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Porsche Model Cars
Posted by MickDob on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 4:56 AM

Hi everyone, I've recently gotten into model cars. I've always been obsessed with sports cars, like Porsches and Ferraris. I have been looking at model car kits and I am getting lost in all the options.
Does anyone have any recommendations?
I've seen this Porsche 911 Carrera model kit, does anyone know if it's any good?

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Posted by nottheband on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 12:47 AM

G'day Mick.  I couldn't open the link.  I suggest you look at Tamiya and Fujimi kits, there is a huge range of 911s, some 956s and 917s, and Fujimi's Enthusiast Models (EM range) have some beautiful well detailed 356 kits.  Enjoy yourself.  Cheers

Steve

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Posted by Bainford on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 8:20 AM

I don't know what the game is with the kit in that link, but any beginning modeller should stay away from it. The ad doesn't seem to say who manufactures this kit (though to be truthful I didn't read the ad in detail) so I can't comment on the quality of the kit. But it is 1/8 scale pre-painted diecast, so it will be huge and heavy. It's is also a wierd way to market a kit; they send you a shipment of of parts every month for 12 months, and charge you $125 PER SHIPMENT, plus $10 shopping per shipment, for a grand total of over $1600. There is something wierd there.

Anyway, do not go for the kit in the linked ad. Steve has good advice; look for kits from Tamiya and Fujimi. Fujimi has an excellent range of 1/24 scale Porsche kits which are incredibly detailed, though can be quite finicky for a beginner to assemble. Tamiya is generally regarded as the best quality kits, and they go together very well. There are other makers of good sports car kits as well, such as Hasegawa, Italeri, and Revell, to name a few. If you find a kit you like, feel free to post it and ask, just as you did above.

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Posted by MickDob on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 8:37 AM

Thanks so much for taking the time to reply, Steve! I will check those out

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Posted by MickDob on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 8:38 AM

Thanks for the advice Trevor! I hadn't properly done the calculations. I will check out the Tamiya and Fujimi models on a smaller scale!

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Posted by gulftarpon on Saturday, February 10, 2018 12:25 PM

I set out to collect Porsche kits a few years ago and got quite a few. I'm no expert, but here's what I found. The 911 in particular has been kitted by many companies. There is one for every skill level. The easiest, in my opinion is the 1980s Monogram 911 and 924 curbside kits. Both have excellent proportions and you can turn out a nice shelf model quickly. Revell has two that I know of, one is a 70s issue that is of the original 911 body style and the other other is of a 80s 930(?) turbo that is pretty detailed. AMT had a curbside 935 racer that isn't bad for a shelf model. Tamiya has had several different 911s, 930s and 935s, some snap and some full detail. Fujimi may have the best selection as they have released pretty much every variation of 911. Just know they have a reputation of being 'finicky' to assemble and take a little patience. All of these are pretty easy to find, either in stores or online. I know there are other kits, but this is at least an idea of what is available.

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