unclescott58

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  • Birthday 02/07/1958

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

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  1. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Strange Boondocker Blazer on Ebay   

    Part of the Johnny Lightning Classic Plastic series. There were several 1/64 die casts with miniture representations of old model car boxes. The die cast cars were done up to look something like the vehicles on the original boxes. The trouble is, this did not always work out perfectly. Note that Boonedocker Blazer. That's depicting a '69 or '70 Chevy Blazer. But the original AMT kit with that box art was a '72 Blazer. The Feathers decal package was only offered on real Brazer in 1972. But, Johnny Lightning's die cast Blazer is a '69 or '70. So they modified the box art on their miniture box to match their Blazer. It was still cool. I bought it and several others in the same series.
    Most of the series represented AMT and MPC kits. There were a few JoHans also. Plus one Aurora. And even one Pyro! Fun series. Now that Round 2 has regained the rights to Johnny Lightning, it would be fun to see them do more of them.
  2. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Round 2 new releases for 2016   

    Seeing the Datsun above, another one that if it can't be built stock, it's another one I will not being buying. A shame. But, it saves me some money!
  3. unclescott58 added a post in a topic MPC 1970 Pontiac Bonneville Convertible/Pickup (Video Review)   

    As always, I love your reviews Chris.
  4. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Round 2 new releases for 2016   

    Are you sure Rob, about the tooling for the '70 Grand Prix? The '71 and '72 Grand Prixs are very closely related to the '69 and '70s, true. But there are enough changes to '71, in both the front and rear ends, that I could see a all new body at least being tooled up. There were no real changes to the chassis, engine, or interior. The main roof panel would have stayed the same. But, look how sculptured the rear deck is on the '71s and '72s. With that and the completely different front end, It leaves me hope that the '69, '70 body tooling may have been left unmolested. Allowing the '70 to maybe come back some day.
    Now, I don't know where I got the idea it was to be happening soon. But, I thought I saw something pop up on an ad on another website about this. I was clicking through what ever I was looking at very quickly. And when I tried to click back to see the ad again, it was gone. So I'm not 100% sure what I saw. Other that the box art for the MPC 1970 Grand Prix kit.
  5. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Round 2 new releases for 2016   

    Boy, I hope your right. I have little to no interest in the Pacer wagon, unless it can be built stock.
  6. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Round 2 new releases for 2016   

    Again, anybody know anything about an MPC '70 Grand Prix?
  7. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Round 2 new releases for 2016   

    Are they releasing a 1970 Grand Prix in the near future. Anybody know anything about this?
  8. unclescott58 added a post in a topic 1962 Dodge Dart 440 Hardtop Jo Han C-4162 "USA Oldies" series   

    They probably $2.00 or less in 1962.
  9. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Wish Lists   

    Okay #1. What should be a no brainier for Revell. A '57 Nomad. I'm not a big fan of the '57 Chevy. I like them okay enough. But I like '56s and '55s better. And I have enough '57s in my collection. With one big exception. A nicely proportioned stock '57 Nomad.
    2. Somebody needs to do a nice '70 Mercury Cyclone. Shouldn't be to hard for Revell. They have most of what they need in their very nice '70 Torino kit. (Another Mercury that needs to be done is a '67 Cougar.)
    3. A stock '70 Charger R/T.
    4. What should be another no brainier. A '57 Ford Ranchero.
    5. A stock version. Molded in white of their Starsky and Hutch Torino. With a single 4 barrel carb set up. The carburation set up on this kit is my main reason for me not buying it. (And yes I know I could dig through my parts box and fix it myself. But why should I?) That and the colored plastic.
    There are many, many more I could wish for. This list could go on forever. But, there you got my top 5.
  10. unclescott58 added a post in a topic '70 Impala Tri-Carbs ?   

    Oh, sorry! I forgot that Corvair was also exempt from the no multi carb policy. But, by that point Corvair really didn't matter in grand scheme of things at GM.
  11. unclescott58 added a post in a topic '70 Impala Tri-Carbs ?   

    GM ordered all divisions to stop offering multi carb setups starting on their '67 models. The only factory allowed exception was for Corvettes. But, plastic model kits? Multi carb set ups were cool. A several model car kits came with them, even if the real cars did not. MPC's fullsize Pontiacs come to mind. I believe they were all tri power cars. And they could not really be built stock, other than the '66. Which was still available with tri power.
    And your right Pete. Chevrolet did not offer a Impala Super Sport after 1969. Does mean the model kit followed suit. Why should they? SS's were cool. Kits were mainly sold to kids. And we kids were not likely to know that there was no Impala SS for 1970? There was in the previous 8 years.
  12. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Favorite all time Kit\Build   

    In someways this is like asking me which is my favorite child. It's almost impossible to say. If I do need to be pinned down, it may be AMT's '57 Thunderbird. Not the greatest kit in the world. But one that had a major impact on me as a kid.
  13. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Snap Draggins - Willy Fast   

    Looks great.
  14. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Snap Draggins - Willy Fast   

    Very nice! Am I understanding correctly, that the above model was not painted (other than details)? And that's the plastic it was molded in?
  15. unclescott58 added a post in a topic Glitter Bug ----finished---   

    The Glitter Bug turned out great. Very nice.