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Which 1/12 F40 kit is more accurate ?


lezdep
01-14-2015, 10:57 AM
From other posts in forums I've got strong impression that 1/12 Monogram Ferrari F40 kit has problems with accuracy of car body.
Do both or one of 1/12 Protar F40 and 1/12 Revell F40 kit s have a more accurate car bodies ? On related note - is Revell kit a different
kit from both Monogram and Protar kits. ? Or is Revell kit just a re-package of one of those ?

I plan to do a conversion into F40GTE racer in the future and wonder which kit would be the most accurate base.

Any help and opinions would be much appreciated.

Hemi Killer
01-14-2015, 02:10 PM
Here is a build in progress of the Protar kit, if that helps

http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=75445&hl=protar

lovegt40
01-14-2015, 02:27 PM
Imho the nicest F40 in 1/12 is the fujimi one.
Here a Michelotto car done a life ago with a friend:

http://www.modellismo.net/forum/attachments/statico-album-fotografico/48635d1242657489-love-gt40-gallery-dscf0001.jpg

http://www.modellismo.net/forum/attachments/statico-album-fotografico/48637d1242657489-love-gt40-gallery-dscf0003.jpg

http://www.modellismo.net/forum/attachments/statico-album-fotografico/48639d1242657489-love-gt40-gallery-dscf0005.jpg

http://www.modellismo.net/forum/attachments/statico-album-fotografico/48640d1242657489-love-gt40-gallery-dscf0006.jpg

nugundam93
01-14-2015, 02:38 PM
if you wanna practice how a 1/12 F40 in whatever build stage would look like after an impact with a wall or a floor or a hammer, the monogram version is top choice. :D

imo the protar looks a good kit to choose.

lezdep
01-14-2015, 03:58 PM
Paolo, that is a great model. But Fujimi kit is very expensive nowadays.

Anyone knows if Revell kit is the same as Protar ? Revell kit is cheaper
and easier to find presently.

Hemi Killer
01-14-2015, 07:58 PM
Paolo, that is a great model. But Fujimi kit is very expensive nowadays.

Anyone knows if Revell kit is the same as Protar ? Revell kit is cheaper
and easier to find presently.


I don't think they are the same, but not certain. I don't think you will like the Revell/Monogram. I haven't found anyone that seems to like it at all.

JeremyJon
01-25-2015, 06:40 AM
Very true, the Monogram version is cheap & cheap & cheap, and the very poor & incorrect appearance shows it
Many people buy them because they are out there for cheap $, but to make proper involves much work (ask me how I know ;) )
If building an Evo2 for your own shelf, then definitely start with the best proportioned one, the Protar is a good choice
Someday soon I have to return to my GTE Evo2 conversion for the Monogram kit, but for now that's your best bet
:)
https://scontent-b-sea.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/994219_473317219428659_1358486027_n.jpg?oh=b4b3dd3 23b0cc8d2a627b867deb8f793&oe=5557C78E

F1Tommy
01-25-2015, 06:02 PM
The 1/12th Fujimi looks like the best "kit" to me. I had one but sold it for a 1/12th Kyosho F40 street wich I am converting to a LM. I bought it really cheap on ebay in yellow without a box!! The shape is very nice. The Revell is really off so avoid it. The Pocher has an accurate body but is simple and over priced for what you get.

best

Tom Tanner/Scale Designs/Ferrari Expo 2015-Chicago March 21st 2015

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