NEWS: MENG 1/12th Ford GT40 Progress Update

News comes to us from the Meng Model Website and Facebook pages that the 1/12th scale GT40 kit is progressing nicely.

A Tribute to the Legend, A Recreation of the Legend
MENG announced the plan of releasing model kits of the legendary Ford GT40 officially licensed by Ford Motor Company in 2019. Since then, we have received countless feedback from modellers and auto racing enthusiasts from all over the world. After the study and tests by the MENG team for almost one year, the first Ford GT40 product will be available soon.
This first product, RS-002 Ford GT40 Mk.II ’66, is a 1/12 scale model kit prepared for modellers. It has all the features of a classic plastic assembly model kit.
Beside the large size of the car which offers great visual impact, you will get more from this RS-002 model kit. Our design team hopes to present more details and more realistic experience in this large scale model.
This MENG RS-002 Ford GT40 Mk.II ’66 features not only an impressive size, but also unparalleled fine details. More exciting news will be revealed later.

Cheers, D

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Tempting! May need to get one of these even if my focus is on 1/35th-scale.

I hope they continue this series with an AC Cobra

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Indeed Robin, it looks very nice! A large scale Cobra would be awesome as well!

Cheers, D

Any quesstimates on cost?

Hi Greg. I’ve not seen any pricing as it hasn’t been released yet. I will keep an eye on further news and post any updates in this thread.

Cheers, D

I’ve been waiting and waiting for this kit to be released as it looks like a major improvement from the old Trumpeter kit. But it sure seems that Meng has put it on hold. I started to have my doubts if it’s ever going to be released any time soon as they missed their golden opportunity when Ferrari vs Ford hit the big screen.

Joel

@TopSmith, this just popped up in my Facebook feed!

Start saving!

Cheers, D

Hobbyeasy have the kit on pre-order, release date 24 November.

Indeed they do! Thanks for the notification @Allbann

Let’s hope they will do the Ferrari from 1966 Le Mans too.

Spot Models has just listed the Meng GT40 as a Pre-order for late this year. What does that mean? Just that no one really knows the actual time table for world wide release by region. Est cost is 307 Euros or for us in the USA a whopping $307 plus shipping.

At that price I’m expecting a kit that exceeds any current 1/12 scale injection molded kit, but not the quality of the super expensive and highly detailed Multi Media kits that cost North of a $1,000.

Am I planning on getting one? I really don’t know. The kit will have to be super detailed and not require much in the way of additional AM parts especially PE. On the other hand, I’m more then willing to buy high quality alternative decals hopefully from Indy Cal. I would expect the kit to contain all the needed lines, hoses, braided lines required.

Joel

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Spot Models has just listed the Meng GT40 as a Pre-order for late this year. What does that mean? Just that no one really knows the actual time table for world wide release by region. Est cost is 307 Euros or for us in the USA a whopping $307 plus shipping.

At that price I’m expecting a kit that exceeds any current 1/12 scale injection molded kit, but not the quality of the super expensive and highly detailed Multi Media kits that cost North of a $1,000.

Am I planning on getting one? I really don’t know. The kit will have to be super detailed and not require much in the way of additional AM parts especially PE. On the other hand, I’m more then willing to buy high quality alternative decals hopefully from Indy Cal. I would expect the kit to contain all the needed lines, hoses, braided lines required.

Joel

Hi Joel,
I got that email It is expensive though there are not many new mainstream 1/12 scale kits on the market so I would expect it will be best you could buy without straying into the likes of MFH. If it comes with all the bells and whistles then even better. They would be mad not to provide the markings for at least all three of the Shelby cars. Even if they don’t I am sure the likes of Indy will give us the full suite of options.
EUR300+ postage is over 600 bucks to me which makes it 200 shy of the something like the Porsche.
If they do the all black #2 for McLaren/Amon
(the winners! ) I would think about it.

cheers
Michael

Michael,
Honestly, I’ve never strayed from my 3 chosen scales: 1/20 for F1 cars, 1/24 for everything else except the old 1/25 for Indy cars which are getting really hard to find at a decent price.

If I remember correctly, the original promo info from Meng stated that the car came pre-painted and decaled. That was an instant forget signal to me. Now the info on the Spot site has a super detailed, unpainted kit with PE, but just a single decal sheet for Denny Hulme and Ken Miles 1966 LeMans car. Honestly, it’s not my favorite schemes. While I’m sure that Michael at Indy Cals is already making plans for Am decals as he has a ton of them in 1/24 scale. Just has to make sure that he adjusts them to fit the kit body perfectly.

The Price is certainly steep, and I would only consider buying the kit from Spot Models of Spain if I could use UPS or Fed Ex for such an expensive kit, but the shipping for UPS starts at slightly over $100 for 1 lb. I’m sure that the kit weighs more then that, so shipping to equal the cost of the kit. My last order from Spot via Post Office to Post Office took 7 weeks and traveled to way to many dist centers here in the states. Just to much of a chance of package damage, plus it will be the height of the X Mas season which online going to break all records. I’ll need to find a USA based retailer that ships UPS or Fed Ex.

Some great eye candy for sure.

Joel


More updates and images from the MENG Facebook Page, looks like you guys will get your #2 car!

The MENG RS-002 Ford GT40 Mk.II ’66 will be available soon and now let’s have a look of the exciting highlights in this large vehicle model.
The photo-etched parts without connecting stubs are easy to use.
1/12 scale strong chassis parts and big radiator presents great visual impact.
Unlike today’s racing cars, the GT40 has quite a few shiny metal parts. Those parts are represented by electroplated parts in this model kit.
After the announcement of RS-002 Ford GT40 Mk.II ’66, we have received many messages asking for the paint schemes of the No.2 car, and we have thus updated our design. In this coming kit, you will have the options to build the No. 1 car of Ken Miles/Denny Hulme or the No.2 car of Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon.
For the wheel assembly, we will provide rubber parts, plastic injection parts, electroplated parts and parts prepared by CNC machining. After applying the decals, you will quickly get a well-detailed wheel.
A large model features not only a large size, but also more complete details. We will publish more test shot details in future news updates. Stay tuned!

Cheers, D

Hi Joel,
If you haven’t seen this, more news on the kit


And they’re doing the #2 car so that’s good.
And this car will be big! 1/12 scale is 8 times bigger than 1/24 scale so allow space if you decide to go down that route.

cheers
Michael

34 cm long and 15 cm wide