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13. May, 22:51
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
17. May, 03:43
Rod -
I just bought one of these. It hasn't arrived yet but judging by the pics, its gonna be a horror show cleaning it up. Any advice on removal of melted tire goo?
Are the parts box kits made from the same molds?
11. October, 12:16
Rod -
Does anyone have a copy of the instructions they can upload? :)
11. October, 12:17
wilky
I used a toothbrush and a bar of soap with warm water.
Just take your time.
It'll all come off with patience and persistence.
The Parts Box kit is totally different.
I'd recommend getting a kit from The Parts Box if you're going to build.
The from seats of the Cavalier Model Productions kit are more accurate but the rest of the interior is of an XC when the Interceptor is an XB.
The Parts Box kit also has a dash mounted blue light and an excellent gear shift lever with blower switch.
Plus the tachometer with red light.
Front headlights
I only bought the Cavalier Model Productions kit for a collector's item.
I also purchased the Monsters in Motion kit and it is awful
11. October, 19:18
Rod -
Thanks for the tips :) I'm trying to get an aoshima kit but they're absurdly expensive. Apparently there's another Mad Max film on the way. Hopefully we'll get a re-pop to go with it!
12. October, 06:27
wilky
Yeah, they're quite expensive those Aoshima kits but to me they should be cheaper because the second movie car is ugly.
I think a lot of the ebay sellers of the Aoshima kits are very greedy.
If you check out the available listings and then what has actually sold. There's a large difference between the price of the ones sold and the ones still available.
Nobody wants to pay what the greedy ones are asking. One is over $800 dollars. What idiot is going to pay that
12. October, 11:15
18. October, 08:11
Rod -
I bought a parts box kit. It's Aussie made, would have been rude not to :)
18. October, 12:28
wilky
I don't think you'll regret it
18. October, 15:11
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October 16, 2020

wilky
A new Boomerang, woo hoo
16. October, 03:04
Peter Hardy
Woo Hoo x 2!
16. October, 03:08
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October 11, 2020

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September 26, 2020

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26. September, 04:41

September 18, 2020

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bughunter
Oh, it smell like wood glue - your project started :) I will watch for sure!
A friend has this kit in his huge stash and offered it to me after the finished Amati kit. I refused since we have no space for two 1:10 stage coaches.
4. August, 08:39
wilky
Yes bughunter, I'm smelling wood glue a lot ATM.
It's bigger than I thought it would be when I bought it, so I can understand that.
If I could afford it I'd buy the Amati one for the luggage and the two Winchester rifles.
Unfortunately this kit doesn't have any luggage.
I actually owned eight Winchester lever action rifles when I had a firearms licence
4. August, 09:22
bughunter
Hmm, the kit is no more listed on the Amati page. As ar as I remember there was beside the complete kit also the plan set alone and the PE set alone available. I showed the kit content here: modellboard.net/index.php?topic=39229.0
May be you can ask Amati for the PE fret 671 (contain Winchester and luggage parts)? The mini lasered wood sheet for the Winchester was 2544. See link above for pictures of both. The luggage was mainly done form simple MDF parts and wood strips, here the kit is not really needed.
4. August, 09:47
wilky
So step 12 was unbelievably difficult.
I tried soaking the plywood first to bend it but that didn't work.
Due to the outside grains running opposite to the way the plywood was to be bent the piece just wouldn't stay bent.
As soon as the clamps were released the bonds of the wood glue would break.
I ended up using Superglue and then Araldite as well to make sure it held.
This took many days.
Then because the plywood bent the wrong way I tried glueing cross bracing to prevent this.
The cross bracing wasn't up to the job so I had to sand the plywood until I could get the desired result.
Thankfully the Walnut veneer has covered the mess and no one but us will ever know just how awful this piece is
18. September, 02:57
Tom ...
Well done! You are right, no one will notice. Really nice job!
18. September, 03:33
wilky
Thanks Tom, if I can get it half as good as your boat I'll be happy
18. September, 03:57
gorbygould
Excellent work so far mate. I've been working with wood for about four decades and I bet I'd have struggled with that. Well done for sticking with it.
18. September, 09:14
wilky
Thanks, gorby. Step 12 slowed things down dramatically but I'm back on the wagon or should I say coach
18. September, 12:45

September 14, 2020

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August 19, 2020

wilky
Am I a total idiot or is this not a picture of a Corvette?
18. August, 00:27
Dominik Weitzer
As i searched the web, there are some kits outside whoe had a stamp on the side of the box called "1959 Corvette"
https://picclick.de/Rare-Smp..37.html#&gid=1&pid=3
18. August, 13:30
wilky
Okay
18. August, 18:02
wilky
That's one expensive kit
18. August, 18:08
Dominik Weitzer
Yes Wilky, thats nuts
19. August, 05:55

August 18, 2020

wilky
How many times is this incorrect picture used?
18. August, 00:29
Dominik Weitzer
They used the same Box for:
1959 Corvette
1959 Imperial
1959 Impala
1959 Bonneville
1959 Ford Galaxy
1959 Thunderbird
...only had a different stamp on the side of the box with the Model inside.
Correct in my view is "3 in 1 Customizing kit" - no brand, no make from the model inside.

The same was made in:
-> 1960 "3 in 1 Customizing Kit" (Mercury, Corvette, Buick, Chevrolet, T-Bird or Galaxy)
-> 1961 "3 in 1 Convertible Customizing Kit"
-> 1961 "Compact Car Customizing Kit" (Comet, Falcon, Ranchero, Corvair, Vaillant, Tempest)

Problem is, that they used the same box. On one side, there was shown the different cars that were available, on another side in a white field a stamp what kit was inside.
18. August, 13:36
wilky
Okay
18. August, 18:02
wilky
Doesn't look like a Corvette
18. August, 00:33
wilky
Isn't this a Ford Thunderbird?
18. August, 00:32
wilky
Another Corvette that doesn't look like a Corvette
18. August, 00:28

August 17, 2020

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August 14, 2020

wilky
Doesn't anyone answer when you ask them a question about kits they have in the trade section anymore
13. August, 23:19
scalemates
I sent a test message using the contact button for one of your items, please confirm you got a notification
13. August, 23:24
wilky
Yes, I received a notification
14. August, 04:17

August 3, 2020

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21. June, 23:20
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
6. July, 05:29
wilky
Just received this and I'm a bit disappointed.
Kit doesn't come in a kit box.
I received a a cardboard bow with some peanuts and three Butcher's paper "parcels" with the kit parts within.
I was expecting a box with the art work as shown
31. July, 09:00
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July 24, 2020

wilky
This is a rebox of the original from the nineties but there's no classification for the actual situation.
Les made a new mold in 2016 due to the old one wearing out.
So not only is the box new but the actual contents are of a much better quality being an updated mold
24. July, 21:10
wilky
I you want to see how crazy this hobby has become just check out this on eBay 193559583796
24. July, 21:14
wilky
A 1996 version sold on eBay recently was bid up to $168.50 plus $10 shipping.
24. July, 21:26
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July 23, 2020

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July 4, 2020

wilky
There's a new one of these that includes Australian markings.
I've just purchased one
4. July, 23:50

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16. June, 09:51
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
Pretty annoying
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.
25. June, 12:41
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15. June, 02:32
wilky
This kit is the model plus a tool kit, paint set, brushes, sandpaper and glue.
The kit of just the model was out of stock so I bought this one
15. June, 02:47
wilky
If you want one of these it's too late.
Looks like I purchased the last one.
This has been removed from the website.
MA1020 can still be purchased but it's on back order
15. June, 06:22
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2. June, 10:07
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.
2. June, 01:47

June 1, 2020

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1. June, 23:49
wilky
As this isn't a picture of the kit box and I can't find one I think that this picture should be replaced with the company logo.
Would that be wrong
1. June, 23:30
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.
1. June, 23:10
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
1. June, 23:15
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May 31, 2020

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31. May, 22:43

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May 27, 2020

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AUD 40.00
USD 29.08
26. May, 23:21
Michael Hickey
I see these in the up coming Aldi catalogue this week, wonder what others they have. :S
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
27. May, 22:14

May 23, 2020

wilky
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.
23. May, 19:43
Martin Oostrom
Let's use an understatement: that's not nice
23. May, 19:46
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

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