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Best looking Nissan ever :)

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A cheap parts work Honda NSX but for the money i am really happy with this and think the yellow body and black roof look great.

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I have it too and I agree.

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I've always liked the mk2 MR2 (a friend had T-Bar one which i'd love to have a model of but they are silly money), and I always liked the idea of the jap import Turbo charged version - this is a Hi-Story model.

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A very nice looking Toyota. I always liked these.
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That looks really nice. I don't think I'd say no if I came across one for a decent price...

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I've always had a soft spot for scooby's having owned a number of turbo/twin turbo impreza's and legacy's over the years. I've also liked realtively low powered but light rear wheel drive cars having owned mk1/2 escorts. So a rear wheel drive basic scooby ticks a lot of boxes for me. A triple 9 Subaru BRZ

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Mister 2 looks great, always been one of my favorite Toyota products (a "poor man's F355" if you will). Hi-Story's done a nice job with this, and I agree - the Tosa GT-S model is great but doesn't look like it's worth nearly twice the price of these.
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Why does a pick up make the Banzai page?
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Because those crazy kids at Subaru decided the best place to put 2 extra seats was here...... makes me smile.
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Cool, I never knew someone made a model of the Brat! Looks great!

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Looksmart Huracan Spider Liberty Walk
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Most people reckon this is the best handling front wheel drive car ever - the Honda Integra Type R by Autoart
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Pretty nice model too.

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Not heard of this brand before but have wanted to add a Supra to the collection for some time. This is from the firm "Kato" and they have done a very nice job of it. Considering the bonnet opens, the panel fit is very good indeed!

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Wow, no kidding! Great model!

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Kato are usually found in N gauge railways and are noted for quality.
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Thanks Tom and that’s interesting information David - thanks

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That Supra is indeed awesome model. It demonstrates that panel gaps CAN be done well in 1/43 scale for opening parts :)
Is that a new release or older one?

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I think its pretty old - i got it 2nd hand for £35 including postage from Japan and managed to avoid the dreaded import duties. Based on the price on these websites, i should be very happy!

http://www.modelltoys-austria.at/produc ... s_id=16325

https://page.auctions.yahoo.co.jp/jp/auction/r232358685

https://www.ebay.com/itm/KATO-1-43-JZA8 ... 3379878587

There are a few for sale on ebay if i search under worldwide, kato 1/43 supra - a cream one is quite cheap, the rest are about £90+

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I didn’t know this existed and I like it a lot (my favorite gen). Cream one has a broken rear wing and looks discolored so buyer beware.

You stole it for £35! :D

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AFAIK Kato plastic 1/43 date back to the era of the same type of all open models from Revell and Herpa, mid/late 90ies perhaps? They also had Nissan 300ZX, and probably that's it.

BTW the doors open, too!
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Would love that ZX as an upgrade over my ancient DetailCars.

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I like that ZX a lot. Just gone on my wish list. There is one on Ebay at present for eur99.90 - pictures of opened and closed doors and bonnet - take a look and see how impressive the panel lines are! (Although roof panels look off)

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Whilst i would have loved to add the Kato, it was too rich for my blood. So i added this 300ZX Twin Turbo from Howsakt (by Kyosho) from a very helpful seller in Japan.
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