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#91 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:03 PM

My favourite model car website as you can look up to see what models exist from manufacturers, not just what they have in stock. You have the option to check just what's in stock, just the catalogue or both! Great idea!http://www.carmodel.net/

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Posted 14 November 2007 - 11:33 PM

HLJ is good for that too with kits, though sadly their site is down right now.

Just found this oddity amongst 19 pages of kits from a Japanese eBay seller...

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Even odder...

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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


#93 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 15 November 2007 - 08:05 PM

Anyone for an Orion?http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:26 PM

That's a brilliant site, Regie!And one for you, Vin - she hasn't quite got her top off yet, like the one you posted ... :shock: :lol: http://www.carmodel.... ... csICcwJyk=

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Posted 20 November 2007 - 10:59 PM

http://www.carmodel.... ... wgJzAnKQ==Saucy!

#96 OFFLINE   pandamonium

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Posted 21 November 2007 - 06:44 AM

Some of my miniture shite, sorry about the quality!



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#97 OFFLINE   Spottedlaurel

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 09:42 PM

Finished the R30 Skyline last night.

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Pleased with it, first kit I've actually finished since about 1994/95.

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


#98 OFFLINE   michiel

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Posted 24 November 2007 - 09:46 PM

Very nice!All I have is a model of a Simca 1100, in beige...and a bunch of Ferraris from my childhood somewhere in my parents attic...

#99 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 12:01 AM

http://www.carmodel.net/zoomPage.php?ODQ2Nzw6PjA8Oj5hZGRUb0NhcnQoJ1ptbGhkQ0ExTURBOE96NU1RbEl0TFdGc2JDMHdMVE13TFRFM0xURT0nLCcnLCAnJywgJycsJycsICdhZGQtMS04NDY3JywgJzAnKQ==Saucy!

Love the description!

500 WITH MAN AND PROSTITUTE

I wonder whether this particular model would be stricter than the usual "Not for children under the age of 14" ?? :shock:

#100 OFFLINE   seth

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Posted 25 November 2007 - 12:16 AM

Finished the R30 Skyline last night.

Very nice indeed SL :D

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 12:48 AM

Skyline looks great SL. :D

#102 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 11:37 AM

All I have is a model of a Simca 1100, in beige...

Is that the Norev one?

#103 OFFLINE   michiel

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 11:54 AM

It is. It currently shares a drawer at work with some car brochures and a Russian ambulance I bought for my dad's birthday, he has a couple of hundred ambulances at home.

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 12:38 PM

I have a 'modest' collection of 1/60, 1/43, 1/32, 1/24 and 1/18 die cast models collected over the years. I also have loads of unmade 1/24 stuff awaiting my attention. After a gap of about a year, I picked up 2 neat 1/18 models recently in a big discount store called something (TJ?) Maxx. A Sunstar Lancia Stratos and Solido Peugeot 205 Rallye - a tenner each. They also had a Peugeot 403 Sedan, an intergrale and Facel Vega too. I have a few of my cars on here:http://www.reallylou..._index_toys.htm

#105 OFFLINE   MrRegieRitmo

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Posted 26 November 2007 - 09:38 PM

It is. It currently shares a drawer at work with some car brochures and a Russian ambulance I bought for my dad's birthday, he has a couple of hundred ambulances at home.

Good cos there's never one around when you need one!

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 08:51 PM

Local newsagent to work was having a clear out. 4 left £2 each-so i bought the 3 I could afford.
Vauxhall Astra in digital green
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Wedgewood blue hb Viva saloon
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Ford Zephyr (Apollo taxis lea valley)
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The 1 left was an Austin 1800 mk1 which if still there I will get tomorrow.

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Posted 27 November 2007 - 09:35 PM

Local newsagent to work was having a clear out. 4 left £2 each-so i bought the 3 I could afford.Vauxhall Astra in digital greenThe 1 left was an Austin 1800 mk1 which if still there I will get tomorrow.

I'd have taken the Blandcrab in preference to the disAstra :lol:
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Posted 27 November 2007 - 09:46 PM

I'd have taken the Blandcrab in preference to the disAstra :lol:

Ah but the astra is the same as the company car :lol:

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Posted 28 November 2007 - 10:08 PM

Austin 1800 turned out to be a wolseley 6
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Posted 28 November 2007 - 11:15 PM

Zephyr has a Hull registration

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 09:04 PM

Anyone for an Orion?http://cgi.ebay.co.u...1QQcmdZViewItem

Oh cool I've been waiting for that to be released. I got the Cortina Mk5 and Granada Mk2 in the same sereis and they're fab models. It's great that Ixo/Altaya and so on are around now because they're doing loads of 80s stuff that's never been modelled before. Seat Malaga saloon anyone?!

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 09:06 PM

Zephyr has a Hull registration

Odd that it's not a Hull firm though. They did a Marina taxi too which was Hull registered but from somewhere else :?

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 10:32 PM

Just finished making this:

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Got it in one of those collections Humbrol used to bring out. I'm afraid I gave the nicely-made Herald to a friend whose got a real one & his daughter's dolly used it as her wheels & wrote it off of course.

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There's the 1967 Escort with an Airfix Bugatti 35 & the TR4. Many Airfix cars are remarkably good kits. Note that I gave the Escort Chelmsford plates. Hope you like the purple colour; it seems quite authentic.

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 12:36 PM

Coincidence - I got halfway through the Escort in summer.The 3 kit pack has been reintroduced by the way this time with the Escort, Herald and HA Viva. You can buy it direct from Airfix for about £14 (or you could before they shut the factory in Hull!! Might still be made in China)My pride and joy in my collection are the Marina and Maxi. It took me about 15 years to finally get ones at affordable prices (the Marina was only £20 and it's mint!). They were cheap enough to build but with the current prices where they are it's a bit of a dilemma :?

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:11 PM

Would like to get hold of the Viva, but I've got plenty to be getting on with. Usually get round to making them eventually, but like most serious modellers I've got enough unmades to open a small shop. Also just finished the Tamiya VW KG 'as' my own real '67 one:

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Obviously not shite. The kit's pretty good though of course you notice everything that's wrong with it when you have an intimate relationship with the 1:1 version! (e.g. had to scratchbuild the passenger grabrail, not included though a famous & prominent feature).

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Posted 03 December 2007 - 07:57 PM

I've never really done many 1/32 kits but those Airfix jobbies look pretty worthwhile. I remember once doing a Mini, a Citroen Traction and a 2CV. I think they were all Airfix. I got a handful of Arii 1/32 kits of Japanese cars which have really nice detail but not built any yet. I might tackle on over christmas as it'll take less time than a 1/24.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 07:08 AM

I've never really done many 1/32 kits but those Airfix jobbies look pretty worthwhile. I remember once doing a Mini, a Citroen Traction and a 2CV. I think they were all Airfix. I got a handful of Arii 1/32 kits of Japanese cars which have really nice detail but not built any yet. I might tackle on over christmas as it'll take less time than a 1/24.

Yes, 1/32 is a funny scale, but, as mentioned, Airfix cars are remarkably good kits. I do a lot of aviation modelling & Airfix kits are generally inferior, though they made some interesting types of aircraft. A lot of their moulds have been kept going FAR too long, so even if they ever had any detail, it's long gone. But many of the cars have excellent detailing, including engines (as in that Escort). The TR4 also has an engine. If Arii are any good you may find that they'll take as much time as a 1/24 scale model - certainly the Airfix 1/32s can take as long as Tamiya 1/24s.Have also done the Revell 1/16 KG (for someone else & I can't find any photos) - too big for a plastic kit really; and I've got the Gunze Sangyo one unmade.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 09:50 AM

Nice kits those Airfix ones. I built the box set about 15 years ago. Escort was finished as standard although Herald was cut down and built as a pick-up with a cab wall added. Thought it turned out quite well. Only half built the TR as I lost interest - probably cos I had no interest in the real thing...

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 04:02 AM

Just been browsing yahoo japan auction looking at kits and there's some fantastically dull shite on there. Shame it's a bit pricey getting stuff off there.

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Tempted by this 323 8)
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Awesome!
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But the lord god king of all the shite kit manufacturers still remains Academy/Minicraft. Not only did they produce the Hyundai Excell and Stella kits I have but check out this eye wateringly dull offering!!

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Lastly... WTF?!

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 06:41 AM

WTF indeed! Don't suppose Porsche would be terribly happy about that swastika! I wonder if any of the Eastern European/ex-Soviet kit manufacturers will make plastic models of any of their cars which we love so much? Trouble is, car models are usually of cool wheels, not Mum & Dad's shopping trolley. Don't know if they have things like ebay either, but my sister sometimes goes to Poland & has got me a few interesting vehicles & aircraft from a good model shop in Krakow:

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