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Looking for Revell 1950 Oldsmobile V8 engine

18 April 2015 - 12:53 PM


 I am looking to trade for the complete engine from the Revell, 1/25 1950 Oldsmobile Club Coupe, (Revell kit #85-4254).

Would prefer it unbuilt and unpainted, if possible.  I would be willing to trade more-than-one, complete/unbuilt engine from my parts box or for a variety of different parts; let me know what you're looking for.




1/25 '66 Mustang hood and grill wanted

10 April 2015 - 01:37 PM

I am looking to trade for the hood and chrome grill piece from the 1/25 AMT/Ertl 1966 Ford Mustang hardtop kit. 

Some kits looking for a new home...

04 April 2015 - 03:08 PM

The following are a few 1/25 kits that I have had for quite some time, (10 years or more), and I have come to realize that they need to find a new home as I have lost my interest in building them.  Box top pics and a short description of each follows; if you are interested in a trade for one of these kits, I can PM you with more photos showing each kit's contents. 


I am not looking to trade for other kits, as I am "thinning the herd" in my kit collection.  What I'd like to trade for would be any of the following:


A set of 4 of the recently issued AMT Goodyear L60-15 Polyglas GT tires that are pad-printed/lettered.


The body, glass, front bumper, grill, 2 chrome headlights, lower front pan, rear bumper, 2 chrome tailights and lower rear pan from the recently reissued 1/25, AMT 1966 Ford Mustang AWB drag car.


Someone to Alclad/chrome paint a set of 1/25 '66 Chevelle bumpers, (one front bumper plus one rear bumper), for me.


The 2 rear, chrome-plated, deep-dish, 6-spoke racing wheels from the 1/24 AMT McLaren Elva race car kit.


The first kit looking for a new home:



This 1/25 MPC 1978 Datsun Custom Pickup kit is complete and unbuilt/unpainted.  Most of its parts are still on their part's trees.


The second kit looking for a new home:



This 1/25 AMT/Ertl 1969 Plymouth GTX kit has a part's box 426 Hemi engine in it instead of the issued-kit's 440 engine.  This kit is nearly complete, but is missing its wheels and tires.  Everything else is unbuilt/unpainted.

Removing Sharpie marker from kit plastic

28 January 2015 - 06:01 PM

Today I received a built-up Mustang kit that I won on an auction site, and was thinking that the model's body had been painted in Flat Black spray paint.  Once the built-up reached my mailbox, I discovered that it was not painted with paint, but the body had been "painted" with a Black, Sharpie Permanent marker, (the thick, greasy, permanent Black ink that goes on in streaks).


Has anyone ever encountered this situation before?  If so, were you able to remove the Sharpie "marker-paint" job?  I'm looking for any suggestions for removing this Sharpie marker from the kit's body; different solutions to soak it in, etc.  Thanks.  

1/25 Late-1960's MGB; has a kit ever been produced?

17 January 2015 - 12:17 PM

I've been recently intrigued by late-1960's sports car racers, and am wondering if any kit manufacturers have ever made a 1/25 scale, late-1960's, (1967-69, specifically), MGB sports car in either factory-stock or race car form?


I believe there might have been one in 1/24 scale from Gunze Sanyo or another foreign kit manufacturer, but any from an American kit manufacturer?  And if so, if the kit had decent detail and build-ability.


I'd appreciate any input from the kit historians out there.