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#1 crispy

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Posted 08 March 2007 - 12:38 PM

Just got my 599 from Revell of Germany. I'm patiently waiting for Fujimi to release their kit.
Anyway Here is the kit:
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I really really dislike the red plastic. It has a different feel than the Revell USA Chinese plastic. A quick glimpse of the body and the pictures I have show it to be very close. My nit comes with the rear window. Just something I cannot put my finger on.
Their are a few mold lines on the rear and some slight mold lines on top of the front fenders. Without spraying some primer on it I cannot see any sink marks.
The kit is molded in black and red with chrome parts. 99 pieces advertised on the box.
I'm not real keen on the pentagram wheels, so I'm thinking some Fujimi Sportec wheels or Challenge rims.
I've not dry fitted any parts either so I cannot say if it has that weird chassis warp or unstable suspension.
Here are the parts breakdown with a shot of the decals:
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First impression of the body reminds me of a Corvette and Viper, had they had a love child it would be this car.
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Finally though, I look forward to building this car. I'm a huge fan of the front engined V-12 Ferrari's. The 550/575 were gorgeous cars in my opinion and the 599 is a bit different, but I think the more I see it the more I'll love it.
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Posted 08 March 2007 - 12:52 PM

Thanks for the preview Chris! Dunno when I'll get the Revell version, the Fujimi one is on order, and I hope they follow w/an "optional parts version" w/the Challenge rims and sport seats. We'll see.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 12:44 PM

Nice sneak peek. I'm not a big fan of red plastic either, but I envision Rubino Pearl on this car so the potential for bleed-through wouldn't be a concern.

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Posted 21 March 2007 - 02:17 PM

Nice sneak peek. I'm not a big fan of red plastic either, but I envision Rubino Pearl on this car so the potential for bleed-through wouldn't be a concern.


LOL, Happen to know someone who might have any :o ? One color I don't have in my CC line-up.
So nice to see you posting Leon. I hope you'll be around a little bit.
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Posted 22 March 2007 - 02:51 AM

All 599's have same sport seats, the Revell kit and the test shots of the Fujimi have them. The non full-power seats have a square stitch pattern unless Daytona inserts ordered. The full power seats have same shape, but have "canneloni" upholstery, which looks like transverse tuck-and-roll. They also can be ordered with Daytona inserts. Dash across vents can be either CF or leather, leather less common. CF paddles only come with CF insrument surround and CF wheel to with shift LEDS. These pics all have the optional CF door inserts, they are usually leather, and samples of upholstery I mentioned. PM me if you need any other pics, I may have a couple :shock:

The chrome on the 599 is limited to the grille and mirrors. The airboxes, wheels, tunnel, and paddles are either silver or black. I'm bummed they chose red plastic, but the body looks nice.
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Posted 22 March 2007 - 05:19 AM

Lee, thanks for the pictures!

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 01:56 PM

Lee, thanks for the pictures!

I'm just glad there are Ferrari modelers here. Here are a couple with leather rear deck, carpeted rear deck, leather middle dash, leather doors, alloy paddles, and LED/non-led wheel.
...just call me Chuck :roll:
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Posted 22 March 2007 - 02:30 PM

Hi Chuck! :lol:

These are pics I can use! Seems to be a staggering amount options as to how the interior can be equipped and detailed. I'll finally grok a Revell kit this Saturday. Saw the 1:1 599 at the auto show a couple weeks ago. I must say it was far better in person than in pics. Even in red, even w/pentagram wheels. My model will be customized not unlike my 612 Scaglietti. I certainly hope I figure out how to paint before then, considering the myriad of paint issues I had w/my Scag :roll:

I've seen some other 599 GTB seats, some custom-ordered ones w/Daytona inserts, that looked really sharp 8)

Speaking of Ferrari models, if I ever get an F430 GT I'd like to build one in blue like the one at Sebring, even if it wasn't the car involved in one of the finest laps of racing ever seen in this country.

Lee, thanks for the pictures!

I'm just glad there are Ferrari modelers here. Here are a couple with leather rear deck, carpeted rear deck, leather middle dash, leather doors, alloy paddles, and LED/non-led wheel.
...just call me Chuck :roll:
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Posted 22 March 2007 - 03:29 PM

Ohhh man, those are some great ref. pictures.
I'm very curious about the daytona inserts. I'm a daytona insert, scuderia shield kind of guy. Thanks again Lee!
Would you be o.k. with me saving these pictures and adding them to my fotki for reference Lee? LMK, and thanks again.
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Posted 22 March 2007 - 03:32 PM

Lee, I forgot to mention, if you hold onto your $27 for the kit and wait until next year(yeah, that'll happen) you could probably get the Revell USA version in white plastic. :lol:
Either way, I'll have two more 599's coming, one of them Fujimi and the other next year from Revell USA. :D

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 04:36 PM

Lee, I forgot to mention, if you hold onto your $27 for the kit and wait until next year(yeah, that'll happen) you could probably get the Revell USA version in white plastic. :lol:
Either way, I'll have two more 599's coming, one of them Fujimi and the other next year from Revell USA. :D

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I'm glad I can get the Revell AG kit for about what the Revell US kit will retail for :lol: I'll get another one next year in white plastic :wink:

I actually think I'm going to pass on the Fujimi version, unless they do one w/the Challenge rims.

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 04:58 PM

Well, I'll be sure to post box contents of my Fujimi version for you Bob. I agree, Challenge rims are the way to go.
LOL, I didn't pay retail for my kit either.
I wonder what custom rims you'll use?? :lol: :wink:

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Posted 22 March 2007 - 06:21 PM

Chris, please use for refs, I have more prn.
I don't have a kit yet, need one. Will get second in white next year, as my red one won't be done yet.
Really needs Challenge wheels. Kit looks like it has Canelloni seats?
I love Daytona seats, but shields only go on racecars :lol:
Geez, I'm the only guy here poppin' retail? Where you scoring these?
I still haven't gotten around to getting an FXX yet.
Tamiya GT1 Porsche or Epson NSX have wheels close enough?
Maisto has 1/24 diecast out, friend has one, satan wheels, but nice per report.
You guys see the R&T numbers on this thing? 0-60 3.2, 0-100 7.0. 1/4 11.2 @ 129 and change. 0-186 in under 30 sec. Rates a coveted "adequate" on the LK scale.
BTW, you FXX builders may enjoy the rotor color variant in the last pic. Hard to do that 1:1. :shock: :wink:
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Posted 23 March 2007 - 03:15 AM

Great pics 8)

Tamiya GT1 wheels not quite right, not sure about others, most kit BBS rims have spokes that are much smaller than Challenge rims. Scale Auto Style did a set of large Challenge rims; he may have used a "white gas" treatment on one of his molds to enlarge it from a smaller size, as they're identical to some 18" Challenge rims, just larger.

Chris, please use for refs, I have more prn.
I don't have a kit yet, need one. Will get second in white next year, as my red one won't be done yet.
Really needs Challenge wheels. Kit looks like it has Canelloni seats?
I love Daytona seats, but shields only go on racecars :lol:
Geez, I'm the only guy here poppin' retail? Where you scoring these?
I still haven't gotten around to getting an FXX yet.
Tamiya GT1 Porsche or Epson NSX have wheels close enough?
Maisto has 1/24 diecast out, friend has one, satan wheels, but nice per report.
You guys see the R&T numbers on this thing? 0-60 3.2, 0-100 7.0. 1/4 11.2 @ 129 and change. 0-186 in under 30 sec. Rates a coveted "adequate" on the LK scale.
BTW, you FXX builders may enjoy the rotor color variant in the last pic. Hard to do that 1:1. :shock: :wink:
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Posted 08 April 2007 - 03:36 AM

Lee, Thanks for the ref. pictures. I have them uploaded to my 599 album:

http://public.fotki....99_gtb_fiorano/

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 12:28 PM

Bob and everyone,

Just as an FYI - the Fujimi 599 is now available in Japan. Mine has been shipped from HLJ so hopefully I'll have it within 15 days or so. Looking forward to comparing it to the Revell offering.

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 01:34 PM

Here's a sneak peak at the box, contents, instructions. Somewhat different construction and parts breakdown vs. Revell. If Fujimi kits a variant w/Challenge wheels I'll get one then. I am looking forward to comparing the two side by side. The Fiorano looks 1000% better w/factory 20" Challenge wheels but of course the kits have the ugly pentagram wheels :roll:

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10055803

I may have to make mine look like this:

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Grigio Titanio w/factory 20" Challenge wheels. MSRP $328K :shock:

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Posted 09 April 2007 - 02:20 PM

Larry, thanks for the heads up!
Bob, Thanks for the parts breakdown! I really appreciate Fujimi separating the seats like they did. That will make the carbon fiber process a little easier.
I'm impatient, so as far as the wheel thing goes, I may have to just bite on the Challenge edition if it comes out.
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 08:54 AM

Hi guys:
Hey Larry, long time...ol' Doc Lee says hi.
I found 19" Challenge rims from Fujimi...anything better than satan wheels.
http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10057042
Titanio car is nice.
Here's a few pics more. Chrome paint car is Todt's.
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Posted 10 April 2007 - 10:34 AM

Lee old buddy! How ya been? Good to see you too!

Those BBS REs are close, but you might be better with two other options to fill the Fiorano's wheel arches. The Museum Collection's metal Challenge rims for the 360 are pricey but they have the look and are the right diameter. (http://www.hlj.com/product/MCLTK-01), OR you can take the rims right out of the Fujimi F430 Challenge kit (http://www.hlj.com/product/FUJ12268) and still have an F430 to build! Hope that helps some!