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11 hours ago, veg said:

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

 

Mine came from the Wirral, the same price though. Looks completely untouched. I had read from someone who has built it here that the WM parts can be distorted. Of course, there is one just down the road from me going for a song as all the parts have been pinned out in a display frame for a shop display.

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18 minutes ago, Flintstone said:

My SMW purchase was a Tamiya 1/12 Lotus 72. Despite buying many Tamiya 1/12 models when they first came out and being a big fan of Lotus, I had never brought one until now. I just need to make some progress on all the others!

I bought the 1/12th Tamiya Tyrell F1 kit the first time around! Must be 25+ years ago!

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22 hours ago, PatW said:

I bought the 1/12th Tamiya Tyrell F1 kit the first time around! Must be 25+ years ago!

If you brought a Tyrrell 25 years ago, then it was a reissue! I think I brought the 003 kit in about 1975 and it was not when first released. I did buy the P34 when it was first released, I remember rushing in to Dorking Models when I heard about it and he had just received them that week. It was probably 1977/78 ish.

 

I am glad Tamiya re-release their kits, but they really should make some brand new ones. I heard a rumour that they were close to releasing a Porsche 956 kit in the 80s, but they thought it would be too expensive. 

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10 hours ago, Flintstone said:

If you brought a Tyrrell 25 years ago, then it was a reissue! I think I brought the 003 kit in about 1975 and it was not when first released. I did buy the P34 when it was first released, I remember rushing in to Dorking Models when I heard about it and he had just received them that week. It was probably 1977/78 ish.

 

I am glad Tamiya re-release their kits, but they really should make some brand new ones. I heard a rumour that they were close to releasing a Porsche 956 kit in the 80s, but they thought it would be too expensive. 

I'm not exactly sure of the time and date but it was a first issue. Time flies so fast nowadays.

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The postie has just delivered this, won in an eBay auction by a margin of 60p with five seconds to spare.  Great price too, about half the going rate for this rarity.  I remember salivating over this beast when it featured in Hot Rod magazine back in the '60s, now I get to model it!

 

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On 11/7/2023 at 6:22 AM, PatW said:

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?

It's a lowrider style 1st Gen Nissan Cima.

 

It's a boxing based on it's appearance from a 80's japanese manga called Shakotan Boogie , basically translated mean 'Lowrider Boogie'

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3 hours ago, rx79guntank said:

It's a lowrider style 1st Gen Nissan Cima.

 

It's a boxing based on it's appearance from a 80's japanese manga called Shakotan Boogie , basically translated mean 'Lowrider Boogie'

At last! Thank you rx79guntank, I can now research that model of car, prior to building the kit.

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From eBay, this excellent tinned Nascar kit.

 

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With fresh decals too. I was hoping the tin would have protected the sheet all these years and it has. These are in great condition, no yellowing.

 

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I'll paint and decal just the bonnet, if all good then continue with the body.

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Looks a nice purchase, particularly as I know you're into Nascar kits. I'd never thought about a tin keeping the decals better than the usual boxes but it does seem that case from your photos. And as an added bonus you have a very useful tin once you've built it.

 

Only downside - there's something I find irrationally irritating about that cockerel! What's wrong with the usual side-on profile?

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9 hours ago, Spiny said:

Only downside - there's something I find irrationally irritating about that cockerel! What's wrong with the usual side-on profile?

 

Not only that, but the cockerel on the decals doesn't match the one in the photo on the tin.

 

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7 hours ago, Chimpion said:

 

Not only that, but the cockerel on the decals doesn't match the one in the photo on the tin.

 

Well spotted. I went searching for images and found yet another different hood design.

 

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You can see the tail in this one. This may be my favourite!

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I've just won this on ebay...

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Has anyone out there ever built this kit, as on researching I can't find a completed one!

 

29.11.2023, Yes it arrived today!

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I built the MG TC kit in 1.16 MANY years ago, I think I splashed out with my student Grant money one term. (In case any youngsters are wondering,  they used to GIVE you money to go to uni, rather than charging a ransome.....sorry).

It survived for decades in my Dad's house and then with me, loosing the odd bit. I dig it out occasionally and look and ponder some scratch repairs and a makeover. 

Did this recently and put it away again. 

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And then I spotted this on a good auction site....

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.....put in a bid and BOOM.....got it!

Arrived earlier this week. 

I'm thinking I can clone some parts like a windscreen and hood, maybe copy some  MG wingnuts?

So,head full of ideas and schemes, no plastic bashing yet. May end up with 2 TCs. 

Looking at scalemates it seems my first effort was with one of the really early issues, but I can't remember the box art. 

Well, one more for old time's sake!😎👍

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My wife ordered this for my Christmas Present!

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It's arrived in a box as big as any 1/24 or 1/25 kit! Now my wife has to hide it!

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