Z model, one of the few shops that sells detail up parts for 1/43 cars, is closing their doors. I did not know about that until I saw 67GT-san's post. It's been difficult for me in US to get Z model products. Their web shop only cater to domestic Japan customers. Then late last year, I figured out that 2 large model car shops (Raccoon and Romu) take international orders, and they both carry Z model products. I thought my problem was solved, I can order through Raccoon or Romu. Who knows Z model decided to close down their business. Sigh... When this stash are used, there will be no replacement. Now, where can I get the seat belt kits?
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
My vacation has ended and I am back to work. However my break from the workbench will not end for at least 1 more month. I lost last weekend to company meeting in Florida. I am not complaining about it especially when the temperature in Chicago last week did not go above 10°F. And because of work, I probably will not have any chance to sit in front of my workbench in the next 5 weeks. :(
Anyway, got these from the postman last week, which gave me a little bit of warmth in this brutal winter.
One for Lewis and the other Nico!
Saturday, January 3, 2015
2015 is here already. So, it is time to do a review and start planning.
I only managed to finish 2 builds in 2014: Leyton House CG901 (1/43), and the Porsche 911 GT1 (1/87). And I started both of them back in 2013. Currently there are 5 work in progress. The 2 still active are the 2007 Williams FW29 and the freshly started 1992 Lotus 107. The 3 packed away are the McLaren M8, and two Nissan Skyline GT-R LM. Given all the things happened in 2014, I can only be glad that I still managed to finish those 2.
This year my first priority is to finish the Williams FW29 and the Lotus 107 that I have started. Then what? I am not too sure. There are just too many kits that I want to build. With my attention deficit disorder, whatever I decide now would probably get changed later. On top of that, I don't even have a clue whether I will be able to finish the 2 on hand.
Wish everyone a prosperous 2015!