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by slartibartfast229
Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Latest Diecast News and Site Updates
Topic: Ignition Model Pandem Z (s30) – Rocket Bunny Tra ‘Kyoto’
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Ignition Model Pandem Z (s30) – Rocket Bunny Tra ‘Kyoto’

Those wheel rims are Watanabe RS, heavily influenced by Minilite.
by slartibartfast229
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:45 pm
Forum: Latest Diecast News and Site Updates
Topic: OttOmobile New Opel Kadett GT-E (Group 4)
Replies: 1
Views: 340

Re: OttOmobile New Opel Kadett GT-E (Group 4)

They say everyone loves an underdog, and this represents a real beauty. The original 1.9 litre SOHC engine was replaced by a 16 valve version based on the Chevrolet Vega with a Cosworth designed DOHC head. This was in an attempt to match the very similar Ford Escort RS1800 of the time. The problems ...
by slartibartfast229
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:34 pm
Forum: Latest Diecast News and Site Updates
Topic: GT Spirit New Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: GT Spirit New Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

[KRAFTIG] wrote:Guaranteed more colours are coming!
You have an insider tip on this fact?
by slartibartfast229
Fri Jul 29, 2016 9:58 am
Forum: Latest Diecast News and Site Updates
Topic: GT Spirit New Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: GT Spirit New Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R

Model Maniac wrote:I hope they do some other colors. White & black does not do that car justice.
You know they will. Dealers such as CK will already be in contact with GTS for special editions - and with more realistic shipping prices to go with them.......
by slartibartfast229
Thu Jul 28, 2016 10:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi Guys, looking for some LED help?
Replies: 10
Views: 1933

Re: Hi Guys, looking for some LED help?

LED's tend to come in regular and high brightness variations. When I want a cheap source for front and rear I buy 'bicycle' lamp sets that pop up from time to time in Aldi or Lidl German retailer stores (to be found all over Europe). Battery holders designed for electronic projects are easy to find ...
by slartibartfast229
Thu Jun 02, 2016 2:33 pm
Forum: Latest Diecast News and Site Updates
Topic: ACME Trading Co. Announces Alliance w/ Classic Carlectables
Replies: 4
Views: 319

Re: ACME Trading Co. Announces Alliance w/ Classic Carlectab

If anyone on the forum knows the people at Acme or CC ask if they will import some of the 1/18th scale ATCC touring car racers out of Australia. Classic have some subjects that I would really like to be able to buy in Europe, and not have to pay crippling amounts for shipping.....
by slartibartfast229
Tue May 24, 2016 5:17 pm
Forum: Latest Diecast News and Site Updates
Topic: Precision Collection 1921 Ford Model T Hearse
Replies: 4
Views: 456

Re: Precision Collection 1921 Ford Model T Hearse

Buy some suitable sized Munster figures and cheer things up a little..... :>)
by slartibartfast229
Mon May 23, 2016 3:16 pm
Forum: Latest Diecast News and Site Updates
Topic: First Look: OttOmobile Volkswagen Golf V R32
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: First Look: OttOmobile Volkswagen Golf V R32

I have to say there's something about those wheels that doesn't appeal to me......
by slartibartfast229
Sat May 21, 2016 9:07 am
Forum: Latest Diecast News and Site Updates
Topic: Schuco New Releases for May
Replies: 4
Views: 455

Re: Schuco New Releases for May

We need Schuco to re-do this version of the Beetle as an early 70's 1302S. The only such model in 1/18th scale is the ancient Revell which is long gone. I know that the last 1:1 version of the Beetle on sale (new) is significant, but it has little relevance outside South America. And whitewall tyres...
by slartibartfast229
Fri May 20, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Latest Diecast News and Site Updates
Topic: One Model Ltd. Mugen Series Grows By One
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: One Model Ltd. Mugen Series Grows By One

Does it come with a baseball cap designed to be worn backwards? :>)
by slartibartfast229
Mon May 16, 2016 1:51 pm
Forum: Latest Diecast News and Site Updates
Topic: Kyosho Headliner – Lancia Stratos HF Series
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Kyosho Headliner – Lancia Stratos HF Series

Are you aware of the Kyosho version? And I mean the opening diecast ones, not this sealed resin. I did not know that Kyosho had produced an earlier series of the Stratos in metal with opening parts. It makes no sense now that they have abandoned this tooling in favour of a sealed resin - and at suc...
by slartibartfast229
Sun May 15, 2016 5:23 pm
Forum: Latest Diecast News and Site Updates
Topic: Kyosho Headliner – Lancia Stratos HF Series
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Kyosho Headliner – Lancia Stratos HF Series

Since the Sunstar is the only real option in 1/18th scale at the moment, I hoped this would be a realistic alternative. But it looks to be way too expensive even for a fully opened, fully detailed metal model. $345 for a sealed resin? No thanks...... If they drop to around €100 then I will consider...
by slartibartfast229
Sun May 15, 2016 7:06 am
Forum: Latest Diecast News and Site Updates
Topic: Kyosho Headliner – Lancia Stratos HF Series
Replies: 6
Views: 534

Re: Kyosho Headliner – Lancia Stratos HF Series

Since the Sunstar is the only real option in 1/18th scale at the moment, I hoped this would be a realistic alternative. But it looks to be way too expensive even for a fully opened, fully detailed metal model. $345 for a sealed resin? No thanks...... If they drop to around €100 then I will consider ...
by slartibartfast229
Mon May 09, 2016 7:47 am
Forum: Member Collections
Topic: WINNER! DCOTM Jameson Neumann - May 2016
Replies: 9
Views: 2987

Re: WINNER! DCOTM Jameson Neumann - May 2016

If you can keep dust away, you can count yourself lucky! I have all of my collection behind glass, in a room with very few visitors, yet still the dust gets on to the models....... :>(

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