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  1. In industry lingo, such a device, which drives the plot, but is in itself unimportant or irrelevant, is referred to as a MacGuffin. The Wikipedia page even includes Pulp Fiction and Ronin as classic examples. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacGuffin
  2. Ronin had two major/prominent car chases. The first one involved an Audi S8 and Mercedes 450 SEL (W116) chasing down a Citroen XM, accompanied by a couple Peugeot 406, down to the French riviera, while the second one was a Peugeot 406 chasing a 5 series BMW (E34) through the Paris rush hour.
  3. It’s not a remake, nor a sequel really, but a spinoff. Also, surprised many of you are bashing McQueen’s acting in the original, when it is in fact hailed as one of the breakthrough method acting performances on film, moving away from theatrical delivery, which prevailed in movies before that.
  4. I appreciate all the replies, I now have the parts I need on the way. Thanks, gentlemen!
  5. I appreciate you having a look 🙂
  6. Also, I am in EU, but will gladly compensate for shipping costs, or trade for parts if I happen to have something anyone may need. Thanks!
  7. Thanks for the offer! I certainly don’t mean to be picky, but I’d prefer to get all the parts I need, if possible, of course, so it really depends on who/if anyone might have them. Let me know. Thanks gentlemen!
  8. There are several versions of the kit that have the parts I need, but yes, this is one of them. https://www.scalemates.com/kits/tamiya-24247-porsche-911-gt2-road-version--129646 Let me know! Thanks.
  9. Thank you for your reply! I could also use both headlight buckets (parts C5 and C6), and both door handles (parts A7 and A8). Less important are rearview mirror faces (C1 and C2), and gauge decals. Let me know! Also let me know what you might like in trade, and I’ll check what I have in my parts stash/junkyard. Thanks again!
  10. If anyone has a gluebomb or leftovers from a parts kit, i am looking for a few bits for this kit, but most importantly parts A14 and A21 on the photo. Thanks in advance!
  11. It’s interesting, from a casting standpoint, that Brando was only 16 years older than Pacino and Caan, and just 11 years older than Cazale.
  12. Kit I bought online came with a completely caved in roof. I realize it’s a longshot, but does anybody have a spare body? I have stuff to trade. Thanks in advance. Matija
  13. Cool! Never seen this kit! But, yes, those wheels are atrocious!
  14. Thanks for the reply! Yes, it does seem a little pricey for a curbside kit, but definitely interesting and uncommon subject matter. I really do wish someone would make more recent BMW streetgoing M cars in styrene, because what Alpha model offers in resin is way beyond my hobby designated budget.
  15. Anyone aware of this? I literally just came across it for the first time! 2022 release, new tool. Looks kinda interesting! Anyone have more info? https://www.scalemates.com/kits/meng-model-cs-005-bmw-z4-m40i--1415258
  16. It’s just the support vehicle and not actually part of the rally, but yea, I hear ya… these hypercars are fun to see, but if I had that kind of money, I definitely wouldn’t buy any of them 😝 I just uploaded a few vids from this year’s event, btw, I hope they work!
  17. For the second year in a row, the world’s most exclusive supercar club organized one of its meets in Croatia, spanning over the entire weekend. The highlights of the gathering must be the Bugatti La Voiture Noire, only one in existence so far, one of two produced Apollo (former Gumpert) Intensa Emoziones, and one of three ever made Pagani Zonda HP Barchettas, which was, sadly, crashed into a Ford Fiesta in rush hour traffic yesterday, so not present today 🤦‍♂️ Other notable cars at the gathering were the all new Lamborghini Countach, Koenigsegg Regera, Aston Martin Speedster and McLaren Elva. I was also pleased to see the Porsche Carrera GT (in red, of all!) and two 918’s, including one in white, with the Weissach package Martini livery, as well as the Ferrari 599 GTO, Mercedes McLaren SLR, and McLaren Senna, none of which I had seen in person before (and have or plan models of all). Of course, there was also a number of other Paganis, including various Zonda and Huayra models, a bunch of Bugattis, including the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse WRC edition, and Chiron Pur Sport, as well as a total of five examples of the all electric Croatian hypercar, the Rimac Nevera. There were also apparently the Bugatti Centodieci and Divo, as well as Ferrari Monza and LaFerrari driving around, but I did not catch them. Divo and LaFerrari I saw at last year’s meet, so wasn’t too bothered, but was a bit disappointed to miss the Centodieci and especially the Monza. Oh well, next year perhaps! Hope you enjoy the vids of millions of dollars on wheels rolling over fine Croatian gravel accessing the racing strip 😝 IMG_2042.MOV IMG_2043.MOV IMG_2044.MOV IMG_2047.MOV IMG_2098.MOV IMG_2100.MOV IMG_2102.MOV IMG_2099.MOV
  18. Sorry, only just seeing this now! I can still play the videos, so not sure, to be honest.
  19. Got these. They are off a gluebomb, but not caked in glue. Chrome is not great, but I think they are useable for sure. Do you also need the chrome housing or just the red lens? Both or just one? Let me know and PM me your address, I got you covered 😎
  20. Let me check also… pretty sure I got one for you!
  21. His passing on Aug 12th seems to have gone under the radar, and I have just found out about it myself. While he will, unfortunately, mostly likely be best remembered in Hollywood for generic, action packed drivel such as Air Force One, he was, in fact, also responsible for one of the best, most atmospheric and tense war dramas ever shot on film, which is, of course, the German WW2 movie Das Boot. If you have not seen it, I highly reccommend this masterpiece of cinema.
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