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Everything posted by roymattblack

  1. Just a small add-on here. You don't need to seal laser printed decals but you might want to clear coat the model when the decals have been applied.
  2. My TB2 kit was painted using Humbrol 80. Seems to be a good shade.
  3. It isn't paint. I trimmed the whole interior with real leather and beige carpet.
  4. If you want to be a fuss-pot and get the correct green, use Halfords grey primer first, then Halfords Jaguar Racing green. It's a colour you'll have to order from a larger Halfords as it isn't a stock rattle-can in the stores. I repainted a large part of my DeAgostini build using it. Superb match.
  5. My car is wrapped and I have a lot of the left over vinyl they used. It is quite thin but would be far too thick for use on a model. Also, it is applied using a heat gun which would probably pretty much destroy a plastic body shell.
  6. I've used both. Molotow is good, but very easily spoiled just by touching it too much. BMF is incredibly compliant if you take your time. I BMF'd the entire body of my little Revell McLaren...
  7. Wasn't it a VW K70...? I used to own a silver one. One of the worst cars I've ever owned. Got rid of it in a matter of months from buying it.
  8. 'What new CAR/BIKE kits recently bought' was started for the very same reason. Car stuff is just lost in the other areas.
  9. Many thanks to all those who peeped in on this one and thanks for the kind comments. On a more sensible scale for a while now.
  10. It's in the 'completed' section now. Thanks to those who peeped in and commented. Actually sold now so no need to worry about display space...
  11. It's actually sold to a model car collector. Waiting for him to come and pick it up.
  12. Have you contacted the maker/supplier? It seems odd that anyone would release a kit that isn't actually complete and transparent parts can be the worst parts to have to scratch-make yourself.
  13. Well, this giant has finally risen from the pile of scrap that came out of a skip. It was enjoyable (if somewhat large) project. I think I'll stick to little stuff such as 1/8 in future...
  14. Facel Vega would keep me happy - in a BIG scale...
  15. OOB - Out Of the Box... No modifications or additions. A basic build.
  16. A really great build there. Very well done. A shame they got the shape of the rear side windows wrong though.
  17. This isn't a rumour. Airfix have announced it as a release in August.
  18. I see the previous topic posted here has been locked as it's already in the chat section. All I can find is (currently) 29 pages about Airfix 2021, of which I would guess 28 pages are about 'wingy' stuff of little or no interest to the car modellers. I for one have no desire to trawl through countless comments about Spittycanes or Hurrischmidts just to find the few posts about the Jaguar. Locking the topic here is just doing a great disservice to the car fraternity on the forum. Now I expect this will get locked or deleted.
  19. Yes - 'if it happens'... This is very likely a re-boxing of the 1/8 part-work kit from about 18 months ago in Italy. Pocher did the same with the Eaglemoss Merc 300SL a few years ago. They advertised it for some time and then it vanished from their website never to be seen again. Hopefully this won't go the same way.
  20. Thanks Andy. The XJ13 is always on my 'to do' list but at the moment I'm up to my ears on commission builds for F1 cars. Soon will be another 1/4 scale of Mansell's Williams...
  21. Thanks for looking in chaps. On the home stretch now with this monster. The front arms, uprights, hubs, brakes and wheels all sorted. Some smaller parts still to add as well as the rear wing and front wing end plates. With the rear wing on it will be a smidge over 48" long. Around 1220mm... A wee bit bigger that the average Tamiya.
  22. The rear end is pretty much sorted now and it's fitted to the body. Dashboard and seat in place... Front suspension and wheels next and then it will be the front and rear wings... I've added a pic of me holding the body to give an idea of the size.
  23. Both kits appear to have the windscreen angle from the 2+2 which was more vertical than the coupe to get more headroom in the car front and rear. Also, the Revell kit (the glossier of the two?) really has got the rear side windows completely the wrong shape. Far too high at the back upper curve. As suggested - it would be great if Tamiya did a kit. That one one at least would probably be the right shape all over.
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