Ferrari 488 GTB


Some_Kid
11-19-2016, 12:28 PM
I was just curious if anyone had knowledge of the big three making this kit? I figure fujimi would be the best bet but Tamiya quality would be stellar for such a beautiful car.

BVC500
11-21-2016, 05:50 AM
Nope, unfortunately.

Modelstate
03-06-2019, 08:40 AM
Sorry for being so late to this.
I was wondering the same thing the past years for just about every new model.

Then I came across Alpha Model (division of Hobby Design) that made a few resin curbside models in 2018 in 1/24 and 1/18 I think.

While it's not a GTB I still hope they'll make that one too.
AM02-0003 488 GTS
AM02-0004 458 Speciale Aparta

They sell via Facebook group. (https://www.facebook.com/reindetailparts/)
I bought them for US$ 120 a piece so not cheap and might not be what you were looking for.

Hope it helps !
I REALLY hope Fujimi or Tamiya will make their versions.

Some_Kid
03-06-2019, 10:40 AM
Sorry for being so late to this.
I was wondering the same thing the past years for just about every new model.

Then I came across Alpha Model (division of Hobby Design) that made a few resin curbside models in 2018 in 1/24 and 1/18 I think.

While it's not a GTB I still hope they'll make that one too.
AM02-0003 488 GTS
AM02-0004 458 Speciale Aparta

They sell via Facebook group. (https://www.facebook.com/reindetailparts/)
I bought them for US$ 120 a piece so not cheap and might not be what you were looking for.

Hope it helps !
I REALLY hope Fujimi or Tamiya will make their versions.

That's awesome! Thank you! I will definitely look into those.

hirofkd
03-06-2019, 02:51 PM
Tamiya is discontinuing all Ferrari kits this spring, so the 488 is very unlikely. Iím guessing they will renew the license when the next kit-worthy Ferrari comes out, maybe?

Rastar released a descent-looking 1/24 R/C, and Bburago has 1/24 diecast, so those can be combined into a nice static scale model. At least that's my *plan.* ;)

Kjenjak
03-07-2019, 07:36 AM
Sorry for being so late to this.
I was wondering the same thing the past years for just about every new model.

Then I came across Alpha Model (division of Hobby Design) that made a few resin curbside models in 2018 in 1/24 and 1/18 I think.

While it's not a GTB I still hope they'll make that one too.
AM02-0003 488 GTS
AM02-0004 458 Speciale Aparta

They sell via Facebook group. (https://www.facebook.com/reindetailparts/)
I bought them for US$ 120 a piece so not cheap and might not be what you were looking for.

Hope it helps !
I REALLY hope Fujimi or Tamiya will make their versions.


Not sure if they know something that no other shop knows so far, but here is also a GTB for sale (backordered however).
It's the only Alpha Models 488 GTB version I could find on the net.
https://absolutmodels.myshopify.com/collections/1-24-model-kits/products/1-24-alpha-models-ferrari-488-gtb

Modelstate
03-07-2019, 05:12 PM
https://absolutmodels.myshopify.com/collections/1-24-model-kits/products/1-24-alpha-models-ferrari-488-gtb

According to the Hobby Design / Alpha admin that link was not correct.
The GTB might come later but did not get a sure Yes or a month of release.
[They respond fairly fast on the page and chat there]

Sorry, and also a little dissepointed but it's better than a No :smokin:

Some_Kid
03-09-2019, 09:34 AM
Tamiya is discontinuing all Ferrari kits this spring, so the 488 is very unlikely. Iím guessing they will renew the license when the next kit-worthy Ferrari comes out, maybe?

Rastar released a descent-looking 1/24 R/C, and Bburago has 1/24 diecast, so those can be combined into a nice static scale model. At least that's my *plan.* ;)

Does that mean they will stop making their old ferrari kits? Do I need to stock pile ?

hirofkd
03-17-2019, 04:27 AM
"Discontinue" doesn't mean a permanent halt of Ferrari kit production. Tamiya did clarify that.
Hasegawa hasn't renewed their Ferrari license for a while, so I guess it's a similar move.
I'm still gathering more info, especially Fujimi and Revell to see if Tamiya's decision is due to some kind of industry-wide change of Ferrari kit licensing, or just a marketing strategy of Tamiya.
Last batch (at least for now) of Tamiya Ferrari kits should be out this June.

360spider
03-17-2019, 10:49 AM
Stock up.

till.a.fischer
03-24-2019, 05:29 PM
Does anybody here have information on what Maisto will produce?

Netherlands homepage Toms.nl offers a preorder on a 488 GTB plastic model kit in 1/24 scale by Maisto.

There's also a kit for a La Ferrari Aperta in 1/24.

If Maisto starts to produce plastic kits, this could be the reason why Bburago didn't give any licence to Revell or other Malers.

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Kjenjak
03-25-2019, 04:05 AM
Does anybody here have information on what Maisto will produce?

Netherlands homepage Toms.nl offers a preorder on a 488 GTB plastic model kit in 1/24 scale by Maisto.

There's also a kit for a La Ferrari Aperta in 1/24.

If Maisto starts to produce plastic kits, this could be the reason why Bburago didn't give any licence to Revell or other Malers.

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Maisto did kits before, like the 458, but rather as a snap kit than a real model kit. So the quality probably won't be much better than a good Bburago die-cast or a R/C car.
But let's see. maybe they prove me wrong.

Modelstate
04-08-2019, 06:33 AM
Just to give the chance to all the other builders here !
I just gave Alpha Models / HD my pre-order for their 488 GTB via messenger chat / facebook group.

They listed that it costs US$ 150.
Good luck :2cents:

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