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Can you help me identify a Superman resin kit?

21 January 2015 - 01:23 PM

I went to a train auction today. I went to buy postwar Lionel.

I didn't buy any trains, but I did buy a resin kit of Superman. He is in a flying position.

The figure measures about 13 inches head to toe in the position that he is in. If you measure his outstretched arms, the figure measures about 16 1/2 inches long.

I cannot find any markings on the kit, on the box...nothing.

I will try to add pics, that is if I am smart enough!

BTW, I am not into figures, or super heroes, but thought that it might do well on an internet auction site.


Revell announces a Volkwagen bus to be released in 1/16

01 January 2015 - 06:10 PM

It isn't the kit that I was hoping for, but it looks like we will gain another 1/16 scale model to build.


I was really hoping that Revell would give us a new tooling of a US muscle car, like a Pontiac GTO,Chevelle, Mustang, or hot Mopar car.

If you are into Volkswagens, here is your opportunity!

What should I do?

14 September 2014 - 03:43 PM

Okay, my aunt has two foster boys. Both are very good kids, and we enjoy spending time with them.


We took the two foster boys for ice cream tonight, and as we were cruising through another town, we drove by a '65 Mustang. My daughter screamed out, "That is the same car my dad and I built!"


That kicked off a big discussion about building cars, to which the two foster boys had never heard of before tonight. As we talked up model building, both boys got very excited about the topic, and both said that they want to build a model. Of course, I tried to help encourage their interest in building, and we talked about what cars they would like to build, colors they would paint it, etc.  


(I feel passionately about youngsters getting into the hobby. The lessons and skills, not to mention the creative aspect, that can be learned is so important for kids...those are life long skills, IMO.)


Here is the dilemma:


I don't have much time to build, but when I do build, I like to build big stuff, especially 1/16. I just bought myself an AMT 50's T-bird to build on my own. Of course, you know how expensive some of the big kits can cost...


Do I pull the kit out, and have all three of us build it together, letting them do the majority of the work, or should I buy two cheap 1/24 scale kits, and try to coach them as they build?  


Off the bat, I am thinking each boy should have their own model to build, and they can have something in the end to show for their work, instead of having to share the T-bird. At the same time, I'd love to start them out on big scale! (And I would if the big kits weren't so expensive.)


Should we try to build the kit(s) in a few afternoons, or should we spread out the build for a few weeks???


Both boys are 8 years old, and they are 'all boy'...and they are car crazy too.



Anyone built the Lindberg Stutz racer in 1/16?

11 September 2014 - 04:47 PM

Can you tell me about the kit?


Is the model as toy like as the Lindberg Model T?


I think it would be cool to build an early Indy 500 racer out of the kit, even though it would be super basic due to my lack of fabricating skills.


I'd love to hear your thoughts on the kit!  



Electric cars and state and federal gas taxes?

04 September 2014 - 03:21 AM

With all the talk of electric and hybrid cars, how do you think the states and federal government will tax us when the majority of cars sold are either hybrids or total electric?


It seems to me, that there will be a day that there will be a significant drop in fuel tax revenues should electric and or hybrid cars take over the marketplace.