288GTO q?

Seamus McRae
10-09-2015, 05:23 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?

10-09-2015, 05:50 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:

The Fujimi here:

This is my Fujimi build-up:

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...


Seamus McRae
10-09-2015, 06:02 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

10-09-2015, 11:15 PM

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.


Regards, Dan

10-09-2015, 11:54 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:

10-10-2015, 04:42 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...


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