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dublin boy

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About dublin boy

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  • Birthday 02/11/1969

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  • Location Dublin, Ireland
  • Full Name Shay O'Dowd

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  1. dublin boy added a post in a topic Opel Kadett   

    They look nice JC, I thought die cast was the only thing available.
  2. dublin boy added a post in a topic Dick Landy + Linda Vaughn   

    I have the \Dick Landy figure if you have something to swop for it Bill.
  3. dublin boy added a post in a topic New Lap Record   

    I missed that bit Bret, sorry!
    The Ring is also now well over a mile shorter than back in the day.
  4. dublin boy added a post in a topic Gloss clear coat   

    Halfords or any motor factors have clear coat that's acrylic,if you don't like rattle cans you can decant it.and spray it without thinning. Promatic is great if you can find it.
    Do a test to see if it suits your base coat though.
  5. dublin boy added a post in a topic New Lap Record   

    Stephan Bellof still holds the fastest lap at 6 mins 25.91 (as far as I know) in a Porsche 956....
     
     
  6. dublin boy added a post in a topic '64 Ford Falcon T/A   

    Good, much nicer than plain steel wheels JC.
  7. dublin boy added a post in a topic '64 Ford Falcon T/A   

    Well no Mk2 Lotus Cortina ever left the showroom floor with 150 bhp to be fair, but you could build the Falcon to 1960's UK  saloon car racing spec when alloy wheels have been used in period.
    A GT40 engine be fantastic too, but don't let me change your mind to option 3! LOL
    Always a pleasuse to watch your work JC.
  8. dublin boy added a post in a topic '64 Ford Falcon T/A   

    This is only an idea JC, I didn't have enough time to look for a Falcon, but in British Saloon car racing, (at least in 69), they were all running lightweight alloy/mag rims.
    Maybe you could search that idea? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwIjhL1J2eg&t=40s
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
  9. dublin boy added a post in a topic Pay it Forward The EU Edition   

    UK to Ireland costs about 6 quid Sterling Leslie, even for one of the newer Revellograms that are full of styrene, it's a bit cheaper for me the other way round.
    Most of my kits and bits get posted from and to the US, so I've no idea how much it would cost to send a kit to Germany for example, but I'd imagine it's much the same, I did sent a Jiffy bag with only a wheel and tyre to Croatia once though, it was as much the same price as if I was sending it to the UK, or even within Ireland.
     
    The problem  is going to be the lack of model car builders over here compared to America. Tanks and Planes etc. are much more popular for reasons I'll never understand! lol.
  10. dublin boy added a post in a topic Pay It Forward   

    Yep. Fluent Irish speakers and fluent Scot's Gaelic speakers can converse quite easily. Now where they got Welsh from is beyond me...lol
    Irish whiskey has to be better, we have an extra letter in it for some reason!
  11. dublin boy added a post in a topic Pay It Forward   

    Anyone else?
    Only made it to Scotland once Leslie, up to the Jim Clarke museum in Duns when I was visiting a mate near Newcastle. I could have been in Ireland except for the accent, the people are much the same really, I can even understand bits of the Scot's Gaelic, it's very close to Irish especially in written form.
  12. dublin boy added a post in a topic Pay It Forward   

    The EU isn't one big country, so postal rates vary from where you are to where you want to send it.
    Nice idea though.
    Having said that, does anyone over this side have any interest? 
  13. dublin boy added a post in a topic Pay It Forward   

    This looks good, just a pity I live on the wrong side of the Pond.
  14. dublin boy added a post in a topic Harry Pristovnik   

    Your Dad also had a great sense of humor, he pm'd me a long time ago about some minor infringement, so I pm'd him back with a cheeky response.
    The pm's that went over and back ever afterwards were really funny. That's how I remember him anyway.
  15. dublin boy added a post in a topic The rookie passed his test.   

    Missed you there Wayne, sorry.