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  • Location netherlands
  • Full Name henry van meer

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  1. heinz74 added a post in a topic about how many models have you   

    i only got 4 large scale cars built..and one 57 Chevy in 1/12 sitting on the shelf..
    i don't wanna stash anything ..what i buy gets built anyway ,or whenever i feel like it..
    when it comes to 1/18 diecasts..thats another story..got about 60 of them..even a couple of 1/12 models..
    most of these 1/18 models have been modified ,in terms of wheels ,color or engine..
    sadly for Euro guys there aren't many good kits of european cars around that look great when built..some Revell Germany kits are way off in proportion
    so i don't buy or build them..and the fact i find 1/24-25 a little small for my taste..
    and you never ever come across a US Muscle car overhere..except for shows or meetings...so relating to that subject is hard also...
    i never got to drive a Charger or Cuda..Firebird or Mustang in Highschool like you guys, hahaha...so there's no sentiment..
  2. heinz74 added a post in a topic Shelby Cobra 427 S/C   

    yep it really is..he hit the ball out of the park..and it hasn't even landed yet
  3. heinz74 added a post in a topic 1:16 Scale Revell 1934 3 window Coupe !   

    yep reissue them..in 1/12 or even 1/8 scale...nice big MCG photoetc kit to go with it..that would be something..
  4. heinz74 added a post in a topic 1/8 1969 Corvette C3 finally done   

    whow..that's some build there!..miles away from the original kit..
    have you got some photo's of the engine and drivetrain..(fahrwerk und bremsen?hinterachse und getriebe..usw)...?
  5. heinz74 added a post in a topic very tempting..,what to do?   

    that will ad up to about 1100 euro's in total..which is a lot of cash ..in the end..
    but you'll likely will not come across anything like it..it's not the kind of exotic subject you can get from Pocher or such..(which i personaly feel nothing for)
    i always thought about the Manta A as being as close to a US GM muscle car ,as we could get back in late 60's early 70's (check the shape of it)
    i'm still biased though..i probably couldn't get suscribed here in the Netherlands ,but having relatives in Germany..i should be able ..sort of..
    already got one in 1/18 (slightly modified) diecast..
    think i need to sleep on it..long and hard..

  6. heinz74 added a topic in Big Boyz   

    very tempting..,what to do?
    i know you guys got the Manta in the US..albeit with some nasty ass bumpers..
    we had the GT/E over here ,with the fuel injected 1900 cc injection engine,..my dad bought one new in 1974,, a venom green GT/E
    i sort of have to have this ...,but
    A ..what if i sign up for the magazine ,and the terminate it after 5 issues?..
    B..has anyone out there ever finished the Aston Martin ..or the Shelby gt500?..are these models anything close to a good model when completed?
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  7. heinz74 added a post in a topic 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera RS 3.0: New Project   

    hahaa..i rarely see this kit..judging by the pictures it doesn't seem to be very detailed..so to pass as a reasonable model you've got your work cut out for you
    those old kits are allways a surprise..i just recently bought an Otaki Corvette in 1/12 scale ..the box looked toylike..but inside the kit is surpisingly good detailed and sorted when you open it
    (i'm not building it though)..but this seems the opposite thing..
    good luck with it..!
  8. heinz74 added a post in a topic another '65 corvette   

    i'd wish..with these gas prices over here it wouldn't be a laughing matter though..
    and the fact a real one would set me back about 100.000 euros..(in this condition)..
  9. heinz74 added a post in a topic 1/12 Scale 69 Camaro Z/28   

    completely missed this topic..WHOW!..these Camaros are a knock out..
    you got to be related to Hawk 312?..hahaha ,you build these kits so great ,it' has to be
    still wondering though ..how on earth you get those tyres on the stock rallye wheels?..somehow the don't fit .or do they?
    anyway..i'm starting my own Z/28 pretty soon..not sure which colour though..(not grey..been there..done that)
    great stuff man!
  10. heinz74 added a post in a topic another '65 corvette   

    Thanx people..
    took some outdoor shots today..nothing fancy..
    looks more orange than red..but i guess red is sencitive for that anyway..

    rolled her over..not to be done with the real thing..wouldn't be wise

    no crazy detail ,like fuel/brake lines..on this level of stock detail..i just wouldn't have looked right..like wiring up a 1/24 Bburago diecast.
    did do some engine stuff..otherwise the bay would have a 'half finished' look about it..like if 85% restoration was done and somebody had thrown in the towel..

    all in all ..i'm still glad i didn't pack it back up somewhere and never finish it..
    like i said it was an very old kit i got from german Ebay..it came all loose parts in the box with no instructions whatsoever..so i might have missed something..
    but in the end..i think it's ok..
    greetings from the Netherlands..
  11. heinz74 added a post in a topic A Couple of Pics of the Eleanor Conversion Kit   

    oh man..if somebody could cast this in 1/12 scale ..i would be all over it..
    problem would be getting the rest of the parts for it..like engine and interior..
  12. heinz74 added a post in a topic another '65 corvette   

    jip..it's 1/8th scale..
    to tell you the truth..i can't recall who made the wheels..i bought them on Ebay..the guy who made them also made Stinger hoods for this kit he was/is from the US though..shouldn't be to hard to find out who he is?
    the wheels aren't the best resincast quality out there ,but with some work you can get them in reasonable shape (kinda)...i just sprayed them Alclad
    which shade ? don't know anymore...what happened to standing around that day probably...
    .the tyres are the ones from the kit..with the white lettering sanded off..the red stripe is just painted on with Tamiya acrylic.,.nothing really fancy..
    snapped a picture of the enginebay tonight..it's been raining over here..and the forecast says no different tomorrow..so more pics are on hold..
    man ,i hate this season..i wish i lived in SoCal..
    thanks for the comments guys..
    next subject will be a 1/12 69 Camaro..either a Z28 again or if i can get my hands on a '67 big block Vette for it's engine ,i'm going the SS 396 route..
    i'll be back..
  13. heinz74 added a topic in Big Boyz   

    another '65 corvette
    hi guys/girls
    started this thing back in the fall of 2014..came to me as nothing more than a box full of red plastic junk..with bad chromed parts thrown in..just for the fun of it
    then again, as it's the 2600 kit..it could be molded in the 70's?the body was full of flash and moldlines..requiring massive clean up
    but these kits aren't really common here ,so i was glad to source one allthough it took long to complete because personal stuff
    moved house ,got me another 1/1 project..and so forth..
    i built it pretty much stock except for the wheels which i got from Ebay..(can't remember who/how)
    the paint is all automotive Standox basecoat and 2 Part clear shot through a normal paintgun..didn't polish it afterwards 
    the interior got some flocking and foil..needed to Alclad some parts ..aswel as searching for reference photos online..çause unlike some of you guys
    i don't happen to have an uncle or a neighbour who has a Stingray for sunny days and weekends sitting in his garage ..heck, i have never even seen a real one.. 
    for the moment only 2 pictures i shot quickly indoors..if the weather clears up  i'll take it outside and do some more..
    anyway, everybody by now knows this kit has only mediocre detail..but it is what it is..all in all it built quite pleasant..like an oversized 1/24 scale
    but man this thing is big..it's gonna be a challenge keeping it dust free stored 
    enjoy..i'll be back

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  14. heinz74 added a post in a topic What would you pay for a new, high quality kit of a new large scale subject?   

    Hemi Cuda i hope...
    well anything different then all the  Rolls Royces ,Bugatti's and Ferarri's from the past..
    more a car you guys can relate to..as in 'man! i drove one of those in highschool..,i should have kept it'...
    well...with a little effort..you can build something out of it..

    if only Revell or whoever might just go the extra mile..in the detail department..
  15. heinz74 added a post in a topic What would you pay for a new, high quality kit of a new large scale subject?   

    Yeah...i read about that..
    sort of the same thing they did with the 57 Bel Air ,69 Z28 ..it was issued over here molded in black also (don't know statewise)..
    i just finished the 2600 kit .the early one in red..which was nothing more then a box full of plastic junk when i got it..
    so i don't see me building another..
    if any manufacturer out there would do something in big scale..please give us another muscle car ..like a '67 GT500..68-9 Charger R/T,Pontiac GTO (Judge)
    or reissue the 1/8 scale Firebird or the Iroc Z Camaro ..any kind of 'iconic' US car would be nice..
    Eurocars ...well i wouldn't let a BMW 2002 Turbo ,M635i,M535i,or even the E30 M3  , Mercedes G wagen AMG in 1/12 scale..slip away
    or a proper 911 ..be it the 930 or the latter 993....so much choice out there..,although it obviously has to appeal to a large crowd...
    a Morris Marina in big scale would not be a salesucces.. i guess..
    also it would need to appeal on both shores ,considering that building plastic models isn't as big over here as in the Us..(Diecast/resin is much bigger)it 'll be something 
    that's known cinema-tv wise..or it's not gonna cut it over here..making it even more costly..
    we got the 2010 Mustang gt500 by Revell Germany...and i wonder how many they sold..can't be more than a couple of 100..(if they even did)