'70 Grande

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About '70 Grande

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  • Birthday 06/12/1959

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  • Location Peoria, IL
  • Full Name Mark Doolittle

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  1. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Sunbeam Tiger reissue questions   

    The new decal sheet looks great! I guess they ran out of room for numbers "8" and "9" on it tho!
    Those are the vintage tires from previous issues of this kit. Sadly, their tread pattern is so pronounced that they look more like off-road tires to my eye.  Sure would like to see some new sports car racing tires produced by a kit maker some day soon!
  2. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Sunbeam Tiger reissue questions   

    Okay, so I did find the answer to my 2nd question; it looks like this reissue has an all-new decal sheet!  
    So, can anybody provide some info on the kit's tires?
  3. '70 Grande added a topic in Car Kit News & Reviews   

    Sunbeam Tiger reissue questions
    To anyone who has the newly-reissued 1/25 AMT Sunbeam Tiger kit on their workbench, I have a couple of quick questions.
    1).  Are the tires inside this reissue the same as in previous issues of this kit?
    2).  Has the kit's decal sheet been updated in any way?
    Would love to see some pics if anyone has the time to add them to this post!
    Thanks!
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  4. '70 Grande added a post in a topic "Sledsel" My 58 Edsel   

    Now its just missing a license plate!  May I suggest "YEDSEL" in reference to the great paint color!  Oh yeah... this is an awesome build!
  5. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Vintage 1960 Military Tank Large-scale Kit for Trade   

    The following is a list of 1/25 kits that I would be willing to trade this vintage tank kit for any one of, (new, unstarted preferred):
    1/25 AMT 1978 Ford "Firestones" pickup reissue
    1/25 Revell Thames Delivery Drag/Gasser reissue
    1/25 AMT 1963 Studebaker Avanti reissue 
    1/25 AMT Buick Opel 3-N-1 reissue
    1/25 Moebius 1972 Ford F100 Sport Custom pickup
  6. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Vintage 1960 Military Tank Large-scale Kit for Trade   

    I might be interested in other 1/25 car or truck kits other than the 1/25 Moebius 1969 Ford F100 Custom Cab Pickup as well.  Make me an offer!  Thanks!
  7. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Vintage 1960 Military Tank Large-scale Kit for Trade   

    A few more pics.



  8. '70 Grande added a topic in Trading Post   

    Vintage 1960 Military Tank Large-scale Kit for Trade
    Okay, so I've been doing some business/marketing work for a friend that I've known for 10 or 12 years or so.  He visits estate sales and auctions for his business, and knows that I like to build model car kits, so at my request, he's been searching those places for any model car kits to repay me for my business services.  Well, finding model car kits in any condition at the sales and auctions that he's been to has turned up nothing.  But, a few days ago, it did turn-up this old, vintage model tank kit, and he figured its a model kit of "some-kind", so maybe I'd like it.  
    Well, I accepted it, but as I posted above, I build model car kits, and am not interested in building a large-scale model tank kit.  So, I was hoping there might be someone out there that might have an interest in trading a model car kit for this vintage, large-scale tank kit.  
    Here's what I can tell you about it.  It is an ITC/Model Craft "Battling Betsy" U.S. M-41 Light Tank kit that is Motorized using battery power, and has a 1960 Copyright Date on the instruction sheet.  The scale is not listed anywhere on the box or instruction sheet, but according to my research, the kit looks to be in 1/20 scale, (the tank's base section is 11" in length; the 1:1 was 19' in length).  The kit appears to be +95% complete.  I went thru the entire instruction sheet and Parts Listing and could only find 1 piece, (out of 98), that appears to be missing, (Part # 91: the top-half of the Muffler).  There are a few small pins and screws that I couldn't accurately identify or connect to the Parts Listing.
    The kit has nothing painted.  It has been started and built through the first 4 Assembly Sections on the instruction sheet. As you can see in the photos posted below, the tank's base, wheels, tracks, gears and motor were built during those first 4 assembly sequences.  There are 8 more Assembly Sections on the instruction sheet to complete this model.  I do not know if the motor actually runs or not.  Some of the  kit's parts are still on their parts trees and some are inside a sealed plastic bag.  The kit's instruction sheet and decal sheet are both there and are complete and in good condition, (I can't predict if the decals are still useable or not, but the decal sheet appears clean and in good condition).  The kit's 20" x 15" x 4" box is in good, but not perfect condition.  It has one corner that was torn on its seam, but it has been taped back together.  The box also has Orange-colored inserts inside it to hold major body parts.  There are also some random kit identification papers inside the box.  
    I have no idea what this kit might be worth.  There is an incomplete kit like this currently listed on Ebay with no instruction sheet, decal sheet or box, and it appears to be started and missing a lot of pieces, and it is listed at a "Buy-It-Now" price of $95.41.  There is another one very similar to the kit I'm offering for trade here that is listed on Ebay at a $100.00 Opening Bid.  
    I would be interested in trading this tank kit for a new/complete/unbuilt 1/25 Moebius 1969 Ford F100 Custom Cab Pickup truck kit. I'd prefer to keep this trade and its shipping within the 48 states.  
    Please see my pictures of this tank kit shown below, and PM me with any questions you might have.  Thanks!



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  9. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Revell Promodeler 1970 Ford Torino GT   

    One of the best-looking builds that I have ever seen of this kit, and I've seen plenty of good builds of it!
  10. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 1990 Ford Mustang LX 5.0 Highway Patrol   

    A beautiful build! Your paint and decal work is excellent!
  11. '70 Grande added a post in a topic revell 4Q2016 Release Annoucement   

    From what I can see, there's already a lot to like about this upcoming Bronco if it ends up being produced as this pre-production pic shows. I wondered if it'd have off-road and/or street tires. (Here's a suggestion, Revell; offer both in the first release).  Those off-road tires look great!  And a roll bar; that's an unexpected surprise. 
    Course, I'd like to see 5 tires and wheels included in this kit too, so we can build it with an exposed spare hanging on the back!
  12. '70 Grande added a post in a topic Two Cavallinos F12,Daytona   

    Two outstanding builds of outstanding subject matter; beautifully-done!
  13. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 41 Chevy rat rod   

    Excellent build!  Lots of great work put into this build!  How'd you create that great-looking Mexican blanket seat cover?
  14. '70 Grande added a post in a topic 1936 Ford   

    If the shop floor wasn't so clean, I think I'd mistake that first pic as a 1:1!  Really, really nice build... flawless execution! 
  15. '70 Grande added a post in a topic revell 4Q2016 Release Annoucement   

    As many have already posted, I too, am looking forward to the release of this new Bronco.  It will be an interesting kit to have in-hand.  The 1:1 Bronco's had a 92" wheelbase and were about 150" in length.  That should translate to a 1/25 body that's barely 6" long!