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Re-engineering Monograms Lotus Esprit...new update!

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21 minutes ago, MeatMan said:

First time I'm seeing this. Nice project!

Thanks, Dennis!!

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10 hours ago, Dann Tier said:

This is how mine will look.....

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That's the stuff of my dreams when I was a teenager. 

 

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1 hour ago, Ich_Will said:

That's the stuff of my dreams when I was a teenager. 

 

Thanks, William!...they are Beautiful cars!!!!

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1 hour ago, Ich_Will said:

That's the stuff of my dreams when I was a teenager. 

 

Me too...was one of my late '80s dream cars, along w/ the Porsche 928 S4 and Mercedes 560 SEC. 

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9 minutes ago, Rob Hall said:

Me too...was one of my late '80s dream cars, along w/ the Porsche 928 S4 and Mercedes 560 SEC. 

I like those too!!, my favorite was the Countach, then the Pantera, and then this Lotus.

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1 minute ago, Dann Tier said:

I like those too!!, my favorite was the Countach, then the Pantera, and then this Lotus.

Another car of the 80s I loved was the Ferrari Testarossa... built the Monogram kit when it first came out. 

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Just now, Rob Hall said:

Another car of the 80s I loved was the Ferrari Testarossa... built the Monogram kit when it first came out. 

Nice, if I had a favorite Ferrari, it would most definitely be the 288 GTO

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Just now, Dann Tier said:

Nice, if I had a favorite Ferrari, it would most definitely be the 288 GTO

Yep, built the Testors kit back in the day also. 

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1 minute ago, Rob Hall said:

Yep, built the Testors kit back in the day also. 

Who made it for them?....Italeri?

 

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Just now, Dann Tier said:

Who made it for them?....Italeri?

 

Yes, I think that is an Italeri kit that was reboxed. 

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1 minute ago, Rob Hall said:

Yes, I think that is an Italeri kit that was reboxed. 

I figured. I have two of Fujimis Enthusiast ones, and two of Revell of Germany ones. Obviously the Fujimi ones are the best...….especially one of the ones I have, its kit #09.....EXTREMELY rare. The Revell of Germany's aren't really that bad. They have great detail, but brittle plastic, and its VERY hard to find one that doesn't have a warped body in the back, or belly pan/chassis. How did the Italeri build-up?

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It went together pretty well IIRC... built that about 30 years ago, need to find it..

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4 minutes ago, Rob Hall said:

It went together pretty well IIRC... built that about 30 years ago, need to find it..

Nice!...I was always curious about that one.....thanks

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Yeah the Testors GTO is by Italeri witness their logo on the side of the box.

 

Image result for ferrari 288 gto italeri

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2 minutes ago, afx said:

Yeah the Testors GTO is by Italeri witness their logo on the side of the box.

 

Image result for ferrari 288 gto italeri

Thanks, JC!...it looks the same as the Revell of Germany one....

 

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27 minutes ago, Dann Tier said:

Thanks, JC!...it looks the same as the Revell of Germany one....

 

I’m pretty sure there are only two: the Fujimi kit and the other one, reboxed by at least Italeri, Revell and Testors. What is the back-end like in that one? I still get the shakes thinking about building the Fujimi Enthusiast one, with its accurate but fragile frames, multi-part exhausts and turbos, and nothing that really “jigs” the wheels into the right place. Amazing that it sits on all four wheels on my display shelf at all, even though one of the rears  has a bit more camber and toe out than it should!

best,

M.

 

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55 minutes ago, afx said:

Yeah the Testors GTO is by Italeri witness their logo on the side of the box.

 

Image result for ferrari 288 gto italeri

I still have my build of that from when I was a kid.  I made as many of those Testor kits as I could... 944, 930 Turbo, 911 Targa, GTO, Volvo sedan....I still have most of them.

 

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10 minutes ago, Ich_Will said:

I still have my build of that from when I was a kid.  I made as many of those Testor kits as I could... 944, 930 Turbo, 911 Targa, GTO, Volvo sedan....I still have most of them.

 

I built most of those... I remember finding them at an Ohio chain called 'Discount Drug Mart'..

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2 hours ago, Matt Bacon said:

I’m pretty sure there are only two: the Fujimi kit and the other one, reboxed by at least Italeri, Revell and Testors. What is the back-end like in that one? I still get the shakes thinking about building the Fujimi Enthusiast one, with its accurate but fragile frames, multi-part exhausts and turbos, and nothing that really “jigs” the wheels into the right place. Amazing that it sits on all four wheels on my display shelf at all, even though one of the rears  has a bit more camber and toe out than it should!

best,

M.

 

What back-end part, Matt?.....body, or chassis?....I can post photos....

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2 hours ago, Rob Hall said:

I built most of those... I remember finding them at an Ohio chain called 'Discount Drug Mart'..

Tina drove five hours away to get me this Lotus kit, and after talking to the guy she bought it from, she mentioned how I like the stupid "yellow box" kits, and he said, "here, you can have all five of these then.....I cant stand them...they're junk".....she came home with 15 kits, and three FREE crappy Testors ones!!!....lol -I love Testors kits!!

 

 

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7 hours ago, Ich_Will said:

That's the stuff of my dreams when I was a teenager. 

 

That's the stuff of my dreams now! 

 

I'd love an Esprit. But at 6'6", I don't fit. :(

 

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17 hours ago, Matt Bacon said:

I’m pretty sure there are only two: the Fujimi kit and the other one, reboxed by at least Italeri, Revell and Testors. What is the back-end like in that one? I still get the shakes thinking about building the Fujimi Enthusiast one, with its accurate but fragile frames, multi-part exhausts and turbos, and nothing that really “jigs” the wheels into the right place. Amazing that it sits on all four wheels on my display shelf at all, even though one of the rears  has a bit more camber and toe out than it should!

best,

M.

 

Some info on the Italeri 288GTO here.

Image result for ferrari 288gto italeri

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