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  1. Nice fix of the dashboard. Although I live in a LHD country I would prefer RHD on an E-Type. But I will be too lazy to fix it once I get the kit. I wonder why they made the seats almost level to the floor. Guess you won't see it once the kit is assembled but if they made an OTS version later then it would't look very good.
  2. Some of those cars remind me of the Tyco slot cars me and my brother used to play with as kids. Of course we played too violently so most of them were destroyed. Recently when I visited my parents' house I found the track in the attic and managed to salvage parts from the car graveyard to make two cars work again so I could relive some old memories. It was surprisingly fun. And I am happy I am more into fixing thing than destroying things these days...
  3. Same in Swedish. Gift also means to be married. Perhaps marriage is like poison?
  4. In general I think Tamiya reissue way too few kits. Year after year it is the same kits that are available and maybe 1 or 2 new kits each year. Time to reissue the entire historic car series. Also I want the Aston Martin DBS I waited too long last time and missed out.
  5. There is a german store on ebay that have been selling brand new 1/8 E-Type kits of the last reissue (2014) for years. I don't think this new reissue will be much cheaper if any at all. I bought one from them back in 2014. As for the Corrado I totally agree, they usually go for crazy money. Anyone know why? What is special about it?
  6. A 5 year old expert on a 16+ set that is impressive.
  7. Excellent build. I cannot say I enjoyed building this kit but I wanted to build it for my father who likes classic British motorcycles (BSA mainly). If you resist the temptation to throw the bike into the wall during the build and actually finish it it turns into a great looking model indeed.
  8. Finally got these. They look good for their age.
  9. Hehe that has never happened to me... It is the right thing to do though it's looking really good.
  10. I wish I had taken a photo of it before I corrected it it was extreme. I think I will buy another kit eventually it is so cheap I am curious to see if I have better luck next time.
  11. Excellent build very nice color. It is tempting to buy those wheels they look excellent. But import fees will cost more than the wheels. Hopefully I can find an EU alternative.
  12. I wanted to build something simple so I thought I'd give this a go. First time I build a kit in this scale and I have to say it is a nice little kit but as with all other kits I have built there are some problems. Unfortunately my kit had a warped body and chassis/floor, don't know if this is a common problem or if I was just unlucky. First thing I did was assemble the 3 parts that make up the body. I wanted to see if this would sort out the warped main part of the body but it did not. I put the body in a 85C bath a couple of times and eventually I managed to get an acceptable result. Another problem I had was a gap between the body and bottom of the windshield which I fixed by gluing a plastic rod along the lower window frame. Now I just need to fix the radius in the corners as can be seen below. Some more bits ready for paint. I am surprised they bothered with an engine since it won't be visible. There was a sink mark in the middle of the steering wheel that was fixed with some putty. Finally I test fitted some pieces. I needed to do some sanding and cutting to make the interior fit properly inside the body. Next update I hope to have painted everything shown above. I have not quite decided on the body colors yet but I found the photo below (I am not sure if it is the same Austin Mini Special as this kit) and I like the yellow/brown color combo. I might go with blue/black.
  13. Yeah it is quite nice I think but the body in my kit was warped. A 85C bath or two fixed it. Also the windshield is a bit too small there is a gap at the bottom. Nothing that cannot be fixed though. I might get another one when I am done.
  14. I recently started to work on the 1/43 Austin Mini by Heller. First time I build something at this scale and it is not as fiddly as I thought it would be (yet at least). I bought a couple more 1/43 kits.
  15. At least the wipers and windshield are not one piece that is even worse imo.
  16. I bought the GT version that kit is great too. Will be interesting to follow this build and pick up some tips before I start my build some day.
  17. Last week I built the Vespa Lego released this year. Sometimes it feels good to build something that doesn't require glue and paint. I will follow this build for sure.
  18. It is not as noticeable as I thought. I guess it also depends on the color you choose. I have a white 1/25 model where it is very noticeable.
  19. Easy to forget the scale when looking at that dash. Cannot wait to get my hands on this kit but it seems hard to come by outside the UK. Do you think it would be more trouble than it is worth to glue the body halves together before painting in order to get rid of the seam under the door that isn't there on the real car? Might be difficult to mask off the interior etc. I am thinking about trying it when I get the kit but I am not sure.
  20. You can have a look at the instructions here: https://www.scalemates.com/kits/italeri-611-ferrari-testarossa--320275
  21. Put a low bid in not expecting to win it but I did.
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