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    1/12, 1/16

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    Skip Jordan

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  1. I’ve spent a lot of time going over the Renwal/Monogram/Revell 1/12 Gullwing, and it’s not as irredeemable as it seems at first glance (unlike the horrendous trash of the 1/12 Ferrari 275GTB). Overall, the body is reasonably accurate except for doors that aren’t wide enough, but I can live with that, considering that any other large-scale Gullwing is way expensive. The engine bay is another matter and seems to have been designed by the blind men describing a camel, and the ridiculous shift lever, well, it’s ridiculous but easy to get right. I won’t bore you with further details, but I’ll be glad to answer questions
  2. Wow. Very nice, and great work on the striping between colors.
  3. https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1126480_last-minute-gift-for-gearheads-build-your-own-scale-mustang-v-8-with-moving-parts?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1pSAyw40pry3h6g_OMMe6Gqm70DRBjepr0iwf8pkULr28oERxYw2YzPiE
  4. You’re very meticulous, so this comment may be unnecessary, but don’t forget that the body shell is covered with fabric and isn’t as shiny as the bonnet, wings and gas tank. I only mention that since it looks so shiny here.
  5. I thought you’d find this interesting. Lots of pictures of various versions in the gallery section. https://www.ultimatecarpage.com/car/5814/Lotus-47-GT.html
  6. Just saw Ford v Ferrari yesterday and noticed a nice touch of authenticity — on a shelf in Ken Miles’ son’s room, there was what appears to be the kit box for Aurora’s 1/32 Lola T-70 kit from 1964.
  7. Their site says 100 issues over 2 years.
  8. I posted a link to factory stickers but it does seem to appear here. Did you see it?
  9. That’s a new one on me. Out of the 1.2 zillion photos I’ve amassed of 300 SL engines, never seen silver. Plus, I have a set of factory replacement stickers that are yellow.
  10. Looking forward to more — I didn’t realize this was a subscription kit. Your engine is so perfect that I hesitate to make an observation, but you’ll find that all the stickers should be yellow.
  11. The tricky part would be all the shiny tristar Mercedes logos. https://www.planetf1.com/f1-races/british-grand-prix/race-hamilton-wins-verstappen-v-ferrari-british-gp/
  12. That was my plan. The molded color is perfect, with few or any visible mold lines. Lots of these kits are available for low prices on eBay— however, the maroon Gold Cup version in the original box with full art coverage on the top is the one to get. Avoid the reissue with a white border around the art on the boxtop; it’s molded in red and has a lot of flash. Here’s a fascinating article about the car Johan used for the kit. https://jalopnik.com/rudi-caracciolas-1-of-1-1935-mercedes-benz-500k-found-a-5878193
  13. That was my plan. The molded color is perfect, with few or any visible mold lines. Lots of these kits are available for low prices on eBay— however, the maroon Gold Cup version in the original box with full art coverage on the top is the one to get. Avoid the reissue with a white border around the art on the boxtop; it’s molded in red and has a lot of flash.
  14. Spectacular. Best build ever of that kit. Now you need to build Italeri’s new Alfa Monza.
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