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How good? M3


yelo
03-13-2015, 06:00 PM
How good is this kit to build a moderatly good E30 rally car Gr. A? I know most (every ?) kit of the E30 are not scale but is this one good for someone looking for an ok build using a Studio 27 decal sheet??

http://http://www.spotmodel.com/product_info.php?products_id=18227

Thanks

mike@af
03-14-2015, 07:59 AM
Which kit?

yelo
03-14-2015, 05:54 PM
Thanks mike for pointing that out, I totally forgot the links... All that time I was wonderinfg why nobody answer me...

malscar
03-14-2015, 09:04 PM
We still won't as the link does not work. I am guessing it is not the Fujimi kit.

MPWR
03-14-2015, 11:02 PM
We still won't as the link does not work.

Same here

Archetype123
03-15-2015, 01:50 AM
Judging by the product ID from Spot Model, it looks to be this.

http://www.spotmodel.com/product_info.php?products_id=18227&language=en

MPWR
03-15-2015, 06:39 AM
http://media.spotmodel.com/images/Fujimi/FJ12572.jpg

The only good part about that kit is the box art. :disappoin

yelo
03-15-2015, 08:19 AM
http://media.spotmodel.com/images/Fujimi/FJ12572.jpg

The only good part about that kit is the box art. :disappoin

Thanks for the help....

Is it really THAT bad?

What would be a good option for a rally gr. A car? Love the look of those....

rallymaster
03-15-2015, 02:44 PM
Thanks for the help....

Is it really THAT bad?

What would be a good option for a rally gr. A car? Love the look of those....


Renaissance :icon16:

MPWR
03-16-2015, 07:48 AM
Is it really THAT bad?


It really is that bad. It is the worst kit in my collection. A wretched excuse for a scale model.

Making a decent looking M3 from a random piece of driftwood would be as easy.

lovegt40
03-16-2015, 11:15 AM
Yes. fujimi m3 is really that bad.

GTRfan01
03-20-2015, 09:10 AM
terrible model, i got bored of trying to make mine look good and gave up

Johan_SWE
03-20-2015, 09:20 AM
I have to agree with the rest of the replies.
Working on the Mercedes-Benz 190E Evolution II currently, a kit in the same series from Fujimi and I have scratch built 80% of the kit (suspension, interior, roll cage...).
Shame, but I would not recommend this M3 kit based on my experience with Fujimi and the posts made by people here. Would love to add an M3 to my DTM collection, but not at the price of all the man hours needed to make a decent model from this base kit.

/J.

chris24
03-22-2015, 06:37 PM
I keep on saying the same thing for 10 years : Tamiya, Beemax, Aoshima, Belkits or whatever would be VERY inspired to release a proper M3 E30 kit. Bestseller for sure !

hirofkd
03-22-2015, 08:13 PM
It has a lot to do with expectations. If you just want an E30 M3 look-like, the kit will suffice. For everyone else, it's a nightmare.:mad:
I've heard so much bad thing about the kit, so I bought two just to have a hands-on experience, and I'll probably get another one soon.
I'm not so familiar with the E30 M3, but even to my eyes, everything seems wrong, including the basic body dimensions. I don't even know if there are any parts that actually represent the real car.:rofl:

But, the thing is, a poor kit means lots of kit-bashing and scratch-building fun.:iceslolan Raising the roof line is a common fix, and we've seen many skilled modelers on AF who turn the kit into a presentable model.
I want to build one street version and two of Ratzenberger''s race cars, the white with stripes (with Fujimi decals) and the red Demon Tweaks livery (with the help of the Alps printer).

chris24
03-23-2015, 10:46 AM
Or you are patient, like me, as Scale Production (Mikezibit on this forum) and Modelling Master (Romik505) are both working on this car and may issue it in a near :D future. With them, you can be sure of the excellent quality. ;)

stratos75
03-23-2015, 01:49 PM
My own attempt to correct the body is very close to finish. But I have temporary lost the interest to complete my WIP. May be you will find something usefull in this.
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=1014568

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