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Old 02-18-2006, 01:32 PM   #1
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Aston Martin DBR-9 (1:24) by Renaissance - Kit Review

Finally, after seeing the model growing on the Renaissance homepage for weeks, I got the kit.
The kit looks great, lots of resin and etched parts, nice decals with CF, instructions on several pages (unfortunately only small b/w pics of the interior, coloured and bigger pics would help a lot)…

my first impression on this kit: FANTASTIC

So I started to look closer at the body and I took some reference photos of the 1:1 car.


The first eyecatching thing is the rough finish of the parts. Lots of cleaning is necessary








Next thing is the dash: those holes have different sizes and are not in a line, the angulary knobs at the bottom have not the same distance and are not in a line. There is a decal in the kit, but if you want a 3-d-effect, everything needs to be puttyed, sanded and scratchbuilt.





A very important thing is the roof: I calculated, that it is ca. 2,5 mm too narrow, further it „falls down“ to its rear right side (looking from front to rear)





The top of the left and right front wheel wells/fenders donīt have the same hight,





the nose seems not to be peaked enough,





from the Naca inlet to the outside of the rear fenders the is more than 1 mm difference between left and right side,





the rear wheel wells appear not equal on left and right side.

The fender in front of the doors should be vertikal. The left side tends to the middle of the car,



the area at the end of the front wheel wells (where the side skirt starts) should be corrected too. It appears too flat.The rear fenders around the Naca should be higher, also the wheel weels to get a good stance in relation to the front wheels.The side skirts in the direction backwards to the rear wheel wells should be reworked, the opening in the rear skirt over the diffusor appears too small.

The airvents on the hood have different distances to the hood engraving





The lower part of the rear fender (black ares) is too staight , they must fall under the car.
There is no hint what colour to use for the body or how to mix it ……….


So I see 2 possibilities for this kit:
either to build it as it comes out of the box (and donīt care of the real car) -that for sure means fun-
or
to correct the the body and that for sure means very very much work.

As I donīt intend to build a phantom racer, my issue will remain sitting on the self for the next time until I feel in the mood start this project.
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Old 02-18-2006, 02:26 PM   #2
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Re: Aston Martin DBR-9 (1:24) by Renaissance - Kit Review

Thanks very much for the thorough overview. I REALLY want this car but having read your review I'm a little hesitant...Anybody know of any other manufacturer doing the DBR9 in 1/24th ?
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Re: Aston Martin DBR-9 (1:24) by Renaissance - Kit Review

Hello Micha,
don't hesitate to send your comments to Renaissance, I am sure they will listen to you !

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Re: Aston Martin DBR-9 (1:24) by Renaissance - Kit Review

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Hello Micha,
don't hesitate to send your comments to Renaissance, I am sure they will listen to you !

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Hi Phil,

isnīt the Renaissance owner member in this forum?
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Re: Aston Martin DBR-9 (1:24) by Renaissance - Kit Review

Wow this is very disappointing... I was expecting to see a great kit (after seeing growing on mauto) look like there is MANY flaw for that kind of price kit.
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Re: Aston Martin DBR-9 (1:24) by Renaissance - Kit Review

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Hi Phil,

isnīt the Renaissance owner member in this forum?
Not sure if Etienne come here often.. you will see it more on Mauto forum.
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Re: Aston Martin DBR-9 (1:24) by Renaissance - Kit Review

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Hi Phil,

isnīt the Renaissance owner member in this forum?
No I don't think, one of his builder (the 205 T16 Pikes Peak) if I am not wrong, but nor Etienne neither Pedro come here according to what I know.
Etienne uses to go on french forum Mautomobile.

but you can write them through the link of their website.
I think they would be ears wide opened for any comments about their products.

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Re: Aston Martin DBR-9 (1:24) by Renaissance - Kit Review

looks interesting
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Re: Aston Martin DBR-9 (1:24) by Renaissance - Kit Review

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Wow this is very disappointing... I was expecting to see a great kit (after seeing growing on mauto) look like there is MANY flaw for that kind of price kit.
Yeah Vric,

I have several transkits from Renaissance and was -just like you- hunting for this kit, which comes, to mention it again, with a lots of parts, everything looks great, but this body tears everything down.
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Re: Aston Martin DBR-9 (1:24) by Renaissance - Kit Review

What about the p/e parts and the decals?
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Re: Aston Martin DBR-9 (1:24) by Renaissance - Kit Review

Hi,Micha

I hear about this bad quality of this Kit,and i will not buy this car.
If i have to pay so mutch money for a kit the quality must be much better than this.

@MickSz

Yes there is a other Manufacture of the Aston Martin DBR9 in scale 1/24.

Spark Models will bring this out next month.The car is build up,but the quality look perfect.

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Re: Aston Martin DBR-9 (1:24) by Renaissance - Kit Review

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What about the p/e parts and the decals?

Hi,

as written in the second line of my thread:

... lots of resin and etched parts, nice decals with CF .....

here the decals, on the right CF decals




here the etched parts, looks very good




The spokes on the wheels are too "deep" in my eyes, the will nearly touch the brake

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Re: Aston Martin DBR-9 (1:24) by Renaissance - Kit Review

I bought it too. sure there's a lot of work, and it needs some improvements but you can still wait for tamiya to release it one of these days.....
Renaissance isn't studio 27 or BBR, it's rougher , but I didn't bother to measure everything.It's the only kit you can get of the car, or then it will be 1/43. Too me it looks just a bit low and a bit too thin on the back. But hey.....

I'm kinda the same as you, looking for the details that go wrong, but on this one, I'm really pleased to have it so i'll say nothing on that.At least it exists, it has its littls flaws but renaissance has never said they're tamiya. A bit expensive sure....still better the some 50 euros kits assembled in 2 days with a metal chassis, no?
I hope you don' ttake it as an attack to you, it's not.
I'll start mine soon
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I bought it too. sure there's a lot of work, and it needs some improvements but you can still wait for tamiya to release it one of these days.....
Renaissance isn't studio 27 or BBR, it's rougher , but I didn't bother to measure everything.It's the only kit you can get of the car, or then it will be 1/43. Too me it looks just a bit low and a bit too thin on the back. But hey.....

I'm kinda the same as you, looking for the details that go wrong, but on this one, I'm really pleased to have it so i'll say nothing on that.At least it exists, it has its littls flaws but renaissance has never said they're tamiya. A bit expensive sure....still better the some 50 euros kits assembled in 2 days with a metal chassis, no?
I hope you don' ttake it as an attack to you, it's not.
I'll start mine soon
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Hi,

as I alredy mentioned: Build it as it comes or correct it.
OK, you have bought a kit for about 120 Euros and see yourself that the body isnīt correct. Nevertheless you will build it, I think that is ok.

I will correct it, if I ever build it. And if I knew about the above written before buying it, I NEVER bought it, even if no other model is available in the future.

BBR, Studio27 - maybe Renaissance is a little bit away from them, but Iīm sure he has the skill and possibilities to come VERY close, if he wants to
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Re: Aston Martin DBR-9 (1:24) by Renaissance - Kit Review

@Manu80

I also was thinking to buy one for me,but a Time earlier i bot a Panoz LMP from Renaissance and on this kit the quality is also bad.

So i wait to now more when the kit released.Good that i did not buy;-))
Sorry if i have to say this,but for this big money you can get a better quality.


Like i said,the model comes from Spark Models in Scale 1/24,i will buy this an change some details in the cockpit.
Because i dont like to build the model with corrections in a have year.
If i build it,it must be correct like the original,for me to many to correct on the Renaissance kit.

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