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Paul H

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In Topic: austin ex-gasser

27 August 2014 - 10:57 AM

I like this a lot. The only Airfix E-Type I know is the kerbside 1/32, can you tell me more about the donor kit you're using, please?

 

It's a reboxed Heller kit.  Heller did roadster, coupe and race coupe (the one shown here) versions, all of which are full detail.  AFAIK, only the race version was reboxed by Airfix, but the regular coupe has been reboxed by Gunze - not to be confused with Gunze's own roadster kits.  The Gunze & Heller Jags are by far the best plastic kits of these cars in this scale.


In Topic: Heller Talbot-Lago F1 car

06 August 2014 - 01:05 PM

Another shot of the Heller kit built-up. It has an obviously opening hood, so there's most likely an engine in there. Older Heller kits are, in my opinion, usually pretty good representations of their intended subjects. Their 1950 Talbot-Lago Drophead Record 9@-door convertible production car) has quite nice engine and chassis detail, if I remember correctly.

 

Yup, it does have an engine.  I don't have my one to hand, but from memory, it is full detail, but things like the differential, which are completely hidden, are not included.  I agree that the Heller kits of this series are excellent, with loads of detail.  Some very unique subject matter too.  Worth noting also that Heller (or reboxes of) did the only decent Jaguar E Type / X-KE coupe kit in 1:24.


In Topic: Revell 4th Quarter new kit announcements

04 August 2014 - 08:55 AM

Here's the Revell AG automotive future releases that were announced earlier today in their email newsletter:

 

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BMW M1 PROCAR

Product number: 07242
Scale 1:24

 

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Bentley Blower

Product number: 07007
Scale 1:24

 

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Porsche 911 Carrera Cabrio

Product number: 07063
Scale 1:24

 

I'm guessing that the Porsche and the BMW are reissues as I've seen both before in Revell AG boxing (isn't the Porsche originally an Italeri tool?), but does anyone know anything about the Bentley?  Wondering if this will be a new tool, or simply a rebox / reissue of the excellent older Heller kit?


In Topic: I'm building a '34 Woodie but it's really a Speedwagon

02 August 2014 - 09:28 AM

Great idea - can't wait to see more.  Which '34 kit are you using for those parts?


In Topic: Revell '57 Chevy Convertible.

30 July 2014 - 11:52 AM

Many thanks for the info - I will do some research into those!