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Best Ford GT40 Mk II
Posted by Spotted Dog on Thursday, July 8, 2021 8:43 PM

My grandson is enthralled with the Ford vs Ferrari movie. I build wooden model sailing ships but want to bring him into modeling through the Ford GT 40 & Ferrari 330P4. Any suggestions for the best models of these two? Would like detailed engine compartments. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

 

 

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Posted by Real G on Thursday, July 8, 2021 10:14 PM

I am no car expert, but Fujimi makes a number of GT40 kits - but be mindful of the year.  IIRC there are 1966 and 1968 versions.  My untrained eyes noticed the rear end of the cars are very different.  You want the 1966 version for the Ford vs Ferrari car.

The Fujimi kts are curbside (no engine), so you may need to look elsewhere.  Meng is coming out with a 1966 GT40 with full boogie, but it is pricey.

Someone told me that the Ferrari 330 was a P3, not the P4 as commonly kitted.  There was something different about the wheel base and wheel track dimensions.  Not sure how different they looked on the outside though.  All I see are the most super sexy lines ever to race at Le Mans!

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, July 8, 2021 11:28 PM

Revell

 

Bill

 

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Posted by keavdog on Thursday, July 8, 2021 11:42 PM

Did this one a long time ago - not sure which year ('68 I think) it is but it's the Fujimi kit and being a curbside kit (no engine) might be a good start for your son.

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by LonCray on Friday, July 9, 2021 7:44 AM

That's a very nice model of the car I think is the second best-looking in automotive history (after the Lamborghini Miura).  Sleek lines, not too nutty with the scoops, and a greenhouse with windows you can see out of.  Bellissimo! 

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Posted by Spotted Dog on Friday, July 9, 2021 6:07 PM

Thanks all for your input. I had the opportunity to do an up close viewing of the GT40 back in the day a local Ford dealer. Always struck me as a beautiful purpose built machine while the Ferrari 330's were a work or art.

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, July 9, 2021 7:57 PM

I did a couple track days on what was the Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele UT - now called the Utah Motorsports Campus.  The owner had an amazing collection of cars including a couple of the lemans winning GTs.  Just amazing - check this article out

https://www.thegentlemanracer.com/2013/08/miller-motorsports-park-ford-collection.html

 

Thanks,

John

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Posted by waynec on Friday, July 9, 2021 8:39 PM

i have a fujima in my stash. when i was in high school my dad helped me build the Revell(?) with the clear body. it was the last model we built together before he died. always fond of it.

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, July 11, 2021 7:51 AM

Fujimi does indeed make a nice kit of this car. What's really good for you is that prices for these kits are low now. When I bought mine last year I paid waaaaaaaaaaaay more for it because of the low availability. Now ......it looks like the market is flooded with them so you can easily pick one up for between $35-$50. 

                   

 

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, July 11, 2021 11:37 AM

Yep, I think Fujimi must have seen the market potential and repopped their kits.  I got the 1966 Ken Miles car for under $20 - but paid $10 postage!  Sad

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Posted by mustang1989 on Sunday, July 11, 2021 1:25 PM

Real G

Yep, I think Fujimi must have seen the market potential and repopped their kits.  I got the 1966 Ken Miles car for under $20 - but paid $10 postage!  Sad

 

Mister.....I paid almost 3 times that much before they repopped their kits. The lesson....it pays to be patient. lol 

                   

 

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Posted by Real G on Sunday, July 11, 2021 1:36 PM

mustang1989

 

 
Real G

Yep, I think Fujimi must have seen the market potential and repopped their kits.  I got the 1966 Ken Miles car for under $20 - but paid $10 postage!  Sad

 

 

 

Mister.....I paid almost 3 times that much before they repopped their kits. The lesson....it pays to be patient. lol 

 

 

Or slow... like me.  Stick out tongue

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Posted by keavdog on Sunday, July 11, 2021 6:29 PM

This one is pricey but looks fantastic.  Great details and full engine.  I'll have to get one when available.

Meng 1/24 '66 MKII - Ken Miles' car.

https://www.hlj.com/1-24-scale-ford-gt40-mk-ii-66-mencs-004

EDIT:  Poking around and found a good price fro AliExpress

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002739893208.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.292f1241fv3f0x&algo_pvid=9c64f99c-2038-4ecc-b06e-bec07598f739&algo_exp_id=9c64f99c-2038-4ecc-b06e-bec07598f739-0

 

 

 

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John

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Posted by siiirhd88 on Thursday, July 15, 2021 2:17 PM
There is also the old IMC GT-40 Mark II kit in 1/25 scale, later repopped by Testors and Union. There are lots of issues with the kit but it looks neat with the front and rear body sections and doors opened. The various Fujimi GT-40 kits look OK, but being curbside lacks details and mechanicals. None of the GT-40s were identical and they differed from race to race. Miles and Hulme drove chassis #1015 in the 1966 LeMans. The Ferrari 330 P3 from 1966 and the 330 P4 from 1967 have many differences but if you aren't concerned with that the Fujimi 330 P4 kit looks good alongside the GT-40 but is also a curbside kit. Bob
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Posted by Greg on Friday, July 16, 2021 12:38 PM

keavdog
EDIT: Poking around and found a good price fro AliExpress https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002739893208.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist.0.0.292f1241fv3f0x&algo_pvid=9c64f99c-2038-4ecc-b06e-bec07598f739&algo_exp_id=9c64f99c-2038-4ecc-b06e-bec07598f739-0

Have you ever ordered from these folks, John?

 

-Greg

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Posted by keavdog on Friday, July 16, 2021 2:40 PM

I have ordered items from them in the past, though not certain this particular 'sub vendor' before (JZ Hobby Store), at least that I recall.

Thanks,

John

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Posted by Greg on Friday, July 16, 2021 2:41 PM

keavdog

I have ordered items from them in the past, though not certain this particular 'sub vendor' before (JZ Hobby Store), at least that I recall.

 

Okey doke, thank you, John.

-Greg

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