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1960's GT40
Posted by ajniner94 on Monday, March 04, 2019 11:22 AM

I just started building a Revell 1960s Ford GT40 kit.  This kit i found on ebay and appears to have been produced in the 90s.  Anyone have any experience with this kit?  i will be posting pics during the build

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Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 8:15 AM

It's a good kit. It is a re-box of the Fujimi Mk II GT-40. You should find it goes together quite well. Looking forward to seeing your work on this most awesome race car.

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Posted by ajniner94 on Tuesday, March 05, 2019 8:19 AM

so far it is decent, a lot of flash that needs cut away.  anyone have any pictures of the finished product? 

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Posted by Eagle36 on Thursday, March 07, 2019 5:32 PM

There are two quite different Revell Ford GT40 kits.  The older kit is of the original GT40 as it appeared at the time Ford was turning the program over to Shelby.  It's basically a Nassau 1964/Shelby early 1965 spec car in the older Ford colors and a 289 engine.  The other kit is the Fujimi re-pop Mk II, which is a curbside.

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Posted by ajniner94 on Friday, March 08, 2019 7:20 AM

pretty sure this is the MKII.  what does curbside mean though?  i have seen that term used a few times on these forums

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Posted by Bainford on Friday, March 08, 2019 9:25 AM

Curbside means the model has no chassis or engine detail beyond what could be seen if you were viewing a real car parked at the curb (ie. with the hood shut and without getting down on your hands and knees to inspect the underside). Some kits come as curbside, such as your GT-40 kit, and sometimes a builder will build a full detail kit as a curbside, without the engine (glue the hood shut) and generally just paint the chassis black without detailing it out, except for the bits that can be easily seen. On a curbside, all of the building effort goes into the body and interior, making the model look great on the shelf.

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Posted by ajniner94 on Friday, March 08, 2019 10:53 AM

well then mine isnt curbside.  it has all the engine details in it

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Posted by Bainford on Friday, March 08, 2019 3:07 PM

ajniner94

well then mine isnt curbside.  it has all the engine details in it

 

Hhmmm... I'm curious about which kit you have. Can you post a photo of the box art, or even just the kit box number?

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
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Posted by ajniner94 on Friday, March 08, 2019 4:42 PM

it is kit number 565

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Posted by gulftarpon on Friday, March 08, 2019 7:49 PM

The Fujimi rebox version was a curbside, but a nice one. They also released the old Aurora(?) kit as well in the 90s didn't they? It wasn;t exactly state of the art.

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Posted by Bainford on Saturday, March 09, 2019 12:56 AM

gulftarpon

They also released the old Aurora(?) kit as well in the 90s didn't they? 

 

Indeed they did, but I didn't know that until just now. I googled the kit number and found that Revell released the old Aurora kit in 1997, and in the old Aurora box art. I had no idea.

Apologies mr ajniner, and please disregard my original remarks in this thread. I have no personal knowledge of this kit, but it is an old tooling and may be a bit rough by modern standards, as many old Aurora kits are. Nontheless, it has cool factor, and I would love to see photos of your build.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

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Posted by ajniner94 on Monday, March 11, 2019 7:23 AM

that makes sense.  the kit is a bit rough.  probably the most flash i have ever seen.  I will try and take some pics tonight.  just about got the engine and front chassis done

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Posted by ajniner94 on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:57 AM

Engine

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Posted by ajniner94 on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 6:57 AM

i am trying to upload pictures. how is that done?

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Posted by Bainford on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 8:02 AM

You need to upload your photos to a photo hosting site such as imgur, fotki, flikr, etc. Once photos are uploaded, copy the [IMG] code and paste it into the body of your text in your reply box.

Getting the IMG code seems to vary depending on the hosting site. Sometimes it is revealed by clicking the photo, or right clicking the photo. On some sites you need to open the photo and the IMG code will be displayed. I'm not the best one to answer as I don't have acces to hosting sites since I access the internet via a work computer restricted by a corporate net nanny.

You can check the 'Community Assistance' part of the forum at the bottom of the main forum page for more info, or do a forum search for 'posting photos'. The question has been asked and answered 1000 times over the years, but the awkward method still baffles many.

Perfection is achieved not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
       - Antoine de Saint-Exepury

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Posted by ajniner94 on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 11:00 AM

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Posted by ajniner94 on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 11:07 AM

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