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About Kombi

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  • Birthday 02/26/1976

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  • Website URL http://massivelymini.blogspot.com/

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Portland, OR
  • Full Name Aaron

Kombi's Activity

  1. Kombi added a post in a topic Hasegawa Lamborghini Miura... what can brown do for you?   

    That's just a great color for the Miura.

    I don't know what it is about this particular Lamborghini, but I think it almost always looks better in non-traditional colors.
  2. Kombi added a post in a topic Mako Show Rod   

    Top notch work!
  3. Kombi added a post in a topic 1949 Mercury Coupe   

    I've got two kits of a '49 Merc just so that I can do one of them completely stock. Nice work!
  4. Kombi added a post in a topic Chaparral 2J (scratchbuilt)   

    Top notch work there. I would not have guessed scratch built if you hadn't said something.
  5. Kombi added a post in a topic 1/6 Scale Cafe Racer   

    Your detail work is fantastic.

    I'll be honest, if I had a little motorbike that looked like the one you posted I'd drive that to work. I've personally thought about buying a Honda Rukus and modifying the ever loving daylights out of it... then I remembered I seriously need to curtail hobbies that cost a lot.
  6. Kombi added a post in a topic 1959 Ford Country Sedan Station Wagon   

    I've had a Revell 1959 Galaxie for years... since I was a teen at least back in the early nineties.

    So when you add my love of all things wagon, the natural course of action here was to immediately go purchase a resin wagon body from Flintstone. So in a way I need to blame your build here for this most impulsive purchase.

    Well, that and Whipper Snapper.

    Keep up the good work. I'll be following in your foot steps here. Those wide five-spokes are perfect so whatever I build at this point will have to use the same.
  7. Kombi added a post in a topic Obscure Kits You Never Knew Were Made...Until Now   

    Man, if you had a lead on one of these.

    The front-end of the Police Buggy is very reminiscent of the Honda N360.
  8. Kombi added a post in a topic You just got home with a brand new kit... Now what...?   

    Rip open, look at all the parts, think about how I'm going to build it, and then... put it on the stack.

    One of these days I'm going to actually finish something.
  9. Kombi added a post in a topic Tools of the Trade - Sanding Tires   

    Great tip, this is much better than what I've used in the past. I'll need to hit the hardware store ASAP.
  10. Kombi added a post in a topic Surfite! Updated Improvements 2/1/2013   

    That does appear to be an Austin engine, complete with the SU carburetor.

    Not entirely unlike my own 998. Although this one appears to have the generator versus the alternator which makes it from a Mk1 or Mk2 Austin Mini (assuming the mold is entirely accurate to the motor).
  11. Kombi added a post in a topic worlds most expensive model   

    Is it just me or does it appear to be missing the front windscreen?
  12. Kombi added a post in a topic Tamiya Mini Cooper Mk. 1   

    Actually, and I ended up having to look this up, Mr. Bean's Mini as it is commonly know was a 1976 Mk.3. His first mini was an Orange 1969 Mk.2 that was wrecked off screen after the first series. This is trivia I did not know until now.

    As a basic guideline to spotting the differences, Mk.2's still had the sliding windows; small, rounded taillights; and external door hinges from the earlier Mk.1 design. From Mk.3 on the windows were rollups; you had larger, rectangular taillights; the grill design is different (although the metalwork behind will support the earlier grills); and the hinges were concealed.

    The previous owner of my Mini was aiming for that look when he painted the hood semi-gloss black even though Mr. Bean's Mini was technically yellow. This was a look I wanted to change immediately when I first bought it, but one that I'm now growing quite fond of.

    And thus we conclude with my pedantic input.
  13. Kombi added a post in a topic Mini Cooper now with more pictures   

    Very cool looking!

    The wheels look like a cross between 10" Minilites and a 14" wheel rim. Whatever it is, it works.
  14. Kombi added a post in a topic Tameo 1/43 Tyrrell P34/2 1977 British G.P.   

    I can't even fathom the dexterity it takes to work with that level of detail at that scale. I can't wait to see how this turns out.
  15. Kombi added a post in a topic Rebuilding a Ferrari Testarossa Spider   

    It's interesting that the original owner, having spent so much money on this kit, appears to have done little more than just assemble it. Although from what I can see it doesn't appear they were hamfisted in their assembly.