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Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R (KPGC10) "Hakosuka"


Deadmau5
01-15-2012, 09:55 PM
Hello guys, This is my project of my favorite japanese classic car: the Nissan Skyline 2000 GTR (KPGC10) "The Hakosuka". Hako (ハコ) that means box in Japanese, and suka(スカ) is short for Skyline (スカイライン; Sukairain)




http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nCoepZs7zNk/TwiiGix44EI/AAAAAAAAAFY/VTRNHXlNMik/s640/KPGC10-144.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-nCoepZs7zNk/TwiiGix44EI/AAAAAAAAAFY/VTRNHXlNMik/s1600/KPGC10-144.jpg)



http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cpLR20I4pUQ/TwiiJMKhYlI/AAAAAAAAAFg/U2d5yMTxjog/s640/KPGC10-109.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cpLR20I4pUQ/TwiiJMKhYlI/AAAAAAAAAFg/U2d5yMTxjog/s1600/KPGC10-109.jpg)



http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mppNNO25Ytk/TwiiM0JuyWI/AAAAAAAAAFo/y4pstRdO61Q/s640/KPGC10-048.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-mppNNO25Ytk/TwiiM0JuyWI/AAAAAAAAAFo/y4pstRdO61Q/s1600/KPGC10-048.jpg)



http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-D0uqxEgzCEo/TwiiS1ctPiI/AAAAAAAAAFw/eAop15O7uow/s640/KPGC10-240.jpg (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-D0uqxEgzCEo/TwiiS1ctPiI/AAAAAAAAAFw/eAop15O7uow/s1600/KPGC10-240.jpg)



http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-m2OC9QO-504/TwiiYgXiNKI/AAAAAAAAAF4/Om93DZAtSK0/s640/KPGC10-149.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-m2OC9QO-504/TwiiYgXiNKI/AAAAAAAAAF4/Om93DZAtSK0/s1600/KPGC10-149.jpg)



http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-T4IrLw-vxv4/TwsUcBdwkMI/AAAAAAAAAHo/lFp2Thlo4ew/s320/11_ad_1209528107-51.jpg (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-T4IrLw-vxv4/TwsUcBdwkMI/AAAAAAAAAHo/lFp2Thlo4ew/s1600/11_ad_1209528107-51.jpg)

My subject of choice is this Hakosuka, modified by a japanese tuner called RS Start

One of my favorite things about this special Skyline is the use of carbon fiber in the hood. Im not a big fan of the carbon fiber hoods on cars but for some reason in this particular car it seems appropriate to me...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HADWLMzWf1E/TwsUiH1KoxI/AAAAAAAAAH4/9USTxufirH8/s640/11_ad_1215330898-51.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-HADWLMzWf1E/TwsUiH1KoxI/AAAAAAAAAH4/9USTxufirH8/s1600/11_ad_1215330898-51.jpg)




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The Kit


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0v4f51kCu_Y/TwiudmAni4I/AAAAAAAAAGA/nBnnfl7uj3g/s320/DSC_0007.JPG
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The Hakosuka is available in kit form from Tamiya and Fujimi, I preferred the Tamiya one because it depicts a full engine detail and the Fujimi is curbside

In the box It's all you need to build a classic Hakosuka but the wheels are stock, so if you want to build it with the classic Watanabe wheels, you have to get them from Fujimi


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-H6KE-lO7How/TwiuxIOnPmI/AAAAAAAAAGI/gWW_yC2Lv8E/s640/DSC_0008light.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-H6KE-lO7How/TwiuxIOnPmI/AAAAAAAAAGI/gWW_yC2Lv8E/s1600/DSC_0008light.jpg)

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-belxUjNiCMw/Twivfqs889I/AAAAAAAAAG4/WiNUPO58QnU/s640/DSC_0774+%25282%2529.jpg (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-belxUjNiCMw/Twivfqs889I/AAAAAAAAAG4/WiNUPO58QnU/s1600/DSC_0774+%25282%2529.jpg)




http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1SsVdJnGWt8/Twiu2xDc3rI/AAAAAAAAAGQ/pkZqdrfXxms/s640/DSC_0012light.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-1SsVdJnGWt8/Twiu2xDc3rI/AAAAAAAAAGQ/pkZqdrfXxms/s1600/DSC_0012light.jpg)



http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-x9GfdenHwDs/TwivAVszvKI/AAAAAAAAAGY/M4VT1zKlsU0/s640/DSC_0014light.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-x9GfdenHwDs/TwivAVszvKI/AAAAAAAAAGY/M4VT1zKlsU0/s1600/DSC_0014light.jpg)



http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vUSScml7B-c/TwivJ_piQQI/AAAAAAAAAGg/I6pPP1oJmE0/s640/DSC_0015light.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-vUSScml7B-c/TwivJ_piQQI/AAAAAAAAAGg/I6pPP1oJmE0/s1600/DSC_0015light.jpg)



http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RvQ8IdEJ6XA/TwivN476SgI/AAAAAAAAAGo/J1VWZj6prGs/s640/DSC_0016light.jpg (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-RvQ8IdEJ6XA/TwivN476SgI/AAAAAAAAAGo/J1VWZj6prGs/s1600/DSC_0016light.jpg)

The Watanabe wheels from Fujimi have a very good mold and come with propper Advan 15" tires


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3vyLptMuVAk/TwivXaQCeJI/AAAAAAAAAGw/xpzDDyjZnRo/s640/DSC_00132.jpg (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3vyLptMuVAk/TwivXaQCeJI/AAAAAAAAAGw/xpzDDyjZnRo/s1600/DSC_00132.jpg)



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http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kDCArWv25iY/TwsMk6Yia-I/AAAAAAAAAHQ/Ef96n1VMChA/s640/DSC_0005.JPG (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-kDCArWv25iY/TwsMk6Yia-I/AAAAAAAAAHQ/Ef96n1VMChA/s1600/DSC_0005.JPG)



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Some progress in the engine...


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3kw9RRKP5es/TxNKWS8NHjI/AAAAAAAAAIY/OI-l0zsCh-s/s640/DSC_0091light.jpg (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3kw9RRKP5es/TxNKWS8NHjI/AAAAAAAAAIY/OI-l0zsCh-s/s1600/DSC_0091light.jpg)


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yzSCKr1Fke4/TxNKUsHiyUI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/lcPMVhzeNxc/s640/DSC_0090light.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yzSCKr1Fke4/TxNKUsHiyUI/AAAAAAAAAIQ/lcPMVhzeNxc/s1600/DSC_0090light.jpg)

Marianitem
01-16-2012, 12:59 AM
Looking niiiice!

Im actually on 60% progress of a Fujimi Nostalgic Racer kit, and using those "speedhunters" pics as reference.
Where did you get the side fenders and front lip from? I had to make the lip myself.

Im following.

crisjr
01-16-2012, 07:01 AM
Very nice project, i also intend to build this model .. very soon btw, i would appreciate if you could post some pros, cons, issues.. and what you did to fix it :)

I'll follow this one..

CrewDawg15
01-16-2012, 08:23 AM
Nice. This kit builds really well...I built one when they first came out many, many years ago. The front spoiler and overfenders looks really good.

Jimmy

MidMazar
01-17-2012, 02:53 PM
Heat staining is top notch.

chaos
01-17-2012, 06:06 PM
Will definitely be following this one.


Where did you get the side fenders and front lip from?


I'm curious to know as well. Did you scratch build them?

Deadmau5
01-17-2012, 09:45 PM
Will definitely be following this one.



I'm curious to know as well. Did you scratch build them?

Hello, Thanks for your comments.

The front lip and front side fenders are from another kit of the Skyline 2000 GTR KPGC110 (Ken & Mary) from Fujimi, it comes with a "full works" kit of fenders, wheel arches and spoilers that Im not using to build it, so I modified them to fit the Tamiya Hakosuka in the front wheel arches, the front lip in the Fujimi kit is actually wider so I cutted in half, trimmed like 3 mm and then it fitted well.
The rear wheel arches are included in the Tamiya kit in black plastic, so only the front ones needed to be replaced.
Also Im planning to use the air funnels for the carburetors from the Fujimi kit, because the Tamiya doesnt included them in the box. I tried to make it from scratch using copper tubes widening one end of the tube, but the results where not that good :frown:, but is an option when you dont have anything else...

http://nissancars.kamikaze-drive.com/GTR035E.jpg

rollin80s
01-17-2012, 11:44 PM
sweet looking hako. keep up the great job.

Deadmau5
02-06-2012, 03:01 PM
After a quite busy week, some advances with the Hako...
I started with the Carbon fiber hood. I decided to use SS (super small) carbon decals fron Studio 27, I think that is more scale accurate than the 1/24.



http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-c7zZNvGMk7o/TzArGTxHIqI/AAAAAAAAAJo/exE6Dm_rxd4/s640/DSC_0090.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-c7zZNvGMk7o/TzArGTxHIqI/AAAAAAAAAJo/exE6Dm_rxd4/s1600/DSC_0090.jpg)
Because the front mesh was molded in plastic, I cutted away for a metallic mesh replacement



http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RuPu3P2ldzk/TzArH6fwp5I/AAAAAAAAAJw/81hP0bUKST4/s640/DSC_0094Skyline1.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-RuPu3P2ldzk/TzArH6fwp5I/AAAAAAAAAJw/81hP0bUKST4/s1600/DSC_0094Skyline1.jpg)


Here is the body with the carbon hood in place, a very good thing about this kit is that the body parts fitted very well without big modifications.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K13P4gvGNAQ/TzArJb6sjZI/AAAAAAAAAJ4/r3tSXecgj8I/s640/DSC_0098skyline3.jpg (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-K13P4gvGNAQ/TzArJb6sjZI/AAAAAAAAAJ4/r3tSXecgj8I/s1600/DSC_0098skyline3.jpg)


Engine distributor cables and some copper tubes for the throttle linkage.
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Wheels color is a combination of copper and magnesium from Alclad, using some reference photos.



http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mc9OsmpbVp0/TzArKipMwQI/AAAAAAAAAKA/LuVYGbkGsjA/s640/DSC_0164.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-mc9OsmpbVp0/TzArKipMwQI/AAAAAAAAAKA/LuVYGbkGsjA/s1600/DSC_0164.jpg)


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G2IAwsJk3P8/TzArL0GgTBI/AAAAAAAAAKI/imt8LwKsPkg/s640/DSC_0167.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-G2IAwsJk3P8/TzArL0GgTBI/AAAAAAAAAKI/imt8LwKsPkg/s1600/DSC_0167.jpg)


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F6YT3HzXcRU/TzArNZHZqII/AAAAAAAAAKQ/uMOg0anTsaw/s640/DSC_0170.jpg (http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-F6YT3HzXcRU/TzArNZHZqII/AAAAAAAAAKQ/uMOg0anTsaw/s1600/DSC_0170.jpg)


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bdtv8r8XDp0/TzArRrNTazI/AAAAAAAAAKg/sfxhhZw5MO8/s640/DSC_0172.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-bdtv8r8XDp0/TzArRrNTazI/AAAAAAAAAKg/sfxhhZw5MO8/s1600/DSC_0172.jpg)


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XLmCzhCXYUA/TzArPrrVXuI/AAAAAAAAAKY/fMvHW2s9T-E/s640/DSC_0171.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XLmCzhCXYUA/TzArPrrVXuI/AAAAAAAAAKY/fMvHW2s9T-E/s1600/DSC_0171.jpg)


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9D6MfNp2XOI/TzArV5qMWNI/AAAAAAAAAKo/3G0pBSoMu5Q/s640/DSC_0174crop.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-9D6MfNp2XOI/TzArV5qMWNI/AAAAAAAAAKo/3G0pBSoMu5Q/s1600/DSC_0174crop.jpg)

chaos
02-06-2012, 04:46 PM
Very nice progress on the engine and body! What paint have you used for the body?

Deadmau5
02-06-2012, 06:34 PM
Very nice progress on the engine and body! What paint have you used for the body?

Thanks Chaos!,
Ive used "Silbergrau" DB-180, a 1970's silver paint, From Zero paints...

corvettekid_7684
02-06-2012, 07:28 PM
Really nice work!!

crisjr
02-07-2012, 05:36 AM
sweetness !!.. love de engine, the hood, the paint job!.. this is so perfect!!

MidMazar
02-07-2012, 11:06 AM
The hood and the strip around the fenders are sweet.

nugundam93
02-07-2012, 11:42 AM
everything is just so awesome!

punk rock mike
02-07-2012, 10:52 PM
im working on the same kit right now. How did you make the header heat colored like that? also where did you get all the small parts to detail the engine and how did you paint the small letter and what not with out getting it all over the place

crisjr
02-08-2012, 10:56 AM
Let me ask you a question, what is the size os the rims? i see some 17" for sale, this one looks like 15" .. what do you recommend?

ianc911
02-08-2012, 01:57 PM
Beautiful workmanship!

ianc

ll Brandon ll
02-08-2012, 04:22 PM
Beautiful work. Makes me want the kit, tho the last one I saw was 50 bucks lol.

punk rock mike
02-08-2012, 05:04 PM
Beautiful work. Makes me want the kit, tho the last one I saw was 50 bucks lol.

I picked up this kit at a local hobby store for like 25 bucks or so and ive seen them on ebay fairly cheap too

VTEC-DA9
02-09-2012, 12:13 AM
Hi, What did you use to get the strip effect around the fenders? Thanks and great work!

Deadmau5
02-09-2012, 04:36 AM
im working on the same kit right now. How did you make the header heat colored like that? also where did you get all the small parts to detail the engine and how did you paint the small letter and what not with out getting it all over the place


Hello Mike!, I learned from tutorials of 1/12 Moto GP bikes to simulate the heat staining in the headers... first, you paint your muffler or engine headers with a chrome or aluminum paint of your choice (I always use Alclad II because it looks more close to metal to me), then you have to make some fades with the airbrush with a thin line using different paints, I use Alclad "hot metal sephia", (its very good) then Alclad "hot metal violet", and last I use clear orange from Tamiya (acrylic) but the color choices depends how deep or soft you want the heat staining of the refernce photos.

The engine cables, hoses were made with modeling wires of different sizes, the throttle linkage was made using cooper tubes.
The small Nissan and "2000" letters of the engine cover were painted by hand with a thin brush, it was very tricky as you said and I tried several times until get it acceptable (but as you can see the letters are not perfect), It would be great that Tamiya Include some decals for this part because painting is not the best way to get it

Deadmau5
02-09-2012, 04:40 AM
Hi, What did you use to get the strip effect around the fenders? Thanks and great work!

Hello,
The strip effect, is modeling wire placed around the fenders...

Thanks for your comment!

Deadmau5
02-09-2012, 04:50 AM
Let me ask you a question, what is the size os the rims? i see some 17" for sale, this one looks like 15" .. what do you recommend?

Hello Cris.

I recomend using 15" because in all the reference photos Ive seen the cars have 15" rims, I saw the 17" Watanabes too, but I think is for another type of JDM car, the other thing that you have know is that the Fujimi Watanabe rims kit has 2 shallow and 2 deep (rear) rims included in the box, but the rear are too wide for the car so you have to get 2 boxes to get only the front ones.

punk rock mike
02-09-2012, 09:16 AM
thanks for all the info man. im slowly but surely building mine and its not nearly as nice as yours man.

Deadmau5
02-13-2012, 03:29 PM
Just minor updates, the seats, seatbelts, and floor mats...


http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-srwQZGH96LM/TzlubiH-XLI/AAAAAAAAAK4/kiTU6Vc9e8c/s640/DSC_0352.jpg (http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-srwQZGH96LM/TzlubiH-XLI/AAAAAAAAAK4/kiTU6Vc9e8c/s1600/DSC_0352.jpg)


http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hNZCTKyg6FI/TzlucuOyhBI/AAAAAAAAALA/BQlRsjrFYFM/s640/DSC_0354.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hNZCTKyg6FI/TzlucuOyhBI/AAAAAAAAALA/BQlRsjrFYFM/s1600/DSC_0354.jpg)

crisjr
02-13-2012, 05:18 PM
Minor updater Major results!!! i just think that the hardware on the right seat belt is up side down :)

Deadmau5
02-13-2012, 09:41 PM
Minor updater Major results!!! i just think that the hardware on the right seat belt is up side down :)

Yes, you're right I'm going to fix it! Thanks!!:)

MidMazar
02-13-2012, 11:53 PM
I like the scratch built floor mats!!

Deadmau5
04-01-2012, 10:29 PM
Hello, after a very busy month, I finally had some time to finish the Hako

http://i352.photobucket.com/albums/r354/julnaranjo/TheFirstNissanGTR.png

http://i352.photobucket.com/albums/r354/julnaranjo/DSC_0654PEQ.jpg

http://i352.photobucket.com/albums/r354/julnaranjo/DSC_0646PEQ.jpg


Thanks for following this WIP!

More Photos of the finished model are published in the "completed projects" section...

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?p=6969830#post6969830

hirg
04-10-2012, 10:53 AM
Killer!!!

skinnywhitekid
04-10-2012, 11:19 AM
thats your car?? as in you have the title to the car??

Some_Kid
09-06-2013, 11:13 AM
That silver has got to be one of the best in scale silver's I've ever seen. Excellent work by the way. A question for you. When you ordered this paint from zero paints, do you know if they re-engineered it to be more in scale or is this how the silver actually looks on the real cars too?

I ask because I can't get zero paints shipped to my location but I can get this paint code matched and sent to me from an auto shop.

Deadmau5
09-06-2013, 06:57 PM
That silver has got to be one of the best in scale silver's I've ever seen. Excellent work by the way. A question for you. When you ordered this paint from zero paints, do you know if they re-engineered it to be more in scale or is this how the silver actually looks on the real cars too?

I ask because I can't get zero paints shipped to my location but I can get this paint code matched and sent to me from an auto shop.

Hello, I think Zero paints is a thinned auto paint for a more "Airbrush friendly" formula, So is just thinned Lechler auto paint, any Silver auto paint from Lechler, PPG, Dupont would do the work.

I can't get Zero paints shipped to my country from Hiroboy either (I live in Colombia in Southamerica), but I purchased it from a very good store in spain called Spotmodel, (www.spotmodel.com (http://www.spotmodel.com)), they carry Zero paints to all locations, give it a try.

Thanks for you comment

Some_Kid
09-06-2013, 07:16 PM
Ah yes, I've heard of Spotmodel. So you were able to order a custom mix through them as well? I thought they just sold base zero paints.

GTRfan01
09-07-2013, 05:09 AM
great work!
i have this same model to build.
did you have to modify the fujimi wheels to fit to the tamiya kit?

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