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Midnight Purple 3 Tamiya R34 Skyline Z-Tune


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I didn’t post any work in progress pics since all of it was posted on my Instagram.

This has always been one of my favorite kits to build, and I would build 2 more in a heartbeat 😂

This one was painted using Splash Paints Midnight Purple 3 and topped off with Splash Paints 2k clear coat. 

I decided to make this one a Z-Tune, with a lot of carbon pieces. 

The body has no modifications at all, it is right out of the box, minus mold line clean up and scribing of course. 

The emblems used are the metal Hobby Design decals. The front lip, hood, trunk, lower side skirts/rear bumper extensions, b-pillars, and rear spoiler upper are Scale Motorsports carbon fiber. All of the bumper mesh is photo etch from the Tamiya detail set. 

The front end needed some added detail, so I made some intercooler piping out of solder, and the couplers are heat shrink with BMF for the clamps. 

The interior was sprayed using a combo of Splash Paints and some Tamiya acrylics. I wanted to add a little more detail, so I used some Eduard photo etch Sparco harnesses and some embossing powder for carpet. 

The suspension was lowered. The wheels are 3D printed by myself, and are Volk TE37s. They are finished in the just released Splash Paints TE Bronze. They have RB Motion valve stems, and Hobby Design Volk Decals. 

The brakes are photo etched rotors from the Tamiya detail set, and the calipers were sprayed in a custom mix from Splash Paints to replicate the Orange calipers that were optional on these cars/R35s. 

The exhaust is a catback made from styrene tubing with a ZoomOn Model HKS style metal muffler. 

Thanks for checking out the build! 










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8 hours ago, michelle said:

very nice work 

Thank you!

2 hours ago, Yeah Nah said:

Whoah! That is one super build. That paint.......😮

Thank you very much. Splash killed it on the color!

1 hour ago, ncbuckeye67 said:

That paint is absolutely stunning!

Thank you Splash Paints never disappoints 

1 hour ago, ChrisR said:

Looks great!

Thank you.

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12 minutes ago, Mattilacken said:

Yes tamiya ones usaly are 😃 I have a old one started by a friend of mine that are heading to the both for som collor when the time apears.

I haven't ran into a bad Tamiya kit yet, lol.  I have heard some old old ones are not up to par, but the kits I have built all have been great.

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3 hours ago, karbuildr said:

One word: Wow. Amazing paint work and of course, your details are excellent. The carbon fiber work is very well done.

Thank you for the kind words!! The hood was the hardest to do all in one single piece. 

2 hours ago, Dragonhawk1066 said:

That looks awesome!! I love these cars, they're one of my favorites to drive in Gran Turismo!

Thanks man!! This was my favorite in Gran Turismo too 

1 hour ago, Jim B said:

Really nice! Very well done. 

Thank you! 

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On 12/7/2023 at 3:53 PM, spencer1984 said:

Very nice, love the color with the CF panels!

Thank you. I decided it was a must to throw carbon on this color. It works so well together. 

On 12/8/2023 at 10:26 PM, slusher said:


Thanks man!! 

On 12/9/2023 at 6:32 AM, PappyD340 said:

Super nice build!!

Thank you!! 

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