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  2. I enjoy the odd poem now and then myself.

  3. Very nice!,Tamiya has a winner with this kit.
  4. Thanks, guys. Yeah, they are pretty much all showroom stock. It's not something I stubbornly stick to, I'd like to do weathering, rusting etc but I'm not brave enough to venture there yet as I'm still relatively new to this. My most adventurous build was the Cyclone with the raised rear leaf springs, that and a custom steering wheel is all I did and I was nervous doing just those, lol. I had fun building that one though and definitely want to do another, maybe with a blower sticking out of the hood. I wasn't confident enough to do that with this Cyclone.
  5. Has anyone with definite knowledge confirmed the '63 Chevy II Nova wagon IS the wagon mentioned in the Round2 video?
  6. Hi. I'd like to try 'foil-casting'. But what brand, etc. to use? Thanks.
  7. The most recent re-issue was a limited release (not a huge number of kits produced) and prices are in the $40 or so range now, so it might be best to build your kit and enjoy it. Other than newer radial tires and new decals, the kit has changed very little:
  8. Whoa this is a super clean job. Beautiful conversion man. You even made the correct bumper filler panels!! Way to go man!!
  9. Tamiya has done a full run of 1/24 scooters . They were bonus parts to car kits, and available as a set of 4 . They also did a run of 1/12 scooters .... ask me how I know πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ it’s an obsession ....
  10. I agree there are too many R32s, but as a race car guy it's incredibly frustrating that Tamiya is sitting on a mound of race car tooling that would sell - most of it doesn't even need decals at this point - and none of it has seen the light of day since it's original runs in the 80s & 90s. Hasegawa & BeemaNuNu are throwing that era racing kits out in all formats and Tamiya gives me turned metal throttle bodies on a Lotus. Speaking of which the Lotus 79 isn't the best example, since it's the same race car, at least with an R30 (despite all the Aoshima kits) there are a bunch of civilian and race R30s, and Hasegawa seems to be able to crank at least 5 variants out of everything even if it means putting a resin chin spoiler in the kit. You'd only need one Lotus 79...maybe two if there's a race specific version, but you can build several Skylines however you'd like. πŸ˜… Aoshima also gets all my thumbs down right now as they've turned into an even more conservative company than Tamiya in terms of their releases. There have been what...4 new tools in the past half decade, and I'd love to see the sales numbers on that Toyota Taxi. The Pro Box is getting it's 4th kit in October, but how many Mazda Familia Vans did they move? The R34 4 Door gets it's 5th version (if you count the original Custom Wheels version of the 1st releases as it's own kit) as a Police Car in October, and the URAS Type-R FINALLY saw the light of day. I know Fujimi is off playing in 1/72 military land right now, but I'd love to get one of the 3 promised Jimny kits instead of the 14th reissue of the Hustler.
  11. 3DScaleparts is AMAZING ! I love dealing with mike . He’s doing a one off set of wheels for my 1:1 replica currently , also did the wheels and other parts on my Cadillac build .
  12. Great job on the correction Roger! First time I have seen someone do this.
  13. That looks great Steve. I've always preferred the '68 design over the one-piece '69 headlight doors. Interesting note on the '68 h/doors; the Beaumont parts were chromed castings vs the chevelle's stamped anodized aluminum parts.
  14. Stunning collection there! I really like them.
  15. I'm trying to post pics again.....
  16. Detail Master and Pro-Tech (Charlie - he is a member here) sell ignition wire. And if you don't mind something a bit larger diameter, 30 AWG wire wrapping wire also works well.
  17. Thanks Greg. That's a fair answer. When I bought it, I planned on putting it together but the longer I held onto it, the more I thought not to break the seal. I'll pick up the reissue. As a kid I had the 240Z with the red white and blue decals and I destroyed it. I want to get that back too
  18. Fascinating animation video, Don...... just watched City of Tiny Lights and it must have required a considerable amount of work to produce that 5.5 minute video. The red VW beetle among the traffic near the beginning is clever, which leads to the traffic pouring over the edge of the road. Not seen it before. David
  19. That is something you would have to answer for yourself- if you think it might be worth too much to build, and you want to sell it one day, that is understandable. It is your kit, and if it is something you are looking forward to building, by all means build away. For what it is worth, it has been re-issued a few times, and you could always pick up a re-issue and build that while you decide. https://www.ebay.ca/itm/Revell-85-2377-Datsun-510-Turner-Series-1-25-Scale-2002-MIB-Model-Kit-Nice-Kit/153954696939?hash=item23d86a3eeb:g:JpUAAOSwFl9e08l7 I have a love for the subject matter, and if it were in my collection I wouldn't feel guilty about building it. I have driven the 1:1 510 and ridden in a number of them over the years- my brother built performance versions of many of them in 1:1, 2 drs, 4drs, a wagon. The original issue (and most of the various versions that were re-issued) are cool little kits, as is the Hasegawa Nissan Bluebird kit. It is not impossible to re-engineer the dash should one want to build it into a LHD version. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10000358
  20. Isn't the mixer from the DM800 the same as Ertl used on their International Paystar?
  21. You speak better Welsh than I do.. in fact I don't speak a singe word of it! xD I know, shameful. To answer what Google translated there, I have never seen a Pontiac in Wales. Cars more than fifteen years old are rare here due to the climate. They just rot away. I have a couple of classics myself and it's extremely hard keeping on top of the rust.
  22. Hi guys. Today I share my last conversion. I have build it from an old JoHan's 1968 Coupe Deville kit. The kit was damaged so I decided to turn it into the 4 doors Brougham Cadillac was offering that year. The roof is completely new, higher and stretched towards the trunk, with new windows mouldings, new B and C pillars, new vent windows. The shoulder line on the body is also modified, more horizontal than the coupe. The interior is converted with plain front seats and wood-ish door panels, carpetting etc... New lower body mouldings to match the real car and set it apart from the Sedan Deville. Color is as close as "Spectre blue" with hand polished clear coats, and black matte vinyl top. Hope you'll like it.
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  24. I hope they find the DM800 mixer! I’d have all the Mack kits then. Ben
  25. If the torsion bar suspension is important, Auslowe has them. looking forward to this Ben
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