Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/12/14 7:52 p.m.

1/25th scale, but hey.

bgkast
bgkast UltraDork
12/12/14 8:04 p.m.

Wrong hotlink me thinks

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/12/14 11:38 p.m.

Fixed.

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill Dork
12/12/14 11:52 p.m.

Awesome!

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic PowerDork
12/13/14 12:18 a.m.

Did it take 1/25 the time it normally takes to assemble a Carerra 4 cam motor? IIRC it calls for something like 40 hours to set up the valvetrain(the cams are all gear/shaft driven).

Hungary Bill
Hungary Bill Dork
12/13/14 12:52 a.m.

The bigger question is: Why is he playing with his toys when he hasn't finished his Honda chores yet

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/13/14 9:31 a.m.

In reply to Kenny_McCormic:

It could take much longer scale time depending on how detailed you want to get. I basically did nothing to it as it's going inside a 904 and won't be visible at all. I probably have 1.6 hours in the whole model at this point, and the body is already painted.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
12/13/14 9:38 a.m.

Who makes that kit?

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim UltimaDork
12/13/14 9:40 a.m.

In reply to Woody:

Exactly. Inquiring minds want to know .

jsquared
jsquared Reader
12/13/14 10:08 a.m.

I saw the 904 in the back and the valve covers and went

then saw the scale comment and the yellow matchbox car and went

confuZion3
confuZion3 UltraDork
12/13/14 10:21 a.m.

It took me about 10 seconds to figure out that was a model. Nicely done!

Wally
Wally MegaDork
12/13/14 12:06 p.m.

Monogram put one out years ago. I wish I had picked a few up. I think it has been rereleased a couple times.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
12/13/14 12:12 p.m.

There are two different Monogram kits on eBay right now. One is 1:24 and the other is 1:25.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
12/13/14 12:13 p.m.

kazoospec
kazoospec Dork
12/13/14 3:05 p.m.

Pretty sure Woody is some sort of zen master of Google.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
12/13/14 4:37 p.m.

I learned everything I know from the GRM forum.

Wally
Wally MegaDork
12/13/14 4:55 p.m.

I would bet it is two different issues of the same kit. Their scale can be off from time to time especially on them ther foreen cars.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
12/13/14 5:18 p.m.

They shrink as they get older.

Besides, they cant be the same kit. The cars have different number on them...

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim UltimaDork
12/13/14 6:29 p.m.

They probably aren't, see here: http://cs.scaleautomag.com/sca/general_discussion/f/3/t/107111.aspx

TL;DR - according to the link above, the 1/25 version is likely to be a Revell kit reissued as Monogram.

Revelant quote: "Revell historically produced models in 1/25 scale, as did AMT, MPC, and most other North American kit producers. Monogram was the lone exception, which produced kits in the internationally common scale of 1/24. When Monogram and Revell merged back in the 90s, products originally produced by either company could now be found branded under the other company. So if you have a Revell kit in 1/24 scale, it was likely originally a Monogram tool, and vice versa. I believe that newly tooled kits under either brand are now produced in 1/25 scale."

BoxheadTim
BoxheadTim UltimaDork
12/13/14 6:32 p.m.

I'm not even going to look on ebay for 904 kits, at least not until I've built all the ones stacked in my project closet (which include a 1/12 Airfix blower Bentley and a 1/12 Tamiya Porsche 910).

Woody
Woody MegaDork
12/13/14 7:14 p.m.

When I was kid building model cars, I always preferred Monogram kits over Revells. I built both, but it always bugged me when I parked a 1:24 scale car next to a 1:25. 1:24 was my scale of choice.

Javelin
Javelin MegaDork
12/27/14 10:31 a.m.

Mine is the 1:25 Monogram, and it was purchased for $5, which seems to be about the going rate.

I got the frame rails in.

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy PowerDork
12/27/14 11:28 a.m.
Woody wrote: They shrink as they get older.

that's what she said

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy PowerDork
12/27/14 11:31 a.m.
Woody wrote: When I was kid building model cars, I always preferred Monogram kits over Revells. I built both, but it always bugged me when I parked a 1:24 scale car next to a 1:25. 1:24 was my scale of choice.

we never like the Revell models - we were AMT guys

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