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Anyone seen/got the SimilR Ford GT GT1?


mattbacon
12-28-2011, 07:55 AM
I'm contemplating getting this with some Christmas present money. Has anyone got one or seen one that they can report on before I decide (vs the Fujimi Aventador...). I have only seen the Focus in a box, so I really have nothing to go on for this manufacturer...

best regards,
Matt

racer93
12-28-2011, 09:25 AM
I'm contemplating getting this with some Christmas present money. Has anyone got one or seen one that they can report on before I decide (vs the Fujimi Aventador...). I have only seen the Focus in a box, so I really have nothing to go on for this manufacturer...

best regards,
Matt
I will have one in my hot little hands tomorrow (probably), sent from a friend who got it a bit early! From what I've seen and heard of it so far, it's LIGHT YEARS ahead of the focus. I have yet to see it in person, so take it fwiw. But, I'm really excited about it. I think it will definitely be worth it, as it is full detail and molded with the doors off.

I'll post a little something when it comes and when I get back from holiday on Thursday.

Eric Cole
12-28-2011, 10:08 AM
I should have mine today or tomorrow also. Shipped from Strada Sports two days ago.
Since I just finished up a model last night the Ford GT will be my nexy build.

racer93
12-28-2011, 11:14 AM
I should have mine today or tomorrow also. Shipped from Strada Sports two days ago.
Since I just finished up a model last night the Ford GT will be my nexy build.

Hey Eric! A friend on here got a copy a couple of weeks ago but since it was coming from Belgium... :(

I'm interested to see what you do with it--it seems like a very capable kit to start with. I'd do it but my plate is already full...:)

Eric Cole
12-28-2011, 12:05 PM
Got my kit today. Delivered to my office.

First impressions of the GT is good but there are a few sink marks and quite a bit more flash than I would have expected from a new kit and there are some pin marks that will have to be filled or they’ll be visible on the completed build. The rear window, although thin (all clear parts are nice and thin) still has some machine marks in it from the mold not being polished well enough, the windshield looks perfect though. The decals are freakin’ awesome and the tires are really nice.

I plan to build the kit mostly out of the box with the addition of just a few wires and some minor plumbing.

The question will be; how well does it all go together? If it goes together well it’s worth every penny of the cost. If it doesn’t go together well…. Well, need I say more?

I’ll be starting on the kit build today!

star21
12-28-2011, 09:44 PM
I just got mine today and I'm pretty impressed.

You have to give credit to a company trying to take on the usual big name model kit companies. The feature of additional detail instead of being a regular curbside kit definitely appeals to me. I'd definitely be interested in what Simil R has in store for future kits. :smile:

racer93
12-29-2011, 06:30 PM
I just got mine today and I'm pretty impressed.

You have to give credit to a company trying to take on the usual big name model kit companies. The feature of additional detail instead of being a regular curbside kit definitely appeals to me. I'd definitely be interested in what Simil R has in store for future kits. :smile:

Yep, especially when it has templated CF decals, p/e, full detail and molded open doors. Heads and shoulders above T at this point.

Helico
12-29-2011, 07:13 PM
Stop teasing. Show us pictures! :biggrin:

Eric Cole
12-29-2011, 08:52 PM
I mocked up the body last night and I have doubts that all the various body panels are going to fit very well. Also, and I haven't taken measurements to verify the scale, but the model is huge. Obviously, because of the custom body parts designed specifically for the race version, it's going to be larger than a stock GT but this thing is bigger than any other 1/24th scale car (race or street car) I own.

However, I should say I only mocked up the body with tape. Hopefully, the parts will fit better as I
get through actual assembly.

Eric Cole
12-30-2011, 06:24 PM
After spending some time talking with my friend Veryon on the phone tonight and comparing the scale measurements of the SimilR Ford GT to the street version and specs I found on the race version I think the SimilR kit is in the correct 1/24th scale.

ZoomZoomMX-5
12-30-2011, 07:28 PM
After spending some time talking with my friend Veryon on the phone tonight and comparing the scale measurements of the SimilR Ford GT to the street version and specs I found on the race version I think the SimilR kit is in the correct 1/24th scale.

That's good to hear; I wouldn't think that they'd get the scale wrong considering the effort they put into it, and I'm sure they had to have accurate data from the race team.

racer93
12-30-2011, 08:09 PM
That's good to hear; I wouldn't think that they'd get the scale wrong considering the effort they put into it, and I'm sure they had to have accurate data from the race team.

I agree, Bob. Seeing the painstaking measurements Belkits took with their Fiesta RS car, I'd imagine Simil'r did the same or something similar. At least I'd hope...:lol2:

As an aside Bob, do you have any pics of the car you built that had the three different cars put together as one? I wanted to show my wife and some friends here it, if possible. Thanks!

Daniel

rx7king
12-31-2011, 04:10 PM
I recieved mine a few days ago and have to say its impressive as well. Dont plan to start it anytime soon so I dont know if it fits together well but I wish there were more kits like this. opening doors almost full detail, multiple display possibilities etc.

Mikezibit
01-01-2012, 10:43 AM
Stop teasing. Show us pictures! :biggrin:


http://www.depaddock.eu/forum/showthread.php?t=20834




Mike :evillol:

ZoomZoomMX-5
01-01-2012, 02:18 PM
I agree, Bob. Seeing the painstaking measurements Belkits took with their Fiesta RS car, I'd imagine Simil'r did the same or something similar. At least I'd hope...:lol2:

As an aside Bob, do you have any pics of the car you built that had the three different cars put together as one? I wanted to show my wife and some friends here it, if possible. Thanks!

Daniel

Below is the link to the first one I built, the orange one w/the 2006 Mustang rear end. I have yet to take beauty shots of the blue one w/the 2010 back end (Jim took photos of the completed model for Scale Auto, so I only have the in-progress shots, and can't show them here until published). I'll try to shoot a few shots of the blue one this week and add to my album.

Flashback I (http://public.fotki.com/grdeyed/model_cars-1/what/)

racer93
01-01-2012, 03:42 PM
Below is the link to the first one I built, the orange one w/the 2006 Mustang rear end. I have yet to take beauty shots of the blue one w/the 2010 back end (Jim took photos of the completed model for Scale Auto, so I only have the in-progress shots, and can't show them here until published). I'll try to shoot a few shots of the blue one this week and add to my album.

Flashback I (http://public.fotki.com/grdeyed/model_cars-1/what/)
Fair enough! You know, I remember seeing the one pictured (Atlanta, maybe?) or maybe in a magazine and I thought, "There's something not quite right about that car..." and now I know! It's because it's a "mutt"! That was done so well, really cool idea. Thanks for the link!

guiwee
01-01-2012, 11:15 PM
At roughly $95 shipped to the U.S. It had better be a good kit..think it cost more than the escort!!!

fola
01-02-2012, 06:50 PM
The Car is huge.... so big it seems too big.
so I checked for the dimensions on the Fia GT web Page -
FordGT Technical Specifications
Wheelbase 2768mm in 1/24 ?
Overall length 4800mm in 1/24 ?
Overall width 2130mm in 1/24 = 88,75mm

My SimilR Ford is 91 mm wide the Pescarolo only 84mm

racer93
01-02-2012, 06:52 PM
At roughly $95 shipped to the U.S. It had better be a good kit..think it cost more than the escort!!!

It really does look to be worth it. It has a nice P/E set and templated CF decals. Plus, the doors are molded off, a rarity these days...

ZoomZoomMX-5
01-02-2012, 08:45 PM
I saw the kit this weekend and I like it. Not sure if I will get one or not, but what I saw looked decent. If I could be sure all those separate body parts would fit (not to mention painting them all the same shade...painting it professionally won't be particularly easy). For a relative newcomer this kit is pretty nice, and detail underneath isn't as crazy as Fujimi Enthusiast kits.

Eric Cole
01-02-2012, 10:45 PM
Now that I've been working on mine a little bit I have to say I think some of the moldings are fairly soft and many of the parts are lacking positive locating pins. Instructions show them on the drawings but they don't always exist on the part. Without the locating pins there is a lot of "play" in the fit of parts that make me worry about how final assembly will come together.

Do a lot of test fitting would be my advice to anyone building one.

petesy
01-03-2012, 03:56 AM
Instead of making all these fiddly opening bits that probably need to be glued shut to fit anyway, why doesn't SimilR just concentrate their efforts on making a less complicated kit with solid details and good fitment?

These soft details and ill fitting parts had put me off the Focus, and is now putting me off the GT, both subject matters I'm hugely interested in. I know it's a model kit and some assembly would be required, but at this price I expect the kit to at least fit properly out of the box without major rework.

ZoomZoomMX-5
01-03-2012, 10:20 AM
Instead of making all these fiddly opening bits that probably need to be glued shut to fit anyway, why doesn't SimilR just concentrate their efforts on making a less complicated kit with solid details and good fitment?

These soft details and ill fitting parts had put me off the Focus, and is now putting me off the GT, both subject matters I'm hugely interested in. I know it's a model kit and some assembly would be required, but at this price I expect the kit to at least fit properly out of the box without major rework.

It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't scenario. If SimilR made it a simple curbside like many of the resin kits, they'd be accused of making it a "toy", and the superdetailers would be unhappy. Since they went into fairly high detail and a myriad of smaller separate parts for the body, they'll appeal to the people that build high-detail "all-opened-up" replicas, but then they'll hear complaints from those who prefer the model look good all closed.

Assembly and painting of the kit will be a bit of a nightmare, but the people that buy & build most of these sorts of models seem to thrive on the high detail, so let's see how they turn out. I'd also have preferred a simpler body and assembly.

racer93
01-03-2012, 10:33 AM
It's a damned if you do, damned if you don't scenario. If SimilR made it a simple curbside like many of the resin kits, they'd be accused of making it a "toy", and the superdetailers would be unhappy. Since they went into fairly high detail and a myriad of smaller separate parts for the body, they'll appeal to the people that build high-detail "all-opened-up" replicas, but then they'll hear complaints from those who prefer the model look good all closed.

Assembly and painting of the kit will be a bit of a nightmare, but the people that buy & build most of these sorts of models seem to thrive on the high detail, so let's see how they turn out. I'd also have preferred a simpler body and assembly.

Count me as one vote for the all opened up look. I probably would've passed on a closed up model...but then again, I like to detail...

guiwee
01-06-2012, 09:30 AM
ok so it seems this kit is a fit/paint nightmare????
So what about the focus is it better??? I really like
those studio 27 "Monster" decals..

Eric Cole
01-06-2012, 09:35 AM
I wouldn't say Ford GT is a nightmare. It's not going to be a perfect fit but my experience working on it so far is that an experienced modeler should get a decent final result. It's just not going to be an easy build/paint project and I wouldn't recommend it for the inexperienced builder.

racer93
01-06-2012, 12:44 PM
I wouldn't say Ford GT is a nightmare. It's not going to be a perfect fit but my experience working on it so far is that an experienced modeler should get a decent final result. It's just not going to be an easy build/paint project and I wouldn't recommend it for the inexperienced builder.

Eric, I just looked at your pics and your workspace is waaaaaaay to clean. I need to teach you some lessons on dirtying and cluttering up your workspace. I'm pretty good at that! :naughty: j/k, of course! Nice pics!

Veyron
01-06-2012, 12:55 PM
Eric, I just looked at your pics and your workspace is waaaaaaay to clean. I need to teach you some lessons on dirtying and cluttering up your workspace. I'm pretty good at that! :naughty: j/k, of course! Nice pics!


All of us in ACME have been trying to do that for years....it hasn't worked, he's still Mr. Neat and we're still nuclear wasteland.

ZoomZoomMX-5
01-06-2012, 01:16 PM
All of us in ACME have been trying to do that for years....it hasn't worked, he's still Mr. Neat and we're still nuclear wasteland.

Yup. Can't say we haven't tried. I think his workbench is cleaner than the OR at any hospital :lol:

Eric Cole
01-06-2012, 05:10 PM
I can't help it... Lol. I keep my office at work the same way and people give me a hard time there too.

racer93
01-06-2012, 07:19 PM
I think it's kinda funny, because in "real life" I'm anything *but* detail oriented or a "neat freak". (Just take a look at my bench sometime...) But when it comes to model building, I am *very* detail oriented. Am I the only one like this? Just curious. Not meaning to hijack the thread but urgent questions have to be asked...;)

petesy
01-07-2012, 12:55 AM
ok so it seems this kit is a fit/paint nightmare????
So what about the focus is it better??? I really like
those studio 27 "Monster" decals..
See for yourself:

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=1038029&highlight=similr&page=3

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