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2015 Nuremberg Toy Fair Nooz!

Today, 04:18 AM

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American household products used in modelling - and their equivalents in other countries

16 January 2015 - 03:06 AM

There is a lot of such stuff used by American modellers, such as Easy-Off oven cleaner, 409 cleaner, "purple pond", etc.

Importing this kind of stuff is a. prohibitively expensive and b. often forbidden because of that there safety, you know.

Although many of these these brands are not available outside North America, equivalent, or at least similar products do exist.


My idea is to create some sort of a cross reference to help modellers in any part of the world identify these products in their countries.

I have little knowledge myself, so this will be something we need to work on together.


One I have figured out though:


"Future" (the acrylic floor stuff) is available in the UK and it's called "Klear" there and it's made by Johnson Wax Ltd, Frimley Green, Camberley, Surrey, England.


Also, in America it seems to be common practice to soak resin bodies in Westley's Bleach whitewall tyre cleaner to get rid of the mould residue.

No such cleaners exist in the UK (to my knowledge), but it can be subsituted with any "thick bleach" toilet cleaner.

After a bath in it, the parts should be rubbed down with cotton and a bit of cellulose thinner, though.


Is Nobody Making 1:8 Scale Resin Hemi Heads?

14 January 2015 - 07:07 AM

Is there anyone out there doing these?

Preferrably the early type.


I'd love to use four of them on my Exterminator.

RC2 AMT/Ertl Winged Express Fuel Altered - Buyer's Choice

13 November 2014 - 11:43 AM

I'm talking about this kit:




Which I assume is the ex-MPC tool, correct?


When exactly did it lose the correct front wheels?

The front wheels in the kit are these:




The correct ones are still shown in the instructions:




Any idea which other readily available kit could be bashed for those?

Or is there a resin caster who makes them?

1960 Mopar Dealership

09 October 2014 - 01:48 PM

This was built by my friend Robert Eiber from Feucht near Nürnberg.