BUILD

This Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Nissan GT-R (R35) partwork build-up model can be purchased in two ways. In many countries, it was available for purchase directly at local newsagents. But, here in the US and a few other countries, it is only available by signing up for a monthly subscription service online at sites like Eaglemoss US. Therefore, everything here is based on the subscription version.

Over the span of about two years, Eaglemoss delivers 130 ‘packs’ that include a few parts of the model along with magazine ‘issues’ containing build instructions, images, and information about the GT-R. These are monthly deliveries, and after the introductory shipment of the first two packs, they are shipped in groups of four packs and one issue about every four weeks.

The subscription is perpetual and automatically charges your credit card every month when the issue ships.  If necessary, however, the subscription can be suspended or cancelled at any time. This subscription version includes some FREE gifts along the way, which I will include below.

I created this site to share my own build progress and hopefully offer hints and tips I discovered along the way. It is not intended to be a step-by-step replacement for the instructions, so please read the magazines carefully! Lastly, most of the parts appear to be very detailed, so I may only be painting a few things to be more accurate.

Below are links to the articles for my build:

2019


June 2019
  • Issue 01
    • Pack 01 – Body: Front Fascia, Grilles, GT-R Emblem
    • Pack 02 – Wheels: Rear Right Tire/Wheel (Single)
July 2019
  • Free Gift #1 – Toolkit
  • Issue 02
    • Pack 03 – Suspension: Rear Right Brake Disc/Caliper
    • Pack 04 – Suspension: Rear Right Knuckle/Shock/Spring/Strut Bars/Roll Bars
    • Pack 05 – Body: Front Daytime Running Lights/Turn Signals/License Plate
    • Pack 06 – Engine: Engine Room Bay, Engine Base, Engine Covers
August 2019
  • Free Gift #2 – Collector’s Binder
  • Issue 03
    • Pack 07 – Engine: Rear Gearbox, Rear Half Shafts
    • Pack 08 – Engine: Front Gearbox, Lower Half Shaft, Lower Gear Shafts
    • Pack 09 – Engine: Water Tank, Engine Hoses, Engine Front Cover, Radiator Base
    • Pack 10 – Engine: Intercooler
September 2019
  • Issue 04
    • Pack 11 – Suspension: Rear Left Knuckle/Shock/Spring/Strut Bars
    • Pack 12 – Frame: Rear Cross Member, Clamps
    • Pack 13 – Frame: Upper Mount, Clamps
    • Pack 14 – Body: Front Diffuser Panel
October 2019
  • Issue 05
    • Pack 15 – Engine: Rear Exhaust Sections/Tips
    • Pack 16 – Engine: Air Conditioning Hoses, Soft Pipes, Power Steering Pump/Cover, Intake Pipes, Dipstick
    • Pack 17 – Engine: Hoses, Tower Bar, Side Hoses, Manifold, Air Filter Boxes, Covers
    • Pack 18 – Body: Rear Diffuser Panel/Vent, Rear Fog Light, Rear Gearbox Oil Cover, Exhaust Trims

2020


January 2020
  • Issue 06
    • Pack 19 – Suspension: Rear Left Brake Disc/Caliper
    • Pack 20 – Wheels: Rear Left Tire/Wheel (Single)
    • Pack 21 – Interior: Gear Lever, Gear Shift Base, Handbrake, Rear Console Speaker
    • Pack 22 – Interior: Center Console, Arm Rest, Cup Holder
  • Issue 07
    • Pack 23 – Interior: Interior Base
    • Pack 24 – Interior: Rear Left Seat, Seat Belt/Buckle/Clip
    • Pack 25 – Interior: Rear Right Seat, Seat Belt/Buckle/Clip
    • Pack 26 – Interior: Gas Pedal Assembly, Brake Pedal, Foot Rest
February 2020
March 2020
  • Issue 09
    • Pack 31 – Frame: Rear Chassis
    • Pack 32 – Frame: Front Chassis
    • Pack 33 – Frame: Front/Rear Chassis Parts
    • Pack 34 – Frame: Fuel Tank, Suspension Boards
April 2020
  • Issue 10
    • Pack 35 – Frame: Chassis Cables/Brackets
    • Pack 36 – Frame: Oil Pan, Rear Cross Member, Lower Chassis Plate
    • Pack 37 – Frame: Exhaust Middle Section
    • Pack 38 – Frame: Exhaust Front Section, Middle Cross Member, Front Cross Member Bar
May 2020
  • Issue 11
    • Pack 39 – Frame: Battery Box/Cover, ON/OFF Switch/Holder
    • Pack 40 – Wheels: Front Left Tire/Wheel (Single)
    • Pack 41 – Suspension: Front Left Arm Join/Lower Swing Arm, Hinges
    • Pack 42 – Suspension: Front Left Coil Spring/Shock/Upper Mount/Knuckle Base
  • Issue 12
    • Pack 43 – Suspension: Front Left Upper Swing Arm/Base, Hinge
    • Pack 44 – Suspension: Front Left Brake Disc/Caliper
    • Pack 45 – Engine: Front Half Shafts
    • Pack 46 – Suspension: Front Right Arm Join/Lower Swing Arm, Hinges
July 2020
  • Issue 13
    • Pack 47 – Suspension: Front Right Coil Spring/Shock/Upper Mount/Knuckle Base
    • Pack 48 – Suspension: Front Right Upper Swing Arm/Base, Hinge
    • Pack 49 – Suspension: Front Right Brake Disc/Caliper
    • Pack 50 – Suspension: Steering Shaft/Rack/Base
  • Issue 14
    • Pack 51 – Wheels: Front Right Tire/Wheel (Single)
    • Pack 52 – Suspension: Suspension Arms/Housings
    • Pack 53 – Frame: Front Chassis Frame
    • Pack 54 – Interior: Dashboard, Instrument Panel/Cluster/Indicator/Holder
August 2020
  • Issue 15
    • Pack 55 – Interior: Multifunction Display Panel, Dashboard Controls/Buttons, Instrument Cover, Power Outlet Button
    • Pack 56 – Interior: Steering Wheel/Shaft, Paddle Shift, Steering Column Trim, Dashboard Panel
    • Pack 57 – Interior: Steering Wheel Center Cap, Steering Console, Rear Speakers
    • Pack 58 – Interior: Rear Left Side Panel, Front Seat Belt/Clip, Left Seat Belt Holder/Pins
  • Issue 16
    • Pack 59 – Interior: Rear Right Side Panel, Front Seat Belt/Clip, Right Seat Belt Holder/Pins
    • Pack 60 – Frame: Motherboard (PCB)/Gaskets/Insulating Paper, Brake Pedal Switch/Base
    • Pack 61 – Frame: Key Controller, Interior Light Switch, LEDs for Headlights/Interior Light/Brake Lights
    • Pack 62 – Body: Car Trunk/Board
September 2020
  • Issue 17
    • Pack 63 – Body: Front Body, Side Vents
    • Pack 64 – Body: Rear Body
    • Pack 65 – Body: Right Side Skirt, Interior Light Switch Clips, Wire Clip
    • Pack 66 – Body: Left Side Skirt, Wire Clips
October 2020
  • Issue 18
    • Pack 67 – Body: Engine Bay Panel, Hood Stand, Hood Opener Pin
    • Pack 68 – Body: Right Headlight Cover/Holder/Base/Lens, Sidelight Lens
    • Pack 69 – Body: Left Headlight Cover/Holder/Base/Lens, Sidelight Lens
    • Pack 70 – Body: Windshield
November 2020
  • Issue 19
    • Pack 71 – Body: Front Wipers/Base
    • Pack 72 – Body: Rear Window
    • Pack 73 – Body: Left/Right Quarter Glass
    • Pack 74 – Interior: Rear View Mirror, Roof Panel Light Cover
December 2020
  • Issue 20
    • Pack 75 – Interior: Roof Panel, Wire Clips
    • Pack 76 – Interior: Sun Visors, Sun Visor Mirrors
    • Pack 77 – Interior: Door Kick Plates, Door/Fuel Filler Flap Opening Tool
    • Pack 78 – Body: Fuel Filler Flap/Neck/Holder

2021


January 2021
  • Issue 21
    • Pack 79 – Body: Hood, Hood Vents
    • Pack 80 – Body: Hood Inner Panel, Hood Catches, Magnet
    • Pack 81 – Body: Left Hood Hinge/Base/Cover
    • Pack 82 – Body: Right Hood Hinge/Base/Cover

Here, it took almost 10 months to receive the next parts of this build. It was either an availability issue or a redesign of the doors – I heard both reasons.


The following deliveries are expected soon…

  • Issue 22
    • Pack 83 – Body: Left Door/Handle/Hinge/Magnet
    • Pack 84 – Body: Left Wing Mirror/Surface
    • Pack 85 – Body: Left Door Panel/Outlet/Electric Window Switch/Handle/Storage Panel
    • Pack 86 – Body: Left Window/String, Gears, Left Door Speaker
  • Issue 23
    • Pack 87 – Body: Right Door/Handle/Hinge/Magnet
    • Pack 88 – Body: Right Wing Mirror/Surface
    • Pack 89 – Body: Right Door Panel/Outlet/Electric Window Switch/Handle/Storage Panel
    • Pack 90 – Body: Left Window/String, Gears, Left Door Speaker
  • Issue 24
    • Pack 91 – Body: Trunk Lid, Nissan Badge
    • Pack 92 – Body: Rear Spoiler/Strut/Brake Light
    • Pack 93 – Body: Trunk Lid Inner Trim
    • Pack 94 – Body: Right Trunk Absorbers/Bases/Hinges
  • Issue 25
    • Pack 95 – Body: Left Trunk Absorbers/Bases/Hinges
    • Pack 96 – Body: Rear Bumper
    • Pack 97 – Body: Rear GT-R Badge, License Plate Light, Turn Signals
    • Pack 98 – Body: Rear Light Bases/Lenses, Front Support Blocks
  • Issue 26
    • Pack 99 – Body: Rear License Plate, Left/Right Side Diffusers
    • Pack 100 – Interior: Carpets (typically included with the first issue of the engine build extension below)

With Pack 100 finished, your GT-R car model should be complete. However, there is a subscription extension of 31 additional packs that make up a separate build of this amazing 1:5 scale cutaway replica of the Nissan GT-R (R-35) VR38DETT V6 engine!

In the Eaglemoss inventory system (and what you see on subscription shipping notifications), these packs are listed by the part numbers NISUK100C to NISUK131C. However, my actual Engine parts are labelled 1 through 31. For example, my Engine pack labelled ’18’ has a barcode on it showing part number NISUK117C (or Pack 117). Therefore, they are off by one number which confuses everyone.

This is likely because Eaglemoss began offering this engine build as a separate ‘Special Edition’ product at some point and these parts were repackaged to match. They also converted the previously printed issues for these packs into a new digital PDF format with only minor changes. To help reduce confusion between the two designations, I will list both of them here:

  • Pack 100/Engine 1 – Floor Mats (see above), Cylinder Block, Combustion Chambers, Engine Cover/Logo
  • Pack 101/Engine 2 – Crankshaft Bearings, Main Journals, Connecting Rods, Cranks
  • Pack 102/Engine 3 – Conrods/Caps, Domes, Compression Rings, Pistons/Pins
  • Pack 103/Engine 4 – Crank Girdle, Oil Distributor/Connector, Pipe Joints
  • Pack 104/Engine 5 – Oil Pan, Oil Pump/Pipe
  • Pack 105/Engine 6 – Left Cylinder Head
  • Pack 106/Engine 7 – Inlet/Exhaust Valves, Tappets, Valve Springs
  • Pack 107/Engine 8 – Right Cylinder Head
  • Pack 108/Engine 9 – Camshafts/Caps
  • Pack 109/Engine 10 – Timing Chain Case, Camshaft Covers
  • Pack 110/Engine 11 – Rear Camshaft Covers, Rocker Covers, Connectors, Seal Caps
  • Pack 111/Engine 12– Left Turbo Impeller, Left Compressor Impeller/Housing, Left Turbine/Housing/Case
  • Pack 112/Engine 13– Differential/Back Plate, Flanges/Seals, Shaft Sleeve
  • Pack 113/Engine 14 – Flywheel, Ring Gear/Back Plate, Right Supports, Oil Filter
  • Pack 114/Engine 15 – Right Turbo Wheel/Compressor Housing, Right Turbine/Compressor Case/Valve, Seal Caps
  • Pack 115/Engine 16 – Right Exhaust Manifold Cover, Inlet Pipes, Lower Oil Pipes, Seal Caps, Oil Filter Base
  • Pack 116/Engine 17 – Spark Plugs/Covers, Right Compressor Trachea, Oil Filling Port
  • Pack 117/Engine 18 – Thermostat, Hot Water Manifold/Pipe, Seal Caps
  • Pack 118/Engine 19 – Air Filters/Hose/Hose Cap
  • Pack 119/Engine 20 – Intake Manifold A, Injectors, Fuel Rails/Connector, Pressure Regulator
  • Pack 120/Engine 21 – Intake Manifold Collectors, Closed Tube/Cap, Connections
  • Pack 121/Engine 22 – Crankshaft/Oil Pump/Camshaft/Jockey Sprockets
  • Pack 122/Engine 23 – Camshaft Chains, Oil Pump Chain
  • Pack 123/Engine 24 – Primary Timing Chain
  • Pack 124/Engine 25 – Guide Plates/Spring, Push Rod/Seats/Spring
  • Pack 125/Engine 26 – Front Timing Chain Case, Crankshaft Pulley, Camshaft Sprocket Cover
  • Pack 126/Engine 27– Throttles, Throttle Bodies/Position Sensors, Intake Tubes
  • Pack 127/Engine 28 – Pedestal, Printed Circuit Board
  • Pack 128/Engine 29 – Speaker Switch/Base, Battery Box/Cover
  • Pack 129/Engine 30 – Pedestal Cover, Speakers/Bases, GT-R Logo
  • Pack 130/Engine 31 – Engine Supports, Upright

* – The contents of these stages may vary. They will be updated when I discover the exact part names.