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  1. On 9/8/2021 at 10:17 AM, TimKustom said:

    Yes, I know of one in development. Other than wheels and obvious items, what would be on everyone's wishlist?

    Hi Tim, Items I would like to see on a detail set in addition to the obvious include printed gauges and dash details, seat belt hardware, chassis/engine brackets and linkages, fitted luggage hardware (latches, handles, hinges etc needed to scratch build a set or a complete resin set), open hood vents, headlight trim. 

  2. On 8/22/2021 at 12:56 AM, peteski said:

    Due to the way 1:1 spokes are interlaced there is no way to accurately represent them using photo-eched spoke wheels, but 3D printing technology is capable of producing interlaced spokes.  Few months ago I asked Randy at Model Builder's Warehouse if he would consider producing 3D printed wheels for this model, and he seemed receptive to the idea. Hopefully he will eventually offer them for sale.

    Hopefully we will see a nice wire wheel. Thanks for the info.

  3. 2 hours ago, peteski said:

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    Kit number 85-4509. I assume this is Revell's American release.

    If the body correction was done, which kit has the more accurate body?  Ir are they both have identical plastic parts.

    Are both kits molded in red?

    This is the newer kit and it has the cleaned up body, the underside of the roof no longer has the swirls and ripples and the sinks marks have been cleaned up.

    Both the kits have the same issue of the hood being slid over the cowl for packing, therefore distorting the back end of the hood.

  4. On 6/8/2021 at 1:12 AM, Bugatti Fan said:

    Hi Mike, I knew of the S E Finecast wire wheels, having used a set on a model years ago, so my suggestion to look on their website was just based on having used and knowing of them. If they have an email address on their site it may be worth contacting them directly and see if they reply and can attach a PR photo. Maybe if you go into the web and type in either South Eastern Finecast wire wheels or use their previous name Wills Finecast you may get lucky with some pictures that have been posted. I have a feeling that their white metal  MGB kit had those wheels so if you can find any builds on the web it may give you a good idea of what they look like. If my memory serves me correctly their PE wire wheels come with little white metal knock off hubs. Hope this bit of extra info helps. I will have another look and if I can find out more, will reply again.

    Thanks for the update.

  5. 2 hours ago, Bugatti Fan said:

    Have a look at South Eastern Finecast UK for Photo Etched Wire Wheels. They come with tyres fitted and being more narrow than the Revell ones may look more in period for this particular car.

    Not aware of any other Photo Etch detailing parts for the E Type.

    I found their website, but it is all prices lists and no pictures. Do you know what and where I should be looking on the website? Thanks

  6. 5 hours ago, Snake45 said:

    I have a Jimmy Flintstone SD body somewhere in the Snakepit, but IIRC, last time I looked at it, one side was warped outward noticeably. I might see if I can straighten it out with steam or something. I didn't pay much for it, maybe $10, so won't be out much if I ruin it. IF I can get it in shape, I'll prolly paint it to match a regular wagon I build, so I can use one hood, grille, bumpers, glass, etc for both and just switch bodies as the mood strikes me. 

    The grille from the new kit won't fit the sd body, it is a '62 which has a taller grille. The '62 grille went flush with the hood, '63 - '65 had a hood lip molding which extended down into grille area and it turn had a shorter grille.

    You can use the '63 hood and grille, but that would look weird on a '62.

  7. 5 hours ago, GeeBee said:

    The joint between the body and lower rear panel is well engineered, and will be totally hidden by the quarter bumpers. 

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    Thanks for the close up picture, looks good. Better than them splitting between the door and rocker panel.

  8. Hi Steve,

     

    I mentioned this when you were building your '69. Does the '68 have the sunken in area on the passenger side door, both the '69 and '70 have it? Also, I  removed the extra door crease on my '70 in the pictures.

     

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  9. I have never had an issue with service from Gravity USA. However, I like to stock up on paint, I have Scale Finishes and Zero paints that are 5-10 years old and are still perfect to use. I was looking through my stash of Gravity Colors and nearly all the bottle are dried up, even those that are in the original shrink wrap.

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