unclescott58

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  • Location Minneapolis, Minnesnowta
  • Full Name R. Scott Aho

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  1. unclescott58 added a post in a topic I feel like I'll lose my gearhead man card for asking... but does any manufacturer make a Toyota Pruis model?   

    Hey, we're not going to just take your gearhead man¬†card away, but your regular man card too! ūüėÄ ¬†Nah, just kidding. You can do worst. A few years ago I bought Academy's 1/24th scale Opel-Pontiac Le Mans GSE. A local hobby shop had a couple of them sitting on their shelves for years. (In fact the rest maybe still be sitting there.) Sometime the "plain" or "nerd" car can fun to model too.
  2. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Mountain Bike Transporter   

    The Fujimi kit with the bike and rack is very cool. I need to find one of those.
  3. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Buick Custom   

    Fun paint job. It looks like you did a very nice job on it.
  4. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Custom Cobra... Done ! Cobray ????   

    Not my cup of tea, looks wise. But, I'm very impressed with the job you did. Very nice.
  5. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Lindburg 25 Ford Tall T Done   

    Very nice. I like the looks of tall Ts. Or the phone booths as they were called back in the 50's and 60's. I would think in real life, they'd be much more comfortable the get in and out of of, and drive than a T chopped like the one AMT offered in their chopped Model T double kit. For this reason when I bought and built mine, I used AMT's tall T kit.
  6. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Mountain Bike Transporter   

    What scale is this model? And if it's 1/25th - 1/24th, were did you get the bike?
  7. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Volkswagen   

    I too agree. Very nice job. I love those old rear engined Volkswagens.
  8. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Lindberg Auburn Speedster   

    Thanks Ron for posting the pictures above. The quality and portions look simular to the Cord 812 by Pyro Kit I built back in the 1970's. Because of Mongram's great Cord 812 kit I'd never did built another Pyro version again. This is fine for the Cord. The problem is, in anything remotely 1/25th - 1/24th scale for the Auburn, the Pyro kit is the only thing available. Someday I may buy one. But I know it's going to take a lot of work to make it look okay.
    As far as chrome parts go in the new Lindberg reissue of the Pyro Auburn. What parts are chrome plated? Wasn't everything that would be chrome on the real car, molded into other parts on the model, requiring paint or foil? The hub caps are molded into the wheels. The step plates to the rockers. I'm not seeing the grille or headlamps above. Were they seperate pieces that could be chrome plated? I assume the side pipes and bumpers could be offered in chrome. I would like to see a more modern Lindberg version, showing the chrome parts.
  9. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    Do we need a new Barracuda? Why not just give us a new next generated Challenger? Plymouth is dead. And that's a shame. But, why does Dodge need a Barracuda, when they already have a Challenger? Challenger has done well for them. Right?
  10. unclescott58 added a post in a topic AMT Pontiac Catalina 2+2 question.   

    Looking wrong? True to scale it is wrong. But a 3 inch difference in wheelbase? (And what ever in overall length?) The kit of the car looks okay to me. If I didn't know the kit was based on AMT's old '65 Bonneville kit I'm not sure I would have known anything was wrong with the kit. When I was kid, I'm doubt that I knew there was a difference wheelbase and length of full-size Pontiac models. I would have thought trim and features were the only difference. Even a Canadian Pontiac Laurentian would not have looked that different in size to US Bonneville to me, at the time. So it comes down to how picky one wants to be. If it bothers you and doesn't look right, don't buy or build it. Or modify it to make it look right. 
  11. unclescott58 added a post in a topic What to do with all those left over parts from your AMT '25 Tee Double kit.   

    Great kit, and some great ideas Greg.
  12. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    My IPad just proved Lewis' point. It all of the sudden decided that I didn't need to see what I was typing. That's why my above entry does not looked finished. It's not. And it would not let my see the text again, when I tried in edit it! Lewis Black knows what he talking. Great video!
  13. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Barracuda....Back from the dead   

    Boy! Can I relate to this! Le
  14. unclescott58 added a post in a topic AMT Shell Tanker coming?   

    I need Pure/Firebird gas decal for the AMT tanker. Anybody got any ideas where one might find them?
  15. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Deora - Reissue versus Original kit?   

    Oh.... Seeing the above info from Round 2 on the upcoming reissue, I'll be buying one for sure. The box art is showing the original tonneau cover. I hope it's true.