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kpnuts
#1 Posted : 08 December 2020 22:21:03

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Hi all well this arrived today Admittedly I had to wait a while (I ordered it on 27 oct with my birthday money) Let me tell you it was well worth the wait and for 68 quid incredible value for money.

I knew there were some errors on it from watching other builds of it.

The quality of the kit has surprised me, it is incredible,

For instance look at the quality of the chrome



Unfortunately its wrong (not even sure if you can chrome an engine block) no matter 5 mind in bleach and that problem is cured



And im not sure why they went to the trouble of pre painting the top of the engine gold as that's wrong too.

Ken's the name modeling's the game.
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#2 Posted : 08 December 2020 22:40:24

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Is that box art the same as the Trumpy kit?
It will be interesting to see how this one goes.BigGrin
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#3 Posted : 08 December 2020 22:44:22

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I think it is the trumpeter kit reboxed and maybe updated it has PE in it too
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#4 Posted : 13 December 2020 21:36:11

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Hi all, in the reviews I've read of this kit it has said to ditch the kit supplied braided hoses as the fray and fall apart when cut, don't, just spray them with your missus hairspray (don't tell her though)














It seems a great kit but there is no ford moulds or insignia anywhere on the kit, I assume that's a copyright issue to do with it originally being a trumpeter kit, just a small point but I thought I would mention it.

If you wanted you could always get decals for that.
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#5 Posted : 13 December 2020 22:29:41

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Looking good, but I'm curious to know if this is just a re-boxing of the Trumpy kit.
A teller will be to see if it has the distributor and plug leads...BigGrin
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#6 Posted : 13 December 2020 23:02:53

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It doesn't Roy
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#7 Posted : 14 December 2020 12:48:55

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kpnuts wrote:
It doesn't Roy


I'd guess it's the Trumpy one re-boxed then.
A great kit though. I've built one and there's another in the pipeline.
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#8 Posted : 15 December 2020 00:59:09

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That looks a very nice start you are making Ken

What a great price as well on a large model like this.

Just looking on scalemates and it is shown as the trumpeter reboxed.

https://www.scalemates.c...ord-gt40-mk-ii--1297779

Hope it all goes well.

Tony
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#9 Posted : 15 December 2020 21:36:50

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There is no distributor supplied in the GT40 kit, glass beads to the rescue
I've added the carb to the engine (I really like this kit the fit of everything is really good)





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#10 Posted : 16 December 2020 09:08:38

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That is looking very nice Ken. Love the glass beads idea.Drool

Mark
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#11 Posted : 16 December 2020 09:25:31

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Nice update Ken.
A good work-round on the distributor.
Goodness knows why it's missing from such an otherwise well detailed kit
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#12 Posted : 16 December 2020 21:55:51

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This is looking good Ken.

I can't believe that a kit of this size and with its' apparent Trumpeter bloodline doesn't offer even a basic representation of a distributor? That is just astounding, especially given the price that those Trumpeter GT40 retailed at when they were first released! Confused Blink Huh

Nice swerve in making your own distributor though. Cool ThumpUp

I've also read in the past that the tyres supplied with these kits aren't very good either!? There are aftermarket replacements available to save the day though.

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#13 Posted : 17 December 2020 02:35:11
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Trumpeter had the B/C team working on this one. But, it can be made into a really good build!

(I’ll post some pics tomorrow if a build a friend did, and then gave to me.
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#14 Posted : 17 December 2020 12:37:29

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admin wrote:
Trumpeter had the B/C team working on this one. But, it can be made into a really good build!

(I’ll post some pics tomorrow if a build a friend did, and then gave to me.


I'll look forward to seeing those pics Mark, I'm sure it's a fantastic build and as you say this kit can be built into something much better with a bit of effort. Cool ThumpUp

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#15 Posted : 17 December 2020 21:44:03

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I too am looking forward to the pics.
Hi all the distributor is made and installed 



Sprayed the floor pan



Tried the engine in it.




No idea where the coil is placed on this car so left an extra long ht coil lead.
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#16 Posted : 17 December 2020 21:51:21
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As promised, here are pics of my friend Steve Humphries build. He is also the one doing the Dodge Charger Official Build, and as soon as he can be taught to turn on his desktop computer, I hope we will see more from him Steve is an exceptionally talented modeler, so don't let him tell you otherwise!

This is the Trumpy boxing, with the ill fitting KA set added in. The build also has many scratchbuilt bits as well.
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#17 Posted : 17 December 2020 22:25:50

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Thats great, any more pics?
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#18 Posted : 18 December 2020 07:12:15
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Jees. I loaded 4. Gotta love this platform!

Tomorrow. I’m in my iPad, and I’ve got to send them from my laptop.

Mark
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#19 Posted : 18 December 2020 07:29:43

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Thanks Mark
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#20 Posted : 18 December 2020 09:11:26

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Great work so far Ken.
I built the Trumpy one a good few years ago but never made a build diary anywhere.
I converted mine (incorrectly) into the Gulf car so I had to make my own decals.
There's loads you can do to add extra details etc...
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