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  1. 8 hours ago, peteski said:

    This metal kit is made by a small cottage industry type of company.  They likely use vulcanized rubber molds, and low-temperature soft-metal alloy (likely pewter).  I is probably done using spin-casting technique.

    Exactly correct Peter, I haven't spoken or been in touch with Finecast for a few years now, although they specialise more in their locomotive kits.

  2. 22 hours ago, Bullybeef said:

    Dude that’s awesome

    I need to get a gti model stat! 

    The photo i posted wasn't the best, here's an original Scirocco in Viper Green Metallic with the wheels I'll be using, only very early GTI's were available in this colour and only in left hand drive, I don't think I've ever seen one in the UK. 


  3. 39 minutes ago, Matt Bacon said:

    Now, the sharp-eyed among you will have noticed that there are two spark plugs per cylinder. One set are wired to the distributor, which sits on that mounting at the front (to the right in the second engine picture), and the other set are wired to the magneto, mounted on the other side of the engine on the shelf in the middle of the crankcase on the first picture. I'm curious what this set up is all about... anyone knowledgeable about 1907-vintage engines able to enlighten me?...

    . Basically the twin system gives Reliability and thorough combustion of the cylinders, if one fails you're not going tbreak down. 

  4. What to do when you have a box full of Volkswagen Golf GTi parts, minus the bodyshell??
     Sometime ago I bought the Revell Golf GTi kit off eBay, the bodyshell was destroyed in transit,  seems a shame to have all these parts sitting idle, so I've been in touch with Revell to see if I can purchase a new body, and I'll be building a very rare GTi, only available for one year in Left hand drive only and never officially available in the UK, and to make it even rarer, it will have the wheels that were popular on the Scirocco, but Available on the GTi for 2 years,which I have left over from the Golf Cabriolet, so this one will be a very early (1978) Golf GTi in Viper Green.



  5. 6 hours ago, doorsovdoon said:

    and I think the body's were galvanised for rust prevention. Darn good cars these.

    Volkswagen didn't galvanise the bodyshells until the mk3 came out,I believe the Later cabriolets had wax injected into the cavities. 

  6. 1 hour ago, Spottedlaurel said:

    First Belkits model I've bought:


    I have no interest in building it as a rally car, it'll be a fast-road toy. Happy to see that the standard grille without spotlights and the single-piece sloping rectangular headlights are included.


    Last weekend I also stocked-up on a few clearance automotive paints, decent value at £3 a tin.

    Spotted one of these parked up in London not so long ago, and in superb condition 

  7. 55 minutes ago, Spottedlaurel said:

    Look forward to seeing it your progress with your usual attention to detail.

    Didn't realise it came with the option of chrome hubcaps.

    For the yellow paint, couldn't you have got an aerosol mixed at a car parts shop? That's what I've done for a couple of old Datsun colours.

    I tried many places, the smallest I could get mixed was 1 litre, for basecoat,  or 100mls of the older cellulose, I know when I was working at V.A.G, we were limited to how many yellow cars we could produce, as back then, yellow was the only colour that needed lead to be added to it, I've got 50mls of basecoat coming from Germany, yes, the cost with the shipping wasn't cheap, but cost really doesn't come into it, since using basecoat for the GTI and Land Rover, I've gotten to like the way it goes on.

    The hubcaps are supplied on the gray sprue, in the 🇺🇸 Revell Rabbit kit they are actually chromed.

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