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  1. Seeing that makes me want a Black Sheep - such a shame it doesn't travel as I've yet to have a decent pint of it down here As for the pick-up, it's looking really good. The wheels in particular look spot on.
  2. "....and certainly looks the part when it's done." Can't argue with that statement. Not just a superb build and paint, but great photography too have given a very realistic set of pics which are difficult to distinguish from the real thing.
  3. Looks like a very nice build which belies both the age of the kit and the small scale. As for making collectors weep, let them. It's not like kits were made to sit forever on a sprue until the box accidentally gets chucked in the bin when the owner dies - they were made to be built, whether to a high quality like this one or lost in a giant ball of glue as a young kid tried to make their first kit.
  4. Oddly I'm the other way around - there's something in my modelling DNA which thinks I'll mess up a good finish if I try and weather it!
  5. Nicely built, but I have to say that I don't know what Honda were thinking of when they built that. Even allowing for early '80's boxiness, that is one ugly bike. Which I guess is part of the attraction... Anyway, good build here.
  6. Mopre exemplary building going on here. Absolutely top quality job taking what looks a great kit in the first place to another level.
  7. All out of the box so far, someone (I'm pretty certain it was Matt) said that this is a great kit despite its age, and I would have to agree. Matt did send me some in-progress shots from his build (which I'll be pleased if I can get near the standard of) so I will have a look at adding a little bit to the engine bay, particularly with it being visible on this car. Shows how good Tamiya are that the engine compares favourably with a brand new kit.
  8. A work trip into London today yielded the usual exotica (this time some sort of McLaren in grey parked up at the side of the road next to a porsche Macan in a matte bronze wrap). Also a couple of E30 BMW 3 series, a nice cabrio on an H-Plate and a rough saloon on a D. Also saw a 928, again a bit rough though but a while since I saw one of those. And for real rarity value nowadays, I really can't remember when I last saw one of these: Come to think of it, I can't even remember when I last saw the Kia Pride which it turned into. The Mazda might be boring, but is probably
  9. Revell really did a good job with their Trabant kits, and you've done a done it justice. Very nice build and good weathering too, as said above not overdone and looks right. Particularly good job masking to get that door too. Well done.
  10. It may not seem like a bit step, but applying to colour is always a big step visually, and is where you know if your choice of colour was good or you've just dropped a massive clanger. I'd say you've chosen well looking the pics above.
  11. Got to admit I've really not looking forward to trying to install leads. Good job on yours, and a good idea with the masking tape. This one is starting to come together pretty well by the looks of it.
  12. Finally got a little bit of modelling time this weekend. The end result is that I've made a little progress, but not much so I'll pad this post out with photos instead First up was the easy job of finishing step 1 of the instructions, only one month into the build to get this far! Not much to do to reach there, just had to get the second belt assembly stuck on since that was completed a couple of weeks ago, just didn't have time for the paint to dry. Next job was to get the turbos on and the engine base. Neither was a particular hardship, apart from some
  13. Glad to have helped you get hold of one, although it does sound as though we're going to be building brother cars in the Group Build I know that's the way we're meant to feel, but my take on it is that I will spend as much again on tools, paint, glue etc. which does come from dedicated sites so money will be going to people who care about the hobby in the end. Although as this one will be finished in Halfords paint this is probably a bad example
  14. Can't disagree with any of the above, two very nicely painted MGBs which dovetail with each other superbly when put together. Well done.
  15. Glad it helped - I've received quite a bit of good advice on here so it's always a nice feeling to be able to pass it forward. As you say, the learning is never ending, but the hobby wouldn't be as satisfying if it did end.
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