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About fumi

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  • Scale I Build 1/24

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  • Location Hong Kong
  • Full Name Silvester Man

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  1. fumi added a post in a topic Someone please take the chrome away from the designers   

    GM never really wanted to sell the SS.  In exchange for billions of export subsidy from the Australian government, GM had to export Australian built Holdens.  So what they did was to export the bare minimum number of SS to satisfy the subsidy agreement. 
  2. fumi added a post in a topic 1/24 DeTomaso Mangusta   

    You can use the transaxle from Revell's Shelby Series 1, it's the 6-speed version of the ZF RBT.  Clearly Scale also casts one.
  3. fumi added a post in a topic 1/24 DeTomaso Mangusta   

    It'll be 24,000 yen each, and 50 kits are to be cast.
    The first 3 kits will be sold on Yahoo Japan auction.
  4. fumi added a post in a topic 1/24 DeTomaso Mangusta   

    There is a resin Mangusta coming out from Japan real soon now.
    The blog is in Japanese, but there are plenty of pictures.
  5. fumi added a post in a topic Knock off kits..common?   

    Speaking of Academy, they also started out by copying Tamiya's kits.  The 959, the M635 CSi and the Countach LP500S can still be found in their Korean lineup.
  6. fumi added a post in a topic All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2017   

    Yes, that one is a spot reissue.
  7. fumi added a post in a topic Found a very (extreme?) rare modelkit, dare I say it?   

    Dragon?  Their relationship with Hasegawa was good enough to share toolings back then, and I think they have reciprocal distributorship in Japan, Hong Kong and the US for a long time until last year.
  8. fumi added a post in a topic This Guy's on Glue   

    Those DeAgostini subscription kits run for around $15 per issue, so $550 for 60 parts is not a bad deal.
    The bigger concern is if one can get the rest of the 60 pieces.
  9. fumi added a post in a topic Clearly Scale   

    I never had any problem with them.  I live halfway around the globe from Jeremy and I always receive my order within a month, communication is never a problem and the parts are top notch.
  10. fumi added a post in a topic Revell 4 Quarter 2017   

    Compact pickup trucks were all the rage in the early to mid 90s.  They pretty much killed off the sports coupe market in real world.
  11. fumi added a post in a topic Photobucket   

    For all the Photo Bucket bashing, people should realize hotlinking your photos from PB (or any other photo hosting services) to forums, blogs, web sites etc. consumes their bandwidth while generating zero income to them.  Every single image page load on said forums, blogs, web sites etc. is a toll on their resources.  With the amount of photo hosted on their service, the bandwidth consumption must be huge.  I am surprised it took this long for them to nix it, at least for free accounts.
  12. fumi added a post in a topic RUF CTR Yellowbird in 1/24   

    Fujimi 1985 911 Carrera would be your best bet for a starting point, that's what the real cars were based on.
  13. fumi added a post in a topic '90 Revell Mustang LX or: big ol' can o' worms I'm opening   

    Greg Wann's resin body is excellent.  He offers a hatchback, too.
  14. fumi added a post in a topic Will be in Canada this Sep.   

    There is also John's Hobbies in Toronto and Panther Hobbies and Trains in Mississauga.
    There used to be hobby shops that sell mainly Japanese kits in Pacific Mall.  It has been 5 years since I last visited Toronto so I don't know if they are still around.
  15. fumi added a post in a topic Shizuoka Hobby Show 2017, Few More Pic's Added.   

    The Carina really baffles me.  Other than it raced in Macau I don't really understand why Beemax would want to kit it.
    If I were asked to come up with a Super Touring subject, the Audi A4 or the Alfa 155/156 would be my only choices.  The rest would be tough sells, eventhough I'd really want a Vauxhall Cavalier or Mansell's Mondeo.