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  1. Thanks for this Teo. My build is not intended to be a replica, but I was so inspired by your grandfather's beautiful custom that I just had to create something similar in 1/25 scale.
  2. Thanks Larry. It's great to see that overseas subscriptions are available, and on that basis I've just subscribed - looking forward to receiving my first issue! I've been reading your columns since the Car Modeller days, so I can't wait to see what you have in store for us.
  3. Build number 21 for the year, the old RofG Jag XK120. Paint is Tamiya Gloss Aluminium and a couple of Tamiya acrylics for the green leather interior. The small racing screens came in the kit, which came in handy as I don't like the small vertical rear bumpers that came in the kit. I had a couple of fit issues, so had to lower the front suspension and move the rear wheels back a tad to centre them in the wheel wells.
  4. Here's my take on the awesome 1/24 Tamiya Mustang GT4, with a retro scheme inspired by the Parnelli Jones 1969/70 Mustangs. Built box stock using Tamiya Bright Red and some of the kit decals.
  5. I'm sorry to hear this Carl, it's been a pleasure to communicate with you over the years. Take care and I wish you all the best for the future.
  6. Just replaced my green NB Mazda MX5 with this 2019 ND retractable fastback.
  7. Nice one! Enjoy it and have fun driving it!
  8. TRKI has been re-launched as Speed and Kulture, with much the same team on board. https://www.speedandkulture.com/
  9. This is the Johan 1/25 1935 Mercedes Benz 500K, built box stock. Overall a pretty good kit for its age, but a few minor fit problems and I had to remove a little from the top of the gearbox to get the fender unit to fit on the chassis. Painted in Testor's Dark Cherry Pearl straight from the can, no clear was used.
  10. Built box stock using Tamiya White and Metallic Orange spraycans, the kit comes with some wonderful Cartograph decals.
  11. Cheers Eric (and everyone else!). The nuts are simply 0.032 brass rod inserted into pre-drilled holes, the camera and paint seem to augment their appearance somewhat!
  12. Here's my version of the 1/24 Monogram 1934 Duesenberg SJ Torpedo Phaeton in all its glory, painted in two shades of Tamiya Metallic Blue. I had to scratch build the upper engine due to a missing part, which took a few hours, 12 pieces of styrene and 13 bits of brass rod.
  13. Here's the almost complete Deusy engine. So glad I decided not to glue the bonnet shut!
  14. I'm working on an auction purchase Monogram Deusenberg that unfortunately is missing the top part of the engine, so after a few hours, 12 pieces of styrene and 13 pieces of brass rod I have this - good enough for me!
  15. I can feel your pain. Same happened to me after 15 year's marriage, life was tough at times, but I survived some very deep lows. I sincerely hope that things work out for you.
  16. Yes, the 1/16 kit was released as a '34 Ford Phaeton and also a Tudor Sedan.
  17. Seems to be working all the way down here, too. Many thanks.
  18. Wanna race? Here's my 1/24 Tamiya MX5 built as a Global Cup car, with scratchbuilt rollcage and window net. Paint is Tamiya spraycan, TS95 Pure Metallic Red and Metallic Black over grey Tamiya primer. Decals are from Plamoz, and the wheels/slick tyres are from the UT Models Calibra I built recently. A superb kit from Tamiya, the drivetrain consists of 15 pieces including the propshaft which assemble without incident, which then fits to the floorpan and all seven mounting points line up perfectly!
  19. And yet shipping from Japan to here in New Zealand is far cheaper than from the US. I have all but stopped buying kits from the US, preferring to buy from the Far East or Europe.
  20. Thanks Jim. I have decals to do this car, but it won't be an exact replica. This is the concept car, I have since found out that the actual MX5 Global Cup cars used a different rollcage. I have already built the kit as a road car, it is a superb Tamiya offering.
  21. My first ever attempt at scratchbuilding a rollcage, for a racing MX5. I should be able to build the interior around it.
  22. This is the UT Models 1/24 DTM Opel Calibra built as a street version, i.e. no roll cage or race car instrument panel, parts box bucket seats and Pegasus wheels/tyres (which had to be narrowed) instead of the kit slicks. A lot of surgery was required to remove all the electronic modules etc. from the interior. Paint is Testors' Emerald Green Metallic.
  23. Just seen this thread, amazing work!
  24. Thanks for running this Matt, it was a fun, cool quiz.
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