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  1. 8 hours ago, Paul H said:

    Based on the sprue pics, the engine appears to be only enough to be visible through the grille, as the bonnet doesn't open.  As a result, whilst it is a bit bare, the effect on the built model should be rather good.


    Unfortunately it looks that way. I am sure it will be a great kit but building and detailing the engine/engine bay is what I like best. But since it is a Mini I will most likely get one anyway,

  2. 10 hours ago, Six97s said:


    Yeah, as discussed in another thread, that's pretty much what it is.    Plenty of scope for detailing though...

    I think this is the case for many of the old big scale kits from Revell/Monogram. I have a few in 1/12 that are the same not exactly Tamiya level. I knew this before buying them though. As you say it is up to us to add the detailing. But if you are not aware of this I can understand if you get disappointed when you open the box.

  3. 33 minutes ago, desert falcon said:

    Some years back the 996 generation of the 911 wasn’t exactly the most loved one in the Porsche community, but I think they are finding more interest now where any other 911 model have become financially out of reach for most “normal” people. I’m glad you like it too. 


    Make sure to do a build thread please, it’s always good to follow another 911 build! 

    I can imagine it is not the most desirable 911. I like the rather simple design and that it is not extreme in any way.


    The latest 911 generation looks really good too, saw one for the first time IRL the other day. Wish it was available as a model kit.

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  4. I just found out about this. Has it only been stopped from being sold no recommendation to throw out any tin you already own? I don't have many Humbrol tins but about 100 Revell ones where all but 6 mention this BUTANONE OXIME/Methyl Ethyl Ketoxime. Kind of sad to throw it all away but I have been thinking about moving away from enamels for some time perhaps now is the time.

  5. 8 hours ago, johnlambert said:

    Separate shelves for 1:24 and 1:25.  For years I wouldn't even buy 1:25 scale because I felt committed to 1:24, lol.

    Same here. But eventually I had to give in because I really wanted some american cars that were only available in 1:25. I try to stay away from 1:24 when it comes to american cars from say pre '80s. For everything else I prefer 1:24.

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  6. 2 hours ago, johnlambert said:

    It's probably because I don't like mixing scales on the same shelf in my cabinets; a shelf of 1:43, one of 1:32 and one of 1:24 is fine but all three on the same shelf makes me uneasy.

    What about 1:25 cars? Do you put them next to the 1:24 or on a separate shelf? I have them mixed and it looks a bit strange.

  7. 4 hours ago, RaulNanu said:

    Thank you!

    Festina lente! Good stuff take time :)

    I've checked your current build as well, good luck with that! Are Revell kits any good? Never done one so far, but thinking to try soon.

    I would say Revell kits are generally pretty good not Tamiya level though. But the kit I am building was unfortunately not molded correctly as you could see in my build thread and the chassis was twisted. But I have never had such problems with a Revell kit before.

  8. 19 hours ago, keefr22 said:

    It was a great price, any Tamiya Mini kit is generally fetching at least twice that in the UK, and the Austin generally more as it seems to be the rarest!


    18 hours ago, johnlambert said:

    Wow, that's a bargain.


    18 hours ago, malpaso said:

    That’s a bargain price for any Tamiya mini and as others say, this seems to be the hardest to find.  


    I tried not to buy another kit but at that price I had to get it. Not often I find a good deal on ebay anymore (in this case the Swedish version).

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