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Natsuki's Drift War by NotoAyako Natsuki's Drift War by NotoAyako
This time I went to a drifting competition held in a local raceway. There I saw Natsuki participated and drifting in her silver 350Z. Seemed like she's really determined this time, to even remodify her car by installing weld - in roll cage and removing the passenger seat. She even put in a different pair of rims on the rear axle in order to make her car slides easier.

I couldn't miss the chance so I took a picture of Natsuki in the middle of her tandem (1 on 1) battle. The battle was really fierce, she started as the chaser and bumped into the car in front of her so many times until she finally lost her right door and broke the Z's wing spoiler. Not too long after that, her right side skirt came off and grind on the asphalt, letting out some sparks.

Or that's just me trying to act like a news reporter... :icononionxdplz:

This is actually a request from :iconmcmxc2: (and maybe some other cars & anime enthusiasts), an artwork of Natsuki behind the wheel with the pedalwork exposed.

I have to admit that I meet some difficulties when working on this artwork, that's why it takes so long to finish this since I had to ask my BF and my lil' bro Ditto-kun for references. In this case, I drive my BF's Impreza and Ditto-kun's Corolla in order to get the feeling (and the right posture) of driving a race car, since both of their cars have roll cages.

And to expose the pedal, I need to slice off the Z's body a little bit, especially around the pedals. Fortunately, this angle really makes it easy to do all that. Maybe I have to slice off more parts (i.e. dashboard, gearbox and propeller shaft) if I chose to make a picture from the opposite direction.

After all, I hope all cars and anime enthusiast out there like this picture. :iconhappyhappyplz:
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Toni07 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Wow... Nice art!!!
You know, her drift remind me of Drift King from Fast and Furious Tokyo Drift (where Drift King broke his car during the race...)
Perfect... b^^d
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner May 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah... That's one of the inspirations for this artwork. Even though they drive the same car, Fairlady Z33, Natsuki's car is equipped with Vertex body kits while DK's wore Veilside's. Oh well... I'm starting to blabber about cars again :iconyuinodplz:

Thank you so much for your positive commentary I really appreciate it... :iconyuisheepishplz:
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Toni07 Featured By Owner May 6, 2013
Kamu orang Indonesia ya??? (soalnya gue penasaran, kamu kok tahu mobil seperti Daihatsu Gran Max yang hanya diproduksi di Indonesia saja, alias ngeliat comment kamu ke akun lain...)

Btw, gue bisa nantang dia balapan gak???
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Iya... Liat aja di profil saya. Di situ saya tulis saya tinggal di Bogor, dan emang asli Bogor sih... :iconhakaseshyniplz:

Mau nantang Natsuki balapan...? Mangga atuh, Kang. Ditanya langsung aja sama orangnya, hehehe~... :iconhakaselolniplz:
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Toni07 Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
ok deh...
Btw, mau lihat kompetisi balapan D1GP Jepang gak? Kontes drift semua...
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wah... Kalo D1GP ya udah tau juga sih, maksudnya nonton di YouTube atau TV kabel gitu...? Kalau nonton ke sananya langsung susah sih... :iconkyutnomplz:
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xSakuyaChan510x Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! Very good! I love drift girls! :D
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Me, too... :iconw00tplz:
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xSakuyaChan510x Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed!! ^^
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ManicSam Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Excellent! I like the character XD
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconiloveitmoreplz::iconsaysplz:Thank you... She is one of my favorite characters... :iconloveheartplz:
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ManicSam Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
haha, No problem
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ViralRevante Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Thats so cute :iconiloveitplz:
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute...?! :iconshockplz:

OMG... I made this picture to look cool not cute... :iconawwwplz:

If you really want to see a cute artwork by me, I have one, please take a look at it in my gallery. :icononigirlbeg:
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ViralRevante Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
x'D sorry it was cool too just the word cute came to mind first, I would love to see your gallery o3o
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No Problem... :iconhappyhappyplz:

Please enjoy my artworks... :icononigirlbeg:
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ViralRevante Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
X3 Will do.
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LadyLaskaLachon Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
woow... Nice job ;p
This car...hym... I thought this car is Porsche... but not like a Porsche...
Awesome ;p

Sorry for my bad english...I'm Poland.
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha... :XD: Remember I said that I'm not knowledgeable about European cars before? :hmm:

This car obviously isn't European, it's JDM (Japanese Domestic Market), it's a 350Z Z33, the predecessor of the current 370Z Z34. :reading:

Your English isn't bad, at least I'm still able to understand what you say clearly. :nod:
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LadyLaskaLachon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes I remeber. :)
I like 350Z but... 370Z is... better. :)

Uf..already afraid... my english of course :D
You understand me... but... I don't understand... me.. xD
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, after 5 years of selling 350Z's, Nissan Development Team learned that the Z33 still has flaws here and there and they tried to eliminate those flaws in the successor, Z34. As example, Z34 has shorter wheelbase than Z33 to improve handling and cornering ability, it also has larger displacement and high response engine (Z33=VQ35DE, later changed to VQ35HR, HR stands for High Response, Z34=VQ37HR) to improve acceleration. :XD:

You know... as long as you try to 'talk' in English I'm sure I can understand you clearly. :pat:
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LadyLaskaLachon Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yeey super :)

Wow... o.o
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:icongreatjobplz:
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MazdaTiger Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
wow i never knew that was a cut out i thought its a battle damage
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah... thanks to the request to show the pedalwork, I have to slice off the Z's right front fender and a little bit of it's deck. :phew:
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MazdaTiger Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
ooh i see
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Kyuubichowderfan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I Bet she cant beat me in my Drifting Honda Odyssey First generation model. 300hp 215 mph (346.01 Kmph) Minivan pwns your drift car :3
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your Odyssey would be flipped if you try to drift at such a high speed. Anyway it would be impossible for a car weighed over 1,5 ton to reach 346 kph with just 300 hp. You'll need at least 480 hp to go that fast. :shrug:

It would be another case if you try to drift with a Honda Element, though. :iconteheplz:

Btw, thanks for the fave, mate... :huggle:
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Kyuubichowderfan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Technically the First Generation Honda Odyssey is small as a wagon. the second 3rd and 4th generation are too big. trust me they are many drifting minivans out there that can keep up if not beat your car.

look at the Toyota Previa. drifting. check it out on Youtube
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No matter how you look at it, in my opinion it's still big, way bigger than JDM Odyssey. :dohtwo: And anyway, since the beginning Odyssey is an FF, it's nearly impssible to drift with an FF MPV. The first gen Previa is an FR, though, so no wonder it can drift. Although it would be impossible to drift with the 2nd and 3rd gen Previa since they're FF.

Ah but I remember a good MPV for drifting. It's the current model of Toyota Lite Ace which is based on Indonesian model of Daihatsu Gran Max. :iconteheplz: I heard in it's origin country many autocross enthusiasts customize that car for autocrossing (there it's called autoslalom) and drifting. It's 3SZ-VE is said to be very responsive even with just RON 88 fuel. :wow:
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Kyuubichowderfan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Rawr :3

i know what ive seen. and the First generation America model is the JDM Model is similar to the Isuzu Oasis.

I Know that they are people who can make a van drift. because they are genius at mod.

MPV are huge. depending on what model your talking about.


FUCK IT! NISSAN 370 Z Nisimo FTW =P
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yea... the first gen Odyssey is also rebadged as Isuzu Oasis, but still, it's an FF. Making an FF drift is not an easy job since you have to put tons of effort in the suspensions and camber/toe settings. And now it's a van? If you really determined to make an FF van drift then you have to throw all those interior stuffs out (including sound deadening materials and air conditioner), leaving just the driver seat and empty cabin (roll bar / roll cage is an addition if you're completely serious in this matter). :plotting:

Believe me they can really make those Lite Ace drift and do some show off's like doing donuts and stuff. :|

Ah, for your information ther car is not a 370Z, it's still a 350Z.:giggle:
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Kyuubichowderfan Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Look it up unless you havent seen but here in america theres a 370 z nisimo. look through my profile i got a picture of it. its the New generation model
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh... if that's you're talking about I know it since a few years ago. Wasn't 370Z first launched for USDM, followed by JDM version the next month? :iconiseeplz:

FYI, I have a picture of the Nismo-kit equipped 370Z in my PC. It's originally LHD but since I don't allow LHD cars to be in my (PC) gallery, I converted it into RHD. Quite rocks, huh? :icondignitylaughplz:
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MewAqua1 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Natsuki looks great in that Car :lick:
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Indeed, the Z suits her perfectly. :nod:

Hot car and hot girl, eh? :plotting:
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MewAqua1 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Idd =p
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
Now all we need is music like move's 'Blazin' Beat' [link] to compliment this amazing driving experience! :w00t:
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha... :giggle: yeah, that maybe the suitable soundtrack for this artwork... :sing: Since I don't find any match within NFS soundtracks. :icononionspittake1plz:

Thank you so much for your positive commentary. :icononigirlbeg:
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011
You are most welcome! Considering the song was used in the racing anime Initial D is a good enough reason this fits! :D
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're right... :iconiseeplz: Although we really can't say that this Aurion is gonna drift like in Initial D since #1 it's an FF, #2 it's a GT300 car. :iconthatsrightplz:
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Blackvegetable Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2011
I see! :)
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MCMXC2 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Awesome!!! Thank you so much!:)
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NotoAyako Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome... :bow:

I learn more about cars a lot when making this picture. :dance:
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MCMXC2 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2011  Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow:D
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