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Tamiya 1/12 Enzo Ferrari..... Whats in the box... First Look


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viperofoz
04-03-2012, 06:29 AM
My kit arrived about an hour ago..... 3 days from Hobby Link Japan to regional South West, Western Australia...... I thought I'd share my joy of opening the box for the first time...lol

I will post more pictures of the parts unwrapped and full instructions as time permits...... I hope you enjoy these ones for the time being.

UPDATED WITH MORE PICS..... SEE PAGE 3

The box it was packed in was HUGE.... compare it to the Tamiya 1/24 Enzo box.

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Yep.... there does seem to be something down there in the bottom of the box.

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And just when you think the box is just about empty...... No... theres still an insert to remove...... revealing yet more pieces.

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Then theres also the box containing tyres, seats, tool, screws and other metal parts etc.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/IMG_1316.jpg

Strangely, tamiya gives us two sets of vinyl seat faces, one pair in red and the other in salmon pink!!.... I would have much prefered the second set be molded in hard styrene instead and could be painted any desired colour.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/IMG_1317.jpg

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The box details mention 653 parts, not sure if this includes all the screws etc, but either way, there are plenty of parts included.

I have to say after a quick look through the contents and the 91 step, 36 page instruction manual this kit has SURPASSED MY EXPECTATIONS..... EXCELLENT KIT and well worth the price of admission...... HLJ's preorder price atleast...lol

More to come when time permits, let me know if there is anything you would like to see in more detail and I will try to accomodate.

Regards, Dan

pawlie
04-03-2012, 06:46 AM
Thanks for posting Dan! I ordered mine on Friday, it looks fantastic.

MPWR
04-03-2012, 08:50 AM
Nooooo!!!

I don't need one. I Don't NEED one!!

Keep that away from meeeee!!! :runaround:

viperofoz
04-03-2012, 09:04 AM
Nooooo!!!

I don't need one. I Don't NEED one!!

Keep that away from meeeee!!! :runaround:


LOL, no I didn't NEED one either.

My wonderful wife and kids bought me this kit as a 40th birthday present...... I managed to convince them I needed it a few days early though, so I could share it with other interested modelers around the world....lol

Regards, Dan

BVC500
04-03-2012, 09:19 AM
I know...I can't!!!! I haven't even built my 1/24 version!

ShadowBroker
04-03-2012, 11:03 AM
Wow, it looks awesome!

viperofoz
04-03-2012, 11:35 AM
Here are the instructions for those interested.
I was a bit dissapointed recently when HobbySearch went against their usual practice and didn't post scans of these instructions..... at least you can see them here now.

Appologies for the iphone pics but I have uploaded them a bit larger than usual in the hope that they are legible..... PATIENCE might be required while they load.

OOPS.... Bandwidth exceeded..... try the link below instead

http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/

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Regards,
Dan

lovegt40
04-03-2012, 12:10 PM
I remember when I had in my shop the semi build version (done as semi build to avoid the commissions to ferrari, nearly placing it as a "kit" on the market and it was not).
The finished version raised really the perfection in quality,specially in the paint finishing.Too nice one, and shame on me I cannot save any of the reds,yellows and blacks I had and sold as bestellers.

I did only with one Silver Carerra gt...but thats another story,and first of all is NOT a Ferrari :(

leafs004
04-03-2012, 02:26 PM
Would love to see the Carerra GT and Ferrari GTO get the same treatment as I'm not planning to get the diecast, but would love to build them myself.

nugundam93
04-03-2012, 03:21 PM
wow. those are a ton of parts and i love the salute insert. can't wait to see the actual build. :)

funny how my mind kept thinking you were going to unbox a couple of gundam kits because of the box it came in. LOL!

Spike2933
04-03-2012, 05:41 PM
Oh my GAWD!!!!!!!!!

really nice to see Tamiya also not skimp on the details, more like a Hiro kit, I applaud Tamiya for actually putting the wiring and all the extra little details in the instructions, too bad I'm no way spending that type of money on the kit though, that would be very fun to do.

drunken monkey
04-03-2012, 06:01 PM
sorry if I missed this but is this the old 1/12 ready built they used to have sold as a kit?
I remember seeing one of those on display and it looked much better than the die-cast equivalents at the time.

icon_modeler
04-03-2012, 06:21 PM
sorry if I missed this but is this the old 1/12 ready built they used to have sold as a kit?
I remember seeing one of those on display and it looked much better than the die-cast equivalents at the time.

Yes it is, Word has it that Tamiya added or changed some of the details from the ready made version I suspect so that is can be assembled easier.

RonCla
04-03-2012, 06:33 PM
now for a FXX trans kit....

da_ashman
04-03-2012, 08:27 PM
WOW!!!
Anyone wanna buy my kidney?
I was worried when I heard the release that this would be their "semi built" kit supplied as parts or an upscaled 1:24 enzo, But Man oh man is it not!!! A massive thank you to Tamiya for not forgetting the 1:12 scale modelers out there, who have been dying for a new modern 1:12 kit!!!! I highly suggest they do an ariel Atom! oh & the F50 & FXX as 1:12 kits!!!

Chuck Kourouklis
04-03-2012, 09:03 PM
Well there's also a 1/12 288GTO that wouldn't need new tooling from the ground up...

Please, Tamiya-San. PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAZE!

But this f--kin' thing is killer, far and away the best, most exciting new car kit I've seen in forever.

star21
04-03-2012, 09:56 PM
now for a FXX trans kit....

I second that! I should be receiving my Enzo kit soon. :iceslolan

I also wouldn't mind Tamiya re-tooling their 1/12 semi-ready Porsche Carrera GT and converting it in to a kit like the Enzo one, either.

SmokeyR67
04-04-2012, 12:05 PM
One of these will HAVE TO find it's way into my stash soon!

Thanks for the quick look, hope you keep us updated with a build log :)

corvettekid_7684
04-04-2012, 09:03 PM
Looks like a fun one to build! How much was it?

star21
04-04-2012, 10:38 PM
Just received mine today and I can say I'm definitely impressed so far with Tamiya's craftsmanship just by looking over the parts. It's one thing to admire Tamiya's Enzo or FXX kits in 1/24 scale, but it's a whole different ball game seeing it in a BIG 1/12 scale.

I love the various small detailed textures like on the exhaust catalytic converters, engine bulkhead/firewall, seat fronts molded in a silicone type material with molded-in stitch looking detail, and much more stuff that I'm sure to come across as I dig further in to the kit.

All I can say is keep them coming Tamiya!

MidMazar
04-05-2012, 09:31 AM
Isn't this just their 1/24 enzo scaled larger to 1/12? Still a nice model!!!!

SmokeyR67
04-05-2012, 02:06 PM
Isn't this just their 1/24 enzo scaled larger to 1/12? Still a nice model!!!!

Hey, isn't their 1/24 scale Enzo just an Enzo scaled down by 24?:iceslolan

lemansnut
04-05-2012, 03:47 PM
Indeed looks like an incredible model kit, but $600? And yes, I have spent $200 for a resin curbside 1/24 scale kit so maybe it's not all that outrageous. Personally don't think I could justify it though. $300 perhaps, since their reissued 1/12 scales are going for around $160.

Mike

BVC500
04-05-2012, 03:51 PM
Hiroboy has it listed for nearly $700, but HLJ still has it listed for $300.

leafs004
04-05-2012, 04:08 PM
Don't forget that you still have to ship it from Japan. That's not a small or light box. It's about $55 to the US. That's still cheaper than Hobbylinc which has it for $400 and free shipping.

icon_modeler
04-05-2012, 08:35 PM
I paid 6000 yen for shipping by way of EMS from HLJ. That is $74.79 at todays exchange rate FWIW....

star21
04-05-2012, 11:06 PM
Indeed looks like an incredible model kit, but $600? And yes, I have spent $200 for a resin curbside 1/24 scale kit so maybe it's not all that outrageous. Personally don't think I could justify it though. $300 perhaps, since their reissued 1/12 scales are going for around $160.

Mike

$600 dollars!? Good lord where are you getting that price!? It would definitely be a rip off at that price. I paid $350 shipped (via FedEx) for mine through HLJ. The FedEx option was cheaper than the EMS option on HLJ. The kit was well packed as usual. I was pleasantly surprised that HLJ actually used a sensible sized shipping box.

auw12
04-06-2012, 08:18 AM
I'm very lucky to be at the period of resisting new kits~~~

lemansnut
04-06-2012, 10:10 AM
Tamiya USA website lists suggested retail at $610. I wasn't aware that HLJ was offering it for about half that price as I'm sure others will offer discounts as well.

Mike

robertgreen94
04-06-2012, 10:52 AM
When I saw this kit, $600, it could not be worth it. Maybe it still is not at $600, but at $300 to $400 it sure is. Apologizes to viperofoz, it looks like we wiped out your bandwidth on Photobucket :frown: I was hoping to see more pictures of the metal parts, ah well guess I will have to go out and buy one myself.:)

viperofoz
04-06-2012, 12:43 PM
Apologizes to viperofoz, it looks like we wiped out your bandwidth on Photobucket :frown: I was hoping to see more pictures of the metal parts, ah well guess I will have to go out and buy one myself.:)


No problem..... account has been upgraded..... go back to enjoying the pics.

I will get more detail pics up over the weekend.

Regards, Dan

ferrari2k
04-06-2012, 12:51 PM
I really hope HLJ will have the kit for that price by the end of the month, I am not having enough money now... :D

star21
04-06-2012, 07:46 PM
Tamiya USA website lists suggested retail at $610. I wasn't aware that HLJ was offering it for about half that price as I'm sure others will offer discounts as well.

Mike

Although a bit more expensive than HLJ, Hobby Search also has theirs similarly priced. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10176163 . The suggested list price is the same at 29,800 Yen.

Tamiya USA must think shipping and marketing it in the USA deserves an extra $250 more dollars. :rolleyes:

guiwee
04-07-2012, 02:05 AM
Can someone please clear this price issue up!!!! Tamiya must be insane to think that it will sell for $600 here..they have to know we will just buy from overseas rather then purchase the car here!!!!

roymattblack
04-07-2012, 05:41 AM
Ordered mine today (Yipeeeeee!)
HLJ: £183.
Thats about £250 CHEAPER than the stores in the UK!
Can't wait to get it.
Roy.

360spider
04-07-2012, 12:21 PM
Yeah, looks nice! But I think I'll stick with 1/24 scale, I don't even have time to build the ones I have already!

willimo
04-07-2012, 04:12 PM
Looks like a cool kit.

But it's just a Ferrari. :evillol:

xerox3
04-08-2012, 12:38 AM
Thanks for posting the pics.Made up my mind real quick..ORDERED.

viperofoz
04-08-2012, 09:51 AM
Here are a few more detailed pics for those interested.

The beautifully molded tyres, complete with Bridgestone logos and sidewall detail.

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Check out the size difference compared to the 1/24 Enzo tyres.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/IMG_1373.jpg

Next up are the Vinyl seat faces, these fit onto styrene seat backs.

They are nicely finished complete with stitch detail... as mentioned earlier you get a red pair and a salmon pink pair (these are called out in the instructions as brown??). They will need a very minor amount of careful clean up around the edges.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/IMG_1343.jpg

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Next up we take a look inside some of the metal parts bags.

Screwdrivers, wheel nut socket, steering shaft, vinyl tubing, engine cover prop and flexible brake ducting.

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Various screws,metal brackets and magnets.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/IMG_1349.jpg

More screws and metal exhaust tips.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/IMG_1350.jpg

Front and rear suspension bell crank components.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/IMG_1351.jpg

Suspension control arms and door hinge.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/IMG_1352.jpg

More suspension components and second door hinge.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/IMG_1353.jpg

The pre-assembled "dampers" that mesh with main door hinge for smooth operation.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/IMG_1355.jpg

The main damper springs, door tension springs and various metal brackets.

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The small but concise decal sheet.

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Check out decal #25 ..... these are glass makers specs that go in the corner of each peice of glass on the car.

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dash, wheel centre and exhaust detail decals.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/IMG_1362.jpg

Seatbelt, fender and nose cavallino's in 3D

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/IMG_1359.jpg

Small sheet of metal transfers for mirror faces, tail light reflectors and emblems.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/IMG_1360.jpg

Group shot with window masks and printed seat belts.

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The basic but well done photo etch plate, all grilles including top of dash, pedal faces, footrest, toeboard and seat belt hardware.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/IMG_1365.jpg

Wheels are nice and have rudimentry valve detail. ( I'll be stripping the plating and finishing in gloss silver, as well as adding RB motion valve stems)

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/IMG_1366.jpg

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The massive monocoque.... this is going to takemany sheet of carbon fibre decals to finish properly.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/IMG_1370.jpg

Of course we all know this kit is 1/12 scale and therefore quite large....... but check out the comparison with the 1/24 Enzo tub.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v67/obscurepizza/Tamiya%2012047%20Ferrari%20Enzo/IMG_1371.jpg

Regards, Dan.

euro_z
04-08-2012, 09:24 PM
is it just my eyes, or does decal number 22 say made in ITARY ?
looks like an insane kit, should be alot of fun!

icon_modeler
04-08-2012, 09:29 PM
is it just my eyes, or does decal number 22 say made in ITARY ?
looks like an insane kit, should be alot of fun!

Good Eye, it does indeed. Must have been proof read in Japanese not English:iceslolan:iceslolan

euro_z
04-08-2012, 09:49 PM
i love a bit of engrish :) haha

ferrari2k
04-09-2012, 11:18 AM
OK, you evil man you got me... Ordered mine today from HLJ :)
Would be interesting if Tamiya will correct this decal issue as Fujimi did with their 'Safty Car' ;)

nugundam93
04-09-2012, 03:16 PM
wow that's one sharp eye to have caught that wee bit of engrish. :D

do hope tamiya corrects this, even though it is funny.

viperofoz
04-10-2012, 12:45 AM
wow that's one sharp eye to have caught that wee bit of engrish. :D

do hope tamiya corrects this, even though it is funny.


For what its worth..... that minute piece of text is less than 2mm long and can't be seen with the naked eye... are you really going to let it bother you?.... I know I certainly won't.

But I did find it to be quite funny :rofl:

Regards, Dan

roymattblack
04-10-2012, 06:36 AM
Recieved my shipping confirmation this morning - Aaaarrrggghhhh ---- the wait!!!!!!
Shipping to the UK is a pretty horrendous £60, but it still makes the kit around £150 cheaper than anywhere over here.
Roy.

Koudy
04-10-2012, 11:57 AM
Stunning kit, I am thinking about buying one but it´s quite expensive. Recommended price here in Czech Republic is same as an average sallary of manually working man, holy shit!
But for enthusiast is this a MUST HAVE kit :-)

ferrari2k
04-10-2012, 12:27 PM
True, really a must have.
And what I would buy immediately, too, would be a 1:12 Ferrari 288 GTO. Eh, Tamiya? *hint* *hint* :D

Rickard_Olsson
04-10-2012, 02:38 PM
When I first heard about this kit, I thought "naaah.. No need for it".. Then for some reason I started looking at the Semi-assembled version.. and I thought "wow.. it´s quite a cool car.."

I started building the 1/12 Porsche 934 Jägermeister and I fell in love with this scale.. it´s fun to work with.. and NOW.. looking at this thread.. looking at the details, the MASSIVE manual, all the parts and comparing it to the 1/24.. Now I feel that.. HOLY COW.. I NEED THIS KIT !!

The first thing that will happen when I get my sallary from work will be to buy it and then live like a homeless.. ;O

Thanks for the thread... ;)

Best regards,

Rickard

guiwee
04-10-2012, 07:17 PM
Well the cheapest ive found is $370 shipped to U.S..Anyone find one cheaper???
I too will be ordering one on friday which is check day!!
Looks like you wont even need any aftermarket stuff huh?? Except c/f.

hirofkd
04-10-2012, 10:50 PM
http://www.hobbyeasy.com
US$288.97+26.54 (registered surface) = US$315.91
US$288.97+48.72 (speed post) = US$337.69
I've never bought from them, so I don't know whether it's the actual total cost or not.

If the kit becomes available at Hobby Lobby or Michael's, it can be as low as $305 w/50% off coupon + tax, or $366 w/40% off coupon + tax.

SmokeyR67
04-10-2012, 10:51 PM
When I first heard about this kit, I thought "naaah.. No need for it".. .. ;O

Thanks for the thread... ;)

Best regards,

Rickard

ROFL, is there a need for any of our models?

It's up to the individual to decide if $350 odd dollars is a good price. For me, I'll probably take a hundred or so hours hours to build it, so at $3.50 ($4 if you include s paint and other supplies) per hour, It's cheap fun!

guiwee
04-10-2012, 11:17 PM
http://www.hobbyeasy.com
US$288.97+26.54 (registered surface) = US$315.91
US$288.97+48.72 (speed post) = US$337.69
I've never bought from them, so I don't know whether it's the actual total cost or not.

If the kit becomes available at Hobby Lobby or Michael's, it can be as low as $305 w/50% off coupon + tax, or $366 w/40% off coupon + tax.

I wouldnt bet on it becoming available at hobby lobby...the one near me has
like only two tamiya kits period!!!
Michaels.....furgedaboutit
Ive brought from them before they were ok..thanks!!

RonCla
04-11-2012, 02:31 AM
ROFL, is there a need for any of our models?

It's up to the individual to decide if $350 odd dollars is a good price. For me, I'll probably take a hundred or so hours hours to build it, so at $3.50 ($4 if you include s paint and other supplies) per hour, It's cheap fun!

X2. I've always looked at the cost of the hobby the same way and you have something to show for your money when finished.

roymattblack
04-11-2012, 02:09 PM
Just wondering....
Have you made a start on this amazing kit yet?
Roy.

robertgreen94
04-11-2012, 02:51 PM
It would also be nice if Tamiya did this for the rest of the 'semi-assembled', the GTO and the F50 would be nice, but I think they also did a Carrera GT which would be special in 1/12. Tamiya seems to be leaning towards the super-kits. They did the a super-new version of the Yamato and that price sky rocketed to the $600ish. Same questions, "is it worth it" and in that case its 'oh yeah'. They seem to be testing the waters, so lets hope it sells out and they decide to do more. A Ferrari California with working top? Who knows

drunken monkey
04-11-2012, 03:29 PM
Recieved my shipping confirmation this morning - Aaaarrrggghhhh ---- the wait!!!!!!
Shipping to the UK is a pretty horrendous £60, but it still makes the kit around £150 cheaper than anywhere over here.
Roy.


If you get hit by customs, there'll be a duty to be paid too.
Not £150 mind.
I think it's 20-30%, can't really remember what it is.

roymattblack
04-12-2012, 11:54 AM
If you get hit by customs, there'll be a duty to be paid too.
Not £150 mind.
I think it's 20-30%, can't really remember what it is.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed there...
I've bought kits from Japan before and not been nobbled for import duty.
Roy.

viperofoz
04-12-2012, 12:09 PM
Just wondering....
Have you made a start on this amazing kit yet?
Roy.

Hi Roy,

Like most modellers here I have LOADS of projects already on the go so I definitely shouldn't start another one just yet............ :uhoh:



But I couldn't help myself and have made a start on it anyway....:naughty:

Mostly just smoothing and prepping parts for CF treatment so far and adding missing fastener details.... dash, seat, engine etc.
I won't bore with too many more pics until I have something worthwhile to show though.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/582325_2962904673259_1280857138_32235438_533254133 _n.jpg

Regards, Dan

roymattblack
04-13-2012, 02:33 PM
My kit is on the way.....
I can see the tiny etched parts you've fitted, but what do you mean by 'missing fasteners' and if they aren't included, where are you getting the bits from?
I want my Enzo to be SUPER detailed, and I intend going way overboard on details.
Roy.

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