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by fade_to_black
Mon Dec 27, 2021 11:33 am
Forum: Open Seating
Topic: Meeeerry Christmas one and all!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 975

Re: Meeeerry Christmas one and all!!!

A little late, but Merry Christmas everyone! Here in Portugal, is similar to what JamesB described. The Christmas tree, the Presépio, which is a diorama of the Jesus birth in Belém, with the stable, the figures, etc Also, lots of food: Codfish with potatoes and cabbage on 24th and roast meet on 25th...
by fade_to_black
Fri Oct 01, 2021 10:21 am
Forum: Site News
Topic: 23 Today....
Replies: 28
Views: 2727

Re: 23 Today....

Amazing! Thank you Eric and all the other friends within the forum
Looking forward to the next 23 ;)
by fade_to_black
Tue Apr 06, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Cutting decals
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

Re: Cutting decals

[/quote] I am guessing that you know to make your own template by using the Tamiya decals and a light table to draw onto masking paper, yes? That set of decals must be even rarer than the Shunkos as even Studio 27s site doesn't list them. Looks like i'm making my own. [/quote] Sorry for the late rep...
by fade_to_black
Thu Apr 01, 2021 6:49 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Cutting decals
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

Re: Cutting decals

Hi Bossy! Yes, I have here the reference: ST27-DC12 1600. They depict the Swedish 96 rally, which means it is a direct replacement of Tamiya ones, but without the orange and red. Some drawbacks: you have to paint the orange stripe and there are no template for masking the red and orange I don't have...
by fade_to_black
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Cutting decals
Replies: 13
Views: 1737

Re: Cutting decals

I have used either scissors or a very sharp x-acto. Not a trouble so far. BTW I am finishing a Repsol Escort as well with Studio 27 decals, that don't have the orange/red bits. If you paint the orange and red bits, I recommend Mr. Color C171 and C173, but be careful because the white repsol letters ...
by fade_to_black
Sun May 10, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: What is wrong with just building things (or me)?
Replies: 17
Views: 2341

Re: What is wrong with just building things (or me)?

Oh well, since this is an anonymous meeting, I guess I can spit out my 2 cents. :lol: I can really relate with sky1911, CK and the Advance Modeler Syndrome, as well as Eagle and tubegenius. I just love building kits. When I was younger, I usually build a Tamiya kit (for instance a rally car or simil...
by fade_to_black
Thu Apr 30, 2020 8:56 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: NEED HELP! identifying mini car..
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: NEED HELP! identifying mini car..

Really nice mini-car!
by fade_to_black
Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: Open Seating
Topic: Customs Charges!!!!
Replies: 21
Views: 3630

Re: Customs Charges!!!!

Customs are the main reason I stopped buying from Japan. The minimum value tax free just got down from 35€ to 25€ and includes shipping costs. So, I can only buy stuff outside EU with a cost of circa 15€, to account around 10€ of shipping charge. Otherwise, add 23% VAT to that value and other custom...
by fade_to_black
Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Questions
Topic: How to paint mesh on WRC cars?
Replies: 8
Views: 900

Re: How to paint mesh on WRC cars?

Hello I've never done that specific model, however I've done the Works Focus and some Peugeot 206. Tamiya instruction manual has a "real size" template that I used to overlay the mesh. I just simply put the mesh over the template and used some tape to fix the mesh in the instruction manual...
by fade_to_black
Thu Feb 09, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Questions
Topic: Lotus 98t
Replies: 4
Views: 619

Re: Lotus 98t

Hello I did my conversion based on a 99T but there was no 97T at the time. If it was today, I'd use the 97T. The modification on the 99 are huge. You have to cut all the cowling base 2 mm to make the the 99T look sleeker and cut and re-shape the rear lateral part My 2 cents are: go with 97T Best wis...