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Just delivered from ebay. These are some of my most popular kits as they are easy to build and come in various styles or enable conversion. The date on the box is 1975 and the price sticker was £1.35!

 

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You may remember when I bought the Trabant I was looking for an FX4 Taxi do do evil things with?  Well, I found this on Fleabay last week being offered as a box-damaged item and the seller was open to offers.  I bunged a slightly cheeky one in and not only was it accepted with alacrity, the seller sent it free postage.  On arrival today I found the box damage minimal, the kit still factory-sealed and the contents perfect.

 

Needless to say, this will NOT be an OOB build, I have plans for it...

 

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4 hours ago, Neddy said:

Oooh lovely, just my era.  The sort of kit you can really do your own thing with,  Well found!

Thanks Neddy, I have built a few of these, OOB and modded!

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Glad you got hold of your Holy Grail kit.

 

There's only one thing which worries me about this - has it been re-released to cover up delays on the RS200? Hope not, but it seems to have gone very quiet on that front.

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9 hours ago, Spiny said:

Glad you got hold of your Holy Grail kit.

 

There's only one thing which worries me about this - has it been re-released to cover up delays on the RS200? Hope not, but it seems to have gone very quiet on that front.

Definitely gone cold on the Belkits RS200. I've got a great book on the 200 with some great detail photos and stories on its development.  It's by the late Graham Robson,  so quality is only to be expected.  

Gary. 

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1 hour ago, Spiny said:

Unfortuantely, this talk of RS200s got me headed down an RAC wormhole as I looked up the race the model is for (looks as though Belkits have the wrong year - should be 1986)

 

https://www.ewrc-results.com/video/31742-1986-lombard-rac-rally-day-three-late/

 

Figured I may as well inflict a time-waste on the rest of you...

The RS200 had a sadly very brief WRC career all in 1986 . With the 550 hp evolution engine I reckon it would have become the dominant Group B car . 

 

5 minutes ago, keefr22 said:

 

I'm still waiting on the Ascona....

Me too , Keith . The Rothmans Blue paint tin is getting impatient .....

Gary .

 

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3 hours ago, Vesa Jussila said:

I got this from local hobby shop today. Very typical Tamiya from the period. Originally with electric motor and no engine details. Suspension is not really realistic.

 

 

That's putting it mildly! I had this one when I was young (rebuilt it a couple of years ago) and it was obvious at the time that it was built more to play with than to display (I don't know if they're in the new pack like yours, but the original came with a set of bars you fitted to the front to avoid damaging anything when it ran away from you on the motor). Despite that, it will still biuld up to look quite decent if you don't look too closely at the uinderside.

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  • 2 weeks later...

This has just landed on my doormat, picked up from an auction site for lots less than the RRP:

 

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I was looking for one at a reasonable price to convert to an 88" using Motobitz' amazing 3D printed resin conversion. As Revell provides the 6 cyl engine I also purchased Motobitz'  2 1/4 4 cyl engine.

 

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Fingers crossed I'll have it ready for Telford this year, but don't hold your breath...

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On 9/4/2023 at 7:00 PM, Sabrejet said:

This little beauty arrived today: Hobby Design's 1/24 kit of the Singer 911 DLS (the one with the engine intakes in the rear side windows). It's a gem

 

Coincidentally, I watched a video over the weekend about one of the Singer 911s - I dunno... i can see the appeal, but real 911s have warts (in a metaphorical sense), and those who love them, love them regardless. Singer take the warts away and make things kind of bland (IMO). Just for giggles, I looked at the kit price... ouch, even on special. It may stay in the shop. :)

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