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  1. This is the last known shot of the car as a manager from the Mercedes Classics center in Irvine, CA tried unsuccessfully to negotiate its purchase. Mercedes offered to totally restore the car at their cost without taking ownership, but the eccentric brothers who own the car refused.
  2. That's the source of Gumball's kit. Probably the best kit Jo-Han made, along with their Special Roadster Limousine version. His is the reissue molded in red, which has more flash than the original shown here. The car it's based on is today languishing and rusting in the depths of an exotic car junkyard in East L.A. The original 1:1 was a gift from MB to star race driver Carracciola. Contact me if you need reference.
  3. The Cugnot was produced in a 1:32 kit. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/precisia-le-fardier-cugnot--1011025 I was taken with the Rolls armored cars in the movie Lawrrence of Arabia. Evidently, that was replicated with a Peter O'Toole character in a scale model. https://www.google.com/search?hl=en&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1788&bih=922&ei=aRK8XtSFPI-8tAbiupLYCg&q=lawrence+arabia+rolls+royce+tank+car&oq=lawrence+arabia+rolls+royce+tank+car&gs_lcp=CgNpbWcQAzoCCAA6BQgAEIMBOgYIABAFEB46BggAEAgQHjoECAAQHlDiFlinb2DScmgAcAB4AIABZogBvRWSAQQzNS4xmAEAoAEBqgELZ3dzLXdpei1pbWc&sclient=img&ved=0ahUKEwiU3ub_k7HpAhUPHs0KHWKdBKsQ4dUDCAY&uact=5
  4. You probably know that the Stutz and Mercer are available in 1/16. Harry P. did both.
  5. And Google melts down and cries "Uncle!"
  6. https://www.motorauthority.com/news/1127878_engineers-laser-scanned-every-part-of-a-blower-bentley-to-manufacture-new-parts?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0rACuOJYyqCUZ1kZ-A03SHi4pO0Mo8hIsbl9p6B_Vkk772HijNpMv2qwE
  7. Very, very nice. I've been pondering how to make the glass headlight covers for my 1/16 kit.
  8. You can see styling similarities in the Fiat Dino coupe.
  9. Is Donn Yost still taking jobs? http://oldmansmodels.com
  10. I have that one, too. Also recommend Classic Cars/36 gatefolds, and the beautiful book on Ralph Lauren's collection, "Speed, Style and Beauty."
  11. Favorites from my teen years. Still have them about 60 years later.
  12. My correspondence: From: Customer Support <customersupport@hornby.us> To: sjordan47@comcast.net Sent: Wed, 29 May 2013 15:28:55 -0000 (UTC) Subject: RE: 1/12 Airfix Blower Bentley kit Hello Skip, We contacted Airfix UK and got an answer to your question. “Quite simple really. Bentley insisted on the change, due to the new plate being owned by someone in the company. Everything else is the same.” Now you can let the others know the reason for change. Regards, Steven Lesh Hornby America Inc. IT / Technical Support / Airfix Telephone: 253-922-7194 or 877-358-6405 ext 101 FAX: 253 922-7203 www.hornbyamerica.com
  13. I communicated with a person at Hornby/Airfix about what changes there may have been to the reissued kit, and he told me that the only change was to the registration number, dictated by the registration owner who was an executive at Bentley. I don't know if there was any issue with licensing from Ralph Lauren, owner of the original registration number, UR6571.
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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.
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