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Hi all,

In light of recent threads encouraging posts of Nissans, Porsches, Toyota's, Subaru's, BMW's, Macs etc, I would like to propose a thread devoted entirely to Skylines. Sure, some of them pop up from time to time in other threads - 'Nissan', 'group shots', race cars etc., but I hope to build here with everyone's co-operation), the best source of diecast Skyline pics ever assembled on the internet. Ambitious you ask? Perhaps. But with the collections of the members here at DX, and the amazing photographic skills of several members in particular, I am positive that this 'mission statement' can be achieved.

Which Skylines are eligible? All of them!

Fast and Furious, standard, Code 3's, race, road everything in all scales.

I really hope members get on board with this thread, because I believe that the car deserves the same sort of attention and praise as BMW's legendary M3. Straight-six engine, cult-status in their respective counties of origin, passionate advocates.... Hmmmm, some similarities there!

There are more and more manufacturers producing Skylines every day:

AutoArt, Ebbro, J-Collection, Motor Max, Initial D, Kyosho etc.

I want to stress that I hope Skylines of every type will find their illustrious lines here - not just GT-R's! Prince Skylines, KPGC10, R30, R31, R32, R33, R34 and beyond! It doesn't matter of the pics have been posted previously in another thread either! :giggle It also doesn;t matter if cars are doubled up, because everyone has a different way of presenting them, and interpreting them visually in a photographic format!

I will start with a couple of Skylines from my collection.

Biante's 1:18 1991 Bathurst winning R32 GT-R driven to victory by Mark Skaife and Jim Richards.



The same 1991 Bathurst winner in 1:18, with its smaller 1:43 brother.



The 1990 Bathurst GT-R in 1:43 by Biante.



The three years of Nissan's awesome GT-R from Bathurst (1990, 1991, 1992), brought together in 1:43.



Dinkum's old handmade 1:43 1992 Bathurst GT-R pace car. It is very old and rudimatray in comparison with the latest releases by AutoArt for instance, but it is a Skyline...



Continuing the race theme by presenting the 1991 and 1992 cars together in 1:18.



Kyosho's #12 Japanese Group A Calsonic car. Not the rare #1 car, but it'll do... :giggle

 

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Ebbro's 1:43 1995 JGTC 'Jomo' R33-based GT-R.



The 'Jomo' car in league with its 1995 Le Mans cousins - 'Keep the Dream Alive' and 'Clarion' cars, all made in 1:43 by Ebbro.



Ebbro's R32, R33 and R34 together on track.



A closer shot of my favourite Skyline - the R32 GT-R.



A rather 'rough' shot of all of my Ebbro R34 GT-R roadcars together.



AutoArt's Blue R34 GT-R V-spec in 1:18, together with Ebbro's blue 1:43 R34 GT-R V-spec, along with Kyosho's Bead's Collection blue 1:64 R34 GT-R V-spec. Phew!! That's a mouthful :giggle



And one more.



AutoArt's blue R34 GT-R V-spec in 1:18 on its own.



And one more.



More of the same, different angle. So that's what a 2.6 litre straight-six, mated to two turbos, a six-speed gearbox, producing a conservative 300bhp looks like...



About the closest I will get to being behind the wheel of an R34 GT-R...



Thanks everyone for letting me indulge this automotive 'fantasy'!
 

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Sorry, in my rampant stupidity, I have just gone and posted this in the 'DX Polls' section. I have absolutely no idea how to move it to themed pics.
:eek:ops :confused
 

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Wow! Already there are some amazing shots posted! I love it!

Felix, those JGTC Skylines leave me speechless. You really are a MASTER behind the lens.

Mike, those two HKS cars are superb! Fantastic stuff! I know you have the Bathurst cars too, and I'd like to see your pics because I believe they would be better than mine.

And I really like seeing pics of Skylines I don't have myself - Import 2ner, I don't have any Skylines done up from the Import scene, so thankyou!

unfortunately, I also don't have any Skylines that aren't GT-R's, so that means no Prince, R30 or R31 Skylines for me... I know Ebbro made them, but does anyone have them in their collections to share?

Everyone, if you have a Skyline to share, get them out and photograph them. I think this has the possibility of being the single most useful central resource for Skyline diecasts to be found anywhere on the web. My own meagre collection has very few race cars, so I am particularly keen to see pics of cars I don't have! Thankyou to everyone who has contributed so far.

PS. Thanks to whoever moved this thread to its rightful place on the forums. I appreciate it.
 
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Awesome thread! I resisted this one for a long time but finally relented. I'm glad I did - the brakes alone are worth the price of admission.

 

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Thanks Felix, and yes the 1:18 is Kyosho, its is from the Toyzone Limited run,
They did 3 differnt R32 JGTC skylines, This HKS, the STP Taisan "In Skyliners Post" & the Axia car, all a small run of 400 each. Im luckie enough to have all 3 of them, well I have the set of 8 Kyosho cars.
Okay who can name all 8 of the Kyosho made R32 Sklines, HINT:Biante released two of them.

:cheers
 

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Mike, they are absolutely fantastic pics. I love your photography!

And RichardM's R34 JGTC car - what a brilliant photo. I am really enjoying seeing so many Skylines together in one place. What fantastic photography too!

I have quite a few more Skylines at home, but the issue is having the time and opportunity to get them out to photograph. I promise that when I do however, I will share them with everyone here.

Does anyone have 1:43 Skylines? The majority here are all the larger scale.

Great posts everyone. Fantastic photos. Top thread!
 
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I have a 1:43 autoart on the way...i'll post some pics when it gets here...does any manufacturer make a JDM G35 coupe with skyline badges...i would want to get one of those even though it isnt a true skyline
 

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I think you'll find that both Ebbro and J-Collection produce them. That is if you mean the 350GT Skyline...

I have all of the 1:43 AutoArt's (R34) as well, and I prefer the Ebbro's personally. I haven't yet managed to get my hands on an M-Tech Skyline yet, although I do have two Rosso 1:43 Skyline GT-Rs.

Please all, keep the pics coming!
 
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