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Skyline GT-R (R34)

I blame SONY’s Gran Turismo video game series for fostering my early love for the Skyline GT-R (R34). It always ended being my favorite car to drive in the each new release of the game. This was long before a real R34 was modded to the moon and featured in the Fast & Furious movies. While I would prefer to just build a stock version of the car as a partwork, it is going to be interesting to cover all of the fantastic custom mods that were added to the car for the film.

The Fanhome 1:8 scale Nissan Skyline GT-R has the following features:

  • Almost 23″ (58cm) long, 9″ wide, and 7″ tall
  • Faithful replica of the film vehicle
  • Licensed product
  • High-quality materials: parts made in die-cast metal and ABS injection molding
  • Parts delivered painted and ready to assemble
  • Interior ambient light
  • The model’s interior reproduces the original car down to the finest details
  • Doors open and close
  • Car features working lights
  • Rubber tires that rotate and turn by moving the steering wheel

Nissan GT-R (R35)

The Nissan GT-R (R35) is a very interesting automobile. I had the chance to drive a real one years ago and realized it is unlike any other car. It was a very ‘surgical’ machine and just did what I told it to do with no fuss at all. It handled almost like a video game where you can just get in and make it do things you didn’t think you could do. This was both a strength and a weakness. While it can easily make any driver feel more comfortable to do more advanced skills, it also makes the whole experience feel numb. I like a car to have a ‘soul’ and the GT-R felt like a robot.

Because of this, I did not plan on building this Eaglemoss/IXO 1:8 scale Nissan GT-R (R35) partwork model. And, they should have offered the NISMO version that can be found in Japan. Still, I heard that when you finish the car, you are automatically subscribed to ‘extension’ issues that allow you to separately build the GT-R’s engine in a 1:5 scale cutaway. THIS I wanted, so here we are. This is my fourth partworks and I hope you enjoy the process as much as I will.

The Eaglemoss/IXO 1:8 scale Nissan GT-R (R35) has the following features:

  • Almost 23″ (58cm) long
  • The engine is modeled in detail
  • The suspension works
  • The hood, doors, and trunk open
  • The windows roll up/down
  • The steering works the front wheels
  • The headlights/taillights/interior lights work
  • The brake pedal activates the brake lights