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  1. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic 1936 Mercedes-Benz 540 K Cabriolet B - The Old Italeri Kit After Some Improvements * * * Plus Tutorial: Better Treads for Styrene Tires (Part 1)   

    Beautiful work, the base model is good but you took it exactly where it belongs!
  2. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic Tamiya White Putty.. Dry Time?   

    I only use it for filling areas no deeper than a scratch and it dries amazingly fast. You've got either a chemical reaction to the surface applied to, or applied it too thick, or perhaps both. 
  3. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic Confused   

    For airbrushing you can use either one for your Tamiya acrylics. The lacquer thinner was developed later primarily to make their acrylics spray more like lacquers. It will also help gloss acrylics dry somewhat faster. If you ever decant Tamiya spray cans for use in the airbrush, use the lacquer thinner to thin it a bit more. 
  4. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic McLaren F1 LM   

    Nice job, I've built 4 of those rotten Fujimi short tail F1's including the LM...seriously flawed kits, but looks like I made the right choice building them since it seems Aoshima gave up after the odd longtail they did.
  5. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic Knock off kits..common?   

    That was Academy, who are owned by the same folks as Italeri, I believe. The kits aren't knockoffs, they're just marketed to the Korean market as generic to get around Ferrari licensing which is a monster pain in the backside for just about any company outside of Tamiya and Fujimi. Notice how Revell doesn't have a single Ferrari anymore?
  6. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic Knock off kits..common?   

    No tooling ended up in China, they're simply poor knockoff copies of a Tamiya original. They are lousy kits by comparison, and $10 isn't a deal, unless you like ragged mold lines, poorly printed stickers instead of metal transfers, etc. I've seen some of these kits up close, and having built and bought the Tamiya versions, I can tell a lousy copy from the original with ease. I can find Tamiya originals for about $15, no question of value by comparison. The closeup of the engine intake? Horrible quality! The Tamiya engines in these are magnificent, they are so well molded they practically hold themselves together w/just the pins & receivers, and surface quality is perfect. Not on that lousy copy!!
    There are a few Tamiya kits copied, but it's been many years ago and isn't even close to a common occurence.
  7. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic BMW 2002 Turbo   

    Ditto. I never look at mobile site, but tried it just now. Have no idea why some people referred to me by the name of the town I live in, since neither show on Safari on my phone. 
  8. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic BMW 2002 Turbo   

    I figured that must be the case; I never view this forum on my phone. 
  9. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic BMW 2002 Turbo   

    Bob Downie. It's in my signature under every post. You have signatures turned off?

  10. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic Round 2 September 2017 Product Spotlight   

    Yeah, it's about time to have this one back! 
  11. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic BMW 2002 Turbo   

    My name isn't Tucker, unless yours is Minneapolis 
  12. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2017   

    That used to bug me too. Not any more; I realize the RHD models I have built never "call attention" to their driving position. I also see many Japanese-market cars at our local car shows now that the 25 year rule is in effect, allowing importation of cars never seen here before. It's pretty cool. I have no problem w/the Civic being RHD, but if you study the actual dash design, it won't be that hard to convert...if the aftermarket doesn't accommodate. 
  13. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic BMW 2002 Turbo   

    If you read the first post, Jonathan referenced the 2002 tii version that is already out. I believe he's also shared photos of it under construction and finished. 
    2002 tii kit
  14. Zoom Zoom added a post in a topic All Japan Model & Hobby Show 2017   

    I got my preorder in this morning. Should be good "holiday building" if I get them both shipped after the Civic comes in.