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  • Location Hong Kong
  • Full Name Silvester Man

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. fumi added a post in a topic Resin roll pan?   

    VCG Resins have them in their catalog.
  4. fumi added a post in a topic Where Do The Model Companies Get Extra Parts?   

    I believe Tamiya do extra runs on sprues that they anticipate to be particularly susceptible to being "missing" or "damaged", for example the speed parts in the 1970 Skyline GT-R custom special.  From time to time they clear them out in the Tamiya Plamodel Factory outlet stores in Tokyo.
    So far I have bought several S20 Skyline engine sprues, as well as the custom parts for the 1970 and R32 Skylines there.
  5. fumi added a post in a topic New tool 1/24 BMW 2002 from Hasegawa   

    As the kit already comes with early and late type mirrors and judging from their history with the Sunny Truck, Jimny and the N360, my guess is they will release the late type with the square tail lights later.
  6. fumi added a post in a topic 50's Custom reference pictures ?   

    Rik's (site owner of CCC) own Fotki site has loads of custom car photos as well.
  7. fumi added a post in a topic Revell's 83 Olds, Glass glued in from the outside. opinions please   

    The window trim is molded to the glass so there is no gap between the window and the trim.
    To me it is the better way.  With the old glass behind the body way, the windshield is either far too recessed from the body, or the fitment gets so bad there are gaps between the glass and the A-pillar.
  8. fumi added a post in a topic S13 Silvia and Pignose 240SX   

    Nice work with the body kit.  The fitment is spot on.
    One big plus with the Tamiya kit is that it has a proper chassis; the Fujimi one has an auto box and the Aoshima one is from the S15.  The only thing missing are the windshield washers.
  9. fumi added a post in a topic Spielwaren Messe Neurenberg 2017 + Pictures!   

    While the Tamiya 934 is curbside, I believe it was a new kit with the body based on their 911 Turbo released in mid 2000.
  10. fumi added a post in a topic Offbeat Places You Have Purchased Model Kits?   

    The Ramen Museum in Yokohama has a slot car track/shop.  At the back of the shop was a whole wall of discontinued model car kits.  Bought a Tamiya 300ZX convertible there a few years ago.
  11. fumi added a post in a topic Beemax Models BMW M3 (E30)   

    Hobby Design said they plan to release an engine kit late last year.  Maybe a push on their Facebook page will speed up the process.
  12. fumi added a post in a topic Flushable wipes ha!   

    Get a washlet.  You won't go back.
  13. fumi added a post in a topic Aoshma (BEEMAX) Nissan 240RS Rally   

    If one is inclined to put an engine in it, the FJ20 from various Aoshima R30 Skyline and S12 Silvia kits would be a good starting point.
    Beemax is a small company.  Their resources are stretched pretty tight for tooling up the different kits so they are leaving the engine parts to the aftermarket.
  14. fumi added a post in a topic Lamborghini Miura?   

    The Italeri one is a reissue of the old ESCI kit.  Hasegawa's is miles ahead.
  15. fumi added a post in a topic 2013 Boss 302 Mustang engine   

    Clearly Scale has a very nice resin one in their catalog.