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Technomodel 250 SWB


RonCla
04-26-2012, 06:53 PM
Technomodel have just released a new 1/24 kit of a Ferrari 250 SWB available in 4 different variants.

It looks like a simple kit some what along the lines of a Fisher resin kit.

They have been concentrating on 1/43 in recent years so its great to see a new 1/24 Ferrari.

I already have their Ferrari 575 GTC and it is a flawless product.

http://i1173.photobucket.com/albums/r589/Roncla/250SWB.jpg

F1Tommy
04-26-2012, 07:26 PM
Great news. I have a built one of the Tecnomodel 250SWB's and the shape and quality of detail blow the Hiro kit and other 1/24th 250SWB kits out of the water. It looks perfect. It has an engine so is more detailed than most Fisher kits(although Fisher kits are very nice). That looks like a late version('61-'62).

I just remembered the resin engine cover on the built up was nice but maybe metal would be a better material to use(or brass if they want to spend some extra money).

Tom Tanner/Scale Designs/Ferrari Expo 2013-Chicago March 2013

robertgreen94
04-26-2012, 07:30 PM
Looks nice, any idea on pricing of this, and availability. Just released could mean you can by now, or you can look now and buy next year :)

jano11
04-26-2012, 07:37 PM
Great news. I'll have to get one of these.Thanks for sharing this info.

RonCla
04-26-2012, 08:35 PM
Looks nice, any idea on pricing of this, and availability. Just released could mean you can by now, or you can look now and buy next year :)

I am on their mailing list and just got an email this morning.

There isn't much detail on their web site as I write this except to say it is available

http://www.tecnomodelcar.com/index.asp

360spider
04-26-2012, 10:35 PM
This kit was available as a built-up model from Tecnomodel for like 15 years now. Its nice. But nowhere as nice as Tom makes it sound. It is mostly correct, but I wouldn't say it blows Hiro out of the water, especially at the price Tecnomodel is asking for it. Latest Hiro SWB is a VERY good quality kit and is extremely accurate, unlike their first offering.

F1Tommy
04-26-2012, 11:51 PM
This kit was available as a built-up model from Tecnomodel for like 15 years now. Its nice. But nowhere as nice as Tom makes it sound. It is mostly correct, but I wouldn't say it blows Hiro out of the water, especially at the price Tecnomodel is asking for it. Latest Hiro SWB is a VERY good quality kit and is extremely accurate, unlike their first offering.

Your right, on the second try Hiro got is much better, something the purchasers of the original issue Hiro 250 SWB must be thrilled about.

Buy the Tecnomodel kit and you have the best 1/24th scale 250 SWB kit on the market now. It's still cheaper than the Hiro, but it does not have as nice a chassis as the Hiro. The Tecnomodel photoetch is also much better unless you really like bare metal foil windows.

karann1986
04-27-2012, 03:34 AM
Great news..Looks like i'm gonna order one for me......

jano11
04-27-2012, 02:54 PM
For 160 Euro I see it as a great alternative to the 300 Euro Hiro kit.

360spider
04-28-2012, 12:07 AM
Your right, on the second try Hiro got is much better, something the purchasers of the original issue Hiro 250 SWB must be thrilled about.

Buy the Tecnomodel kit and you have the best 1/24th scale 250 SWB kit on the market now. It's still cheaper than the Hiro, but it does not have as nice a chassis as the Hiro. The Tecnomodel photoetch is also much better unless you really like bare metal foil windows.

Tom, you are entitled to your opinion, and that's fine. What I don't get is your recent bashing of Hiro products for no apparent reason. Did they kicked your cat or something?

"Buy the Tecnomodel kit and you have the best 1/24th scale 250 SWB kit on the market now" - I'm sorry, but this is simply not true. Half of this kit is a rip off from 27-year old Ginze kit, that was not all that great to begin with - and that includes the engine, engine bay and assesories, driveline, and interior. Then, when you realize that this kit has no chassis or suspension detail to talk about (I mean, photoetched gas tank and put-through metal axles? Come on!) so the only nice thing you are getting for your money is a set of Tecnomodel wire wheels. And since when photoetched window frames became an attribute of a good model kit? Its a technique used on 1/43 scale kits. They are flat, they are pain to put on, and they never look like a real thing. Might as well just use chrome mylar stickers. So nice kit? Yeah, sure. Best kit on the market, or even best kit for the money? Hardly.

For 160 Euro I see it as a great alternative to the 300 Euro Hiro kit.

Hiro kit is available for $310 shipped from Stradasports. 160 Euro is $215, and that's most likely not including shipping. So, really, would you buy this for $215 or pay $95 more and get much better Hiro kit? That's up for you to decide.

F1Tommy
04-28-2012, 12:45 AM
Tom, you are entitled to your opinion, and that's fine. What I don't get is your recent bashing of Hiro products for no apparent reason. Did they kicked your cat or something?

"Buy the Tecnomodel kit and you have the best 1/24th scale 250 SWB kit on the market now" - I'm sorry, but this is simply not true. Half of this kit is a rip off from 27-year old Ginze kit, that was not all that great to begin with - and that includes the engine, engine bay and assesories, driveline, and interior. Then, when you realize that this kit has no chassis or suspension detail to talk about (I mean, photoetched gas tank and put-through metal axles? Come on!) so the only nice thing you are getting for your money is a set of Tecnomodel wire wheels. And since when photoetched window frames became an attribute of a good model kit? Its a technique used on 1/43 scale kits. They are flat, they are pain to put on, and they never look like a real thing. Might as well just use chrome mylar stickers. So nice kit? Yeah, sure. Best kit on the market, or even best kit for the money? Hardly.



Hiro kit is available for $310 shipped from Stradasports. 160 Euro is $215, and that's most likely not including shipping. So, really, would you buy this for $215 or pay $95 more and get much better Hiro kit? That's up for you to decide.

Recent bashing of Hiro??...I always will call a manufacturer out when they duplicate like with the Lusso or make a mistake, you just have not been paying attention. You are also entitled to your opinion. Buy whatever kit you like and use all the bare metal foil you want. It works fine, I just prefer aluminum metal rod bent to shape and photoetch for my window frames.

Tom Tanner/Scale Designs/Ferrari Expo 2013-Chicago March 2013

CrateCruncher
04-28-2012, 09:57 AM
There does appear to be a family resemblance in that body to the Gunze offering. With Gunze's going for $120 with plastic wheel rims and no engine, and the Hiro at $310, the Technomodel looks to me about right at $215. Instead of paying that I'd hunt for some wheels and an engine and just buy the Gunze instead!

I have the original issue of the Hiro SWB. What's improved in their latest issue?

F1Tommy
04-28-2012, 11:00 AM
There does appear to be a family resemblance in that body to the Gunze offering. With Gunze's going for $120 with plastic wheel rims and no engine, and the Hiro at $310, the Technomodel looks to me about right at $215. Instead of paying that I'd hunt for some wheels and an engine and just buy the Gunze instead!

I have the original issue of the Hiro SWB. What's improved in their latest issue?


It is a 250 SWB model, but otherwise the Tecnomodel kit has nothing to do with the Gunze. Every bodypanel is slightly different and the seats, dashboard, tires, chassis, suspension and interior are all completely different. The Tecnomodel 250 SWB kit is not a Gunze ripoff at all. The original Gunze kit from 27 years ago does not have an engine so I don't know how they copied it??

The original Hiro kit is to big, closer to 1/22nd scale than 1/24th scale. The body shape also has a few problems. I sold my original 250SWB Hiro kit several years ago on ebay.


Tom Tanner/Scale Designs/Ferrari Expo 2013-Chicago March 2013

lovegt40
04-28-2012, 01:16 PM
Old italeri kit (with different wheels) is so bad model?

jano11
04-28-2012, 01:57 PM
Hiro kit is available for $310 shipped from Stradasports. 160 Euro is $215, and that's most likely not including shipping. So, really, would you buy this for $215 or pay $95 more and get much better Hiro kit? That's up for you to decide.

Hi Alex,
The $310 Hiro kit will become $400 Hiro kit after the customs get a look to it here in Europe, it's sad but it's how it works.
This makes it again $400 vs $215.
Don't get me wrong I do have a few Hiro kits, all bought for the right price from eBay within Europe, and they are great and I would also get the Hiro 250 SWB if it was only $95 more but I can't justify the almost double price in my case due to customs taxes.

Thanks for the info in this thread, for now I will stick to the Italeri and Gunze versions that I have got, coupled with Hiro wheels these will look decent enough.

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