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 where did that type 3 karmann ghia go?   

    Great.
  2. 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...
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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...
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Tapani added a post in a topic Air-Trax - Resin Kits of many British and German Cars   

    So do I, but hey... ...To answer your question, I'm probably trying to sell you a model kit!
  10. Tapani added a post in a topic Air-Trax - Resin Kits of many British and German Cars   


    Michael, (and all the other guys,)
    It is just about the only way to order! My addy is raurata(at)yahoo(dot)com.
    The near future releases also include a Jaguar mk10, Peugeot 404, Alfa Romeo 1900 CSS, and Ferrari 250 GTE.
    Tapani
  11. Tapani added a post in a topic Air-Trax - Resin Kits of many British and German Cars   

    That's the idea. I have the measurements and drawings...
  12. Tapani added a post in a topic Jolly 500   

    Oh... I thought I saw some Isabella Rosselini in her...
  13. Tapani added a post in a topic Jolly 500   

    Sorry, I must congratulate you for your very sharp eye. The figurine's body was put together from Preiser's "Eva"- series female parts, but the head really is a man's head from Tamiya's rally mechanics set, whose chin I made smaller for more feminine look. This must be the thing that confused you, isn't it?
  14. Tapani added a post in a topic Jolly 500   

    That is the reason this project was standing on the shelf for several years... how to make wicker seats... Then, this spring everything was suddenly clear to me. I even had had the materials at home for quite a while. I used Eduard photo etched 1/700 scale ship railing that I shaped over a frame made of thin soldering wire, using the kit's seat as guideline. The PE railing makes the structure rigid enough, while the frame is flexible enough to allow the seat to be shaped and adjusted even after installing in its place. The PE railing was folded so that it has two layers and I stressed and rolled it a bit to get the layers between eachother to create a woven appearance. I painted the seats with Tamiya sand color and Tamiya clear yellow on it.