Post by shampooefficient on Mar 27, 2020 13:42:15 GMT
Just getting into this modelling thing. If I'm going to end up isolated it's good way to keep my brain ticking over...
I'm just struggling to find models that I want and can customise - as if some of them aren't complex enough, I'm also obsessed with adding lights...!
If anyone has any ideas for the following, kits to build that are reasonably complex (none of these simple click or 20-piece ones!), at a reasonable price (say less than £30) - please let me know.
- Escort and Sapphire Cosworths (currently looking at £50 for an Escort and £120 for the only Saph I've found!) - Vauxhall Omega B (suspect they don't exist other than the Lotus Carlton!) - VW Lupo (none) - VW Up (none) - VW Vento (...none) - Saab 9000, late shape (none) - Volvo 850, saloon or estate (mega money) - Volvo S60 Mk1/ facelift (none) - Vauxhall Cavalier GSI (none) - VW Golf Mk3 Cabriolet - E39 5 series - Non- Cosworth 190E - Mk2 Polo (hahaha, no chance) - Octavia vRS of any shape (found a WRC, over £100!)
Already ordered or built are a Range Rover Classic, 190E Evo and a Concorde. And MrsSE has a VW bus she's currently building, and a Mk1 Golf GTI waiting to go. I think she'll be getting more, just to end up with a fleet of VWs. I'm going to get her a Beetle and Polo WRC next.
I think you'll struggle to find most of those in kit form, and definitely not for that price sadly. In fact you'd struggle to find some of them as models full stop!! I know the feeling try finding any Citroen Ax models for a reasonable price or size (I have the Otto ones already and the 1/43 ones and the 1/8 dealership one lol)
I would cut your list down and spend more on the ones you can get. The Tamiya Volvo 850 BTCC would be my choice.......
Most the companies that make them are Japanese so it's mostly cars that were available in japan , tamiya, hasegawa, revell and italia are the best of the companies although tamiya randomly decided to stop making most their line up so it's difficult (expensive) to get kits, hence why the seirra kits are mega bucks. They did also do an xr4i kit which is often much cheaper than the cosworth ones. It's a shame hiroboy isn't taking orders as they're often £5-£10 cheaper per kit and have a large selection of rarer kits
Only dogs go for new cars, real cars have rust!
Ford capri laser 1.6 -http://retrorides.proboards.com/thread/181032/1986-ford-capri-laser-updates