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Post  Mal on Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:28 pm

Can't remember the brand but high end resin



Racing 43



Same as the other Celica



and finally another Racing 43


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Post  gaz_bass on Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:32 pm

Superb Mal!
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Post  bmd on Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:36 pm

mal you've been busy................... some lovely additions there, well done m8! cheers 
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Post  Hampton Caught on Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:56 pm

Yes, a very busy bunny you've been..... and that's without taking account of the touring cars, Mal! Hint! Wink 

From your (clearly wide) experience with kits, which manufacturers would you recommend to buy and to avoid?

Cheers, Steve
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Post  Zeus on Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:19 pm

Nice builds Mal, I think the Celica's are Scala 43
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Post  reeft1 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:59 pm

All are stunning!
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Post  Simon6R4 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:19 pm

Great builds Mal, really like the Monte Celica
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Post  newt5550 on Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:17 pm

Superb builds Mal Cool 
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Post  Mal on Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:50 pm

Zeus wrote:Nice builds Mal, I think the Celica's are Scala 43
Thankyou, was on the tip of my tongue but old age and debauchery was having an effect.

Thanks guys. The individual Celica is the latest build, the others are older builds. Just someone asked for me to put up photos of them a while ago.

Best kits in order, if you don't mind fiddly, BBR, Scala 43, Arena, Renaissance, Racing 43, Meri, the old Provence Moulage/Starter, then you start getting into Jemmpy etc. There are other brands that would fit into the list but are not as common such as Mini Racing, SMTS, Heco, CJM. Also, some are very basic even in the brands and just because one is resin and one is metal, does not mean one is better. If you are wanting to start out, the old Provence Moulage kits are cheap and some of the Racing 43 stuff is. Maybe when buying, look at after market decals as some of the older kit's decals can be all but useless.

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Post  Hampton Caught on Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:18 pm

Hi Mal,

Thanks for your post. Very helpful info there. I have two or three Jemmpy kits to build and having built one already, found them to be very good to work with once I'd tidied it up a bit which is normal for any kit, resin or metal.

I'm now intrigued to know how much better a BBR or Scala 43 kit can be than the Jemmpy one! Very Happy  Oooer! If either company make or made a Rover/ MG/ Austin or Triumph rally or race car, I'll be a happy (and intrigued) bunny!

Thanks again, Mal. Cheers, Steve
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Post  reeft1 on Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:58 pm

My feedback is remarkedly similar to Mals. Ive built Starter and Provence Moulage kits and found them good but decals are a bit delicate 10 years+ on from when they ceased manufacturing these. Racing43 do nice kits which build good models. Dont like Provence Miniature - even for a recent release i found the decals super fragile. Mini Racing i like a lot and whilst not the cheapest, are straight forward builds with plenty of detail and good casting. If it wasnt for the fact they make models nobody else makes i wouldnt touch tip top kits with a 10ft bargepole - a nightmare to make. I have a renaissence kit which i am dreading picking up because of the fiddly bits and fat finger syndrome. Jemmpy are pretty straight forward. Never built a tron kit but i do have unbuilt arena, smts, meri kits and scala43 kits which look nice quality in their boxes. Grand prix racing models are reasonable but casting details arent as accurate as more recent kits. Never built a bbr kit but they are meant to be very good. And finally, whilst i have a number of k&r replica kits, proportions can be a bit hit and miss. Hope this helps.
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Post  Mal on Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:53 am

More old builds

Arena Possum



Slower Models - Possum. This is actually one I made for someone else.



Can't remember the kit maker. Small box, not so good white metal



Same brand


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Post  Mal on Wed Oct 09, 2013 8:57 am

Gee I need to take better photos.

PM kit, Waldegard



PM Kit, Gardemeister



PM kit, Sainz




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Post  Mal on Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:01 am

There are others but no photos at this time, here are some 1/24 stuff

Tamiya - converted to Possum



Hasegawa Datto Safari



Very old Esci kit. pre-computers so all logos etc painted



Modern rendition with ragged edge decal


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Post  bmd on Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:05 am

great stuff mal! cheers 
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Post  newt5550 on Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:27 am

Lovely build Mal. You certainly like your kits.
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Post  reeft1 on Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:57 am

Great builds
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Post  omer yetis on Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:23 pm

all great builds Mal.
but we also look forward seeing your lovely 1/18 builds Wink
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Post  reeft1 on Wed Oct 09, 2013 5:35 pm

Mal - whats the yellow Escort mk6 kit car on the prior page?

Thanks!
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Post  Mal on Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:46 am

The Escort is a 1/24 Revell (old Esci) kit. Decals from Ragged Edge Design. Car as it ran in 1980(?) in the Southern Cross rally here in Australia. Car is official Ford Australia entry. The team had a few cars and converted one to LHD for Waldegard.

Here are some more 1/24 kit builds.

Old esci kit with a renaissance trans kit



Racing 43 / Big - metal oob



Hasegawa with modified studio 27 decals



Tamiya kit - modifed



oob Hasegawa kit, door plates have yellowed




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Post  Mal on Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:49 am

Tamiya kit with studio 27 decals



Tamiya - modified



Old esci kit way back when they originally came out. Greg Carr in an official Ford entry in the old Burma rally. Can't remember where I saw the original photo for this as it is soooooo long ago



Another Racing 432 / Big - metal kit - oob




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Post  Mal on Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:54 am

And a couple for Steve. 1/43 racing stuff

Commodore -Monza


BMW -ATCC


BMW -ATCC - decal conversion


BMW -ATCC - decal conversion

BMW -Bathurst

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Post  Mal on Sun Oct 13, 2013 11:58 am

Chev -Transam

BMW - ATCC decal conversion


Chev -Germany Frank Gardner


BMW - ATCC


BMW -Macau decal conversion

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Post  newt5550 on Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:28 pm

Superb collection Mal. Cool 
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Post  reeft1 on Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:44 pm

cracking
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