I already introduced several builds on this blog. This time, I wanted to write about my own GT-R R33 body from Pandora. The Falken-inspired livery is based on Petfred’s Porsche 991 GT3 RS livery, which was made for the goldRush Rally “9INE”. The goldRush GT3 RS is wrapped in two colors: White and a matte gunmetal. I am not too sure about the exact colors, as they weren’t shared publicly. However, I painted the R33 in white (PS-1) and gunmetal (PS-23) from Tamiya. The white was backed with gunmetal, which led to a very bright grey. You can see that by comapring the white on the rims with the white on the body. To be totally honest with you: I haven’t had enough white, so I backed it with gunmetal. I really like the outcome. Backing the white with a silver would have been the better option though.
Now, we really need to talk about the headlights. The R33 came with OEM R33 Xenon HID headlights, but it was not advertised with these headlights by Pandora. I didn’t really like the design of these headlights, so I decided to cover them by tinting them. I used a blue and yellow transparent colored window film and I think it turned out great. The window films and the headlight stickers were mounted on the inside of the body to give it a more realistic look when reflecting the light.
The spoiler flap sitting on the rear wing is made of the leftover lexan from the body. It is mainly covered with black customzd stickers. It’s the usual branding – You get it! I need to reapply those stickers, however, as they have already start coming off. I should have gone with a higher adhesive strength for these stickers.
I also installed a double rear muffler on the GTR.
The R33 is not sitting very low to the ground, because it is not sitting on a display chassis. The Godzilla is running at ride height. I am running MST LM rims with +4mm offset on the front and on the rear. The front wheel arches do not allow a higher offset than +4mm, because otherwise the wheels would scrape at full steering lock. This is however not too bad, as it allows me to reduce the ride height by a few mm, as the wheels are sitting inside the wheel arches.
The window frames were painted from the ouside.
I also applied thin body lines to give the R33 a more realistic look.
The rear lights were mounted on the inside.
The GTR also received a drifted.nl license plate I had lying around.
The sponsor decals were provided by a friend from Germany. They turned out awesome in my opinion.
It is worth mentioning that the gunmetal is not matte on this build. I am very aware of this fact, but I think the body is still worth sharing on this blog, even when it is not perfect.