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bbowser

Member Since 18 Jan 2008
Offline Last Active Today, 01:42 PM
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In Topic: New kits with flaws.

Today, 01:42 PM

I appreciate Dave coming on here and explaining the inner workings of a model company.  I don't believe anyone purposely puts out a flawed product.  The global economy being the way it is today, even with state of the art communications over thousands of miles, errors creep in and judgments are made.  The fact that Moebius is not as big as Revell or Round2 makes them more nimble and better able to catch and fix flaws before they are committed to steel.  I am totally blown away by the quality of product coming these days from all the companies.  The Hudsons and Chryslers are state of the art.  Revell has always had high parts counts and with the newer tools well fitting kits.  I currently have the AMT '60 Ford Starliner on the bench and am blown away by the engraving on the engine and the detailed separate frame.

 

It's nice to be nostalgic over Johan kits or the Craftsman series, but I believe now is the new "golden age" of the hobby, and boards like this one allow us a voice like never before.  We should call them out when we see things that are "grossly inaccurate", but we should also vote with our dollars when they get it right.  Capitalism is a terrible system, but better than any other one we've tried so far!

 

My 2c spent.


In Topic: 1949 Ford '60s Custom "parts box special"

Today, 12:22 PM

That is sweet, both of them are great models.  I especially like the trick firewall.  Great photography as well.


In Topic: Revell 1970 Ford Torino GT 429 Cobra Jet (Non Ram Air)

Today, 12:20 PM

I've been on the fence about getting this one, yours just put me over the edge!  Great model.


In Topic: '74 Chevy Caprice convertible

Today, 12:19 PM

Wow, that's gorgeous!  Great underhood details as well.  Great model.


In Topic: 1959 Impala

Today, 12:17 PM

Many thanks to everyone for all the kind words!  Jeremy, I had the same problem with the steering box.  I was able to get it in on the chassis but when I went to the always anguishing final assembly it didn't hit the firewall the way it should.  Oh well, can't really see it down in there anyway.

 

I have always loved the '59 the best of all the Impalas, something about the bat wings and cat's eye taillights just get me.  I may try another, single color.  I'd like to do Zora Arkus-Duntov's black Biscayne (or was it a Bel Air?)