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Ace-Garageguy

Profil 24 Quality question...

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Anybody here built any 1/24 scale Profil 24 kits? If so, what was your impression of the casting quality, symmetry, scale fidelity, etc.? They're kind of expensive, and before I jump I'd like some input from folks with actual first-hand experience.

Thanks.

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Which kit are you considering getting? ACME president Webers has the Aston Martin DB2, the shape of the body is not quite correct. However, I have the 1937 Alfa 2900B and 1927 Renault record car and both are good. If you ever show up at an ACME meeting, we could bring them along.

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2 hours ago, Pico said:

Which kit are you considering getting? ACME president Webers has the Aston Martin DB2, the shape of the body is not quite correct. However, I have the 1937 Alfa 2900B and 1927 Renault record car and both are good. If you ever show up at an ACME meeting, we could bring them along.

I sprung for this one. It should be here today.

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I got their Audi Quattro some time ago now, at least it has an engine.  For a resin kit, I guess it's better than average.  But have not built it, so can't tell you that part.  There are obvious differences with the Beemax kit, far as body goes.

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1 hour ago, Ace-Garageguy said:

I sprung for this one. It should be here today.

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Like to see it!

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9 hours ago, Pico said:

Like to see it!

So far I've only had time to do a cursory comparison with the Flintstone 550 Spyder, which has multiple issues of its own.

The Profil kit has the same wheelbase, which is as it should be, but the width is significantly narrower. I need to check some 1:1 dimensions.

The Profil kit also has symmetry issues, as in fender profiles are different from side to side. The resin is thick enough to sculpt these out however, appears to be good quality, and bubble-free.

One upside of the Profil kit (which some would consider a downside) is the fact that the open panels are made very slightly oversize, so they can be precisely fitted to the openings.

The little car also has a somewhat blobular engine, and a gearbox that doesn't look much like a real one, BUT the PE parts as well as the lights are gorgeous. Wheels and tires are pretty decent. Better engine and gearbox parts may end up being sourced from styrene kits.

Overall, potentially a spectacular model.

I'll shortly be comparing it to the FPP kit, which represents a '55-'56 Spyder, and should be very close dimensionally to my full-scale Beck 550 replica

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What? What? Beck replica?? You been holding out on us.

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550 spyder obtained from the late John Johnson about 15-20 years ago.

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