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In Topic: New Model T series

04 March 2014 - 03:32 AM

I hope ICM do realise that releasing their 1/35 Packard V12 in 1/24 would make them seriously rich.

In Topic: Fujimi Mad Police model kits. Post Apocalyptic Police!

16 February 2014 - 10:54 AM

Here are some of the only pics I've been able to find of the actual Farcon kit, asembled. You can get a good look at the 1/4 windows and the rear of the car.






Oh no.

That's a Nissan F30 Leopard TR-X.








Rare as hen's teeth, at least the Fujimi kit.

The Tamiya is a bit more common, though.



In Topic: Fujimi Mad Police model kits. Post Apocalyptic Police!

14 February 2014 - 12:43 PM

S110 Silvia:

I tried to add pictures of some Toyota Soarer Z10s for comparison, but the forum doesn't like my links...
I've built Tamiya's Z10 Soarer.


This is a Z10:




Compare with the Farcon:




What makes me think Soarer is the front turn signals, slope of the front panel, side window arrangement and lack of ribs in the B-pillar.

Those things ultimately got me to doubt Silvia and favour Soarer.

I hope someone having the kit will chime in to clarify this.

In Topic: Fujimi Mad Police model kits. Post Apocalyptic Police!

14 February 2014 - 04:22 AM

 My bad, it is a 200SX, or a 110 Silvia, not a 240 SX.


I think it is a Z10 Toyota Soarer.


I own the Destroyer kit, while a friend of mine owns the Destroyer as well as the Interceptor.
Since it is impossible (unless one is rich, what we aren't) to get all those kits together, let alone devalue them by building them,
we have plans to clone them.

As I said, we believe the Farcon is based on a Toyota Soarer Z10.
All the base models have been reissued by Fujimi several times, however, at the moment, only the Celica XX (or Supra) is current.
The others aren't that difficult to obtain, though, and we mean in base form. So altogether four Fujimi kits are required:

- Pontiac Trans Am - this may be relatively difficult, but it could be substituted with the current Revell 78 3in1 kit if need be, since that's in reality a reissue of the 1/24 Monogram tool.

But the Fujimi is actually very nicely proportioned and shaped, so well worth searching for (and consequently spending more than you intended).

- Nissan Cedric 430 - if everything fails, the same car is available as an Aoshima kit at the moment. It could even be made from the same tool, since mutual tool leasing is common practice in Japan.

- Toyota Celica XX (or Supra) - this is not at all challenging to get, almost boring.

- Toyota Soarer Z10 - this is a tad more difficult, but they do pop up fairly regularly on Ebay.

Please correct me if I'm wrong!

We would then try to resin-cast the extra bits from the Mad Police kits, or convince a resin caster to do it for us.
Maybe you could help us 'lobbying' the owner of The Parts Box in Australia?

Since between my friend and myself, we only have the same set of extra parts, we are looking for someone who has the 'other' set,
which was included in the Venus and Farcon kits and indeed comprises wheels in reverse Swastika design. We would appreciate if he could lend us a set of those parts for casting.

We can guarantee that the parts will not be harmed in any way during the process, and will be returned in the same condition we got them.

Suitable lightbars are currently available from Fujimi and Aoshima as parts packs, and the rest could be kitbashed and scratchbuilt as you like.

Whatcha think?

In Topic: Fujimi Mad Police model kits. Post Apocalyptic Police!

13 February 2014 - 11:57 AM

Are you sure the Farcon is not a Toyota Soarer?