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1/25th scale, but hey.
Wrong hotlink me thinks
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).
The bigger question is: Why is he playing with his toys when he hasn't finished his Honda chores yet
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.
Who makes that kit?
In reply to Woody:
Exactly. Inquiring minds want to know .
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
It took me about 10 seconds to figure out that was a model. Nicely done!
Monogram put one out years ago. I wish I had picked a few up. I think it has been rereleased a couple times.
There are two different Monogram kits on eBay right now. One is 1:24 and the other is 1:25.
Pretty sure Woody is some sort of zen master of Google.
I learned everything I know from the GRM forum.
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.
They shrink as they get older.
Besides, they cant be the same kit. The cars have different number on them...
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."
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).
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.
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.
Woody wrote: They shrink as they get older.
that's what she said
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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