fumi

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  • Location Hong Kong
  • Full Name Silvester Man

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  1. fumi added a post in a topic 3 Aoshima 1/32 Tuner Kits   

    The rest of the series are 2 variations of the Fujiwara Trueno, one with the pop-up lights down and the other with them up.
    http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/search?typ1_c=112&cat=car&sold=0&state=0&sortid=0&target=series&searchkey=Initial+D+(Aoshima)
    They were first tooled up in the late 90's, when the Initial D manga series started to become popular.
  2. fumi added a post in a topic Strange business practices?   

    Internet shopping is so prevalent in China that many shops have turned online only.
    Have you tried TaoBao (www.taobao.com)?  There are quite a lot of stores that are selling model kits and paints.
    I have personally bought from T7 Hobby and I am very happy with their services.  Just pick shops that have been in business for a fair bit of time.
  3. fumi added a post in a topic Left-Hand Drive Dashboards   

    The Alphard has LHD model for the China market.
  4. fumi added a post in a topic Vallejo woes...   

    Vallejo paint cannot be thinned with alcohol or solvents. Your best bet is their own thinner.

    Which line of their paint did you buy?
  5. fumi added a post in a topic 1/24 Tamiya Acura NSX   

    IIRC the Honda version can be built as a Honda or an Acura with both sets of decal and LHD/RHD option, but the Acura version can only be built as an Acura.
  6. fumi added a post in a topic Shizuoka Hobby Show 2015   


    That was a show entry. Body was scratch build, chassis based on Fujimi R32 GT-R, engine based on Tamiya 240Z.
  7. fumi added a post in a topic Hendrix Mfg. -- Recommendations..?   


    I think they are listed under "STAR Models" in the resin kit dropdown box now.
  8. fumi added a post in a topic Anyone make DESOTO/ Merc. Grills?   

    Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland also sells the DeSoto grille, as well as the bumpers.
  9. fumi added a post in a topic Hendrix Mfg. -- Recommendations..?   

    You can also get them from Steve Kohler at Star Models. He posts pics of the real kits on his site.

    http://resinrealm.net/STAR%20Models/index.html

    Star Models' home page:

    http://resinrealm.net/Star/STARModels.html
  10. fumi added a post in a topic If Monogram had went 1/25th...instead of 1/24...   

    There are a lot of books and magazines on the history of Japanese scale models if you know the language.
  11. fumi added a post in a topic If Monogram had went 1/25th...instead of 1/24...   


    I highly doubt that was the case. At the beginning, way before Tamiya entered the smaller scale car model market, the competing scales were 1/28, 1/24, 1/21 and 1/20 among the Japanese kit makers. 1/28 and 1/21 soon fell out of favour, leaving the market divided between 1/24 and 1/20 (although it did not stop the manufacturers from rebranding their 1/28 kit as 1/24, especially after mergers and buyout of molds from bankrupted kit makers).

    By the 80's the market has pretty much settled on 1/24, with LS and Bandai as the last holdouts for 1/20. After Bandai stopped making model cars and LS went out of business in the early 90's, 1/20 finally died off as the general car model scale in Japan.

    Tamiya started out with 1/12 for their detailed car kits, and scaled down to 1/20 in 1977 with the Tyrell P34, and to 1/24 in 1978 with the Porsche 935. By that time the Japanese market had already settled on 1/24 and 1/20, and I don't think there would be any Monogram influence that late in the game.
  12. fumi added a post in a topic AMT 1957 Ford Thunderbird 1/25   

    Model Car Garage seems to have a photo etch set in their pipeline judging from their preview pictures on Facebook, you might want to wait a bit.
  13. fumi added a post in a topic Tamiya Honda S600   

    Interesting choice of subject. Makes one wonder if it is a precursor of the S660.
  14. fumi added a post in a topic Fujimi Nostalgic Racer Tuning Parts   

    You might also want to order some pre-drilled distributor caps for 6 cylinder engines from RMCM along with the side drafts. Fujimi did not include any.
  15. fumi added a post in a topic All new Citroen DS19 kit   

    From the blog it says 1/24.