Minor Nuremberg 2013 Update: Tamiya full kit of 1/12 Porsche Carrera GT


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I thought I would post it here to alert anyone who may be interested. HLJ announced Tamiya is doing a full kit of their 1/12 Porsche Carrera GT ...looks like this may be even better than the Enzo

http://www.hlj.com/product/TAM12050

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Looks like it would be a blast to build. I have never seen a Skill level 4 kit.

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On my wish list. Have too many projects on the go at the moment though.

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Sigh. Why can't Tamiya do a 1/12 Gullwing or 275 GTB?

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Sigh. Why can't Tamiya do a 1/12 Gullwing or 275 GTB?

I appears they are taking their 1/12 diecast, semi-assembled models and turning them into full builder kits. Makes perfect sense (and cents) since they already have most of the work done for them and just need to adjust things to do the bodies in plastic along with other misc parts.

The good news is that those who wanted their diecast Ferrari F-50 and GTO's as full builder kits may find them in our not-too-distant future. :)

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Sigh. Why can't Tamiya do a 1/12 Gullwing or 275 GTB?

OK, not a kit, but Premium ClassiXXs (sic) just released a 1/12 scale Gullwing.

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OK, not a kit, but Premium ClassiXXs (sic) just released a 1/12 scale Gullwing.

Yes, I've seen it. The best model ever issued on the Gullwing. For what it is it's an amazingly reasonable price, but too many bucks for me.

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Yes, I've seen it. The best model ever issued on the Gullwing. For what it is it's an amazingly reasonable price, but too many bucks for me.

It costs 60% of the Tamiya Porsche kit. Not a small amount no matter how you look at it, but still.

And you have to factor in the often underestimated cost of building such a kit.

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At an average of about $360, I would have snapped this up in an instant in better days. But I have an untold investment of time and money in researching and preparing to build such a kit. You have no idea - we're talking four figures. I'll be going with a mating of the 1/16 Italeri and Minicraft kits to build to my preferences.

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I wonder why the Porsche comes out $90 to $100 more than the big Enzo???

joe.

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Hmm, good question. I'll probably snap one up though, for better or worse.

One step closer to the one I REALLY want, the 288 GTO...

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Just got the Enzo as an early Xmas present from my wife (can't have it until Xmas though).

While this is interesting, and is appealing....don't know if the price is that appealing. The Enzo was a chunk of change, and this one more? Might be a licensing thing...but still....it is alot more than the Enzo was.

If it was the 288 GTO now....might be a different story!

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Scott,

I would get the porsche but for the price. The 288 is the one i am gunning for. I hope itis next. I think it will be more interesting than the porsche because it will have a far different construction technique thanthe Enzo.

Joe.

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Yeah me too, I am a Ferrari hound anyway. While I do like the Porsche, I have it in 1/24. Yes in 1/12 it would be impressive, but doesn't strike me as much as if the 288 was released.

The F-40....meh...I could take it or leave it, I have the Testors/Fujimi version, yeah the Tamiya one will probably go together better, maybe a bit more detailed....

Now if Trumpeter would only released the Ferrari in the background of the GT-40 box art!

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A couple of new pics from Nuremberg 2013 of the Tamiya 1/12 Prosche Carrera GT kit.....

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