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Slapfight

Member Since 17 Jan 2011
Offline Last Active Jun 07 2014 02:40 PM
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In Topic: What did you get today?

13 April 2014 - 02:20 PM

That GT-One makes me so jealous. Nice haul. I've only recently bought another '70 Mach 1 2'n 1 on sale and the BM '70 Camaro, but I'm saving up for the Houston Modelmania show on the 26th. Anyone else going?


In Topic: No plastic 2014 Stingray kits? Could it be?

09 April 2014 - 08:20 PM

 

Does anyone else find it ironic the real Corvettes are plastic but some of the toy cars are metal?


Aluminum frame and carbon fiber body. Only the interior is still plastic. ;P

In Topic: Hasegawa 1/12 rx7

08 April 2014 - 06:09 PM

It's so beautiful. I envy you so much.

In Topic: FnF Supra FULL DETAIL build ALL DONE! In Under Glass

16 February 2014 - 06:02 PM

Riceburner.

Rice burner is a pejorative describing Japanese-made—or by extension, Asian-made—motorcycles and automobiles.[1] The term is often defined as offensive or racist stereotyping.[2][3][4] In some cases users of the term assert that it is not offensive or racist,[5][6] or else treat the term as a humorous, mild put-down rather than a racial slur.

 

Nice contribution.


In Topic: Car manufacturers bailing out of Oz...

22 December 2013 - 10:42 AM

No matter what you believe politically, or in regards to what the minimum wage should be, etc., you have to agree that if a company thinks it can make their product as a lower cost elsewhere, they're going to do so. That's just plain common sense. Yes, the bottom line is what counts for any business... and if you believe in the concepts of free enterprise and free market capitalism, you can't demonize a company for making a move that improves their bottom line! Yes, there is always "collateral damage" when an employer packs up and leaves... some people will lose their jobs and there's no way to avoid that. But think of it this way: does any company have a duty or obligation to set up operations in your country and provide jobs to your people? Or do the employees owe the company a "thank you" for operating in their area and offering them a job?

This is exactly the reasoning why so many things are (cheaply and terribly) made in China now. Bottom line, though, right?