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14 hours ago, BloorwestSiR said:

 

The only Daytona Coupe kits I know of are in 1/24. One is the old Gunze Hi-tech kit and another is the more recent resin Scale Motorsports kit. The most recent is by Model Factory Hiro. Maybe they'll do one to go with their 1/12 427 Cobra...

 

Carl

 

Harold Bradford of Historic Racing Miniatures makes the best Daytona Coupe in 1/24th scale.  It is lightyears ahead of anything that SMS, MFH, and Gunze ever offered.

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9 hours ago, nichenson said:

 

Harold Bradford of Historic Racing Miniatures makes the best Daytona Coupe in 1/24th scale.  It is lightyears ahead of anything that SMS, MFH, and Gunze ever offered.

 

Hadn't heard of them before. I took a quick Google search and couldn't find where they're available.

 

Back on topic, are there any glaring issues with the Trumpeter version as it's 1/4 the price of the Meng kit. 

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3 hours ago, BloorwestSiR said:

 

Hadn't heard of them before. I took a quick Google search and couldn't find where they're available.

 

Back on topic, are there any glaring issues with the Trumpeter version as it's 1/4 the price of the Meng kit. 

 

Harold sells them direct.  If you would like his info, just PM me.  Sometimes Model Builder's Warehouse gets them in, too.

 

As for the Trumpeter kit, I can't remember them all but the area under the front bonnet is not very detailed and there are some dimensional issues.  It was a good start for the KA detail set.  If Meng's kit is nice detailed and only needs the basic items, it will be worth the difference in price at least to me.

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On 10/17/2020 at 9:35 AM, nichenson said:

 

Harold Bradford of Historic Racing Miniatures makes the best Daytona Coupe in 1/24th scale.  It is lightyears ahead of anything that SMS, MFH, and Gunze ever offered.

 

100% agree, its an outstanding kit

 

Cobra Daytona Coupe

 

click pic ^ for more photos of my build

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7 minutes ago, chrish said:

I like the factory 5 kit.... but it’s 17,000 :D

 

More like 21,500 USD  base! And even then you still need an engine/trans/rear end/wheels/tires.

 

Still even then,  if I had the money and space to assemble one, I'd get it

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1 hour ago, Out2gtcha said:

 

More like 21,500 USD  base! And even then you still need an engine/trans/rear end/wheels/tires.

 

Still even then,  if I had the money and space to assemble one, I'd get it

Hahaha they were half that when I did one! I helped another car mechanic build one (the Cobra) for a client, very nice kits! 

The client kept upgrading different parts so it took much longer (install, take apart, rebuild, re-install) and doubled the price! 

beautiful car when done, took many awards in Canadian car shows (not because of anything I did) just a really nice car!

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