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Unboxing Italeri's 1:24th Land Rover Fire Truck

Posted by Ian Pattinson on

You wait for years for a 1:24th scale Land Rover kit to be released or reissued, then two come along at once. Well, almost at once. The Italeri model is out now, with a Revell kit expected in September. I'll be buying both, and measuring them up for components and add ons. I've already done a roof rack for Italeri's 1:35th kit, I ought to do one for its big brother. The Italeri arrived today, and I did a quick unboxing and took some photos. Check out the gallery embedded below, or click through to Flickr. Sorry for the blur...

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Build report- 1:12th Aoshima Honda CB400T Hawk II

Posted by Ian Pattinson on

This is the first build I'm going to be doing that will utilise Spinneyworld products. I've been so busy developing them, that I've neglected the workbench, and haven't built as much as I'd like. It's also my first bike model, and, being me, I'm building it custom. Bosozoku are Japanese biker gangs (the most common translation I've seen of the name is "running tribe"), who have developed their own style of customising for cars and bikes. On bikes, it manifests as chopper style handlebars, exaggerated seat backs, and aero fairings lifted up so far they're more likely to detract from...

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In development

Posted by Ian Pattinson on

The product development process here at Spinneyworld is, well, let's call it organic. I create items I want to use in one of my projects. Even if that project is scheduled for some unspecified point in the future. As I find the points where my odd interests intersects with yours, no doubt my direction will change again. This week's deigns are spun off from a motorbike project I'm about to begin, if not immediately usable in it. For a while now, I've wanted to build a bosozoku style bike. I purchased the base kit last month- an Aoshima 1978 Honda...

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