Make Up Co., Ltd. has now announced the next 1/18 scale EIDOLON model to be released – Liberty Walk LB WORKS R35 GT-R. The base car is a Nissan GT-R R35 and is heavily modified by the renowned tuning company Liberty Walk in Japan. Sharp colours, large wings & bumpers and large wheels turn the Godzilla into an even sexier beast. With the official 3D vehicle data provided by Nissan, coupled with detailed photographing and measurements of the actual car at Liberty Walk’s Japan HQ, and with the meticulous and highly skilled modellers at Make Up, this is surely an exciting project as a result of the close collaboration between the 3 Japanese companies.
Liberty Walk LB WORKS GT-R will be available in 6 different versions as listed below, with each version limited to 50 units worldwide! It is highly likely this will be sold out before release, so please pre-order soon to avoid disappointments!
EML002A: Titanium Silver / Forgiato 20in. Wheel
EML002B: Pearl White / Forgiato 20in. Wheel
EML002C: Pearl Green / LB PERFORMANCE 20in. Wheel
EML002D: Candy Red / LB PERFORMANCE 20in. Wheel
EML002E: Matt Pearl Orange / LB PERFORMANCE 20in. Wheel
EML002F: Matt Grey Metallic / SKY FORGED 20in. Wheel
New in the EIDOLON FORMULA series from Make Up Japan, here is the 1:43 scale McLaren MP4/6 as raced in the 1991 Formula 1 Japanese GP. After 53 laps in the Suzuka circuit, Marlboro McLaren Honda claimed their one-two finish with Gerhard Berger finishing 1st and closely followed by Ayrton Senna. Berger had his first win of the season while Senna was eventually crowned F1 Champion of the 1991 season.
As is expected from Make Up Japan, a lot of effort is spent on ensuring this 1:43 scale model is as close to the real car as possible. In the first step, 3D modelling is used to digitalise the shape of the model in order to reproduce the resin body. Apart from the resin main body, other parts of the model are also made with a mix of white metal and brass which you can see in the below images.
On the other hand, the front and rear suspension arms are another area that is faithfully reproduced by what is called a “lost-wax brass casting”method. The result is amazing and I will let the images speak for themselves.
Last but not least, the two-tone fluorescence red and white livery on the car is represented in the high quality paint job. The paint job on Make Up models are always thin and crisp, so you can see the beautiful body shape and all details on the car body are not lost.
In year 2013, Lamborghini celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the company since 1963. The Aventador LP 720-4 50º Anniversario is a limited edition super car released to commemorate this special milestone and is limited to 100 coupe and 100 roadster worldwide. The coupe was formally unveiled at the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show, featuring the Giallo Maggio body colour which is exclusive to this model. The colour, which means “Yellow of May” in Italian, was chosen because yellow is the most popular colour among all Lamborghini cars and that Lamborghini company was founded in May. The real car was based on the Aventador LP 700-4 with a lot of modifications to the engine and aerodynamics parts.
Introducing this new hand built model from the EIDOLON range, Make Up Japan has again faithfully reproduced this highly exclusive super car in 1/43 scale and is available in 7 standard colours. On this hand built model, you will notice the re-designed front intake flaps, rear diffusers and exhausts area, etc. The models are all accurately designed and built to the highest standard. See for yourself this tiny gem in the photos below, showcasing the EIDOLON EM285A Lamborghini Aventador LP 720-4 50º Anniversario in Giallo Maggio. Coming soon in March 2014.
Coming soon in September, we will be bringing you the following new models from Make Up Japan.
First up would be the highly anticipated Ferrari 365 GTB/4, or otherwise known as Ferrari Daytona, this classic Ferrari will be available in four colours.
Next, there are some heavily modified Italian exotics from Koenig and Reiter Engineering. Koenig Competition Evolution, is a 1000bhp super car modified base on Ferrari Testarossa. This is a re-production by Make Up so hopefully this is your chance if you have missed out last time! Lamborghini Gallardo LP600+ GT3 by Reiter Engineering is another hot exotic that will be available from us, there are five colour options and Pearl Yellow is a limited edition of 50pcs only.
Finally, this is something new for us, as this is the first VISION series model as well as the first Porsche in store for us. Introducing the legendary Porsche 917K in the famous Martini Racing livery, and is also the Le Mans Winner in 1971. At HYC Models, we aim to bring you only the best models. Don’t forget, you can connect with us by Facebook, Twitter or Google+ as well.
EM070A1 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 1971 (Red) link EM070A2 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 1971 (Yellow) link EM070A3 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 1971 (White) link EM070A4 Ferrari 365 GTB/4 Daytona 1971 (Dark Blue) link
On 17-June-2012, Ferrari made history after winning in GTE Pro class of Le Mans 24 Hours race in Circuit de la Sarthe. Team AF Corse entered two cars in Le Mans 24 Hours 2012, No.51 and No.71 which finished 1st and 5th in GTE Pro class respectively. During practice, No.51 car had an accident and was beyond repair. This resulted in the team having to use a spare T-car for the race and No.51 had to start from the back of the grid as a result. Eventually, it was a dream win for No.51, piloted by Giancarlo Fisichella, Gianmaria Bruni and Toni Vilander.
This hand built model is crafted after the No.51 race-winning car, which has a different colour than the usual car. Top quality resin model car from Make Up Japan, in scale 1/43. Limited Edition of 50pcs only. Due to arrive HYC Models around end of June, reserve/pre-order by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
After the MP4/4 Japanese GP version, Make Up has followed up with the release of Monaco GP version. Both Prost’s and Senna’s race cars are featured. Apart from carrying different race numbers, the two cars also have different heights for the windscreen and headrest. Here are the official photos from Make Up for the time being. We will show you the actual photos when they will arrive by end of June, tentatively.
We’d like to draw your attention to a previous Make Up blog post on the release of 1/43 EM243A Ferrari F355 Berlinetta 1994. Initially, the F355 model with 6-speed manual gearbox will be released first and in six different colours. We are glad that they are all coming to HYC Models and we should update our online store when they arrive in a few weeks time. For now, here’s the full list and official images from Make Up:
Make Up Eidolon 1/43
Ferrari F355 Berlinetta 1994 (6MT)
EM243A1 Red – Rosso Corsa (interior: Tan) link
EM243A2 Yellow – Giallo Modena (interior: Black) link
EM243A3 White – Bianco Avus (interior: Red & Black) link
EM243A4 Metallic Red – Rosso Barchetta (interior: Brown & Black) link
EM243A5 Dark Metallic Blue – Blu Tour de France (interior: Black) link