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Don Sikora II

Member Since 14 Aug 2006
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In Topic: The VEGA & PINTO Celebration Thread

15 April 2015 - 02:33 PM

Can anyone tell me how many different castings it is made of the AMT Ford pinto and also the MPC Pinto?
Does Any resin or photo-etch maker Do Any up-dated parts or emblems to this little cool car :)
I know that AMT have Done 71,72,73,74,75,76,77,
MPC, 74,75,76,78, 80. And also two wagons,year? Is this the complete line of pinto kits? Or have i missed Any kit?

If you have Any Pinto builds, i would love to see them.
Any information you have about these kits, please drop a line here.



MPC made a '77 hatchback too. They did not make a 1980 Pinto. MPC also made 1977, 1978, and 1979 Pinto wagons. The only '79 is the wagon.

In Topic: Beemax Models Chevy Cruze WTCC

02 April 2015 - 02:49 PM

Any idea for a good source for this kit in the States? Looked at HLJ but didn't see anything.

In Topic: MPC WWII Jeep

01 April 2015 - 03:58 PM

I know they were in one of the MPC kits

I have the box and a Built of the "Universal Dune Buggy" Jeep CJ

It included the Half cab, AND the Snowplow we all Hoped had been

returned in the Hogan's Heros/WW2 retro kit.

I need to look at it again to remember which Jeep kit it is.

HH/WW2 Flat front fender kit, or Later CJ/Daisey-DoH kit


NO my built does Not have those parts. I wish it did!!


Those parts were in the CJ-5 kit, not the WW2 Jeep. Would be great to see them again!

In Topic: Model at the dump?

01 April 2015 - 03:40 AM

People will take anything that's free. Anytime I have something that I want to get rid of that's too big to fit in my garbage can, I set it at the curb with a "free" sign on it. Usually gone within hours! :)

Years ago, I was remodeling a bathroom & needed to get rid of all of the old fixtures. They took everything! From the old sink base cabinet, to the toilet paper dispenser & toilet seat!  :blink:





A year or two ago my sister needed to throw away an old appliance. Think it was a microwave, but really doesn't matter. I went to buy the sticker the city makes you apply so they will dispose of it. The lady told me to put the thing on the curb without the sticker the night before. She said if it's still there in the morning, put the sticker on it. Her prediction was that it someone would take it and then I could bring the sticker back for a refund. She was right, it was gone before bedtime!


My favorite story happened about 15 years ago though. We cleaned out my dad's house and held a seemingly never-ending series of garage sales. At the end, we called for a bulk pickup of the true garbage. We put it put the night before, and went back in the house to lock things up. By time I got back to my car a guy had nosed into the curb in front of me and was digging through the pile. He was holding an old VCR under his arm and cheerfully asked me if I knew where the remote was! 

In Topic: Model kit when flying

02 March 2015 - 05:16 PM

It's been a couple years, but I've traveled domestically with unbuilt kits in my carry-on with no problems. Was in Germany about a year and a half ago and brought home a couple 1:43 diecasts and some 1:87 Wiking cars in my carry-on. Again, no problems.