The Report function of the forum works well. If you see someone acting up, acting out, or just being an okole, use the Report function. It works! I have it set up so it not only sends me an email, but that email is then marked with a flag, and get's put to the top of my email list. I will try to access/look at the report/topic as soon as possible, but remember, I'm on a six hour time delay, and other mods not only have a life, but a real job as well. k den
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.
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.
My first car was a lime green Fiesta. A niche colour on a niche (in here) car. I loved it, everyone loved it. It was fun, beautiful, and really stood out from the boring white and silver crowd. So imagine how popular it was when I tried to trade it in for a new car. Some dealers knocked 30% off the trade-in price. Most dealers flat out wouldn't take it. Same thing on the private market. Ended up selling it to a friend, who just happened to be in the market for a car. Someone else can pick a bright or interesting colour for their enjoyment. I am sticking to the boring colours from now on.
The Opel Kadett/Vauxhall Astra was in the same class as the VW Golf, Peugeot 205 and the European Ford Escort. It was actually a decent car, and the GSi version had a 2.0 DOHC 16V engine with a Cosworth designed head. As an aside, it had always baffled me why GM did not just use the C20XE in the North American market instead off reinventing the wheels with the Quad 4. They were already using the OHC version in the Sunbird at that time, it would probably cost them less to manufacture the new head in NA instead of all the development cost for a brand new engine. And the C20XE was good enough for Caterham to replace the Cosworth BDR with in the Super Seven HPC. Another example: take a rock solid 1986 Acura Legend that everyone raved about, throw some cosmetic tweaks to the body and some wood bits to the interior, and build it in the UK. You got yourself a Sterling 825, a car that literally falls apart after a year.