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jaymcminn

Member Since 22 Apr 2006
Offline Last Active Dec 17 2014 04:54 PM
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In Topic: Anyone ever heard of ESCI models?

10 December 2014 - 05:23 PM

The Esci BMW M1 kits are the only ones I have experience with. On one the body was pretty badly warped, but I was able to get it sorted. On the other one they included the incorrect wide Procar body in the street version box. Detail is pretty nice but the moldings are a little crude. The major attraction is that some of their subject matter, like the M1 and the mk2 Escort, isn't available elsewhere.

In Topic: What will you be building during the coming Winter months?

16 November 2014 - 04:51 PM

Winter in south Florida is the best painting weather, so I have quite a few projects lined up... my Fujimi 911 cabrio, the Monogram (ex Aurora) Aston Martin DB4 in racing livery, and the Tamiya 1/12 scale Ferrari 312t are the next three I have in the queue. Unless something else grabs my attention in the meantime, that is!

In Topic: Fujimi Ferrari Kits

14 November 2014 - 03:58 PM

Well I ended up ordering the Tamiya Enzo and LaFerreria kits.

 

You'll love the Tamiya Enzo kit. Just take your time and proceed with caution and you'll do fine. it's a very challenging but very rewarding kit. if you go to Alex Kustov's site at www.italianhorses.net he's built a couple of Enzos and details his building process very carefully. 


In Topic: Fujimi Ferrari Kits

13 November 2014 - 06:58 PM

The Fujimi Italia and Enzo are reasonably nice kits but not terribly complicated... both are curbside kits with engine detail mostly limited to what can be viewed through the clear engine cover. They build up into nice shelf models for an intermediate level builder. I wouldn't worry too much about availability... they're always available on EBay. Another excellent Italia kit is the Revell kit, which is a full-detail kit that is more readily available at a better price than the Fujimi. It was originally tooled by Revell Germany and is outstanding in pretty much every way.

In Topic: Esci BMW M1

10 November 2014 - 04:42 PM

Beautiful work so far. I have two of these kits... one came with the correct narrow body. the other with the Procar flares. It's pretty much a total crapshoot as far as what came in the box- I gather that ESCI's quality control might not have been the best back then. Looking forward to more of your build!