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Fujimi Porsche Cayman S First impression


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#1 ismaelg

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 11:12 AM

Hello,

I just got my Fujimi Porsche Cayman S from HLJ.
I am NOT a kits expert. I'm just a builder. I admire those who can tell problems and issues just by looking at the open box. But I can only make general comments about it.


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As usual with Fujimi kits, parts sprues are bagged separately. Something that grabs your attention is the wheels: Beautiful wheels. Fujimi has a good reputation for their wheels and this is no exception. Sprues are beautifully molded with crisp details and no flash to be seen. The parts count is not that high, but then, the Cayman is a 1:1 Curbside as well :lol:
The body looks to be accurate but I'm not an expert in that area. It is crisply engraved with no major mold lines. Minimal cleanup, if any, will be required.

The only negative part is that it is molded in super bright red.

Here are 2 pics of the body. That is not painted. That is just bare plastic out of the box, not even cleaned.
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You can almost get away without paint. But you have to be careful if you are doing it any other color.

Overall I like it a lot.

The question now is what color? I like yellow, silver and white...... hmmmmmmm

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#2 MonoPed

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 11:37 AM

That would look sweet in Tamiya chrome yellow!

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 06:30 PM

looks like an awsome kit, I need to order one, mine will be Cobalt Blue (I wish Cobra Colors was still around)

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 06:54 PM

I look forward to getting mine any day now!
That red plastic looks perfect! Unfortunately it has to be the hardest to paint over without bleed through. No problem though...
Thanks for the quick review Ismael!
Here is what mine will look like:
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Minus the rear wing, and well, not really a techart car, but close.

Chris

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 07:09 PM

I look forward to getting mine any day now!
That red plastic looks perfect! Unfortunately it has to be the hardest to paint over without bleed through. No problem though...
Thanks for the quick review Ismael!
Here is what mine will look like:
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Minus the rear wing, and well, not really a techart car, but close.

Chris


That's similar to a Cayman I want to build, but w/the tunneled rear window.

Fujimi red plastic doesn't seem to bleed, I've painted over it many times w/Cobra Colors etc. and I think it's mostly a problem w/older Revell/Monogram/AMT/MPC kits.

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Posted 30 January 2007 - 11:09 PM

Mine is on the boat now and I can't wait to get it thanks for the pics and review

Charlie

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 10:35 AM

ismael, would you mind telling me what you paid hlj for this kit?

i wonder because at the nnl the other day a vendor had these but wanted 35$ for them. i thought that was kinda high so im wondering what a direct import from japan including shipping would be.

yeah i know i could just check hlj but just to let others know too

many thanks in advance!

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Posted 09 February 2007 - 03:20 PM

Bill, shipped from HLJ cost about $27.00. Definitely a better deal through HLJ.
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Posted 09 February 2007 - 04:23 PM

ismael, would you mind telling me what you paid hlj for this kit?


You were not hired by my wife to find out didn't you? :lol:
I ordered the Cayman and the Hasegawa Ferrari 328. They were about $21 and $25 respectively. Shipping was about $18 for both. So at the end they average about $30 and $35. But if you order more than just 2 kits it makes more sense. :wink:


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