info on Tamiya Porsche 928S

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I want to get the Tamiya 1/20 scale 1979 Porsche 928S put I am a little gun shy , the last Porsche I got from them has a fake half engine it will never run that way , does this 928 have a full detail engine and opening hood , Thanks

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No it is a curbside kit.

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The new re-released Tamiya 928S does have engine detail.

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Walter , does the hood open and all for the engine ????

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Thanks for the info , just bought it !!, love that car

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If you need reference photo's, I have a 1:1 in my garage.

Al

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Thanks for the info , just bought it !!, love that car

Your welcome, its a very nice high quality kit. I have it in my stash :)

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That's nice .. and a full 928 engine! How unfortunate it's 1/20 .. :(:huh: :huh: :blink:

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I picked up a Testors boxed Iltari Porsche 928S4 off ebay a few years ago. Nice kit, full engine detail, and 1/24th scale.

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How about the original Revell 928 kit ( the one with the red 928 on the box ) did that have engine detail ?

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How about the original Revell 928 kit ( the one with the red 928 on the box ) did that have engine detail ?

Yep - the Revell kit has an engine. It's a full engine, but the induction pipes are a little out of scale (too thin). The whole Revell kit has slightly odd proportions. The Fujimi one is much better - but of course it's not a full detail kit. I've always thought a combination of the Fujimi body with the Revell engine/drivetrain would make a nice 1/24 model.

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The best engine detail for a 928 and 928S from 77 to 86 is the Tamiya model. Later models, the 928S4, 928GT and the 928GTS had a different engine design.

Hope this helps.

Edited by Porscheman

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what is wrong with a 1/20 scale ? just curious

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There is a Rally kit on Ebay right now.

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Anybody know the story on this one?

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I think it is the Airfix/Italeri 928

Edited by The Creative Explorer

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I think it is the Airfix/Italeri 928

It is the Airfix 928. The proportions are off on this kit. The pop-up headlights are not sloped with fender and the kits are also reccessed. The rear tires sit way to far into the body, they should be close to the fender as shown below.

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I picked this about a month or so ago.52e8dc6a-ddf9-4c61-9b56-72de2d73222c_zpsAnd yes, it has an engine. The hood is molded in with the body, but real thin around it. So, it's pretty easy to have the hood removable to show the engine. f48d9f53-c307-4e20-a201-677cc1c36c21_zps

Edited by The70judgeman

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I have a pretty rare 928 kit from the early 80's I believe its made by Ninco. I will dig it out and post up a picture.

Edited by WizPorsche944

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what is wrong with a 1/20 scale ? just curious

Sorry, it's just me. I like all my builds to be one scale so they are relatively correctly sized next to each other on the shelf. It probably is greatly influenced by the fact that lately I've been building the cars I've owned. I started with AMT's 1/25 kits in 1958 so that's my preferred scale and what most are anyway that I like. I do let 1/24 in, though, but 1/20 is just too big to look right for me.

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Here it is

Here it is

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