wilky Just won one of these on eBay.
I tried to buy one via Hobbylink Japan but it's such a convoluted process.
I received confirmation of my order but no payment was showing in PayPal so I thought rather than miss out on getting one of these.
That I'd better get the one that was on eBay and if the transaction does actually go through with Hobbylink Japan then having two would be okay
12. July, 21:20
wilky Has anyone here ever purchased anything through Hobbylink Japan?
wilky So the instructions show the sides just sat upside down on a flat surface to glue the floor in.
Gravity wasn't going to let it happen that way.
I decided to clamp the roof panel to the sides.
Lay the Coach body on it's side and place a small amount of glue at the apex of the curve and then patiently wait for it to dry.
The next day it applied glue to the sides of the floor panel, sit the Coach body upright and clamped both ends carefully at the same time.
I had to go to the hardware store to buy the big clamps and these 450mm ones were four dollars cheaper each than the 300mm ones that would have done the job
29. June, 01:21
Tom ... I'm curious, wilky. In Bughunters thread you said this kit is not laser cut. Is it die cut then? How do the edges look?
29. June, 16:32
wilky Yes, I believe it's die cut.
Okay on one side but you have to tidy up the other side with a bit of sanding
29. June, 16:46
gorbygould Nice to see something a bit different Wilky. I've never seen this kit before, it looks like it might be a bit of a challenging build.
30. June, 16:24
wilky So had a major disaster.
When trying to attach the long piece of plywood in step four the weight I was using to clamp the bottom in place shifted and broke everything.
One side snapped in four places breaking it in half and the other side snapped in two places.
I've had to glue supports to keep them straight.
Glue stays at the top so the correct gaps will be maintained and inbetween the sides in order to maintain the 104mm gap required for the ends of the Coach body.
Once the long piece of plywood is glued onto the body I'll remove the stays.
The glue marks from the ones inside the Coach should be hidden by the seats.
I've carefully glued some sawdust into the cracks on the inside of the Coach sides to reduce their visibility.
The outside will get a veneer of Walnut strips so they will be successfully hidden
6. July, 00:07
wilky So step four is finally finished and step five has begun
wilky So I can see from the pictures of the contents of this kit it really isn't worth building.
It's very inaccurate.
I'm going to buy one for collection purposes only.
21. June, 23:42
wilky Ordered and paid for.
Best thing about this kit is that there's a figure.
Doesn't look anything like Mel Gibson, so I'll have to try and modify the face to change that but it'll give me something to copy for the slot car I'm going to build
wilky It's going to be interesting to do the comparison with this kit and the Cavalier Model Productions kit
16. June, 09:53
Munkyslut Looks really good, even this crappy pic shows clean crisp mould lines
16. June, 10:00
wilky When I get it I'll add a video to my channel Tinman's scale models.
I already have a video of the Cavalier Model Productions kit on there.
The build will be on my other channel Aussie slot car because I'm building a slot car with this kit.
I didn't like their slot car kit because it doesn't have an interior.
I'll have to modify the interior tub to allow for all the slot car bits underneath.
I have seen this kerbside kit built back when Adelaide Hills Slot Raceway was still open.
I'm a slot car fanatic.
I'm into 1/32 but The Parts Box don't sell an Interceptor slot car and I'm hoping to mske a little money by selling them myself.
The Parts Box are primarily for slot car racers with the static kits being a side line
I was going to use the Cavalier Model Productions kit but it has an XC interior instead of the correct XB one.
This might not sound like a big deal but the two are vastly different
16. June, 20:22
wilky So I was really excited when I saw my package from The Parts Box but I don't know how they mucked up the order and sent 1418 XB 4-Door Aussie Police Kerbside Pack instead of 1434 XB 2-Door Aussie Police Kerbside Pack
22. June, 04:51
wilky Kit arrived today.
It's definitely better than the Cavalier Model Productions kit but there's a few improvements required.
It needs a set of B F Goodrich Radial T/A's
Front seats are awful.
Bonnet locking pins are incorrectly located.
Exhaust tips are wrong for a Mad Max I Interceptor.
On the plus side it has no air bubbles in any of the components.
A clear blue light lense for the dash mounted Police light and a clear red one for the tacho.
A sawn off Shotgun
The Honeycomb trim on the rear panel, not very distinct but it's there
Clear headlight and front indicator lenses
Once my order of Blue stuff arrives from Green Stuff World I'll be able to make copies of the Cavalier Model Productions kit front seats and I'll have to make some Trumpet exhaust tips
I found somewhere to buy scale B F Goodrich Radial T/A's too.
wilky This is more than likely a rebox of the Cavalier Model Productions R Series Valiant.
The only difference between the two vehicles as far as I know is that this one doesn't have the spare wheel in the boot lid (trunk) if bonnet and boot are foreign concepts.
wilky This kit appears to be a rebox of the Cavalier Model Productions 1976 Interceptor CV2409 but for some reason I can't link it.
Is it because the topics are different?
The first car being Movie Mad Max I and this car being Movie Mad Max II.
Maybe all the Mad Max movies should be the same topic?
If someone makes a Fury Road Interceptor kit is it really a different car.
Is the second version of the car really a different car, it just has extra fuel tanks.
Then in Fury Road it has one less tank, does that make it a different car again.
I don't know.
wilky I'm very surprised that this kit and others from Cavalier Model Productions haven't been added to the database.
It strikes me that my fellow country folk aren't very diligent at adding kits to the database, or I'm such a fanatic collector of particularly Australian topics that I'm the only such looney
Michael Hickey I see these in the up coming Aldi catalogue this week, wonder what others they have.
27. May, 20:44
wilky I went to ALDI yesterday because that's when they were on sale and every kit was already gone
27. May, 22:00
wilky I bought this last week at my LHS to use the tyres for my Cavalier model productions Interceptor but I managed to get some BF Goodrich Radial T/A's on eBay
27. May, 22:02
wilky I think I'll get The Parts Box kerbside kit instead of building the Cavalier model productions Interceptor because the Cavalier model productions kit has an XC interior and lacks a lot of items I'd have to scratch build.
The Parts Box kit has the correct interior but awful front bucket seats.
I'm expecting some Blue stuff from Green Stuff World and I'll be able to make copies of the Cavalier model productions front bucket seats and with a little scoring to make the stitched pattern the same as a GT seat.
The Cavalier model productions kit suffers from a catastrophic structural failure of the tyres.
They melt and cover everything with a sticky black goo.
It took three hours to clean the kit parts
So, just had a very disappointing message from a Scalemate that's definitely no "mate" and is very dishonourable.
I was in the process of organising purchase of a kit that was in the trading section for sale.
I had contacted the seller and he had agreed to ship the kit to Australia and I was waiting for a total price with shipping only to be informed that he had found a local offer for more and that he was "sorry" but he didn't want to honour his word.
He did inform me that I could "bid" on another kit of absolutely no interest to me in the near future.
I think he has Scalemates confused with eBay
23. May, 19:36
wilky Apparently the successful buyer must have known that it was an auction.
Rather than a straight out sale.
wilky Martin, no it definitely sucks and I told him so.
In the past I have had excellent transactions with other Scalemates and I hadn't ever thought that anyone here would commit such an unsavoury action
23. May, 20:33
René "Bilbo" Bartholemy No it isn't! But Wilky, be advised that even if you'd got the deal, you'd have to wait for a very long time before seeing any of the kit(s). Right now, I'm waiting for a package from Brisbane since... 17 days! And it's still in Australia! Covid is wreaking havoc on shipment. So maybe it was a blessing in disguise?!
23. May, 20:38
wilky Bilbo, no I'd happily wait for the kit to arrive.
It's really hit and miss with the shipping.
Anything from the UK doesn't appear to be slowed down but from the States well I've had some stuff arrive but others it's two months and still nothing
23. May, 20:43
May 22, 2020
wilky This car is assembled in Australia by Ford Australia and because it's right hand drive not left hand drive as in the US deserves it's own topic
wilky Ford assembled the Model T in Australia from 1908.
Ford Canada got permission to build a manufacturing plant in 1924 so Ford Australia officially began in 1925.
So I guess it could be Ford then not Ford Australia but it is a different car from a US version.
22. May, 14:37
scalemates left hand or right hand does not make it a new topic.
A modern Audi A4 with left hand/right hand drive still is an Audi A4. The toolings would still be the same. Aftermarket sets would still be applicable to both
So this belongs to "Ford Model T"
A good indication is that there is no "new tool" in the timeline.
22. May, 14:39
scalemates A Tesla Model 3 assembled in the US or in another country all are "Tesla Model 3"'s
wilky Just discovered another version of this kit on eBay.
Instead of the Prototype markings being in the kit with the R.A.A.F. ones it has US production aircraft markings along with the R.A.A.F. ones.
Never saw it back in the eighties.
This kit is extremely inaccurate in regards to an actual production Hornet and is only a collector's item
The Parts Box company used to be based in the Adelaide Hills Slot Raceway at Lobethal.
Primarily a parts manufacturer for 1:24/25 scale car parts they also made some full kits and slot car body kits.
My understanding is that slot car bodies aren't actually the same as static kits and thus shouldn't be in the Scalemates database, or am I wrong?
18. May, 00:04
May 17, 2020
wilky Also a slot car body.
The Parts Box is primarily a parts manufacturer but has some full kerbside kits and every kerbside kit has a slot car body kit version.
Kerbside kits are clearly defined as such.
These body kits are for slot car builders not static kit builders
wilky So the postie just dropped this off.
Purchased on eBay.
The seller did state that the tyres had melted and the kit would need cleaning.
Well you should see the mess everything is covered in black sticky liquid.
I was expecting some sort of goo but this is liquid.
Instructions are absolutely trashed.
Fortunately the stuff is coming off with warm water and soap.
Has anyone here ever had car kit tyres turn to liquid?
17. May, 01:32
Lochsa_River "Has anyone here ever had car kit tyres turn to liquid?".....
....COUNT ME AMONG THOSE INTERESTED IN THIS QUESTION...MELTING TIRES, U SAY?
17. May, 03:27
wilky Been chatting with the bloke that sold the kit.
He said all these Cavalier model productions kits do it.
Obviously a uniquely Australian issue.
They must have used a highly unstable compound.
I picked up a set of AMT Camaro B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A tyres on eBay, hopefully they're going to fit.
I'm not going to make this kit due to it's rarity.
I'm going to get two Parts Box ones.
So I can build one and keep the other.
I'm not interested in the Aoshima kit because I only like the first movie version of the Interceptor
Does anyone have a spare 1/72 B-17 supercharger and exhaust.
I need one for a CA-14 Boomerang and I don't want to buy a whole B-17 kit just for those couple of parts.
All related expenses to be covered by myself
wilky Bought this for 249.99USD next day they upped the price to 299.99USD.
Seeing as I'm an Aussie I'm glad I got it fifty dollars cheaper.
I purchased it from a joint called modelexpo, I think they're the retail arm of Model Airways.
I wasn't impressed with the 99USD flat rate international post thought.
Guess you have to save up and order a heap in one go
15. May, 06:26
Peter Hardy Looks like it will be worth every penny! Are you building or collecting?
15. May, 06:36
wilky Definitely building this one.
It's going to be practice for the 1/8 scale one I purchased recently
15. May, 09:44
wilky It's a present from Josh and Scott to me.
Isn't that nice of them
wilky I had added the Australian version of this kit too to the database and it's been deleted too.
I guess I'll have to try again once I receive the kit.
So I can upload a photo.
I did add the post script Australian insignia included but obviously that was missed
wilky This kit is issued in Australia with Australian insignia added.
I'd added it to the database.
It's been deleted.
It's a bit disappointing.
I guess someone flagged it as a duplicate but I'd added a post script of Australian insignia included