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Playboy Land Yacht idea..

20 January 2014 - 11:07 AM

We moved to Austin in May. Going from a house with garage to a small apartment means it will be a good long while until I am in a position to build anything so I thought I would share this idea with you guys. I can't seem to post a picture so I've included a link to it.  http://www.retronaut...boy-land-yacht/ It would make an interesting project. Not sure what area to post it so I put it here in General.





I may be a masochist, but.....

19 January 2014 - 11:37 AM

Confession time; I have a soft spot, possibly in my head, for the old crappy multi-piece Lindberg and Palmer kits of the 60's and 70's. In my defense, my love for them is tied in with memories of my grandma's five and dime store rather than the kits themselves. She always had those kits on the shelf and would give me one to keep me quiet. My uncle also would build them and give them to me. I don't have any of them anymore, but would buy and build some if I came across them. Does anyone have any of these that they have built or are they mostly curiosities now that are put on a shelf for the box art?

Vintage short track restoration, in 1:1!

07 January 2014 - 12:00 PM

You may have seen this before, but it was new to me. Thought I'd share.For fans of old short track racers, this article has some good detail on how the full size cars were built. http://www.dirtfans....thofaGIANT.html

Plastic vs. diecast

28 December 2013 - 02:46 PM

After going through various online catalogs I am left with one question. Why is there such variety in diecast 1/24 model companies? Is it simply that the detail and subsequent development cost is less so they can produce more products? I bought a 1940 Plymouth pickup and have seen many other obscure vehicles that I would love to see as kits, detailed or curbside.