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13 hours ago, Marco F. said:

Hi Jereon,  that's a real interesting thing you found 

Marco F 

 

9 hours ago, keefr22 said:

I agree with Marco Jeroen, great little book - looking forward to the build!

 

Keith

Looked at it in a little more detail this morning, the drawings were made in 1954. I'm currently reading the booklet itself, there's about 8 pages of text. The language used is very typical of that era as well! A really nice find. I'll be digitizing the plans very soon to keep them safe. 

 

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Another inexpensive 'already started' from ebay.. Aoshima Bunka Kyozai.

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It says it's made under licence from Nissan, but what is the vehicle called? Nissan Cima Y32.

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6 hours ago, Roo said:

I had this 1/24 Escort Cosworth

 

I've nearly finished an original Tamiya boxing I've had in the stash for years - I had terrible trouble trying to get the clear parts to fit ending up destroying the windscreen and having to scratch build a new one - so it might be worth test fitting yours before commiting to paint as I think there might have been a slight warp in the body that I could do nothing about after paint. Hopefully it was a one off... (I've still got 3 to build!!)

 

Otherwise it's a lovely kit to build!

 

Keith

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36 minutes ago, Windy37 said:

Is this a new kit or a reboxed Tamiya ? Never seen it before.  

Gary 

Could be all new according to this.

https://www.britmodeller.com/forums/index.php?/topic/235119243-124-dmodelkits-ford-escort-wrc-citroen-c4-wrc/

Domino model may be a rebox given the Limited Edition sticker ?  Domino model is Belgian and sell DModelkits among lots of others, Dmodelkits is in Portugal; guess someone knows!

BTW Dmodelkits will sell direct.  They have a wide variety catalogue of car-modelling stuff a bit like Spotmodel, possibly a bit less extensive.

 I’ve had excellent service from DModels; if the timings right with some of their offers there are discounts and free shipping (yes to UK from Portugal) at the same time.  This can make things such as Salvinos NASCAR kits viable.  I may be tempted by this escort, the sierra they did doesn’t really float my boat.

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99.9% certain it's a reboxed Tamiya. Domino have done this a few times before IIRC, once as a 'white box' with no decals and other times with different schemes like this one.

 

2 hours ago, malpaso said:

Could be all new according to this.

 

That's a different version - Escort WRC rather than the original RS - I'm waiting for that one to come out! :)

 

Keith

 

Edit - link to Domino listing;

 

https://www.dominomodel.com/en/p/110209018/kit-1-24-ford-escort-rs-cosworth/

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43 minutes ago, keefr22 said:That's a different version - Escort WRC rather than the original RS - I'm waiting for that one to come out! :)

 

Oops.

Oh well, maybe that’s two modernish Escort kits instead of one to go on Santa’s list!

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It's definitely a Tamiya rebox. The instructions are slightly zoomed photocopies of the tamiya instructions.

I bought it direct from them (it's really a small shop about 10 miles from ypres). It was €60 delivered. 

A bit high, but easier to get a hold of than some of the tamiya ones on ebay.

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4 hours ago, Roo said:

It's definitely a Tamiya rebox. The instructions are slightly zoomed photocopies of the tamiya instructions.

I bought it direct from them (it's really a small shop about 10 miles from ypres). It was €60 delivered. 

A bit high, but easier to get a hold of than some of the tamiya ones on ebay.

I definitely agree with you there . Some of the start prices on the Bay are ridiculous 🙄 

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As we are moving soon I'm buying a few kits to pack away..

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This is hopefully going to be a modified to pick-up truck!

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That's going to be an interesting conversion @PatW, I wish I'd thought of it!  I had considered a convertible but thought it'd end up looking a bit too much like a Kubelwagen.

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On 08/11/2023 at 18:51, Windy37 said:

Some of the start prices on the Bay are ridiculous

 

I sold a Tamiya one with a Rennaissance WRC transkit on there for just a little more than the Domino price a couple of weeks back.... (funds to go toward a DModels Escort kit when released :) )

 

Keith

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9 hours ago, keefr22 said:

 

I sold a Tamiya one with a Rennaissance WRC transkit on there for just a little more than the Domino price a couple of weeks back.... (funds to go toward a DModels Escort kit when released :) )

 

Keith

I missed that - doh!

Gary 

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Last week's "catch". three more Opels to the collection. Revell's package contains the Admiral made by ICM with 100 times better decals and instructions. That package, which includes paints, glue and a brush, is a very rare find nowadays. I found it at the Firestorm Games online store in Cardiff.

The Blitz has the same engine as the Admiral. I've never built a lorry before, so that Blitz will be the first one.


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8 hours ago, Jouko said:

Last week's "catch". three more Opels to the collection. Revell's package contains the Admiral made by ICM with 100 times better decals and instructions. That package, which includes paints, glue and a brush, is a very rare find nowadays. I found it at the Firestorm Games online store in Cardiff.

The Blitz has the same engine as the Admiral. I've never built a lorry before, so that Blitz will be the first one.


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Nice, I want the Blitz too.

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On 13/10/2023 at 14:00, JamesP said:

I didn’t know about this kit until I finished the Vincent Black Shadow last year. There is a paucity of classic British bikes and in 1/12 scale there are basic these and the Airfix kit which goes for almost as much as this kit - I'll wait for a Vintage Classic's release.

This is not a cheap kit but this had a starting price of 1/3 less than any other I’d seen and I was the only bidder. 

It’s a pretty insane, full multi media, spoke your own wheels kind of kit.

 

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just sold one for £80, bet it has a bent frame?

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