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Tamiya Nissan Skyline C10 "Street Custom".

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Tamiya Nissan Skyline GT-R C10 “Street Custom” kit, bought for me by my best friend Conor.

Mods to the kit: Heat-proofing on the headers, fire extinguisher, bucket seat, lowered front suspension, exhaust tip, Decals, licence plate. Freehand drawn "Mooneyes" on the splitter.

I lost the indicators for the kit so I used decals from a Tamiya Toyota Supra.

This is the first kit I've finished in a long time, in fact I started it last christmas and am only just getting it finished now. Normally for me a kit is finished in a few days! But I'm really happy with how it turned out and I tried my best to get it finished as nicely as possible since it was a present to me and I wanted it to come out right. It's gotten me over modeller's block anyway!

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All comments are much appreciated!

Cheers

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Very nice model, Tomo. I like the engine shot. The whole model looks very cleanly built.

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Beautiful build! I'd bet this would really fly in the 1:1 world! Just curious; is the corner of the trunk lid where the gas fill is located on these cars?

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Like it a lot, really love that engine. I'm starting to pay a lot more attention to the Asian hot-rods. This would be a fine car to get stuck driving every day. :)

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Wow, thanks for the responses everyone!

@Mark - I'm not too sure, actually. There's literally nowhere else I can see on the model for filling up fuel, so that may be the case...

Thanks again!

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Went through my photo archive, managed to find some of the interior shots :) It wasn't finished at this point but it shows the things I added and gives you a rough idea. It's too delicate to take apart now for pics, wish I had've thought to take some finished ones...

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This is a such a great build all around Tomo! Color choice, engine detail, interior....all so clean and well detailed. Personally, I absolutely love it. Well done!

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Very nice! At the last Japanese Classic Car Show, someone fired up a Skyline with that twin cam and they sound super awesome!

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Thank you so much everyone!

The kit is usual tamiya, practically falls together.

Well, it WOULD, but I had some issues since I decided to modify the suspension to get it lower at the front, but that's my fault! :P

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Nice work Tomo :)!

I gather you left the rear bumper off because of the Licence plate, just looking at the exposed locating holes... ;)

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Thanks!

Oh no, the rear bumper would've been fine with the licence plate, it's supposed to go over the bumper if you were to install it.

I left it off and left the holes there to keep the 70s street racer sorta look.

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