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  1. rei24

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    GREAT NEWS, Tom! :)
     
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    #4103 F1tommy, Jun 2, 2021
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    Latest June 2021 1/12th Hiro model clue shows Mira test track in England. Maybe a 1/12th Jaguar D-type?? I think the XJ13 flipped at Mira so maybe it could be that :)
     
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    I think you called it right! My money is on the XJ13.
     
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    The pictures on this page prove again, that the aestethically most pleasing sports car designs were created in the 1960's...
     
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    The Hiro 1/12th Aston Martin DBR1's wheels are 16 inches to scale. Not sure if they ran other sizes but they did run 16 inch at some races. The tires are to small for sure. I think you could use the rears on the front and would have to find new bigger rears. Hiro has a big weakness, tires. They seem to mess them up alot.
     
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    Not sure if any of you noticed this(other than MB), but DBR1/2 retained it higher Lemans tail for Goodwood 1959 in September. They removed the rear wheel covers and brought the front wheel flares back to almost normal stock. That is the model I will make as it's IMO the best looking version of the DBR1.
     
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    Well that's good news for me. I'll order one of these kits and either use some tires I have if they fit, or have new tires made, which will be a lot more work, but I really want to have this model. It will sit alongside my old CMA Aston DBR/1 of the Nurburgring '58 winner.
     
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    Tom, that's a great choice. Looking forward to seeing pics when you make this one.
     
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    #4112 F1tommy, Jun 9, 2021 at 6:26 PM
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    Marshall, I remeasured the wheels with my normal micrometer and they are 37mm wich is to big. The idiots did it again, the wheels have to be replaced.
     
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    Looks like they made the 1/12th 250TR wheels the same size. I wonder if they will look ok, what do you think Marshall?
     
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    Thanks Tom. I was still wondering about that a bit. Well there go my big plans! How is it that they continue to make such stupid rank amateur mistakes?! I don't want to have to deal with making all new wheels and tires for it. Maybe I'll just buy one for various parts like the engine and other bits. What a disappointment...again.:( This is the third MFH kit I would have grabbed if not for the big mistakes. Oh well....
     
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    For a detailed model in this scale, I wouldn't use them. They are noticeably different with the spokes being set in (not at the edge of the rims). Sure the TR wheels would look good if the right size, but.... from a historical accuracy standpoint they wouldn't be acceptable.
     
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    I think 37mm is equal to around 17 inches in 1/12th, so an inch off on the 250TR and DBR1 wheels to scale. I know their tires are off alot, but the wheels to? This is really odd.

    Another Profil 24 Aston Martin, the Aston Martin AMR1 Le Mans 1989 in 1/24th scale. I would really like to see a 212 in 1/24th scale also(or 1/12th if they wish :))


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  20. Kitbash

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    LOVE that XJ-13...but I bet Hiro would sell a lot more of them if he'd done it in 1/24...
     
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    Speaking of which, did Hiro ever do a 312 PB in 1/24? Seems like I saw a buildup of one on a forum somewhere
     
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    That is for sure. I like it but it never even raced. 1/24th scale would have been a smarter move. Hiro did make a 312PB in several versions in 1/43rd, 1/24th and 1/12th scales. They are all full detail.
     
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    Looks like Zero paints is out of Aston Martin DBR1 Sage for the rest of the century it seems :) Time to buy from the real car paint people. Could use a regular paint(with clear coat) rather than 2 part car paint, my one issue with Zero paints.

    By the way I like 2 part for real cars much better, especially metallic paints. No running. Yes I also paint real cars for myself.
     
  24. Kitbash

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    I've been screwing around with Gravity Colors paints lately...pretty trouble free, although the clear goes on as thick as molasses syrup; you have to shoot it judiciously. The colors shoot on as smooth as silk...
     
  25. Kitbash

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    And Hiro needs to re-pop the PB's in 1/24...I bet they'd sell, too.....
     

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