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tim boyd

Member Since 01 Dec 2007
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In Topic: Rare 62 Revell Imperial Restored

Today, 02:50 AM

Most excellent!  TIM


In Topic: 1/25 Motorcycle Kits

Today, 02:40 AM

 I'd still love to see current-tool H-D's, a Victory, Indian, etc. 

 

 

 

Me too!  

 

The last gen DynaGlide in the F150 kit is not too dissimilar from today's Dyna family.... this was my near-stock build of that kit, with more chrome added and actual Harley Davidson parts department three-sstage "Purple Haze" touch up paint (this color was offered on certain production Harleys circa '07 or '08 as part of their mid-year special paint program; I used it as a stand-in for the Concord Purple color that was a production color for Harleys back on '01 or so).  

 

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Between the Maisto and (especially) the Hallmark 1/24th scale Harley die casts, one could kitbash a pretty current Harley bike or two... but again, it would be good to have a straight kit buildup available.  I've mentioned this to the model companies.   Although they haven't said the following, my educated guess is that between the Harley licensing costs and the lower MSRP such kits would have to reflect, the business case for justification is just not there.  Too bad....TIM  


In Topic: 1/25 Motorcycle Kits

Yesterday, 05:03 AM

Most of you have seen this already, but for those who have not, here's a  LINK  to my Fotki album with about a dozen built 1/24th & 1/25th scale motorcycle models.  Most of these can be acquired via the usual sources, at generally reasonable prices (the one exception being the Revell Parts Pack Harley Chopper, which commands $50 to $200(!), depending on the auction).   

 

 

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The comment above about the lack of accuracy of 1/25th scale wire spoked wheels is, I think, a valid one.  However, take a look at the cycles in the album and you'll see a number include modern mag-style five spoke wheels (and the like), which do not suffer from the above issue...

 

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And....they offer a great basis for kitbashing (this being a chopper-styled build based on the Harley DynaGlide in the Revell 2001 F150 Harley Davidson pickup kit).  

 

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I have several of the Heller/Airfix 1/24th scale GP1 kits referenced above, and I concur that they are excellent kits; well worth the effort to acquire and build.  

 

Thanks for looking...TIM


In Topic: 1/25 AMT White Road Boss

28 October 2014 - 10:03 PM

Guys....all your Road Boss models look very cool, indeed! 

 

I remember one of the AMT engineers (can't remember which one, unfortunately, as I would like to give credit here) telling me about his road trip to research/measure all the derivatives of this kit.  (I'm thinking it possibly might have been John Mueller???) 

 

Up until that discussion, I had never realized that the 1/1 and 1/25th scale versions all shared the same cab.   I do recall being told that the ability to do all those versions is what sold AMT management on going ahead with the kit....as back then, Autocar, White Road Boss, and Western Star were all pretty specialized makes without the broad appeal of a Peterbilt or Kenworth kit subject. 

 

TIM 


In Topic: We're overdue for Revell's 2015 Q1 announcement

28 October 2014 - 09:42 PM

Funny enough, I heard a rumor about a '34 Chevy from one of the model makers several years years ago.  It was from sources outside the company, so difficult to know if there was any legitimacy to it at the time.  

 

(Remember, if I actually knew something definitive from an internal source about such a project from any of the model makers, I couldn't say anything about it here!) 

 

So Bert....you actually had me going as well for a moment there, until I saw the Bulletnose and Pontiac Sedan.....(smile).....TIM