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    Brian Kroon

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  1. Tamiya Lotus 7 Series II

    Thanks Ken, I'm looking forward to it. Regards Brian Kroon
  2. Lotus 7 Series II Un-boxing Tamiya #24046-1200 The version offered by Tamiya reviewed here was produced by Lotus from 1961 to 1967. Lifting the lid of the box revealed four plastic trees, a photo etch fret, a poly bag of 5 soft polymer tires, a decal sheet and instructions. The largest of the parts trees is molded in white and as per usual Tamiya quality, the moldings are crisp and flash free. This piece contains the body parts, road wheels and engine block. My only criticism comes from the decision to mold the battery into the cowl. It will be a pain in the butt to paint such a prominent piece cleanly. The next largest tree is molded in black and fittingly it contains primarily chassis bits, the radiator and a tonneau cover. Again minimal flash and crisp detail. The next piece was the clear tree that included windscreens, and lamp lenses. Astonishingly this part was not packaged separately but in fact squeezed in with the chrome tree and the photo etch. Fortunately there are no scratches to be found! The last plastic piece is the chrome parts tree. Flawless, it includes wheel covers and headlamp reflectors. Five soft polymer tires (tyres?!) are included and molded quite nicely, but with some flash. No sidewall markings. The decal sheet has markings for street and race versions and looks to be printed nicely. I’ve been commissioned to build this kit and place it in a diorama typical of a British clubman racer circa 1964. I will post the build. Warm Regards Brian Kroon
  3. Corvette C6R GT2 2012 LeMans Race Car

    Great build Sir! Perhaps I missed it, what paint was used? It is stunning. Regards Brian Kroon
  4. Triumph TR3A, Gunze Sangyo, 1/24

    Very Zippie! Luv the figures! Regards Brian Kroon
  5. 50's Sports Racer, Lister Knobbly (Jag/Chev)

    Ahh subject matter that's dear to my heart! Ill be following along. Regards Brian Kroon
  6. Desktop Manufacturing, Part 1: 3D Printing

    Great info guys! Just my observation that buying the printer and turning it on is the easy part. One MUST NOT underestimate the time it takes to learn how produce 3D files with CAD software. Just learning to drawing wheel in scale is difficult enough, but learning the ins and outs of making a good print, well that's an art in itself. (don't ask me how I know) Perhaps the future lies in fellows that will produce down loadable files to which the modeler will select and print himself. Given that most have jobs and build models for relaxation....well I just cant see the average modeller investing hundreds of hours into perfecting 3d Modelling with cad software so he can generate a few parts. Pros who are running a business …..YES! The average modeler that frequents this board, I just cant see it. Warm Regards Brian Kroon
  7. el camino 68 "HAYDEN FLOUR MILL "

    Well done Sir! What did you use to replicate the stucco wall finish? Regards Brian Kroon
  8. Chaparral

    Great job, resin, especially the older stuff can be such a bear to build. Regards Brian Kroon
  9. Great build! Luv the weathering. Regards Brian Kroon
  10. 1/24 1962 morris Mini

    Well done Sir! Great job on the paint and color matching. Regards Brian Kroon
  11. Super job! How did you texture the steering wheel? Regards Brian Kroon
  12. Beemax Porsche 935 K2

    Nice job on the kit and the photos. Who handles Beemax domestically? Regards Brian Kroon
  13. 1993 Texaco Havoline Lola

    Great detail! What is the scale and brand of the kit? Regards Brian Kroon
  14. 25 Year Old Diorama

    Well done Sir, I can imagine the smell the live stock! Regards Brian Kroon.
  15. Original molds

    Not quite sure if I understand your question, but there are only two ways, one is to make your own, (You Tube can help here) second, hire a mold maker (very expensive, web search tool and die makers). Best of luck in your quest. Brian Kroon