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About PatW

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    Buckingham UK
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    Motor Racing. Silverstone Race & Airfield marshal for nearly 30 years.
    Modelmaking-Cars, Bikes,Trucks. All Civilian.

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  1. Revell Porsche 914

    Yes Keith another one, this time based on Audi mechanicals. Like the 928 with an unknown V8 under the bonnet!
  2. Revell Porsche 914

    Thanks Vince1159. Yes I saw that programme too and was suitably impressed, although I was always a supporter of the car since I saw it on the road/track and rally stage in the day!
  3. Revell Porsche 914

    Thanks Keith, just build it! Yes having seen them on the road in the day, and both racing and rallying, they were only restricted by their engine size at 2 litres max! Being mid-engined they handled better than the 911, but were first marketed as the VW-Porsche 914 because most if not all of the mechanicals were Beetle derived not Porsche!
  4. Revell Porsche 914

    Thanks malpaso, but when whilst searching you come across these two whose surprised! and This is this kit being built on youtube!
  5. Bought from ebay UK as an 'already started' in a fancy box! A shade worn! plus other trashed parts of another 914 with the ordinary windscreen,and roof which I'll try and piece together. This one needed quite a bit of refurb, funny brushed paint of different colours,two piece tyres with hard glue residue but still in pieces. Any way this is the result, decals from the spares box and homemade rollbar set up made from sprue and shaped with a tea light candle. I'll park this outside my Backstreet Garage and put it on the Diorama threads.
  6. Aoshima - are they rare?

    I buy their car kits on a regular basis, from various UK online shops, very popular.
  7. No Jim we use old teabags!
  8. What sun! We have about a weeks worth of sun over two and a half months!
  9. Yes we get the whole Bathurst race and I watch it! Yes we 'change the clocks' soon too! So many complaints from parents having their children walking home from school in the dark, plus street light emission saving. No common sense these civil servants who it doesn't effect.
  10. Good Morning Jim, it's 7.41am Thursday here in the UK. Looking at the time of your message it's about the same time 7 hours ago. How odd not televising the local World rally in your area/country. Sponsors are always complaining about the lack of local televised sport across the world. We watch Supercars racing in Oz and other parts of the world on the SKY Satellite channels and notice their change of car/team sponsors depending on where they are racing each round.
  11. Thanks again Jim, yes the World WRC round starts there soon, should be great. I look forward to seeing it on the telly!
  12. This is the Belkits version of this WRC rallycar. A very detailed kit with PE parts and Skoda factory decals. One problem was the top of the rollcage being twisted, so fit the sides onto the interior tub, and cut the cage behind the first top crossmember allowing the rear half to be sanded to fit, OK done. The rest is straightforward. I have various clearcoats from three makers, dull/clear and a new one, pearl clear, so I tried it on this build after laying up most of the bodyshell decals. These were Sebastien Ogier's first drive with the VW Group, supporting 'Wings for Life'. The clearcoat with sparkle.............. There are in the kit bumper mounted night lamps, but they cover decals so I left them off.
  13. Thanks Bill.B I'm just posting my Skoda build on here, so see for yourself. Yes Belkits are up to Tamiya/Fujimi standards, with PE parts and high quality, no flash mouldings. I'm next to build their VW Polo WRC kit.