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Volvoman

Member Since 26 Jul 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 26 2014 05:41 PM
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In Topic: So we finally get a Starsky and Hutch Torino, How about series of TV kits ?

03 August 2014 - 01:16 PM

Great news to hear that we will be getting a Starsky and Hutch Torino eventually, I thought that we would have had one years ago!!
On the subject of cars we would like to see released, I remember watching a series called 'Due South' and the one character drove a green '71Buick Boattail Riviera. That one would probably sell I think. And what about any 80's four door sedan, Ford LTD, Chevrolet Caprice/Impala, Dodge St Regis/Diplomat? Most were used in police series in one form or another so a few of them would be nice.

In Topic: AEC ROUTEMASTER RLM double-decker bus

11 July 2014 - 01:51 PM

Just read through your thread and I am stunned by your build. Your detailing is amazing and having built one of these without the PE detailing, im impressed with all the extra work that you put into yours!!
Not wanting to hijack your thread but this is my one...

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Mine is pretty much built as a showpiece or maybe one that's been restored, I tend to shy away from weathering my models for fear of overdoing it but you have pulled yours of just right!!
Again, excellent job, you should be proud!!

In Topic: How many Wagons and Woodie kits out there? Yer on yer own on this one.

11 July 2014 - 12:37 PM

Here's some of mine I will throw into the mix...

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Chevelle Station Wagon

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Pontiac Firebird Trans AM Kammwagon

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BMW Z3 Coupe

In Topic: Ford Fiesta RS WRC

12 June 2014 - 12:20 PM

Hello guys, firstly I would just like to say a very big thank you for all of your thoughts and comments, they really do mean a lot to me.

As I was saying, this is the first Belkits model that I have put together and as some of you seem interested in having a go at one, I thought that I would point out  a few  things that you may find of interest when building yours. As far as I am aware, the 4 Belkit rally cars are, Skoda Fabia WRC, Peugeot 207 WRC, Ford Fiesta RS 2000 and Ford Fiesta RS WRC but there maybe others so check them out.

1. The mould quality is very good and as good as all the other mainstream kit manufacturers but the plastic feels quite thick and mine had a slightly waxy feel to it so a good clean in soapy water is a must before painting

2. The instructions can be a bit vague in places and its probably best to study them properly. There were parts for the Fiesta 2000 which were not needed on the WRC version but the instructions do not tell you this at the time. I spent one night looking for parts for the chassis plate which I later realised I did not need so it may be best to check exactly what parts you  do need before building, I know I will be doing that if I ever build another one of their kits.

3. The decals are of excellent quality but be warned, they are pretty much the sort of 'once they are on, they will stay on' so for precise location, plenty of water and micro sol will be needed so that they can be positioned properly.

4. As for decal location, you pretty much have to rely on the box photos as you do not get a decal placement diagram in the instructions as you do with pretty much everyone else, some placement of the decals can be a bit of guess work so it maybe a good idea to get other reference material unless you know for definite where the decals go.

I hope these few pointers are of help to those who maybe thinking of buying a Belkits car and that it doesn't put you off and once again guys, a big thanks for all your kind comments.


In Topic: Lamborghini Jota

12 June 2014 - 11:42 AM

A very nice model, I don't think I have ever seen this kit before.