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  1. Fiat 500 will likely be the old one. The Renault 5 Alpine will be the ex esci rally car. Same for the mk2 Escort. And they are also releasing the ex Nitto Lancia Stratos Safari. Ashley
  2. I've built the KPGC10 kit, rfi on here somewhere. And it's a stunning kit. I also have both those Tamiya BNR32 kits part started so will watch along. Again I plan on doing what you seem to be doing and going for the hot skyline of each Gen. Or maybe you're just sticking to the GT-R's? My plan is a kit of each of these: S54B KPGC10 KPGC110 KHGC210 KHR30 & KDR30 KHR31 BNR32 BCNR33 BNR34 DBA-R35 Ashley
  3. Was your senior moment when you was placing the Ford decal on the bonnet by any chance? Ashley
  4. Thanks for showing us all how to build this kit properly Nick. Looking forward to the rfi when it comes along. Ashley
  5. At least I got the names right haha Ashley
  6. Going by the text at the bottom of the picture. I don't know the language so can't actually read it but it looks like the top tyres are Michelin (Michelinit) and the ones below are Dunlop (Dunloplila) Ashley
  7. I think I read in one of the Graham Robson books that the arches weren't a standardised add on part, being hand made for each car that needed them. So the arches could well be different from the ones Belkits moulded. Ashley
  8. There were a few 6r4's in the hanger in the morning, didn't see any on the stage though. And one was on the back of a trailer later in the day. A lot of cars didn't make it back out for the second running. The Sunny GT guys sheered their wheel studs on the first run. One escort was having it's rear axle taken out and the Sapphire Cosworth a friend of my friend was using needed new brakes after the first run. It was carnage lol. Ashley
  9. Also on the way back from Race Retro yesterday I saw a car that whilst my friend told me the make, I've only just found out the model. It was a Gilbern Invader Estate in red on an old K reg. I see where the Reliant Scimitar got it's looks now lol. Ashley
  10. I was at Race Retro yesterday too. Very nice selection. And very impressed with the F2 kit cars out on the stage, first time seeing an Escort RS2000 Maxi too. And got to see Ari Vatanen hooning an Ex McRae Subaru Legacy. If you're there today and see the damage, you know why Sadly Marku Alen wasn't able to make yesterday
  11. The problem with that is, is that that's a classic Marlboro livery. Even Rally cars carried it and you'd either be banned by the FIA for subliminal advertising, or sued by Marlboro or both. Plus doesn't Marlboro still 'donate' money to the Ferrari team? Ashley
  12. Mclaren use Honda engines. The Honda Yuasa BTCC team are Sponsored by Halfords. The Mclaren has the same colour scheme. Are Halfords sponsoring the team? Or just a coincidence? Ashley
  13. Austin Maxi F2? Kit Car? I think only the French teams called their F2 Kit cars Maxi's. Although I think the Escort RS2000 Kit Car might have been called the Maxi too lol. Ashley Austin Maxi F2? Kit Car? I think only the French teams called their F2 Kit cars Maxi's. Although I think the Escort RS2000 Kit Car might have been called the Maxi too lol. Ashley
  14. The rear lights looks better in the recent pic. It must have been the image itself making them look toy like. Ashley
  15. @keefr22 If I mix enough to fully cover the body I can have it back to bare plastic within a couple hours though I usually leave it a day and just rise under cold water whilst scrubbing with a toothbrush. Leave to dry, and sand with 400 grit to remove any remaining chemical residue. And I agree the plastic after a brake fluid bath does give a good key to the surface, I don't even use primer if I've had to strip a body back lol. And @mbdesignart you can drink if you like, I would recommend having 999 on speed dial first though Ashley
  16. I live around the corner from Abbey lane and I've never seen an Austin Maxi. I must investigate lol. Ashley
  17. I posted this in the other thread before I realised it was duplicated and that this one actually has replies, so in case that one gets deleted I'll repeat myself lol. This looks like a stunningly detailed kit. But everytime I look at those rear lights I just can't help thinking, it looks like a little matchbox toy. At this scale they should look life like and real. Ashley
  18. Brake fluid on its own takes too long and there's some people that say it damages the plastic, making it brittle. If you mix in IPA 50/50 then it strips the paint faster, reducing any risk to the plastic. I've found that IPA is good at softening the paint, so the brake fluid can remove it quicker. I still haven't got round to testing the Belkits Chrome in the stuff lol Ashley
  19. I'd just go for a light weathering around the bottom just to add a sense of use, rather than the I've just completed a wet, muddy stage and hide all your hard work with the details style lol Ashley
  20. OK so this chrome plating isn't the usual modelling stuff, but actual chrome with a copper base. Anyone tried paint stripper? I'll give my custom IPA/brake fluid mix a go and get back to you lol. Ashley
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