Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars
Illustration for article titled Long time, no post. A CUSTOM Skyline 2000 GT-R!!!

This particular custom Skyline took me about 2 years to actually finish and I am glad I did. This was the car I used to demonstrate some basic custom techniques on a few How-To custom articles I put together. Once it was stripped it just sat...and sat.....and sat tucked away in my “to-custom” pile until last week when I said “NO MORE” and decided to finish it.

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Illustration for article titled Long time, no post. A CUSTOM Skyline 2000 GT-R!!!

With this casting being so phenomenal from the start I wanted to highlight all the details that I could while keeping with the cars theme which is a racecar. My idea was to make it look like it could have been a 60s car that was daily driven by the owner and tracked on the weekends! I wanted it to look racecar...but not TOO racecar. Anyway, here are the highlights of what I did:

Light blue metallic paint

Red painted headlight covers because racecar

Semi-gloss black fender flares

Flat aluminum painted window trim

Black interior

Matchbox wheels for MOAR VINTAGE!!

Black painted hood because that’s kinda my thing!

Black spoiler and lip

Details throughout

Here are the pics, ENJOY!

Illustration for article titled Long time, no post. A CUSTOM Skyline 2000 GT-R!!!
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Illustration for article titled Long time, no post. A CUSTOM Skyline 2000 GT-R!!!
Illustration for article titled Long time, no post. A CUSTOM Skyline 2000 GT-R!!!
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Illustration for article titled Long time, no post. A CUSTOM Skyline 2000 GT-R!!!
Illustration for article titled Long time, no post. A CUSTOM Skyline 2000 GT-R!!!
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Illustration for article titled Long time, no post. A CUSTOM Skyline 2000 GT-R!!!
Illustration for article titled Long time, no post. A CUSTOM Skyline 2000 GT-R!!!
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Illustration for article titled Long time, no post. A CUSTOM Skyline 2000 GT-R!!!
Illustration for article titled Long time, no post. A CUSTOM Skyline 2000 GT-R!!!
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I also decided to DLM my Japan Historics Skyline to show off the differences. I think I may do some custom details such as the black accents on it!

Illustration for article titled Long time, no post. A CUSTOM Skyline 2000 GT-R!!!
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Illustration for article titled Long time, no post. A CUSTOM Skyline 2000 GT-R!!!
Illustration for article titled Long time, no post. A CUSTOM Skyline 2000 GT-R!!!
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Illustration for article titled Long time, no post. A CUSTOM Skyline 2000 GT-R!!!
Illustration for article titled Long time, no post. A CUSTOM Skyline 2000 GT-R!!!
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I’m very pleased with how this car turned out and hope to get back on a customs kick as I have plenty of projects that need to be finished.

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