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Tapani

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About Tapani

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  • Birthday 06/06/1962

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  • Yahoo raurata@yahoo.com

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  • Scale I Build 1/24 and 1/25

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  • Location Finland
  • Full Name Tapani

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  1. Tapani added a post in a topic New from Airtrax! 1941 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe   

    PhilX, you already know it by now from my e-mail reply, but if someone else is interested, it is a Fiat 508 Balilla Sport.
  2. Tapani added a post in a topic New from Airtrax! 1941 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe   

    Absolutely not. Ford was a little (and cheap) car compared to Lincoln, The two shared no parts. (well, perhaps stuff like spark plugs...  ) I made the whole thing as trans kit for Monogram Continental, and to complete the model you will need almost everything from that kit, chassis, axles, interior, especially engine, a V12 not V8, chrome... Besides, the Zephyr is in 1/24, not 1/25. If you saw these two models side by side you would get it immediately. Better yet, very many Monogram Continentals have broken windshield posts, so you will not be sorry to waste the body!


  3. Tapani added a post in a topic Air Trax   

    Hello all, I have now shipped all orders I got at NNL. The last ones were left to be shipped last Sunday. As I promised free shipping for the people who paid at the show, they were sent in Economy mail, which really isn't much slower than Priority mail. (and I'm not THAT nice a guy that I would offer tracked shipping for free...) Thank you for your patience, I hope you like what you get. If there are problems or questions, please feel free to contact me directly. You'll find my e-mail under Air-Trax page on this forum. I'm in Facebook too.
  4. Tapani added a post in a topic New from Airtrax! 1941 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe   

    The thick part of the casting will be hidden in the trunk... I didn't make it any thinner in my build. It's hiding in there... I admit, I can't cast Lego-style click-click-quality stuff, but I am trying my best. And is that even the idea, really? Must leave something for the builder to fix to keep it interesting, huh? Anyway, Thank you all for your nice comments!
  5. Tapani added a post in a topic New from Airtrax! 1941 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe   

    Don't you all have a couple of unbuilt or kid built Monogram Continentals in the closet?
  6. Tapani added a post in a topic New from Airtrax! 1941 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe   

    Maybe you are wrong PhilX... 1941 Continental 125in, 1941 Zephyr 125in. The first generation Zephyr may have had 3in shorter wb, but as the Conti was based on Zephyr, they used the same chassis. However, you are not totally wrong, because the Conti had longer hood and front fenders. It also was lower, achieved by slicing a piece away at waist line. So, they  also moved the windshield back, lowered the seats and used the same steering wheel shaft, that automatically moved rearwards, as it was tilted into a lower angle. This is what I reckon they did anyway to achieve the "Mustangesque" proportions nearly 25 years before Mustang.
  7. Tapani added a post in a topic where did that type 3 karmann ghia go?   

    Great.
  8. Tapani added a post in a topic where did that type 3 karmann ghia go?   

    Empinut? What happened? I was, for some reason, interested in that topic, too...
  9. Tapani added a post in a topic jag rear   

    There's a Jag type rear end in all Jaguar E-type kits. The Gunze Hi-tech has photo etched metal sub-frame "box" and white metal parts for the axle and struts assembly. Airfix released this kit, too. Gunze No-tech version has a very simple substitute for this made out of two separate parts. Heller E-types has a nice multi-part assembly, but the Revell's kit, that is the only 1/25 of these, is probably something you don't want anyone to see under your rod. I haven't seen what the Hasegawa XJ-12 has. The Revell 26 Tudor/sedan delivery has an independent rear axle that could be Jaguar.
  10. Tapani added a post in a topic Air-Trax - Resin Kits of many British and German Cars   

    Yes, it is. WIll need a Tamiya Typ 1 Karmann Ghia for donor.
  11. Tapani added a post in a topic Air-Trax - Resin Kits of many British and German Cars   


    The Typ 34 Karmann Ghia was introduced in 1961, soooo....
    Tor Henning, du skall skriva mig e-post, I'll make you a great offer, min venn!
  12. Tapani added a post in a topic Air-Trax - Resin Kits of many British and German Cars   


    The photo etch sheet actually has the Cordoba scripts...
  13. Tapani added a post in a topic Air-Trax - Resin Kits of many British and German Cars   

    You can order from me, raurata(at)yahoo(dot)com. Juha said just today it needs a '71 Duster for donor kit.
  14. Tapani added a post in a topic Promolite - How to contact and what can I expect?   

    Tom is a great guy: reliable, sharing his great knowledge with fellow resin casters etc, what I've seen of his models they're also just great. Castings are well done, original products. What else can I say, I can only recommend him and his products in every way.