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M3 (E30) by Beemax !!!


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hirofkd
05-14-2015, 02:30 AM
Via Dengeki Hobby online...

http://hobby.dengeki.com/ss/hobby/uploads/2015/05/IMG_2594.jpg

Fangi0
05-14-2015, 05:28 AM
Woo hoooooo

afxracing
05-14-2015, 06:26 AM
Finally!!

MPWR
05-14-2015, 07:52 AM
OH MY GAHD!! :eek:


Somebody out there cares!

Now who are these Beemax people...? :sly:

eugene78
05-14-2015, 08:07 AM
Best news ever!

julioguido
05-14-2015, 08:18 AM
great new!

ZoomZoomMX-5
05-14-2015, 09:41 AM
It's about damn time.

Burn every one of the Fujimi kits for good.

tonioseven
05-14-2015, 11:08 AM
My Fujimi will now become topless.

stratos75
05-14-2015, 11:21 AM
WOW! Looks very promising. It will be interesting to compare it with my own attempt.

chris24
05-14-2015, 12:40 PM
Finally !!!!
What a year, 2015 !!! (Especially at Beemax, but I think also about the MKI Escort from Belkits). And we are only in May...
Kudos too for Tamiya with their 300SL gullwing but the Toyoda just makes me wanna laugh in comparison.

Kaj45rpm
05-14-2015, 01:47 PM
Beemax have a very fine crystal ball. Great choice of new releases. Who needs Tamiya!

voyageur
05-14-2015, 05:28 PM
Best news ever! And even better that nothing was leaked until now :-)

Yes! There are scale model kit manufacturers out there that actually listen to modelers and care for their wishes and needs. Mike from ScaleProduction and myself spontaneously answered "BMW E30" when they asked us which models might have a chance to be sold successfully in 1/24 scale. Seems like it was a great idea to meet them last year at the Spielwarenmesse in Nürnberg.

Seeing an idea coming to fruition in just over a year is nothing short of amazing! Well done, BeeMax!

Many dreams finally come true after two decades of having to fiddle with those shoddy Fujimi kits from the eighties, yeah! :-)

Best regards
Sebastian

yelo
05-14-2015, 07:39 PM
Woohoo!

lovegt40
05-14-2015, 07:59 PM
yes yes yes. One of the nicest bmw ever, finally done.Hope decently.
for sure will make many of them ! wonder if they also will make rally versions...so many nice lyveries too for them.

da_ashman
05-14-2015, 08:15 PM
Interesting that Fujimi recently made more of these kits & theyve been in the top 20 sales for each month since ! Great news tho!!!

stratos75
05-15-2015, 06:36 PM
Hey, Beemax, where are your eyes?
https://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/3002/14224223.53/0_ac5d3_4875b04c_XL.jpg (https://fotki.yandex.ru/next/users/mikhailpetrenko/album/104229/view/706003)

nascar49
05-16-2015, 01:37 AM
I am guessing there might be a car in that pic, but I dont see one

stratos75
05-16-2015, 12:12 PM
Sorry for that. )))

lovegt40
05-16-2015, 04:06 PM
sorry Mickail, also my eyes are not on the nose of the e30... :D

willimo
05-16-2015, 07:21 PM
Beemax is killing it these days! All these cool kits! This one is a great addition to the model cannon!

hd221813
05-20-2015, 04:10 AM
Well, better late than never! :thumbsup:

The Fujimi kit always has been a disaster! :screwy:

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/6/mikhailpetrenko.14/0_40c8d_d51e50e_L.jpg (http://forum.autoinscale.com/viewtopic.php?id=5847)

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/8/mikhailpetrenko.14/0_40c94_dd94dcd5_L.jpg (http://forum.autoinscale.com/viewtopic.php?id=5847)

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4213/mikhailpetrenko.14/0_40c6d_8a2c116b_L.jpg (http://forum.autoinscale.com/viewtopic.php?id=5847)

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4208/mikhailpetrenko.14/0_40c95_55a0505c_L.jpg (http://forum.autoinscale.com/viewtopic.php?id=5847)

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/9/mikhailpetrenko.14/0_40c6f_a47dd5e6_L.jpg (http://forum.autoinscale.com/viewtopic.php?id=5847)

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4211/mikhailpetrenko.14/0_40c80_76077230_L.jpg (http://forum.autoinscale.com/viewtopic.php?id=5847)

http://img-fotki.yandex.ru/get/4605/mikhailpetrenko.17/0_4968d_b18901f4_L.jpg (http://forum.autoinscale.com/viewtopic.php?id=5847)

http://forum.autoinscale.com/viewtopic.php?id=5847

stratos75
05-20-2015, 03:39 PM
Thanks for the link to my WIP. As I wrote before it will be interesting to compare the Beemax's body with the reworked Fujimi's one.

hirofkd
05-29-2015, 07:25 PM
Last Friday's Aoshima blog has many photos of the prototypes of the upcoming kits.
http://ameblo.jp/aoshima-kumablog/entry-12029768360.html

Here are the M3 photos for discussion's sake.
(c) Aoshima
http://stat001.ameba.jp/user_images/20150522/19/aoshima-kumablog/e2/d8/j/o0800060013314745488.jpg

http://stat001.ameba.jp/user_images/20150522/19/aoshima-kumablog/87/ec/j/o0800060013314745590.jpg

http://stat001.ameba.jp/user_images/20150522/19/aoshima-kumablog/0c/c1/j/o0800060013314745487.jpg

http://stat001.ameba.jp/user_images/20150522/19/aoshima-kumablog/f3/cd/j/o0800060013314745319.jpg

http://stat001.ameba.jp/user_images/20150522/19/aoshima-kumablog/f6/de/j/o0800060013314745318.jpg

http://stat001.ameba.jp/user_images/20150522/19/aoshima-kumablog/22/82/j/o0800060013314745317.jpg

Grill's looked too boxy in the earlier photo, but looks curved from the front angle. That means it's too flat and 2-dimentional.

http://stat001.ameba.jp/user_images/20150522/19/aoshima-kumablog/61/70/j/o0800060013314745486.jpg

MPWR
08-26-2015, 08:09 AM
Any further word on this one? Is there still reason to believe that it is going to happen?

chris24
08-31-2015, 05:29 AM
Any further word on this one? Is there still reason to believe that it is going to happen?

I have personnally no clue but I think it is definitely going to happen... but after the Celica gr.B TA64, the Civic and the Nissan 240RS.

Beemax tend to follow their planning generally so it may take as long as the Cruze to be released :(

MPWR
02-18-2016, 12:30 PM
Where??

When????!!

:uhoh:

chris24
02-23-2016, 09:21 AM
After the Nissan 240RS whatsoever...
Now that the Celica and Civic are out, I would say the E30 will come by the end of the year.
Yes, I know we are only in february...

nw94rs
03-21-2016, 11:58 AM
http://i89.photobucket.com/albums/k233/nw94rs/1533898_985850331450292_8376772576058666947_n_zps7 iqh88tv.jpg

Beemax released a teaser photo on their facebook. It looks like the model will release this year to celebrate BMWs 100 year anniversary.

The stickers look to be of Cecotto's 1991 DTM entry, however the roll cage appears to be the 1992 configuration, & Cecotto drove a FINA title sponsored m3 in 92.

zak78
03-22-2016, 05:51 AM
I'm already wondering, will anyone (Hobby Design!) make a full-detail s14 motor and transmission, or will we have to cut two cylinders off our Fujimi EM m88/s38s?

I'm hoping that within a year of release, someone *cough* Hobby Design *cough* will make an incredibly-detailed, full-detail driveline insert...

tpliquid
03-22-2016, 11:24 AM
I'm already wondering, will anyone (Hobby Design!) make a full-detail s14 motor and transmission, or will we have to cut two cylinders off our Fujimi EM m88/s38s?

I'm hoping that within a year of release, someone *cough* Hobby Design *cough* will make an incredibly-detailed, full-detail driveline insert...

we should all PM hobby design on FB and tell him to make one. I'll buy 2-3 sets.

zak78
03-22-2016, 11:54 AM
we should all PM hobby design on FB and tell him to make one. I'll buy 2-3 sets.

Agreed! I'll let you know what he says; he actually thanked all of us who viewed the R35 widebody he's selling. Now that's aggressive marketing...

MidMazar
04-05-2016, 10:57 PM
I doubt an engine will be produced but nowadays with 3d printing being used more and more you never know. I just wish our hobby wasn't a dying breed.

Hobbydesign facebook link?

zak78
04-06-2016, 12:33 AM
I doubt an engine will be produced but nowadays with 3d printing being used more and more you never know. I just wish our hobby wasn't a dying breed.

Hobbydesign facebook link?

Hey,

I just remembered to ask the question (and sent it about ten minutes ago). You'll need to ask it of the person who has an account on behalf of the company:

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100005238103666

zak78
04-06-2016, 01:09 PM
I doubt an engine will be produced but nowadays with 3d printing being used more and more you never know. I just wish our hobby wasn't a dying breed.

Hobbydesign facebook link?

The hobby isn't dying; it's alive and well on Fb, just unfortunately not here on the forums as it used to be.

Anyway, the quote from Hobby Design on making an engine insert for the Beemax e30 is yes.

"About the BMW engines , I will plan to produce the engine on later time."

:)

tpliquid
04-06-2016, 01:12 PM
yay!! now beemax need to come out with the kit soon. i been waiting for long long timeee.

willimo
04-12-2016, 10:45 PM
The hobby isn't dying; it's alive and well on Fb, just unfortunately not here on the forums as it used to be.

Anyway, the quote from Hobby Design on making an engine insert for the Beemax e30 is yes.

"About the BMW engines , I will plan to produce the engine on later time."

:)

I think that's their plan with everything. Celica, Civic, all have full bay detail with no engine. Presumably if sales proved it profitable.

zak78
04-13-2016, 12:38 AM
I think that's their plan with everything. Celica, Civic, all have full bay detail with no engine. Presumably if sales proved it profitable.

I can't believe no one has made the engine for that Civic yet. Talk about a product that would sell out fast.

star21
04-13-2016, 01:44 AM
I can't believe no one has made the engine for that Civic yet. Talk about a product that would sell out fast.

Probably because all that hard work to get a proper CAD or even scratch built designed engine would get ripped off almost immediately now days. Not saying there aren't tons of buyers for the civic and other engines (I'm still surprised there aren't any better Nissan SR20 options) but look at the "modified" Revell B-series, Sakatsu F20c, Tamiya/Aoshima VR38 versions being resold or recast out there.

zak78
04-13-2016, 02:34 AM
Probably because all that hard work to get a proper CAD or even scratch built designed engine would get ripped off almost immediately now days. Not saying there aren't tons of buyers for the civic and other engines (I'm still surprised there aren't any better Nissan SR20 options) but look at the "modified" Revell B-series, Sakatsu F20c, Tamiya/Aoshima VR38 versions being resold or recast out there.

I hear ya...But HD isn't afraid. Well after there were plenty of F20cs and RB26DETTs on the market, they designed their own and sold out of them at more than $40 apiece. They know their market.

tpliquid
04-13-2016, 11:26 AM
if i remember coorectly hd made photo etch for a discontinued kit .

tpliquid
04-13-2016, 11:41 AM
I hear ya...But HD isn't afraid. Well after there were plenty of F20cs and RB26DETTs on the market, they designed their own and sold out of them at more than $40 apiece. They know their market.

i shoudl have bought 2. but cant find anymore AHHHHHH :(:( sad

star21
04-14-2016, 02:28 AM
I hear ya...But HD isn't afraid. Well after there were plenty of F20cs and RB26DETTs on the market, they designed their own and sold out of them at more than $40 apiece. They know their market.

Can't argue with that. HD has definitely stepped up their game with improved resin cast quality and CAD designed products since first entering the market what seems so long ago. Their latest iterations of wheel and engine sets are a testament to the then and now quality comparison.

I'm glad they're revisiting a lot of older subjects with PE sets and other accessories.

petesy
04-14-2016, 03:12 AM
I'm still surprised there aren't any better Nissan SR20 options...
I asked HD, they said it is planned. Maybe if more people ask them, the plan would materialize sooner.

tpliquid
05-12-2016, 01:29 PM
some pics from the show

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13178695_1770795953131871_6796291449988054636_n.jp g?oh=a69c36cb8b6e1df885769ea0af3debd5&oe=57DF0F59

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13179417_1770795959798537_2312021388076549780_n.jp g?oh=a377a4866c10ed8e7d78ba4dd4ae8b5a&oe=57E0BBFB

stratos75
05-12-2016, 03:19 PM
It looks promising.

tpliquid
05-12-2016, 04:04 PM
i ike how the hood is opened already. maybe hobbydesign can make E36 M3 engines to fit in there haha. or E39 M5 V8. would be cool to do crazy builds.

and maybe a non race interior

stratos75
05-12-2016, 04:28 PM
I prefer the native BMW S14 engine for this model.

zak78
05-13-2016, 06:57 AM
i ike how the hood is opened already. maybe hobbydesign can make E36 M3 engines to fit in there haha. or E39 M5 V8. would be cool to do crazy builds.

and maybe a non race interior

S14 is the purists' choice, so you can bet your $$$ that HD will make one of those first. Or any of us could make one by cutting down a Fujimi EM or Tamiya M88 with the simplex timing chain.

But for a six-cylinder, why not go M88? They were frequently swapped into the e30 by German tuners in the 1980s. Also, a tuned M88/S38 has more potential for power than an S50, naturally-aspirated, due to displacement AFAIK.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/gsEOTYCVIpc/hqdefault.jpg

tpliquid
05-13-2016, 01:20 PM
I dont know much about the bmw engines , but i just wanted something i dreamed about just swapping if i had unlimited money haha.

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13173997_1021143317920993_6676384287316454260_n.pn g?oh=c0020c40240960e64207cf22f56ed762&oe=57A6CEDA

zak78
05-13-2016, 02:07 PM
I dont know much about the bmw engines , but i just wanted something i dreamed about just swapping if i had unlimited money haha.

https://scontent-lax3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/13173997_1021143317920993_6676384287316454260_n.pn g?oh=c0020c40240960e64207cf22f56ed762&oe=57A6CEDA

Here's to swappin' :cheers: I'm a Bimmer nerd for sure. With unlimited funds I'd definitely go s62. There's nothing quite like a BMW V8 (even If they do weigh a ton :D). Thanks for the pics!

I'm glad it comes "already lowered" for us. Because racecar.

tpliquid
05-13-2016, 05:40 PM
if it comes lowered then im gonna have to raise it back to stock. cant keep the model stock u know what im saying. and convert to road car hahahaha

zak78
05-15-2016, 05:27 AM
if it comes lowered then im gonna have to raise it back to stock. cant keep the model stock u know what im saying. and convert to road car hahahaha

Converting to road car most definitely :bigthumb: Or at least a race car with two seats, road tires and plates :cool:

MPWR
05-15-2016, 08:46 AM
Converting to road car most definitely :bigthumb:

Here too! :grinyes:

zak78
05-16-2016, 12:41 AM
Here too! :grinyes:

Now here's a man I can see wanting a Euro S50 in his e30 :biggrin:

Amirite?

MPWR
05-17-2016, 06:39 PM
Now here's a man I can see wanting a Euro S50 in his e30 :biggrin:


Nahhh... :grinno:

I have an S50- it's great in my E36. :thumbsup:

But I always liked that the E30 M3 was a 4cyl. It was an era when a great little 190hp engine could still be awesome- in a small car with perfect handling. I miss those days tremendously. The E30 M3 (together with the Lotus Elise) stands to me as a monument of what sports cars could/should be without all the pretentious crap that comes with ever more luxury, weight, and power.

zak78
05-17-2016, 11:53 PM
Nahhh... :grinno:

I have an S50- it's great in my E36. :thumbsup:

But I always liked that the E30 M3 was a 4cyl. It was an era when a great little 190hp engine could still be awesome- in a small car with perfect handling. I miss those days tremendously. The E30 M3 (together with the Lotus Elise) stands to me as a monument of what sports cars could/should be without all the pretentious crap that comes with ever more luxury, weight, and power.

True. It's probably easy for the younger generation to miss the point of the original M3. Although I'm a power junkie I'm also unimpressed with the way modern sports cars rely on electronic nannies to maintain civility. I couldn't own one on principle.

In full scale, I'm totally happy with my 4.6-swapped 540i. It needs less weight, not more power. But if I built my car in 1:24, well :naughty: I'd get silly with the motor because it's fun to dream. Anyway, let's hope Hobby Design comes through with an s14 for us :smile:.

360spider
07-21-2016, 11:24 PM
Has this kit been released? Sorry, been out of the loop for a bit. Thanks!

zak78
07-22-2016, 12:39 AM
Has this kit been released? Sorry, been out of the loop for a bit. Thanks!

Not yet, nor is there any word on why. Beemax posted the final test shots on their Facebook page on 07/15 with the words, "Take me home!" at the top. Officially, all they will state is, "coming very soon."

nascar49
07-26-2016, 03:00 AM
Not yet, nor is there any word on why. Beemax posted the final test shots on their Facebook page on 07/15 with the words, "Take me home!" at the top. Officially, all they will state is, "coming very soon."

One, you are all over this thread my friend :cwm27:

To guess, I would say Q4, or closer to the end of the year.

gasdriverca
10-12-2016, 04:22 AM
Hobby Link Japan & Hobbysearch are taking pre-orders for this kit now, also for th P/E that goes with it......I have mine already pre-ordered.

Release date is suppose to be late November.

"get em while its hot" !!!!

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