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Thread: Anime and model kits, huh?

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    Anime and model kits, huh?

    OK, I love building model cars. My dad used to build models of muscle cars and the racing cars of his childhood, I still have a model of a white Ford GT40 that he built, that was his dream car. It's a hobby that I adopted as well and I cut my teeth on classic muscle as well, but you can only build so many Mustangs and Camaros before you get bored... plus it's a lot easier to build the crappiest Fujimi model over the best MPC model..... besides I prefer the more unusual and harder to find J-Tin cars. In fact I'm debating to build or leave be an Imai Skyline 2000 GT-EX modl since the car it self is rare and I think Imai is no more..... I love the oddball cars, but these......

    I have not seen these in person, but what's the deal with these?





    What's the story with these? I get the tie in ones, such as the "You're Under Arrest!" police cars, Wangan Midnight and Initial D, but these? Odd, even for me I guess. Discuss.

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    Re: Anime and model kits, huh?

    That is Itasha, a quick image search in your favorite search engine will make your day. Careful if you are at work as some of the images on the cars may not be considered work safe. Itasha basically means painful vehicle. There was a BMW Z4 in Supre GT 300 that had an Itasha theme as well. Some of them are very nicely done, other not so.

    Wiki link if you want some more info
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itasha

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    Re: Anime and model kits, huh?

    Quote Originally Posted by OkieRA29
    That is Itasha, a quick image search in your favorite search engine will make your day.
    Oh boy.... you have no idea how right you are..... :shock: :lol:

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    Re: Anime and model kits, huh?

    That is tame... but ugly none the less! Some are so well done you have to give them some respect.

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