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Revell Reissuing Porsche 914


afxracing
02-10-2015, 06:04 PM
http://i150.photobucket.com/albums/s110/exotics_builder/Revell2Q2015releases_zps49cd921f.png

griffin-gt40
02-10-2015, 08:34 PM
I'd say yippee.....but the fact is I personally don't care about the reissues of old kits when there are many new subjects that could be done.

Revell has done the Corvette "R"s for years now, no C7R....Im having to make my own....no C6R from 2012/13 (wider then the original C6R)

They do the 2015 Mustang in a nice but kiddy snap kit....where's my full engine detailed Mustang??

Tho it wont likely happen from Revell, maybe Fujimi, but where's my McLaren P1???????

Atleast they are doing the Porsche 918, finally.....tho I'd much rather see Tamiya do one, cause it would be so much better and more detailed...yes expensive, but you get what you pay for, the last few Revell Ferrari kits I bought had lots of warped parts, see Zoom's post on his VW

So a 40 year old Porsche, which I don't find very significant in the history of Porsches out there....no thanks....

Sorry, I know some will be happy...I'm just not one of 'em.

David

ZoomZoomMX-5
02-10-2015, 08:56 PM
While it's nice to see the 914 return, it's not an easy kit to build into a proper replica. Fiddly body, horrid suspension/wheels/tires. Glad I have already built one, and have the HRM transkit. While I don't expect it, if Revell were to invest in improved suspension/wheels/tires, it would make the 914 a whole lot more desirable. But this is the only way builders will be able to get an accessible and affordable 914, so there is that. And if you've seen AFX's recent builds, you know how good they can be.

Revell's going to sell a crapton of those '29 Model A's.

jano11
02-18-2015, 01:04 PM
A pity they insist with the 1:25 scale. It will look too small along other 1/24 scale Porsches.

ZoomZoomMX-5
02-19-2015, 10:17 AM
A pity they insist with the 1:25 scale. It will look too small along other 1/24 scale Porsches.

Yes and no. It was tooled in the era when the US was the powerhouse of model cars, and 1/25 was the norm. I'm sure if it was tooled today it would be 1/24.

My built 914 doesn't really look small amongst similar models, 914's looked a bit small anyway, at least to my memories of the real cars when there were far more commonly seen on the roads.

It would be nice to see a new-tool 914 in real 1/24 scale, but it will likely never happen.

afxracing
02-19-2015, 10:49 AM
A pity they insist with the 1:25 scale. It will look too small along other 1/24 scale Porsches.


I built mine using Fujimi's Enthusiast 911 engine which is 1/24 scale and it fit like a glove. So don't let the 1/25 scale put you off.

http://images60.fotki.com/v367/photos/4/1755924/12822035/DSCN1700-vi.jpg

gionc
02-24-2015, 04:59 AM
I built mine using Fujimi's Enthusiast 911 engine which is 1/24 scale and it fit like a glove. So don't let the 1/25 scale put you off.

http://images60.fotki.com/v367/photos/4/1755924/12822035/DSCN1700-vi.jpg

Great!
Something similar for the Monogram>Revell 904 also, I checked main dimensions and rim/wheels and I must say this 904 kit is tooled like 1/24, my suspect is that was sold as 1/25 to jon the american market. Nice to see some thing on the 914, I'll buy a couple at least, superb with campagnolo rims!

lovegt40
02-25-2015, 06:44 AM
Mostly the challenge is to make a great model like JC did.. :)

afxracing
02-28-2015, 10:07 AM
Here is a scale comparison between the Fujimi 911R and the Tamiya GT2.

http://images46.fotki.com/v678/photos/4/1755924/12822035/DSCN2501-vi.jpg

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