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Limes offers us very beautiful grills for GMC and Dodge

Joined: January 23rd, 2014, 9:44 pm

October 11th, 2016, 7:43 pm #1

I have bought by Limes some time ago some real very small jewels :
Grills that go perfectly for the Heller, Academy and PST 1/72 GMC, symetrical and assymetrical, and in an other hand, two différents grills for Academy and Esci-Italeri WC Dodge and a welded one for Studebaker US6
these others grills fit perfectly with the Esci-Italery Dodge, but it's a little bit more complicated with the Academy Ambulance, because this cab is not correct : (and the Academy grill is also not correct).
To correct this problem, you have to thin the mudguards, bend them a little more at the front, just like the real Dodge is, and to fill the little hole that remains ...
a picture :

and with the Academy grill :

a Esci cab with a Limes grill :

and here a welded grill for the PST Studebaker US6 :

I think it worth it !! I really enjoyed my investment
But you have to take care : it's really delicate, and it's better to glue the grill at the end of you builing !!!
you can have a look here :
http://www.limesmodel.hu/webshop-b/inde ... =11&page=1
I hope I haven't been too long ...
Pascal
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Joined: February 10th, 2013, 1:11 pm

these look great

October 12th, 2016, 5:18 am #2

Just need one for the new Airfix Autocrat now
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Joined: April 23rd, 2005, 2:01 pm

Autocrat?

October 12th, 2016, 10:25 am #3

Hi Paul,
What Autocrat is? A democrat on wheels or what?
Cheers!
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Joined: March 15th, 2009, 7:44 pm

Re: Autocrat?

October 12th, 2016, 1:38 pm #4

Well, autocrat is exactly everything but democrat. Autocrat is "an absolute ruler, especially a monarch who holds and exercises the powers of government as by inherent right, not subject to restrictions"... But, frankly speaking, I have never heard about any autocrat being made by Airfix...
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Joined: April 23rd, 2005, 2:01 pm

Well, have one

October 12th, 2016, 5:55 pm #5

Hi Petr,
Although not wheeled I think this one more or less fits the definition:


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(From 1971 catalog)
Cheers!
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Joined: January 23rd, 2014, 9:44 pm

Autocrat, I don't know...

October 12th, 2016, 6:06 pm #6

But if you're speaking about an "US machine with a big bottle behind", recently made by Airfix, I'm agree with you, it will be a marvelous idea if Limes could work on the grills of the Autocar (and its light guards !!)and also (why not?) on the Chevy too.....
It would be a great advance for us...
Pascal
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Joined: February 10th, 2013, 1:11 pm

yes...

October 12th, 2016, 6:52 pm #7

I did mean that Affix bottle pulling device
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Joined: March 15th, 2009, 7:44 pm

Re: Well, have one

October 13th, 2016, 6:14 am #8

Hi Petr,
Although not wheeled I think this one more or less fits the definition:


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(From 1971 catalog)
Cheers!
Absolutely correct, Ilian!
Well, in fact they used to make more of them - OK, the Yeoman and the Lifeguard trumpeter just decorate the group...



Regards,


Petr
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Joined: July 31st, 2016, 12:52 pm

Please correct me if I'm wrong...

October 13th, 2016, 9:51 am #9

But didn't they do an Anne Boleyn figure as well??
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Joined: July 1st, 2009, 6:49 pm

Yes, also..

October 13th, 2016, 2:10 pm #10

Hi Grant,

They did a Boy Scout (which is highly sought after and worth a few bob), Joan of Arc, Black Prince, Oliver Cromwell, Richard I, Coldstream Guardsman, James Bond and Oddjob, Bengal Lancer, French Grenadier, Queen Elizabeth I, Queen Victoria, Showjumper. I remember making some of these back in the 60's, I believe I got them as Christmas presents - relations don't seem able to gauge what your actual interests are do they?

All the best,

Paul
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