Tamiya Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (R33)
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A rare kit in the UK, this was purchased after the
release of Gran Turismo as I wanted to build a car typical of that game.
It coincided with a week off work, and was completed very quickly, within a
The paint is BMW Athemist Purple basecoat, applied through the airbrush.
Hycote supplied the primer and lacquer, and are superb choices for plastic
modelling, though hard to find here.
Tamiya captured the Skyline superbly, and it was great fun to build. Only
after building the kit did I find the rear indicators are clear, not orange
according to the instructions! Tamiya often state the turn signal lenses are
colours they are not, so research them well!
A good friend bought a Skyline exactly the same as this one, and I have had
the pleasure of driving it! This has long been one of the favourite kits in
It was the first of what hopefully will be a full
collection of Nissan's Skyline history!
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