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Amalgam 1/8th Scale Nissan GT-R Model Released

November 22, 2009 Comments off


UK fine model car maker Amalgam has finally released the photos of their completed 1/8th scale Nissan GT-R model. Amalgam are recognized as the premiere model maker and supplier of models to high end luxury car manufacturers and racing teams globally.

At 1/8th scale this model is around 22 inches or 58 cm in length and weighs 5kg. It’s huge by any standard and is the most phenomenally well detailed model you’ll ever see.

Take a look at these photos (and the others at the link below). You can see everything has been recreated from the texture of the brake rotors, the reflections in the tail lamps, the stitching on the seats and accurate labels on the dashboard buttons.

These models are now available via Zele International in Japan for 398,000 yen a piece. For those wanting a model of their own GT-R, a custom version of the Amalgam GT-R model is available and starts at a price of 498,000 yen.

Link: Amalgam 1/8th Scale Nissan GT-R Photo Gallery

SuperGT 2009 Edition Models from Ebbro Available Now

August 10, 2009 Comments off


Well in case you didn’t know, the 2009 model SuperGT GT500 specification car differs quite a bit from the 2008 model car from the same series. Rule changes made for this season had the effect of limiting rear downforce by shortening the rear overhang maximum. Nismo completely redid the rear end aero, rear wing and front aero to compensate and to make the most of the new regulations. They then went and added improved cooling to the car which is critical in the sweltering summer races like Sepang Circuit in Malaysia.


Ebbro have produced two new models to kickoff the 2009 SuperGT GT-R range – a 2009 #1 MOTUL Autech Nismo GT-R and a 2009 Okayama Test car used during aero prototyping at Okayama circuit. Cars representing each team are also planned so also look out for a IMPUL Calsonic #12, Hasemi TOMICA Ebbro #3 and a WOODONE ADVAN Clarion #24 model to follow.

Ebrro models are superb in quality but limited in production, especially the test car versions. Pick them up while you can!

Photos: 14Moon Blog
Link: Buy Ebbro GT-R Models Online @

Ebbro Nissan GT-R SpecV 1/43rd Scale Model Photos

June 29, 2009 Comments off


A couple of photos that landed in my news feed of the Ebbro 1/43rd scale Nissan GT-R SpecV model that should now be on sale. As usual the Ebbro models are of excellent quality with high amount of attention to the details. This one is in Ultimate Opal Black but you can also find them in Brilliant White Pearl.

These should sell around the $30 – $40 mark if you can find them at your local Ebbro stockist.

Nissan GT-R SpecV Models by HPI Coming Soon

April 4, 2009 Comments off


Following up their past special edition models, sources have leaked news that HPI will be producing a limited edition Nissan GT-R SpecV diecast 1/43rd scale in Ultimate Opal Black and Brilliant White colours in the coming months.

This compliments their existing plans to produce a Nismo Clubsport Package special edition GT-R model in the same 1/43rd scale die cast format.


If you’ve been holding out on getting a GT-R model car at all, this might be one to jump on. If history shows us anything it’s that this will sell out in a matter of days and they will not produce a second run. The Nismo Clubsport Package model is already pretty much sold out in pre-sales and will go up on auction sites for more than RRP soon after release. SuperGT GT-R Memorial Model Set – Pre-Orders Available

September 2, 2008 Comments off

In spring 2008, five years after the last of the R34s raced in Japan, the GT-R once again returned to Japanese touring car racing. At the innagural race of the season, the Suzuka 300km, the Nissan R35 GT-Rs demonstrated overwhelming speed to secure pole position and then go on to win in first and second place.

In commemoration of the debut 1-2 win of the Nissan GT-R in the 2008 SuperGT series, have put together this memorial model set. Featuring the GT500 Nissan GT-Rs of teams XANAVI NISMO and MOTUL AUTECH, modelled by Ebbro in 1/43rd scale and mounted in a clear display case. The display also features the autographed plates of the drivers Satoshi Motoyama, Benoit Treluyer, Michael Krumm and Masataka Yanagida.

Due out at the end of September the model set is limited to 2000 units and is likely to retail around the 15,500 yen mark plus shipping.

Link: Pre-Order online at Zele Online Store

Up Close With the Ebbro 1/43rd Scale SuperGT Model

August 25, 2008 Comments off

Ebbro have a history of producing great, detailed models of the Japanese GTC SuperGT cars and this GT500 Nissan GT-R is no exception. Something about this level of detail just makes me want to buy them all. Sold complete with base it’d look great on your desk.

This particular one is available now through Hobby Link Japan for 4,500 yen plus shipping to your country. They have stock right now so it’s only a few day wait for EMS shipping.

Link: Buy this now at Hobby Link Japan
Link: R35 GT-R Models @ Hobby Link Japan

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Ebbro 1/43rd Scale GT-R Model Available Now

June 19, 2008 Comments off

When we first broke the story of Ebbro’s upcoming 1/43rd scale Nissan GT-R back in early May we were bitter at the month long wait to get our hands on them but with no choice we tested our patience. It’s paid off because I forgot about them and now they’re here. Available initially in Dark Metal Gray, Pearl White and Ultimate Metal Silver these models are now available at all the regular stockists of Japanese models and toys. Price is around the 3,900 yen mark.

Hobby Link Japan is who I normally use and they’re showing stock available now but you better hurry, Ebbro are saying they’ve already sold out! More pics after the jump.

Photos: Zele International Online Store
Link: Hobby Link Japan

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Ebbro Die Cast 1:43rd Scale Nissan GT-R

May 12, 2008 Comments off

Following on from the imminent 1:24th scale plastic model launches from Tamiya, Aoshima and Fujimi. Die cast model maker Ebbro has it’s die cast versions on the way next month.

The die cast model will be priced at around the $40 USD (3,990 yen RRP) mark and will be available in three colours initially:

  • Ultimate Silver
  • White Pearl
  • Dark Metal Gray

Link: Ebbro Japan Home Page