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#201 D-Type

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 17:23

Not so, I am not manipulating anything.

In Post 192 Piercemountain referred to Doyusha-Norshin "Authentic scale 1:87" and Revell "Scale H-O" models being on sale on e-bay. In Post 193 Hamish Robson gave another reference to another forum where a member said he knew them as Doyusha kits. Then in Post 194 you wrote: "Though very interesting, I bet they are bigger than 1/87 which is HO."

So, all I am asking is
(1) "Who are you accusing of marketing out of scale kits: Doyusha-Norshin or Revell?
(2) "As you tell us you have none of the models, on what factual basis are you making this allegation?"





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#202 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 19:07

I think you are manipulating . In your post 199 you line up a few sentences , but totally dismiss my post 194 which clearly is an opinion and post 196 where post 194 is explained.

To your questions , 1 : look at post 194 , my opinion (you can call it what you want)

2 : look to post 196


#203 D-Type

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 20:59

Ah, now I understand (I think)

You have not seen any of these models, but for no reason other than your bad experience with the products of some other manufacturers, you are telling us that both these manufacturers have been selling models that are not to the scale that their manufacturers say they are. Posted Image

#204 Kitkent

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 21:41

Here is a link to some unbelievable 1/87 metal kits,not very well known and they are definitely known of and liked by Bjorn.


http://www.hightechm...e/ehomepage.htm


#205 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 29 July 2012 - 06:32

Yes Chris, these are fabulous kits or ready made ! But the price is thereafter. One of his latest ones the Aston Martin Zagato I'd love to have.

#206 biercemountain

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 16:47

Not to stir the pot but those 1/87 scale F1 kits do "at a glance" appear to be larger than HO scale. Just a gut observation based on a lifetime of model building.

#207 D-Type

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 17:54

At least you have actually seen them!

#208 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 30 July 2012 - 18:27

I have also seen them . but only in pictures on the e-bay , and as said I have 50 years of 1/87 experience alone and a good eye. And watching the e-bay pictures I can see the chromed details being too big . You can barely find anything on 1/87 Forums on that make , and not on their F1 models.






#209 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 31 December 2012 - 08:49

I wish all the 1/87 people on this thread a happy new year , he said , and answered right away : Thank you ! Ho-ho-ho!

Edited by Bjorn Kjer, 31 December 2012 - 08:49.


#210 D-Type

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Posted 09 January 2013 - 19:42

Is THIS allowed on here? I believe HO is 1:87

#211 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 14:12

The US boys know and do use 1/87 (Railways and car models) , but they addopted to use HO , which to them has become a "name" by itself , mainly because of slotracing which barely can be as small as 1/87.So HO to "racers" overthere at least is in fact bigger than 1/87.

Good find Duncan.

#212 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 21:57

I thought after another year it was time for a message here ? Where have the 1/87 Guys gone ? The same way as many 1/43 ?

#213 Davidson10

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 12:15

Bjorn, I would be most interested to see some examples from your collection. It's an intriguing scale and not one that I am familiar with (apart from 00 scale railways)



#214 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 18:21

I have PM'ed you.

#215 Rob Ryder

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 06:28

From the Bjørn Kjer Collection

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#216 Duc-Man

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 12:53

Here is a link to some unbelievable 1/87 metal kits,not very well known and they are definitely known of and liked by Bjorn.


http://www.hightechm...e/ehomepage.htm

Nice models but has any of you ever looked at the prices? :eek:



#217 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 13:39

If you are referring to the HighTech models , I can tell you that my Maserati T61's are don from about 100 part and the Whole birdcage is there . In fact I did not build them , Kitkent did. Picture to follow.

The Pictures here are my own made models , made in the years 1964-1970 and based on 3 different models from Wiking then , a Vanwall ,a Cooper and a Lotus Ford . I used only a file , some small plastic parts and paperclips as well as paint to build them . The Pictures represent about 5% of what I made then. They are in fact 1/90 , but thats the way it was then. Not too many has been available since (in 1/87), but some excellent ones was both cheap and expensive , both as kits and finished , but not enough to do a full field for a certain year. Thats what I did for fun , and for playing on my homemade board game then.

For more info : kjerbjoern@hotmail.com

Edited by Bjorn Kjer, 03 March 2014 - 13:44.


#218 Rob Ryder

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 19:09

More from the Bjørn Kjer Collection

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#219 Ralf Pickel

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 06:53

Bjorn - I cannot remember if we did not alredy have talked about those before, but do you also know about the handbuilt MOREM models ?

Unfortunately, they are no longer available.

 

Great collection, by the way !



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#220 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 17:58

Morem produced some nice and rather expensive kits of amongst others Ferrari 500 F2 , Auto Union prewar , Vanwall etc.

#221 Ralf Pickel

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Posted 04 March 2014 - 18:54

Yes - I ve got a few from them : MB T80, 300 SLR with airbrake, Uhlenhaut Coupe, Porsche 550 M. May with that big wing, A-U D-Type with twin rear wheels... They always did make some oddballs not available elsewhere.
Best buy has been a W196 streamliner without box for € 10 at at toy fair !

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#222 Ralf Pickel

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 06:54

Two quick photos of the MOREM models :

 

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#223 Bjorn Kjer

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 10:01

Excellent Pictures and models Ralf. Were they kits or ready made ?

#224 Ralf Pickel

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 12:33

Thank you Bjorn - but readymade, of course. :wave:

My skill and patience does work better with lifesize objects... :D