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Paul H

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In Topic: 1/8 Jaguar E-type to be reissued!

25 January 2014 - 08:17 AM

how about the detail on this kit then?..i'm just nearly finishing the 1/8 65 Corvette and that really is nothing more than an oversized 1/24-25 kit..

that's how it builds up anyway

 

The Jag has opening doors, windows that wind up and down, working front suspension, and pretty good engine / ancillary detail.  However an oversized 1:24 / 25 model is a good description for much of the rest of this kit, although some items are moulded much more in scale due to the larger size (e.g. the wire wheels).  It is a good basis for detailing though.


In Topic: 1/8 Jaguar E-type to be reissued!

25 January 2014 - 03:56 AM

90 isn't that bad and it is even cheaper than the 1/8 Citroen from Heller.

 

If only the Jag kit was as detailed as that Citroen though!  Most of the inaccuracies and omissions can be dealt with (e.g. missing structure ahead of the rear suspension, and total absence of the underbonnet closing panels), but the incorrect shaping of the headlamp bezels would be trickier to sort out.


In Topic: 1/8 Jaguar E-type to be reissued!

24 January 2014 - 12:33 PM

A previous issue in 2003 was £50 (I bought one then from Hamleys in London), so I guess that 90 euros isn't too bad.  The second hand values seemed to have gone a bit silly recently, so I reckon that this new release will sell pretty well.


In Topic: Renault 4L from Heller and Ebbro

03 January 2014 - 03:54 AM

This is great news from Heller and I hope it all goes well.

I'm still hoping for a series of English classics as 1.24th kits. It seems to me that the Morris Minor and Ford Cortina are among the most conspicuously absent subjects in this scale and would surely sell as well as any Renault or Citroen.

 

Air Trax do a Cortina Mk1 (saloon & estate), as well as a Morris Minor, both in resin, if that's of interest.


In Topic: Renault 4L from Heller and Ebbro

02 January 2014 - 11:27 AM

Agreed - I don't see Heller making something like a Yugo.  However, if the R4 is a success, then perhaps we can hope that the next old car that they do in 1:24 will be that other French automotive icon, the Citroen DS.  A Facel Vega would be fantastic, but sadly probably not mainstream enough...