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Luc Janssens

Member Since 26 Mar 2007
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In Topic: Why are there so many iconic cars that have never been kitted ?

Today, 08:51 AM

yes, that's probably what it was; I never was a fan of that car, and saw a few of the Torinos with that color scheme in the Detroit area; a Ranchero GT would have been much cooler, but would have had traction issues!

Remember seeing more then a couple Torino based Ranchero's when visiting the south west during the 90s, though they were late '70s (stacked headlamps) especially like the GT version with the nice striping...


In Topic: Why are there so many iconic cars that have never been kitted ?

08 July 2014 - 06:13 PM

I remember a Starsky & Hutch Torino.  It was 1/25th scale and I think it was made by AMT or MPC.  A Ranchero GT would have been a cooler choice, but the show was popular at the time. 

 

You probably saw one of Everett Westphal, "what if" boxes...

http://www.bonedigge...xman/ewgal.html

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In Topic: Why are there so many iconic cars that have never been kitted ?

06 July 2014 - 09:55 AM

A S&H Gran Torino looks do-able if one designs it together with '72 and maybe add a wagon with a drag race option....but the big question is, is the weekend modeler realy waiting for these?

 

http://ideas.revell....deas/item/2592/

 

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http://ideas.revell....deas/item/2893/

 

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But for arguments sake what could be shared tooling or design wise?

 

Drive train?

Chassis and floorplate with engine bay?

Buklkhead (Firewall)

Gastank?

Windshield?

 

 

 


In Topic: Motor City Masters

04 July 2014 - 10:16 AM

Wheeler Dealers (WD) is the show for me, I've watched some of the US series and wonder why they need the drama and those staged rare parts finds, is the US classic car scene full of morons and drama kings?

Where on earth do these producers get that idea, from women fighting over a piece of cloth at some big closeout sale?

I realy do hope that WD get the highest ratings amongst viewers, so that that format gets used by the US broadcast companies too....


In Topic: Fred Lorenzen Galaxie

04 July 2014 - 10:01 AM

It upset's me to see how anyone can make fun of anyone for spelling error's. I can't spell as well as I want to, But that's because I have L.D.  Did it ever cross anyone's mind that Maybe that person had a stroke? or other issue that would cause the misspelling and such.

 

 Well I agree with IMPCON about what he said. I know him very well, Please don't judge him because of his  spelling errors. As he said it's a forum for models not to complain about spelling issues.

I'm certain I'm make spelling and grammar mistakes, when I write on this and other forums.

The funny thing is, that when I re-read my message after a few hours, I catch (hopefully ;^) most of them, then I hit the edit button (a great feature to have IMHO) and start crossing the T's and dotting the I's.

The point some guys here are making is, is that amongst friends you can be yourself, but when dealing with outsiders, it's best to show your best, to be taken seriously.

Just a fact of life...

So when in the heat of the moment you're writing an official letter on your pc, save it in your drafts folder first, after an hour or so read it again (or better let someone else read it) edit it and save it again, then the next day when you're ok with it, send it.

 

Just my two cents.