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1972coronet

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Am I the Only One Who's Excited About This ... ?

12 September 2014 - 03:39 AM

This bad boy is due for release next month ( http://www.round2mod...953-ford-pickup ) and I can hardly wait !

 

While this kit has remained largely unchanged throughout its numerous reissues ( just decals , tyres , wheels , and plastic colour) , it's nice to see it being released this go-around in its original format ( including the custom wheel covers that were around for only the original release ).

 

As a fan of the 1953-1955 F-Series ( 1956 is alright , too ... ) , I can't get enough of this classic AMT kit !


My Feline 'Children' ...

03 August 2014 - 10:23 AM

Here's some photos of my two feline companions (my children , if you will :D ) .

'Molly Anne McCalico' is age 12 ; 'Oliver Nathanel Hawthorne Sabastian' is age 11 .

 

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R.I.P. , Doug and Family

19 July 2014 - 01:22 PM

I was just made aware of this tragedy today ; on 6th July 2014 @ 0815 HRS , a long-time client and hell of a nice guy parished in a plane crash (he was the pilot) :

http://www.dailymail...-daughters.html

Eerily , my friend (and coworker ; the Assistant Manager) and his father witnessed the crash on that fateful morning , as they were boating on the lake

(which I redundantly refer to as "Lake du Luc") . Apparently , my friend witnessed the "poof and plume" , completely unaware of the nature of the smoke ( :( ).

 

You will be missed , Doug ! Thank you for , not only your business , but for being a hell of a great guy , too !

"See you when I get there , if they'll let me in."


1955 F-100 (Monogram-come-Revell)

30 June 2014 - 01:45 PM

I bought the latest issue of the old Monogram 1955 F-100 (whose origins date back to the mid-1970's) , as I've been wanting this kit for some time . I was always apprehensive of the c.1986 modified-reissue --and its subsequent reissues-- due to the (yucky) 80's / 90's "updated" parts (fuel injected 302 ; ugly wheels ; rubber band tyres ; gross tiller , etc. , etc.) . However , I was plesantly surprised to note the presence of the old engine pieces (the rare Autolite inline 4 barrel atomiser , and  the not-gross-billit steering wheel among these parts) .

However ...

upon perusing the kit's contents , I noticed a glaring omission : the grille !! Not only is the grill not there , but its 'runner' mounts are rounded-off and smoothly-plated !!

Did Revell drop the proverbial ball here ??

Am I overlooking some-thing ??

 

 

I've contacted Revell's Customer Service (via online) and provided them with the requsite information .

 

Has any-one else encountered this in their 1955 F-100 ?


> MPC 1980 Road Runner

12 May 2014 - 01:58 PM

I bought an MPC 1980 Road Runner (labelled as "Fuzz Duster") via eBay , and am pleased to report some great things about it ; to wit :

- It can be built stock ( there was some conjecture about this , as the box art alludes to a customised-only version . Rest assured , 100% of the previous releases' factory stock parts are still included ! ) ;

- The 1980-only grille (square head lights and Diplomat grate)  is nicely done ;

- The old standby 318 / 360 with its backup TorqueFlite is still there ;

- Minimal flash .

 

Of course , the stock tyres are still moulded in polystrene ... however , they are at least black in this iteration !

 

The 1980 Road Runner was relegated to an option package ("A57" , as were all 1976 & up "Road Runners" )  . The real downside was its "power"plant options :

- Standard 225 Slant Six

- 318 two barrel (four barrel in Calif Emissions guise)

Naturally , Direct Connection sold performance upgrades (Edelbrock manifolds , Holley carbs , etc. , etc.) . That's how I'm planning to build my version !