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About Roncla

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  • Birthday 07/16/1953

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Auckland,New Zealand
  • Full Name Ron Clarkson

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  1. Roncla added a post in a topic Just the instructions ?   

    Down here its showing shipping as US$20.28
  2. Roncla added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    I got a copy of the Australian company Southern Cross Miniatures W125 Mercedes. This is their first 1/20 multi media kit and will be a stark contrast sitting next to to the more modern F1 cars everyone else manufactures.

  3. Roncla added a post in a topic new for 2018   

    Fujimi are bring back their 1/12 scale Nissan Skyline GT-R in March. I can remember Fujimi making a range of 1/12 kits back in the day which haven't been in their catalogue forever.
  4. Roncla added a post in a topic What did you get today?   

    Had another order from Randy at Model Builders Warehouse arrive the other day and just found the time to open it. Randys' new line of Scale Production is particularly nice.

  5. Roncla added a post in a topic Model Factory Hiro discontinuing 1/24?   

    I've just been back at Hiros' website and I see they are now listing the 1/24 kits again when you scroll through their product list.
  6. Roncla added a post in a topic Model Factory Hiro discontinuing 1/24?   

    Thats a surprise to see all their 1/24 kits no longer listed as I'd been at their site in what seemed was just the other day.
    Hiro ceased production of all their line of 1/20 Ferrari F1 kits some time back for what was said to be  licensing issues but who knows.
    I think one of the last 1/24 Ferrari kits Hiro made was the Ferrari Lusso which I purchased when it was released a year ago.
    With Hiro releasing a new 1/12 scale kit every month they may be just  streamlining production by dropping 1/24.
    The logistics of manufacturing and keeping track of all the parts in just one of their 1/12 full detail kits must be  challenging.
  7. Roncla added a post in a topic Fantastic vendor!   

    I've placed several orders with Randy so far and he has been setting the standard for shipping speed and communication. 
    Living down under its comforting to be dealing with a vendor like Randy who you know you can place an order with and know its in reliable hands.
    I'm looking forward to receiving my next order probably around the end of next week
  8. Roncla added a post in a topic New from Fujimi   

    And an expensive  detail set is on the way from Studio 27 as well.
  9. Roncla added a post in a topic New from Fujimi   

    Looks like another decal sheet coming from Studio 27.........

  10. Roncla added a post in a topic Why use 2k instead of 1k Clear?   

    2k ' off the gun ' does dry  smoother  than 1k which usually dries with a characteristic egg shell  finish that is polished to get the same result. 
    A real issue I found with 2k is it dries so hard it can be a mission to sand out and polish any imperfections that inevitably  appear when I paint.
    Whilst I do have 2k here I find that having grown up with 1k its ease of use, less toxic and being considerably cheaper makes it my  choice.
    I can't see any difference in the shine between my 2k and polished 1k paint jobs therefore the only benefit I can see from 2k is it could save some elbow grease if you laid it down perfectly.
    " Why bother with 2k " ..... I don't bother with it anymore as it has more negatives than benefits for me.
  11. Roncla added a post in a topic New from Fujimi   

    Studio 27 have just announced a new decal sheet 

  12. Roncla added a post in a topic Good source for Studio27 PE and decals?   

    I purchase my Studio 27 off Hobby Easy    http://www.hobbyeasy.com/en/category/CAR/index.html?t=1504919968
  13. Roncla added a post in a topic To glove or not to glove   

    I've always used a disposable glove on the hand I hold the part with. Make sure to dispose of the glove at the end of the session though and start with a new one.
    I once reused a glove I'd had on the day before and started to get crud in the paint which turned out to be bits of paint flaking off the old glove
  14. Roncla added a post in a topic Flames   

    He sells them on Ebay under the name of 65square. I've bought several off him and each deal was quick and smooth.
  15. Roncla added a post in a topic Caliper/micro-meter recommendations   

    I've got a Mitutoyo digital here thats been in constant  use since the early 1990s and other than battery replacement its performed without issue.