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We are very excited to inform you that Model Motorcars has purchased the brand name and inventory of Scale Hardware, a company specialized in miniature nuts, bolts, rivets, fasteners, etc., which serviced hobbyists and miniature machinists globally for over 20 years. We believe this will be a great addition to our already vast line-up, as the Pocher community continues to evolve into super-detailing our beloved Pochers to new heights!
A new web site has been constructed which features all the fantastic Scale Hardware products,
as well as photos of many great models built using them. As is our tradition, we now have a Scale Hardware Model Museum.
The Metal Shop will feature the complete line of metal products offered by the well known K & S Precision Metals. We will carry both the Imperial and Metric sizes!
Most of our US hobbyist have seen this display rack in their local hobby shop…usually, missing items! We will stock the complete inventory at all times.
We bring you instruction manuals, thousands of model and prototype pictures, build logbooks, hard to find essential tools and materials to achieve the level of quality and satisfaction you are striving for. We are no further from your shop than an email away, and we are always happy to share what we have learned.
You have been asking for them...we ordered them!
Perfect to replace the molded on bolts on the Bugatti inspection plates, or to be used in many
different applications for other car marques, railroads, boats, etc...
Yamato was one of my first ship kit purchases, it's the old version by Tamiya released in the early 80's? I paid $77CDN for mine and bought a LionRoar gun detail set (out of production now) and WEM p/e set for Yamato/Mushashi and then once I started the project I bought Eduard's 2 sheet p/e set for the new Tamiya version of Yamato. I had bought Shinsengumi's wood deck also. I find they are a mixed bag. No glue on the deck means it's easy to dry fit and trim openings slightly so it drops down nicely over the lumps and bumps on the deck. The down side is how to glue it to the deck. I ended up brushing wood glue onto the bottom of the wood (which instantly gave me a wood cigar tube!!) and then fastened to the kit plastic. While looking for a good review on the new kit I found a build by Dave Twin online and followed that as it was a good way to incorporate changes from the new kit onto my older version where possible. Also all my references where outdated also, just wasn't prepared to spend upwards of $600US for everything needed considering I had everything already.
The more I got into the project the more confusing it became for me, with every illustration being different from the previous one. In the end I went with what I could change or modify easily. Considering Yamato blew up when sinking and is in many, many pieces on the ocean floor I feel confident she's representative, not necessarily museum quality! My love of doing ships is quite simple. From the deck down they're all pretty much the same. One hull is similar to the next, but from the deck up nothing but details! The joy is in the build!!
Yamato's fire control system was updated and required some scratch building, fortunately easy shapes to duplicate. My spares box got a good workout from this build. USS Missouri was my last project and placing Yamato beside her clearly shows she was an order of magnitude larger than Missouri, the head on shots capture pretty good the width of the deck and that gentle upswept curve on the deck. She seemed to be purposely void of a lot of clutter on the deck compared to the allied ships.>
The larger the ship the more assembly line work is required, thought I'd never get all the triple 25 mm AA guns finished, that to me is the only down side to doing the large capital ships! She's done now, under glass and on a shelf in the living room, working now on USS Monitor and CSS Virginia in 1/350. Dave De Back
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