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Littorio
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 03:21 PM UTC

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Awesome mail call!

Those 17" from Plamoz are definitely much better and accurate. The alternative would have been a set from Hobby Design.

http://www.car-model-kit.com/hd03-0184-17-sports-wheels-for-fiat-500-abarth-hobby-design



I did look for the Hobby Design set but my normal go to online automotive store was out of stock. I'll keep this other store you linked to as a back-up store as I'd not seen them before and they have a few kits that are on my wishlist.
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Posted: Sunday, October 07, 2018 - 01:09 PM UTC
Awesome mail call!

Those 17" from Plamoz are definitely much better and accurate. The alternative would have been a set from Hobby Design.

http://www.car-model-kit.com/hd03-0184-17-sports-wheels-for-fiat-500-abarth-hobby-design
Littorio
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Posted: Tuesday, October 02, 2018 - 09:31 PM UTC
Nice one Richard, just wish someone would do that Aston Martin in 1/24.

Any way my Italian garage has just had another intake plus some tools.
The black ‘sheet’ in the bag is a sheet of black flock for doing mats and carpet, they do other colours but the red and beige were out of stock, the decals are for a Ferrari 599 GTB Panamerica 20,000.
After Calvin informed me about the wheels being the wrong size on my FIAT 659 I found a set of 17” from Plamoz.

The two primers also act as micro fillers so we’ll see when I get round to using them.



tinbanger
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 11:49 AM UTC
Added another Airfix DB5 to my stash:-



Two cars in this box!:-



Littorio
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:34 AM UTC
Thanks Jesper and you are correct Calvin, I’m keeping my eyes peeled on evilbay and second hand kit sites for the most part trying to find some of the old kits there are however a few new ones that join them.

Just also got a book ‘Ferrari 70 years’

There a few old kits that will be a challenge to find, Esci Lancia Beta for example.
Clunbb9
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Posted: Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 06:01 AM UTC
That collection is growing fast!
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:10 PM UTC
Beautiful set of jem's you've found there Luciano.
Littorio
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Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 07:36 PM UTC
Couple of evilbay wins arrived over the last couple of days, so keeping with my mainly Italian theme here they are.



This is a Protar kit of a Ferrari 512S
Littorio
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 04:16 AM UTC
Ok not the postman, I was at a show today and these two followed me home.

Found the Ferrari FXX under a table for only £20.

Littorio
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Posted: Thursday, September 06, 2018 - 05:16 PM UTC

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Oh wow! Nice pick up. When you unbox the Abarth 500 Ferrari Tributo, would you mind taking a few photos? I want to see what the difference is between that kit and the Essensse kit. Thanks!



Calvin,

Here’s some photos of the contents and the instructions, l would also like to know the difference as the ‘Esseesse’ version is in my shopping cart along with the standard Abarth version. Note you get a window masking template but no masking material.

Hope that helps



This is perfect! I think the only difference is that your kit has the additional sprue with the sportier racing bucket seats in the 595 and 695 Abarth. It also has the stock seats as well. The Essessee kit comes with the "Abarth" Wooden crate sprue. It's not anything different other than this. What is a big letdown for me is that the wheels are MUCH too small for the actual car. The wheels provided are 15" while the real car has 17" wheels. I was planning to build a replica of my daily driver, a white Abarth, but will have to end up buying aftermarket Hobby Design Abarth wheels to make the model more accurate.



Calvin, thanks for the information I'll have to look out for those wheels. I plan on picking up the Italeri Abarth team truck and trailer to go along side the little cars although I should really get one of the racing versions.
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Posted: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 - 05:41 PM UTC

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Oh wow! Nice pick up. When you unbox the Abarth 500 Ferrari Tributo, would you mind taking a few photos? I want to see what the difference is between that kit and the Essensse kit. Thanks!



Calvin,

Here’s some photos of the contents and the instructions, l would also like to know the difference as the ‘Esseesse’ version is in my shopping cart along with the standard Abarth version. Note you get a window masking template but no masking material.

Hope that helps



This is perfect! I think the only difference is that your kit has the additional sprue with the sportier racing bucket seats in the 595 and 695 Abarth. It also has the stock seats as well. The Essessee kit comes with the "Abarth" Wooden crate sprue. It's not anything different other than this. What is a big letdown for me is that the wheels are MUCH too small for the actual car. The wheels provided are 15" while the real car has 17" wheels. I was planning to build a replica of my daily driver, a white Abarth, but will have to end up buying aftermarket Hobby Design Abarth wheels to make the model more accurate.
Littorio
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 09:24 PM UTC

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Oh wow! Nice pick up. When you unbox the Abarth 500 Ferrari Tributo, would you mind taking a few photos? I want to see what the difference is between that kit and the Essensse kit. Thanks!



Calvin,

Here’s some photos of the contents and the instructions, l would also like to know the difference as the ‘Esseesse’ version is in my shopping cart along with the standard Abarth version. Note you get a window masking template but no masking material.









Hope that helps
Clunbb9
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Posted: Tuesday, September 04, 2018 - 08:38 AM UTC

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Nice one D, I do like some of the ‘50s cars and that’s one of them.

Well any way I thought it about time I got some Italians in my 1/24 car stash plus a couple of interlopers.

Oh also got a jar Zero paints Rosso Scuderia (Ferrari racing red for road cars) and Giallo Modena (Ferrari Yellow)

Now to find some Alfa’s, Lancia’s and Maserati’s.

Oh I’ve been watching old Alfa’s on YouTube so now want to make models of them as I can’t afford the real thing.



Oh wow! Nice pick up. When you unbox the Abarth 500 Ferrari Tributo, would you mind taking a few photos? I want to see what the difference is between that kit and the Essensse kit. Thanks!
Littorio
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Posted: Monday, September 03, 2018 - 03:51 AM UTC
Nice one D, I do like some of the ‘50s cars and that’s one of them.

Well any way I thought it about time I got some Italians in my 1/24 car stash plus a couple of interlopers.

Oh also got a jar Zero paints Rosso Scuderia (Ferrari racing red for road cars) and Giallo Modena (Ferrari Yellow)





Now to find some Alfa’s, Lancia’s and Maserati’s.

Oh I’ve been watching old Alfa’s on YouTube so now want to make models of them as I can’t afford the real thing.
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Posted: Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 05:11 AM UTC

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Apologies for the absence, work is crayzeeeee at the moment.

One small addition to the Tri-Five project stash. Been chasing this one at the right price for a while now.



Cheers, D




D,
Nice find. And glad to see that you're still alive & well.

A high school friend had one in 1965 and swapped out the engine for a 327 small block with plenty of mods. I still remember riding around in it.


Joel
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Posted: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 09:53 PM UTC
Apologies for the absence, work is crayzeeeee at the moment.

One small addition to the Tri-Five project stash. Been chasing this one at the right price for a while now.



Cheers, D
Littorio
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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 11:24 PM UTC
Thank you Jesper, that Chrysler looks nice.

A few items arrived yesterday and today.
The Battlefield 1 and IWC watch decals are for the Tamiya AMG GT3 however they come without instructions! There’s also a decal set for the AMG GT3 Black Falcon Racing (blue car) and the Senna set for the Ducati 1199S.
The Japanese cartoon girl box is the Fujimi AMG SLS GT3 with Good Smile Racing team decals.


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Posted: Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 10:14 PM UTC
I have just had 10 year anniversary, at work.My dear colleagues gave me a very nice present
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Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 05:38 PM UTC
Happy birthday, yesterday, Luciano. Very cool Mercedes models you've bought.
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 10:15 AM UTC

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CALLSIGN: tinbanger

Picked up a few Airfix auto's at the LHS:-

I will not be using the paints or glue!
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What do these look like inside the box? I've always wondered. Have time to post a few sprue shots?




Littorio
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 07:26 AM UTC

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Luciano, you hit the jackpot, my friend! Both superb models!
Do you care to share some build blogs? The one from Tamiya i'll love to see it.

Cheers!
Gabriel



Thank you Gabriel. I’ve just found and ordered the “Battlefront 1” decal set directly from the manufacturer also found and ordered another decal set at the same time, I’m going to need another AMG GT3

As for a build log well at the moment I’d just be happy to finish something. I do need to build an ‘M’ subject for a show in November so it could be a Merc and I’ll get to try those Zero paints.
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 06:56 AM UTC
Luciano, you hit the jackpot, my friend! Both superb models!
Do you care to share some build blogs? The one from Tamiya i'll love to see it.

Cheers!
Gabriel
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Posted: Sunday, August 05, 2018 - 06:47 AM UTC
Well it’s my birthday today and here is what I brought myself, it arrived the other day but I waited until today when I finished work to open it. Yes working on my birthday and it’s a Sunday as well.

Zero colour matched paints including 2 part candy orange for the AMG GT3 just waiting for the decal sheet to come back in stock, pe for a Tamiya Mercedes CLK GTR and a set of decals for the Fujimi SLS AMG GT3.



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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 07:25 PM UTC
Richard: Airfix 1/32 scale certainly brings back memories. Very nice buy's.
Hwa-Rang
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Posted: Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 07:15 PM UTC
Gabriel: Very nice buy's. The Mercedes is very high on my wishlist.