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Made the trip down to Barstow for Super D Matsuri last weekend. Got to sleep in an enclosed trailer, and wake up right next to the track. Loud SR20’s and V8’s weren’t the best alarm clocks since people were unloading all through the night. I did get to meet some new people and see some familiar faces though, so the rough nights sleep was worth it.

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After seeing the John Player Special 635csi at Laguna Seca, I knew I wanted to build a model of a similar car. The long lines and low down stance of the car really make it unique among the BMW racecars of the day. After building the last model, I knew I wanted to get into some of the customizing of the cars. Since the JPS 635 had BBS turbofans at the front wheels, I wanted to do something similar. I tried searching for a 1/24 replica of those wheels, but came up with nothing. I did however find that the BMW M System wheels were made in 1/24 scale. I think this adds a nice touch to the racing aspect of the car. Now on to the next one.

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The HKS R32 GTR has been my favorite car for a while now. From the iconic livery to the fire-breathing RB, everything about this car screams awesome. I had seen this model at Berkeley Ace Hardware last year,  I’m still sad to see the hobby store close and the store move. I finally found one available online since Tamiya had discontinued it, and bought it as soon as I could. I’m very happy with the final result, minus some parts like the passenger door where some of the decal was torn off. I’m trying to focus more on detail now, so smaller brushes will definitely be necessary for whatever I build next. Model building is much like meditation, I guess it’s my form at least.

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Finally have some free time, race weekend at the racetrack is no joke. Before gearing up at the track, I was able to have a few weeks where I was able to visit the seaside, and go to Baconfest. I definitely need to go on some drives soon to actually use my camera. Can’t wait to drive up to Washington next month, time for some good landscapes and cool cars.

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