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Tamiya ask you to pick three cars for their next 1/24 scale kits, what would you pick.

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9 hours ago, BVC500 said:

But they do already have a model of this.

And apparently a very good kit too.

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1; Ford Cortina Mk 4. PLEASE!

Modular moulds (Different engine) will give 1.3/1.6 (Kent), 1.6/2.0 Pinto or 2.3 Cologne V6 versions. Even a South African 3.0S  Modular moulds (interior, bumpers & photo etch badges) would give Base, L, GL, Ghia and S versions. Modular moulds (body) would give 2-door, 4-door or estate versions. Modular moulds for wheels (steels, dartboard sports, Ghia alloys, Rostyles and aftermarket Wolfrace). LHD and trim for Euro Taunus TC2, RHD for Ireland/UK/Aus/NZ (latter with further engine and bumper versions).

 

Another tweak of the moulds (Bodies mainly) gives a variety of Mark 3 or Mark 5/TC3 versions. Another mould for Taunus TC1. Chassis, engines, interiors, wheels mostly are already above.

 

And with the engines, wheels and some other bits your already on the way to Capris and Escorts. Even a bit to a Pinto powered Sierra. Even some of a P-100.

 

How many here could build their Dads car,(or even their car!) with the list of bits above? Personally I'd want one of each.

 

2; Volvo S-40/V-40 (1998-2004)

 

3; And my current motor, SEAT Leon FR 2.0 DSG. 

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88 Saab 900 T16S 3dr

05 Saab 9-5 estate 

99 Saab 9-3 Viggen. 

 

I'd probably also buy a Saab 99 Turbo if they did one and it was the two door saloon ;)

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Morning Chaps :bye:

 

You know, something I've often wondered.

Most of the kit manufacturers are quick to release the latest fire snarling beastie of a car or bike, and you see them all over the internet in a matter of weeks.

They usually sell very quickly and in some cases, like the Pagani Huayral, sell out on the first run.

 

But for years now I've been hearing the same thing, something along the lines of, cars my dad drove, cars I've driven etc. 

Its great having the latest Lambo or Ferrari, even the newest Japanese Supercars, but what about your every day runner, moms taxi's, dads taxi's?

It would be an enormous task for a Model Manfacturer to start doing such a line, simply because the range out there is huge, but I find myself asking, would they not actually generate just as much income?

Always a big debate about the range of cars that Airfix used to do way back, and what would have happened if they had carried on with that as the years progressed, i mean, who else would be better to produce British cars than Airfix.

I would love a range of Mom's Taxi's, everyday drivers, even more, I would love to have, in minature, the cars I've owned, but i doubt very much we will ever see,,,

Ford Laser Tracer (Mazda 323), Renault Clio (Sport & V6), 2006 Subaru Impreza RS, GWM H5 & H6 (Chinese SUV's with Toyota engines).... and lets not even start on the bikes...

So maybe we should be petitioning the model companies for those cars we spend like half our lives in...

Its great to have the Huracans, Aventadors, Enzo's and Mclarens, but to be honest, Id much rather fill up my display cases with stuff I've driven or owned over the years :)

 

:ninja:Mad Steve:ninja: 

 

 

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I am beginning to detect a theme here... people would like their memories in plastic.

We all love the fantastic hyper-cars that the manufacturers produce for us, but deep down, we also all want to make models of cars and bikes that we or our parents (or grandparents) owned in the past. 1956 Ford Thames van, anyone?

I'm not saying that we shouldn't get excited by the hyper cars, I regret that I didn't pick up an Aoshima Pagani Huayra. However, I'd still like to have a 24th scale Mark 2 Cortina. My dad owned one in the very early '70s. I would go out and buy a Fiesta XR2 Mk 2. I owned one of those and loved it!

1964 Ford Zephyr 4, 1966 Vauxhall Victor 101, 1980 Lancia Beta saloon, 1989 Vauxhall Astra GTE 16v, 1963 Wolseley 1500, I could go on. All of these cars have either been owned by my dad or me over the years.

 

At least I can have a model of the Honda VF 750F. I have the Tamiya one of that. (A 85 RFB, if I recall...)

 

Cheers, Alan.

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Morning Chaps :bye:

 

One think to think about is if you go down to a smaller scale, like 43rd Resin and Plastic kits.

The old Heller kits in that scale, the Princess, Rover, Jag XJS to name but a few, and its actually fascinating to just go trolling around on intergoogle to see just what is available in that scale....

 

:ninja:Mad Steve:ninja:

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For me, please Mr Tamiya:

 

Ferrari 512S

Ford GT40 Mk I number 1075 (to go with the Joest 956-117)

Lotus Cortina. 

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On Mon Apr 24 2017 at 6:02 AM, MAD STEVE said:

Morning Chaps :bye:

 

You know, something I've often wondered.

Most of the kit manufacturers are quick to release the latest fire snarling beastie of a car or bike, and you see them all over the internet in a matter of weeks.

They usually sell very quickly and in some cases, like the Pagani Huayral, sell out on the first run.

 

But for years now I've been hearing the same thing, something along the lines of, cars my dad drove, cars I've driven etc. 

Its great having the latest Lambo or Ferrari, even the newest Japanese Supercars, but what about your every day runner, moms taxi's, dads taxi's?

It would be an enormous task for a Model Manfacturer to start doing such a line, simply because the range out there is huge, but I find myself asking, would they not actually generate just as much income?

Always a big debate about the range of cars that Airfix used to do way back, and what would have happened if they had carried on with that as the years progressed, i mean, who else would be better to produce British cars than Airfix.

I would love a range of Mom's Taxi's, everyday drivers, even more, I would love to have, in minature, the cars I've owned, but i doubt very much we will ever see,,,

Ford Laser Tracer (Mazda 323), Renault Clio (Sport & V6), 2006 Subaru Impreza RS, GWM H5 & H6 (Chinese SUV's with Toyota engines).... and lets not even start on the bikes...

So maybe we should be petitioning the model companies for those cars we spend like half our lives in...

Its great to have the Huracans, Aventadors, Enzo's and Mclarens, but to be honest, Id much rather fill up my display cases with stuff I've driven or owned over the years :)

 

:ninja:Mad Steve:ninja: 

 

 

 

Jesus a Mazda 323. My old man used to have one of them, brings back so many memories of what a crap driver he was lol driving through the new forest was like driving with forrest Gump. 

 

Shaun 

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On 24/04/2017 at 6:02 AM, MAD STEVE said:

Id much rather fill up my display cases with stuff I've driven or owned over the years :)

 

I'm not so sure. I don't think I'll ever fly a Spitfire or Phantom or Camel, but I'm still happy to have them on the shelf. I tend to think of my car models as my own personal "Cool Wall". I'm probably never going to own one, in 1:1, but I think I'd like to spend some time getting to know one from the inside... the Revell EB-110 is a great example. I have a_very_ small subset of my stash which is made up of "things I might buy one day", mostly JDM: an early MX-5, a Supra, a 300SX or even an Isuzu 117 or Fairlady 2000. Sadly, kits of the things I'd _really_ buy -- an XK8, S-Type, TR5, GT6, Alfa 156, Renault GTA or A610 -- are few and far between... and, mostly, so are die-casts!

 

best,

M.

 

 

 

 

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I realised I didn't actually answer the question... what three kits would I ask Mr Tamiya for?

 

1) Series One E-Type coupe.

2) Aston Martin DB4/5 series

3) McLaren P1, with GTR options

 

best,

M.

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1/24 scale  xj12 c broadspeed

1/24 scale ecurie ecosse commer transporter

1/24 bartoletti shelby cobra transporter

 

 

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A Series 1 E-Type drop-top would be nice, Mr. Tamiya...

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I'll go for a 59 Chevrolet Impala, 59 Ford Fairlane, cars that I always wanted as a child. Or the Hillman Imp that I could afford, when the time came. Reality sucks big time, still the same!

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Revell made a '59 Fairlane and '59 Impala.

Not really Tamiya's thing, old American cars. 

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A Renault Alpine GTA. Purely selfish of me, I had one as my 'meno-porsche' in the 80s and I'd love to make a model of it.

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The Kurogane Type 95, making one in 1/48, surprised a really good 1/24 Tamiya kit has not been issued.

Only 5000 Made, but ground breaking in so many ways, first jeep, really 😊

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