Two weeks since I put up a work in progress notice, and the GT-R is done. I have had less time due to preparations for my upcoming exams next week. I have been customizing as a method of destressing. :-)
Anyway, as I mentioned this was a co-custom build with danielh. My plan was to build a street version of the GT-R, whilst he builds the track version. In this version, I used putty heavily to mould a wide body kit.
I started off by paint stripping the GT-R, then proceeded with cutting off the rear wing.
The next step was moulding the putty to get the shape that I wanted for the body kit. Basically, it was:
3. Let it sit.
Then repeat until you get the desired shape. I used a dremel and the sanding stone attachment to get shape the putty into a smooth and flat surface. Then I use sandpaper to further refine the surface.
Then next step was to fit the replacement wheels I got from Maisto for it. Since the rear wheels are larger, I had to make a larger wheel well.
The following steps should be elementary if you have followed my customs so far. Primer -> Paint -> Decal + Detail -> Gloss. If you need more info, click on the Kustom Methods tab located on the right sidebar.
I detailed the interior, painted the rims, painted the chassis fabricated parts and painted them.
And then, voila! The end result!
This is not the last of the GT-R customs, danielh and I will be rolling out another one each after this! Stay tuned!