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1959scudetto

Member Since 04 Jan 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 11 2014 09:33 AM
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In Topic: 1/25 AMT International Transtar 4300 Eagle

10 April 2014 - 07:45 AM

I built several original ERTL Internationals (Transtar II and 4300 Eagle, Paystar 5000) - crisp mouldings with fine detail, superb instructions which leave no questions - for me the "Tamiya" of truck kits.

The only issue I remember is a slightly warped hood on the 4300  that did not close exactly (this one has been modified, the donor kit has been turned into a daycab).


In Topic: A Ferrari to Remember

09 April 2014 - 07:00 AM

Bertone did many stunning cars, and here he is with my favorite, the 1968 Alfa Romeo Carabo. Too bad there isn't a kit.

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Skip, you are definitely right - until then the old politoys 1/25 has to fill the gap:

I know it has some errors, but altogether it is not bad considering its age (ca. 1969/1970) and that it is intended to be a toy,

With some careful detailing and repainting one can turn it into a nice unique model

(also on my to-do-list)


In Topic: Best of the GT40 Kits?

27 March 2014 - 11:54 AM

Big mistake in the kit: the rear deck should be hinged to the roof section - only the yellow MkIV of McLaren/Donohue hat it hinged that way, lost the rear on the track and some time in the pits where the mechanics re-fixed it using lots of tape and Carroll Shelby's expensive leather belt (they took 4th place)

 

here is another IMC-kit: the infamous J-Car which cost Ken Miles' life in 1966: I bought this as a glue bomb in 1986 and tried some kind of "restoration" (decals missing, wrong color - no Internet back then) - anyway: this is the predecessor of the victorious Mk IV - it shows also big gaps with doors and rear deck but had less issues than the MkIV above.

 

 


In Topic: Best of the GT40 Kits?

27 March 2014 - 11:19 AM

Has anyone built the Mark IV from Union Model Company? It's in my stash and looks very detailed but I've never seen one built. Boththe rear deck and the hood are hinged. Full engine.

 

Danger

Here is mine, built in the mid 80's - I still can remember several issues: most of all ill-fitting body panels (it would be better not to close the rear deck, the front hood does not fit, either), the red paint shines through the white number circles and stripes and the tires have not stood the test of time - they tear apart radially from the inside.

Impossible to take pictures and hide those issues - have a look yourself!

All in all, it looks similar to the real thing but I certainly would not recommend it unless you want it because of some significance in model kit history.


Has anyone built the Mark IV from Union Model Company? It's in my stash and looks very detailed but I've never seen one built. Boththe rear deck and the hood are hinged. Full engine.

 

Danger

Here is mine, built in the mid 80's - I still can remember several issues: most of all ill-fitting body panels (it would be better not to close the rear deck, the front hood does not fit, either), the red paint shines through the white number circles and stripes and the tires have not stood the test of time - they tear apart radially from the inside.

Impossible to take pictures and hide those issues - have a look!

All in all, it looks similar to the real thing but I certainly would not recommend it unless you want it because of some significance in model kit history.


In Topic: 1/24 Alvis Stalwart "BP Exploration"

18 March 2014 - 12:08 PM

childhood memories com alive! I also had the unique Alvis Stalwart from Matchbox way back in the mid-sixties...

 

Great model!