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    Christian Pamp

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  1. The bodywork changes are more extensive than meets the eye at first glance, but could be accomplished with a lot of work. Where the proper effort starts, however, is the conversion to the coil spring setup and scratchbuilding of the engine, gearbox and transfer case. As I said earlier, the Hongwell would be a much easier base for Defender variants. A 1/24 scale Royal Enfield is available from IXO.
  2. What would the alternative look like?
  3. That's the very reason why I'm tempted to make exactly that one. It's a Series II that has a replacement wing from a later Series IIA.
  4. Incidentally I just received this Santana Series III from a Spanish partworks. So I'm definitely trying to backdate the Revell.
  5. The Hongwell would be a cheap and cheerful starting point.
  6. It shouldn't be too challenging to build a 2dr from the Revell, the front doors are the same on both. The ESCI/Italeri hardtop is a one piece part (+ glass, of course) you pop on in lieu of the soft top. For example, to make a roofed pick up, you'll need the front portion of it, where it's sloped. Looking at the Revell body, it shouldn't be too difficult to make that into a pick up version, too.
  7. It was epic, especially the feeling of achievement when we hooned it around up there. The ESCI is a Series III as well, or at least a very similar IIA. It's a very simple curbside, but builds into an attractive model nonetheless. But with the release of the Revell, it's had it IMO. What could you possibly do with it you can't do better with the Revell?
  8. One would think the 3D printing technology could solve a lot of the problems created by the demise of The Modelhaus. Another pressing questions is who is going to fill the gap left by Bob Shebilske's retirement?
  9. The Series III Land Rover is the most common Series type, with over half a million units built from 1971 to 1985, and this figure only includes the ones built by Rover themselves. They were made by numerous companies under licence or from CKD kits, most of them probably by Santana in Spain, all of which are LHD without exception. They were immensely popular all over the World and a realistic RHD-LHD proportion estimate would be around 60-40. It shouldn't be too difficult to backdate the model to a Series IIA, even a Series II, but backdating it to a Series I would be so involved that it borders scratchbuilding. I'd be tempted to make mine into the Series II Maltese police one from the 1970 film 'Eyewitness'. And then an LHD as used by the German mountain rescue. Some of those were brought to areas in the Alps inaccessible for vehicles by disassembling, carrying the components up, and reassembling them up there. When I was a young lad, I volunteered in one of those endeavours, having been an avid skier at the time. There is thus hardly a Series III piece I haven't held in my hands. Nowadays they simply helicopter them up, but where is the romance in that? The kit will open so many possibilities, including shortening it to an 88"er, but making it into a Series I is way beyond the scope of my abilities.
  10. Hello everyone, I'm looking for the glass for a 1975 or later 2nd generation AMT Camaro to restore my '75 glue bomb. I guess the one from a Cheverra would fit as well. Cheers Christian
  11. Junkman


    I'm not too sure whether I appreciate the reinstatement of people who have a proven track record of ruining my hobby for forty years.
  12. I love Hubleys. For me, they are the Märklin of model kits. I have a few of them, mainly from the subsequent reissuers though. I shall dig them out and delight you with pictures one of these days.
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    I wouldn't be surprised if the Germans tooled up some American cars, but don't forget that the German, and in fact European, taste in American cars differs vastly from the American one. Like with Round2, I'd expect a lot of reissues of stuff we haven't seen in a decade or three before anything is tooled up, though. Interestingly, Heller is now also in German hands. Since Germany isn't a traditional car modelling stronghold, I assume their motivation is mainly to capitalise on that military rubbish.
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