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The Creative Explorer

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  1. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Where is that va-va-voom corvette grand sport build?   


     
    I got a little bit further, it was build by Gary Kolchock
  2. The Creative Explorer added a topic in General   

    Where is that va-va-voom corvette grand sport build?
    I remember there was a build on the board of a large scale wacky racer/ zinger like Corvette, I thought the modelkit was called va va voom or something in that order, and it was modified to an awesome Grand Sport.
    But it seems to be untraceable, or I just can't find it with the keywords I am using. I also used the internet, but nothing comes up, not even on the va va voom kit.
     
    I thought it was scale 1/16 or 1/12.
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  3. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Difference between Tamiya Ferrari Kits   


    Jeroen, see pm.
  4. The Creative Explorer added a topic in General   

    Can we still block users?
    I know that in the past we could block users. I don't seem to see that option anymore.
    I like the board for what it is: with builders and from builders. What I don't like are the posers, users that only post their own stuff (and yell to SUBSCRIBE!!!!) and don't participate in the board. To each their own ofcourse, but I would like if I can ignore users posts/topics.
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  5. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic new for 2018   

    That is awesome! I just got me the drag-version for 200 euro's, so I wouldn't mind getting a few for lower prices I am sure I will be getting a couple. 
  6. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Masterkit Models of Brasil?   

    I thought so, but since you weren't even near The Netherlands, I wasn't sure.
    But I agree, one can find nice kits on Marktplaats for nice prices, sometimes. Other times, they think that eBay prices are leading and think they can ask that....
    One has to keep an eye on it and find good buys.
  7. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic 1969 RS SS 1/12 grille. any out there?   

    I am working on a resin multi-piece grille, hopefully with separate headlight cover.
     
    This is a prototype for measurement-fitting:

  8. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Masterkit Models of Brasil?   


    Quite coïncidentally; I ran accross such an exact kit for the exact price on a local Dutch website: https://link.marktplaats.nl/m1210192082
    Even though I never heard of Masterkit, I know it is a very old Minicraft/Revell etc.. kit, not at all worth the money. 15 should be the max for it.
  9. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Anybody know 'Pocherman'; Japanese person who builds big scale...?   

    Nobody has a clue?
  10. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Pocher Porsche 911 1/8 Scale.   

    The prestige series of Pocher, never were known for their high attention to detail and finesse. They were considerably cheaper and much easier to build.  Somewhat funny, but you can also tell on how they are offered for sale: The prestige series are often put for sale completely build, where the classic series are often put up for sale, only engine and chassis build.
    But I can see your point, when I bought my very first Pocher ( a white Testarossa convertible) I was dissapointed in a way, but there is also much potential to it. The used prices are reasonable. Except for the Volvo and the Huracan, I have from every base-model at least 1; you can tell a lot of differences between every kit.
     
    What I find positive about the porsche, is that the chassis is metal and the body plastic, just like the classic series. Unlike the Ferrari's and Lamborghini's with their metal body.
  11. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Pocher Porsche 911 1/8 Scale.   


    Depends, Even though straight out of the box build is somewhat a disappointment, building modelbuilders-style does create a very, very nice display model . You just have to add more detail and attention to the kit. But it is very rewarding!
  12. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic 1/12 Enzos-where are they?   

    Seriously none? I would've thought people would've started some projects by now.
  13. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Found a very (extreme?) rare modelkit, dare I say it?   


    Exactly that.
     
    I was on vacation, so I am reacting a bit late, but Rob read my post, notified Eric and Eric contacted me by mail. And sent me the text that Rob translated above. He gave a lot of information and with that, I got a whole lot wiser. It is very interesting to read.
    And he was so kind to sell me his, partially started, RX-7 for a good price. Together with a 1/12 Veilside Skyline. So I am happy! Not only can I build me a 1/12 RX-7, I also can keep the test-shot as is, if I decide to keep it (most likely). And since I get the other RX-7, I can make molds to cast me a extra set of windows.
     
    But the knwoledge of Eric about this particular kit, is just great. I am happy ;-)
  14. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Found a very (extreme?) rare modelkit, dare I say it?   

    In addition to the Best Balsa guy: I know stories of mass-production 1/25 kits with a few parts different/wrong or something and collectors go bazurk for it. You can't tell me that a manufacturers one-of-a-kind is scrap-value
  15. The Creative Explorer added a post in a topic Found a very (extreme?) rare modelkit, dare I say it?   

    No, that is basically how he sells all his inventory. The 1/12 '08 Mustang was in stores 50 euro's, he asked 100. Once you get to know him a little bit, he is not a bad guy and everybody is free to ask what he wants, Except for buying a AMT 1/4 engine, I never bought anything from him and I don't think I will.
     
    Haven't got anything back from Norman yet, so still waiting on that one.

    But a friend from South Africa has the production kit and soon we will go together through our boxes to point out the differences. That will be interesting.