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Cosimodo
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 11:44 AM UTC

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Michael, I had to look, at Hiroboys website. Is it the pink pig? Those big scale MFH kits are absolutely spectacular.



Hi Jesper,
Pink Pig indeed. I got this one from Model Factory Hiro in Japan. I think they have most versions of the 25 917s made. But I think this one is sort of unique. Porsche called it Bertha, it certainly portly.

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Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 11:47 AM UTC

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Michael,
Now that's super impressive. How about a in box review along with your thoughts on the build and what extra details you'll be adding.

Joel



Hi Joel,
I will try for a review ahead of the build. I would guess zero extras are required looking at the instructions but you never know.

cheers
Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 11:52 AM UTC

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HI Michael -

Wow - that looks like the 1/12 scale version! cool! Yes, the Fujimi conversion I worked on was part of my test/trials course to find out if I could handle an MFH kit. My interpretation of the engine conversion/addition to that build was certainly inspired by MFH kits - if you look closely at the throttle linkages (scratch built), fuel injector/s, lines, and distributors, you'll see they are modeled after the "real deal" in the MFH kit.

So, looking forward to seeing this come together

cheers
Nick



I always wondered how you got such great detail. You've let out your trade secret
I had the same thought about MFH which is why I was experimenting with the Tamiya McLaren in 1/12 scale.

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Michael
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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 01:54 PM UTC
Haha! Yes!, you figured it out, partially - I also look all over the internet for images of the real car and adapt as much as I can figure out how to. I have a 40 minute bus ride home each night, so if I dont fall asleep, perfect time for some research.

That big McLaren of yours made me wonder too - the rivets are really nice!

Looking forward to seeing your build
Nick

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Posted: Monday, November 18, 2019 - 12:54 PM UTC
Page 20 of this thread needs a Chevy





Cheers, D
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 02:14 PM UTC
Something different, yet another pick up from a local Facebook BSS page, to go with my Aussie Western Star.



I can even use the decals (after I trim off the "Bob Baird" and locality details) as we have a very good Texas Longhorn industry here in Australia now.

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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 06:52 PM UTC
Pretty cool Damian. Don't you need another one, for a genuine Aussie road train
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Posted: Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 10:17 PM UTC

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Pretty cool Damian. Don't you need another one, for a genuine Aussie road train



Haha, yes, probably another 3 or 4!



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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 12:16 PM UTC
D,
That '57 Chevy Pro Stock really looks great. Sure would be more then perfect for the Race Car GB coming up next.

And that Tamdem hauler is just outrageous. Never saw anything like that on the roads.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, November 29, 2019 - 12:17 PM UTC
Nick & Michael,
Like both of you, I use the Internet to do my research as Google keeps on coming up with new info and pictures every time I reword my search questions.

Joel
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 11:41 AM UTC
Yesterday the drill chuck and live center came in the post so I am set up to machine parts for models :-



Thank to Carol my wife for getting this lathe for me on our 40th wedding anniversary!
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 06:18 PM UTC
Richard, congratulations with the 40'th wedding anniversary.

That is quite a gift. Lot's of cool parts can be made on such a small lathe.
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Posted: Wednesday, December 04, 2019 - 10:05 PM UTC
Congratulations on 40 years Richard, a great journey! Excellent addition to the arsenal there as well. Expect us all to start sending our custom milled parts orders very soon.

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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 01:25 AM UTC
Richard,
That's one very impressive lath. I have complete confidence in your abilities to turn parts to the nth degree in detail and accuracy.

And of course congratulations to both you and your wife for making 40 years. As for my lovely wife and myself, we'll be celebrating our 4oth year this July 10th.

Joel
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 12:16 PM UTC
Thank you all for the congratulations!
I have a list of projects to build using the lathe.
One of my favorite rims and an easy to build are the Center Line make of rims:-



Before I get involved machining rims I have to get back to my car builds and submit for the strip etc group build rules.
Stickframe
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Posted: Thursday, December 05, 2019 - 12:57 PM UTC
HI Richard,

Nice lathe! but, even more cool is the possibility that you could machine your own Centerline racing wheels - they are among my all time favorites, specifically from the early 80's, wow! - next thing you'll be telling us you can make your own beadlocks! lol - It will be fun to see what you make with that machine

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Nick
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Posted: Friday, December 06, 2019 - 08:17 AM UTC
Richard,
Ain't that something else. Making your own wheels.

If you remember Richard from Aeroscale, he's a machinist like his father and grandfather. He makes a ton of model parts that are incredible. I'm sure you'll be doing amazing things as well. Maybe even help out some of us old guys.

Joel
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Posted: Monday, December 09, 2019 - 11:17 PM UTC
A few items, from AK-interactive have arrived. Bought som armor stuff, as well, but no point in showing it here.
The pencils will be interesting to try out.

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Posted: Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 03:10 AM UTC
Jesper,
I'd be very interested in seeing how the pencils work out for sure.

Joel
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 03:13 AM UTC
Hi again

A nice early "Xmas present to me" arrived in the post today:



I've got a bit of a backlog of reviews to work on, so I won't promise to get 'round to this straight away, but I couldn't resist a quick peek in the box and the kit really looks pretty impressive.

All the best

Rowan
AussieReg
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 08:09 AM UTC

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I couldn't resist a quick peek in the box and the kit really looks pretty impressive.



Its a Chevy, was there ever any doubt? 😎

Excellent pickup there Rowan, I look forward to your review and build on this one!

Cheers, D
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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 12:35 PM UTC
Ordered in and received last week because of all the great builds of this kit.

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Posted: Friday, December 13, 2019 - 06:43 PM UTC

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Ordered in and received last week because of all the great builds of this kit.



Nice addition David, and you are spot on, this kit has been the subject of some great work. It will be great to see your work on it. Are you going to build it for the Race Theme Group Build next year?

Cheers, D
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 12:22 AM UTC
Rowan: Great buy. Love the shape, of the '65-'66 Impala's
Got that one on my wishlist.
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Posted: Saturday, December 14, 2019 - 12:25 AM UTC
David: excellent choice. A bit more flash and ejectorpin marks, than we usually see, on Tamiya, but still a Great kit.