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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3555 on: October 29, 2020, 04:59:08 am »
Galaxy? Is that the same crew who do/did those MONSTER race car box trailers?

It looks VERY good indeed.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3556 on: October 29, 2020, 07:01:46 am »
I'm trying to visualise how big that is mate, is it 1/24.th ?
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3557 on: October 30, 2020, 05:35:32 am »
1/25, yes Chris.  The engine stand its on is built from sprue and the mounting rod is a 1.2mm drill bit.

Kit - yes, Galaxie do the race car trailers but they also did a number of '47 Chevrolets (not '49 - my mistake - although the engines would be the same).  Very nicely detailed kits but almost impossible to get hold of here.  I was given this engine a while back but held off building it until now as I didn't know what to do with it.


https://galaxielimited.com/products/galaxie-limited-1947-chevy-coupe
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3558 on: October 30, 2020, 06:19:08 am »
I just searched out Galaxie's web site, and WOW!   :o

Those fastback Chevys look terrific, and it's a pity the Sedan Delivery is already sold out. Their trailer range has diminished somewhat from its launch level, but they still do the monster three axle one that I've got.

Thanks for the info Fred, it was well worth a look.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3559 on: October 30, 2020, 06:52:14 am »
1/25, yes Chris.  The engine stand its on is built from sprue and the mounting rod is a 1.2mm drill bit.


Thanks mate I can visualise it better now, just shows I was right to be impressed  :thumbsup:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3560 on: October 30, 2020, 02:44:52 pm »
This ad cracks me up.  ;D
They were "big", but they weren't that big.
 ;)




I guess it shrank on the way to the dealer.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3561 on: October 30, 2020, 07:34:29 pm »
This ad cracks me up.  ;D
They were "big", but they weren't that big.
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I guess it shrank on the way to the dealer.
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Unless it's pre-shrunk, it will shrink the first time you wash it.

... or they keep using too high a temperature to wash and dry...

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3562 on: October 31, 2020, 02:53:32 am »
Its a "well know fact" that people were smaller back then.

They had grown a bit by 1960 but were still small compared to today.  Bonnevilles are large cars but not that large.  They were also drawn wider and riding lower (and look damn good that way).



More old car ads here https://www.plan59.com/cars/cars_01.htm

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3563 on: October 31, 2020, 03:47:37 am »
Welcome to the team, Charlie! ;D :thumbsup:

Interesting looking pup. Quite big but not huge.
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3564 on: October 31, 2020, 04:06:26 am »
She's lying asleep on the floor behind the sofa i'm sitting on and has just farted...

...phooooweeeeeeeee!

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3565 on: October 31, 2020, 06:43:46 am »
Nice looking pup  :thumbsup: Bit bigger then a standard Labrador ? Going to need a fair bit of excercise.

I suppose at 9 months she's physically full grown, but mentally still thinks she's a pup ?  :angel:
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3566 on: October 31, 2020, 12:02:10 pm »
Nice looking pup  :thumbsup: Bit bigger then a standard Labrador ? Going to need a fair bit of excercise.

I suppose at 9 months she's physically full grown, but mentally still thinks she's a pup ?  :angel:

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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3567 on: November 01, 2020, 03:44:19 am »
Nice looking pup  :thumbsup: Bit bigger then a standard Labrador ? Going to need a fair bit of excercise.

I suppose at 9 months she's physically full grown, but mentally still thinks she's a pup ?  :angel:

Yes.  She still thinks hands are toys she can take in her mouth.
She hasn't settled in yet either but its only been  a day and a half and it'll take time for her to accept that she is here to stay and we are not going to dump her like the previous lot did.
Patience, understanding, love and time.

And models.  But for me, not for her.
I started two new builds for the Captured GB today.  So I now have far too many actively underway at the same time.
But I did put paint on the undersides of two aircraft.


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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3568 on: November 01, 2020, 05:46:23 am »

She hasn't settled in yet either but its only been  a day and a half and it'll take time for her to accept that she is here to stay and we are not going to dump her like the previous lot did.
Patience, understanding, love and time.


Absolutely  :thumbsup:

My niece took on an Alsatian a few years ago that had not only been dumped but very badly treated by its previous owner. Obviously a bloke as whilst she quite quickly settled in with the female members of the family she was very, very wary of the men. Took me an age and a fair few visits, but eventually I convinced her I was o.k. and we became firm friends whenever I visited. All it took was a lot of patience and just letting her make the moves.  :thumbsup:

Can you tell I'm a dog lover who doesn't have a dog because of living in a flat among other things ?  ;)
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Re: Zenrat's Flying Circus
« Reply #3569 on: November 02, 2020, 01:32:58 am »
We had a rescue Belgian Shepherd when I was a kid.  He really didn't like bearded men and would back away from them growling.  He'd also cringe if you rolled up a newspaper so we reckoned he had been beaten with a rolled up paper by a bearded man.
If you gave him the rolled up paper he would take great delight in tearing it into little pieces.

Here is the paint on the underside of the Breguet.  RLM78 Hellblau.  Topsides will be RLM79 Sandgelb.
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