Javelin MegaDork
Dec. 12, 2014 7:52 p.m.

1/25th scale, but hey.

bgkast UltraDork
Dec. 12, 2014 8:04 p.m.

Wrong hotlink me thinks

Javelin MegaDork
Dec. 12, 2014 11:38 p.m.

Fixed.

Dec. 12, 2014 11:52 p.m.

Awesome!

Kenny_McCormic PowerDork
Dec. 13, 2014 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).

Dec. 13, 2014 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 MegaDork
Dec. 13, 2014 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 MegaDork
Dec. 13, 2014 9:38 a.m.

Who makes that kit?

BoxheadTim UltimaDork
Dec. 13, 2014 9:40 a.m.

In reply to Woody:

Exactly. Inquiring minds want to know .

jsquared Reader
Dec. 13, 2014 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 UltraDork
Dec. 13, 2014 10:21 a.m.

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

Wally MegaDork
Dec. 13, 2014 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 MegaDork
Dec. 13, 2014 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 MegaDork
Dec. 13, 2014 12:13 p.m.

kazoospec Dork
Dec. 13, 2014 3:05 p.m.

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

Woody MegaDork
Dec. 13, 2014 4:37 p.m.

I learned everything I know from the GRM forum.

Wally MegaDork
Dec. 13, 2014 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 MegaDork
Dec. 13, 2014 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 UltimaDork
Dec. 13, 2014 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 UltimaDork
Dec. 13, 2014 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 MegaDork
Dec. 13, 2014 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 MegaDork
Dec. 27, 2014 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 PowerDork
Dec. 27, 2014 11:28 a.m.
Woody wrote: They shrink as they get older.

that's what she said

Datsun310Guy PowerDork
Dec. 27, 2014 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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