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Aoshima Aventador


ZoomZoomMX-5
04-13-2012, 08:59 PM
Seems like Facebook is where to get the information currently.

Simplified kit, much like Fujimi's, but actual working doors, opening engine cover, 2800 yen, export only (US retail will still be rather ridiculous). 4200 yen will get you the version w/full engine.

http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.411255075551731.103437.383251378352101&type=1

hirofkd
04-14-2012, 12:45 AM
Thanks for the link.
Aventador PE set will be available from Aoshima for 1890 yen, so the total will be 4200+1890=6090 yen. At 30% off discount, that'll be 4263 yen, which seems reasonable by today's standard. One thing is that the model in the CAD screen shots seems too detailed to be a simplified version. Aoshima's "detailed engine" doesn't necessarily mean the level of detail like Revell's Diablo VT kit, so the one in the CAD drawing could be the 4200 yen version.

In addition to the new Lambo, I've got to have 2012 R35 GT-R w/engine, and K-On London Taxi. :)

auw12
04-14-2012, 12:59 AM
Thanks for sharing Bob. Judging from the digital, apart from actual workable doors and engine hood it has better head lights, better tail lights, better tyres, better interior, better fuel cap, better pretty much everything... Now what can I do to my 2 fujimi kits...

Entau
04-14-2012, 02:34 AM
Luckily i din't buy the fujimi's aventador yet :icon16:...

Tang, i feel your pain...fujimi sucks... :lol:

ferrari2k
04-14-2012, 03:43 AM
Nice one!
I had my eye on the Fujimi kit but I don't like to make a decision about doors being open or closed and such things. I rather have that moving.
Nice to see there will be a version that lives up to my expectation :)
Will have a look at HLJ preorder :P

countach79
04-14-2012, 07:28 AM
nice
i'll be having one of those aswell

Eric Cole
04-14-2012, 10:27 AM
I'm glad I didnt buy the Fujimi kit yet. Now I have a choice, or, maybe I'll get both....

Spike2933
04-15-2012, 10:53 AM
I haven't built a road car in so long, but I love this car, and will definitely have to get this kit some way or another, just a beast in flat black

hirofkd
04-25-2012, 12:02 AM
Photos of a pre-production test shot have been released.
http://ameblo.jp/aoshima-kumablog/image-11232393810-11934443861.html

I still can't see the engine block, but the level of detail seems more than adequate, I suppose.

http://stat.ameba.jp/user_images/20120424/20/aoshima-kumablog/13/61/j/o0800060011934443864.jpg

crisjr
04-25-2012, 08:04 AM
Wow. very nice Hiro.. as far as i can see.. the engine looks very nice..

lemansnut
04-25-2012, 08:54 AM
Oh yeah, that'll definitely be on my to buy list! I've built of few Aoshima kits lately for Scale Auto reviews and have been very impressed with the quality. Only problem is no local hobby shops carry them so I'll have to buy on-line, which really isn't a problem.

Mike

MidMazar
04-26-2012, 10:08 AM
I think i might opt for the aoshima also. Never understood why different companies make the same kit and not focus on something different. Thanks for finding the sneak pics hiro.

Hey hiro a few pics to the right on that link you gave theres a pic of all the aoshima products. On the bottom left are four sets of wheels. Are these also being released? If so im happy to see the LMs again.

ShadowBroker
04-27-2012, 07:57 AM
Parts scheme from Aoshima facebook page:

http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg514/Paul_Grobler/582628_424246187585953_383251378352101_1656932_173 0401014_n.jpg
http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg514/Paul_Grobler/579235_424245644252674_383251378352101_1656914_202 7963503_n.jpg
http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg514/Paul_Grobler/562750_424245664252672_383251378352101_1656915_463 069123_n.jpg
http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg514/Paul_Grobler/561341_424246364252602_383251378352101_1656942_752 686728_n.jpg
http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg514/Paul_Grobler/540657_424245697586002_383251378352101_1656916_193 9731848_n.jpg
http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg514/Paul_Grobler/535315_424342674242971_383251378352101_1657611_167 3877852_n.jpg

ShadowBroker
04-27-2012, 08:00 AM
And some more:

http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg514/Paul_Grobler/534071_424246317585940_383251378352101_1656940_990 749183_n.jpg
http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg514/Paul_Grobler/475390_424246294252609_383251378352101_1656939_127 5730655_o.jpg
http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg514/Paul_Grobler/469364_424342654242973_383251378352101_1657610_175 2149741_o.jpg
http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg514/Paul_Grobler/401742_424246410919264_383251378352101_1656943_138 1387287_n.jpg
http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg514/Paul_Grobler/303366_424246224252616_383251378352101_1656934_147 561012_n.jpg
http://i1241.photobucket.com/albums/gg514/Paul_Grobler/295058_424246254252613_383251378352101_1656936_780 617451_n.jpg

BVC500
04-27-2012, 08:16 AM
Looking good. Hopefully, a photoetch set comes out at the same time.

crisjr
04-27-2012, 08:28 AM
looks very good!!.. engine is just the top side as suspected..

Entau
04-27-2012, 08:42 AM
looks very good!!.. engine is just the top side as suspected..


still much much better than half like fujimi :rofl:

so far so good :)

360spider
04-28-2012, 12:11 AM
Looks like Aoshima is new Tamiya. Good looking kit there.

countach79
04-28-2012, 05:48 AM
just pre ordered mine!!

petesy
05-01-2012, 09:02 AM
Aoshima has posted some build pics on their Facebook page.

Looks like the Japanese version will have a full engine and the export version will have a top engine half.

crisjr
05-02-2012, 07:17 AM
still much much better than half like fujimi :rofl:

so far so good :)


Exactly!!!.. and to be honest.. the down side it's not visible anyway!.. :)

BVC500
05-02-2012, 10:51 AM
Soooo, I hope its easy to get a non-export version with the full engine detail.

jano11
05-02-2012, 11:49 AM
Soooo, I hope its easy to get a non-export version with the full engine detail.

Sure, it's just a question of paying the price (and the shipping costs).
However this is a very strange policy to have a better kit released only for the Japanese market. I wonder if it is because US and European customer simply won't pay the rather high prices anymore, so we get a stripped down kit for less?!

crisjr
05-02-2012, 12:42 PM
Sure, it's just a question of paying the price (and the shipping costs).
However this is a very strange policy to have a better kit released only for the Japanese market. I wonder if it is because US and European customer simply won't pay the rather high prices anymore, so we get a stripped down kit for less?!

Not only US and European.. i think that everyone is getting tired to pay a lot for a model..

ZoomZoomMX-5
05-02-2012, 01:08 PM
Soooo, I hope its easy to get a non-export version with the full engine detail.

It might be easier to get the non-export, full-detail version vs. the export version. You can order the JDM full-detail version from the usual places, for the usual discounts. The export version, I assume, is meant for distribution to hobby shops rather than mail order. In that respect, I'd imagine that the export version at a Hobbytown USA will still be more $$ than the JDM version, shipped, from HLJ. It's been at least a decade since I basically quit buying kits at hobby shops, unless they were some kind of steal or unavailable easily elsewhere. Online shopping & buying at shows is much more rewarding, I use the LHS for paint, glue, tools, materials, magazines.

RS Scale Design
05-02-2012, 01:35 PM
Ahhh i need this!

petesy
05-03-2012, 01:33 AM
Sure, it's just a question of paying the price (and the shipping costs).
However this is a very strange policy to have a better kit released only for the Japanese market. I wonder if it is because US and European customer simply won't pay the rather high prices anymore, so we get a stripped down kit for less?!
The difference is just half a sprue and they had to tool up the parts for the half engine as well. I don't think cost would be the factor between the Japanese and export version.

Licensing issues, perhaps?

jano11
05-03-2012, 08:50 AM
The difference is just half a sprue and they had to tool up the parts for the half engine as well. I don't think cost would be the factor between the Japanese and export version.

Licensing issues, perhaps?

Maybe, but did they get such a complicated licensing agreement where the hidden part of the engine bay would make a difference? I seriously doubt it.

Still think it has to do with overseas pricing of the kits. Though I fail to see how is this supposed to help improve the situation.

jano11
05-03-2012, 08:51 AM
Not only US and European.. i think that everyone is getting tired to pay a lot for a model..

You are certainly right, sorry for the omission. :)

drunken monkey
05-03-2012, 11:50 AM
Haven't actually checked up on this but the US has some very complicated import tax rules/regulations.
Maybe model kit parts count is one of them.

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