Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Custom HW Nissan GTR WIP Part 3

Sorry for the late update on my WIP as i was busy in my office work and often came back home late.
Here's my progress, the rear side centre logo was to small to print out and can't be seen and read clearly. So i decided to work the other way.

I used masking tape to seal around the embossed logo. (all the four sides)

After that, i used a medium range grit sandpaper to sand of the exposed logo. This has to be done slowly and gentle. As the more i sanded it, the embossed metal logo are now can be seen clearly after i removed the masking area. This method will result the standard nissan logo in full metal finished. It makes my work easy since it's embossed logo on the casting surface.

Next, for the front headlight, i decided to apply chrome finish effect by using a piece of chrome finish paper.
I've marked the area according to the shape that i wanted to cut it out.

The chrome paper are now cut accordingly to the shape as shown below.

And the chrome finished are now placed under side of the plastic headlight cover using double sided tape.
Now we can see the actual chrome finished front headlight.

Now, time to concentrate on the interior side. The seat bucket are now painted with red colour as standard racing seat colour. Thare are still some touch up work need to be done on the seat.

While waiting for the bucket seat to dry up, i proceed to the underside of the base. Some metal finish paint applies on the underside muffler and exhaust system. As for the tyres, i decided to retain the originals wheels as the rims was in dark chrome finished that suited the custom GTR.

lastly, the GTR body casting are now sprayed with clear coat finish.

As all the above section are almost complete, just awaiting for final assembly,
i will upload the full complete pictures soon.
Thanks for viewing.


  1. Hope to see soon the completed GTR soon.

  2. Hey, I hope see soon the final of this Proyect, greetings.

  3. looking forward to the final GTR

  4. That was a very detailed process, can't wait for the final outcome.

  5. what paint did you use for the seats? looking forward for the coutcome. thanks.

  6. thanks mervin!
    yup, the full complete pictures will upload soon!

  7. hi there again pablo, thanks for keeping tab on my WIP. Will post the final pictures soon!

  8. thanks komenda!!! you're always drop by my WIP and i'm really appreciate it. The full pictures are coming soon.

  9. thanks jovet!! really appeciate it, full pictures coming soon, haha!!

  10. thanks CJ for viewiing my blog. I'm using tamiya white colour as the base because the original seat was on black colour. Then, another coat of tamiya red colour on the white base as this will brings out the red colour.

  11. Hi Daniel. What type of paint is tamiya is it an acrlic paint? Nice GT-R btw. Thanks.