Tom, our yard groomer at Bowater Toyota in Nelson, is a bit of a modeller. And by that we mean he loves building kitset models.
It is quite a skill, and requires a healthy dose of patience, and some very steady hands.
With all of the excitement globally around the rev-olutionary Toyota 86, it was only a matter of time before this filtered into the world of model kitsets.
Tom has been making models for years, and is very proud of both his collection and the fact that he made them all with his very own hands. Now it is time to tackle the 86 he has cleaned many many times since the arrival of our demo car at the showroom a few months ago.
Tom has been waiting for this kitset to arrive since then, and can't wait to rip into it.
We will follow Tom's progress as he build's his very own Toyota 86 from the ground up so to speak. This is quite a detailed kit, and will require quite a bit of time to get it just right.
Good luck with the model Tom, we look forward to seeing it as it progresses.
If you are interested in these models you can check out the official Tamiya website here - they are the makers of the kit and have a great discription on their site.
Here is one that has already been made - Tom has got his work cut out for him. Will his be of this exceptional calibre? No pressure Tom!
The RC Version is all about the drifting.
It has got quite a cult following, much like the real car!
Note the nice and shiny floor - perfect for going sideways.
More action of someone building their own perfect version.......