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Posted By: Fitzgerald Ireland
Posted On: Wednesday December 5, 2018 at 8:48 AM
Barry Lester and resin
From memory ,before Barry Lester produced the Autoreplicas range in wmetal , he produced models in balsa wood , covering various subjects ,photos were featured in Model Cars magazine ,I have the mags in storage ,I think they were made on comission .I have no knowledge of him doing models in resin .Brian Jewel models I have 2 gto's ,when Mikansue had the shop in Windsor I visited and they were selling a GT40 which Jewel had produced , I regret not buying , instead I bought 2 Matchbox prototypes in wood which I still have

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Resin surprised me too by Marius Woolley #24953
Great feedback, guys. I'll ask Patrick to comment. (EOM) by Karl Schnelle #24953.1
Patrick has many resin kits and he says the ... by Karl Schnelle #24953.1.1
I'm virtually certain Barry Lester didn't use resin... by John Roberts #24953.1.1.1
Barry Lester and resin by Fitzgerald Ireland #24953.1.1.2
That's right. The Beetle was a modified Dinky casting... by John Roberts #24953.
Barry Lester and resin by Fitzgerald Ireland #24953.2
Also see John Roberts comment below. (EOM) by Karl Schnelle #24953.3
Underside pic - fullsize by Karl Schnelle #24953.4
Definitely wood! Dinky tyres and axles, scratch-built clear wheels with etched spokes (EOM) by John Roberts #24953.4.1
Speaking of wood, I am scratch building a model consisting by Ken Spear #24953.4.1.1
There's no shortcut Ken. You could try high build primer.. by John Roberts #24953.
Pics attached to the above posting - forgot to say! (EOM) by John Roberts #24953.
Thanks John. Just to explain, I am building this model (pic) by Ken Spear #24953.
Great admiration for your work Ken - would love to see the build as you progress (EOM) by John Roberts #24953.

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