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  1. 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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  2. 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.

  3. 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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  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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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  7. 1 hour ago, Dunderklumpen said:

    Last week, a plane museum near me had a clearance sale from an old model shop. Over three days they sold many, many models, both newer ones and older ones. The prices were insane! They were almost giving them away. I went two times: first when they opened up on day one, and I had to stand in queue even though I was a few minutes early 😀 This pic is from that day. For all these models I paid around 62 euros. Crazy!


    I went again on day three because I read on Facebook that there had been a restock. Again, crazy prices with 25% off everything since it was the last day. I bought even more kits for about 60 euros. I didn’t think to take a picture of that pile, but I’ll do it later today. I’m a happy modeller! In total I got 18 kits for 122 euros. 



    I hope it was not close to where I live and I didn't know about it. Hard to find a better deal.

  8. 31 minutes ago, Andy J said:

    Tbh I couldn't care less Jeroen 🙂. I shall continue to grow my flock as and when I find a kit that I like. The days of research and sensible buying are over...now the flood gates are well and truly open 😀👍

    So Mrs J has finally given up? The only thing that can stop you now is when you run out of storage space? 🙂

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