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  • Birthday 11/01/1964

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  • Location England
  • Full Name Christian Pamp

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  1. Junkman added a post in a topic Honda 750 MPC Released   

    Don't paint the black parts that are supposed to be rubber or plastic on the real thing.
    The frame and headlight bowl, which are metal painted black on the real thing, need to be painted on the model, too.
  2. Junkman added a post in a topic What do you drive?   

    AFAIK it used to be the most expensive one when new, but it isn't nearly as rare as a MKI coupe or MKII Injection.
  3. Junkman added a post in a topic Tamiya Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI DTM   

    How's that for authentically replicating a real Alfa Romeo?
    Tamiya, huh?
  4. Junkman added a post in a topic Johan 1962 Dart 440 dash   

    Click: http://www.modelcarsmag.com/forums/topic/110634-1962-dodge-dart-440-hardtop-jo-han-c-4162-usa-oldies-series/
  5. Junkman added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    1962 Dodge Dart 440 Hardtop Jo Han C-4162 "USA Oldies" series

    Please note that all four of my 1962 Dodge hardtop, as well as both of my 1962 Dodge convertible kits, contain this incorrect dashboard:

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  6. Junkman added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I question the overall usefulness of warfare in general. Obviously I'm the only one.
  7. Junkman added a post in a topic Honda 750 MPC Released   

    You have to replace all the tubing that comes with the kit. It's totally out of scale.
    Also, in my previous 1:8 scale motorcycle builds, I always cut off the pins intended to hold a tube, drilled a 0.8mm hole, and inserted a cut length of clothes pin.
    Not sure what to make of tyres made from two halves, but if they are one piece, always use a suitable O-ring inside for reinforcement.
    It's best to leave the 'rubber' and 'vinyl' parts molded in black unpainted. You can give them a very realistic slightly used look by rolling them in a bit of tile cement.
    From there, it is entirely up to you how far you want to go with your detailing/mods.
    This is what legendary bike modeller Kinichi Karube made from the Heller Honda kit (don't even try...):

    In contrast, this is a more or less out of the box build of the Airfix (=MPC) kit:

    I would assume your and my result would be somewhere in between those two.
    I'm definitely going to replace the spokes with real wire on mine.
  8. Junkman added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    One of those was dug in my granny's garden near Munich. I played in it when I was a kid.
  9. Junkman added a post in a topic What do you drive?   

    Same with my 'new' Granada.
    Rock solid, but needs paint.

  10. Junkman added a post in a topic Harbor Freight Tools 4 oz. Adjustable Detail Air Spray Gun   

    Got one, thanks!
  11. Junkman added a topic in Wanted!   

    Harbor Freight Tools 4 oz. Adjustable Detail Air Spray Gun

    Sadly they don't post to the UK.
    Could someone please, please buy one and send it to me?
    Of course I will reimburse you for your expenses/beer.
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  12. Junkman added a post in a topic First 2016 build "Update" Need input on build   

    The guard must be fitted.
  13. Junkman added a post in a topic HOBOY! HOT NEWS! 1974 Dodge Monaco Police Cars Coming!!!!   

    My preaching since 1980...
  14. Junkman added a post in a topic HOBOY! HOT NEWS! 1974 Dodge Monaco Police Cars Coming!!!!   

    And if that wasn't good enough news, there will also be a 1975 Dodge Monaco sedan!
    The Bluesmobile is number GL84011 and the '75 Chicago police car is number GL84012.
    Release is scheduled for August.
  15. Junkman added a post in a topic Revell Germany 1/24 Schlingmann HLF 20 (MAN TGM Euro 6)   

    Hilfeleistungslöschgruppenfahrzeug (short: HLF, transl. assistance rescue fire fighting crew vehicle) is the name for a type of German fire engines of various sizes.
    This vehicle type is closely related to the Löschgruppenfahrzeug (fire fighting crew vehicle) and thus is also designed for carrying a crew.
    The essential difference to a Löschgruppenfahrzeug (LF) is the extensive technical equipment for rescue assistance carried on the HLF.
    HLFs are the most versatile vehicles in German emergency response. They have evolved from the LFs, when the firefighters realized, that their range of tasks increasingly
    shifted from mere firefighting to provide all sorts of technical assistance in emergencies. Thus they started to equip their LFs with ever more equipment for accident
    and disaster assistance. Even before their standardization, the HLFs could handle all conceivable situations, like traffic accidents, dangerous and hazardous missions,
    civil protection, and of course conventional firefighting.
    The standardized HLF is a relatively new type of vehicle of the German fire brigades, for which the first DIN standards were established at the beginning of the 21st century.
    Previously, many fire departments used their own designs, which often didn't comply with any current standards for fire engines.
    Initially the term HLF was coined for these non standardized vehicles.
    The first standard was set for a HLF 20/16 (nowadays HLF 20) in November 2004. In 2007 the standard for the smaller HLF 10/6 (nowadays HLF 10) followed,
    which is based on the former standard for the LF 8/6 with additional equipment for technical assistance.
    In the old abbreviations, the first number stands for the nominal flow rate of the fire pump in 100 liters per minute (e.g 20 = 2,000 liters) at 10 bar delivery pressure;
    the number after the slash denoted the (minimum) volume of the on board water tank in 100 liters (e.g 16 = 1,600 liters). Despite there are also vehicles with larger water tanks
    (for example, HLF 20/20 with a 2,000 liter water tank), they are now subsumed under the respective terms within the new DIN designations, thus this has become obsolete
    and is hence omitted.
    The HLF 20, which the Revell kit depicts, is the largest version of this type of standardized vehicles. The standard is defined in DIN 14530 part 27.
    It has a 1,600 liter water tank, carries 120 liters of foam concentrate, and 12 kg of dry powder. The pump can deliver 2,000 liters of water per minute at a pressure of 10 bar.
    It has a smaller water tank than a LF20, thus can carry more equipment for technical assistance. This includes

    - a full hydraulic rescue set (with rescue spreader, rescue shears and rams)
    - full traffic accident securing kit
    - multiple pneumatic tools
    - two inflatable escape chutes
    - a four-part scaling ladder (or alternatively two multifunction ladders)
    - a three-part extension ladder
    - a jumping sheet
    - four breathing apparatus
    - respiratory protection monitoring system
    - two manhole covers
    - four light chemical protective suits
    - electric power generation and flood lighting equipment
    - a submersible pump
    - a power saw and reciprocating saws
    - fans and a chimney toolbox.
    Some, but not all, are also fitted with
    - a winch
    - a load of barriers to combat water damage situations
    - fall protection equipment
    - hazardous materials removal equipment and oil booms.
    Some even have four-wheel drive.
    The maximum allowed mass is 15 tonnes, except in Bavaria, where they are now allowed to have a maximum mass of 16 tonnes.
    All of them are fitted with retarders, thus they are exempt from the 80 kph speed limit for vehicles over 7.5 tons GVW.