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288GTO q?


Seamus McRae
10-09-2015, 04:23 PM
Hi all
Fairly simple question but keen to know the answer. I already have Revell's 288 GTO in the stash (which I believe is a Protar re-pop, yeah?). It's not a horrible kit but does show it's age. Have noticed on HLJ's site, they have Fujimi's kit of the same car going cheap. So which kit would be a more accurate model of this beauty?

mattbacon
10-09-2015, 04:50 PM
The Fujimi 288GTO is a fantastic kit. BUT... it's an "Enthusiast Model" series kit, featuring a close-to-protoype engine, rear frame, suspension, turbo and exhaust set up, made up of a LOT of parts, none of which have any solid, locked-in, engineered fit. I've built one -- it looked great when it was finished, but my word it was a pain to get the back end set up properly.

The Italeri (not Protar...) kit is described here:
http://italianhorses.net/gallery/italeri/ital288gto/ital288gto.htm

The Fujimi here:
http://www.modelersite.com/Oct2002/English/Ferrari288GTO_Eng.htm

This is my Fujimi build-up:
https://cmatthewbacon.smugmug.com/Hobbies/Car-Modelling/Models-gallery-32/i-d3tLFt8/0/O/front-left-corner.jpg

To be honest, if you already have an Italeri, I wouldn't go out and buy the Fujimi, unless you want to build it all opened up...

Just my 0.02C worth...

bestest,
M.

Seamus McRae
10-09-2015, 05:02 PM
Thanks Matt. FWIW, the engine bits of the Revell kit don't inspire me a whole lot either. Typical old-school Italeri/Protar soft details. )The Fujimi kit is only USD16-odd (like AUD20-ish) at HLJ so may throw the card at it just for the sake of some sharper details & make 1 good one from 2.
Your model looks awesome btw

viperofoz
10-09-2015, 10:15 PM
Seamus,

I'm pretty sure Fujimi's recent 288GTO reissue is a "dumbed down" version in their RS-Real Sports car series ...... Meaning it is a curbside but body and interior are still used from the really nice EM kit.
It also explains the lower price.

Regards, Dan

**EDIT** although the instructions show it as a curbside, it looks like the engine parts are still in the box too.

http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10341030z5/70/5

Regards, Dan

baracca
10-09-2015, 10:54 PM
I'm pretty sure Fujimi's recent 288GTO reissue is a dumbed down version

Its perfectly same kit as EM series, including engine parts.
Strangely, engine assembling is omitted from instruction:wink:

mattbacon
10-10-2015, 03:42 AM
At that price, the Fujimi is a steal! I'd certainly try to get hold of a scan of the full instructions if you're going to build the engine, though... it's not a "no-brainer", believe me...

bestest,
M.

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