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    Michael Fischer

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  1. 1/25 AMT George Barris' Fireball 500

    Now that's kool!
  2. Quick sketch

    Looks great, hope to see more.
  3. unauthorized credit card sales

    I've had issues in recent years involving subscriptions from them. Once they ran out, never again! I will occasionally buy Hot Rod Deluxe but that's about it. I feel the quality of content in the titles I liked has slipped dramatically.
  4. Movie

    Why not just Google Gil Gerard and look at his filmography? Wouldn't that be a good starting point?
  5. A few illustrations

    Again thanks for the complements. I had a chance to speak with Carroll when he autographed my art. He said that the GT40 roadster was one of his personal favourites and that it pained him greatly to have to destroy it. I presented Mr Shelby with a high quality copy of the original artwork on better paper than the original during a Shelby reunion at Road America many years ago. I feel blessed that I had an opportunity to speak with him at length about his involvement in the GT40 program when he was involved with it, a memory I will always cherish! I only wish I could have had it autographed by Lloyd Ruby when he was at a R/A vintage event. Unfortunately I was unable to make it and he passed shortly after.
  6. What Irked You Today?

    Another sad truth to the above post is once Fred completed his task everyone but Fred will get credit for a job well done. Unless it's not, then it's all Fred's fault.
  7. Can't have a Cobra . . .

    Kyosho Mini Z R/C bodies actually scale out to 1:27 scale. Resellers and some direct retailers often mistakenly list them as 1:24. While the R/C chassis are adjustable and can accept model kit bodies, Kyosho bodies are smaller than 1:24/25.
  8. ethical situation

    Went through it too when my father passed. He had quite a few vintage cars and parts in addition to quite a bit of automobilia. Once I beat the vultures off claiming he promised them this or that my sister and mother then became a huge problem despite everything being carefully accounted for in his will. It's still ongoing unfortunately.
  9. AMT Parts Packs - Your Ideas & Suggestions?

    Given the current kits available now such as Revell's Broncos, the Honcho, and various other pick up kit's from all the manufacturers, Casey's idea for the plow and service truck accessories is really a good one.
  10. 70 Javelin Mark Donahue

    Wow, now that's nice! Great to see one of these built.
  11. AMT Parts Packs - Your Ideas & Suggestions?

    Based on the amount of new and updated tooling Round 2 seems to invest in sci-fi subjects I don't think we're entirely floating them. That being said I like most of the suggestions so far. One thing to keep in mind is that even though there's numerous parts and assemblies that appear to be from separate molds in some of these kits it may not always be the case. It would largely depend on how the mold inserts are set up in their bases as to the possibility of running certain sprues and then even grouping them together for a parks pack. It may not be viable from a logistical or financial standing, especially concerning accessories from older tooling. As for the motorcycle parts packs, first off they are from Revell and there'd certainly be no crossover between companies. In addition there's a number of reasons we probably (very unfortunately) won't see them due to numerous issues, licensing being a big one.
  12. Earth Vs. The Flying Saucers Truck

    Outstanding artwork (as usual) and really cool build.
  13. KenMary Skyline

    Totally agree! Plus I really like the photography, nice technique.
  14. The Last 'Cuda Convertible - transmission update

    Very cool, love the interior color combination.
  15. 1/25 AMT '70 Corvette LT-1 Coupe

    Nice to see it's being reissued. I passed on this kit in it's early releases since I had other purchasing priorities at the time. Glad I waited, I like the box art much better than the Ertl issues and figured we'd see it again at some point.