Monday, August 13, 2012

Featured Modeller: An Awesome red R33 GTR

another masterpiece from karl, this time a gorgeous red R33. I will admit I'm not really a fan of R33s, but hot damn, this R33 changed my mind. Awesome as always from Karl.

Kit: Tamiya
Colour: Nissan AH3 Red Pearl Metallic with 2K clear
- Hobby Design HD02-0146 photo-etched set
- Modified lower part of front bumper 
- Custom front splitter and new side-skirt lips
- Custom built rear bumper 
- Exhaust modified to a single turbo with a new stainless-steel tip
- Tamiya Nissan Skyline RB26 engine from an R32 GT-R kit 
- Scratch-built engine bay
- Scratch-built intercooler pipes, turbo, strut brace and air cleaner
- Model Scientists Bride Vorga seats and Tamiya Nismo Steering wheel
- Scratch-built harness bar behind front seats
- Aber photo-etched seat belt accessories with Tuner Model green harness
- Detailed Tamiya Nismo LMGT-4 rims with Tuner Model air valves
- Tamiya Bridgestone tires from a Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R
- Scale Motorsport carbon fibre decal applied to spoilers and window pillars
- Japanese tax disc and parking sticker from an Aoshima decal sheet

After 8 months in the making, it was about time to take it out of the garage! 

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Honda Civic EK9 track/street fighter

finally completed my first kit for 2012 (strated this in february i think)

i love the EK civic, and i love the 96 style front end. this kit came with bent pillars, had to do a lot of massagin to have them straight again. i also went for blue since i like this color even though its not available as a standard color for the EK9. i also built this as i would build my own ek, with practically coming to mind also, that is why we have functional rear seat with the half cage. :) iwant to daily my car and track it too.

its a little rough on some areas (dirt caught in the spoiler paint and some paint chip in the rims) but i like leaving them in there. 

sorry for not so good pics, since i have a faulty camera (lens sensor is not working properly) i did my best to edit and clean the pictures in photoshop. will upload more and better pics once i borrow my brother's camera.

modifications - exterior:
-17" OZ wheels with drilled centers and extended lugnuts
-Carbon Fiber hood, fenders, roof, trunk
-greddy SP style muffler in flat black
-lower tie bar
-high rise brackets for the spoiler

modifications - interior:
-bucket seat with sabelt blue harness
-black/red interior theme
-sport steering wheel
-converted the dash to a proper type R unit
-VAFC and data logger
-half cage

Monday, August 6, 2012

Feature: shakotan celica from Rollin80s / Luis Aguilar

this car just oozes awesomeness and attitude. the bulldozer air dam. the gaudy paint scheme. the wide rims on stretchwalls. the star zokusha exhaust. it screams shakotan/zokusha/kaido racer style. its a bad-ass looking car. 

another great build from luis/rollin80s. Be sure to check out his blog too for more awesomeness