Tamiya 1/12 Carrera GT

04-14-2013, 01:02 AM
Has anyone seen this http://www.hlj.com/product/TAM12050/Aut ?

04-14-2013, 02:42 PM
Looks pretty nice! Too bad I'm not a Porsche fan...

04-14-2013, 07:28 PM
Would rather like them to make a full detail 917 or something else more exciting from the Porsche history!

Hemi Killer
04-14-2013, 09:34 PM
I wish I liked that car. I hate the Carrera GT. Seems like the next one will be the 288 GTO if they keep going with these. That's one I'd be interested in.

04-14-2013, 11:03 PM
Is it mighty impressive kit, imho. Look at scans of instructions here http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10205955.
Great base for super detailed project. I like the car, so got this kit and have no regrets.
But I would agree with others - 1/12 kit of racing car would be much more exciting.

04-18-2013, 01:59 AM
I can see it having a spot next to the Enzo, all they need to do is a nice Aston in 1/12 and I'l be a happy (if broke) man:)

Bring back the Caterhams too.

04-18-2013, 11:30 AM
I have the kit. It's quite impressive. Will be doing something detail-oriented for it for Scale Auto Magazine.

I sure hope Tamiya does the 288 GTO next :sunglasse

04-18-2013, 11:57 AM
I'm not a great Porsche fan either, but out of ALL the road cars they've made, this is the one I like the best. (or at least, the one I DON'T like, the least... if you get me...)
HOWEVER..... It's Tamiya, it's 1/12, it's new -
It's ordered......!!!
UK price is 185-ish which is HALF the price of the similar Enzo kit. (Which I've already got too)
But I have to agree - a 1/12 full detail Aston Martin DBR9 would be bl--dy AMAZING!!
C'mon Tamiya - make one!


Warner Gago
04-18-2013, 05:19 PM
UK price = 185??? where?

04-18-2013, 07:20 PM
I have the kit. It's quite impressive. Will be doing something detail-oriented for it for Scale Auto Magazine.

Your a Lucky man Bob!!!! Cant wait to see it! Was rather disapointed with their 1:12 Enzo review (not your review), a kit like that needs a multipage feature not a kit review rightup with 3 little photos of the outside!

04-19-2013, 01:22 AM
UK price = 185??? where?

That's current UK conversion price on the HLJ website (link at the top of this thread)
Postage extra...


04-19-2013, 07:57 AM
That was actually my review in Scale Auto and was for the reissue of the 1/24 scale kit and not the 1/12 scale as noted at the top of the review. I had several people in my club ask about it too and had to explain. There should be an upcoming article of the big kit in the near future.


04-14-2014, 07:51 AM
Bump - anyone else messed with these? I wonder why it doesn't seem like there are any detail up kits like there are for the Enzo.

04-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Enzo is a more popular car and more interesting to detail, especially in the engine bay.

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