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Finally a plastic McLaren from Fujimi


MidMazar
05-30-2012, 01:24 PM
MP4-12C GT3 from fujimi. Sopposed to be out in July. HLJ has it for preorder for about $40.

Woohooooo, its about time!!!!

Veyron
05-30-2012, 01:38 PM
Have you been under a rock?:icon16:

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=1077343

MPWR
05-30-2012, 03:55 PM
This is not the McLaren I've been looking for....:disappoin

ZoomZoomMX-5
05-30-2012, 04:14 PM
This is not the McLaren I've been looking for....:disappoin

Aoshima has a Facebook page, and several of us managed to get a reaction from them about the McLaren F1 (part of an ongoing discussion on one of their Aventador photo threads), and their reply was quite positive. We shall see where it might go...

MPWR
05-30-2012, 10:07 PM
Don't tease me. Please don't tease me. :runaround:

star21
05-31-2012, 03:13 AM
Aoshima has a Facebook page, and several of us managed to get a reaction from them about the McLaren F1 (part of an ongoing discussion on one of their Aventador photo threads), and their reply was quite positive. We shall see where it might go...

I'd be interested in an F1, especially the GTR! :biggrin:

johanthemodeler
05-31-2012, 04:09 AM
Aoshima has a Facebook page, and several of us managed to get a reaction from them about the McLaren F1 (part of an ongoing discussion on one of their Aventador photo threads), and their reply was quite positive. We shall see where it might go...
I will at least buy 10 if they do them in plastic :grinyes:

mwhh
05-31-2012, 04:59 AM
Aoshima has a Facebook page, and several of us managed to get a reaction from them about the McLaren F1 (part of an ongoing discussion on one of their Aventador photo threads), and their reply was quite positive. We shall see where it might go...

Oh yes, good news. A McLaren F1 in plastic sounds good. Hopefully the GTR version.

BVC500
05-31-2012, 08:16 AM
A McLaren F1 seems to be one of the most wanted kits. I remember when the Ferrari 550/575 was one of the most wanted kits!

ZoomZoomMX-5
05-31-2012, 08:53 AM
When Aoshima replied to several of us on Facebook, they made it sound like they'd discussed it (McLaren F1) several times before, and getting such strong feedback from builders was a good sign that it *could* very well see the light of day. Let's hope!

BVC500
05-31-2012, 09:19 AM
And with the successor to the F1 being released in the next year or so, it would be good timing for Aoshima to release an original F1 (and racing versions).

racer93
05-31-2012, 09:38 AM
I think I may have just wet myself after reading this...;)

MidMazar
05-31-2012, 10:34 AM
Who doesn't want a F1 mclaren? Thats the grandfather of the mclaren. Sorry for the double post.

ZoomZoomMX-5
05-31-2012, 12:59 PM
Here is a link to the discussion w/Aoshima:

Scroll Down to see McLaren F1 discussion (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.437905526220019.107185.383251378352101&type=1)

stratos75
05-31-2012, 04:13 PM
Here is a link to the discussion w/Aoshima:

Scroll Down to see McLaren F1 discussion (http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.437905526220019.107185.383251378352101&type=1)
Good news. I think Aoshima's McLaren F1 will be issued much earlier than mine. :biggrin:

360spider
05-31-2012, 11:28 PM
Aoshima is new Tamiya.

RonCla
06-01-2012, 01:43 AM
aoshima is new tamiya.

x2.

lemansnut
06-01-2012, 11:54 AM
I had pretty much given up hope for a F1 GTR in plastic. If Aoshima does indeed decide to go ahead with it I will be EXTREMELY excited. The past couple of kits I have built of theirs have been a pleasure to build, great fit, very detailed and very well engineered. They are quickly becoming my favorite manufacturer!

Mike

BVC500
06-01-2012, 12:23 PM
Aoshima has gotten better. They are paying more attention to detail. An example would be the Countach. Just a short while ago, though, there was a bit of lack of attention to detail. I'm thinking about the SL63/SL65 series. Good, but not as perfect as a Tamiya kit.

MPWR
06-01-2012, 09:38 PM
If Aoshima really does the F1, I might even buy their MP4-12C....:eek7:

lezdep
06-02-2012, 12:23 AM
Detailed F1 would be long time dream come true. F1 GTR would be event better. Heck, I'll buy them all - road version, GTR short and long tail.
Please do it Aoshima !!! I'm sure it'll sell very well.

jano11
06-02-2012, 08:47 AM
If they make the F1 GTR that would certainly be a hit. I'll buy a bunch of them.

F1Tommy
06-02-2012, 10:29 AM
Very cool. If they do a F1 GTR race they could make 10 versions and they all would sell. I gave them a few pipe dream kits I also wish someone would do. Maybe Fujimi would be better for the Ferrari 250 GTO 1964 rebody than Aoshima since they already did the chassis in their 1962 GTO. I think the 1964 Ferrari GTO has a more powerful masculine look than the original GTO. Its also the most valuable car on earth!!

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

lovegt40
06-02-2012, 12:32 PM
does anybody have a link not fb where it is possible to see it?i didnt understand if they will do this of just planning for it.

stratos75
06-02-2012, 01:04 PM
does anybody have a link not fb where it is possible to see it?i didnt understand if they will do this of just planning for it.
I think this is the only way to talk with one of the Aoshima's authorized agent and say him our wishes. McLaren F1 is one of our wishes yet, and nothing more. But Aoshima's agent answers to this wish the next: "we hope we can bring you a good news soon".

xerox3
06-02-2012, 07:07 PM
Bring on the F1!
http://www.swisscarsightings.com/mclarenf120th.html

ferrari2k
06-02-2012, 08:02 PM
Bring on the F1!
http://www.swisscarsightings.com/mclarenf120th.html

The silver and orange ones look wicked!
If Aoshima makes the F1, I think I will buy 2 kits for these colors ;)

guiwee
06-03-2012, 12:04 AM
I read the facebook page and it is really good to actually have a facebook page where people can communicate with the mfg.!!!!
The Others would be foolish to not do likewise!!!!!!

lezdep
06-06-2012, 12:46 PM
I've found out recently that Fujimi has released F1 GTR in 1/43 in their True Scale series. They've released MP4-12C GT3 in 1/43 first
and then announced 1/24 plastic kit. I keep wondering if they might decide to do 1/24 F1 GTR as well. Though, judging by 911GT3R, Z4 GT3
and MP4-12C GT3, they would only do curbside kit. I would rather dream about full detail kit instead. But even curbside plastic F1 GTR
will be wonderful.

MidMazar
06-07-2012, 11:20 PM
I would rather dream about full detail kit instead. But even curbside plastic F1 GTR
will be wonderful.

:iagree:

I still don't understand why no company released this kit to date in plastic 1/24. High demand = high gross profit, high interest = high gross profit. So why no kit ever? I think we'll never know. But lets keep our fingers crossed for one in the near future. Even i would
get one and i'm not a mclaren fanatic.

star21
06-07-2012, 11:55 PM
:iagree:

I still don't understand why no company released this kit to date in plastic 1/24. High demand = high gross profit, high interest = high gross profit. So why no kit ever? I think we'll never know. But lets keep our fingers crossed for one in the near future. Even i would
get one and i'm not a mclaren fanatic.

Licensing issues perhaps?

mattbacon
06-08-2012, 01:00 PM
Licensing issues perhaps?

That seems likely. My son has a 1/43 Corgi die cast, and it's called a "BMW F1 GTR". There's no mention of McLaren anywhere...

bestest,
M.

jano11
06-08-2012, 01:18 PM
:iagree:

I still don't understand why no company released this kit to date in plastic 1/24. High demand = high gross profit, high interest = high gross profit. So why no kit ever? I think we'll never know. But lets keep our fingers crossed for one in the near future. Even i would get one and i'm not a mclaren fanatic.

Probably for the same reasons why we never got other LeMans winners like the 1998 Porsche GT1 or the 1999 BMW V12 LMR.
Most probably licensing issues.

leafs004
06-08-2012, 03:32 PM
Probably for the same reasons why we never got other LeMans winners like the 1998 Porsche GT1 or the 1999 BMW V12 LMR.
Most probably licensing issues.

The BMW, maybe, but I would argue the Porsche was likely the model manufacturers didn't want to do it because both Revell and Tamiya had already made versions of the 911 GT1. Revell made the 97, and Tamiya the 96. Both were decent sellers, but probably not enough to risk their sales by bringing out another model that is too similar and compete against themselves.

jano11
06-11-2012, 01:21 PM
The BMW, maybe, but I would argue the Porsche was likely the model manufacturers didn't want to do it because both Revell and Tamiya had already made versions of the 911 GT1. Revell made the 97, and Tamiya the 96. Both were decent sellers, but probably not enough to risk their sales by bringing out another model that is too similar and compete against themselves.

The '98 model is the one that is most different, while the '96 and '97 are very similar.
All resin kits of the '98 Porsche GT1 were sold out very fast and the prices on eBay are ridiculously high, when you somehow manage to find one that is for sale ( a couple of times a year).

leafs004
06-11-2012, 02:20 PM
The '98 model is the one that is most different, while the '96 and '97 are very similar.
All resin kits of the '98 Porsche GT1 were sold out very fast and the prices on eBay are ridiculously high, when you somehow manage to find one that is for sale ( a couple of times a year).

I agree that the 1998 model is quite different and probably the best looking of the group, but I still believe that neither company wanted to canibalize their own sales by bringing out competition. It would be interesting is someone like Fujimi makes a 1998 version since they're not making any money off the Tamiya and Revell offerings, and Fujimi has made one or two Porches.

Speaking of Porsches, why hasn't someone made a 917/30?

jano11
06-12-2012, 01:58 PM
I agree that the 1998 model is quite different and probably the best looking of the group, but I still believe that neither company wanted to canibalize their own sales by bringing out competition. It would be interesting is someone like Fujimi makes a 1998 version since they're not making any money off the Tamiya and Revell offerings, and Fujimi has made one or two Porches.

I am really curious how well did the 1996/97 Tamiya, Revell and UT Models Porsche GT1's sell?
Maybe they didn't sell very well, I certainly didn't see many of them built.

Tamiya did make an RC 1:10th scale version of the 1998 model, yet they never made a kit. Then again they made plenty of other RC kits of cars that we would have liked to have as 1:24 or 1:12 scale model kits.

Speaking of Porsches, why hasn't someone made a 917/30?

Good question.

turbothirtytwo
06-12-2012, 02:11 PM
I think they do RC kits because its easy to make just lexan body and they sell lot better than plastic kits

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