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rs2man

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  1. Hi David When were you at Bradford Grammar ? I was there from 72-79 . Wonder if our paths ever crossed John Green Nantwich , Cheshire
  2. Watched the latest Wheeler Dealers the other night , featuring a 73 Camaro & , as a result of that , I have an AMT 70 1/2 version - nearest I could find to the 73 - winging its way from Creative Models , accompanied by the 1/43 Heller Mini .
  3. Thanks for that Simon . I knew there was an article somewhere in Wings of Fame , so you've saved me the bother of having to get them all out to find the right one .
  4. I received in the post yesterday the Heller 1/8 Kawasaki Z1000GG Godier Genoud . Besides the obvious fact that it's a Kawasaki Z1000 modified by a French tuning company , I know nothing about the bike at all , but I've thought it looked great ever since Heller re-issued it & , since it was on Creative Models weekly special offers at just £32.49 , decided to take the plunge . Having received it , however , I have a few words of warning for any other prospective purchasers . First off , some of the sprues aren't bagged & are rattling round loose in the hugely over-sized box , so make sure to check everything's there & undamaged - in mine , the windscreen is badly scuffed and a bit mangled where it's snapped off the sprue . The other issue is the colour scheme - it consists of white & 2 shades of green , all separated by black pinstriping . None of this features on the decal sheet , not even the pinstripes . The only guide you have is very fine raised lines on the parts showing where the colour demarcations are , so getting it all to look right is going to be a major undertaking . That said , done right it should look absolutely stunning .
  5. Pete , you're very welcome . That looks loads better . Thanks for the wire wheels Cheers John
  6. I'm part way through building one at the moment & the issues shown on the Czech website with the cockpit being too short for the ribs it's supposed to fit against & the rear bulkhead holding the fuselage halves apart is because you're supposed to put the rear bulkhead behind the cockpit floor , not on top . If you do that it all seems to fit fine . John Green Nantwich , Cheshire
  7. When I was in Hobbycraft yesterday I bought a Tamiya Austin Cooper S . Even now , over 30 years since the original Morris version came out , it's still a really nice kit - in my opinion , probably one of the best Tamiya have ever produced .
  8. TANMODEL

    Have a look at this link to Hobby Search in Japan http://www.1999.co.jp/eng/search?typ1_c=102&cat=&state=&sold=0&sortid=0&searchkey=1%2f72+platz+t-33 One of them says "with engine" & is more expensive , so I assume all the rest don't . Incidentally , the Tan Model kit is listed as available to pre-order at 4930 Yen .
  9. Thanks for the great deal at Telford show ;)

    regards

    Mark

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      rs2man

      You're welcome mate .  Nice to meet you & put a face to the name .

       

      Cheers

      John

  10. TANMODEL

    Just checked on Hannants website & it's listed at £31.95 , which seems extremely expensive , nice kit though it is . I think I'll continue to order the Platz kit from Japan when I need one .
  11. Like many others , I bought an Italeri Transit last week . I've also ordered the 1/9 Manx Norton for collection at Telford .
  12. It shouldn't matter whether you build merchant ships or not - a superb model is a superb model regardless of the subject matter . I myself don't build merchant ships , but it doesn't stop me admiring yours when you post them .
  13. I think you need a new model club . There's obviously something wrong with the members at your current one if they can ignore such a masterpiece
  14. Hannants have already had it & sold out once . Presumably now waiting for another delivery .
  15. Ah well , heart ruled head & I've subscribed