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Looking for the Fujimi kit of the 1966 Daytona 24 hour winner #98. Not interested in the Revell version, I need the corrected Fujimi kit. Let me know what you have and perhaps we can work out a deal. Thank you.

 

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What is incorrect in the Revell version?

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This is the Revell one.  Perhaps it does not have the fender hump.

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I saw the one on ebay, I will try to get in a bid before it ends.

There may or may nor be a fender hump on the Fujimi kit, but for sure they changed the nose hatch divider. Instead of the single vane in the center there should be a shaped, smooth "T" shaped divider in the radiator exit vent hole. Check some 1:1 pics of the car and you can see the difference. The other thing the Fujimi kit has are the fender flares for the rear, I need some of those to replicate a '67 version of the MKII. They also corrected the decals, the side stripe should be blue and not black like in the Revell kit.

Thanks for the reply's guys. Much appreciated.

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If you want to build the '67 car there are versions of that style in the Fujimi GT40 line. 

Boxart Ford GT40 Mk.II '67 Daytona 12139 FujimiBoxart Ford GT40 Mk.II '67 Daytona 12148 FujimiBoxart Ford GT40 Mk.II '67 Daytona 12147 Fujimi

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Thanks JC. I knew about the 67 kits. I am looking to build the Miles/Ruby '66 car and since I have some more GT40 kits (none are the '67), if I had the fender flares I could add them to one of my kits and make a '67 car. I have some decals for the Gurney #3 "mercury".

I am still looking. There is a model swap meet the end of the month and our annual contest/swap meet is early April also. I might get lucky.

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Bill, not sure if the side stripe color has been changed as the full decal sheet isn't shown in these photos.  The hood air outlet splitter is changed but does not appear to be accurate however.

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10028254

10028254z4.jpg[Close] Ford GT40 MkII 66 Daytona 24H Winner (Model Car) Contents4

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Thanks again JC. The Fujimi boxed kit does include some parts that make things more accurate. I do know the 1:1 car had a different splitter in the radiator outlet and they include the hump for the right front fender. I have seen that front air splitter scratched very accurately, so that may be my option too, I could probably use a pill bottle lid to make the fender hump and the only limits are a decal sheet for the rest of the build. I do have plenty of projects to keep me occupied, so I may just keep this one in mind when surfing eBay and the local swap meets.

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Purely by chance I came across these two photos of the rear end of #98.  I had not seen these before.

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Thank you Gary, great photos. Always good to have lots of reference material, That picture verifies to me that the rear deck scoop was white and not clear like some MKII's.

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Yes the splitter is unique to the early 66 MKIIs.   The Revell kit also has the rear scoops which are incorrect and no right front tire hump.

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On 3/12/2019 at 3:18 PM, Gramps46 said:

Purely by chance I came across these two photos of the rear end of #98.  I had not seen these before.

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I'm confused.  Why does it have the Lemans suitcases?

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9 hours ago, afx said:

Daytona was part of the FIA championship in '66, thus the cars had to comply with FIA rules and have the capacity to carry luggage.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966_World_Sportscar_Championship

Thanks JC.  I was going to build mine based upon a FSM article (which said cut them out) so I'm glad I aksed.

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Another rule back in those days was the Prototype class cars were considered GT class cars that had not been manufactured in sufficient quantity to qualify for GT class, So, all rules were essentially the same. Spare tire, luggage capacity, 2 seats, etc.

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Here are two Revell kits with some mods to each.  Of course there rear scoops will be added to the #2 Sebring car.  I have decals to do different versions of the Daytona #98 car but between filling in the rear scoops, scratch build the front V shaped splitter and moving the fuel cap to the other side these have taken a couple of weeks just to get to this point.  They should be ready for paint soon and there will be a few mods to the interiors but noting radical.  I'm using these as practice as I have bough decals for every 66 Lemans Mark II along with the six kits (I built # 2 and #5 years ago) to complete the set.  Thankfully they are have the "suitcases" so I will not have to cut them out.

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On 3/8/2019 at 9:53 PM, Bill J said:

I saw the one on ebay, I will try to get in a bid before it ends.

There may or may nor be a fender hump on the Fujimi kit, but for sure they changed the nose hatch divider. Instead of the single vane in the center there should be a shaped, smooth "T" shaped divider in the radiator exit vent hole. Check some 1:1 pics of the car and you can see the difference. The other thing the Fujimi kit has are the fender flares for the rear, I need some of those to replicate a '67 version of the MKII. They also corrected the decals, the side stripe should be blue and not black like in the Revell kit.

Thanks for the reply's guys. Much appreciated.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&id=20471FD4B3561E5243C5C026CDC12211309F03D2&thid=OIP.roNSh7-RQ-v5_JMOhiPQkwHaFB&mediaurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.dailysportscar.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F01%2FFord-Daytona-1966-01.jpg&exph=394&expw=580&q=gt40+daytona+1966&selectedindex=34&ajaxhist=0&vt=0&eim=1,2,6

Actually both kits got the stripes wrong. The stripes were blue and black. The thick stripe was blue, the two thin stripes were black.  Nobody has ever gotten this correct... until this week.  - Michael at Indycals. 

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Almost a year later, I will revive this post just to give you guys a bit of feedback. The Revell kit is a Fujimi kit. You will notice this from the photo-etch sheet provided in the kit will say "FUJiMI" on it. Also to get the hood on the Daytona version you need the hood included in the MK I kit by fujimi or you need to get the conversion parts. As previously stated above, Fujimi does offer other "more accurate" kits for the races, mind you they re-use the same tires, rims, and same body kit as the MKI or the MKII. Often they are incorrect, especially the MK IV lemans and daytona versions. The 68 MKII by Fujimi is a hot mess of sh**! This is the only one I don't suggest getting. Grab the 66 MKII LeMans as a base kit. Mind you the current price for the GT40 66 LeMans is about 370$ USD... So if you can find the Revell versions for cheap, buy 2 or 3 of them as that is actually a better idea.

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34 minutes ago, IbuildScaleModels said:

Almost a year later, I will revive this post just to give you guys a bit of feedback. The Revell kit is a Fujimi kit. You will notice this from the photo-etch sheet provided in the kit will say "FUJiMI" on it. Also to get the hood on the Daytona version you need the hood included in the MK I kit by fujimi or you need to get the conversion parts. As previously stated above, Fujimi does offer other "more accurate" kits for the races, mind you they re-use the same tires, rims, and same body kit as the MKI or the MKII. Often they are incorrect, especially the MK IV lemans and daytona versions. The 68 MKII by Fujimi is a hot mess of sh**! This is the only one I don't suggest getting. Grab the 66 MKII LeMans as a base kit. Mind you the current price for the GT40 66 LeMans is about 370$ USD... So if you can find the Revell versions for cheap, buy 2 or 3 of them as that is actually a better idea.

The pricing is crazy on Fujumi kits depending on the version.  I have about a dozen or so Fujumi (and a few Revell) and conversion parts and decals from a about five different sources plus a few transkits that would keep me busy through a year long quarantine.  I do not think I ever paid more than $30 for any of them.  If anyone is interested I can post pictures but for now here is a picture what we used to hold our nose and build before the Fujumi kits were available.

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7 hours ago, vamach1 said:

The pricing is crazy on Fujumi kits depending on the version.  I have about a dozen or so Fujumi (and a few Revell) and conversion parts and decals from a about five different sources plus a few transkits that would keep me busy through a year long quarantine.  I do not think I ever paid more than $30 for any of them.  If anyone is interested I can post pictures but for now here is a picture what we used to hold our nose and build before the Fujumi kits were available.

Vamach, I'm interested in finding a second Ken Miles MK II intact in box, opened or not. Not for the ridiculous ebay price of course. I am in the process of scratchbuilding the insides, engine, chassis specific realistic door hinges and other parts. Let me know if you have a spare and some parts you are willing to let go of! If we can work out a fair deal or trade that would be even cooler. I am even trying to get in contact with Shelby America to see if I can get better time specific images for reference, fingers crossed. i'll do a follow up post with images of where I am at in my build. Cheers!

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Here is where I am at in my build... Yah the hinges on the hood too me 4 days to build. I will be re-doing them in brass and then using solder to mold them and fix the pins in place and then grinding down the solder to make them perfect. Oh yah, those springs you see... Those are 0.01mm thick single wires from inside an 22awg wire I use for guitar pedals... wound them up on a 0.2mm drill bit so that I could make the springs that hold the mufflers in place. Yah I know... a bit batty. 

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2 hours ago, IbuildScaleModels said:

Vamach, I'm interested in finding a second Ken Miles MK II intact in box, opened or not. Not for the ridiculous ebay price of course. I am in the process of scratchbuilding the insides, engine, chassis specific realistic door hinges and other parts. Let me know if you have a spare and some parts you are willing to let go of! If we can work out a fair deal or trade that would be even cooler. I am even trying to get in contact with Shelby America to see if I can get better time specific images for reference, fingers crossed. i'll do a follow up post with images of where I am at in my build. Cheers!

I have spare parts for sure so I guess it depends on what you are looking for.  Here's my "parts"  grab bag that has a few spare bodies and parts not used for a MIrage and X-1 roadster I made many years ago.  Your project looks incredible - I am trying to do a MKII with some engine detail but I'm not sure how far I will take the build which you can see I've made some progress and the "new" engine will make it ever nicer.

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Impressive start to your detailed GT40.  Like Rex I have built several resin transkits so have lots of spare parts including bodies and glass and would be pleased to help out if I can.

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