot from GT6 and not GT5, but you get the idea)






I used Tamiya's new kit, which fits amazingly, but unfortunately doesn't match this car exactly as it's a Fuji Speedway winning version.. so there's a few differences. (No canards on the front, bigger arches, different mirrors, decals that aren't in the kit for this car but are on the car in the game.. etc.) So really, it's more of a homage to this car, as it's not a perfect replica.


I decided to make it as a "post-race" version, with light weathering. Thankfully, it didn't rain during the race on the game, so I didn't have to do any hard weathering - as it's the most expensive kit I've ever bought, it would've been a shame to make it too dirty. I had to custom make some canards, they're not perfect, but I'm not really a scratch builder and they'll do the job for me.


So without further ado, and with my obligatory GT Collection licence plate.. here's the Calsonic R35.



















The GT Collection - #1. GT2 Supra.

06 September 2014 - 08:09 AM

So,  I’m starting the Gran Turismo collection of models, since I found that doing a collection inspires me to build more - like it did with the 90s Rally Cars.

They’ll be signified by the Gran Turismo licence plate on ‘em, somewhere, and I’ll mention the game(s) I had the fond memories of playing with that car in.

So, to start off on what will probably be a looooong time going.. is a Toyota Supra.




The Gran Turismo Collection.

#1 - Toyota Supra Twin Turbo - Yellow - Gran Turismo 2 (PS1, 1999)


I've never really liked the Toyota Supra.

I know that some people see the car as a God send, but to me, it's always just been.. bleh. I've never really found any of the variants to be overly attractive, and the whole Fast and Furious scene has meant that most examples out there have been ruined. Somehow, though, it wound up in my stockpile. I never really had any inspiration to build it, it was always sorta just... there. But I had the memory of having one in Gran Turismo 2 all those years ago, not very much, mind - but still. It was a spark of imagination, anyway.




So, I got ahead with building it. Colour is Ford Signal Yellow. I took some wheels from a Toyota Corolla WRC from the stockpile and painted them gun metal grey. I also opted to paint the headlight inserts gun metal, and the rear ones body colour. Box stock apart from the wheels and my Gran Turismo Collection licence plate.















(I know, I didn't paint under the bonnet or fill in the sinkholes.. Truth be told, I never do, my models are never displayed with these open, so I don't see the point. I only really open em to show you lot.)




Thanks for lookin', all comments appreciated. :)

Ford Escort Cosworth.

22 August 2014 - 09:32 AM

Again from the 90s Collection.. Box stock apart from the decals, which I took from the parts box to make a custom livery.














Thanks for lookin', all comments appreciated :)

Toyota Corolla WRC.

22 August 2014 - 09:21 AM

Since I never got around to uploading one of the last of the rally car collection..

Built box stock bar the wheels from a Tamiya Evo. Never was overly fond of the Toyota 6 spokes.












Thanks for lookin', all comments appreciated!

90s Rally Car Collection.

17 August 2014 - 03:57 AM

So, I finally finished my collection of 90s rally cars, which was one of my aims for the summer..


They are as follows:


Tommi Makinen's 1999 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI

Colin McRae's 1999 Subaru Impreza

Didier Auriol's 1998 Toyota Corolla 

My Own Nissan Micra

My Own Toyota Celica ST205

Toyota Celica ST185 Test Car

1996 Ford Escort RS Cosworth


I'll post individual threads for the Cosworth and Corolla that I haven't uploaded yet, but here's the collection for now :)
















That's it for now.. Until I buy more ;)

Thanks for lookin', all comments appreciated!