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Revell vs Fujimi help


Seamus McRae
01-20-2012, 07:41 PM
Need some advice please guys...
Revell & Fujimi seem keen on duplicating their road car models lately, sometimes to the detriment of quality between the two. I'm wanting to add these models to my stash & am curious to find out everyone's opinions on which is the better kit:

Ferrari 430
Ferrari 599
Mercedes SLS

I'm also keen on a 458 Italia, but have already seen on here that the Revell version blows away Fujimi's attempt.

TIA

ZoomZoomMX-5
01-20-2012, 07:58 PM
Need some advice please guys...
Revell & Fujimi seem keen on duplicating their road car models lately, sometimes to the detriment of quality between the two. I'm wanting to add these models to my stash & am curious to find out everyone's opinions on which is the better kit:

Ferrari 430
Ferrari 599
Mercedes SLS

I'm also keen on a 458 Italia, but have already seen on here that the Revell version blows away Fujimi's attempt.

TIA

Fujimi for the F430. Revell's has always looked odd to me. Fujimi's looks great.

Either 599 is good; Fujimi's is crisper, cleaner, but only curbside and much more expensive; perhaps a better choice for a novice builder (with deep pockets). Revell's has the full engine, separate hood. And their coming 599 GTO and Apertas will be all-new tooling. I chose Revell for my 599, but haven't built it.

Revell for the SLS; much more detail including an engine, much more accurate interior. Only get the Fujimi if you don't like the opening doors (which need to be bent to de-warp, but if you take the time to fit them properly, they look and work great open or closed). Fujimi has no engine and a greatly simplified interior and chassis. Fujimi's will look nice with ease for inexperienced builders. Revell's wheels/tires seem okay this time.

The Revell 458 blows Fujimi's away. Wheels are too small and tires too big on Revell, other than that...it's nearly perfect. Fujimi's model has a terrible interior, terrible glass, brake calipers on the wrong parts front to rear, very weak engraving of meshed areas, no decal or anything for the small "raptor eye" vents next to the headlights. Revell's kit builds just as easily, even w/the extra detail.

Long story short, at the time the F430 was new, Fujimi was making excellent kits, and Revell's were a bit lame. Fast forward to current, Fujimi has dramatically declined in detail, dramatically raised prices, while Revell has dramatically improved with each and every new kit they come out with, and prices are very reasonable, at least in Europe and US vs. Asia.

Seamus McRae
01-20-2012, 08:09 PM
Awesome. Thanks a heap mate. Very helpful

turbothirtytwo
01-21-2012, 07:27 AM
I have F430 spider from revell as a xmas present. its total crap, warped body, front wheel arches ar different from each other in shape, rear engine lid is out of line with body, intake manifold is out of line with body and lid, poor wheels, door boards rising above outer panel when u complete body with chassis.......etc

F1Tommy
01-21-2012, 10:40 AM
Fujimi for the F430. Revell's has always looked odd to me. Fujimi's looks great.

Either 599 is good; Fujimi's is crisper, cleaner, but only curbside and much more expensive; perhaps a better choice for a novice builder (with deep pockets). Revell's has the full engine, separate hood. And their coming 599 GTO and Apertas will be all-new tooling. I chose Revell for my 599, but haven't built it.

Revell for the SLS; much more detail including an engine, much more accurate interior. Only get the Fujimi if you don't like the opening doors (which need to be bent to de-warp, but if you take the time to fit them properly, they look and work great open or closed). Fujimi has no engine and a greatly simplified interior and chassis. Fujimi's will look nice with ease for inexperienced builders. Revell's wheels/tires seem okay this time.

The Revell 458 blows Fujimi's away. Wheels are too small and tires too big on Revell, other than that...it's nearly perfect. Fujimi's model has a terrible interior, terrible glass, brake calipers on the wrong parts front to rear, very weak engraving of meshed areas, no decal or anything for the small "raptor eye" vents next to the headlights. Revell's kit builds just as easily, even w/the extra detail.

Long story short, at the time the F430 was new, Fujimi was making excellent kits, and Revell's were a bit lame. Fast forward to current, Fujimi has dramatically declined in detail, dramatically raised prices, while Revell has dramatically improved with each and every new kit they come out with, and prices are very reasonable, at least in Europe and US vs. Asia.

Well said. The new Revell stuff keeps getting better and better. Even the 1/24th F1 kits are pretty nice now other than the tires. Fujimi on the other hand is trying to crank out as many poor detail kits as fast as they can. I want the old 1980's Fujimi back(to bad all the good car model engineers went to Rosso in the early 1990's).

Tom Tanner/Scale Designs/Ferrari Expo 2012-Chicago March 17th 2012

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