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  1. Someone say "D" Type ?

    I forgot to mention that Merit in the UK did a kerbside D Type way back in the 1960's. Sometimes they come up on EBay.
  2. Someone say "D" Type ?

    I think that Fisher make a resin kerbside kit of the D Type in 24th scale. Got a feeling that they make a Briggs Cunningham Special in same scale. I had the Lindberg one some time ago, and agree it is not much more than a slot car shell. Can see why cross kitting with the Revell C type looks feasable to kitbash. The D Type is such an iconic Le Mans racer that I am surprised that it has not been kitted with full engine detail by one of the mainstream kit manufacturers.
  3. First Car in Space: a Tesla Roadster

    JohnU. Thanks for clarifying! This subject would be cool. Maybe one of the cottage industries will latch on to it as kit material for a limited run. Cannot see the 'big boys' considering it viable, but who knows. They have issued some unexpected things from time to time!
  4. First Car in Space: a Tesla Roadster

    Peteski. I stand corrected! Thought the pic was a still photo. JohnU I know that Airfix definitely made a kit of the Saturn 5 moon rocket. Almost sure that they did the module as a separate kit, but correct me if I am wrong. Now that you mention it I can remember the Monogram lander kit being issued. Did Revell issue a Saturn 5 in a bigger scale than the Airfix one? I have a feeling that Heller did the landing module as a small junior kit, but not really sure of this. The cartoon that unclescott58 placed on last post made me smile. Reallyfunny! Thanks for sharing. On a general note, about flat earthers, I cannot believe that in this day and age that some people still have this medieval belief!
  5. First Car in Space: a Tesla Roadster

    JohnU. The Apollo mission rocket and lunar landing modules were kitted many years ,ago. Airfix and Revell come to mind and I think that there may be some others. Maybe a quick look on EBay might turn some names up for you. Peteski..........Photoshop?
  6. First Car in Space: a Tesla Roadster

    Dan. Was the conspiracy movie you were thinking of Capricorn One?
  7. What would YOU like to see as a model

    Regarding REVELL' s operation in the UK. They have a big stand at IPMS Scalemodelworld Show at Telford every year and actively solicit suggestions for new kits from the many visitors to the show. AIRFIX...... Same!
  8. There is a company named Motobitz making resin conversion parts to make the Italeri Ford Transit Van into a pickup or small tipper. They also supply alternative decals for the Heller Citroen Fougon H Van kits.
  9. Model Cars Magazine Renewals

    Perhaps the ultimate answer to the subscriber and retail outlet dilemma would be now to get an established publishing company on board with the infrastructure to deal with every day printing, administration, accountancy and distribution issues. As I see it, this would allow the editor to concentrate on just the magazine content and not having to deal with all the other dross that goes with getting it to market.
  10. What would YOU like to see as a model

    Christian (alias Junkman) Thanks for your responses to my E Type posts. I too have read about Hobbicraft. In reality I would think that Revell will carry on business as normal until this is sorted, and probably still carry on after under self or new ownership.
  11. chrome silver

    Re the post from Anglia 105, the £5.75 price is the marker price. The refills cost a lot more as they can be used a number of times to fill any of the series of chrome markers. If airbrushing is intended, it is necessary to buy the refills for this usage.
  12. What would YOU like to see as a model

    Junkman.......The Heller E Type.that you recommend I buy!......Been there......Done that .....Got the T shirt. Another old kit from way back in the 80's that could have been better. Still stand by my wish that Revell should re tool the E type in Germany this time and in 1/24th not 1/25th like the old offering. It is such an iconic car that with Revell in Germany could do a really good job of it now and bring it up to their current car kit standards. It surprises me that Tamiya have never done this subject.....but it would be very pricey, just like the Gunze and Haxsegawa kits. A re tooled Revell Germany offering would be a lot more affordable. SMTS made a white metal EType, fully detaled kit in 1/24th of which I have one. That will be a bit of a challenge if I build it.
  13. What do you drive?

    A boring MPV!
  14. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    Allen, the reason that Revell gets criticism every now and again must be because of the regular re pops of kits from tired old moulds that were made a long time ago in a galaxy far far away (Whoops! Wrong crowd!). But to be fair their new stuff is really good. Particularly their auto kits from Germany that I think are on a par with Tamiya (and a lot less expensive). The hobby industry in all its forms regardless is a fickle business to be in. Hobbico will not be the first or the last to go into bankruptcy. Unfortunately there is no sentiment in business.
  15. Hobbico - BANKRUPT!

    Reading the posts, were Hobbico actually full owners of Revell Monogram, or just signed up as their sole distribution agents in the USA? I ask this as Revell GMBH is a separately registered company with its own European distribution network it would appear.