How accurate are the Fujimi 1/24 Cobra's?

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How accurate are the Fujimi 1/24 Cobra's?

joe taylor
joe taylor

February 23rd, 2011, 3:38 pm #1

I cannot find an on line assessment anywhere for this kit. they claim to have significant detail.

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February 23rd, 2011, 11:50 pm #2

Apparently Fujimi used a kit car as their guide and not a true 1 to 1 Cobra. It is missing a lot of the subtleties. It was also marked by an overly thick windscreen and otherwise clumsy detail. Overall, the old Revell 427 Cobra hold up very well in comparison along with being 1/4 to 1/3 the price.
There's a couple of reviews on the net
http://www.automotiveforums.com/vbulletin/t1037540.html
http://www.briansmodelcars.com/forums/thread/135836
http://cs.finescale.com/FSMCS/forums/p/ ... 92421.aspx

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February 24th, 2011, 3:21 am #3

I cannot find an on line assessment anywhere for this kit. they claim to have significant detail.

joe.
...the ancient AMT 1/25 kit still holds up pretty darn well, believe it or not.

It's an early 260 and not a 289 because it doesn't have the vents in the front fenders, but you can add those and make it a 289 if you want. Neat little kit. The trunk opens and unlike many kits, this feature actually fits and works pretty well!

I've built two and have at least three more copies in the pile. The next one I want to do in bare aluminum, and as soon as I can figger out how to get the finish I want, I'm gonna do that one.

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February 24th, 2011, 1:34 pm #4

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February 27th, 2011, 5:15 pm #5

...the ancient AMT 1/25 kit still holds up pretty darn well, believe it or not.

It's an early 260 and not a 289 because it doesn't have the vents in the front fenders, but you can add those and make it a 289 if you want. Neat little kit. The trunk opens and unlike many kits, this feature actually fits and works pretty well!

I've built two and have at least three more copies in the pile. The next one I want to do in bare aluminum, and as soon as I can figger out how to get the finish I want, I'm gonna do that one.

Steel cuts flesh. Steel cuts bone. Steel does not cut steel. --Stephen Hunter, The 47th Samurai.

We will march on a road of bones. --Hunter S. Thompson.

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as i recall it had opening hood and trunk?

I built that one as a kid, probably 45 years ago.

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February 28th, 2011, 9:49 pm #6

enlarged to 289. Outwardly I don't think there is much of a difference. I believe the 289's also had the vents in the front fenders. I've got books on it but they're buried right now.

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February 28th, 2011, 11:43 pm #7

The AMT Cobra has opening hood and trunk, and they work very nicely, too.

There is no visual difference between the 260 and 289 engines--they use the same block, head, etc. The kit includes a 4-Weber option IIRC which I don't think was available on the 260s so you can safely call the engine a 289.

The kit does NOT have the front fender vents, either molded in nor as optional parts to add. Unless they added those in one of the late reissues, which I doubt. Most if not all real 289 Cobras had those vents.

The kit has a neat optional fastback top unlike any I've seen on a real Cobra. Very cool looking, though, and if I ever get around to doing my "NMF" aluminum one, that's going on it.

Steel cuts flesh. Steel cuts bone. Steel does not cut steel. --Stephen Hunter, The 47th Samurai.

We will march on a road of bones. --Hunter S. Thompson.

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joe taylor
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March 1st, 2011, 4:32 pm #8

I can't believe i built that one at least 45 - 47 years ago.

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March 1st, 2011, 6:29 pm #9

...is that now there's a vinyl-like texture on part of the custom hardtop that hasn't always been there.

The kit I built in the '90s was identical to the one I built about 1967. I still have them both. Just cleaned up the old one the other day and might be taking and posting pics of the pair of them soon.

Steel cuts flesh. Steel cuts bone. Steel does not cut steel. --Stephen Hunter, The 47th Samurai.

We will march on a road of bones. --Hunter S. Thompson.

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