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  1. I mean the 60s DBS and a mainstream DB11 that doesn't cost a small fortune! Andy.
  2. Hmm just off the top off my head, modern british cars that would have world appeal all in 1/24 Rolls Royce Phantom, Bentley Continental, Range Rover, New Defender, Discovery 1/3/4 (probably not 5), Aston Martin DB11, Any current Jaguar, but also S1 XJ6/C, XJ40/X300, Aerial Atom, Maybe some off the McLarens, I know revell do one that's good. Jensen Interceptor. I believe they would have popular world appeal, just as the real ones do. And a list for my personal wants that wont happen. Rover SD1-P6-P5-P4
  3. The real ones aren't. I'm doing all the metalwork on the 29 Mussolini 6C farina bodied one, finding propper detailed information on it is a nightmare, everyone has the wrong drawings argh!!! The chassis has had MAJOR work done on it due to years of mods and to get the exact specs has been tiresome to say the least and the body was a one off and we will have to work from pictures to get it right...ish. I wish I could post some pics to give inspiration for you but I can't, it's being filmed for Netflix After that Citroen, I'm so glad you have decided to build another big kit, you ar
  4. Stunning work here, having done loads of fabrication work on 2 Peking to Paris citroens, I can say that this kit really captures nearly everything on the real car, quite remarkable for Heller with the tooling limits of the day. Airfix Bentley is another vintage kit that captures (though not quite as refined) the real car well. It's a shame both companies haven't done more, like Airfix with a 1/12 phantom or Heller with a 1/8 Citroen SM... or even Airfix with a modern 1/12 2021 Bentley Continental to go with it. It's always a great pleasure watching your builds, I've been hooked si
  5. I think (though not positive) that one set of spark plugs are for starting, and one set for running, I think the Merlin set up was similar Absolutely stunning, I've had the privilege of clambering over a real ghost twice, and frequently deal with a custom P11, absolutely breathtaking the amount of effort and engineering that went into these vintage erollers. Andy
  6. Awwwww yeah, that looks stunning, I have this kit and am reluctant to build it as I don't think I'll do it justice ☹ if it came out half as good as this I'd be happy! That BVS one is bloody massive, and excellently finished, best bit of the film. Andy.
  7. I'm really looking forward to this, I've heard nothing but good things about it... it even has an engine yes? These slightly later car kits are actually brilliant, it's a shame they mainly push out the older worse kits, DB5 and E-type, if they sell well enough to pretty much constantly have them in the catalogue, why not update them? I think I will buy several of these (and a couple beach buggys),if it stays at £11.99 that's the right price to be. I have noticed Hobbycraft sells Airfix kits at a ripoff price, my local one is thinning out there stock. I'm not surprised
  8. I'm surprised no one mentioned this? https://www.airfix.com/uk-en/shop/new-for-2021/jaguar-420.html Very excited, this is a much fabled kit that I never thought I'd get, I will buy many! Also they are re-releasing the beach buggy... now for 2022 we need a 2020 Jaguar XJ and F-type and an aston DB11. Andy
  9. The more in progress shots the better I say! Looking fantastic indeed. Andy
  10. Hello Lars, Welcome to the forum, what an entrance! That is a thing of absolute beauty! It looks like a real car, breathtaking attention to detail, especially the 1/8 kit box on the back seat, would that be 1/64 scale? I look forward to seeing more builds from you. Andy
  11. My dad said he had a 7 year old Vauxhall Viva as his first car, he bought it from a scrap yard because it was so rusty and the engine had to be rebuilt etc, a seven year old car now would be considered practically brand new. Metal coating tech has moved on a bit I guess, also why was it not obvious to enclose the front wheel arch area to the car designers of old, all the mud n crud just got stuck on the headlights and 'A' post this Marina seems to have survived somewhat, still needs a bit of TLC, but it is 43 years old now so can be forgiven.
  12. I will say that that part is a bit of a myth, it's no better or worse than any equivalent Ford/Vauxhall/citroen of the time, less tinny. It is better built than every italian exotic of the period... probably better built than 1970s astons in fact, as somebody who has first hand experience of said vehicles! But yes, it's not up to modern levels of fit and finish obviously
  13. This looks fantastic, wet dreams are made of things like this! I have been reading through all of your posts and am very impressed as somebody who is also trying to learn fusion, this isn't easy! Makes you respect kit designers a bit more yeah? Andy.
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