After years of modeling and building scale cars – sometimes even building unique replica cars for other owners, I’m finally taking the chance to do a replica of a car I actually own. It’s not JDM, and the base model isn’t even a traditional plastic model from Tamiya or Aoshima.
Fujimi Toyota MR2 [SW20] + C1 Models 2000GT Transkit
As an MR2 owner I’ve more or less felt obligated to eventually build the entire lineup (since 1/24 models do exist for all three generations), but I never had any plans in place on which car to start with. We’re only going with the worst gen now (the SW20 is the worst MR2 don’t @ me) because I’ve been in…
Fujimi Nissan Fairlady 300ZX Z32 (Young Town Series)
I’ve played with the idea of rebuilding a Z32 (again, since I’ve built the Tamiya model twice now), but didn’t expect the opportunity to suddenly come as a customer commission. I wasn’t even aware before this that Fujimi had produced a Z32 model, since I figured the Tamiya kit was the definitive version with a motor and all that.
Fujimi Mazdaspeed RX-8 A-Spec
I’ve always really liked these cars, even if the RX-8 lived most of its life being the little brother that just wasn’t good enough or as cool as its iconic predecessor, the RX-7. The factory fender bulge arches and insanely cool rear suicide doors spoke to me on a existential level. At one point I almost bought one, but…
Aoshima Nissan Leopard Ultima (Infiniti M30)
Confession: as someone who very much adores underrated cars and makes a point to own them for the sake of being different, I’ve never heard of this car before, and even after building it, it doesn’t seem like the kind of car I’d normally be interested in. Just let me drown in my mainstream hotboi GT-Rs and WRXs. So,…