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Old 04-18-2008, 02:24 AM   #1
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Inbox: Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 Transkit by Reji

You all probably know about Rens transkit. Well here is Reji's effort. It is for Hasegawa kits.

Packed in their usual box, the one I took is Ireland rally 2007



box is almost empty



But you get fair amount of goodies inside.



So basically you get new body, wheels, exhaust, rear wing, central console, hood scoop, discs, clear parts, huge PE set and decals.

I haven't checked what else should be different but this major things are here.

So let's go



Wheels, nice cast this time, a lot of flash but no chips, bubbles etc. Tires are perfect this time, improvement of 100%



Resin parts are a lot nicer then usual Reji stuff, rear wing is made out of two parts, that will make CF job a lot easier.



Now for the clear parts, they are perfect, the best clear parts made by small company I ever saw, such a clean and thin cast.



PE sheet is huge and nicely done by Eduard, nothing more to add.



Decals look nice, print is a bit strange looking, not gloss, but I can't judge it without try.



And now body

Cast is perfect, body is polished to a shine, a lot of flash but that is better then chipped corners.



I will show it all around and since I didn't check it with real car I can't tell what is (if anything is) wrong.








For the end, instructions, a bit more color, not bad, unclear in some segments but you can manage.



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Re: Inbox: Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 Transkit by Reji

sweet transkit..i am sure it aint cheap eh?
looks like lots of work to do with the body flashes...
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Re: Inbox: Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 Transkit by Reji

Well there goes my credit card again.
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Re: Inbox: Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 Transkit by Reji

I knew the one made by by renaissance but never heard of this one. looks much cleaner than theit previous kits...
The fluo decals looks very light though...
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Re: Inbox: Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 Transkit by Reji

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The fluo decals looks very light though...
could be that the flash killed it a bit, they don't look that light in real.
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Re: Inbox: Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 Transkit by Reji

Man,

Where have you bought that kit? I've looked at my web suppliers but it seems they still don't know about this kit.

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Old 04-18-2008, 06:02 AM   #7
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Re: Inbox: Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 Transkit by Reji

body is not polished, this is so resin casted....
is from another resin caster, then other REJI kits before....

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Old 04-18-2008, 10:51 AM   #8
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Re: Inbox: Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 Transkit by Reji

Hi,

interesting to see this transkit, I just knew about the 2006 transkit from Renaissance. P/E look good, clear parts, too , decals (as you wrote probably due to the flash) look pale.

Concerning the resin you maybe right concerning the dimensions, but the cast is not perfect IMO. Why are the windows closed with rods and fishskin - I don´t see any need for this, every good caster is able to make a "clean" body.
The same with the wheels. If I compare them with Geronimos wheels, I see 2 worlds of casting.

The rear wing comes in 2 parts, you are right, it is easier to decal, but cleaning this upper part ... .

Nearly all other resin parts need lots of cleaning, that isn´t up to date (especially concerning health) an can be avoided (f.e. resin parts of an Impreza transkit could look like this: http://www.renaissance-models.com/1-...e/tk24_264.htm
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Re: Inbox: Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 Transkit by Reji

The resin looks nice but I have to admit that I'm a bit confused. Ireland was a tarmac rally, Reji have supplied tarmac rims and tires but the Hasegawa kits that will be donors have got gravel suspension setups. No sign of tarmac suspension parts in this transkit. But from the "Next Products" space on the instructions, a tarmac suspension set will be a separate product ??!! Are they expecting us to buy 2 transkits (body and suspension) each time they make a tarmac transkit (note Monte Carlo is another upcoming kit) ?

Still, as a SWRT fan, I guess I'll be getting this transkit to go alongside the Renaissance one but I'll probably forego the decals and get a second set of Renaissance decals so I can build the only notable success of the last 2 years, Chris Atkinson's '08 Argentinian podium drive.
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Re: Inbox: Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 Transkit by Reji

Wow, this TK seems fine though... Still Reji standard but not the worst.
Is there other versions than Ireland as you said "the one I took is Ireland rally 2007" ?

And do you think this can be adapted to the Tamiya kit ?
Body intest me but I would prefer building a Tam kit than a Hasegawa one (moreover I have a spare Tam kit) ?

One thing left, how much do this TK cost ?

Anyway, thanks for this review !
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Re: Inbox: Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 Transkit by Reji

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Concerning the resin you maybe right concerning the dimensions, but the cast is not perfect IMO. Why are the windows closed with rods and fishskin - I donīt see any need for this, every good caster is able to make a "clean" body.
I think they did that to support the pillars, but yeh it seems like excess resin. Is that the one from that show someone just posted recently? Also how much is this transkit?
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Re: Inbox: Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 Transkit by Reji

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Is there other versions than Ireland as you said "the one I took is Ireland rally 2007" ?

If you look at the last photo of the instructions, it looks like they are also doing Atkos Monte Carlo 08 car.
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Re: Inbox: Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 Transkit by Reji

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The resin looks nice but I have to admit that I'm a bit confused. Ireland was a tarmac rally, Reji have supplied tarmac rims and tires but the Hasegawa kits that will be donors have got gravel suspension setups. No sign of tarmac suspension parts in this transkit. But from the "Next Products" space on the instructions, a tarmac suspension set will be a separate product ??!! Are they expecting us to buy 2 transkits (body and suspension) each time they make a tarmac transkit (note Monte Carlo is another upcoming kit) ?

Still, as a SWRT fan, I guess I'll be getting this transkit to go alongside the Renaissance one but I'll probably forego the decals and get a second set of Renaissance decals so I can build the only notable success of the last 2 years, Chris Atkinson's '08 Argentinian podium drive.
You are wrong, look on Subarus from Ireland... they have gravel suspension, but bigger brakes and tarmac wheels.....

http://modelforum.upce.cz/forum/down...9841&mode=view

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Re: Inbox: Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 Transkit by Reji

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Wow, this TK seems fine though... Still Reji standard but not the worst.
Is there other versions than Ireland as you said "the one I took is Ireland rally 2007" ?

And do you think this can be adapted to the Tamiya kit ?
Body intest me but I would prefer building a Tam kit than a Hasegawa one (moreover I have a spare Tam kit) ?

One thing left, how much do this TK cost ?

Anyway, thanks for this review !
Hasegawa is 2005 version with more acurate rollcage, Tamyia is 2004 Subaru version (but on 2005 Monte)... and as I said, you need tarmac suspension on Ireland version...
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Re: Inbox: Subaru Impreza WRC 2007 Transkit by Reji

Irish owned Scoobies all use gravel dampers with the tarmac springs. They usually sit at the same height as the car would on a gravel WRC event. As everyone admitted last November Irish tar is nothing like tar events anywhere else, so much bumpier.
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