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  1. A message to the builder A question about the engine parts Above the oil cylinder there is another cylinder bent at 45 dgrs pointing out . This part i do not have in my kit yet in the instruction manual page 9 step 17 it shows a vague design of it with a hose attached leading to the end of the rear cowling . Where did you find that part ?
  2. hello I have not built a 1/24 1/20 GT car for many years . I have been looking at some models such as the Corvette ZR and the Ford GT from Revell and i noticed that you cannot open the doors to display the interior work . Is this the case for all of them in that size by other manufacturers ?
  3. why would you pay upfront as in my case would be paypal and never hear from them again less my money and item plus there is nowhere to go and complain , whats the use anyway the money is gone ? as i said i questioned them and they never came back . The Hiro normal price is 5 times their price .
  4. i am worried about sites i do not know which are offering for example the Williams 1/12 scale F1 by HIRO at 99.99 usd and also the Ferrari 312T3 1/12 scale at 75 usd including freight from japan . I have come across 2 of these sites just googling for the products and best price . i sent them emails questioning their prices and waiting for reply , further when registering they state they sent an email to confirm but i received nothing . what is your opinion or experience when this happens to you ?
  5. here are images of the cabling and note the color of the main frame which was a kind of royal blue which i am now looking into . these 2 images are from a high quality die cast model . I agree that PE extra is way too expensive and also very complicated from what i have seen on 2 videos on youtube promoting it .
  6. Force Distributor thank you for detailed explanation . I ordered 0.5mm black Tamiya wire from japan with the hope that its the right size . You cannot see a thing under the "spaghetti" headers so i will have to see what to do if any since the distributor position is under a tray which goes from the carbs air filter to the bulkhead . So in practicle terms you see really very little of the wires going down . I will experiment with number 2's engine block soon and see if its all worth it . attached images .
  7. Monogram during that period had that car as well as many others as shells for their slot cars 1/32 scale . .i had this car as a slot car body during that period . My first was the Lola MK6 GT . 2 laps and all the small parts flew off !!
  8. Tyres I just received the new tyre decals and i promptly changed them , as you can see these have the blue ring around and the Goodyear is in the right scale and flat color tone , this is how they really were at Lemans , i have a video with the goodyear truck fitting these tyres on rims at the race . Fit i too have a second one which i will start soon as number 2 gloss black . i advise you to first fit together the car body parts and iron out the parts that wont close properly such as the doors and rear section before you even prime , that is because there is a lot of sanding down to do , the headlights area as well needs sanding for the transparent acrylic parts to fit properly . I did'nt do that and i regret it . The flashes The 2 flashes on the bonnet are lacquer bright red by Tamiya and i did them freehand airbrush with tape and eyes , i received the stencils some days later and they look the same . its not difficult . the screws The screws holding the wheels are weak , same as the screw holding down the engine to the chassis ,i replaced with longer ones . Ignition its a shame there is no ignition set , there is space to fit one in should i find a nice one and not what i've seen so far which is a piece of round styrene cut to look like a cylinder with 10 holes drilled into it with cables supplied . you can do that yourself. Meng has a nice one but is not sold separately so far .
  9. i have been since watching videos and they really put me off . You even have to make the spokes for the wheels etc etc . no way .
  10. i have been looking for a solution as well and i believe a thin needle metal dispenser would be very helpful and when clogged you heat the tip with a lighter but i cannot find a brand which has this pack ..
  11. anyone know where i can find the above 1/12 scale for Ford GT40- MKII 1966 ?
  12. finished finally . I am looking for the electric ignition set combo to add . I might remove the tyre vinyl decals and spray paint on stencils . Have to look into the rear section not closing down on the chassis , adding windscreen wiper and rear wind shields plexiglass .
  13. your right , i did purchase some 1mm wired lines in town around the electric hi fi market and they react much better , i rip out just a little both ends to get the valve nipple in .
  14. Hello , i am looking for an international supplier of rubber flexible tubes for engine detailing 1mm , 2mm ext diameter . used to connect oil pumps , tanks etc . A firm specialized in supplying modelers with these small detailing items would be a plus . rgds
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