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#61 Brett Barrow

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 02:01 PM

I think "Ralphie" could be a Cupertino for a misspelling of "early". So maybe "early centuries". Not sure if that means early 20th century, early 21st century, or early Buick Centuries...

Anywho, back to the OP, I don't have to venture too far out on a limb to say there will no doubt be plastic kits of the new Vette. It's a no brainier. There's plastic promos coming in the next month (interested to see by who) if there's not a kit out or at least an announcement of a kit by the end of the year I'll eat my hat.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 02:07 PM

You should be a translator.

#63 Chuck Kourouklis

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 02:10 PM

Early aughts, sure!

 

Less of a stretch than the Buicks.  :)

 

Yeah, hope they don't miss the C7 boat completely...



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 04:30 PM

Oh I dunno, guys, just dig through it some:

 

“I’ve been a Corvette builder since 1958 – in fact, I went through the entire string of  Corvette model years till I had to sideline from the hobby for a while in 1979 and sold ‘em all out.  When I got back into the hobby in 1984, I decided to rebuild that string, and I finally got it back up to speed in 2000 – and uh-oh, hang onto my hat, Revell’s pretty much taken over 1/25 scale by then!

 

Yeah, the same manufacturer that seems to believe only hot rods sell – can’t say I fit that mold.  I build factory stock.  So the Henry J, Willys ’41 coupe for example, and many more especially including reissues - no stock versions, nothing for me, just old rods from a manufacturer declares on the instruction sheet, “Discard extra parts.”   

 

And if these are the people running the 1/25 game, I knew my model year string wouldn’t go much further. Sure enough, had to stop ‘round 2006 – only a promo was available for 2007, lacking the same detail as my other built-ups.  So 2008, 2009, ’10, ’11, ’12, ’13, ’14 – don’t count ‘cause I can’t find ‘em.   And being proud to collect America’s sports car, I’d be happy to finish that string.

 

Not to say I’m a GM goober-smoocher – less so every year in fact.  Got Vipers in the mix, pretty disgusted I can’t have a new-generation kit.   I did work directly or indirectly for GM, most of the 35+ years I spent in the automotive field, but I also spent a fair portion of that time with other makes.  Spent another ten driving 18-wheelers - yes, some of the General’s finest, too.

 

Upshot?  I’m again disappointed with Revell’s utter lack of ’14 GMs, to put it mildly.  But for those of you who think Revell wouldn’t be able to sell some of the automotive oddballs I’ve mentioned, may I just say one word:

 

Moebius. 

 

Hudsons, anybody?  That “red-headed step child” from Mother Mopar, the Chrysler letter cars?  And then – in the very same breath – I wonder why certain Buicks haven’t made the grade to be kitted…

 

No GM. Again.  Hmm.  I believe I might know after all. Thanx…”

 

Now I gotta cop to a W-A G on "Ralphie Centuries" - Ralphie from Stephen King's Storm Of The Century - ? "Give me what I want and I'll go away"?

 

That's the only "Ralphie Centuries" google reference, but if you treat "Century" as a Buick, you can bend it all back to a "No GM" context.

 

85%, anyway?

 

A noble effort. You could work at the UN!  :lol:

 

Still wondering about the "Ralphie Centuries," though...



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Posted 25 June 2014 - 05:04 PM

Maybe a character named Ralphie in a TV show or movie drove Buick Centurys.

 

Speaking of a Buick Century, there are a few years that would be neat to see in scale..specifically '54-57 and '73-75...I am surprised the 1950 Buick has never been kitted..the 'grille eating the bumper' front end is incredible..


Edited by Rob Hall, 25 June 2014 - 05:13 PM.


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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:02 PM

Chuck your amazing. Your translation made sense and looked right. Now I get the posting. Everything but the "Ralphie Centuries". And in general, now that I understand the posting, I can agree with it for the most part.

And here I always thought they spoke English in Indiana. Thankfully there are people from California who can understand Indianin.

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Posted 25 June 2014 - 06:04 PM

I've had some belly laughs today, but thanks, Scott - you just gave me the loudest one.  :D



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Posted 27 June 2014 - 06:16 PM

Chuck your amazing. Your translation made sense and looked right. Now I get the posting. Everything but the "Ralphie Centuries". And in general, now that I understand the posting, I can agree with it for the most part.

And here I always thought they spoke English in Indiana. Thankfully there are people from California who can understand Indianin.

When I've taught, I've had kids that are born and bred here....and I still can't understand anything.

 

Maybe I should transcribe the conversations and send them to Chuck assuming I end up back in a classroom next year.

 

Charlie Larkin



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Posted 28 June 2014 - 04:32 AM

First i have to say i love corvettes, darn near all of them. I was really excited by the pictures of the 2014. However, i followed one for several miles both from behind and on the passenger side and i must say my current impression is that it looks like a kit car. Not that i can buy one, probably a '15 Mustang, but i would like to test drive it.