Best 1/25 or 1/24 Porsche 911?

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Kit Q , who has the best Porsche 911 ,, I see one from Fujimi , but no engine, I am only buying maybe 4 more cars and a 911 is on my list

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Any of the Fujimi full detail "enthusiast" kits are really fine fine fine. My personal favorite is the '73 911RS. Last of the early, non-crash-bumper factory hot rods.

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A close second, the '74 Carrera RS 3.0

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The Porsche 911 has been in production for nearly 50 years and there are dozens of kits. is there a particular type of 911 you want?

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I agree with Darrin and Ace, if no specific model , Any Fujimi enthusiast kit will fill the tcket for me have a few stashed away .

they are also seen in Testors boxing also .

Michael

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The Fujimi enthusiast kits are great to build , they have an engine . You can pick an enthusiast kit from a normal Fujimi kit as the enthusiast kit has a stripe along the box representing that car's country.

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I've got several Fujimi 911 kits in my stash, as the 911 is a personal favorite of mine. All of the Fujimi kits have one major glaring error though..... the wheel well openings are ever so slightly flat topped, and the real car is not.

Another companies version that I can highly recommend, though simple in execution, is the Monogram coupe and slant nose cabriolets. Best looking 911 kits out there.

Lets also not forget all of the great racing variants. Here Fujimi and Tamiya lead the way.

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I think the first thing, as the guys have said, is to figure which generation of 911 you want. This may help:

http://blog.caranddriver.com/porsche-911-generations-the-legend-grows/

Then for every generation there are steadily more extreme versions, usually Carrera, Turbo, GT2/3 and more pure racers.

At one end of the story there's the Fujimi 911R 1967, and at the other end (probably) the 911 GT3R (which is a 997 generation car). There must be 50 kits covering the spectrum from one end to the other...

Personally, my "grail" kit is the Fujimi 911S 1969 (another Enthusiast Model), which I'd make up as the slate grey car Steve McQueen drives at the beginning of "Le Mans". To me, that's the essence of 911, but it's kinda hard to find one...

bestest,

M,

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... the slate grey car Steve McQueen drives at the beginning of "Le Mans". To me, that's the essence of 911...

I have to agree.

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I was just wondering, guys.... How good of a kit is the Revell Germany Carrera 3.0? It seems a little cheaper and more readily available than the Fujimi kit......

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I was just wondering, guys.... How good of a kit is the Revell Germany Carrera 3.0? It seems a little cheaper and more readily available than the Fujimi kit......

The decals are very nice, the kit itself reminds me of the older revell 911's.

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Kit Q , who has the best Porsche 911 ,, I see one from Fujimi , but no engine, I am only buying maybe 4 more cars and a 911 is on my list

The Fujimi kits are the best also be on the lookout for the reboxed versions made by Testors.

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1. I'm not a car modeler

2. Friend of mine is a Porsche-fanatic, or at least when Porsche is mentioned his eyes light up. I'd like to build a model for him. He did mention considering 911 to be the quintessential Porsche, so that's what I'm targeting - although I can be persuaded towards a different model for a good reason; I know next to nothing about cars.

I need advice on which kit to get.

It must be built as a street car, I'd prefer hard top. I'd also prefer fit over accuracy, on assumption that accuracy matters to modelers, not "normal people" (even highly interested in the subject =).

Which kit should I get (I'm in the US)?

Any and all advice appreciated!

Chris

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Depends on what you can "normail". If he's as big a Porsche nut as you say, he's probably going to have a pretty good idea about what a Porsche is supposed to look like.

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I agree with what has been said....my 2 cents worth.....

I think it totally depends on your building abilities and skill level.

If you have masters level skills, especially in making little fidgety parts fit correctly after spending major time cleaning up the complicated sprue attachment points, I would recommend Fujimi. Otherwise...

Tamiya regular kits are great for medium to high skill level, but there is a lot of detail painting and masking.

Tamiya snap kits and Monogram/Testors are great for beginning to medium skill level and look great when finished.

I just bought a Tamiya 959 to raid the detailed complete engine and dual Turbo setup!

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I'd have to say any of the Fujimi Enthusiast kits are the one's to go for, but if your looking for the later 996 version, the Tamiya version is a very nice kit, not full detail, but does have engine/gearbox detail, also have a look at some of the Revell AG 911's, as some of them were reboxed Fujimi kits, there are marked Revell Premium ...

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1. I'm not a car modeler

2. Friend of mine is a Porsche-fanatic, or at least when Porsche is mentioned his eyes light up. I'd like to build a model for him. He did mention considering 911 to be the quintessential Porsche, so that's what I'm targeting - although I can be persuaded towards a different model for a good reason; I know next to nothing about cars.

I need advice on which kit to get.

It must be built as a street car, I'd prefer hard top. I'd also prefer fit over accuracy, on assumption that accuracy matters to modelers, not "normal people" (even highly interested in the subject =).

Which kit should I get (I'm in the US)?

Any and all advice appreciated!

Chris

Well, I think Italeri is a proper compromise that meets your goals. If I remember correctly they were sold in USA under Testors' name. But you should be aware because several Testor kits were reboxed Fujimi.

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