Wednesday, October 21, 2015

1/24 Matchless Crowd Racing(MCR) Nissan Skyline GTR R33 & R34

Here comes another pair of famous tuned Skyline GTR show car from Japan, and it's the Mine's arch-nemesis - the Matchless Crowd Racing (MCR) R33 and R34 Skyline GTR.  This pair of track ready GTR hones the circuit of Tsukaba and a lot of others in real life.

Staring off with the R33, the R33 does not get as much media coverage as the R34, however, it is still running around the circuit by MCR during track days.  Back in the late 90's, it was featured in one of the Best Motoring GTR battles, but unfortunately it lost to the Mine's R33.
With one of the more recent post and picture courtesy of, I used the updated MCR R33 to base on the modification for my R33 model since there was not a manufacturer kit for it.

Model specs and modification:
  • Fujimi R33 Skyline GTR base kit
  • Custom modified Nismo front bumper with Nismo front lip
  • Top secret carbon look hood
  • GT Wing and carbon trunk clips in the rear
  • 18" Enkei NT03 wheels
  • MCR decals

Comparing to the R33, the MCR R34 gets a lot more media coverage.  The car itself was featured in various Best Motoring and Hot Version battles that I'm sure many Skyline enthusiasts are familiar with it.  (Photo coutersy also from

Aoshima has it's own kit for it. so the modification on the one is minimal besides the Enkei GTC01(kit came with NT03 instead).

Together as a dual:


Thursday, October 8, 2015

Throwback Thursday - 1/24 Mine's * Nismo R33 & R34 Skyline GTR 2006 model

Time for a throwback of a project which I have finished more than two years ago back in 2013 but I never posted.

The Mine's tuned cars are always famous their stock looks, just like the base white and blue/red livery show car I posted a year ago.   I always wonder, how would one look like with the Nismo factory body kits?  In the recent years and also featured in PlayStation's Gran Turismo 5 & 6, they started to have different colors with the grey livery.  I combined the two thoughts and the pair below is the end product.

First let's start off the Super Black R33, below is the list of modifications:

  • Tamiya R33 GTR base kit
  • Fujimi Nismo R33 front lip, side skirt and rear bumper
  • Nismo GTR-LM hood
  • 18" BBS LM wheels
  • Custom carbon front canards(similar to R34 model)
  • Custom carbon rear diffuser(similar to Nismo R33 R-tune part)
  • Hobby Design Mine's GTR livery

The Bayside Blue R34 is somewhat simpler in parts:
  • Aoshima Mine's R34 GTR base kit
  • Aoshima Nismo R34 hood, front bumper, side skirt, and rear spats
  • 19" Volks Racing wheels(forgot the model)