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Ford GT40 - MENG - 1/24 - Number 5


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Got this kit a few weeks ago. Went straight to the bench.

It builds perfectly. Not sure of the accuracy or how it compares to the Fujimi kit. But it's sure great fun.

Painted with car paints. Had the yellow gold made in the shop but had to add brown to the mix.

Decals are OK. Slightly brittle.

And again: the fit is wonderful.

Hope you like it!😊

 

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Hi Marco.... Nice clean work on this! I like that it has an engine unlike the Fujimi kit.

I just recently built up the Fujimi version in the exact same livery, so its fun to see a different one.

Here’s the link if you wish to see: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/158102-1966-le-mans-gt40-sotheby’s-auction/

 

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I wonder how long before someone swaps the Meng underpinnings with the Fujimi. Both build beautifully but to my eye, the Fujimi body shape looks more accurate.

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10 hours ago, bbowser said:

Really nice work.  Outstanding photography as well.

Thank you!

 

9 hours ago, cobraman said:

Looks fantastic ! I may have to get this one. I bought the large one so maybe this one would be good practice.

Thanks! It's a fun kit to build.

 

8 hours ago, Venom said:

Hi Marco.... Nice clean work on this! I like that it has an engine unlike the Fujimi kit.

I just recently built up the Fujimi version in the exact same livery, so its fun to see a different one.

Here’s the link if you wish to see: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/158102-1966-le-mans-gt40-sotheby’s-auction/

 

Beautiful! 

Now I see I forgot the Goodyear logos 😁😁 . Back to the bench!

7 hours ago, iBorg said:

I wonder how long before someone swaps the Meng underpinnings with the Fujimi. Both build beautifully but to my eye, the Fujimi body shape looks more accurate.

The knockoffs may need changing too.

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I am impressed with your build.  I really like how you did the weathering on the exhaust pipes.  I have been debating whether or not to get the Meng kit but you may have convinced me to order one.

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Outstanding work from you, Marco - and of course, your trademark photography: just perfect!

But the body shape of this Meng Mk II doesn't convince me - roof and back look too rounded, a-pillars too wide, windows miss the sharp edges and the wheels look too small.

Best of both worlds would probably be to combine the Fujimi Mk II with the drivetrain of the Meng kit

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Looks great. I'm building the Fujimi kit right now and it goes together pretty well. I don't know enough about these cars to judge body shape but they both look good to me.

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43 minutes ago, AlbertD said:

Looks great. I'm building the Fujimi kit right now and it goes together pretty well. I don't know enough about these cars to judge body shape but they both look good to me.

Be prepared for fitting the body to the chassis ... it’s a tight one!

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1 hour ago, Venom said:

Be prepared for fitting the body to the chassis ... it’s a tight one!

Thanks for the warning. Knowing me I'll end up breaking something.

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17 minutes ago, AlbertD said:

Thanks for the warning. Knowing me I'll end up breaking something.

Mine was a kit from the 80’s so I was worried the plastic had become brittle, and when I was puting the body on I thought it was going to crack or snap in two... Fortunately it did not, and when it clamped itself into place, it was like, “I ain’t ever gonna move again, so don’t even attempt it!”

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On 8/21/2021 at 10:22 PM, Venom said:

Be prepared for fitting the body to the chassis ... it’s a tight one!

I managed to get the body on today without breaking anything. It sure was tight but once you bend and pull here and there it fits great.

I just got the Men kit and will see how that goes. Based on what the OP said about the brittle decals I ordered a set from Indycals. 

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On 8/20/2021 at 8:03 AM, Silver Foxx said:

A super nice build , well done .

Thanks!

 

On 8/20/2021 at 8:13 AM, David G. said:

Beautifully Done! Paint and detailing are excellent as is your photography.

David G. 

Thanks! All pictures done with my Cell phone. 

 

On 8/20/2021 at 8:20 AM, Gramps46 said:

I am impressed with your build.  I really like how you did the weathering on the exhaust pipes.  I have been debating whether or not to get the Meng kit but you may have convinced me to order one.

It's so nice to build. You will enjoy it.

 

On 8/20/2021 at 8:47 AM, Rich Chernosky said:

Yep....you convinced me too....gotta have one now.  Beautiful work and stunning photography. 

😊😊

 

On 8/20/2021 at 11:20 AM, iamsuperdan said:

Your build looks excellent!

 

If that goes together as well as Meng's other kits, then it will be fantastic.

:)

 

Yes! Meng quality.

 

On 8/20/2021 at 1:57 PM, Hi-Po said:

Beautiful! Nice detail work all around.  Great photography, also.

Thanks 🙂👍

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On 8/21/2021 at 8:51 PM, PappyD340 said:

Beautiful build!

🙂🙂

On 8/20/2021 at 3:44 PM, 1959scudetto said:

Outstanding work from you, Marco - and of course, your trademark photography: just perfect!

But the body shape of this Meng Mk II doesn't convince me - roof and back look too rounded, a-pillars too wide, windows miss the sharp edges and the wheels look too small.

Best of both worlds would probably be to combine the Fujimi Mk II with the drivetrain of the Meng kit

Thank you! It's really hard to find a perfect kit; so I'm always happy when I find one that builds really nicely.

 

On 8/22/2021 at 1:37 AM, AlbertD said:

Looks great. I'm building the Fujimi kit right now and it goes together pretty well. I don't know enough about these cars to judge body shape but they both look good to me.

The Fujimi one looks really nice.

 

On 8/22/2021 at 6:35 AM, ChrisR said:

Looks great!!

Thanks 👍

On 8/23/2021 at 2:29 PM, 1930fordpickup said:

This looks fantastic!

I had no idea Meng made this. 

And they other car kits too.

 

On 8/23/2021 at 10:29 PM, Phildaupho said:

Great to see a full detail engine compartment in 1/24 in your very attractive GT40.

🙂🙂

 

12 hours ago, Mattilacken said:

Nice to see one built! Are the headlights more rounded than the original? Some thing in that area looks different than usual to me.

I really don't know. But build-wise, the transparent parts fit beautifully. And only go on after everything else is built. 

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