Difference in GT40 model kits

I have a very old kit from Revell/Monogram that sat forever and I'd like to finish but needs a couple of body parts that have been damaged. It came in a flat box with a white car #6 on the top. Do other Revell and IMC kits have the same moldings? Occasionally one pops up on Ebay at a good price. Thanks and happy new year
 
That kit was originally an Aurora release, the IMC will not interchange. The Aurora MK I was re-released as a "Revell-Monogram" kit in the late 90s-early 2000s. I have one on the shelf. It builds easier than an IMC kit but takes liberties with the body shapes and other details. The best 1/24-25 kits are the Fujimi kits of which the MK II kits were also released as Revell kits. The Fujimi MK I is the best of the affordable plastic kits.
 
The other difference is tires. The IMC kit has some reasonably correct Dunlops while the other has generic skinnies. Fortunately, I had a set of Dunlops in my stuff
 

Doc Watson

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Back in 2010....somewhere on the internet.....


"I got hold of 2 fujimi kits. The Mk I kit and the 1969 Le Mans winner (just for the BRM wheels).

Also picked up a HRH trans kit and PE sheet for the model. First job was to split the front body into roof, doors, sills and front clip. Then started to correctly build up the mono chassis front first.

The HRM trans kit has some superb detail and I'm waiting to get an air brush before priming the chassis. Im also not to happy with the rear chassis and will be chopping that to look more original. "

10 years later its still as seen in its glass display box, I got distracted...... and yes I did spend about 4 hours scribing off the front clip and doors from the one piece moulding.
 

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Back in 2010....somewhere on the internet.....


"I got hold of 2 fujimi kits. The Mk I kit and the 1969 Le Mans winner (just for the BRM wheels).

Also picked up a HRH trans kit and PE sheet for the model. First job was to split the front body into roof, doors, sills and front clip. Then started to correctly build up the mono chassis front first.

The HRM trans kit has some superb detail and I'm waiting to get an air brush before priming the chassis. Im also not to happy with the rear chassis and will be chopping that to look more original. "

10 years later its still as seen in its glass display box, I got distracted...... and yes I did spend about 4 hours scribing off the front clip and doors from the one piece moulding.
I feel your pain Andy!

This is mine:

A bit of history:
I got mine back in 2010 also, and now with the COVID-19 lockdown, I have finally decided to pull this one out of storage. I am working on my kit, even went as far as to scratch build working tire bonnet hinges. Next step is to build an engine and suspension. I know a guy on the internet that makes a 1/24 engine, but I need FAV blueprints of the MKI or MKII chassis as a trade. I saw some guys on here have those blueprints, and I know I can work out a trade, just need those blueprints. Let me know.
 

Bill Kearley

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Is that your scratch built work Rick? I have started a slot car road course set up, It may be called Covid Motor Sports Park. Paddock and pedestrian over pass are under construction.
 

Brian Kissel

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Those that have the REAL blueprints typically want thousands of dollars for them. And even at that price most will not part with them. There were posts about the ones on Ebay sometime ago. Some said they were not correct, some say they are not complete. I personally haven't bought either, nor do I intend to. Anything that wasn't built in the 60's are just replicas. Some are extremely well built rivet for rivet replicas, but still replicas.

Just my thoughts yours and others may vary.

Regards Brian
 
Those that have the REAL blueprints typically want thousands of dollars for them. And even at that price most will not part with them. There were posts about the ones on Ebay sometime ago. Some said they were not correct, some say they are not complete. I personally haven't bought either, nor do I intend to. Anything that wasn't built in the 60's are just replicas. Some are extremely well built rivet for rivet replicas, but still replicas.

Just my thoughts yours and others may vary.

Regards Brian
So the Shelby continuation series produced by Super Performance/Shelby and the continuation line produced by H/M are replicas?
 
Is that your scratch built work Rick? I have started a slot car road course set up, It may be called Covid Motor Sports Park. Paddock and pedestrian over pass are under construction.
Not my work, just something that was forwarded to me. I had threatened to do something like this but reality whacked me upside the head and I dropped the idea.
 
That kit was originally an Aurora release, the IMC will not interchange. The Aurora MK I was re-released as a "Revell-Monogram" kit in the late 90s-early 2000s. I have one on the shelf. It builds easier than an IMC kit but takes liberties with the body shapes and other details. The best 1/24-25 kits are the Fujimi kits of which the MK II kits were also released as Revell kits. The Fujimi MK I is the best of the affordable plastic kits.
Rick,
I finally found a Revell/Monogram kit at a not insane price and will the doing the decal for the front hood and not try to paint. Western NY, are you related to Muck Motors?
 
So the Shelby continuation series produced by Super Performance/Shelby and the continuation line produced by H/M are replicas?
In a nutshell, yes ... they are all replicas. Some are more accurate than others, but since they were not built in the 60s (or in the case of the original Safir MkVs up through the early 80s I believe), they are replicas.

Ian
 
25 or so years ago I worked for Mustangs Unlimited and tge got their OE parts from Muck
Yes,

We supplied parts to Chris and as well Tony Branda. We had a "Specialty Parts Division" that sold Mustang, Thunderbird and Pantera parts. Due to the volume of wholesale parts to MU and Branda we stopped retail advertising for Mustang parts and concentrated on the other lines. Ah, yes....the days when many OEM parts were still available from Ford. Of course on many items the tooling was well worn out but they were "Blue Box" parts. I managed that department from 1985 until 1988 when I left and sold my share of the dealership.
 
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