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  1. 1 hour ago, stitchdup said:

    the humbrol enamels are good, especially the old tins but they are getting harder to find. the acrylics seem to have sand added at some point during manyfacuring cos none of them are any good. i bought a joblot of 80 pots and none were any use except adding texture. strangely the acrylics they make for their warhammer stuff are really good paints

    The paint that came with the kit are acrylics. 

  2. On 9/8/2022 at 9:35 AM, drksd4848 said:

    Wow, this really was an annual:


    Those reissues really kill the resale value of the originals. 

    BTW how about they reissue this one: (However, even I know the odds are pretty slim so I wouldn’t bang the door down for it)


    I had the original release!


    I’m pretty sure that was a Johan release. Who has the rights to that tooling?

    Your right. The Oldsmobile F-85 was released by JoHan. 

  3. On 9/8/2022 at 3:12 PM, Richard Bartrop said:

    I think that was just the Buick, though the Tempest did have half-a-V8 slant four

    The aluminum V8 was developed by Buick. The the aluminum engine was also used in in the F-85. But, using Oldsmobile designed heads. Besides the standard half of a V8/4, the aluminum V8 was also a rarely seen as option in the Tempest in ‘61 and ‘62. The version, when seen in the Tempest, used the Buick heads. The aluminum V8 was standard on Buick Special/Skylark and F-85/Cutlass for 1961. The Buick V6 was added to the Buick compact for ‘62. And in ‘63 Pontiac replaced the aluminum V8 option with their own cast iron 326 V8 for ‘63. Buick and Olds dropped the aluminum V8s, going to cast iron V8s, when their compacts were redesigned into intermediate size cars for ‘64. The tooling for the aluminum V8 was then sold to Rover in England, and was offered in various British vehicles until the early 1990s.

  4. 5 hours ago, stitchdup said:

    The mercedes arrived yesterday, not really got a plan now as its not going to work for my hauler idea but its unusual enough that I'll do something with it. Maybe slammed on big white walls and lose some of the chrome. The 3d ford consul capri body just arrived. Its going to be a singer style build on an italeri escort chassis. Not sure if I'll open the hood or not yet. I'll be taking it to work tonight as my other builds aren't an a position to be carried around. Some of the body lines on the capri seem a little soft to me so the first job will be to do something with them and extend the chassis 5mmDSC07825.thumb.JPG.5aeee9a485af138e633a9b07a4da63da.JPGDSC07826.thumb.JPG.40dbe964c984e15de698169adbeec049.JPG


    I like the Capri. Very cool. 

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  5. It dawned on me, after I posted this request, that maybe Round 2 themselves may still have the part. So I through their replacement parts form online, I put in the request. And guess what? I got the new, un-warped, replacement part in today’s mail. 

    I do want to thank Lei above. A few days after I put in the parts request with Round 2, he PMed me, offering to make one for me! I really appreciated his offer. I always amazed by people like Lei and others here, who offer to help with things like that. 

    Thank you Round 2. And again, thank you Lei. 



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  6. Every Monday night I get together with friends for dinner. One of the guys there found a model at Half Prices Books he thought I might be interested in. A Tamiya Ferrari Testarossa from 1986. New, still sealed in the box. For only $15. He thought I might want it, between the subject  matter and the price. Plus he knew from conversations we’ve had in the past, that I think very highly of Tamiya’s stuff. In fact he joked, that he wanted to see me build the kit by just shaking the box. I told him I couldn’t do it, because I had no Tamiya paint with me, that I needed to throw in the box at the same time. Anyhow, I had no problem giving him the $15 for the kit. A very nice looking model. I’m looking forward to building it someday. 




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