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Old 07-31-2000, 10:48 AM   #1
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Post Studio 27 Impreza Sti model

This is for all the modeler's out there, I'm looking for the Impreza Sti (Evo 4,5?) model kit (resin?) put out by Studio 27. I understand that there is 4 different versions out there of this kit, some with 2-door, some with 4, some with hood scoops/spoilers, some without. Does anyone have any solid info for this kit? I'd kill for a picture right about now of each one, I want one 2-door and one 4-door. I'm not looking for a place to buy them (I have that info already), but for information regarding the differences and most importantly how they look. I've already asked the two places I've found on the internet who sell em and nothing. Any help?

By the way, I just dumped a whole bottle of Coke on my keyboard and it's acting funny, if this message looks like crap I'm blaming the Coke and not my typing skills.
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Old 07-31-2000, 12:39 PM   #2
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Sorry I don't think I can help you find the kits, but I had a question about resin models in general. How hard are they to do? Are they much different than a regular injected plastic model? I've thought about getting one to try because they look like the detail is really good. Will I need to buy different supplies (glue, sand paper, paint, etc.)?

PS. RallyeX might be able to help you some more, I found some pictures on his web page. http://community-2.webtv.net/RallyeX/wrc555/page10.html
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Old 07-31-2000, 02:49 PM   #3
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(typing on a replacement keyboard)

To be honest, I have 2 resin models already but I haven't actually made one yet. There are a few differences, but the reason I own the ones I do is because I can't get them from anywhere else and no major manufacturers make them.

As far as supplies, you're gonna need lots of sanding stuff, like needle files. There's lots of clean up involved in the kits I own, and from my understanding all resin kits need plenty of clean up. Imagine a 5 spoke wheel rim but the gaps in the rim are filled with paper thin resin film which needs to be removed. Now imagine that for the majority of the parts with gaps and holes. Pinholes are pretty common also which need to be filled. I'm sure regular glue won't work, you need superglue or some sort of epoxy. Washing and priming are also needed too for most parts. But by far the most important factor is price, while a Tamiya kit may go for say 20 bucks, a resin kit may be upwards of 80 to 100.

The positives are pretty good though. Detail is usually better and the makers of the kits provide lots of extras that normally you don't get in cheaper kits. Lots of photo-etched parts, wires, detail parts, and far superior decals. My 2 resin/metal kits however have pretty crappy undersides though, barely any detail, one doesn't even have a tailpipe and neither have good suspension detail. If you don't care about the bottom then this need not apply.

Baiscally if I had a choice to buy either a cheap Tamiya kit or an expensive resin kit of the same subject I'd probably go with the cheaper one. The extras are great but aren't worth the extra cash or hard work. However if you want that Peugeot 306 and Citroen Xsara F2, you're gonna have to get the resin version.
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