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Testshot: Revell Ferrari SA Aperta & GTO


DasWiesel
04-28-2012, 06:27 PM
Found the first pictures:

http://www.plastik-modellbau.org/blog/revell-testshot-ferrari-sa-aperta-124/2012/

http://www.plastik-modellbau.org/blog/revell-testshot-ferrari-599-gto-124/2012/

360spider
04-29-2012, 12:24 AM
Nice. Doesn't look bad at all, except for tires, and few other small things.

jano11
04-29-2012, 10:44 AM
Many thanks for this great information! :thumbsup:
Both look good, minus those horrible tires and rims. But given the price they come for I won't complain too much. :)

DasWiesel
04-29-2012, 01:48 PM
Please remember: "TESTSHOTS"!
Im pretty sure you wont have to cut out the centre of the tyres that will come with the kit. ;)

Exotics_Builder
05-06-2012, 02:29 PM
I actually had my hands on a test shot of the 599 GTO yesterday and it looks pretty darn good. There were a couple pieces that were short shot and the tires had those center pieces, but decent looking tread (I remember some tires in the past having those fillers but can't remember which manufacturer had them. They required careful cutting out though).

I was really impressed with the body shape and the engine intake, including the air boxes which looked pretty accurate. I wished I could have spent more time studying it.

DasWiesel
07-21-2012, 07:32 PM
First built-up test shot:

http://www.plastik-modellbau.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Ferrari-599-GTO-schr%C3%A4g-links.jpg

More pics can be found here:

http://www.plastik-modellbau.org/blog/dpmv-galerie-ferrari-599-gto-aus-den-finalen-testshots-gebaut/2012/

blubaja
07-21-2012, 07:46 PM
Now if they only sold them, molded in one color!

ZoomZoomMX-5
07-21-2012, 10:28 PM
Now if they only sold them, molded in one color!

They do...when they're packaged for the US. So the GTO should be all-white. The SA Aperta will only be via Revell AG.

Also, if you go to Revell's site, they have photos of the GTO and SA Aperta with the open-mesh grilles.

Hoping they're already working on the 458 Spider, F12berlinetta, and SLS Roadster.

tmathew1us
07-21-2012, 10:31 PM
Can't wait till this comes out. Looks pretty good in the pictures, and Revell has shown real improvement in their last few Ferrari kits.

360spider
07-21-2012, 11:32 PM
Agree, it shows lots of improvement. Anybody remember their 360 Spider kit? Oh, the horror.

DasWiesel
07-22-2012, 04:48 AM
Hoping they're already working on the 458 Spider, F12berlinetta, and SLS Roadster.

To be honest, id be ready to exchange them all for something thats not a Ferrari again or a slightly changed old kit.
Im still dreaming of an Audi RS5 or TT-RS :iceslolan

lovegt40
07-22-2012, 09:26 AM
I pray revell to read us and invest a little more money on the section wheels/tyres.Then rev models will be really good ones.

dynosam
07-23-2012, 03:09 AM
Will defiently be looking to get the GTO, these kits both look really good!

tmathew1us
07-23-2012, 11:44 AM
I pray revell to read us and invest a little more money on the section wheels/tyres.Then rev models will be really good ones.

My thoughts exactly. In fact when I heard that they were making a 599 model, I sent the following email:



" -----Original Message-----
From: tmathew1us
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:45 PM
To: Revell Consumer Service
Subject: new models

Dear Revell

I am very impressed with your recent offerings, especially with modern sports and racing cars.
However, while the moldings have been generally very good, I would
encourage you to consider enlarging the wheels and tires.

For example, on many of your recent ferraris (360, 458) the wheels and
tires appear to the eye on the finished model to be a scale inch or two
too small. For the upcoming Ferrari 599, where large wheels and tires
are essential to the correct appearance of the car, I would suggest even
molding them in 1:22 scale. It is rare to have a scale model with tires
that appear slightly too large, and even is so, I believe this can
somewhat enhance the appearance when compared to wheels and tires that
are too small, which always detract from the appearance.

I hope you will take this as constructive criticism.

All the best,
tmathew1us

Sent: January 24, 2012
To: Revell Consumer Service
Subject: re:new models

Apologies for late response.
Thank you for your comments regarding recent Ferrari releases. Any and
all input enables Revell to bring a better product to market. Your
comments have been forwarded to the Product Engineering Team.
Regards,
Vicki
Revell Inc.
Consumer Service"


We'll see when we finally get our hands on this kit...

auw12
07-24-2012, 12:37 AM
Thanks for the info Julian. I don't see any improvements, maybe I just asked for too much...

ShadowBroker
07-24-2012, 07:49 AM
The wheels and tires look way better than the 458 italia wheels, :iceslolan

Exotics_Builder
07-24-2012, 09:21 AM
My thoughts exactly. In fact when I heard that they were making a 599 model, I sent the following email:



" -----Original Message-----
From: tmathew1us
Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:45 PM
To: Revell Consumer Service
Subject: new models

Dear Revell

I am very impressed with your recent offerings, especially with modern sports and racing cars.
However, while the moldings have been generally very good, I would
encourage you to consider enlarging the wheels and tires.

For example, on many of your recent ferraris (360, 458) the wheels and
tires appear to the eye on the finished model to be a scale inch or two
too small. For the upcoming Ferrari 599, where large wheels and tires
are essential to the correct appearance of the car, I would suggest even
molding them in 1:22 scale. It is rare to have a scale model with tires
that appear slightly too large, and even is so, I believe this can
somewhat enhance the appearance when compared to wheels and tires that
are too small, which always detract from the appearance.

I hope you will take this as constructive criticism.

All the best,
tmathew1us

Sent: January 24, 2012
To: Revell Consumer Service
Subject: re:new models

Apologies for late response.
Thank you for your comments regarding recent Ferrari releases. Any and
all input enables Revell to bring a better product to market. Your
comments have been forwarded to the Product Engineering Team.
Regards,
Vicki
Revell Inc.
Consumer Service"


We'll see when we finally get our hands on this kit...

You should have also sent this to Revell AG, as Revell USA is not the producer of this kit and it appears your letter was sent to the USA unit. They would likely forward to Germany, though.

Now that Hobbico also owns Revell AG, there may be better communication, but Revell AG does have separate product development and product planning teams.

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