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    August 2020
Norton Commando models ....
Posted by 1Coroner on Tuesday, August 25, 2020 10:21 PM

I bought a new 750 Commando in 1972 ... should have kept it!  Anyway, I see Airfix and Heller, and maybe others made kits.  Any preference among them?  I also see that some folks use insect pins for more realistic spoke replacement.  Any experience or advice?

  • Member since
    August 2015
Posted by htown2 on Saturday, August 29, 2020 7:00 PM

I believe the Airfix and Heller kits are the same one.  Sold under the two different names. It is a stock early 70's Commando in 1/8th scale. I had one of these kits for awhile as I planned to build a replica of my 1:1 1972 Commando.  The kit looked extremely fiddly with tons of tiny parts.  Decided I was not up to the challenge and sold it on.  There is also a Italeri kit of the same era Commando production racer in 1/9th scale.

  • Member since
    September 2008
  • From: Texas
Posted by jkitman on Sunday, September 6, 2020 1:05 PM

I have the recently released Italeri Norton 500 manx kit. It looks like a real nice kit. It will definitely need a lot of paint detailing.  There are a few areas that might be tricky. The front forks require installing two small screws in them to hold the fork tubes in them . Maybe not for a inexperienced builder. Just take your time and make sure you understand the procedures.  I may have to try it. Hope this helps. 

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