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  1. I've got one of these in progress also previously built one a few years ago. The chassis will go in with the body shell in one piece, fear not. Mine will be black with white stripes to compliment my Boss 302 model which is white with black accents. All the best, Steve.
  2. I would suggest either a Tamiya or Revell Mini Cooper for the Sprite engine. If the kit has a 'dummy engine' panel with sump and bottom of gearbox, you could combine that with the A series from the Mini. Problem is, the price of the Mini Cooper kits All the best, Steve.
  3. What a stunning model. I think there are only a few people for whom any inaccuracies would spoil the viewing enjoyment? The photo with the sun in the background could easily be mistaken for the real thing. Superb !! Atb, Steve.
  4. All of the ones Keith said. MkII Mini or MkIII, Ford Capri, Triumph 2500PI, Jaguar XJC, MGB GT (with Sebring option) Oh, and of course, a Triumph GT6 MkIII Atb, Steve. P.S. I thought of about 30 more but they would be no-hopers.
  5. Superb result. Enjoyed watching this come together and she does look lovely, well done. Atb, Steve.
  6. Nice Phantom. Looks great zipping over the water, makes a change to see one in the air. Also solves the problem of the kit wheels being wrong for the Brit Phantom Atb, Steve.
  7. Lovely photos, thanks for sharing. I loved the flying wing display as he came down in a series of loops, very effective with the smoke on! A well organised event and it just goes to show what can be done in these strange times. Atb, Steve.
  8. Looking great ! Totally agree with your comment about the engine size. The Spitfire equivalent to a V12 E type Jaguar perhaps Atb, Steve.
  9. Not sure if it's true but I have heard that many of the historic range will never be re-released as the OE manufacturers want too much money to licence the kits. It's simply not worthwhile for Tamiya to produce them. At, Steve.
  10. The kit body was put in the SpotModel bag by me. As you thought, just for protection. Glad to see it reached you in good condition, looking forward to following the build. Regards, Steve. (stabkaz on eBay)
  11. I recently completed one of these kits. It builds ok, typical short run, the instructions should only be used for assembly guidance as there are horrific errors with the colour and decal directions. Worth looking carefully at refs before painting and decalling. Wholeheartedly agree with the comments about the finish on the review build. Atb, Steve.
  12. Making great progress there Renek. It's a lovely car and, as you say, there is plenty of scope for modelling fun in the box I built one earlier this year and really enjoyed it. Like Jorgen, I chose to purchase the wired wheels from Fernando Pinto, not cheap but they do make a huge difference to the finished model. It is also a huge time saver. I laced the spokes on my Italeri FIAT 806 and it took me 3 weeks of modelling time. I would urge you not to use the screws to attach the bodywork to the chassis. This is done after paint in most modellers plans and the way the chassis ha
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