• Cars

    Aoshima/Tamiya Nissan Fairlady Z 350z Nismo

      I’m kind of surprised at myself for not having built a Z33 or Z34 up until now – specifically the Z33, as it very much feels like an import poster car for the 21st century. It’s not an uncommon sight around here, and even when people not very interested in cars see them they immediately know it’s an iconic…

  • Cars,  Life

    OC Auto Show 2017

    This isn’t something I’d normally do – we’ve covered plenty of Gunpla and otaku-centric events around here, but I’ve made a point of abstaining from writing much on car meets and shows. I figured it was finally time to break that ice now though, since I build more car models nowadays than I do Gunpla. The OC Auto Show is…

  • Cars

    Tamiya Nissan Fairlady 300zx Turbo

      I was never particularly enamored with the 300zx – around here in Southern California they’re fairly rare and I know some people consider them legends on the level of the Supra and NSX. The car’s somewhat strange wedge-nosed front end never did it any favors in my eyes, but I have to concede it’s no slouch of a sports…

  • Cars

    Tamiya Nismo Skyline R34 GT-R Z-Tune

    I didn’t plan on building another GT-R so soon – I wanted to wait a while to better my skills and really see the difference between a better built GT-R and the old R32 that was my first recent dabble into car kits and just enough of a failure to be considered a learning experience. I’ve been eyeing this kit…

  • Cars

    Jada Fast and Furious 1/24 D.K.’s Nissan 350Z

    I’m not usually one to buy things I can otherwise build on my own – even if the pre-built stuff is super cheap and uses more expensive materials than the plastic models I usually fancy. There comes a time, however, when you would like to build an iconic model from cinema but the means are either simply too cost-prohibitive or…