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#21 Terminator-Fox

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Posted 03 March 2014 - 06:49 PM

Lol

 

Thanks for the compliments!



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 04:51 AM

Very nice job Steve. You say that's the best you can do? Looks like you do a pretty job of it. Looks perfect to me.

By the way, can anybody out there tell me the history of kit? When was it last available? I wonder if there any chance in the near future that Revell may reissue the kit?

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Posted 02 April 2014 - 05:16 AM

Nice work! I NEED to build one.......Dad was Valvoline Racing director 1960-70 in So Cal. Tommy was their big name at the time.....plus Mom liked him as he was a TV star too!!! (who else knew that!) Tommy gave me a factory built Showboat.....but it did not survive my childhood!



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 10:37 AM

Very nice job Steve on a very difficult kit to build!!!! I have an unbuilt original release with TV Tommy's autograph on the top of the box - that's a keeper but I must pick one up to build. I have the 1/18th scale GMP diecast to help me with the build/plumbing/etc. I still see this kit on the shelves in hobby stores and at shows so it was out not too long ago and may still be in the Revell catelog.

 

Since the chassis was from Chassis Research I was thinking of using the chassis from the new Monogram Slingster kit to build the twin-engined version that came before he added the second pair of engines and front wheel drive. I also have that 1/18th scale GMP diecast and it sits right above my build table along with the showboat.



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Posted 02 April 2014 - 12:53 PM

Hey thanks you guys! My kit was from '95, as far as I know that was the latest release.



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Posted 04 April 2014 - 02:41 PM

Very well done---I love seeing this genre of kit actually built up ----!!!



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Posted 05 April 2014 - 02:18 PM

Thank you Bill!



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 03:41 AM

Any tips youd like to share on getting this kit actually finished? Like a lot of Revell's Speed & Show kits back in the day, the detailing is good but the builds are frustrating.

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Posted 04 May 2014 - 04:51 AM

You have accomplished something most here haven't. :lol:  Great BUILD, Now on to the Challenger.  :D RMX-H-1281-2.jpg



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Posted 04 May 2014 - 04:56 AM

Great Build on a Tuff Kit!

Real Nice Work... B)