Free Gift #4

If you signed up for the subscription-based version of the Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Nissan GT-R model build, you will receive four FREE gifts along the way. The first was a Toolkit, the second was a Collector’s Binder, and the third was the Specification Stand. Our final gift is this large Display Base.

The Display Base is a generic black-painted wooden platform. There is a small block at the front that can hold a plaque. A small ‘GT-R’ self-adhesive plague was included separately that needed to be installed. I tacked it on for the picture below. Note that I did not remove the plastic protective film over the plague to keep it protected, but I am pretty sure it is glossy under there.

There is nothing too special about this base. It appears Eaglemoss designed it so they could ship the same base with many of their other part work model builds (and just send out different plaques). I received the same base with my DB5 build. I won’t be using any of the display bases for any of my builds as I have a nice display cabinet for these models. So, I will likely sell my bases to others.

If you are interested in the dimensions, they are as follows:

  • External Edges: 27″ x 14 3/16″ x 1 7/16″ (68.5 x 36 x 4 cm)
  • Internal Surface: 25.25″ x 12.25″ with a 7/16″ lip (63.8 x 31 cm with a 1 cm lip)
  • Badge Size: 3 1/8″ x 2″ (8 x 5 cm)
  • Badge Holder: Adds (13/16″ or 2 cm) to the depth, and 3/8″ (0.9 cm) to the height

One last thing. It is not the same display base advertised on the Eaglemoss GT-R website, which looks to have an embossed GT-R logo on it. That is really too bad, it looks really nice and unique:

Free Gift #3

If you signed up for the subscription-based version of the Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Nissan GT-R model build, you will receive four FREE gifts along the way. The first gift was a Toolkit and the second was the first Collector’s Binder. This time around, we receive the Specification Stand.

This should have come with our fourth shipment (Issue 04 containing packs 11-14), but was on a lengthy back order. Still, it finally arrived with Issue 08, so we can take a look at it now…

The Specification Stand is composed of a few parts and does not include any assembly instructions. The specs are printed on a sticker that is applied to a opaque piece of plastic. A duplicate piece of the same plastic is included, but without a sticker. It also contains four decorative screws and two (2) pairs of standoffs, each pair being different lengths:

I am going to guess on the assembly here, but I started by stacking the two plastic plates and putting two of the screws through the top holes:

Next, I took the two shorter standoffs and screwed them onto the back:

Then, I repeated this process with the longer standoffs across the bottom:

That seems to be all there is to it. The stand is nice and the graphics on the sticker are decent:

All in all, it is a nice free gift. I am not sure I will use it, but I am glad Eaglemoss includes it nonetheless.