For Love of Scaled Models #1: Mugen ITR

I’ve been doing this blog for nearly five years now, so I thought it’s about time to spice it up a bit. As most of you can tell, this blog is all about automobiles (Japanese mostly), and I thought it would be appropriate to add a new category of posts that would generate interest for all ages. I’m talkin’ scaled down, detail oriented, good old fashion, model cars. And to start things off on the right track is an immaculate Mugenized DC2R.

Photos via FLICKR



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This 1/24 Fujimi model is absolutely breathtaking and the photos really capture the details amazingly well.

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RE雨宮 GT-AD FD3S

RE Amemiya FDs are abundant these days but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a special one out there. Case in point is this GT-AD wide body RX7 from Japan, rocking the RE kit along with the C-West DRFT front bumper, which I think fits perfectly.

Photos via Yahoo Auctions



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Lovin’ the Work Emotion CR KAIs!

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Recaro RS Limited makes any interior look fucking stunning.

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Auto Produce BOSS STi Spec C

Saw this gem of a car on Yahoo Japan and I knew I gotta get a post started for this beauty. This is actually AP Boss’ demo car and is currently for sale for a ridiculous price of less than 15K U.S. I say ridiculous cause this monster’s got some tasteful (expensive) mods. Starting from the exterior, this beast is rocking a full Varis aero package, a set of prodrive GC-010G in 18×9.5 +12 sizing, and some ballin’ Ganador mirrors. Moving towards to engine bay, we’re greeted with a JUN 2.2L powered by a HKS GT3037 Pro-S turbine and a full BOSS titanium exhaust producing 450 HP. And finally, the interior; super elegant and simple with the help of Prodrive kevlar buckets and steering wheel.

Photos via Yahoo Auctions



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The Varis exterior looks absolutely amazing on this Spec C.

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Rotated HKS 3037 Pro-S and a JUN 2.2L motor makes this STi complete.

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Great builds have quality throughout.

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Built For Tough: Bulletproof R33 GTR

Although not making an insane amount of power (650HP)…..This JDM R33 GTR is literally bulletproof. And when I say bulletproof, I’m talking JUN pistons and rods and a balanced crankshaft capable of handling well over 800+HP. The rest of the car is well…..self explanatory with the help of some classic bronze TE37 linked up to Ohlins dampers to make for a simple but gorgeous exterior.

Photos via Yahoo Auctions



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Simple and stunning.

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Build RB26 powered but a gigantic Trust T88-33D turbocharger.

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Lots of Defi gauges, Personal steering wheel and Bride Brix driver side bucket round out the majority of the interior.

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Red Hot Evo

While browsing the web, I stumbled upon this gorgeous Evo 8 today. This is pretty much a Varis and HKS affair. Lot of Varis on the outside and lots of HKS on the inside…

Photos via Kurumaerabi



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Varis front bumper, canards, and side diffusers.

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Lovin’ the bronze RE30s!

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Varis rear diffuser, trunk, and Voltex combo makes for a sexy ass rear end.

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Sparco themed interior.

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Lots of HKS bits in the engine bay.

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