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    Silvester Man
  1. Man how we love out pets

    I actually prefer I would outlive them. The volunteers I know receive cases from time to time where the pet owners suddenly passed away. The pets would refuse to eat for days, in some cases starving themselves to death.
  2. Just a little bit curious..

    I adjust my side mirrors to see the "blind spots" instead of the sides of the car since 10 years ago. Once you get used to it you will find it much safer when changing lanes. http://pages.cs.wisc.edu/~gdguo/driving/BlindSpot.htm If properly adjusted, the car approaching you in the lane beside you should just disappear from your inside mirror when it appears in your side mirror.
  3. Aoshima's Soarer shouldn't be too hard to find, it has been reissued not long ago. Hobby Easy is listing it in stock for around $22. I remember Fujimi initally released it in ABS plastic along with the Prelude and Diablo. Subsequent re-releases were in styrene.
  4. 12 years ago??That's crazy

    The gallery sections are still very active.
  5. Photo-etch mesh

    I found these on Hobby Easy: http://www.hobbyeasy.com/cgi-bin/i8_user_page.cgi?a=advance_search_result&page_size=10&page_number=1&keyword=mesh&category_code=AUUP
  6. Moebius Belvedere

    With all the issue with warped bodies can Moebius just use flatter, wider boxes that do not require the body and the sprues to be packed in a bunch?
  7. Revell '49 Merc

    For Cadillac valve covers, RMCM also casts the earlier style with the Cadillac script.
  8. Fujimi Toyota TE27 Levin

    Nice work. I think old school 14" wheels fit it best, the Fujimi Panasports or their newer 3-piece Mark II and Techno Phantom wheels are quite nice. I particularly like the 3-piece wheel as it makes painting the wheel faces a breeze, and you get extra wheels and tires as Fujimi threw in enough parts for different big-and-little and camber combinations. http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10074897 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10179377 http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10179376 The twins were named Levin and Trueno. The Corolla got a lightning and the Sprinter got a thunder.
  9. new for 2018

    As for the Gemini, I'd say Hasegawa has a pretty good sense on what the Japanese modellers who are actually buying and building car kits want. The Sunny Truck, the Jimny, Honda N and the 2002 all sold quite well, and the Civic is expected to sell well too. The Gemini has quite a cult following in Japan. Many people in my age remember their TV commercials very well. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=街の遊撃手
  10. new for 2018

    There is actually quite a large interest in the F-150 in China. Big enough for Ford to officially import it.
  11. Best fix for Revell's '48 Ford Custom roof?

    The top is not that off to my eyes, it is mostly the window opening and subsequently the door line that was pinched. I would just reshape the window and rescribe the door lines.
  12. It is shipping now, 24,000 yen plus shipping. http://smp24modelcars.blog.fc2.com/ Best bet is probably getting it through Keystone. http://keystone-models.com/ There are also 2 kits listed in Yahoo Japan auction. Ends on Nov 4. https://auctions.yahoo.co.jp/search/search?auccat=&tab_ex=commerce&ei=utf-8&aq=-1&oq=&sc_i=&fr=auc_top&p=smp24&x=0&y=0&fixed=0
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.