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    Ron Clarkson

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  1. 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 .
  2. Your mexican rug is the perfect finishing touch.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Take these measurements as ball park. Because of the curves and shapes being measured it's not possible to pin the measurements exactly. A. 23.70mm B. 55.90mm C. 43.80mm D. 14.00mm E. 26.00mm F. 35.35mm G. 62.60mm H. 47.40mm
  6. I would definitely be buying the kit if your serious about critiquing its shape. Having the kits shell sitting on my bench and looking at my IPhones screen at the same time its surprising how the shape can appear subtly different on the screen. The one thing I will critique myself is the sill and door line on the kit appears to have a more accentuated raise from front to rear than my images of the real cars.
  7. Looking at my shell and comparing it to the top photo I think it comes back to camera angles and lenses changing perception.. I'd say mine is the same shell but I can't see the slightly award shape in that photo in my own shell. My shell looks to be an accurate enough representation when comparing it to photos I've download though I have never seen one of these cars in person. Looking at all the photos I have downloaded you can see the cars were changing from race to race and car to car so I won't be the one to be saying what's right or wrong. When taking the photos of the K2 and K3 below it was easy to make one or the other look different from reality just by moving the camera in and out/ up and down/around.
  8. The newly issued 935K3 from NuNu has just arrived from Hobby Easy. NuNu are really setting the standard for others to follow with this release.
  9. I came across this yesterday. I really don't know what to say...
  10. Hobby Designs RWB 964 Porsche just arrived from BNA Model World. This is a full multi media kit and looks to be excellent.
  11. The courier just rolled up with half a dozen bottles of paint from Gravity Colors Spain. Ordered and shipped on Thursday and at my door in New Zealand on Monday. Thats pretty good going considering its Xmas but that's the normal service I receive from Gravity Spain.
  12. I've placed my order and got the confirmation. What I need now is a set of Apple livery decals. Hopefully the aftermarket will come up with something.
  13. I don't have any Meng kits here myself but I've read that their military models are to a high standard. Their Facebook page is saying this new GT 40 kit will be pre- coloured and snap fit which hopefully doesn't mean this is just going to a quick to market toy to cash in on the recently released movie.
  14. That sounds like some pretty serious shaking going on there Randy. I have heard of Zero Paints bottles which come with a ball bearing included actually breaking when they are given a good shake up. The resulting mess can only be imagined so I always follow the advice of putting the bottle in a zip lock plastic bag before proceeding.
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