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  1. Got the ransom note through the post today, 20% + £12 fees. being delivered Friday.
  2. I have recently used plaza japan. Just be aware that you will need to pay parcelforce when they get into the country, 20% vat of the value plus £12 fees. i ordered a bulk load so it worked out cheaper than shopping uk, plus they have a wide variety.
  3. Well, i opened up the box and tipped out the contents. Yes @JeroenS there are a lot!!!!
  4. I haven't opened the box yet but reckon there is one heck of a lot of match sticks in there
  5. Morning all, For this GB I will be doing something completely new to me and something I don't see much of in both material and subject. A picture paints a thousand words so..... I hope you enjoy this build, goodness knows if I will get it done in time but all I can do is try. Coops
  6. Please count me in on this one. I will be doing something OOTB but far from plastic. a Hobby's MatchStick NarrowBoat
  7. Nice purchase. My recent plazajapan order is being held hostage by parcelforce until I pay Import charges. whole order was £195 so when I receive their ransom fee letter I will let you know my damage. great find though and I look forward to seeing it being built
  8. Superb, over 20,000 solo laps of the Ring. A sad loss.
  9. Excellent result, paint work is awesome
  10. A nice little build. Came together well. Plenty of micro sol did the job for me, and I also had dramas with the decals. Tamiya orange was a pretty close match and I used that to touch up the areas I had problems. i normally leave the wipers etc till the end so good to know I need to test fit it before mating shell to chassis.
  11. progressing nicely, looks like the matt has taken the shine off the tyres a treat in that last pic. still got some more decals to go as well huh, that front one is a bit of a pig. much better images with the clean lens. coops
  12. Right fellow BMers. On the back of the last wheel deflating me, I put this build aside, but am now back looking at it. as @s.e.charles stated, it turned out to be an individual wire spokes job in then end. Here is the result of 3 hours, nipping out pairs of spokes, drilling and individually replacing them. The advantage of this is that the y now have nipples. They still need some gentle scaling down but I feel the finished result will be worth it. 1 wheel down, 3 to go............ Side by side with V1.... Thanks for looking in if your still following this slow progress. Coops
  13. Was looking at the Takom MAZ & KZKT combo, then ended up straying onto the plaza Japan page, that's where it all went wrong. Now winging its way round the world to me is: Aoshimas 1/24 Daihatsu Copen L880K - A different kit I've not seen built in a long time Aoshimas AE86 TRD 1/24 - Wanted to build an AE86 for a while and plumped for the TRD version Aoshimas R30 Skyline 1/24 - The kit should have some nice details I hope. Tamiya Porsche 935 in 1/12 - Also with the photo etch Couldn't get all of them cheaper by sourcing in the UK so Japan it is.
  14. @johnlambert I am currently working on (have been on and off for some time) on this very kit myself. Its nearing completion and will likely get a detailed RFI post showing the parts before assembly as detail will be lost.... any how I digress. I too found the wheels a total nightmare, I started trying to make straight lines go round corners and quickly realised a different approach was needed at this scale. I ended up purchasing a £7 circle cutter off Fleabay and then simply sprayed the whole wheel the silver and then circle masked the centres and sprayed the tyres. Still a WIP at the moment but here's a pic to show how that method is working out for me. Great stuff with the build and look forward to seeing it finished.
  15. Fine looking Porsche. I’d be extremely pleased to host it on my shelves. Having done some heavy on decal schemes I also echo Spiny, no envy on the job but an excellent result
  16. The TROJAN does not have a winch, nor the TITAN. Terrier also no winch. RE vehicles still in service with winches are the BR90 TBTs & ABLE. Also a few MAN SV winch wagons but they are not RE specific. not in kit form but now available is a scale TROJAN Reads Gifts - TROJAN
  17. Well, after a long hiatus, this has finally been seen through to completion. Here is the body after a recolouring. Will get some better images up in the RFI section when I get the camera out again next time. Thanks for all the people who stopped in to watch along the way. Coops
  18. Just read the entire build. Fantastic job. I hope you also have the time to complete the rest of the Quattro fleet
  19. Nicely done. I have this in the stash and if mine comes out this nice, I’ll be extremely happy.
  20. So, the skyline got finished. I opened the DBR9 up and did some detailing there. But then decals got me annoyed so boxed temporarily. This box got opened and I still didn’t like the colour, so in the IPA for a day then a quick scrub back to bare plastic. It’s now sat with the primer drying and a Tamiya can of paint ready to spray on soon. next update should be of the new colour. We will be going with TS-98 and likely black roof
  21. Cheers, the pipes are a little large but anything smaller started to look a bit lost in the gaps, (from the stock plastic I had about the place) The filler sank in a couple of places but overall I’m happy with it. So much filling sanding filling sanding fill..... you get the idea.
  22. Hi all, been a little quiet recently. This is the finished model for the last comp I entered. I sadly had to enter it unfinished due to a missed deadline, but here it is in its full finished state. The kit built well, and the over fender kit wasn't too much extra effort. The wheels are also not the OOB wheels and the whole thing has been lowered. Enjoy and thanks for looking, Coops
  23. Just seen this, I recently bought this kit and can say I am looking forward to the time when it graces music work bench, plenty of scope to add details too by the look of it. They’re releasing the Calsonic version in 1/12 too soon.
  24. Was only going to strip it in order to respray another colour instead. I’ll see If I can accept it when I next open the box to finish it off. On hold currently with another competition build taking precedence. then this is back on the table, followed by finishing a DBR9
  25. @Bandsaw Steve thanks for the update. Consider the need satisfied. .... for now I look forward to more when ever it may be
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