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1:5 Scale Engine

At the end of the Eaglemoss 1:8 scale NISSAN GT-R (R35) partwork model build, there is a multi-pack subscription extension that allows us to build a 1:5 scale cutaway replica of the VR38DETT V6 engine used in the R35 GT-R. These Engine packs will ship automatically after the car is finished and you will be charged unless you contact Customer Service and cancel them before they ship. As I built the GT-R car just to get this engine, I expected the packs and was ready for the additional costs.

There is something weird about the Engine packs though. About halfway through my GT-R build Eaglemoss started offering the VR38DETT engine build separately from the GT-R car subscription, and that is where things get a little screwy. The final pack of the car build (Pack 100 – Eaglemoss Part # NISUK100C) used to be a ‘transition’ pack containing both the Floor Mats for the car AND the first parts of the Engine build. I believe they included the initial Engine parts for free to entice customers to continue their subscription. However, something changed along the way…

There is a new Pack 100 that has been repackaged as Engine Pack 1 and no longer contains the Floor Mats. The molded shapes for the Floor Mats are still present in the clamshell packaging, but the mats are simply not there. I told Eaglemoss about it, sent this picture, and they just sent me another Engine Pack 1 with the mats still missing. Apparently, the old Pack 100 is no longer available, so our GT-R will never receive the Floor Mats:

Regardless, this page is all about the Engine packs and how I built them. I will include images/links to each pack page as I post them:

ENGINE PACK 1

Cylinder Block, Combustion Chambers, Engine Cover/Logo

ENGINE PACK 2

Crankshaft Bearings, Main Journals, Connecting Rods, Cranks

ENGINE PACK 3

Conrods/Caps, Domes, Compression Rings, Pistons/Pins

ENGINE PACK 4

Crank Girdle, Oil Distributor/Connector, Pipe Joints

ENGINE PACK 5

Oil Pan, Oil Pump/Pipe

ENGINE PACK 6

Left Cylinder Head

ENGINE PACK 7

Inlet/Exhaust Valves, Tappets, Valve Springs

ENGINE PACK 8

Right Cylinder Head

ENGINE PACK 9

Camshafts/Caps

ENGINE PACK 10

Timing Chain Case, Camshaft Covers

ENGINE PACK 11

Rear Camshaft Covers, Rocker Covers, Connectors, Seal Caps

ENGINE PACK 12

Left Turbo/Compressor Impeller/Housing, Left Turbine/Housing/Case

ENGINE PACK 13

Differential/Back Plate, Flanges/Seals, Shaft Sleeve

ENGINE PACK 14

Flywheel, Ring Gear/Back Plate, Right Supports, Oil Filter

ENGINE PACK 15

Right Turbo/Turbine/Housing/Compressor Case/Valve, Seal Caps

ENGINE PACK 16

Right Exhaust Manifold Cover, Inlet Pipes, Lower Oil Pipes, Oil Filter Base

ENGINE PACK 17

Spark Plugs/Covers, Right Compressor Trachea, Oil Filling Port

ENGINE PACK 18

Thermostat, Hot Water Manifold/Pipe, Seal Caps

ENGINE PACK 19

Air Filters/Hose/Hose Cap

ENGINE PACK 20

Intake Manifold A, Injectors, Fuel Rails/Connector, Pressure Regulator

ENGINE PACK 21

Intake Manifold Collectors, Closed Tube/Cap, Connections

ENGINE PACK 22

Crankshaft/Oil Pump/Camshaft/Jockey Sprockets

ENGINE PACK 23

Camshaft Chains, Oil Pump Chain

ENGINE PACK 24

Primary Timing Chain

ENGINE PACK 25

Guide Plates/Spring, Push Rod/Seats/Spring

ENGINE PACK 26

Front Timing Chain Case, Crankshaft Pulley, Camshaft Sprocket Cover

ENGINE PACK 27

Throttles, Throttle Bodies/Position Sensors, Intake Tubes

ENGINE PACK 28

Pedestal, Printed Circuit Board

ENGINE PACK 29

Speaker Switch/Base, Battery Box/Cover

ENGINE PACK 30

Pedestal Cover, Speakers/Bases, GT-R Logo

ENGINE PACK 31

Engine Supports, Upright