Junkman

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About Junkman

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  • Birthday 11/01/1964

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  • Full Name Christian Pamp

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  1. Junkman added a post in a topic Harley Davidson Electra Glide 1/8 Revell H-1224   

    Give me an Indian Scout 101. A Brough Superior. An Ariel Square Four. A Moto Guzzi Falcone. A BMW R69S.

    However, I'd already be over the moon if Revell would follow the lead of Heller and MPC. But alas.










  2. Junkman added a post in a topic Harley Davidson Electra Glide 1/8 Revell H-1224   

    Not only see them reissued, I'd BUY them all. With MONEY.
    Also the other 1/8 scale chod Revell made. They did some whacky stuff.
  3. Junkman added a post in a topic Harley Davidson Electra Glide 1/8 Revell H-1224   

    The recent Heller 1/8 motorcycle reissues are flying off the shelves and will be followed up by already announced further reissues. I call this a resurgence.
    So will be the MPC reissues, wanna bet? So would be the Revell ones, alas, Revell.
  4. Junkman added a post in a topic Harley Davidson Electra Glide 1/8 Revell H-1224   

    I've built one in the past and used large O-rings for mounting mufflers inside the tyres.
  5. Junkman added a post in a topic Harley Davidson Electra Glide 1/8 Revell H-1224   

    Yes, the police versions are a tad cheaper, but they don't contain the wonderful tailpipes, saddle, and cases.
    Tyres are an issue indeed. Maybe some from the Testors kits would fit?
  6. Junkman added a post in a topic Harley Davidson Electra Glide 1/8 Revell H-1224   

    You can still get them cheaply (as I just proved), but once they make it onto the radar of the mainstream collectors, prices will skyrocket.
    My tip is to buy one soon. The longer you wait, the more $$$$$s you'll have to shell out.

    Unless Revell wakes up to the resurgence of the 1/8 bike kits from Heller and MPC, that is.
    What did I just write? Revell and wakes up in one sentence? Nah, not Revell. And even if they did, they'll charge 50 Dollars for the reissue.
  7. Junkman added a post in a topic Standardize Wheel Attachment   


    I'm not past that point and never will be.

    If the model railway industry was able to agree to ISO standards for their wheelsets and couplings, why can't the model car industry do it for their wheel attachments?
    I quite like that you can easily swap wheels on Japanese kits without any fuss.
    Yes, we can adapt them, and even tutor the youngsters how to do it, but who would have a disadvantage if they did get standardised?
    I would especially appreciate it in the diecast field, where one's homemade solutions often aren't sturdy enough to support the rather hefty models, or one loses the
    steerability of the front wheels.
    Bolt circle nonwithstanding, but the method with which a wheel is attached is pretty standardised on real cars, too.
  8. Junkman added a post in a topic Terrible Kits You Love!   

    Pretty much everything from Jo-Han, with the exception of the classics and the Turbine car.
    What a pile of utter rubbish, but I love them.
  9. Junkman added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Electra Glide came out in 1965, one year after the ServiCar got it's electric starter motor, but still with Panhead.
    In '66, they switched to Shovelhead, which the model depicts, but the paint scheme is definitely later than that.
  10. Junkman added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Harley Davidson Electra Glide 1/8 Revell H-1224


    Although the kit dates back to 1969, this is the 1981 reissue. The box art is the same. The kit was reissued again somewhen in the 90s by the AG, with a photo
    of a built blue model on the box and it was moulded in blue.

    You get oodles of chrome:





    Some red (sigh) and clear plastic:





    Tyres and way too thick piping:



    Somebody else's opinion:



    And a decal sheet I didn't even bother to photograph. It's the size of a stamp and all you get is two badly printed HD emblems,
    two badly printed EG scripts in silver and a badly printed speedometer face. That's it.

    Although the tooling clearly shows its age, I bet a very nice model can be made from this kit.
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  11. Junkman added a post in a topic What did you get today?   




    Thanks guys!

    The kit came out in 1969 (mine is a 1981 reissue, though).
    I've read somewhere, that it's allegedly a 1966 FL (first year for the Shovelhead), but I doubt it, because all '66/'67s I ever saw had a different paint scheme.
    Thus my educated guess is that it's a '68/'69. Although I bet we have enough Harley anoraks around here that can leave me stand corrected.

    I will do a review in the review section shortly.
  12. Junkman added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

  13. Junkman added a post in a topic 1/8 Heller motorcycle reissues   

    An R60/5 cafe racer with a 1000cc engine, a model of which could be built from the impeding Heller reissue, got me into the Ton Up Club in 1984,
    of which I'm subsequently a member to this day.
    To become a member of this semi-covert society, you have to ride from the Ace Cafe in North London to the Madeira Cafe on the Brighton sea front,
    averaging over 100 mph. The proprietors of the Ace Cafe make a phone call to the Madeira Cafe and from that moment, the clock is ticking.
    It's 70 miles, first through pretty much the entire city of London, then on rural roads through southern England, with not a yard of motorway.
    Under normal circumstances, it's a 1 1/2 hour journey. To get into the Ton Up Club (the 'ton' is 100 mph), you have to do it in less than 40 minutes.

    I then proceeded with the bike to the Isle of Man TT, to participate in the Battle Of The Twins. Unfortunately, I ran out of petrol on the first lap.
    Someone had syphoned my tank the night before.

    Later that year I took the bike to the Assen TT in Holland, where its top speed was clocked at 141.25 mph.
    Not too shabby for an amateur effort I essentially did in my appartment on the fifth floor, no?

    Yes, my fellow Americans, this is hot rodding Euro-Style.
  14. Junkman added a post in a topic 1/8 MPC Honda 750 Four & Trail 70 Mini Bike   


    The website hasn't been updated since 2014.
    The model kit industry is delightfully last century.
    Their capital is Laidback, Idleho.
  15. Junkman added a post in a topic Herbie Rides Again   

    No problem to obtain those on this side of the pond.
    How did you replicate the sunroof?