This Crazy Modeler photo-etch parts set is compatible with the Tamiya Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R (V-Spec & V-Spec II kits) and also with the Tamiya Nismo R34 GT-R Z-tune kit.
The product code is clearly labelled on the outer packing, EP0063 for the R34
On the other side of the packing, you can see the contents: one photo-etch sheet and a leaflet
At this point I would like to apologize for having a missing set of disc
brakes on my sheet. It wasn’t delivered like that!! When I built the Fujimi Toyota Vitz I decided to use the
smaller disc brakes on it (since I’ve used Tamiya R34 brakes on it!). The
above picture shows you the missing photo-etch pieces attached to the brakes.
You can see that they are also grooved, same as the bigger ones which are still attached
These are the actual contents you get inside the EP0063, one photo-etch sheet and a very detailed instruction leaflet
Here's the photo-etch sheet. Once again, I’m sorry for
the missing brakes! They are exactly like the ones still present, just smaller!
The ones that are still attached are for the Z-tune while the smaller, missing
ones are for the V-Spec & V-Spec II
Here’s also a closer look at the many pieces you get at the top part of
the photo-etch sheet
Now here’s a look at the leaflet. As you can see, all parts are clearly labelled and marked where they need to be attached. The different parts between the Nissan & Nismo variants are also clearly referred to
This is a close-up of the top part of the leaflet showing the brakes, front bumper meshes, interior accessories and clear instructions to detail and airbrush the Nismo logo on the intercooler
The bottom part of the leaflet continues to clearly explain where the
remaining parts location exactly is. Putting the wipers together might be a bit
complicated, however you get all the steps clearly explained in case you want to try assembling them!
The brakes shown in the above review were also later used... this time on the Subaru BRZ! The Subaru received a big brake conversion using the extra Z-tune brakes you get with the Tamiya Nismo dress-up set. As you can see above, the photo-etched brake pieces were a perfect fit with the Tamiya plastic parts
Finally, you can see how great these grooved photo-etched brakes look through the Rays G25 rims fitted to the BRZ
Overall, this is a great photo-etch sheet from Crazy Modeler. I’m not sure if these are still being produced but a quick search revealed several sets still available for sale. Best of all, this set is filled with parts and still retails at better prices than most of Hobby Design’s recent photo-etch sets. The only thing I don't like are the one piece metal seat belts. Would have preferred getting resin pieces for the holders and a sheet of black cloth-like material, just like you get with most HD sets. But it's definitely recommended and if you’re planning on building an R34, get one of these while you still can!