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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2016 06:31 am 
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Hi, I bought a 1/24 airfix aston martin DB 5 (James Bond 007) kit from ebay. It came without any wheels. Can anyone tell me where can I buy replacement wheels. I thought there was an on-line shop selling detail parts for model cars.
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PostPosted: Sun 31 Jul 2016 17:02 pm 
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Maybe you were thinking of 'Little Cars' (which always majored on tools & accessories rather than car kits)? If so, they now seem to trade as 'Modelling Tools' and can be found here, but unfortunately the 'accessories page of their website seems to be empty. I don't know if anyone does specific wheels for the DB5, but for a range of 'aftermarket' 1/24th wheels (for modern cars - they couldn't help with my pre-war Bently problem!) you could try here. I'll certainly be stopping by for a few goodies when I next have a 'blitz' on custom car building.

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Sep 2016 22:21 pm 
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I can't presently find a specific statement on the subject to confirm which, but what you're looking for is a 15"x6" or 16"x6" wire wheel. Likely makes to add to a search for accessories on Hiroboy (UK) or Hobby Link Japan websites would be Rudge or Boranni (note spellings).

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PostPosted: Tue 20 Sep 2016 23:32 pm 
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I found some really good wire wheels with rubber tyres by searching through the slot car accessories on ebay. There is also a slot car manufacturer that does very nice wire wheels assembled from photo etch. Provided you're not allergic to PE and don't mind stumping up the best part of £21 (posted) for a set, they will look the mutts on any car model. Link, scroll down. The complete kits look superb!

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PostPosted: Wed 21 Sep 2016 09:43 am 
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I've logged that link for when I get my slot racing sets up and running again, but aren't they 1/32 scale? The OP wanted 1/24 ...

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PostPosted: Wed 21 Sep 2016 10:10 am 
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Duh! Sorry, but they are great for anybody doing 1/32.

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How about a Tamiya Jag Mk2? Sorry I don't know if the size or spoke pattern is the same or but they sure are a pretty wheel. I have a set of those but no tyres.

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PostPosted: Mon 05 Dec 2016 13:50 pm 
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The Tamiya Jag mk2 I think has Rudge wheels, where Aston always used Boranni. Having said that, the differences that might be visible in 1/24 scale if any are probably in the offset and rim shape.

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