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JoHan 1971 Sox & Martin Pro Stock 'Cuda

JoHan 1970 Superbird

JoHan 1969 Roadrunner

That's just three of them now... Maybe I'll come back and add the two

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An accurate Ford Sierra Cosworth and/or Cosworth 500, preferable with road and Group A (race and rally) options. The Tamiya tool is somewhat bull bonneted to my eyes.

An Opel Ascona 400. Belkits, are you listening since you already do a Manta 400?

An Opel Manta 400 with a works "Mans Roth" (deliberate, and done by Italeri on the Ford Escort RS1800 so I know it's legal) scheme (or a "Racing" version subject to event). Again, are Belkits listening?

A Vauxhall Chevette HSR, ideally in a Jimmy McRae or Pentti Airikkala scheme.

A Jaguar D Type, preferably in Ecurie Ecosse colours. Hmmm; Revell have done a decent XKSS.

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On 3/7/2021 at 7:37 PM, tagy said:

Tamiya 1/24 Peugeot 205 T16 Rally

Tamiya 1/24 Volvo 850 Estate BTCC

Tamiya 1/12 FW14B

Tamiya 1/12 MP4/6

Wish Tamiya would reissue their 1/12 series of F1 kits...

 Looks as if they are about to send outthe Brabham anytime soon..

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Considering how difficult it is to obtain kits here:

1. Tamiya's 1/24 DBS V12
2. Fujimi's 1/24 430 Scuderia
3. Fujimi's 1/24 911 G-body/930 Turbos
4. Tamiya's 1/24 NC1 NSX

5. Tamiya's 1/24 LFA

And no, importing by myself is out of question because Indonesian government imposes something between 15-30% VAT on goods that costs more than $3.

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A bit of a different slant - as I don't do cars - but - if they were available...

 

Basic Mini Metro

Ford Escort MkIII

Standard Vauxhall Cavalier

Saab 93 - either hatch or aerodeck

Audi A6 - either estate or saloon

 

...any scale too - just 5 of the 14 cars I've either owned or had as company cars - I'd love to build any of them.  

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On 5/7/2021 at 1:25 PM, spfparker said:

Wish Tamiya would reissue their 1/12 series of F1 kits...

 Looks as if they are about to send outthe Brabham anytime soon..

Many of them have been reissued within the last decade, some very recently. Eg McLaren  Brabham BT44 Renault Re30 (now Italeri), Lotus 49 & 72, Matra (just last year), Ferrari 312B, Tyrrell P34, Honda RA273. About the only ones not re-released so far are the Ferrari 641, and Lotus 78.

 

the only problem is they are , of course, limited reissues - so you get approx 3 months to realise they are out there before they disappear again.

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Nissan R380 or Toyota 7; both done recently in 1/24 resin but I can't find a mention of either and aside from a brief foray onto eBay (at very high prices) a few years ago, no trace since!

 

EDIT: the Toyota 7 was by Q-Model but apart from some ancient kits of the Nissan R380, I can't find who made the 'recent' (last two decades) kit of that.

 

Suffice to say both are still a bit on the 'hen's teeth' side.

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My list I would like to see but probably couldn't afford If they exist would be all the cars are ones that I've owned except the passion wagon consul with bench seats 😁😁 my dad's car, a few memories in that... Ahem. 

 

 

1. Ford Consul 375 with column gear change (passed my test in one 1968). 

2; Morris Minor

3;  Mk 1 Ford Cortina

4;  Hillman Superminx

5;  Mk 5 Cortina

6;  Volvo 340

7; Volvo 740

8; Toyota Carina executive {my favourite) 

 

Other 3 are available but in rally car format. 

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1 hour ago, FrankJ said:

My list I would like to see but probably couldn't afford If they exist would be all the cars are ones that I've owned except the passion wagon consul with bench seats 😁😁 my dad's car, a few memories in that... Ahem. 

 

 

1. Ford Consul 375 with column gear change (passed my test in one 1968). 

2; Morris Minor

3;  Mk 1 Ford Cortina

4;  Hillman Superminx

5;  Mk 5 Cortina

6;  Volvo 340

7; Volvo 740

8; Toyota Carina executive {my favourite) 

 

Other 3 are available but in rally car format. 

The first 3 I can do you...

Revell Cadet series Consul MkII,  Morris 1000 Traveller and the Airfix Cortina.

Also have the Volvo 760 kit with the inline engine, which I understand Italeri have just re released.

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3 hours ago, FrankJ said:

3;  Mk 1 Ford Cortina

 

Frog also did a 1/16 four door - probably now cost nearly as much as a full sized one did new, if you can find one!

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I had the Frog Cortina way back as a kid as a Christmas present.
Long gone unfortunately.
I still had one of the hub-caps in my spares box until relatively recently...

 

A fairly simple kit, if I recall...

 

Cheers,

Alan.

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2 minutes ago, bentwaters81tfw said:

I have one of those as well. I need to butcher it into a 2 door.

 

Wouldn'yt you be better off flogging it and get a couple of 1/24 resin kits instead....??!! 🤣

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On 10/03/2021 at 16:35, Vesa Jussila said:

This is something. But I think we will not see these easily. Also Cunningham C4R would be nice to have.

 

C4RK for me: something in 1/24 and made of a dense material. 

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Not being a car modeller (unless they are full scale...) but:

- the Revell Morris Minor Traveller (in addition to the full size thing...)

- Doyusha Aston Martin DB5 007 version (!) (sadly no such full size thing around...)

 

A wish list would be somewhat longer though.

 

 

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