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noelsmith last won the day on April 23

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  1. If you want a decent plastic kit of the Cutty Sark the old Airfix one is not a bad kit. The Imai one seems to be the best that I have heard about, but seems difficult to obtain. Scale Warship in the UK did a set of photo etched detailing for the Imai kit. Pity they did not look at the Airfix one as there would probably been more market opportunity as the kit appears year on year in the Airfix Catalogue. Scale Warship has also done stuff for the Airfix Victory and the Revell Vasa kits.
  2. I think you must have meant Stockholm in Sweden Ron for the Vasa. I visited it once whilst on a Baltic Cruise. To see an almost intact 16th century ship preserved is an awesome sight! The Oseberg Viking Ship is in Oslo I believe.
  3. Thanks for the Tameo link Eric. It made interesting reading. The generation observation made by Mr. Tameo will be affecting all facets of the modelling industry unfortunately.
  4. Very realistic. Have you tried plastic card through the crimper as an experiment as well? A bit dubious about using toxic chemicals so was wondering if plastic card was a viable alternative using 'normal' painting and weathering accessories?
  5. Some of those working subjects just cry out to be used as patterns and could be re engineered in polished brass.
  6. Dapol now manufacture all the old Kitmaster/Airfix locos and rolling stock, and also the old Airfix trackside accessories and buildings. So all are still obtainable.
  7. There are plenty of other interesting models from that same company via a number of hobby sales outlets around the world.
  8. Lovely character model. Based on the definitive Christmas Carol movie with Alastair Sym playing Scrooge. Very often copied but never surpassed.
  9. How about trying Grex themselves for parts? Like Badger, they probably can supply parts direct.
  10. I have also been looking at Andy Cauldwell's build of 'Old Calhoun' where he detailed up that old AMT kit. Just shows what can be done to a 50 year old kit and get a top award at your IPMS Nationals. Just out of curiosity can your white metal roadsters be entered in your USA Nationals? At Scale Modelworld Telford 1/43rd scale white metal models are allowed. A bit of an inheritance from when virtually al! 1/43rd scale kits used to be manufactured in white metal.
  11. Gary. Thanks for coming back with that into about the last front engined roadster to run the 500. Surprised to learn that they hung in until 1966 albeit a one car entry.
  12. Hello Gary. Not been on here for a while so thanks for your feed back and additional leads given. I reckon if MFH did a 1/12th scale kit of one of those 1963 Novi Indianapolis Racers it would do well, particularly in the USA. Was 1963 the last Indy 500 in which front engines racers took part?
  13. Read on another forum that Johnson's still make it. Apparently it is now branded Revive It. The poster said that he read the formula label on his Kleer and the Revive It to find that they were identical.
  14. A very sad loss, like all who have perished in that unnecessary war.
  15. Very nice model Bruce. Being die cast metal in the main gives car models the right sort of feel over a plastic model weight wise. 1/8th scale is very nice and compatible with the old and new Pocher kits, and the Wespe resin kits from Romania. The Wespe range has some more unusual subjects. Not highly complex kits from what I can see but capable of super detailing by the more experienced modeller.
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