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Has anyone who built a HIRO 1/12 scale sports prototypes from the 60's please comment on the accuracy and general quality of the kit they built . tks

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Never heard of accuracy complaints about Hiro kits. They are not, however, for the faint of heart. While the resin is wonderful, the white metal parts need a lot of clean-up. You'll be drilling a lot of holes, and the instructions won't always tell you need to. Test fit, test fit, test fit. Look well ahead in the instructions to see what attaches to what and where. (This is my experience from one of their 1/24 kits. Which I never finished. But that's me.)

 

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i have been since watching videos and they really put me off . You even have to make the spokes for the wheels etc etc . no way . 

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As someone who has several of the MFH kits (1/24 to 1/12), all I can tell you is that you have to really take your time with those. They are by no means for the novice and faint of heart. Their prices especially for the 1/12 scales reflect the amount of work that one needs to put into them as you are essentially building the car as if it were a 1:1.

One example which I have is the 1/12 '63 Ferrari 250 GTO. This one has an actual working V12 once you get done with it with moving pistons, valve train and all. I do believe somewhere on their site they show this working before it was put into the model.

Pricey stuff, but IMO worth every penny.

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