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Johan_SWE
10-02-2019, 01:11 PM
Saw the images on the NuNu Facebook page, mainly from the All Japan Hobby Show 2019.
A BMW M8, the Nordica livery for the Volvo 240...
Some Porsche Le Mans cars, including the winner from 2018, the retro Pink Pig.

Pictures of several Audi R8 LMS GT3 in final production stages.


So... when will they release these babies?
Been waiting for the R8 LMS for 3 months now.
Eager to stash up some more :grinyes:

360spider
10-02-2019, 04:41 PM
I'd build new BMW M8.

freakray
10-02-2019, 05:45 PM
Nunu is taking on some interesting and previously ignored subjects. I believe the R8 release is imminent as Spotmodel has started taking pre-orders.

The Porsche 911 SC and Peugeot 306 Maxi are also exciting developments and I am looking forward to both of those.

chris24
10-04-2019, 05:25 AM
Not forgetting the 79 Le Mans 935K3 and Barbour, some BMW's (E46, E21 Turbo, M1 Turbo…) and the Beemax projects (Starlet, Sunny…). Beemax being a sister comapny.

Crazy.

klinad
10-16-2019, 09:34 PM
Well the Porsche 911rsr had been announced for over a year but still no test shots of it... wonder if they just dropped the project.

lezdep
10-17-2019, 12:03 PM
Well the Porsche 911rsr had been announced for over a year but still no test shots of it... wonder if they just dropped the project.
So far they've been consistent with releases following up announcements. Just not very fast. They have long line up to release. We'll just have to wait, I think.

JesusM
11-02-2019, 08:01 PM
Please, let's Nunu get their time to release their news and to us, to have agreements at home to have all this models. If Nunu launch all ag the same time, we will have problems at home! :-)

Johan_SWE
12-06-2019, 06:24 PM
Please, let's Nunu get their time to release their news and to us, to have agreements at home to have all this models. If Nunu launch all ag the same time, we will have problems at home! :-)


Well... HLJ listed the Audi R8 LMS GT3 to be released in July. It is now December and it is still not here.
Why bother stating a release date when you are half a year off?
Does not make sense to me. :runaround:

lovegt40
12-08-2019, 04:32 AM
They became longer than me making resin kit alone, lol..

OutaFocus
12-19-2019, 02:21 PM
Hobby Easy in Hong Kong is now showing the Kremer 935 K3 kit and the detail- up set in stock

robdebie
01-03-2020, 06:14 PM
The 935 K3 is out, but comments by another modeler made me look again at the photos of the kit, for example on the HobbySearch website:

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/image/10635590

And more particular this photo:

https://www.1999.co.jp/itbig63/10635590a8.jpg

(https://www.1999.co.jp/itbig63/10635590a8.jpg)The whole front side looks strange, it slopes down way too much I think, and the headlight covers appear to be too tall. The 'fold' between the KKK and DP stickers should run almost horizontally, but does not on the kit. In the center section of the car, the windows appear to be smallish compared to the door + running board. The running boards are considerably too tall.

I made a very quick and dirty cut & paste job of the shape problems that I see. The lower (modified) one has a stretched greenhouse, smaller running board height, nose rotated 3 degrees and slighty smaller headlights.

Do these modifications make sense? All comments are welcome.

Rob (disappointed)

https://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/various/images/nunu-k3-mods.jpg

DasWiesel
01-04-2020, 05:43 PM
I donīt see any reason to be disappointed. This thing has never been a beauty and I think the kit is ok.
When the finished model is standing in its showcase, no one will ever notice this.
Being to pedantic kills the fun of this hobby for me. There are so many kits which are much worse than this. Just my :2cents:

robdebie
01-04-2020, 06:03 PM
Each to his own for course. Maybe I forgot that I'm a shape fanatic. And in my experience that's a minority among modelers, like an 80-20 or even 90-10 distribution.

The majority focuses on the details, and doesn't 'see' the overall shape, or is bothered by shape problems. I tested that theory a few times on unsuspecting fellow modelers, and the results were often amazing (to me).

Once I see a shape problems, I cannot 'unsee' it. One example: the Profil 24 Porsche 917, 1969 version. Initially I did not see it, but 4 mm wheelbase was missing (plus some other problems). I modified my model to correct that.

Now when I see an unmodified model, it looks totally weird to me, deformed like an egg-plane, or that the rear end is trying to overtake the front end.

https://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/models/images/917001-13.jpg

Enough said :smile:


Rob

stratos75
01-04-2020, 06:08 PM
2 robdebie (http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/member.php?u=593899) The truth is between, I think.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49330385957_9719dd526b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iaa86P)

stratos75
01-04-2020, 06:11 PM
But you are very close to the original.

robdebie
01-04-2020, 06:14 PM
Thanks, that's great side-view photo! It's a bit unfortunate that the model was photographed slightly from above, and from a relatively close distance. The 'modified' photo was done really quickly and dirty! I slapped it together in maybe 1-2 minutes. So please do not take it too literally. I was merely trying to point out where I thought the kit had shape problems. I may have overdone the modifications.

Rob

chris24
01-07-2020, 03:32 AM
It never bothers me when somebody points out evidence of real shape problems as long as it does not become kit bashing. Therefore I appreciate your approach Rob.

Then, like you wrote, to each his own. For me, this kit is greatly welcome and good enough to be built OOB. Nonetheless, I would never consider taking this kit to build the Coke, Apple, Sachs or Jagermeister cars by just sticking some decals on it (like I read it regularly) as those were quite different cars.

Keeping a discerning eye remains an important quality in this hobby. At least me think. ;)

robdebie
01-09-2020, 07:39 AM
I tried a different approach. I made a line drawing over a nice straight-from-the-side photo.

https://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/models/images/935k3-04.jpg

I put it over the only K3 drawing I know, from an old Scale Models International issue. The fit is mediocre, and especially the 'greenhouses' are rather different. Sigh.

https://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/models/images/935k3-05.jpg

Then a smart person pointed out that the drawings for the painting instructructions of the kit were probably derived from the 3D CAD model. So I overlayed my line drawing on that.

The wheel positions and wheel openings are quite wrong, the skirt too tall, the front headlights too large, but the rest isn't bad. Especially the greenhouse matches pretty well. Amazing!!

https://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/models/images/935k3-06.jpg

It's slowly becoming a case of 'man with two watches never knows the time' :frown:

Rob

DasWiesel
01-09-2020, 01:41 PM
Each to his own for course.
Yes, of course!


Maybe I forgot that I'm a shape fanatic.....Once I see a shape problems, I cannot 'unsee' it.

Yes, I know that problem. There is no such thing as the perfect kit. Thatīs why I donīt even want to take a too close look anymore and kill the fun for myself.

But if it is your thing to be shape fanatic, keep in mind that photos of original cars might not be the best way and without fault:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optical_aberration

freakray
01-10-2020, 09:26 AM
I tried a different approach. I made a line drawing over a nice straight-from-the-side photo.

https://robdebie.home.xs4all.nl/models/images/935k3-04.jpg


Unfortunately, it appears you didn't 100% account for perspective around the rear wing. Relook at the rear wing and you will see that your outline of the end plate isn't accounting for the fact that the photo is not perfectly side on and you can actually see both wing end plates (opposite end too) in the photo. It would appear you can see the farther end of the wing both ahead and above the near end plate.

robdebie
01-10-2020, 11:23 AM
Unfortunately, it appears you didn't 100% account for perspective around the rear wing. Relook at the rear wing and you will see that your outline of the end plate isn't accounting for the fact that the photo is not perfectly side on and you can actually see both wing end plates (opposite end too) in the photo. It would appear you can see the farther end of the wing both ahead and above the near end plate.
Of course I saw that :smooch: But you've got to work with what you've got.

The problem could be one of perspective, or the photo wasn't taken perfectly from the side, but slightly ahead. I can't tell which it is. I decided to take the average of the two endplates.

Please note: I do not claim this is the definitive K3 drawing, far from it. I'm just trying to find methods to evaluate the shape of the kit. And not to the last millimeter, I'm mostly trying to find large deviations from the real shape.

Rob

stevenoble
01-11-2020, 03:12 PM
I think one can become obsessed with shape. I always think if it's reasonably good I can live with it. I enjoy to build models and endeavor to get a nice paint and assembly. I'm not overly worried if the shape is a little off here and there. However, if something bothers you then you must fix it..

kitbash
01-14-2020, 10:22 AM
Interesting discussion here...one I can relate to on both sides. I'll go all-out sometimes and "fix" things I believe to be wrong, but it depends on how much I like the particular subject. If I only 'sort-of' like a certain car, I might do a few little things (the Fujimi Skyline R32 I'm working on now, for example) but if it's something I REALLY love, I'll go the same route robdebie is going in that Porsche. Bottom line is, sometimes it's worth it, sometimes not.

lemansnut
01-16-2020, 08:40 AM
I too can overlook a few minor inaccuracies as long as the overall look appears to be correct. Things like ride height or missing or incorrect markings are more likely something I'd take the time to correct. A lot too will depend on what is available for the specific subject. The K3 has only been available before in resin, all of which are long out of production so a new injection kit is most welcome.

Mike

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