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      Board Status   07/20/2018

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  1. Recaster Alert

    What is sad about this is most of these rip-off recasters sell their products in one place - ebay. If they (ebay) would follow the complaints about bootleg products and shut down the rip-off guys, this type of business would die very quickly. It is pretty obvious the people at the 'bay don't care because guys like Anthony Grimaldi keep rolling along.
  2. Hasegawa is asking what kits you would like to have in future

    The question that always inspires a boat load of possibilities but with a limit of 200 characters I tired to keep my suggestions to three that have multiple possible releases and have seen little or no kits in the past. The 260/289 Cobra hasn't had new tooling almost since the car appeared - the universal appeal cannot be denied and there is an almost endless list of variants that could be kitted of street or racing versions. The Lola T70 coupe was a staple of sports/endurance racing from the late 60's, has never been kitted, and again a large number of variants are possible - especially if the driveline is included. Even if we get only the Chevy engine, I would be more than happy to kit bash some of the others. The Aston Martin V8 first appeared in 1969 (as the DBS V8) and lasted almost 20 years. LOTS of possible variants - especially if the coupe and drop-top are kitted.
  3. Tamiya Volvo 850 questions?

    As a fan of Volvos it is sad there have been so few kitted. The 850 kit I have has a busted a-pillar so was pondering a custom build. The 760 engine bay does make you scratch your head and wonder why they would go that close to molding a driveline and then stop. It would be interesting to see what the resin or 3D print aftermarket could do with that - I recall seeing a full engine bay for the Belkits Escort not long ago. Now if they would just do one for the Hase BMW 2002......
  4. 427 Cobra (street car)

    HRM makes a complete kit of the FIA Cobra with the "suitcase" trunk. Its showing as in stock right now on Model Builders Warehouse website ( https://www.modelbuilderswh.com )
  5. Interesting - the website is still up and they list "new products for February" Makes you wonder if someone keeps it going just to take false orders.
  6. Wonderfull 356 engine

    Would that be the Carerra-spec motor? I am thinking about using one in a Monogram 904.
  7. 1/24 Ford GT40 Mk1 engine 3d printed by myself

    I can only echo the superlatives already used for this fantastic work. And definitely am joining the line to purchase - both the 289 and 427. Fantastic work and I am looking forward to updates.
  8. Turbosquid 3D file sale

    For anyone interested in, or has a need for 3D files, Turbosquid has a sale at 30% off selected files. I haven't looked through all of them but there are some interesting vehicles available.
  9. Revel Ford GT Le Mans 2016

    Hot D*** ! I did just come across this on one of the other Japanese sites (Hobby Search) and they are already taking pre-orders for it. Can only hope there will be some level of engine and suspension detail. At least they did it in the right scale for a GT/enduro racer.
  10. 2018 Cannonball Run

    No worries - I have a few other inlines I can come up with something for. I just had a 4-rotor that I thought would be an interesting basis.
  11. 2018 Cannonball Run

    Apologies - I am asking about a Wankel design, not an aviation style. The rotars may turn in a circular motion but all the combustion chambers align in a single plane.
  12. 2018 Cannonball Run

    A question came up during the theme discussion - does a rotary qualify as an inline? It doesn't have a V- or boxer set-up so what say you Rob?
  13. Apparently AMT did (at least ) the 1961 Valiant as part of their 3'n1 Customizing Compacts series (taken from the thread "what did you get today"
  14. Drag racing parts sources?

    I have found several sources of 3D printed parts on Shapeways.com. One advantage is you can choose what scale you want - 24th or 25th scale. I have found good products through 3D Model Specialties, TDR Innovations, and Maple Leaf Modelworks. You can search for them by name or "vehicles 1:24" or "vehicles 1:25" depending on the scale you want.
  15. Excellent work how you lay out the chassis for this. I know the silhouette cutter has a maximum thickness for cutting - how many layers each for the cross braces and side rails?