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  1. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Subaru Sambar Fire Engine   

    The ladder truck is designed to have functioning out riggers and working 90ft ladder (works out to be like 15+ inches) after it's built.  I don't know what they're gonna make it out of to keep it from snapping like a twig if you "play" with it too much.
  2. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Subaru Sambar Fire Engine   

    I don't think it's really much more than a Quick Attack/Brush Truck over there either. Be the perfect thing to get down an alleyway and put out a dumpster fire with...along with 4WD it would be able to be used in the winter, and minor off-roading along the lines of a grass fire.  Looks like it's got a filtered 4" hard suction line on the one side, so it can be tossed into whatever nearby water source is available if hydrant access isn't available.
    Aoshima is also doing two full size Isuzu based pieces - a rescue engine with deployable fire fighting robot (because JAPAN) and an aerial, but in 1/72.
  3. niteowl7710 added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Tamiya Announcement - 2016 Mazda Roadster (MX-5)
    Joining in with Revell AG in bucking the conventional wisdom that you can't possibly put out a model kit of something while it's still relevant, Tamiya announced this morning (officially) that the next addition to their 1/24 Sport Car line is the brand spankin' new 2016 Mazda Roadster.  The 4th gen "Miata" just went on sale in the past month or so, and about 90 days afterwards we get a model kit of it. Frankly it's "amazing", I'm sure certain parties in the Midwest could list a laundry list of reasons of why this just isn't technically possible and we should have to wait almost 2 years after a body style changes to get a model kit of a manufacturer's "halo" car.

    List price is 2,800Y, so expect a curbside, and perhaps a RHD only version at that.  Time will tell if there's a LHD parts assortment in there, or if there will be a separate U.S. spec kit released in 2016 like the 1st Gen Miata, FD3S RX-7, and Honda S2000.
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  4. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Moebius '65 Mercury Comet Cyclone news   

    So nobody is going to give any "credit" to the people who have nit-picked and rivet counted stuff in the past and in turn gotten you a BETTER product?
    One thing that Dave and the rest of the crew at Moebius deserves credit for is fixing what they can with their issues without going to the nuclear option of blowing up the tooling and starting all over again.  Unlike the 800lb Illinois elephant in the room that screams "WE CAN'T HEAR YOU!!!!" at the top of their lungs.
  5. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Tamiya Alfa Romeo 155 V6 TI DTM   

    Everyone seems to call that red one the "DEKRA" car when Dekra is just a sponsor of the DTM series in general. The car itself is sponsored by Alfa Corse - it was the factory backed racing team.
  6. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Is Round2 models down?   

    Considering AMT hadn't seen an update since March and the rest were all still parked in 2014 it wouldn't kill them to do an overhaul.
  7. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic All new Citroen DS19 kit   

    Well it is 7am, Friday morning over there. 
  8. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic All new Citroen DS19 kit   

    Too slow on the draw Mr. Kourouklis! I got in on the pre order, and just got billed for mine a few minutes ago.
  9. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic All new Citroen DS19 kit   

    Kit is out this morning.
  10. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Kits gone at WalMart again   

    Slusher would be correct as to why things are being clearanced at the moment. The stores are being reset for Christmas. For the stores that have been doing well with models they're only "liquidating" certain items to make shelf space for other models.
    My local Wally World has been pretty up on newer Revell kits, especially the Prepaint, SnapTite and Build-n-Play kits.
  11. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Aoshima announce 1/24 Sesto Elemento   

    Aoshima did in fact do a SL65 Black Series. They've been Out of Production for a few years now, so they aren't at all cheap on eBay - unless you find the odd listing.
    Both Aoshima themselves and Hobby Design did P/E upgrade sets for the SL63. The factory Aoshima one is probably unobtanium because I don't believe it's ever been reissued. The H-D one runs about $30.
  12. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Aoshima announce 1/24 Sesto Elemento   

    I suppose if you wanted to help pay to keep the lights on at Stevens or some other middle man it might cost that. I personally haven't paid more than $35 for any current production Japanese kit...ever.
    As of right now that's not part of the product development plans, but if people want an Egoista then they need to "petition" Aoshima, or even Fujimi for it. 
  13. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic 1/25 AMT 1923 Ford Model 'T' Delivery Van   

    Ahh but Ovaltine is only a recent (in the past decade) acquisition of Nestle.  I'd think Nestle Quik or Carnation would be more historically "delicious"...
  14. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Belkits   

    Kits being curbside is sort of an established "thing" when it comes to the rally car market to begin with, plus I think if BelKits previous kits (along with Tamiya's, & Heller's) are any indication there will be a plethora of aftermarket liveries for the Polo and Escort.  There's already a Carbon Fiber decal set in planning for the VW.  For the primary market of racing kits these days it's all about providing a well detailed - if not somewhat simplified on the parts you can't see - kit that is a "blank" for building multiple copies.  With Belkits already running $50US without considering the available Gravel Transkits they make, you're on the hook for a chunk of coin up front if you want to make a different Polo livery with the C/F. I'm not sure a $65 full detail kit is viable.  Simil'r tried that - and while their Ford GT GT1 is somewhat dubious at best as to quality, they also made a Rally car and a GT1 Prototype kit...and they're now out of business. 
    For anyone who used to build fleets of NASCAR kits we all remember how tedious it was to build a 110+ part full detail kit over and over and over.  I know a lot of guys who were just building cars to represent a given team and/or driver gave up on putting engines in all together. 
    Some examples -
    The current GT3 market is currently made up of 3 Fujimi kits (Z4, SLS AMG & McLaren 12C) each of those kits (curbside) costs somewhere between $25-30, and there are currently between Studio27, Auto Colour, Hobby Design and Racing Decals 43 (discounting duplicates) over 60 liveries available.
    The BeeMax Chevy Cruze already has 4 limited edition decal sheets from Auto Colour released, and another known pending one for this fall and that kit isn't even out yet, meaning if you wanted to build every variation the decals over for difference races, plus the 3 liveries included in the kit you'd be on the hook 9 kits this month alone.
  15. niteowl7710 added a post in a topic Loctite McLaren Longtail GTR   

    This is the Loctite version. At the moment there are 3 versions. A Pre-Season/Presentation, this Loctite kit, and one in Gulf livery. One more is coming this month with EMI livery.