Phirewriter

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  • Location S/E Wisconsin USA
  • Full Name Michael Fischer

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  1. Phirewriter added a post in a topic bugatti type 35   

    Great looking build!!! Monogram really needs to reissue this.
  2. Phirewriter added a post in a topic Annual '65 Ford Fairlane 500 # 5165-150   

    Model King reissued the Chevelle a number of years ago, so it does exist in the modified stocker form.
  3. Phirewriter added a post in a topic Any info on this kit   

    This a JF kit. It was designed by Ed Newton around the time JF was producing resin kits for Testors. It was a hauler for a Mercury based hot rod with a narrowed body and open wheels. The component parts are still listed on his site  (Cosmic Hauler) but not the whole kit. 
  4. Phirewriter added a post in a topic Wonder who has the molds for this ?   

    As I posted above Union "possibly" has the VW mold that is the basis for this kit. None of the IMC and Heller kits they last released have ever been seen since the early 80's. Off the top of my head they had the molds for the following IMC kits, Lola T-70, Chaparral 2e, '48 Ford's, the series of GT40's, the VW and the Lotus 49. There have been many theories as to the whereabouts of the molds but no one has a definite answer. 
    I think you are quite safe ( and lucky) in your purchase.
  5. Phirewriter added a post in a topic Wonder who has the molds for this ?   

    Now that blue Avenger that's nice looking! 
  6. Phirewriter added a post in a topic Model A with a Polly   

    Neat motor, the stock valve covers would look great chromed.
  7. Phirewriter added a post in a topic Wonder who has the molds for this ?   

    Union Models of Japan was the last to release the VW so it's possible they would have at least the basis for the kit. If the mold still exists. Otherwise being an IMC/Testors mold it's possible parts may exist with Round2. I've seen a couple of these at car shows and all seem to have that high-rise look. Maybe poor design, fitment issues over the front suspension or to have better interior space? Always liked the Bradly GT better if your going for the sports kit car.
  8. Phirewriter added a post in a topic Revell Tommy Ivo Showboat / Mickey Thompson Challenger   

    Maybe thinking of the Summers Brothers Goldenrod Bonneville car? That one ran a quartet of hemis.
  9. Phirewriter added a post in a topic Thank you Mr. Tim Boyd Great HOT ROD D*E*L*U*X*E article   

    Yeah, just as they're taking "models" out of the mag. 2 issues now and I kinda miss parts with appeal. What do they call it now, parts that have appeal? Anyway... Great to see in the pages, our hobby needs to have great articles like that in automotive magazines if not more magazines period. Plus I always like Tim's stuff, for me personally he seems to nail both subject and style of build.
  10. Phirewriter added a post in a topic I bought a few slot cars today :)   

    Nice!!!
  11. Phirewriter added a post in a topic Local Hobby Shp vs. Mega-Store   

    Ok, perhaps I was a bit terse. After re reading your post I still take issue with the internet as the end all be all for best price. Other than possibly Tower our LHS meets or beats most internet pricing. And again they have a buying advantage most shops don't and are able to pass along the better pricing.
    l apologize for my remarks. Your post just came across as "I want my stuff cheap, now and with no interference" Plus since you chose to quote me on one of my reasons for supporting my LHS I took it as though you had issue with it.  Again I realize that may not have been the intent, to me that's how it read.
  12. Phirewriter added a post in a topic Local Hobby Shp vs. Mega-Store   

    Unfortunately my job interferes with my ability to attend local club functions so I'm usually happy to connect with fellow modelers. Our local club has a display at our LHS so at least I'm able to catch up on what others are building. In addition they have slotcar racing on a nice Carrera track plus lots more auto related stuff. Part of the experience is the inspiration and creative juices that get flowing in an environment like that. 
    Don't get me wrong, I get alot of ideas and inspiration from the excellent stuff people post here. The shop experience is just different, not better or worse. Just another way to boost my appetite for building.
  13. Phirewriter added a post in a topic Good Smile Racing SLS GT3   

    Great build! I really like the Itacha style of cars. Were those kit decals or aftermarket?
  14. Phirewriter added a post in a topic Subaru Legacy Wagon   

    Nice wagon, I think the accessories are a great complement to the build. It's something I haven't seen much and I like it!
  15. Phirewriter added a post in a topic I bought a few slot cars today :)   

    Hey Greg, don't know if you still have the body for the King Cobra, but you may be able to find a shiny new replacement via Tamiya USA's website. They repopped this along with some other neat bodies a couple years ago. Was checking out the site a couple months ago and the Cobra plus quite a few others were still shown as available. Around $20 I believe, not too bad to restore something as cool as that.