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Fujimi Dino 246GT curbside vs. enthusiast


geofroley
02-19-2013, 12:21 AM
Hi all,

I'm trying to decide if I want to build the enthusiast or curbside version of Fujimi's 246 GT. Is the curbside version the same kit sans the extra detail? I'm a little intimidated by the high parts count of the enthusiast version but I don't want a low quality kit either.

drunken monkey
02-19-2013, 01:19 AM
The body parts are identical.
There will be some differences in the chassis because the Enthusiasts kit replicates the chassis frame quite accurately, down to the way the rear section with the trunk/boot section is.

On the curbside, the chassis is a single piece.
I built this one a while back and if you want to have a seamless body and thus fix the nose section, there is no way to fit the chassis into the body unless you cut it into two.
It's not a big job and not even a hard one but does require a little planning for.

I don't think the Enthusiast kit has this problem (I haven't gotten round to building mine).

lovegt40
02-19-2013, 04:04 AM
make both of theme ! :D

the dino is a so nice car that surely worths it.

I personally like much more curbside models (unless u choose a single special car that MUST be full open, as some incredible works we have seen on those screens).
U will appreciate much more the wonderful shapes those cars had. a real pleasure for eyes.

Porsnatic
02-19-2013, 08:42 AM
Definitely the Enthusiast kit. This a picture on the one I buiilt exactly one year ago. Although I use the Model Factory Hiro upgrade kit, the kit comes with enough parts(200+)to build a high detailed version. Check out this link were I was building it to see what you can expect, more or less. I hope it can give you a better idea...good luck!

http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=1076083

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y288/Porsnatic/DSC_0687-1.jpg

petesy
02-19-2013, 01:33 PM
I built this one a while back and if you want to have a seamless body and thus fix the nose section, there is no way to fit the chassis into the body unless you cut it into two.
It's not a big job and not even a hard one but does require a little planning for.

I don't think the Enthusiast kit has this problem (I haven't gotten round to building mine).
It's the same deal with the EM version. It is not possible to slide the chassis into the nose if the front pan is glued to the body.

geofroley
02-19-2013, 08:12 PM
It's the same deal with the EM version. It is not possible to slide the chassis into the nose if the front pan is glued to the body.

Can you slide the chassis in and then glue the front pan in? Thanks for your replies everyone.

petesy
02-19-2013, 10:31 PM
Can you slide the chassis in and then glue the front pan in? Thanks for your replies everyone.
Fujimi would want you to install the chassis to the body first, then glue the front pan to the body. The front of the chassis will be enclosed by the nose of the body.

It will be tricky to smooth the joint line and paint the body with the chassis installed, though.

geofroley
02-19-2013, 10:39 PM
Fujimi would want you to install the chassis to the body first, then glue the front pan to the body. The front of the chassis will be enclosed by the nose of the body.

It will be tricky to smooth the joint line and paint the body with the chassis installed, though.

Ah I see. I was confused because the instructions for the Deluxe version, which I assumed to be the same as the enthusiast, shows the body shell as one piece simply fitting over the chassis. Has anyone built this Deluxe version of the kit? Seems to be a bit easier assembly wise.

petesy
02-21-2013, 12:34 PM
Ah I see. I was confused because the instructions for the Deluxe version, which I assumed to be the same as the enthusiast, shows the body shell as one piece simply fitting over the chassis. Has anyone built this Deluxe version of the kit? Seems to be a bit easier assembly wise.
It's two-piece. Check step 15.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10070287z5/70/5

Better mock it up with the chassis before you glue it together if you get the deluxe version, it looks exactly like the way it always was and I doubt they have modified the mold.

Porsnatic
02-21-2013, 10:44 PM
But guys can do like I did last year, glue the two parts together, putty, sand, prime and paint..Go to the link I posted with my model and will se the detailed pictures...

hd221813
02-22-2013, 01:36 AM
I have the curbside version of the Fujimi Dino 246GT, and the most disappointing feature is the engine block and the exhaust manifold molded directly into the chassis (http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10057027z/70/1). Basically there is no way to properly paint them. Besides that, body lines are very well reproduced, no question. I am not a big fan of fully detailed kits, I rather prefer body reproduction accuracy over opening body parts. If money is a problem, I would go for the curbside version wthout any regret (mainly because the engine block and the exhaust manifold are not visibile when the model is on display).

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