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Exotics_Builder

Member Since 26 Oct 2006
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In Topic: Revell Shelby GT-H

02 July 2015 - 05:39 AM

I have a sealed 2006 GT-H I am looking to unload.  Whole kit though, not parting it out.  If interested let me know.


In Topic: Tamiya Mercedes 300SL Announced, new pics added to OP

30 June 2015 - 12:34 PM

They are on a good vintage kick these days, and I can think of a 250 Ferrari or two (*cough cough, SWB, Lusso*) that hasn't been hammered by Fuji or Hase yet...

 

 

...or an E-Type Jag, preferably a lightweight, proudly supported by a resurgent Jaguar-Land Rover, who are building new 1:1s as well, providing all the prototype access and info anyone could possibly want!

 

bestest,

M.

 

YES!  YES! YES!!  I do have the Italeri 250 GTB and a resin Lusso, but a Tamiya version would be SUPER!!


In Topic: Magnuson Supercharger in 1/25th scale

30 June 2015 - 03:40 AM

The Revell Mustang Mach 3 concept came with a modern supercharger. I think some clever scratchbuilding could modify it into something driven from the rear and intake in the front.

 

All the ones I've seen are front driven and would need to be altered for rear drive.  With the LSA and ZR1 engines by Revell, I am delaying the Magnuson conversion and using the others and converting to an Edelbrock E-Force


In Topic: Revell visit to GTR club meeting with test samples

30 June 2015 - 03:28 AM

Russ, the Revell Of Germany kits are considered imported kits in the USA, so because of  importing them, yes, it does increase a cost a little bit.   Often times, Revell does rebox them , but often times, like with the most of the Ferrari kits, they are stuffing more into the USA boxes than they can hold, and bodies get deformed.    Revell Of Germany serves all the markets outside of North America. 

 

I am sure I might of left something out.

 

Jonathon hit it right on the head.  And, yes, many of us have had to deal with deformed bodies stuffed into US boxes.  Revell explained that if they can fit in a US box, it can be done much cheaper.  If a bigger box is needed, price goes up and could negate the benefit. 

 

About three years ago, when RoG was looking at reissuing Italeri's Ferrari 250GT, I brought US Revell my 250GT from the "stash" so they could determine if they could US box it (I live only 11 miles from their HQ).  The answer was no because of how the sprue trees were structured.  But it became moot when RoG and Italeri didn't work out a deal and the reissue faded away.


In Topic: Standardize Wheel Attachment

29 June 2015 - 07:20 AM

I think it is a great idea.  I have adapted wheels to different mounts, but I'd rather spend the time elsewhere.  And, yes, you can get Fujimi/Aoshima and Tamiya adapters, but it would be nice to not have to deal with those and also eliminate Revell of Germany's odd wheel setup.