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    Silvester Man
  1. Best Corvette C5 Z06 kit?

    I think only Revell made the C5 Corvette in notchback form.
  2. Corrugated Radiator Hose

    MFH also makes these. https://www.mediamixhobby.com.sg/shop/mfhp965.html
  3. Chinese tariff war and models

    Is there any concrete evidence that "Red China" seized Danbury Mint's tooling other than some vague statement in a mailing list and innuendos on some forum that are being regurgitated all the time? The official statement from Danbury Mint was that their primary sub-contractor closed in 2012 and their secondary sub-contractor also closed in 2014, and they were no longer able to cost effectively produce diecast model cars. At the time the $200 diecast market had all but collapsed and the cheap labour in China who was willing to move all the way to the southern provinces to work for minimun wage had vanished. Pulling out of the diecast market was a logical move for Danbury Mint.
  4. That would be the Group A evolution model, exactly what this kit depicts. The 500 cars were homologation special for all the neat parts you listed, over the 5000 "regular" model produced in a year.
  5. Chinese tariff war and models

    They can always buy Japanese kits from aboard.
  6. Chinese tariff war and models

    The US economic growth after the oil shock rode on the cheap labour of offshore manufacturing, you cannot really say one is taking advantage of the other. If you want other people to buy your goods, you actually need to export something desirable first.
  7. Cortina

    1/24-ish, with a motorized chassis and half interior plate. First came out in the 70's.
  8. 2019 Shizouka Hobby Show

    Those Beemax easy kits (280zx/M1/RX-7) seem to have shifted to Nunu now. I'm not sure if the Beemax 911 SC RS is a standard kit or easy kit.
  9. Site not secure?

    Username/password will always be a problem, and let's not assume everyone will use a separate username password combo for every web site they sign in to. Can't we just get a Let's Encrypt cert? It is free.
  10. 2019 Shizouka Hobby Show

    Tamiya's "model to watch out for" turned out to be the R/C GR Supra. No word on 1/24 scaled kit as of this moment.
  11. 2019 Shizouka Hobby Show

    It was available in hobby shop here 2 weeks ago, direct import from Japan. Sold out when I reached the shop after work.
  12. 2019 Shizouka Hobby Show

    This is the exact wording from Tamiya: 今回のホビーショーで発表する TOYOTA GAZOO Racing 車両のモデル化と合わせてご注目ください! Literally, "please pay attention to (the Supra) together with the announcement of the modelization of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing vehicle to be made in this hobby show!" We will know soon. The show is only 1.5 week away.
  13. 2019 Shizouka Hobby Show

    Tamiya announced in their Facebook page that they will have the GR Supra in their booth and asked people to "keep an eye for it and the announcement of TOYOTA GAZOO Racing car kits".
  14. Speed City Resin makes some pretty good parts. http://speedcityresin.com/
  15. 2019 Shizouka Hobby Show

    The American series started out as cloned bodies of period Johan and AMT kits for slot cars in the 60's and 70's, then got a generic chassis and interior in the 80's, so my guess is that they are closer to 1/25. You can see the content of the original Impala kit here (site is in Japanese). Note that the original package states that the kit is 1/25. https://minkara.carview.co.jp/userid/240223/blog/41365783/