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  1. As is always the way in this country, if something looks like a success and people are enjoying it, it will be torn up to be replaced by faceless flats. J
  2. There is the Clanfield off road track about 30 mins from where i live, but off road just doesn't do it for me. There used to be an onroad track about an hour from me where they used to hold the worlds, but that closed years ago, and there is nothing else close by. I buddy of mine has an rc drag car, and he's always spoken of starting a club for those, but the lack of areas to run has made it impossible. J
  3. I have a soft spot for the on road models. All of mine are vintage though, my collection stops at the F103. F1: I have all the early F1 and F2 cars, and the Road Wizard in all liveries F2: I have the complete set of F2 B2b: A complete restored one Goup C: I have an original Toyota Toms, and a Porsche 956 And a huge collection of vintage F1 body sets. Have a look in my showroom. I'm not obsessed though... Honestly J
  4. I will try that, but there is always a step when the masking is removed. I have had enough of it for the time being, time to move onto something else. J
  5. I was up at the crack of dawn to complete my vintage new build Honda F2. It was all going very well, till i discovered the blue paint has shrunk and cracked. To repaint means taking if the hens teeth decals, so it is staying as it is for the time being. J
  6. The most spent in one go was just about £3000 on a collection i purchased. I have since sold a few of the models. There's lots of stuff i regret not buying, but i look forward to the next opportunity, i dont dwell on what has passed. J
  7. I have a couple of new old stock body sets for the Essex 79, I will scan and send you a set. PM me with your email address to send to. J
  8. I'm impressed with the results of your labour. The original lotus 79 driver is one of the rarest and hardest to find. I had to buy another complete car just to get the one i was looking for. What are your molds made of? J
  9. This morning, my friendly postman delivered a NOS body set for one of my Lancia Rally 037 restorations. This came from japan and is one of the limited releases from 1992. J
  10. Ebay can be a fickle place, i list a lot of rc stuff there. I can list an item one day, get a single bid and make no real money, but i can list an identical item a few weeks later, and it goes crazy. It just depends who's looking at any one time. If one person wants it, its not worth a lot, but if ten people want it, its worth loads. J
  11. There seems to be a trend at the moment of people buying 3, 4 and in one case i just saw, 8 kits of the same model. I am moved to ask why? Whats the point? The kits that are being bought, are re release, and not likely to be going out of production any time soon, so why on earth would you want to spend what must have been a fair amount of money on that many of the same one? I have tried to build my collection by having one of each of the models built and perhaps one new in box, but the need to stockpile lots of just one kit is beyond me. J Happy new year by the way.
  12. No. the Chris Craft are cold moulded wood, wheras mine is glassfibre. Mine is 27ft with twin inboard engines. The picture is from the begining of the year when i lifted it out for the winter and started to strip it for repaint. J
  13. If you want to watch all your spare cash disappear, you should buy a classic boat. Even if i dont use it, the cost of owning it and maintaining it each year runs to about £6000. I love it to bits, but its a money pit. J
  14. If that is a genuine vintage NIB 959 kit, they are selling for around the £1800 mark, and a new built model, around £700, so if the shop is selling the stuff for the same price as re re kits, i need to fly out there and buy it all... J
  15. Mrs Claus in the guise of my other half, rather kindly brought me another vintage F1 to add to the collection. J
  16. I sit in both camps, but i am definitely more onroad than offroad as my showroom will attest. From the nostalgic point, I love the precision of the early models with the metal chassis, and i have to confess to being a bit OCD with the painting and decals. If its not on the box, its not on the model. But, i am also in the camp where i can see that Tamiya have to move with the times and produce what the masses want, otherwise they would be out of business. The all plastic basher kits might be a step down from the quality of old, but i would rather run them than spend an hour looking for the rare parts i just knocked off the vintage car i was running. J
  17. I recently asked a similar question when i discovered that at the bottom of the page it says that there are currently 53050 members just in TC alone, so i would imagine the number of enthusiasts worldwide would run into the millions. J
  18. This idea might just be the way to go. J
  19. I'm having a bit of trouble getting the vintage decals to stick on my new build vintage Honda F2 body. Its almost as if the glue has degraded with age, the decals just fall off when applied. I have taken to heating them with a hair dryer to try and activate the glue some more which helps a bit, but if you catch an edge, they just come off again. Sadly no one makes repro decals for this model, so i have to use the originals. Short of spreading glue on the back of the decals which would look awful, anybody got any suggestions? J
  20. Ok, so i had one of those moments after a few beers when i was searching ebay for the next greatest thing. I came across a guy selling some NOS tyres for the Lanicia rally/Audi Quattro & Ascona, and bought a pair to go on one of my restorations. When he mentioned that he had a couple of pairs, the beer said, 'Great, i'll buy them all.' The postman delivered them a couple of days ago, and i remembered what i had paid for them... Oh, and by the way, they are all rears! Still, happy days... J
  21. I only have the vintage kits, and i'm trying to get NIB kit, one built and the body set. I only have one of each model though, i dont see the need to have multiples. I dont have the space for one thing... J
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