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Tamiya Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R "Hakosuka"


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Thanks guys, I have heard that before on other forums where it seems I make each sub-assembly into its own “model” I guess its just how I got used to building. I test fit the engine a couple days ago and it crossed my mind that much of the detail will not be easily seen or at all. I did it more as a challenge to myself I suppose and so far its been an enjoyable journey. 

Erik, a while back I found and saved pics of the red one you built in my research folder. I love that model. 

Thanks for the kind words fellas. 

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Very impressive building with that engine. One of the best I've seen so far. As you make it better all the time, I give you a hint... the blades of the fan look too heavy and thick, when you compare it to the other cool parts you have made. Keep up the good work! This GT-R will look so cooooool when finished.

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So I wanted to give a quick update. Aside from some mild weathering the engine is complete. I have begun work on the engine compartment now along with trying to decide on which wheels to go with. I am scratch building a shock tower bar, heat shield for the battery, the remainder of the complex linkage system, and also a master cylinder and fluid reservoirs. Need to fab up an oil cooler also. 

Here is the engine as it sits now. 

 

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Couple more wheel choices also. One is the kit wheel reduced in diameter and cast in resin and the other is a vintage Star Shark reduced in diameter and cast in resin. Still undecided as I now have about 4 or 5 to pick from. 

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The holidays have given me some time to work on this project. Was able to mostly finish the master cylinder assembly. 100% scratch built. 

Here are some in progress pics. The clamps were among the most challenging bits but the result was worth it. 

 

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On 2/10/2018 at 7:42 PM, freddy_fo said:

Outstanding detail. I've been meaning to get one of these kits for years and I finally pulled the lever. What size bolts/nuts are you using for the master cylinder and accelerator linkage?

Hi John, I use a mix of Scale Hardware, RB Motion, and ProTech PE bolt heads. Not sure of the exact sizes, but can take a look when I get home. 

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Been sorting some details in the engine compartment before laying primer. Also, in order to get the stance I wanted with the wheel/tire combo the stock strut/shocks wouldnt fit. Decided those also need to be scratch built. Here is the beginning of those. Hopefully I can make some progress this weekend. 

 

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