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1/12 models (Tamiya/Kyosho/Autoart)

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  1. F1tommy

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    Hiro and GT Spirit 1/12th Ferrari 250 GTO Compare.

    I like the GT Spirit nose better. The rear scoop and shape behind the rear wheel is off on the GT Sprit. Overall I like the GT Spirit front and cockpit shape body better than the Hiro excluding the rear end. Everything else on the Hiro is better as it is a proper full detail kit. I would say a good set of decals and the Hiro wire wheels would turn the GT Spirit into a very nice model.


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    Also notice non directional spinners on the GT Spirit, a common mistake.
     
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    I finally bought another 1/12 Revell. I picked one up around 20 years ago for $100 but gave it away as a gift. Found this one locally, new in the box. Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
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    Tom, that is a great comparison! Very helpful. I still have my Hiro GTO kits in their boxes. Looks like I'll be reshaping noses on them, and some other areas too, but I still prefer them to an upgraded GT Spirit.
     
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    Old one.... with a kit added it looks different.
     
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    Not much in 1:12th that we don't already know about, but I do think there were probably some pieces there that we have not seen. Heard that GT Spirit is going to make a 1:12th - '63 Corvette 'Split Window'. I wish someone would also do show coverage of 1:12th, not just the 1:43rds and 1:18's that everyone does.

    I did see pics of the GP Replicas 1:12 Ferrari 250 TR on diecastsociety.com today. It is a lousy model. So much wrong with it. Disappointing, but not at all surprising. Not worth the resin it is made of.
     
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    How are you, Matt?
    Yes the market has changed a lot, have you heard news from slk99?
    What about your collection?
     
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    Is this 1/12 or 1/24Th scale? Could not find a listing for 1/12, do you have a link?
     
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    1/12...but it's not avaiable yet i think.
     
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    Looks like Tecnomodel is getting into 1/12th scale with this first offering, the Ferrari Silverstone 375 winner 1951. The wheels look better than on most of their models but still not 100 % correct.
    This looks like a retouched set of photos so we will have to wait and see if it is correct. I see several problems already but not to bad.






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  16. F1tommy

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    The 375's exhaust is wrong. As usual Tecnomodel did not research it correctly and did the Exhaust the way it is on the restored car.
     
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    I think we will start seing a lot more of 1/12 resins...seems like everyone is going for it....
     
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    Stop the madness!! Just what we need (not)..... 300 more of these 1:12th "sort of" GTO's from GT Spirit. The color doesn't help it.

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    lololo, they will flood teh market with all sorts od Ferraris...what's next, 1/8?
     
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    I am happy with 1/12th scale and 1/8th is really getting big. I wish they would use a lighter resin material like most of the kit makers do. These new prebuilt models are very heavy. They make it out of that grey hard as a rock resin that shatters very easily. BBR used this stuff to do their old 1/43rd, 1/24th and 1/20th kits and half the kits used to break into a million pieces.
     
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    I agree about the resin they all use. It weighs so much and is so brittle because it has a great deal of filler in it, which in turn makes it much cheaper to buy. They use it because it is the least expensive resin. Cheap resin = poor quality resin.
     
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    Looks fatal... proportions are really bad.
    Looks more a fraud than a diecast :)
     

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