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  1. Dear Sam, where is the tracking you promised on Monday or Tuesday, it is now Wednesday and no tracking number to be found, but pack 12 will be debited from my account within 3 days!!!!
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  2. What an absolute beauty this car is. Only 1 issue with pack 12 the cable 05 extension was removed due to a fault with the engine noise playing constantly other than that the pictures I have uploaded give a sample of its beauty.
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  3. I'd like to suggest this for a future release. I've seen (and have the kit) of the 1/8 scale '65 Corvette, but I do believe if you want to get the attention of a whole buncha folks, PLEASE do this car............. Of course, it would need to be a fuelie.........working rotating headlights, either the wheel covers or the knock off aluminum wheels as shown here. I do think you couldn't make enough of these! 👌
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  4. Hi, I was just thinking that it would be amazing if agora made a titanic model the same way the Bismarck model is being built. She’d be gorgeous and she’d most likely be a popular kit among the customers here. I’d definitely buy one
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  5. I got it delivered yesterday....body is absolutely beautiful. Pack 12 is scheduled to be delivered on Saturday this week
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  6. I've been hoping for a long time for the Routemaster bus to be available on this side of the pond and Agora has made it happen. I'm really chuffed about it! (to use a UK phrase) An excellent decision to offer 12 or 24 month subscriptions. 24 months is just too long. So, anybody else looking forward to this one? wyatt
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  7. Looks like we might possibly see a Adam West Batmobile from Eaglemoss. I really hope it happens. Now, if Agora would do a Jurassic Park jeep, I would be set. very exciting Brad B
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  8. More than 10 years ago, was it 15, Hachette did publish a model of the Titanic, but it was the Amati version, in wood. I have it and its been sitting on shelves as it is not an easy build for a beginner. The Bismarck in wood was also available through Hachette a few years after the Titanic. The current Agora / Hachette version of the Bismarck is a totally different model. The idea the Titanic would once more be available, but as a new model, with a metal hull and electric components is a thrilling prospect which I hope will become a reality.
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  9. I've just had the shipping notification on mine, so hopefully we'll all have the first pack soon 🙂
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  10. Hi all, thought I'd share some photos of where I'm up to at the moment. The Shelby Cobra 427 S/C is my all time favourite car, I've found the quality great so far, but really wanted to add some more to it. So here's where I'm up to at the moment. I repainted the carburettor and added further detail in. I also sanded down the bath tub and repainted it so I could loose the mould lines. I worked on the alternator a bit too. Repainted it and added in micro hex bolts. Also fabricated in an oil dipstick. I replaced all the visible cross head screws with micro hex
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  11. Hi Greg, I'm late in following your build and just caught up. Seriously nice work there. Awesome that you are using miniature bolts and replacing the phillips head screws when possible. I do the same and it makes a model look so much better. Looking at the picture of the transmission it looks like the tubing/hoses end in banjo fittings. Are you familiar with RBMotion? He does custom aluminum fittings and other goodies for model builders. Very nice fittings and reasonably priced. He does banjo fittings - link below - that would be perfect for your kit. http://rbmotion.com/rbmsho
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  12. I, too, broke both axle pins while trying to affix the body to the chassis. I obtained replacement parts from Agora and dis-assembled the whole build to pack three stage to replace the axle. As I took each part off, I was careful to replace the individual screws into the parts from which they were removed to aid re-assembly. I re-assembled the model but this time I delayed the attachment of all the wheels until the very last act. That way even when struggling to attach the body to chassis, no pressure was applied to any of the wheel mounts and the re-build was a complete success.
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  13. no one has the 12 pack instructions yet!
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  14. Hi everyone so who’s looking forward to the classic Routemaster Bus Build , this fabulous large scale 1/12 model is a superb model definitely one of the best if not the best bus models I’ve seen and built that represents the iconic and world famous AEC London Routemaster Bus , from it’s shining red exterior to its warm and homely interior it’s instantly recognisable with just about everyone, this bus model has all the wow factor too with working lights ,bells and sounds a real showstopper to add to anyone’s collection which makes a great talking point especially when you can open t
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  15. Hi wyatt , thank you so much , the Shillibeer Omnibus one is actually my good lady wife’s bus she built it I painted it lots of work involved in that one but just something we had to do as we know the ex owner of this exact real bus that this lovely model represents and have seen it in real life when it was in this livery since then though the owner sold it and it’s now in the safe hands of another bus enthusiast who has recently painted it back to the London Red livery but he has said that he wants to put it back into the Shillibeer livery for when the celebrations begin of the first London b
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  16. I hadn't received a notice either, but this past early afternoon, there was the package sitting on my doorstep! 🙂 I gotta say that the body is ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Flawless paint and definitely worth waiting for! If you're in the states, don't be surprised if it just shows up. Agora I can best believe is very busy, and they're trying to get these out as fast as they can.
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  17. Hello Dave, Excellent. I 'm really looking forward to how you built those other bus liveries, especially the 'London Bitter/Omnibus' version. I have the Sunstar 1/24 version, so a/1/12 version - droollllllllllll. Just curious, have you or anyone in your FB group pondered doing a 'Knight bus' version from the Harry Potter verse? Can't wait for the surprises. wyatt
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  18. this is how is the structure of the bus (as for the real one) before the installation of the body in fine sheets very well carried out.
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  19. Hi wyatt , thank you for the cool welcome , yes indeed it is me in the latest newsletter , thank you so much for your kind comments, I am very excited about this wonderful journey I hope we’ll all enjoy together with this superb model , it’s going to be an epic build and with a few surprises along the way too .Dave
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  20. Hello Dave, Welcome to the forum. If you are the Dave Say mentioned in the recent Agora newsletter then I, for one, am super stoked (chuffed) to have you joining us. That pic in the newsletter of the four Routemaster models is model porn to me! I am so looking forward to this build. wyatt
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  21. Stage 120, the remote: The transparent parts are on a sprue, so I start by cutting them all off with pliers and filing off the excess: With the joins smoothened, I am now ready to glue them on to the controller. I take the buttons off another sprue and file them down too, to rest in place without glue: This is the nut that the battery cover is held on with. I place a small amount of glue on to it so that it stays in place whilst I screw in the screws from the other side. After the nut, I join the wire on one controller piece to th
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  22. it promises a beautiful model in the end! however I point out a small design error: positioned as planned on the model, the fans cannot turn: the engine will heat up and break !!!
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  23. hallo Peter, da gebe ich dir voll recht. Ich habe mein Paket 11 gestern erhalten und war auch von der Qualität der Karosserie begeistert. Seltsamerweise habe ich zwischendurch für Pack 10 wieder ZOLL zahlen müssen, für die Nummer 11 nicht. Was mich bisher auf alle Fälle positiv überrascht hat, daß inclusive Pack 11 wirklich alle Teile bis zur letzten Schraube vorhanden waren. Dies war bei diversen Abos bzw. Fullkits bei anderen Anbietern nicht der Fall. Hier mußte des öfteren leider reklamiert werden, obwohl ich dankenserterweise alle fehlenden Teile später erhalten habe. Auch der K
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  24. Stage 119, the terminator as pretty much complete! This is the other half of the support. I screw the support plate on to the support tube with 3 screws, screw sleeves and 3 nuts: The support is fully standing and wow this is a huge model, even better in person. I had to take it to the floor for a better shot! Or you would be able to see all our top secret models in the background hahaha: I don't actually glue the chain on next, just rest it in place so I can change it later. Or maybe do something cool like wrap it on the terminator:
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  25. I left Steps 1-3 (glue in details) until the next time I need ed to flip over the base, General Lou. Saves me getting the superglue out again until I really need it. Just don't misplace the parts, people!
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  26. Stage 116, rock details and closing up the base: These two rocks come from stage 115. I stick them with some glue, just like the rest of the details: Next, I can start covering up the wires by screwing on the first and second velvet-covered wooden panel: stage complete:
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  27. Stage 115, speaker: Here we have the on/off switch. It is nicely hidden beneath the skull. I push the switch in from the top and plug the wire into the circuit board underneath: To screw on the speaker, I place the black ring over it like so. The orientation of this piece matters, so this image shows it correctly in my fingers. So now I can get the base and screw on the speaker: And of course, I connect up the wire: Stage complete. Looks like I am going to need that masking tape to keep the wires from going over the b
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  28. Ah, thank you. I must have read right over that bit on stage 111!
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  29. Stage 112, joining and detailing the third quarter of the base: Before adding the detail, I join this base section to the others by using 4 screws and a connector. The instructions say to hold the base up by using some boxes as raisers, however I personally didn't find it necessary: Now that the base is secured, I can start gluing on the details, beginning with the jaw bone. I found that it joins best if you apply some glue all the way around the jaw and not the base, then push in firmly for about 30 seconds. Following on with the spine and
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  30. Stage 113, the final corner for the base: The first step I take is to screw in both connectors to the already built base parts. Then I rest the quarter from this stage, on to a box to help align the screw holes and apply all 8 screws: Next is the details, which is simply a matter of gluing each piece: And finally, I click the last light into position: Stage complete. It's a great piece of scenery for the T-800 to stand on!
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  31. This is the first stage, giving us 2 more lights for the base: These two LED lights follow the same assembly process as the lights in pack 11. So I place the LED circuit board into the holder with the lens, then thread the wire through the holding piece, incasing the LED. As stated by the instructions, the two LEDs are different, and it is important to know which is which after they have been built. Next, I use four screws to hold the back and front parts together. Finally, I thread the last part down the wire, and screw it on with a black screw and nut
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  32. Amazing collection! Hopefully a few more Agora Models too in future 😀
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  33. Sam, thanks for heads up/good news! I'm so busy with other projects, that I have yet to get started on pack #9 and 10. I'm gonna need to build more shelves! Besides this one, I've got Eaglemoss's Mercedes 300SL, DeAgostini's E-Type Jag, and a VW Beetle convertible I just finished earlier this year. All in 1/8! They can sure suck up a lot of space!
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  34. My rear axle broke too... just as I was putting in the final screws to secure the body to the chasis. It's ridiculously fragile for such a heavy model. I wasn't even being careless. I simply turned the model the right way up to see if everything looked lined up and one of the rear wheels snapped off. I'm not going to strip the whole thing down just to fix that so will glue it and hope for the best. Now that I've finished the build, it's obvious that certain parts have been scrimped on (the hood pins - insanely easy to break, the extremely thin chroming on some of the plastic parts that can be
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  35. I decided I'd build this one as I haven't done a partwork tank before, and this looks like a rather splendid and well featured model. I've got pack one, so let's get cracking! The instructions are purely graphic, which makes them clear and easy to follow. However, we will miss out on the useful insights from their expert. You can download the instructions from the download centre if you want to see them. Anybody can download them. https://www.agoramodels.com/download-centre-uk/#six Stage one gives us the barrel, a hatch and a periscope. The barrel is nicely painted
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  36. Stage 16, we move to the back of the turret. These details fit to the rear of the turret. Then these brackets are pushed on. I guess this is a cable reel of some sort? It pushes in place. This one is tricky as it's quite tight in the holes, and it's in a recessed space. Can be done though. Finally, the turret rear base is screwed into place. Here's a gratuitous 'it looks like this!' shot. Sorry, it's not a great photo. I'll do better next time! Promise!! That's it until Pack 3.
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  37. Pack 3 gives us the turret! It's big and heavy! The commander's hatch is screwed in place (I hadn't thought about removing the spring yet! That only came to me while I was writing this diary!) Then the hatch from stage 1 goes in, fixed with a single screw on the hinge base, so it can be raised of course. Followed by the ring around it (no idea what this is for or what it's called!!) In its raised position. Finally for this stage, the periscope from stage 1. This is screwed in, but was a tight fit. This completes stage 3.
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  38. The end of the penultimate pack, and soon to be 100% complete. For this stage, I start off by joining the two quarters of the base that I have. Next, I simply glue on the the two pipe details, then place the skull on without any glue, as instructed. I take the second light and push it into the other corner like so. Finally after this, the spring goes on. No glue, just simply push and twist into the groove until you can feel that it will not fall out. It doesn't require much. Stage complete.
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  39. Stage 109, base details and another light: Starting with the light, it is the same build as the first. Now for the rusty metal decoration, it sits in a groove with a little glue. Stage complete
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  40. This is where we start getting parts for the base: Ok, so I begin with the light from stage 107. It goes in from the top, so I feed the wire through to the back and press it in. Following on from the light, I add some glue to the edges of the protruding joining area. Don't bother putting any on the bottom because it doesn't fully touch there. Nice and easy. Stage complete.
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  41. Same here, broke while turning the model over. Waiting for replacement parts for the axle. Will also have to undo a good part of the model to replace the parts. I also think due to the weight of the model that the axles should be metal.
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  42. Hello all! I was invited to join this forum and wanted to share my build site with everyone building the Eaglemoss 1:8 scale Back to the Future DeLorean. It is full of tip, tricks, fun facts, pictures of the real car, and step-by-step instructions for the entire car. I did plenty of purchased and custom modifications along the way. Enjoy! https://mybttfdelorean.com
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  43. A bit more on my Cobra build. Tackled the manifolds. I'm planning to repaint the exhausts and add some heat staining, but in order to add some variety to the overall look of the engine and to be different I guess. I decided to go for wrapped manifolds, not everyone's cup of tea I know, but I really like it. I did this with physio/medical plaster tape, I'd be happy to explain more if people would like.
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  44. To prepare our prototype of the 1961 E-type we used a laser scanner to create a 3D computer-model of the real thing.. On this next image you can see the small dots that are stuck all over the body. This is because the paint-work is so reflective it can cause problems with the laser measurements so the system needs something to calibrate to. The alternative was to put a dulling polish over the body-work, but we didn't really want to do this, as is not our car!!! The blue lines are the laser picked up on the photograph
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  45. Hi johnnyrotten13, We will announce new products as soon as the date is 100% confirmed. The second lockdown has caused a small delay and we are moving as fast as we can. We do not ignore our customers, it has just been a very busy week for everyone in our team. We are doing our very best for everyone in the Agora Models community. Thank you very much for your interest in our new products. Have a great weekend.
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  46. yes very true how knows ? Agora may be taken by the transformers
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