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  • Full Name Roy McKay

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  1. roym added a post in a topic Anyone else here excited for America's 2016 Formula One team???   

    Hope they do well.
    F1 needs help right now.
    Been an F1 fan as long as I can remember, and it says something about the sport that the most interesting character- driver wise, for me anyway- is a Finnish Vodka enthusiast known as the Iceman, famous for his lack of emotion with the press (and not for the cubes of frozen water in his Beverage). Still think Alonso is the most gifted and intelligent driver in the field. Wish Hamilton would go back to whatever hood he thinks he came from.
    Racing needs to be racing, not processions. Amazing to think that in this modern era LeMans can produce a closer finish (14 odd seconds between different makes of cars) after 24 hours racing than F1 can after 24 minutes.
  2. roym added a post in a topic Hi guys, looking for a source of these wheels in 1/25   

    Hi Bill, if you find the other 2 I have cash waiting.
  3. roym added a post in a topic 1/24 Revell (ex ESCI) Ford Escort Mk2 Rally.   


    The real car;

    Hope you like.
  4. roym added a topic in Under Glass   

    1/24 Revell (ex ESCI) Ford Escort Mk2 Rally.
    So far the only kit of the Mk2, it's accuracy issues are well known. Lucky for me this was a commission build of a current rally car that shares features of the kit which cause problems if you are doing one of the original factory units. (i.e. the height of the rear arches). Mostly oob, I just sanded the front arches to better represent the 1:1 and converted it to RHD. I also modified the sit by having the rear axle mounted out of position compared to ESCI's intentions, looks better now. Also added mud flaps, Had a nightmare printing my own decals, not happy with them. Just gone off to the new owner, hope they like it.







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  5. roym added a post in a topic Hi guys, looking for a source of these wheels in 1/25   

    Thanks folks! I knew this forum would sort me out!
    Before I try to find that kit has anyone got them going spare? Only one on the infamous auction site.
    Regards and thanks again,
  6. roym added a topic in Wanted!   

    Hi guys, looking for a source of these wheels in 1/25
    Apologies if this is in the wrong forum, but they look drag to me.

    Or if someone has something suitable going spare/for sale/trade I have cash waiting! 
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  7. roym added a post in a topic Some more Round2 surprizes!   

    Am I missing something here? It looks like the Round 2 website hasn't been updated for a good while. As even the 79 Trans Am isn't on it I'm wondering what else is available that I'm missing out on...
  8. roym added a post in a topic Gimme 5 automotive subjects you'd like to see reissued by Round-2?   

    1; 71-76 Firebird Trans Am (especially the 75 & 76!)
    2; Warlock Dodge pickup.
    3; 71-73 Mustang road car
    4; (Ford of Europe) "Mercury" Capri II Ghia.
    5; Camaro T-top with slanted nose; or Bronco; or 76 Mustang; or any Kenworth/Peterbilt conventional.Or..........
  9. roym added a post in a topic Reissue of Warren Tope's '73 Trans-Am Mustang   

    Is this a drag car or can it be built as a road car?
  10. roym added a post in a topic Where are they now?   

    Some of those AMT trucks (if not all) in that year's Matchbox catalogue illustrated above were built by Ted Taylor, who worked with Matchbox at the time. He also wrote for UK based model magazines (Scale Models, and later Scale Aircraft Modelling, amongst others). Quite a talented modeller, just as famous for his 1/48 Phantoms as his 1/25 trucks. His website has some of the old photos, including GMC General, Autocar and Super Boss.
  11. roym added a post in a topic Writing text on plastic model windows.. What works?   

    Hmm, never thought of that.
    Was thinking more along the line of a fine permanent marker or gel pen. But one that writes white and works on shiny clear styrene. Dunno if such a thing exists.
  12. roym added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Writing text on plastic model windows.. What works?
    As in a handwritten sign, i.e. just married, for sale, etc.

    Looking to get the effect of white handwritten words on the windows, without the hassle of having to use white paint and a fine brush, with the associated risks of poor flowing paint and slips of the hand destroying the model...
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  13. roym added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Scale Mustang Kit questions
    Hi all,

    Several queries to ask so I figured I'd stick them all in the one post.

    As most of my US car kits have to come from online and abroad I don't have the luxury of asking for a peek in the box at the local model shop.

    Does anyone know is there any inbox reviews or photos even of the 1:16 AMT 64.5-65 Mustang kit? I built this back in the day as a Matchbox AMT issue (and I think I even still have the hulk somewhere). I know it's not the best kit of a Mustang but interested in it as a nostalgia build and the price seems ok. Just wondering what decals are included, and what spare parts are in there (might even be able to replace the missing bits on the original!)

    What kit is recommended for each of the following;
    71-73 Mustang, AMT or MPC tooling? I gather neither are great but I only want a shelf model. A curbside would even do!
    Second Gen 74-78 what AMT kits are able to build stock version (I see a "Firefighter" issue, but I don't want a Drag car).
    Third Gen 79-86 Fox body I see AMT and Revell kits. What's the preferred option? Accurate shape more important than detailed builds.
    Third Gen 87-93 Aero facelift? I see the Revell 90 LX is getting a bit of a hammering. Any others?
    Fourth Gen 94-04. Both Revell (99) and AMT (97) and Monogram (94) have this in their lines, recent issues even. Again, what do the wise folks on here recommend?

    As a guide, I've got the old AMT 66 Notchback, 68 GT500, 69 Mach 1(1/27th scale!) and modern tooled 67GT under my belt. They don't scare me!
    The Lindberg 63 concept does a bit though!
    I've also got most of the modern Revell 05- and 09- kits, which I love.

    Thanks in advance,
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