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Ford Escort RS1600 MK.I - Belkits 1:24


Luis Pacheco
01-28-2015, 04:54 AM
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afxracing
01-28-2015, 06:57 AM
AWESOME news can't wait!! The aftermarket better get to work on an engine kit and decal sets.

Boreham
01-28-2015, 07:15 AM
possibly the greatest day on my life...



well nearly..

viperofoz
01-28-2015, 07:50 AM
It looks like I finally have a reason to buy a Belkits kit :iceslolan

lovegt40
01-28-2015, 09:50 AM
Great news! just seen it too.
I will surely get some. In plastic will be really nice to build.

Ford Escort mk 1
01-28-2015, 09:56 AM
These i will buy several =)

afxracing
01-28-2015, 10:41 AM
The CAD drawings show two different style tires, I wonder if they will both be included or this is a hint of another version of the kit.

viperofoz
01-28-2015, 11:01 AM
The CAD drawings so two different style tires, I wonder if they will both be included or this is a hint of another version of the kit.

Or like most other releases from Belkits, there will probably be an additional set of tyres and suspension parts available separately.

Regards, Dan

The Sheene Machine
01-28-2015, 12:02 PM
possibly the greatest day on my life...



well nearly..

Agreed!! In terms of kit releases, this is the 'dogs' for me....

generationx
01-28-2015, 12:31 PM
Sold sold sold sold sold sold sold sold

Best release for years! Minimum order 5. Or ten.

Can we have FEV1H - World Cup Rally Winner please?

Ford Escort mk 1
01-28-2015, 12:50 PM
We will need engine options =) Kents, OHC etc...

Do we know when this kit will hit the shops???

chris24
01-28-2015, 08:33 PM
We will need engine options =) Kents, OHC etc...

Do we know when this kit will hit the shops???

Late 2015, it leaves us some time to spare the cash :D I need at least ten of them !!
Finally, Belkits follow the youngtimer path :)

afxracing
01-29-2015, 11:52 AM
Why do you think they show a back seat in the renderings?

malscar
01-30-2015, 02:29 AM
The car on the box is from the period. Rules back then required that the rear seats were still in the cars. Same with things like door trims etc.

Boreham
01-30-2015, 03:33 AM
The tool roll dipicted in the 3D images is for the Safari or World cup spec Mk1 escorts.
The rules for these events allowed for the use of the rear seat area for spare and tools due to the aggressive nature of the event .
(note: the CB aerial on some shots)

It's common knowledge the Belkits aim to provide a variety of version of their rally cars and the rear seat delete possibly be an option.


Most 1/24 -1/25 rally cars don't engine detail but if you insist...

Engine options for those interested are already out there in a variety of kits. (common knowledge to some I'm sure)

Tamiya Lotus 7 : has a pre crossflow which can be easily converted to x flow , and naturally raising the block height should be done also.

Monogram '85 Ford SVO Mustang : has a Pinto engine that will require de turboing

Tamiya Lotus Europa : has a Lotus Twin cam which needs very little modifications.

esci /Revell Mk2 escort has a nice engine BDG engine which can be used.

Apart from the Mk2 escort these kits still turn up cheap if your patient and getting the engine in resin is a good option IMO.

Handy reference is your interested..
http://www.race-cars.com/utility/coswrthr.htm


Anyone else thinking this is kick Revell in the right spot to re release the Mk2... :runaround:

stevenoble
01-30-2015, 07:09 AM
This is a welcome release. I hope it sells really well, I'll certainly be getting at least one. If the sales are good, maybe Belkits could release an up to date Mk2 in the future..?? The old Esci/Revell kit needs a lot of work to bring it up to a nice standard. Having a nice Mk2 would be great..

Boreham
01-30-2015, 09:17 AM
yes indeed it does and we can see that here..
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=1139680

yelo
01-30-2015, 07:24 PM
The tool roll dipicted in the 3D images is for the Safari or World cup spec Mk1 escorts.
The rules for these events allowed for the use of the rear seat area for spare and tools due to the aggressive nature of the event .
(note: the CB aerial on some shots)

It's common knowledge the Belkits aim to provide a variety of version of their rally cars and the rear seat delete possibly be an option.


Most 1/24 -1/25 rally cars don't engine detail but if you insist...

Engine options for those interested are already out there in a variety of kits. (common knowledge to some I'm sure)

Tamiya Lotus 7 : has a pre crossflow which can be easily converted to x flow , and naturally raising the block height should be done also.

Monogram '85 Ford SVO Mustang : has a Pinto engine that will require de turboing

Tamiya Lotus Europa : has a Lotus Twin cam which needs very little modifications.

esci /Revell Mk2 escort has a nice engine BDG engine which can be used.

Apart from the Mk2 escort these kits still turn up cheap if your patient and getting the engine in resin is a good option IMO.

Handy reference is your interested..
http://www.race-cars.com/utility/coswrthr.htm


Anyone else thinking this is kick Revell in the right spot to re release the Mk2... :runaround:

Hum! Glad to read that, since I got an old esci kit missing only one part, the body shell, that turn it to unusable state.... Guess I know what to do with it now...

Kaj45rpm
02-01-2015, 05:26 AM
Fantastic choice of kit release and endless permutations for after market decals.
Congratulations to the guys at Belkits, I can't wait to get some of these kits.

The long wait will be agonising!

chris24
02-02-2015, 05:50 AM
(...)

Anyone else thinking this is kick Revell in the right spot to re release the Mk2... :runaround:

I hope Revell will NOT re-re-release the old (but respectable) Esci kit ! I preferably hope Belkits will do its own MKII, as modern standards have seriously increased our expectations.

Talking about expectations, now that Belkits decide to give a youngtimer its chance, what can we dream for the future ? All the forgotten (I mean, by the plastic industry) gr.B cars of course : Audi S1, Delta S4, Metro 6R4,... and I would kill for an Opel Manta 400. Lots and lots of possible liveries !

RonCla
08-08-2015, 09:33 PM
I'm just bumping this thread with some photos Belkits have just uploaded to their Facebook page.

They say they are at the point of finalizing the tooling.

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rgriffs
08-09-2015, 10:45 AM
'its a cracker !!'

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