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panzerace007

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Alfonzo ,

SooWeeet Stuff !! That's a hefty P.E. set ya got there. No Worries. There are a few of Us that know our way around th P.E. ..... another thing you may want to consider if you don't already have one is an Hold & Fold or something similar to an Etch mate. There's a few different ones out there &@ different $$ as so not to Tax th Wallet !! But something like that will definitely make bending some of that stuff a whole heck of a lot easier !!

- http://www.thesmallshop.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2 - Small Shop stuff can be pricey , but well worth it & it will virtually last forever !

- http://www.micromark.com/Etch-Mate-3C,8737.html - Then there's th Good 'Ol Etch Mate.

Some of these depend on Personal preference & how much you are willing to spend.

These aren't 100% necessary ... but as I mentioned ... It makes bending some stuff a lot easier & it comes out lookin' Nice , Crisp & Clean !

None-th-less I like what you have &look forward to seein this 'Ol School SUV come together !!

@AKE - Rock-On Brotha' !! This too is a SoooWeeet Kit.

I've seen both of these kits built up &they are Great lil pieces !!
 

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Some really cool looking builds in this one. I gotta decide on something...
 

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i should have my gear for my truck some time this week so it looks like im sortid with my guntruck idea ;D
 

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I'm in with the HB Wolf. Picked up the Legends sets for it as well.


Doc
 

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Don't know if I'll be in this one or not.
Definitely be following these, though
 

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Panzerace007,
Have fancied a proper folder for a while but the price and availability of them in the UK has always been an issue for me. Going to see how I get along with my steel rule, tile and razor blade but I have a feeling I may have to splash out on that 2" Mini from the small shop, so thanks for the link.

@docf225 that stowage kit is going to look awesome.
 

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Hey ..... What's up DOC,

Nice !!! That's a very cool lookin truck & that Sotwage will just be th icing on th Cake !!

@AlFONZO - AH Yes ! Th Rule & Razor shall set you free !!
 

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i seen a small fold thing on lucky model for $29 wich is cheap i almost bought it..
 

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Save your pennies (or your pence) and get yourself a Small Shop 4" Hold N Fold....best on the market, and really not that badly priced.

I usually have them in stock, but currently out just waiting on a restock. If you plan on doing much PE and not just the one kit, it is an invaluable tool!
 

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I got "The Bug" folder and I'm not too happy with it. With a single central screw it tends to rotate slightly when clamping the photoetch down. When working with super tiny pieces, having it move 1mm is a big difference.
 
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^^ samesies.

I had the bug because it looked like the perfect little tool to fit in the palm of your hand but then experienced the same issues AKE mentions.

Then I had an Ausfwerks Fender Bender which was a great tool and really liked using it, no complaints at all other than it was pretty big.

I've since sold them both off though, I don't really bother with much photo etch anymore.
 

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AKE said:
I got "The Bug" folder and I'm not too happy with it. With a single central screw it tends to rotate slightly when clamping the photoetch down. When working with super tiny pieces, having it move 1mm is a big difference.
Yes, the Bug does have that problem, however the 4" and up don't have the same problem.

The 4" still has only one locking knob, but also has 2 spring loaded pins that go up into holes in the tool head to keep it in place. Once you go up to the 5 Speed and the 8" one, they both have 2 locking knobs, so not a problem with them either.

Really, all they would have to do is drill 2 holes in the tool head of the Bug and subsequent spring loaded pins in the base and it would alleviate the problem with the bug like on the MkIV....not really sure why they didn't do that.
 

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I'm not a lover of the tiny pe in fact it drives me insane, the bigger bits I don't mind but I dego need to get one soonish
 

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ok i ordered these guys so im going add a motor bike and side car to start me off on my gb, been after these for ages so i just ordered direct from http://www.mantisminiatures.pl/EN/ 25.50+ shipping



now can somone tell me who makes a decent motor bike kit? i do have several tamiya and italiri ones but ild like a good one to make from scratch.

ok i found this one from master box it has pe bit that will most likely drive me insane.
http://www.netmerchants.co.uk/product.php?xProd=16188&currency=3
from what ive been reading its one of the best around
 

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Hey, those figures look great spud!

Nice info about "the bug" Guys...I was fixin' to get one of those but now..........nah.
 

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Both Masterbox, and Miniart make a slew of bikes....probably the best detailed out there.

Masterbox makes one that comes with figures...usually runs less than $30 for the set....one figure is in...lets say...and interesting pose.




There are other different sets with different figures, but ends up being the same bike. They also sell just the bike w/sidecar, both with and without PE
 

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SPUD ,

Another bike out there if you want to spend th $$ is the one by Great Wall !!

- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GREAT-WALL-HOBBY-1-35-Zundapp-KS750-sidecar-and-trailer-/270775976844?pt=UK_ToysGames_ModelKits_ModelKits_JN&hash=item3f0b81838c#ht_5013wt_1141

for th Price .. this is a Steal !!

Here's a review of th Kit
- http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=5488

I've had a couple of friends build this ... & it's really an Awesome Bike. The fit is outstanding !!

Also .. a Guy over on Modeler's Alliance recently got th same set & st th Side Car guy in th Side car & It's a Perfect fit !!

- http://www.modelersalliance.com/forum/news-reviews-and-shows/78915-mantis-german-motorcycle-crew

Just My $.02(USD) ;D
 

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The Greatwall/lionroar kit is about the best motorcycle/sidecar combo on the market ,be prepared for some very tiny parts tho' !

Chris.
 

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