Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT - Scale Production transkit - Kit Review


sportracer02
10-08-2005, 08:46 AM
Hi,

here a review of an absolut GREAT transkit of Scale Production:

the raceversion of the Lamborghini Murcielago of 2004



Just the fact of having the choice to build one of these 3 versions ...

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/28/1077928/1024_6538616236396238.jpg

... makes it necessary to provide the customer with these decals:

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/28/1077928/1024_3766613663626639.jpg


Concerning the kit quality of Scale Production: just great -very good resin (no bubbles), lots of different material, coloured instruction, ....

Nevertheless some remarks to the fotos (... enjoy ...)

Interior: resin seat, dash, steering wheel, blackboxes, cage made of several parts, inner door panels, vacuformed console, styrene firewall, ...

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/28/1077928/1024_6632393637653436.jpg



Exterior: resin front w/ splitter, front wheel wells, skirts, 2 rear wings of different length, mirrors, rear lights (with vacuformed glasses, foil as a help to surround the windows with black, wheelnuts, ...



etched parts: just look - the rear wing can be fixed in different positions !!!!!!!!

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/28/1077928/1024_3861356666353464.jpg

disk breaks - several parts

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/28/1077928/1024_3834326136343461.jpg


Tires, wheels - alu- w/ styrene inserts, breaks, wheel center screw, fire extinguisher, fabric material for seat belts

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/28/1077928/1024_3238303739393630.jpg

Further 4 sheets of 1:1 reference fotos, building instructions, ...

Here are some photos of Scaleproduction of the building process

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/28/1077928/1024_3762323838386331.jpg

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/28/1077928/1024_3030343162316163.jpg

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/28/1077928/1024_6132613061653363.jpg

... one more remark: I have one transkit in my hands - and it won´t be the only one !!!!

Vric
10-08-2005, 08:54 AM
look good. They made a good job.

I just wish they would make a transkit option for the prototype GT-R (which is street with different sides) Would have been a cheaper tk and I would have been more interested (not because it's expensive, just because I don't like those side skirts)

There is a lot of putty work to do on the front, but it will make a nice model

RallyRaider
10-08-2005, 09:15 AM
Oooh nice. :) Thanks for the review.

Now when ever am I going to find the time/application to build one? :(

Veyron
10-08-2005, 10:09 AM
I've had mine on order forever...should be in soon.

Jekill
10-08-2005, 10:45 AM
Hi guys, I just got my Scale Production R-GT transkit for the Fujimi Murcielago and I like to share the photos with you.

Roberto

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/RJ1108/Murcielago%20R-GT/160_6075.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/RJ1108/Murcielago%20R-GT/160_6076.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/RJ1108/Murcielago%20R-GT/160_6079.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/RJ1108/Murcielago%20R-GT/160_6081.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/RJ1108/Murcielago%20R-GT/160_6082.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/RJ1108/Murcielago%20R-GT/160_6084.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/RJ1108/Murcielago%20R-GT/160_6086.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/RJ1108/Murcielago%20R-GT/160_6087.jpg
http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/RJ1108/Murcielago%20R-GT/160_6089.jpg

Jekill
10-08-2005, 10:48 AM
So sorry,

I did not see the sportracer02 posted the same topic in the other section !

Roberto

RallyRaider
10-08-2005, 11:05 AM
All merged in together. Whew, I earned my mod pay today...

Does the kit include the correct front lights? The rears are there but can't see the fronts in those pictures.

Jekill
10-08-2005, 08:22 PM
No, there are no parts for the headlights :rolleyes:

Roberto

D_LaMz
10-09-2005, 01:54 AM
Looks great, but I never really knew how to cut the Vac formed clear parts.

Jekill
10-09-2005, 12:08 PM
With a pair of sharp scissors, then filing the edges with #1000 grit, I guess. This shall be the first time :uhoh:

Roberto

lotus_man
10-09-2005, 12:08 PM
Looks great, but I never really knew how to cut the Vac formed clear parts.

Carefully :p

But seriously, check out Amazing 43 (www.amazing43.com) as there is a good article on doing vacformed glass on there.

MidMazar
10-09-2005, 12:49 PM
i definetly have to pick me one of these up once i save up some money, the resin pieces look so clean, ready to be primed!!

D_LaMz
10-09-2005, 02:16 PM
Carefully :p

But seriously, check out Amazing 43 (www.amazing43.com) as there is a good article on doing vacformed glass on there.

Thanks, lots of tips there!

RallyRaider
10-09-2005, 05:26 PM
No, there are no parts for the headlights :rolleyes:

Roberto

Just another thing to add to the list taht will need to be scratchbuilt, like the full engine!

Jekill
10-10-2005, 06:16 AM
Yes, you're right. Probably SP did not include any headlights because each team has a different configuration, and regarding the engine I think it's possible to do something using the block from the kit, not easy, anyway.

Roberto :)

tamiyarevell
12-19-2005, 03:22 AM
I have to get one because this kit is so great :grinyes:

geronimo77
12-19-2005, 01:12 PM
If you would have to rate this transkit, how much score would you give?

Dashboard seems like a toy (like in the GT3 transkit) . Other parts looks good

sportracer02
12-19-2005, 01:57 PM
If you would have to rate this transkit, how much score would you give?

Dashboard seems like a toy (like in the GT3 transkit) . Other parts looks good


No idea, what a toy dashboard looks like, but it is up to you to make it look like the real thing.

Btw, most transkits have just a remark how to modify the kit-dashboard, here you get one in "racing-shape".

If you want to rate this kit in a score, do it. But what are the points you use to fix kits in a score? Materials? Number of parts? a new body? price? Correct Scale?

WasteGas
12-19-2005, 03:25 PM
looks like something worth saving up for.

RallyRaider
12-19-2005, 03:37 PM
Having another look at all those parts it really is quite impressive the range of different materials involved. Not only decals, resin, PE and machined aliminium, but also vacformed and even injected plastic!

geronimo77
12-20-2005, 12:17 AM
No idea, what a toy dashboard looks like, but it is up to you to make it look like the real thing.

Btw, most transkits have just a remark how to modify the kit-dashboard, here you get one in "racing-shape".

If you want to rate this kit in a score, do it. But what are the points you use to fix kits in a score? Materials? Number of parts? a new body? price? Correct Scale?

Overall score. For sure P/E is very nice also resin parts (except the dashboard :) )
Decal does not interest me while I would like to build the test version with full pure carbonfiber.

sportracer02
12-20-2005, 01:45 AM
Overall score. For sure P/E is very nice also resin parts (except the dashboard :) )
Decal does not interest me while I would like to build the test version with full pure carbonfiber.


Overall score...

I think it is up to each modeller, to make his own score on kits. If a modeller thinks a kit is a “must have”, he buys it, no matter, what other modeller say (how to make an objective score for a transkit with a -in your opinion- toy like dashboard and decals for 3 different cars, but they don´t interest you :eek7: ????? :wink: )

geronimo77
12-20-2005, 12:45 PM
Overall score...

I think it is up to each modeller, to make his own score on kits. If a modeller thinks a kit is a “must have”, he buys it, no matter, what other modeller say (how to make an objective score for a transkit with a -in your opinion- toy like dashboard and decals for 3 different cars, but they don´t interest you :eek7: ????? :wink: )

Ok, doesnt matter.
If I can put away so much money I will buy it :)

sportracer02
12-20-2005, 01:11 PM
Ok, doesnt matter.
If I can put away so much money I will buy it :)

:wink: well, I can´t decide which version to build - so I guess I´ll need 3 transkits - yes, I know -> :screwy: :grinno:

RallyRaider
12-20-2005, 03:34 PM
Yeah to me hte decals are the most important part, most of the rest could be scratchbuilt (with obvuious exceptions of things like the wheels which would be beyond me). But I can understand those who want to build the CF prorotype won't need them.

RallyRaider
12-20-2005, 03:40 PM
Oh yeah and added this to the review depository. Thanks or writing it Micha.

Hiroboy
12-20-2005, 04:31 PM
Looks great to me, so where do we get one from ?

Jekill
12-20-2005, 04:45 PM
Hi to all,

Hiroboy: the transkit is sold by http://www.automobilminiaturen.de/

and here a comparison shot of the dashboards (primed one from Fujimi), please note the opened ventilation intakes on the racing one

http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a163/RJ1108/Murcielago%20R-GT/168_6808.jpg

Bye: Robi

exhaust smoke
12-24-2005, 09:33 AM
Looks great to me, so where do we get one from ?

Steve, you can also get one from www.mediamixhobby.com.sg. Got mine on order, can't wait until it arrives. Going to be the full c/f presentation/test version for me! :grinyes:

Samurai75007
01-01-2006, 02:58 PM
Dude any more prog? Nice...

Robi J
01-02-2006, 04:32 AM
Samurai, concerning me I'm currently working on other projects, so the Murcielago has unfortunately to wait :confused:

Bye: Robi (formerly Jekill)

bvia
01-04-2006, 06:32 AM
Remember that there were 4 different teams running these in "internationl" competition. Krohn*Barbour, Scream GT (2 verisons 1 all black, 1 black and orange) and a Japanese team (which ran all CF). None of them are the same in terms of aerodynamic attachments, interiors, exteriors...Heck, even the K*B Murc's differed from race to race!

So as always, reference your particular car and have fun!

Bill

Cold_Fire
02-15-2006, 02:52 PM
Well I suppose it's better to get this thread to the first page than starting another one.

I got this transkit today :) and I have a question. I've spent this afternoon looking through it from every way, and I didn't realize anything missing. Now I arrived home, used the search engine to find this thread and I've discovered that some decals are missing:

http://img118.imageshack.us/img118/161/scream8ad.jpg

I didn't get with my kit the ones with the green arrows.

I've taken a look at the version I would like to do (orange and black) and I think that with the other decals (the big sheet) I don't need anything more to complete the model.

But you know, you have to ask. Is that smaller sheet a "backup"? Or it's necessary to complete the model?

Regards

ScaleCentral
02-15-2006, 08:17 PM
The smaller sheet is a corrected color sheet for the SCREAM sponsorship. Contact the person you bought it from. Michael has always been good at providing missing pieces. I was missing the instructions from the C5R transkit and he quickly sent them to to the person I ordered it from.
Nic

Cold_Fire
02-15-2006, 08:30 PM
Thanks, I'll contact my distributor :) I hope there will be no problem.

Regards

sportracer02
02-16-2006, 02:52 PM
Thanks, I'll contact my distributor :) I hope there will be no problem.

Regards

Hi, I just saw your posting in this thread.

Scale Production informed me, that the now sold kits come with ONE new decal sheet. All decals are now included on the bigger sheet.

There were problems with the right flourecent colour on the decal sheets of the first kits, therefore a second sheet was in these kits.
So everything is ok, there exists no second decal sheet in the now sold kits.

Cold_Fire
02-16-2006, 03:07 PM
Then perhaps I'll get decals twice. Today I phoned to my distributor to tell about this problem. This afternoon he sent me an email saying that he would say the person of Scale Production to send the missing sheet directly to my house.

Anyway if that's right and the decals I got are the good ones for the car, all is ok for me :)

Thanks again guys.

sportracer02
02-16-2006, 03:09 PM
Then perhaps I'll get decals twice. Today I phoned to my distributor to tell about this problem.

May I ask, who your distributor is ??

Cold_Fire
02-16-2006, 04:13 PM
spotmodel, in Spain. Now I remember I didn't phone today, I sent an email last night and he replied today.

Regards

ennings
02-17-2006, 01:41 PM
Hi Guys,
i´ve already build my Murcielago. Here you can see a vew pictures.
http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/61/1029661/1280_3063396164333563.jpg

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/61/1029661/1280_6633666130393030.jpg

Cold_Fire
02-17-2006, 03:15 PM
Really nice build, some more photos would be very apreciated.

ennings
02-17-2006, 06:18 PM
Here are some more Pictures, from the progress :

brakedisc:

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/61/1029661/1280_3863653731313934.jpg

Racingseat:

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/61/1029661/1280_6231343064633232.jpg

the interior:

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/61/1029661/1280_6432323837313461.jpg

and the completed Model:

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/61/1029661/1280_3034343330626564.jpg

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/61/1029661/1280_6562613939383133.jpg

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/61/1029661/1280_3239393538336233.jpg


and with one of my to-do cars also an Scale Production Kit Ferrari 550

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/61/1029661/1280_3364336531616532.jpg

mikemechanic
02-17-2006, 09:56 PM
Looks good. Nice build. Is the rear diffuser that big on the real car?

bvia
02-18-2006, 12:48 AM
Nice job! Mine's currently in primer.

Bill

bkvj
02-18-2006, 07:23 AM
superb kit that is!

wouter1981
02-18-2006, 12:53 PM
great job!!! Just noticed that the glas piece for the left light are a bit foggy. Or is it the picture?

ennings
02-18-2006, 06:18 PM
No, thats only a reflection, both glasses are clear.

sportracer02
03-25-2006, 05:18 AM
Hi,

I just want to let you know, that during the Nürnberg Toyfair 2006 the German model magazine "Modell Fan" announced the "Models of the Year".

Among them in the category "Cars - Kits big Scale" this transkit made "Model of the Year"-title.

http://foto.arcor-online.net/palb/alben/28/1077928/1024_3133386137333461.jpg

Congrats !!!!!

(To be read in "Modell Fan", April 2006)

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