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#21 southpier

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 09:50 AM

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got a few of them now, but 25 years ago it was a tipping point



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:36 AM

$1.39.

 

 

About 10 minutes after it hit the shelf . . . 1958.

 

 

For those too young to recognize what it is, it's an AMT 1958 3n1 model kit.  A 1958 Buick hardtop, to be precise.

 

$T2eC16dHJGwE9n)yUsSCBRR4LB6Gbw~~60_57.J



#23 cobraman

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:46 AM

Sprue cutters and any Cobra kit I purchased. : )



#24 Erik Smith

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 10:49 AM

Airbrush. Mine happens to be an Iwata, but I would be happy with any nice one...

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:12 AM

My Badger 105 airbrush. It's the best tool I've ever purchased.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:55 AM

.....

 

$1.39.

 

 

About 10 minutes after it hit the shelf . . . 1958.

 

 

For those too young to recognize what it is, it's an AMT 1958 3n1 model kit.  A 1958 Buick hardtop, to be precise.

 

$T2eC16dHJGwE9n)yUsSCBRR4LB6Gbw~~60_57.J

 

 

was this a generic box with a sticker of the included car on the end panel?



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 12:06 PM

For helping me get to paint jobs where I'd like them to be, my airbrushes and a decent set of paint-brushes.

 

Next up, Xuron sprue cutters- these work beautifully.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 01:07 PM

Dremel Stylus, needle files, calipers and a calculator app. Just can't go by "Scale Dale" without the last two :)

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 02:26 PM

Three things 

 

1)  My Dremel tool with flex shaft

 

2) Badger 250 air-brush

 

3) Xuron cutters ( best things since sliced bread )



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:09 PM

was this a generic box with a sticker of the included car on the end panel?

 

 

 

 

Yes.  Same box for all the hardtop kits issued in '58; different box for all the convertibles.  There were white tape stickers on each end of each box that identified the specific car inside.



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:22 PM

high speed internet, bi-focals and super glue debonder

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 03:26 PM

Building a modle room insid my house

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:23 PM

I gotta say my computer and internet connection.  Without them, I'd never have gotten back into model cars.  :)



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 04:39 PM

high speed internet, bi-focals and super glue debonder

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 05:49 PM

Dremel, bought my first one at a garage sale for $3 tossed in a set of brushes and it lasted me another 10 years!  Have both the stylus and corded Dremels.  I like the corded model better as I use the flex shaft with it gives me better control.  Going to have to ditto on the bi-focals and optivisor!



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Posted 27 May 2013 - 07:24 PM

This is odd. I put 4-10 models together a year and have never felt the need to get the drimmel out. What are you guys using it for.

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Posted 27 May 2013 - 11:55 PM

 

 

... Same box for all the hardtop kits issued in '58; different box for all the convertibles.  There were white tape stickers on each end of each box ....

 

s  I  g  h  .   .   .  then I really am that old.

thanks



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 12:34 AM

All 7 of my Iwata airbrushes...and the GIANT Passhe,explosion-proof spray booth...I'm still recovering from that one!!  LOL!!! :blink:



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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:34 AM

My Geek Glasses...

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Posted 28 May 2013 - 01:54 AM

This is odd. I put 4-10 models together a year and have never felt the need to get the drimmel out. What are you guys using it for.

 

I use it mostly for removing plastic. I never build anything without cutting something up. My old corded one is in a holder so I can use it as a cheap lathe.