Model Factory Hiro AC A98 Coupe teaser

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Wow, never figured I'd see this one come to life! After reading an article on the car in one of my Motor Trend Classic magazines, I thought it would be an interesting basis for a model. Seeing that MFH makes a bunch of Cobras, I thought I'd give it a shot and sent them an email in December, 2011. I forgot all about it, but today saw this little teaser shot on their website:

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A second shot confirmed that it's indeed the AC A98 Coupe! It does say something about a "Lightweight Series," not sure if that means it'll all be resin, or curbside, or what. If it's the latter, I wonder if it could mate with an AMT 289 Cobra for the innards.

Link to MFH's site

Link to info on the car

Edited by GirchyGirchy

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I think I would like to have one of those.

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The Lightweight is usually a curbside.

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Hiros' new Lightweight Series are curbside with reduced parts. They are still multi media kits.

This is their description of the recently released Lightweight Series Abarth

http://www.modelfactoryhiro.com/new/en/archives/11145

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Hiros' new Lightweight Series are curbside with reduced parts. They are still multi media kits.

Thanks for that link. I'll still buy one. :)

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The AMT 289 Cobra is 1/25 scale. MFH kits are 1/24 and 1/20 scale.

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$$$ ??? :huh: or :blink:

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$$$ ??? :huh: or :blink:

More than likely- :o :o

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I just got this kit in the mail today. Beautiful beyond belief. Anyone know the color green for this car?

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Greg, $190 ish. Ordered already. 

You mentioned in Daytona thread the other day, but I'd forgot I had ordered it. 

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Len posted and I double checked price.

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It was $189 shipping included. Little high for a Curbside but it only money. LOL!:wub:

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Looks like Zero Paints has the correct color for the car:

 

Zero Paints A-98 Colors

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Len, per Rinsey Mills it was painted "the British Racing Green shade favored by AC and Aston Martin".  AC98 was built on a standard leaf spring chassis if you care to add any addtitional detail.

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JC do you have any current Aston Martin color that I could ask Scale Finishes to duplicate?

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JC do you have any current Aston Martin color that I could ask Scale Finishes to duplicate?

Sorry Len I don't.

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I think the closest you'll get is a colour called "California Sage". It's not currrently in the Aston martin palette, but it was until 2010. Code should be Aston Martin 1338.

http://outrageousvehicles.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/2009-Aston-Martin-DB9-Volante_1.jpg

IMG00194-20111216-1343.jpg

bestest,

M.

I'm officially giving up on trying to post pictures. Nothing I try works. This "upgrade" has been DREADFUL.

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Thanks Matt. That looks pretty close.

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The Aston Cal Sage shade is not at all close - too much olive.  I got info on the correct mix from the owner of the A98, but it is for English systems - working on converting to a US mix.  I got a bunch of pics of the car at Goodwood a few years ago - MFH did a really good job, except for the wheels.  They should have included Halibrands like in the Revell Cobra - they were coated with Dow #7 gold.  The Revell wheels are too small for the MFH rubber, but I have not had time to mix and match wheels yet.

The Zero Paint sample looks close.

This has been a holy grail of mine for years.

Steve D.

 

 

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Thanks Steve for the info. 

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I think the closest you'll get is a colour called "California Sage". It's not currrently in the Aston martin palette, but it was until 2010. Code should be Aston Martin 1338.

http://outrageousvehicles.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/2009-Aston-Martin-DB9-Volante_1.jpg

IMG00194-20111216-1343.jpg

bestest,

M.

I'm officially giving up on trying to post pictures. Nothing I try works. This "upgrade" has been DREADFUL.

2009-Aston-Martin-DB9-Volante_1.jpg

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Looks like Zero Paints has the correct color for the car:

 

Zero Paints A-98 Colors

AC Cobra Coupe A98 Le Mans 1964 Jewel Mist Green Paint 60ml

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Any updates on you color codes for this green? I was told 67 Chevelle Mountain Green was a good match.

The Aston Cal Sage shade is not at all close - too much olive.  I got info on the correct mix from the owner of the A98, but it is for English systems - working on converting to a US mix.  I got a bunch of pics of the car at Goodwood a few years ago - MFH did a really good job, except for the wheels.  They should have included Halibrands like in the Revell Cobra - they were coated with Dow #7 gold.  The Revell wheels are too small for the MFH rubber, but I have not had time to mix and match wheels yet.

The Zero Paint sample looks close.

This has been a holy grail of mine for years.

Steve D.

 

 

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