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#1 Ghostmech

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:03 AM

....my only question is where is the aftermarket stuff?? :lol:

Box...
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Box compared to 1:24 Enzo...
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Box open.....
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:19 AM

More.....

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Accessories Box.....
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Bottom Compartment....
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:22 AM

A couple more.....

Glass.....
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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:33 AM

Keith,
Does it seem to you like good value for money ($600+ list, $300+ street px)? Or too early to tell?

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:42 AM

Keith,
Does it seem to you like good value for money ($600+ list, $300+ street px)? Or too early to tell?


It was a little under $300 .....from what I can tell so far, it seems to be a bit high even at that and I'm sure as time goes on, it will sell for less but it's a very nice kit and well engineered. I'm really curious to see what Scale Motorsports and others will do for this kit.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:53 AM

Thanks! I would love to build this kit ... but I doubt I ever will. I hate doing carbon fiber decals and this kit would need about an acre of them.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:54 AM

Keith,

Thank you for sharing those pictures! I hope I am not being rude, but I find the contents a bit dissapointing. I would've thought Tamiya would give the car some more detail, but it seems hardly more than the 1/24 and not really justifying the high price.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:40 PM

Keith-forgot to thank you for informing us. Pete will too it seems.
I am REALLY sitting on the fence with this and much less so for the effort that Tammy put forth. I just can't love the 1:1 quite enough to make this commitment-especially adding expected aftermarket items.
Now if it was the McLaren F1 or if Tammy did my beloved GT-40 MK II instead of Trumpys partial effort...
I'll keep following progress-maybe inspiration will catch me.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 12:48 PM

Parts count seems low for near 300 clams. Got to figure aftermarket will set you back at least another 80.00 or so if it gets made.


I'm also on the fence with this one. Not enamored with the 1:1 either but i thought with the maker and scale it would be a super detail BONANZA.


It can be, don't get me wrong. I was just hoping for higher parts count.



What is the parts count BTW? That looks like the inside and parts count to a Fujimi 1/25 scale Enthusiast kit



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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:08 PM

Molded in red..ugh. I find the Enzo hideous in person..now if it were a vintage race car like a 330 P4 or 512 S, I might be interested..

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:09 PM

Parts count is listed as 653 parts, but I agree, it seems almost like they upscaled the 1:24 kit (which is a jewel at 1:24).

I am disappointed with the wheels, hoping they would have opted for aluminum but alas, plastic they are. There are a lot of small metal parts in the accessories box and a lot of screws, some magnets, rubber ducting, ect.

I also agree, in order to do this right, it will take a yard of carbon fiber decals. This is where SMS can really help.

I have to finish a commission build of a C-130J Hurricane Hunter before I can jump into this one so Pete will probably beat me to actually cutting sprues :)

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:14 PM

I agree, don't much like the real thing. There are other Ferrari's more desrving, but I would love to see a WIP on this.

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 01:17 PM

In my opinion this kit is hugely overpriced.

Looks like a very nice kit... if it sold for a MSRP of $125 or so instead of 600 bucks!

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 02:48 PM

Parts count is listed as 653 parts, but I agree, it seems almost like they upscaled the 1:24 kit (which is a jewel at 1:24).

I am disappointed with the wheels, hoping they would have opted for aluminum but alas, plastic they are. There are a lot of small metal parts in the accessories box and a lot of screws, some magnets, rubber ducting, ect.

I also agree, in order to do this right, it will take a yard of carbon fiber decals. This is where SMS can really help.

I have to finish a commission build of a C-130J Hurricane Hunter before I can jump into this one so Pete will probably beat me to actually cutting sprues :)


Mine showed up about an hour ago. It does look very nice. Lots of room to to some scratch building. Man, take a look at the instruction manual! It is huge. Makes the 935 book look small. I think mine is either going to be Fly yellow or raw carbon fiber. Matthew - get the printing presses ready, I'm going to need a ton of it. Trying to decide if I will do the HiTech stuff or the clear. Hmmmm. Sorry, I won't be the first to start this puppy. I have three other projects that need to be done first. I am really looking forward to this. It will build up very nice. Take a good look at the door dampers. That is some interetesting engineering. ;)

Edited by Pete J., 02 April 2012 - 02:48 PM.


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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:32 PM

I think mine is either going to be Fly yellow or raw carbon fiber.

If I do it, I see it as fly also or killer black-lots of subtle blacks -help unify the seams and shuts...

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:35 PM

I like everything I've seen but it's too much for me to pay...
I'm almost on a Burger King salary :blink:

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 03:58 PM

Thanks for the unboxing photos. I'd love to add this one to my pile. Hopefully the yen will drop in value making it more affordable.

I'm wondering if anyone will bring out a FXX trans kit for it. The number of potential sales and price point of what it would cost might

negate the possibility. Who knows though. Fingers crossed.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 05:27 AM

In my opinion this kit is hugely overpriced.

Looks like a very nice kit... if it sold for a MSRP of $125 or so instead of 600 bucks!


Harry, it's all relative my friend. I am sure that you have your own cost is no object dreams. I have been waiting for this to come out as a builders kit for at least 10 years. This kit will give me years of building pleasure. I couldn't put a price on that.

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:33 AM

Ditto Pete. It's how I justify my Caterham habit...

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 06:51 AM

Harry, it's all relative my friend. I am sure that you have your own cost is no object dreams. I have been waiting for this to come out as a builders kit for at least 10 years. This kit will give me years of building pleasure. I couldn't put a price on that.


I'm right with ya......I've been waiting for a long time myself. Just like my Z06, the car was a dream of many of us Corvette fans (427ci, dry sump oiling system and over 500hp from the factory).

BTW, after looking at the manual, this kit looks to be very well engineered with a lot of cast metal parts. The door mechanisms and suspension are especially well done. Also the fuel, oil, coolant lines along with engine wiring are well represented.

One thing I found odd so far is, they elected to mold the brake, signal and marker lights in clear and require you to paint the backsides with clear orange or red. On their 1:24 kit, they molded them in the correct colors. Seems they would have done the same on a kit this size and scope....but they didn't.

With 654 parts, this could be a lengthy build, but considering Tamiya's reputation of superb engineering and molding...this kit definitely raises the bar on injection-molded, 1:12 kits (just like their 1:32 P-51D raised the bar on scale aircraft models over a year ago).

Those who waiting for this kit to hit $100.00 shouldn't......I suspect even discounters will still ask in the $250 range...it's that good. Posted Image

Edited by Ghostmech, 03 April 2012 - 07:03 AM.