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#21 bubba930

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:41 AM

A Disco on Top and a Bar on the First Floor, or a Pent House on top with a Hot Tub and the Disco below!
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72 seats, yikes! I might have to turn the upstairs into a Disco! :lol:


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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:31 AM

Is there a 1:32 scale version of this? the reason I ask is because I was thumbing through the Revell Germany catalog a couple of days ago at the hobby shop, and I saw a Routemaster bus listed, but the description said it was 1:32, and I didn't see one anywhere listed as 1:24. Are there two kits, or was that just a typo?


Revell was originally going to release this kit in the scale of 1:32nd and even put that information in there catalogue, but they had a re-think and they released it in the European scale of 1;24th instead.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 11:41 AM

Revell was originally going to release this kit in the scale of 1:32nd and even put that information in there catalogue, but they had a re-think and they released it in the European scale of 1;24th instead.

Ah- makes sense. The price he quoted me was a lot more digestible for a 1:24 scale kit, I will say that!

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:55 PM

Hi buddies,

i can understand the fever of this kit. Chuck, it is defenly 1:24.
In my german forum, there is the fever too.
If it is allowed, i will give you only links - the pictures are not working... :(

The first completed Routemaster

The guy, Micheal, how made him is now working on it to give him all the lights he has : WIP Routemaster with lights

Another one: Routemaster Brakdowntender RM66

and the same as WIP: Breakdown Tender

Another WIP: Routemaster Open Top

This bus is amazing and - so they tell - it is in high quality to build to.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 12:59 PM

Did you see the one Sam Harris built? The one with the Dr. Suess exihibit on the billboards, Green Eggs & Ham.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 01:53 PM

I will have one of these kits.... Someday! I'm not really intimidated by it, I'm really excited by its layout and parts count. I also build 1/350 scale battleships and aircraft carriers with full WWII era anti-aircraft suites and airwings so I'm used to very complex assemblies. Even though I won't be participating in the community build right now, I WILL be keeping tuned in to the build to see what is being done wth these jewels.

My first thought, when looking at the pics of the test shots, other than "HOLY COW" was that I'd love to see somebody take two of these monsters and build the purple, triple-decker 'Knights Bus' from the Harry Potter series... Hmm... I may have to save up for two kits... build one triple-decker and a single decker...

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:21 PM

Does anyone know what the deal is with green Routmasters??? I'm by far no expert but are they a different year,place etc?
This is a Sun 1/24th model I got on close out for $40!!!
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 04:36 PM

It's also the way Revell's new VW bus builds up.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:34 PM

WoW! .. even an engine there!


If you look closely there's actually TWO engines in there. One the original equipment, and one a more modern "enviromentally conscious" retrofit.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:37 AM

My first thought, when looking at the pics of the test shots, other than "HOLY COW" was that I'd love to see somebody take two of these monsters and build the purple, triple-decker 'Knights Bus' from the Harry Potter series... Hmm... I may have to save up for two kits... build one triple-decker and a single decker...


That was modelled on the AEC RT Regent, not the RM Routemaster ....

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 12:40 AM

Does anyone know what the deal is with green Routmasters??? I'm by far no expert but are they a different year,place etc?
This is a Sun 1/24th model I got on close out for $40!!!
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Thats a London Transport Routemaster bus RM2191 (reg. CUV 191C), wearing a special green livery as one of the 1979 commemorative George Shillibeer Omnibus 150th anniversary buses.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:25 AM

Zombies wouldn't stand a chance against one of these ..

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 02:57 AM

A Disco on Top and a Bar on the First Floor, or a Pent House on top with a Hot Tub and the Disco below!
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Michael, great minds think alike! :lol:

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 03:00 AM

Dominik, thanks for all the links. I know there are lots of builder out there ready with their saws, ready to perform some surgeries on this one. I am looking forward to lots of great conversions too.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 04:14 AM

After working on an other project I go back to my London bus. After a closer look on the Revell Bus and the Sunstar Bus (Diecast) I must say that Revell made a very good copy of the Sunstar bus. The only differences between is that Revell made a plastic kit and made longer the RML . So it is not a exact copy, but it has the smell of a copy.
The chassis is exactly a copy of the Sunstar model, same simple front axle and rear axle. But the steering of the Revell one is a piece of ######! The drivers compartment is also a copy. if you want to place a driver in your model you have 2 possible ways to do it.
Cut the legs and the butt of the figure or build a new floor. Does some of you have good pictures of the drivers compartment of a RM? The internet is not a good choice
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After my first joy to get this bus, I get more and more disappointed about this kit.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:40 AM

Yeah, but they are not great pics. Had to shoot through the windows.

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Cranky, I got one of these a month ago and got the chassis and motor built and prepared for paint. But with my current workload, can't seem to get back to the bench. Hoping to write an article about this one, because I'm taking lots of pictures.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:44 AM

Thanks Jarius

these are the pictures that I'm looking for. But the floor is 4 mm too high.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:55 AM

You need a shorter driver then. And raise the seat! The floor in the real one is pretty high!
I found a perfect driver figure at Scale Equipment. His name is Earl: http://www.seltd.net...344897/17/20023

As for a conductor, I ordered and got this one: http://www.seltd.net...344897/17/20016

I also ordered a drunk sitting on a park bench, but Ric sent me the park bench. I guess I gave him the wrong item number.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 05:57 AM

Wow, it's exciting to hear you got one in progress, J. Can't wait and those pictures you posted are very good reference pictures. I wonder that that wired up padding on the driver's seat is?

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:08 AM

It's a lighted driver. That bus is that "Coffee In Motion" double decker bus that I posted pics of a while back. (on another thread)
The bus was not an RLM but some residential version with a middle door.
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I made plans to visit a real RLM residing at a local High School here in Salem. They use it to drive to away-games and other school functions. I am just too busy with work to do much modeling.... and it's been raining here daily. Probably won't be till May before I can get out and take pictures of it. :rolleyes: