BUILD

The 1:8 scale Nissan GT-R model by Eaglemoss Inc. can be purchased in two ways. In many countries, it is 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 just more than two years, Eaglemoss delivers 130 ‘packs’ that contain a few parts of the model along with magazine ‘issues’ explaining the build instructions, images, and information about the era. 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

    The following deliveries are expected soon…

    • Issue 22
      • Pack 83 – Body: Left Door/Handle/Hinge/Magnet
      • Pack 84 – Body: Left Wing Mirror
      • Pack 85 – Body: Left Door Panel/Outlet/Handle/Storage
      • 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
      • Pack 89 – Body: Right Door Panel/Outlet/Handle/Storage
      • Pack 90 – Body: Left Window/String/Gears, Left Door Speaker
    • Issue 24
      • Pack 91 – Body: Boot (Trunk) Lid, Rear Badge
      • Pack 92 – Body: Rear Spoiler/Brake Light
      • Pack 93 – Body: Boot (Trunk) Lid Inner Trim
      • Pack 94 – Body: Right Boot (Trunk) Hinge
    • Issue 25
      • Pack 95 – Body: Left Boot (Trunk) Hinge
      • Pack 96 – Body: Rear Bumper
      • Pack 97 – Body: Rear GT-R Badge, Registration Plate Light, Side Signals
      • Pack 98 – Body: Tail Lights
    • Issue 26
      • Pack 99 – Body: Rear Number Plate, Side Diffusers

    With that, the car itself should be complete. However, there is typically a subscription extension of 30 more issues. These are what I am waiting for and should be a big 1:5 scale cutaway replica of the GT-R’s VR38DETT V6 engine!

      • Pack 100 – Cylinder Block, Cylinder Liners, Engine Cover/Logo
      • Pack 101 – Crankshaft Bearings/Journals/Cranks
      • Pack 102 – Connecting Rods/Caps, Pistons, Wrist Pins
    • Issue 27
      • Pack 103 – Crank Girdle, Oil Distributor/Connector, Pipe Joints
      • Pack 104 – Oil Pan, Oil Pump/Pipe
      • Pack 105 – Left Cylinder Head
      • Pack 106 – Inlet/Exhaust Valves, Tappets, Valve Springs
    • Issue 28
      • Pack 107 – Right Cylinder Head
      • Pack 108 – Camshafts
      • Pack 109 – Timing Chain Case, Camshaft Covers
      • Pack 110 – Rear Camshaft Covers, Rocker Covers, Engine Details/Seal Caps
    • Issue 29
      • Pack 111 – Left Turbo Impellers/Housings
      • Pack 112 – Differential/Flanges/Seals
      • Pack 113 – Flywheel, Ring Gear, Supports, Oil Filter
      • Pack 114 – Right Turbo Impellers/Housings, Seal Caps
    • Issue 30
      • Pack 115 – Right Exhaust Manifold Cover, Inlet Pipes, Lower Oil Pipes, Seal Caps, Oil Filter Base
      • Pack 116 – Spark Plugs/Covers, Right Compressor Pipe, Oil Filling Port
      • Pack 117 – Thermostat, Hot Water Manifold/Pipe, Seal Caps
      • Pack 118 – Air Filters
    • Issue 31
      • Pack 119 – Intake Manifold, Fuel Injectors, Fuel Rails, Pressure Regulator
      • Pack 120 – Intake Manifold Collector, Closed Tube
      • Pack 121 – Crankshaft/Oil Pump/Camshaft/Jockey Sprockets
      • Pack 122 – Camshaft/Oil Pump Chains
    • Issue 32
      • Pack 123 – Primary Timing Chain
      • Pack 124 – Guide Plates, Push Rod/Seats
      • Pack 125 – Front Timing Chain Case, Crankshaft Pulley, Camshaft Sprocket Cover
      • Pack 126 – Throttle Bodies/Position Sensors
    • Issue 33
      • Pack 127 – Pedestal, Printed Circuit Board
      • Pack 128 – Speaker Switch, Battery Box
      • Pack 129 – Pedestal Cover, Speakers/Bases, GT-R Logo
      • Pack 130 – Supports/Upright