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    Ron Clarkson

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  1. I've just came across this MPC kit on a Japanese hobby shop website. I'm guessing that its the long awaited Vega that was originally announced a couple of years ago in a different livery but never eventuated. It's saying June release in Japan. I can't find any information about it it on American websites yet. https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10698514
  2. That looks like the old Trumpeter box thats been reprinted. It's now called a US Sports Car instead of a Ford and the manufacturer is stated as Magnifire https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10696114 Meanwhile Meng have gone quiet on their 1/12 version they said they have coming to market
  3. Hobby Search are now showing it on their site for pre order. From what I've been reading it is a reissue of the Tamiya kit with a basic p/e sheet included https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10690672
  4. I'll second that. My orders from Gravity Colors Spain have always arrived all the way down here within a week and I can't notice any difference in the paint between the two companies.
  5. I've checked my one and I've got the Benz in the box. I'll be following along as you build your one.
  6. I just got the same kit and it looks very good to me. Mouldings are nice and crisp and with photo etch wheels included it will build in to an unique model.
  7. I saw this at one of the local auto parts stores. I don't know what it is but I'd feel vulnerable inside it.
  8. While we are talking about Petty Blue I recently got some from Gravity Spain which is a different shade altogether from the Gravity America Petty Blue. Both share the same GC-126 ref no. Computer monitors and photos will throw the shades around but the Gravity Spain paint looks more like what I see on my monitor of photos of the cars back in the day. Did Petty ever run more than one shade of blue on their cars ?
  9. That looks very nice. Lets hope their GT40 will be to the same standard. Meng have a Facebook page but their last post regarding the GT40 dates back to 6 December.
  10. I've got the exact same Dremel here and have never had any kind issue with melting plastic. it works a treat and I find it well balanced and easy to use. I'm sure you could melt plastic with it if you ran it flat out and had a heavy hand though. It all comes back to how you use the tool .
  11. Your mexican rug is the perfect finishing touch.
  12. Diecast cancer is an issue that has afflicted many different brands over the years. I had some Revival metal kits here in the past and their pre painted bodies started to bubble, Thinking it was the factory paint I stripped them only to find it was the metal that was bubbling beneath the paint. I sanded some parts smooth and resprayed them but within a few years the metal was bubbling again. Getting back to resin issues I have several sets of C1 Models resin wheel & Tire sets I purchased a few years ago which are no longer fitting together.
  13. I really hope my resin bodied 1/12 Model Factory Hiro kits don't exhibit this behaviour in years to come. It's well documented that some die cast models suffer from what's referred to as ' die cast cancer ' as they have aged.
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