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#61 OFFLINE   55bloke

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 07:06 PM

Is that pronounced 'Broom'?

Bruffham, I thnk.

#62 OFFLINE   r.welfare

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 07:30 PM

Anybody know of any decent larger scale (1/24 upwards) kits of Euro shite?I've got some very naff Italian made kits in 1/48 by CCGC or something like that, there's an R14, a Ritmo, a Dyane, a CX & I think some others.I've got a much better looking kit by Heller I think of an R30 in 1/43.I'm interested to know if there are big scale kits available of European cars like your ranges of Asian stuff?

Fujimi made some 80s Euroshite - Mk2 Golf, Audi 90, BMW E34.Where did you get your 1/48 kits from - I used to build 'em as a nipper! Crazy construction and free-rolling wheels used to mean they would be hurled off a ramp down the stairs, and would neatly fall apart on impact...I'd love to get some more, but obviously not do that to them.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:05 PM

I'd just regularly search the 1:24 listings on eBay to see what kind of European stuff there is. Also look at www.modelsforsale.com and other online shops. Esci and Airfix spring to mind, also the European side of Revell. Tamiya did a good range of classics, their Renault Alpine is a beautiful looking kit - never built mine as I ended up trading it.

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1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
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And a couple of modern Toyotas


#64 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:31 PM

I've got a much better looking kit by Heller I think of an R30 in 1/43.

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem


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Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:33 PM

Esci did a couple of cool ones. I would particularly like to get hold of the Mk2 Transit they did. Some of the US firms like Monogram did some european stuff...

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Or how about these on ebay at the moment...

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Kind of pricey but I expect it's a rare one...

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How about a Chinese car?

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#66 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:41 PM

They're all very cool, especially the Revell Escort & Golf. Trouble is, if I bought them I'd want to make them up, but isn't the idea kind of to preserve them? :roll:EDIT: Wow this other kit being offered by the seller of the XR-3 is fantastic! http://cgi.ebay.com/...1QQcmdZViewItem

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:51 PM

They're all very cool, especially the Revell Escort & Golf. Trouble is, if I bought them I'd want to make them up, but isn't the idea kind of to preserve them? :roll:

Ah, the dilemma of the kit buyer - to build or to collect?All mine are bought to be built. Some are already quite old and may be worth a bob or two to somebody, many will be old by the time I get round to building them :lol: Other than the boxes looking nice on a shelf, a kit doesn't really look anything much when it's just in a box, and if they re-release it it's only new plastic in the same old mould (which is probably a bit more worn, so you're better off building an earlier version anyway). You can still keep the boxes for that 'just walked into a cool model shop' feeling.I've actually sold a couple this week - the R33 Skyline and Mazda RX-7, The proceeds have gone on a Subaru Alcyone (XT coupe) and Levin AE86 (Corolla GT). The latter is interesting as it has a sticker with Toyota GB and an official part number, so I assume TGB were selling them as an accessory.Must get on with something on the ones currently in progress!

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1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:58 PM

Nah..make them. I don't actually keep most of mine unbuilt on purpose, I just don't have the time to make them now! I don't see the point in keeping a kit unbuilt. Even the really rare kits I have will get built eventually. I haven't got many finished but here's some that I have...

Datsun Cherry Coupe KE10...
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#69 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:00 PM

I've got some very naff Italian made kits in 1/48 by CCGC or something like that, there's an R14, a Ritmo, a Dyane, a CX & I think some others.

Where did you get your 1/48 kits from - I used to build 'em as a nipper! Crazy construction and free-rolling wheels used to mean they would be hurled off a ramp down the stairs, and would neatly fall apart on impact...I'd love to get some more, but obviously not do that to them.

Well annoyingly I can't seem to find any at the moment, but I have previously bought the Renault 14 one from;http://www.zeteo.com/index.ihtmland the others I have seen on eBay - but guess what? - none on there at the moment! :roll: I picked up an unbuilt Ritmo one on eBay of the same brand. I found a ready built & painted Dyane, CX & R14 in my local model shop, all clearly from the same range. They had been poorly constructed by somebody. They're nothing to write home about though, even when built properly, they're meant to have opening parts - the Ritmo had opening everything - but the parts kept dropping off. So you have to either glue the parts shut or be prepared to lose bits. The panel gaps are atrocious! :lol:

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:10 PM

Ed, is that KE10 the Doyusha Nostalgic Hero one? With the comedy half-height interior for batteries and motor gubbins?I built mine standard, but it looks 100 times better built like that.

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1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:11 PM

Predictable, but I love the CSP311!

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:14 PM

Ed, is that KE10 the Doyusha Nostalgic Hero one? With the comedy half-height interior for batteries and motor gubbins?I built mine standard, but it looks 100 times better built like that.

Yeah it is. Pretty rubbish kit really as the flared arches are so collosal that the stock wheels they supplied looked silly. I've since taken this kit to bits again and am stripping the paint to redo it. This time I might make it a proper interior.I did this for a Nissan Auster (Violet A10) which was motorized but I still haven't finished it. In fact, everything but the basic outer bodyshell has ended up being virtually scratch built. That's the only problem with japanese kits, they are nearly always motorised.

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Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:52 PM

I've built that Nostalgic Heroes Capri and the Celica in the range - I've also built the Escort and the Esci Transit. I also built up the Italeri Volvo 760. That camper is a good kit Reg I've built three of them. Couldn't be arsed with putting the interior in the 3rd one so scratch built a high top as a panel van. They sit on a scratch built single axle beaver tail trailer behind a Renault G series day cab by Heller.Beauty of Japanese kits is the two dashboard options whereas the European kits are always LHD which means I have to chop up the dash to do my own conversions.The card inserts of the Nostalgic Heroes boxes had pictures of a Renault 20/30, Rover SD1 and Volvo 240 to name a few. I've never found these as kits in their range. They're obviously just playing with me :evil: :evil:

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Posted 08 November 2007 - 01:57 PM

Very nice builds there Ratdat! I build 1/24 / 25 scale kits although my colection of unbuilt kits never gets too many as i have a fairly good production line going :lol: some built onesskyline gtrhttp://i12.photobuck... ... N1403a.jpgchargerhttp://i12.photobuck... ... N1405a.jpgc110 skylinehttp://i12.photobuck... ... CN1967.jpgrx7http://i12.photobuck... ... CN4534.jpg
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Posted 08 November 2007 - 03:33 PM

Sigh. Innocent trip out at lunchtime to investigate a nearby model shop down at Snetterton, which I’d never visited before and was an excuse for a cruise in the new Laurel, saw me adding another one to the pile. Tamiya 300ZX (Z32) for under a tenner seemed decent value as it has full engine detail. Might be a nice V6 transplant into something like the Datsun 510, 240ZG or 280ZX I’ve got.

Rather predictable range of stuff otherwise, main car ranges they stocked were Tamiya and Revell (US + Europe), no Fujimi, Aoshima etc.

I have actually sold two this week! Tamiya R33 Skyline and Fujimi RX-7 both a bit modern for my tastes so have now gone to new homes in exchange for Paypal ‘play’ money.

Probably going to have a bid on this later. Seller is a bit rubbish and just lists everything as “kit”. Though box says Dodge it’s really a rebadged Mitsubishi L200, don’t know if it has normal wheels or suspension in there but I’m sure something can be done with it. I’d like it as more of a 70’s-style custom.

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Trouble is, if I get that I know I’ll buy at least another one or two, like the Shogun Pinin or funny Revell R31 Skyline he also has listed, to get better value postage…

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1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 08 November 2007 - 08:04 PM

Well, I ended up with the Pinin but not the pickup! Ah well, I'll just wait for the R31 to finish...

Regie, does this appeal:

http://cgi.ebay.co.u... ... 0178239457

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The home of one previous owner Japanese cars:

1973 Datsun 1200 B110 2dr; 1980 Laurel 2.4 C230; 1988 Sunny 1.6 LX N13
1992 Camry 2.2GL (definitely just for spares now); 1993 Camry Estate 2.2GL on the road again!!

And a couple of modern Toyotas


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Posted 09 November 2007 - 09:57 AM

That camper is a good kit Reg I've built three of them. Couldn't be arsed with putting the interior in the 3rd one so scratch built a high top as a panel van. They sit on a scratch built single axle beaver tail trailer behind a Renault G series day cab by Heller.

Those sound picture worthy Vin! :D

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 10:01 AM

c110 skylinehttp://i12.photobuck... ... CN1967.jpgrx7http://i12.photobuck... ... CN4534.jpg

I like that RX7 but why on earth has that other one got a couple of drinking straws coming off the back of it? :oops: :?

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 10:31 AM

Trouble is, if I get that I know I’ll buy at least another one or two, like the Shogun Pinin or funny Revell R31 Skyline he also has listed, to get better value postage…

If I'm buying from abroad I nearly always try & buy more than one item to make the postage seem less extortionate!Two different case scenarios in that respect, one Frenchman I buy from gets quite funny with me if I buy something & then wait to pay until I've found one or two more items & get a combined invoice & shipping. Granted perhaps I should always say to him that I'm hanging back till I see other items I want, but I always do that so he should have worked me out by now! Last time it even went as far as a 'non paying bidder' action towards me but then I found another model I wanted (past the deadline he set down :oops: ) and paid for the lot straight away. That was it, action dropped, parcel received, all friends again. Until next time! :P Now a completely different approach from another Frenchman I regularly buy from. I never pay up until I've bought at least 4 models, one time I even waited till I bought 8. Sometimes it takes a couple of months for me to accumulate the ones I want, but he never seems to mind how long I take & I've always received everything I've bought from him. The most postage I've paid him for upto 8 models is the same postage I pay the other guy for 2 models, although the other guys sends things registered.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 10:34 AM


Regie, does this appeal:

http://cgi.ebay.co.u... ... 0178239457

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It's nice yes, but I much prefer cars from the 70s onwards so I would take an R18 over an R10 for example. Although I obviously like the R6, 12 & 16, I would take 70s versions of them over the 60s versions, but that's just my taste.

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Posted 09 November 2007 - 01:11 PM

c110 skylinehttp://i12.photobuck... ... CN1967.jpgrx7http://i12.photobuck... ... CN4534.jpg

I like that RX7 but why on earth has that other one got a couple of drinking straws coming off the back of it? :oops: :?

I did it as a bit of a joke, my tribute to the mad exhausts as fitted to japanese bozuzuk cars. They were stuck on wth blue tack just for that photo :lol:
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Posted 10 November 2007 - 11:59 PM

This is turning into a small car ebay thread! :lol:

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...emZ170168031049

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 06:58 PM

I liked the look of that & thought it was worth a look at the listing - not cheap though is it! :shock: I suppose that one would count as one that you wouldn't build, just preserve in storage for posterity. Shame cos I'd want to build it. :roll:

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Posted 11 November 2007 - 09:51 PM

That must have been one of the last Airfix 1/32nd kits from the 70s. Didn't they do a Mk3 Tina as well?

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Posted 12 November 2007 - 10:54 PM

Airfix also did a maxi in 1/32. They re-released the mk1 Escort, Herald and TR4 and MG Roadster fairly recently, but the quality varies.

I've got some very naff Italian made kits in 1/48 by CCGC or something like that, there's an R14, a Ritmo, a Dyane, a CX & I think some others.

I remember them well as a kid, they cost anything between 30 and 50p - typical cheapy xmas presents from school/cubs/skint flint neighbour. GCCG also did a range of bikes, but due to the odd colours of the parts - yellow tyres for example even I wasn't duped into buying them with my pocket money.From what I recall They also did a merc 300SEL, Range Rover, Opel Corsa, Fiat Uno, VW Golf I and Citroen Visa. All pretty naff but interesting nonetheless.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 11:37 AM

Had another look at that Marina kit - I could technically pick that up as it's only Hayling Island, but in my car it's probably cheaper to have it sent to me! :roll: I noticed it's now got a bidder at £25 - I was surprised to see that this 'Bidder1' business is affecting everything now, not just full sized cars! :? :?:

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 12:17 PM

I've got some very naff Italian made kits in 1/48 by CCGC or something like that, there's an R14, a Ritmo, a Dyane, a CX & I think some others.

I remember them well as a kid, they cost anything between 30 and 50p - typical cheapy xmas presents from school/cubs/skint flint neighbour. GCCG also did a range of bikes, but due to the odd colours of the parts - yellow tyres for example even I wasn't duped into buying them with my pocket money.

From what I recall They also did a merc 300SEL, Range Rover, Opel Corsa, Fiat Uno, VW Golf I and Citroen Visa. All pretty naff but interesting nonetheless.
I found a picture of the box......

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 06:10 PM

I want this model! (not paying that though!)http://cgi.ebay.co.u...3QQcmdZViewItem

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 07:40 PM

I've got some very naff Italian made kits in 1/48 by CCGC or something like that, there's an R14, a Ritmo, a Dyane, a CX & I think some others.

I remember them well as a kid, they cost anything between 30 and 50p - typical cheapy xmas presents from school/cubs/skint flint neighbour. GCCG also did a range of bikes, but due to the odd colours of the parts - yellow tyres for example even I wasn't duped into buying them with my pocket money.

From what I recall They also did a merc 300SEL, Range Rover, Opel Corsa, Fiat Uno, VW Golf I and Citroen Visa. All pretty naff but interesting nonetheless.
I found a picture of the box......

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Wonderful. Although I remember the stickers as being distinctly naff. I certainly had the Dyane, Ritmo, 14, Corsa, Uno and CX as a kid, and my mate had the Merc S-Class. Agreed that the motorbikes were utter shite, although I found two unbuilt Kawasaki motocrossers when clearing out a cupboard a couple of years back and they made reasonable money on eBay.

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Posted 13 November 2007 - 11:24 PM

Exceedingly cheap!http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem




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