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#21 Porscheman

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 08:20 AM

I think it is the Airfix/Italeri 928

It is the Airfix 928. The proportions are off on this kit. The pop-up headlights are not sloped with fender and the kits are also reccessed. The rear tires sit way to far into the body, they should be close to the fender as shown below.



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:19 AM

I picked this about a month or so ago.52e8dc6a-ddf9-4c61-9b56-72de2d73222c_zpsAnd yes, it has an engine. The hood is molded in with the body, but real thin around it. So, it's pretty easy to have the hood removable to show the engine. f48d9f53-c307-4e20-a201-677cc1c36c21_zps

 

 


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#23 WizPorsche944

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 10:08 AM

I have a pretty rare 928 kit from the early 80's I believe its made by Ninco. I will dig it out and post up a picture.


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Posted 17 May 2013 - 01:13 PM

what is wrong with a 1/20 scale ? just curious

 

Sorry, it's just me. I like all my builds to be one scale so they are relatively correctly sized next to each other on the shelf. It probably is greatly influenced by the fact that lately I've been building the cars I've owned. I started with AMT's 1/25 kits in 1958 so that's my preferred scale and what most are anyway that I like. I do let 1/24 in, though, but 1/20 is just too big to look right for me.



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Posted 26 May 2013 - 12:37 PM

Here it is

Here it is

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Posted 26 May 2013 - 03:09 PM

Gunze Sangyo made a 1/24-scale 928/928S kit hat had full engine detail too. The doors and hatch open on it too. It also came in a Testors box at one point.



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 07:39 AM

Anybody know the story on this one?

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That one stared life with now-defunct Nitto Kagaku.  Kit has a faux engine insert with incorrect intake runners.  ESCI bought the molds for Nitto's 1/24 kits when Nitto went belly up, and when ERTL bought ESCI, some of the ex-Nitto kits found their way into AMT boxes..

 

Not a bad kit, but typical mid-70s Japanese production.  Fujimi's is much better.



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 09:46 AM

Have I stumbled upon a thread of fellow Porschephiles? lol This is a little off the OP's topic but I wanted opinions from some of the Porsche builders here. With so many Porsche kits available how do you guys know what companies to trust in terms of detail and build quality? I have always been partial to Fujimi and the old Testors Porsche kits. Is there a place where I can purchase small Porsche parts like mirrors and wipers? Almost every opened kit that I have purchased has these missing and I'd hate to have to buy two of the same kit to complete one car.