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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 Start Scale Models (SSM) 1:43 scale KraZ 257   

    LOL, I bet!
    I already started building it and will open a thread in the appropriate section.
    The kit is as much a delight to make as the parts suggest.
  2. Junkman added a post in a topic Heller Citroen HY 1/24   

    I hope they also include the option of split windscreen/one piece windscreen.
    My plan is something along these lines:

    which will require two kits anyway.
    The power end of the second kit could then be used for something like this:

  3. Junkman added a topic in Truck Kit News & Reviews   

    Start Scale Models (SSM) 1:43 scale KraZ 257
    Today I receiverised a packagisation.

    It was sent to me from Leningrad, which is in the Soviet Union, which the elderly among you might still know as "dem bleedin' commies".
    This was inside:

    The cabin is diecast, with an open cast grille:

    Russki sure learned quickly how to coax more hard currency out of a decadent Westerner:

    I bet this used to be classified:

    I bet this used to be top secret:

    Quite a number of the parts shown in the tree breakdown are surplus, i.e. intended for different versions.
    I bet this tells me to join the Party:

    The decals are a lot better than this photo suggests:

    But seriously, this is a very nice and highly detailed kit of a subject less known outside the former Eastern Block.
    The plastic is of extremely good quality and reminds me of the stuff model railways are made from.
    Everything is crisply moulded and there is very little clean up necessary.
    Considering the price of roughly $17 it's a very fair deal indeed.
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  4. Junkman added a post in a topic 1906 Bianchi WIP   

    This happened well before internet and I guess time has forgotten this car like it seemiongly has largely forgotten that Bianchi ever built cars.
    An aunt of mine used to work for Alfa Romeo in Milano and took her car crazy nephew to most northern Italian car museums when I was a kid.
    I have seen the car with my own eyes and later read in an Italian car magazine about the fire.
    Pretty much all cars back then were one-of-a-kind. Henry Ford changed that.
  5. Junkman added a post in a topic 1906 Bianchi WIP   

    1901 is definitely a typo, which sadly seems to have infiltrated the internet to a large degree. In 1901, Bianchi was still building quadricycles with DeDion engines.
    The 15-20 HP, which this model represents, wasn't released until 1906 and remained in the lineup until ca. 1910.

    Like most other car manufacturers back then, Bianchi only delivered the chassis. Some Italian count had this town car built on it and the real car was displayed in the
    museo nazionale automobili in Turin until it was sadly claimed by a fire in the 1970s. This was after Rio had measured it up for their 1:43 diecast, and IMAI, the original Japanese issuer,
    for their 1/16 scale kit, a reissue of which you are building here.
    Apart from the Rio diecast:

    there was also a 1/32 scale kit by Aoshima:

    and a ca. 1/16 scale battery powered plastic toy by the Spanish firm Guisval:

    which was most likely patterend after the IMAI kit.
  6. Junkman added a post in a topic Herbie Rides Again   

    Btw, that beetle is now available again, but not in perlweiß.
  7. Junkman added a post in a topic BoS 1/18 Resin 1957 Imperial   

    Yes, it's a resin blob with no opening features.
  8. Junkman added a post in a topic BoS 1/18 Resin 1957 Imperial   

    Torn BMF. It needs to be redone.
  9. Junkman added a post in a topic Amt 36 Ford?   

    I'm currently working on a Harry Westergaard inspired custom.
    This is the bloody best kit for that. The Monogram one isn't that good.
  10. Junkman added a post in a topic AMT and MPC new releases for 2016   

    Sorry, no.
    Boats are boats and we can't get enough of them.
  11. Junkman added a post in a topic AMT and MPC new releases for 2016   

    Sadly the British sense of humour doesn't wok in the colonies.
  12. Junkman added a post in a topic AMT and MPC new releases for 2016   

    I have the Model King '70 Bonnie/boat kit, so a reissue of the Poncho would only be interesting for me, if it were the Hardtop.
    Why no 61 - 69 Lincoln hardtop?
    Why no promo tool reissues of the Jr Trophy/Craftsman/Flower Power series?
    Is it really that difficult?
    Beetle Bus Show Rod, for God's sake. I'm not eight years old anymore. What a bloody waste of styrene.
  13. Junkman added a post in a topic Renault 4L from Heller and Ebbro   

    It's a superb build that outlines some generic inaccuracies with the kit and then some particularities of the Scandinavian export market.
    I'm currently working on the ultimate Ebbro/Heller Renault 4 Compare-O-Rama from a strictly French home-market point of view.
    I know this is of very little significance for an American audience, but I'm still making the effort.
    I can say so much already: neither kit can be built into a 100% accurate model just from what is in the boxes, but the Heller kit is the closest to reality.
  14. Junkman added a post in a topic Revell Germany 2016, Q1 releases *PICS*   

    That's a Nov. 2015 announcement.
  15. Junkman added a post in a topic 1/18 Mercedes Benz 500K by Maisto   

    Those Maistos respond extremely well to some detail painting and BMF.
    Oh and special roadster (the correct spelling is actually Spezial Roadster) is what the Sindelfingen factory called this rakish roadster body style.
    Interestingly, the majority of the cars were bodied in-house, which was quite unusual for a luxury car maker at the time.
    Of the 342 500Ks built, 29 were delivered as Spezial Roadsters. The white Maisto model tries to depict this car, which was delivered to a Maharaja in India:

    But in reality it was a 540K, had RHD and a different tail treatment without the spare wheels, as noted earlier.
    Usually Spezial Roadsters had a round lid with a chrome moulding capped single dorsal fin running the length of the rear deck, when the rear spare wheels weren't carried:

    However, the Maharadja Roadster was modified to have a larger almost rectangular finless lid fitted with a luggage carrier: