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Better 959 model?


awaken1973
11-24-2001, 12:51 PM
Which kit is better Gunze or Tamiya?
both 1:24 plastic

Guiddy
11-24-2001, 01:14 PM
That one's easy!!!

TAMIYA!!! :D

hirofkd
11-24-2001, 01:21 PM
The Gunze kit represents the pre production version, and unless you want to model that particular version, Tamiya is much much better. Nice flat 6, better wheels and tires and lots more.
Gunze also made the Rothmans rally version, and the decal might be useful, but not the rest.

Hiroaki Fukuda
Sports and Race Car Modeling Page (has been moved to...)
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~xr2h-fkd/scalemodels/index.html

Guiddy
11-24-2001, 02:18 PM
They had one in my local hobby shop, but someone had stolen a whole parts tree! SO that was that!
Quite a rare kit now! I can't get them here!
But I thought the 959 was a damn ugly car to be honest!

awaken1973
11-25-2001, 08:35 PM
Technically speaking it was outstanding car in Porsche's history
and I always wanted model of it...
As for outer appearance... it looks ugly becouse disproportional
wide fenders but some shots are very nice!

http://www.kunta-ripley.com/m_cars/euro/p959/me_p959.htm

Guiddy
11-26-2001, 03:26 AM
Those wheels look great on it!!!
http://www.kunta-ripley.com/m_cars/euro/p959/a_u01.jpg

LauBak
11-26-2001, 09:46 AM
Originally posted by Guiddy
That one's easy!!!

TAMIYA!!! :D

My answer...has to be 1/16 Fujimi kit!
You cannot believe this kit belongs to the F company!

Guiddy
11-26-2001, 10:35 AM
Originally posted by LauBak


My answer...has to be 1/16 Fujimi kit!
You cannot believe this kit belongs to the F company!

Yeah, I have seen these kits! Awesome!

Just a shame 1/16th is no good to me! I mean, who collects models in THAT scale!!!:confused: :rolleyes:

LauBak
11-26-2001, 10:43 AM
Originally posted by Guiddy


Yeah, I have seen these kits! Awesome!

Just a shame 1/16th is no good to me! I mean, who collects models in THAT scale!!!:confused: :rolleyes:

Long time ago I just allow myself to buy 1/24 only, but now I found that was so wrong! :hehe:

awaken1973
11-26-2001, 10:54 AM
Previously I collected 1/18 die-cast models (Burago and UT)
and after 4 models I stopped. NO ROOM to keep them was
primary issue. Too expensive to have many of them too.
Also I had collection of 1/43. Small, inexpensive but poorly
detailed. So 1/24 seems to me more attractive

Guiddy
11-26-2001, 10:59 AM
Originally posted by awaken1973
Previously I collected 1/18 die-cast models (Burago and UT)
and after 4 models I stopped. NO ROOM to keep them was
primary issue. Too expensive to have many of them too.
Also I had collection of 1/43. Small, inexpensive but poorly
detailed. So 1/24 seems to me more attractive

I have a 1/43rd collection.
Nice in that you can get almost anything, but the size is a bit restrictive!
Have some nice models though, again all built me!

awaken1973
11-26-2001, 11:08 AM
Would you like to build WRC diorama? :-)

Guiddy
11-26-2001, 11:10 AM
Originally posted by awaken1973
Would you like to build WRC diorama? :-)

I couldn't be bothered with a diorama! I barely have the time to build the kits, so to do scenery as well doesn't interest me!

mediamixhobby
11-30-2001, 03:27 AM
Originally posted by awaken1973
Which kit is better Gunze or Tamiya?
both 1:24 plastic

There's a die-cast kit from Bburago. It's the rally version of the 959.

S Brake
11-30-2001, 08:46 PM
Originally posted by hirofkd
The Gunze kit represents the pre production version, and unless you want to model that particular version, Tamiya is much much better. Nice flat 6, better wheels and tires and lots more.
Gunze also made the Rothmans rally version, and the decal might be useful, but not the rest.

Hiroaki Fukuda
Sports and Race Car Modeling Page (has been moved to...)
http://www.asahi-net.or.jp/~xr2h-fkd/scalemodels/index.html hey hiroaki, i don't know if you remeber me, but a long time ago i notified you that you spelled koenig wrong on your website. man that was forever ago, sweet models!

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