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Posted by KDmitry on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 2:47 PM

I checked few days ago. Replicas & Miniature of Maryland has Indian from MPC, Triumph from 1963 Fordtruck kit and go kart like Lakester we saw nice model here from 1963 Chevy truck kit http://www.ebay.com/itm/ORIG-ISSUE-VINTAGE-AMT-1963-FORD-F-100-PICKUP-1-25-Scale-Model-TRUCK-Kit-UNBUILT-/290684603729?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43ae270d51 both are on 8th picture. Also Norman has nice wired wheels.

B-31 triumph bonneville motorcycle
http://public.fotki.com/davetoups/aftermarket_model_parts/replicas_and_miniat/motorcycles-and-parts/b61_1962_triumph-7.html

RM-59A
http://public.fotki.com/crstan/replican-and-miniat/replicas-and-miniat/100-3074-jpg.html

abd GO-CART
http://public.fotki.com/crstan/replican-and-miniat/replicas-and-miniat/100-3009-jpg.html

But I saw only some pictures from some nice men not RMM.

Unfortunately Norman did not reply to my messages, may be troubles with my email domen. If some one can help me to communicate or Help to buy from Norman I will kindly approtiate.

Also new bike arrived http://www.hlj.com/product/FUJ11373 

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Posted by dunjuz_wryt on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 11:15 AM

KDmitry,

How's it going, friend? I'll send R&MM an email for you, but I think the last time I tried to find their website the server was down, or some problem. 

Tell me how the new kit and bicycle looks? I saw that product on ebay and it looks really interesting. I love the bicycle!

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Posted by KDmitry on Wednesday, March 21, 2012 2:23 PM

dunjuz_wryt

Thank you. It will be grait if you can help.

So... I spent two hours in inet on sunday and find that RMM has no site. Only post adress and email. Many people likes his store and advice to call Norman by phone. But I have 8 hours different between St.Petersburg and you so its not easy :) I was said that aol has conflict with some mail adresses so maybe  its why he not receiving my letters. Where I can send to you my letter to Norman? Actually it was almost all- for the fist time I'm interestin in this three models and catalog to check more kits.

Tomorrow I will put pictures of new bicicle but as I finded its simple.Just about five pieces. I have old one olmost the same model of original but with higher level. Also will put pictures so we can compare together.

By the way I finished two bikes from 66 Buick Riviera and 29 Ford woody 3 in on

but my wife said that unpainted they were much interesting than colored. I have extra lowrider's bike so will build again and show.

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Posted by KDmitry on Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:56 PM

Here is new bicycle

Its only few pieces in it. Frame and wheels are in one

But I have old one

If you will find five difference in  this bikes :) I will order it on HLJ.

But it seems its absolutely same. But if I have to chose I think I will take new one becouse of tools. But my has small diorama and I already have some tools from another kits. Choose it always not easy :)

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Posted by dunjuz_wryt on Thursday, March 22, 2012 5:32 PM

Hey, KDmitry

Here is a copy of the response I got back from them

 Don

We do ship to Russia. have your friend send us a list of what he is looking for and we will get back to him.
Regards,Kevin
 
Kevin Rodgers
 
Don't know if that helps you out or not. I really don't know how much I should get involved with transferring funds and shipping things to other countries, KD. I know nothing about it and I'd feel a lot better if you dealt with them direct.
Thanks a lot for the extra pictures of the new bike and other tools. I see quite a few new tools and things in that kit that I'd like to have.

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Posted by KDmitry on Friday, March 23, 2012 1:05 AM

dunjuz_wryt   T H A N K  Y O U  V E R Y  M U C H . Its realy help. If they work as Stradasport I can do it myself. My collegs already by from them. Thank you again, will try. I will let you know how its going. But Im not sure its Norman's stuff.

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Posted by dunjuz_wryt on Friday, March 23, 2012 7:50 AM

Glad to hear you are familiar with the new site, and you're certainly very welcome, KDmitry. I hope everything works out the way it should for you. They have tons of kits. I actually had a little trouble navigating their site, but I get overwhelmed easily and that's what happens. Next I was going to suggest you sign on to hotmail or another email server, but I don't know how other places handle stuff like that. 

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Posted by KDmitry on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 3:22 PM

To dunjuz_wryt  Hello. Thank to you help I became more happy. I got parcel from Norman with Triumph bike, PE wheels and go cart. Its great. Here they are

So actually I have now even more then three kits becouse from GO KART its possible to make go kart itself and lakester just need to add cokpit but its easy. Both models are nicely done by our friends and we can see on this forum.

Also I bought realy nice PE motorcycle wheels. Im going to by from Norman one more Triumph becouse I want to build stock and race version and two more different PE wheels.

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Posted by dunjuz_wryt on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 7:58 PM

Hey that's great news, KD. Glad I could be helpful. I've been keeping myself busy buying glue bomb mini trucks lately. I finally found a Toyota earlier this month, then I found a Chevy luv stepside with a few other trucks (Datsun stepside and the Courier stepside) And then today an S-10 and a few others! The Toyota, the Luvs and the S-10 are all hard to find anymore and I like buying the glue bombs because I can usually get three or four trucks for $10 plus shipping, plus this way I don't feel guilty about building a sealed kit. Hmm

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Posted by funman1712 on Saturday, July 28, 2012 3:12 PM

Here are some more 1/25th scale motorcycles from my collection.   Many more pics at the link.

http://public.fotki.com/funman1712/tim-boyds-124th--12/boyd-scale-cycles-/page1.html

  TIM

Revell Parts Pack Triumph Custom (built right from the box): 

 1962 Triumph Bonneville 650 built from the Replicas and Miniatures kit, which is a rebop of the original in the AMT 1963 Chevy pickup kit and alos included as parts in a number of the AMT 1962 annual kits.  It may be built in stock (shown), slightly customized, and Bonneville forms (these versions are shown at the link).   

This is the 2001 Harley Dyna Glide Sport from the Revell Ford F150 Harley Davidson kit.  This is a beautifully detailed model that comes to life with some detail painting and Alcad II chrome.

"Funman1712" is the board name for Scale Auto contributor Tim Boyd. 

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Posted by funman1712 on Saturday, July 28, 2012 3:15 PM

Sorry.. somehow the Triumph Custom got dropped from my reply.  Here it is again...TIM

"Funman1712" is the board name for Scale Auto contributor Tim Boyd. 

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Posted by funman1712 on Saturday, July 28, 2012 3:24 PM

Here are three more 1/25th scale cycles.  Again, there are many pictures of about 11 or 12 built 1/25th scale bikes at the link....TIM  http://public.fotki.com/funman1712/tim-boyds-124th--12/boyd-scale-cycles-/

This is a custom Harley and trailer, again sourced from the Revell F150 Harley Davidson kit.  The engine was cutaway from the frame, the frame modified including a stretched out fork angle, and a new rear fender setup created.  The trailer is from the kit except with new fenders.  The paint is House of Kolors spray cans, applied using the "Spray Paint Fade" technique shown in two issues of Scale Auto back in 2011.  

Finally, here is the extremely rare Revell Parts Pack Harley Chopper.  This was issued twice, first around 1964 and secondly around 1982 as part of Revell's "Grease" series.  It's a fiddly kit to put together (what Revell kit from this era wasn't), but very period correct.  1960's choppers like this are of a sudden very collectable in the 1./1 scale bike world.  Unfortunately, the kit is becoming unaffordable on the collector market - two of them recently sold on eBay.com for $150 and $250, respectively.     

  

Thanks for looking and good luck with your 1/25th scale cycle builds.  TIM 

"Funman1712" is the board name for Scale Auto contributor Tim Boyd. 

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Posted by dunjuz_wryt on Saturday, July 28, 2012 4:00 PM

Really really some super nice bike builds there, sir.

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Posted by KDmitry on Saturday, July 28, 2012 4:17 PM

Thank you for photos. Really nice done.

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Posted by funman1712 on Saturday, July 28, 2012 8:45 PM

Ok team, a few more from the Boyd collection....

This is the Honda Chopper from the MPC '80 Monte Carlo annual kit, which was reissued just a few years ago.  This replicates a classic coffin-tank, Honda powered chopper from the late 1970's.  

Here's the Monogram Cherry Bomb Harley chopper.  This one is built box stock and is a good comparision with the one pictured earlier in this thread (by another contributor) that has a more traditional Harley fuel tank (a very cool swap and model build, by the way).  

Here's one of the trikes from the RetroHobbies. reissue of four of the MPC trike kits circa 1973.  This one is the Honda powered trike with the chopped roof body inspired by an original model build of Denny Johnson who first showed it at the Cleveland, Ohio MPC Customizing Championship.  I removed the roof and sequenced the build so that I could mold the two-piece body together before painting, but otherwise this one is box stock also....

Thanks for looking....TIM 

"Funman1712" is the board name for Scale Auto contributor Tim Boyd. 

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Posted by funman1712 on Saturday, July 28, 2012 8:59 PM

Wrapping up the Boyd 1/25th cycle playground....

This is the mildly custom version of the Triumph Bonneville 650 from Replicas and Miniatures of Maryland, which is a rebop of the bike in the AMT '63 Chevy Apache annual kit.  The bike was a "3 in 1" in the best AMT, with a showroom stock, custom, and Salf Flats racing version; all found in the R&M resin redo.  The custom version had a different seat, tailamp, and "ape hanger" handlebars....

And, another build of the Revell Parts Pack Triumph custom, this one including the kit's chrome front and rear fenders, which were omitted from the first build of this kit shown in my earlier post in this thread...

  

Finally, a  bonus shot of the earlier AMT and Revell Triumphs together on a kitbashed trailer based on the original MPC "U-Haul-It" trailer found in their '68 Coronet R/T and '70 Challenger R/T kits, and reissued by S.E.L. Ltd. (I believe) as a resin rebop....

Thanks for looking.....TIM   

 

 

"Funman1712" is the board name for Scale Auto contributor Tim Boyd. 

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Posted by 67xr7 on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 8:40 AM

I had no idea that the Parts Pack Harley was so expensive. I have one that I found at a yard sale and had to re fabricate half of the frame with brass rod, and the lower triple tree as well, but it turned out ok.

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Posted by KDmitry on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:30 PM

Yes. Its goes in four versions/ Two ftom revell-one normal one chrome/ Different discription but same inside. Repack from LODELA and double kit-Harley and HONDA. For four last monthes never cheeper then 130 US on ebay.

www.ebay.com/.../330842464506

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Posted by krow113 on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 5:47 PM

Here is a 1/25 kit I am working on:

i644.photobucket.com/.../1_zpsb99905d5.jpg

Thank You ; Krow113
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Posted by spin&marty on Saturday, November 14, 2015 9:58 PM

KDmitry,

just saw your motorcycle post from some time back. the four cyl inline bike from the MPC gangster car is not an indian, though designed by the same guy. the kit offering is a henderson. still, it's a neat bike & builds as a stocker. great vintage police bike.

robbshelby

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Posted by KDmitry on Friday, November 20, 2015 8:03 AM

spin&marty, thank yoy. Got few more

Wankel powered includ drivers and road scene. GP momo and driver are metal from Protar. Still looking for Black Max, Domani Krauser, motos from Baja Beaset and Touch Tone Terror and Harley Davidson XL CH900

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Posted by Ergo Proxy on Thursday, March 3, 2016 1:49 PM

I did one of those Heller kits. It's a 500cc Honda. I thought it was pretty good for 1/24 scale when all the other bikes I've built were 1/12 (mostly Tamiya). Here's some pix:

Too many models to build in a lifetime.

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Posted by jbwelda on Saturday, March 5, 2016 10:40 PM

maybe i can get in some photo posting practice on this thread since i have a couple of subjects that could be of interest:

 Replicas and Minatures of Maryland Triumph (actually AMT 63 Chevy PU Truck companion). Fairing comes off but its compromised in making so, not too bad though.

 

 

then there is the campus friends Vespa, that is often reissued like in that 4/pack that is shown above:

 

another one in that same 4/pack and also pictured above in single pack is this space age rider from japan:

 

Revell parts pack Honda 305:

 

how about that Trek bicycle pictured above, photo etch wire wheels and everything!

 

 

ok thanks!

 

but wait! theres more!

mini bike that came with one of those funny car vans:

jb

 

 

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Posted by KDmitry on Tuesday, March 8, 2016 12:56 PM
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Posted by KDmitry on Thursday, March 10, 2016 11:32 AM

MCLDC-2461/24 Honda NSR500 Gresini '02 Kato1¥882¥882
HYDHD04-00831/24 Honda NSR500 1984 Sponsership1¥450¥450
TAB240041/24 NSR500 West 2002 Decal1¥510¥510
TAB240021/24 RC211V Pons 2003 Tobacco Decal1¥510¥510
MCLDC-2101/24 Ducati Desmosedici 2 Set1¥1,620¥1,620

Here my new decals, last one even for two realy visual different version

Will built it from Heller models

 

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Posted by jbwelda on Thursday, March 10, 2016 6:39 PM

I wish there were more vintage (50s - 70s) bike choices in 1/24 or 1/25. like a Norton 750 or 850, Moto Guzzi, Laverda, BSA, Triumph not to mention Honda and other japanese road racer bikes. Kawasaki Mach III, Yamaha 650, those square tank Suzukis. Hodaka dirt bikes. Speedway bikes. I would buy them all. Also too bad Revell never reissued those parts pack bikes like they were planning one time...and especially that Harley. Ever notice what those go for on the bay? Awesome.

jb

 

 

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Posted by jbwelda on Friday, March 11, 2016 9:47 PM

Word is that one of the next AMT parts pack is going to be the two dirt bikes MPC released in various truck/vans. Should be great, hope they do the trailer too (though I have not heard that is in the plans nor the box). I like this kind of thinking for the parts pack series, getting beyond tires and engines (though...a nailhead sure would be nice).

jb

 

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Posted by jbwelda on Thursday, June 9, 2016 10:36 PM

The AMT parts pack motorcycles are now out and available on ebay at least, if not in hobby shops just yet. Somehow I must have gotten some wires crossed, I thought they would be two individual motorcycles, but turns out from the pics I have seen it is two identical sprues containing a Yamaha dirt/enduro style bike, circa mid 70s. Looks detailed enuff, but all detail is molded into two "half" pieces, with the seam running right up the middle the entire length of the bike. Those who know these motorcycles already were prepared for that but it makes them very inconvenient to finish up nicely. Still, better than nothing and I immediately ordered two sets.

Also been noticing on ebay many many new 1/24 scale motorcycles, mostly of kinda obscure east european bikes, kool nonetheless.

jb

 

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Posted by jbwelda on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:09 PM

Sometimes, the level of enthusiasm (pun intended) here is barely discernable. Isn't anyone at all excited about this motorcycle pack? Its not the greatest by any stretch but i thought the mere novelty of it would draw out some comments.

I wish Revell would get on the stick and reissue their parts pack motorcycles, especially the Harley and Triumphs.

jb

 

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Posted by jbwelda on Wednesday, June 15, 2016 6:57 PM

So maybe a short review might get the juices going.

Packaging is much like the other parts packs from AMT, this one with a big sticker herarding their other parts pack releases, and the instructions for assembly take up the back of the package. Bikes are very simple so instructions are hardly needed, but they do remind the builder of the wheel bracket parts for hanging the bikes off a bumper.

 

Whats in the box? A plastic tray holding the parts, and some brochures (no mini-box which would have been tres kool). Parts sprues are held in place with grey twist ties, great for making cables?

 

Plastic tray holding parts trees (Zzzzzz...)

 

And, finally, getting to the heart of the matter. Remember there are two IDENTICAL parts sprues included. Kinda kool, kinda kdumb. Would have been real nice to have gotten two distinct bikes, but on the other hand this is probably way cheaper for the manufacturer. Its gonna cut down on repeat sales though, because you already got a spare just buying one!

 

Here is a shot of both sprues laid together showing front and back of tree:

  

A shot of the front side of a parts tree:

 

And the back side of the same tree:

 

One thing I would say though is it would have been REAL nice if decals were included, and hopefully even different ones for the otherwise identical bikes. At least the logo decals for the tank, and preferably a neat little decal sheet with some period correct graphics. Another note is that as one can see, there is plenty of detail in the casting, but the main frame/engine/tank being all cast together is going to mean some careful painting and repainting. Splitting the main casting down the middle into two pieces means there is a seam running front to back that will require some attending to, and this makes the two-piece design a bit of a pain. Luckily I think the 1:1 fuel tank had a seam running up the middle from it being a two piece tank, so at least that prominent seam will be more or less correct as is (though there is an obvious sprue attachment point right on top of the tank that will also need attention).

Aside from those three observations, I think this set is a winner and for its price, fair bargain. The parts are molded very crisply, and from a quick look anyway not only is there no flash to speak of, but the ejector pin marks etc are at a minimum. The engraving is very nice with high relief details and even the heat shields on the exhaust pipes look crisp and clean. If someone came out with some photoetch motorcycle wheels and knobby tires this bike could really shine.

All in all a nice, imaginative release from Round 2, I hope to see more of this type stuff in the future. Buick nailhead. Hint Hint.

Oh and know what would really be boss? Triumph motorcycle and go kart that came with the 63 Ford/Chevy annual trucks, and include the streamliner parts on both. Now you're talking gold. Hint hint.

jb

 

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