An extremely talented builder by the name of Bryson Wong has sent me 5 builds to feature on a Friday here at ELP Modelling. I chose this car in particular because I remember seeing him post the finished article around 2 years ago and fell in love with the car instantly!
As you have probably guessed already, it is of course the Toyota 86 from Aoshima. This one is a bit special though. It was built with the Eightyone Rocket Bunny Version 1 transkit and draped in the iconic Midnight Purple 2 paint that came as an option on the R33 Skyline GTR. The colour pops with the 2K automotive clearcoat used.
Changing things up in terms of wheels, Bryson used a set of Eightyone Enkei RPF1 wheels painted in Metallic Blue from Tamiya with a slight stretch to the tyres too. The devil is in the details with this car, from the visible rivets in the body kit, the photo etch wing parts and on to the car specific number plate. All nice little touches that add to the overall quality of this model that could easily be mistaken for the real thing!
Keeping things relatively low key in comparison to the exterior, the engine has been built stock but to a great standard with the added decals included in the kit. Bryson has clearly thought this through with the covers for the various reservoirs painted in a bright orange, that contrast perfectly with the green battery hiding behind the strut brace.
The interior is fantastic mix of red and black in keeping with the colour scheme found on the real thing, with lots of dashboard detailing, such as a Nardi steering wheel that looks just as at home here as it would in its older brother the AE86.
Being one of the first Rocket Bunny’s I ever saw built, this will always stick in my mind due to the perfect execution of this build along with the colour choice and its contrasting Enkei wheels.
Bryson you should be very proud of this build and thank you very much for providing such amazing photos along with the information to create your feature! I can’t wait to show more of your incredible work!
Here are links to see more of Bryson’s work:
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